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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text of the article meets all the requirements specified in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text of the article meets the bibliographic (citation and reference) and stylistic requirements as indicated in the Author Guidelines.
  • The article meets all Editorial Rules.

Author Guidelines

OJS Guide for Authors

General information

  1.  The Editorial Board accepts for publication in the ABE Journal research articles, book reviews, and conference reports (hereafter defined as Article) that meet the scope of the journal (see Aims and Scope of the Journal, are original, and have not been previously published or submitted for publication in another journal or online.
  2. Articles are published after passing the reviewing process (see Reviewing Procedure).
  3. Articles can be submitted in Polish, English, or Spanish. In case of articles in Spanish, once the article passes the review procedure and is accepted for publication, the author will be obliged to send a professional translation of the final article into English to the Editor.
  4. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the article and to make corrections.
  5. Articles are accepted on a rolling basis through the Open Journal System.
  6. The article should include an online copyright statement by the author (and all co-authors).
  7. Articles are published free of charge, the authors do not receive remuneration for a published article.
  8. Article should be prepared according to the attached Template
  9. Footnotes and references in APA Style (rules here APA,  Reference Quick Guide)

Editorial requirements

1. Volume

    • The length of the article should be between 6000 and 8000 words (2000 and 3000 words for book reviews and conference reports), including the title, abstract, keywords, actual texts, tables, graphs, and bibliography.

2. Format

    • The article should be written according to the following article format template in *docx, *doc, *rtf format.
    • Font Times New Roman 12
    • Margins 2,5
    • Line spacing 1,5
    • Paragraph spacing 12 pt
    • The text is justified
    • Article tile, chapter titles in bold
    • Enumeration, bullets – Arabic numbers and hyphens (—)
    • Tables, drawings, schemes in vertical layout only , do not exceed the text width, editable elements
    • Word splitting should be switched off

3. Structure

Every article should be written according to the following structure:

    • Title of the article in Polish (underneath the title in English). In case of articles in English, the English title of the article should come first and then the title in Polish. The title should not be longer than 15 words.
    • Author/ Authors and affiliation. The submission should not contain any data enabling the author to be identified due to the anonymous review process. After accepting the article for publication, the author will supplement the article with the following information: authors' first and last name, affiliations, e-mails and ORCID ID numbers.
    • Abstract. In Polish and English. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Itshould follow the IMRC scheme (Introduction – problem and objective, Methodology, Results – findings and Conclusions). It should be written in the present tense, in the third person singular.
    • Keywords. Indicate 3 – 5 words (single words or phrases), separated by a comma. Keywords should be provided in both Polish and English. They should not be too general (e.g. economics, management, finance, etc.). Keep in mind that keywords along with the abstract are added to various databases and catalogues, their correct selection will facilitate he search for the article.
    • The text itself (including headings and subheadings). It should include an introduction, theoretical part, methodology, discussion and conclusion.
      • Introduction should explain the research problem, the purpose of the study and the thesis/hypothesis/research questions.
      • The methodology of the study should include the methods and tools used in the study and the research sample.
      • Results should present the data obtained during the study and their qualitative and quantitative analysis. Tables, drawings, schemes presenting the data should be in an edited version and included in the appropriate place in the text.
      • Discussion is a part of the article where the author explains the results obtained and compares them with the results of other authors.
      • Conclusion is a summary that should be based on (but not repeat) the presented research results.
      • Suggestions for future research are the author’s suggestions for research that they believe should be conducted in the future.
    • Acknowledgements (if applicable) for financial support (grants, scholarships, etc.) that made the study possible.
    • Footnotes (if any) should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text by means of a superscript using Arabic numerals. The footnote number should be placed without a space after the word, before a comma or period ending the sentence. Each footnote should be placed at the ned of the article (after the acknowledgements, and if there are none, after the conclusion). If the footnote contains a bibliographic entry, it should also appear in the bibliography. (see Citation Rules)
    • Bibliography should be prepared according to the standards developed by APA (American Psychological Association) version 7.0 (https://apastyle.apa.org). It should be arranged alphabetically according to the names of the authors of the works cited and should list only the publications cited by the author in the article. (see Guidelines References)