Focus and Scope

The Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM, formerly WSB Research Journal) focuses on state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical studies in the field of economics and management. It aims to create a platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas between research, business, governmental and other actors. Besides more traditional scientific papers, the journal welcomes conceptual papers, opinion papers and policy discussions from academic, corporate, governmental and civil society representatives.


An important aim of CEREM is to stimulate open-minded discussion of new ideas, new applications of old ideas as well as development of interdisciplinary approaches to current challenges in economics and management. This is of particular importance in the substantial changes that have taken place and are expected to take place in the world. Topical economics and management focus areas are interdisciplinary, non-unified and on the move by nature. They include, but are not limited to issues regarding: sustainable development, emerging economies, European strategies, value chains, financial intermediation and managerial designs.


The principle of double-blind peer review applies. Contributions should be original and previously unpublished. Articles submitted to CEREM should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Peer Review Process

Reviewing process

Articles submitted for publication in CEREM are assessed by the editorial team on compliance with the focus and scope of the journal and the editorial requirements (abstract, keywords, bibliography, JEL codes, etc.). When these criteria are fulfilled, the article is send for double-blind-peer review to at least two reviewers. These reviewers’ specialization is in accordance with the focus of the article submitted. The reviewers are not affiliated with the author(s), and in principle at least one reviewer is from another country than the author(s). The reviewers should do the review within a month after

The Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) policy for good scientific practice

Ghostwriting, guest authorship and plagiarism

In order to guarantee the scientific quality of the journal, The Central European Review of Economics and Management has developed procedures with the aim of dealing with problems related to ghostwriting, guest authorship, and plagiarism. We consider scientific malpractice as a significant breach of scientific ethics, as it not only may concern a breach of intellectual property rights and a sign of bad science, but also reduce trust in science, which can have serious negative consequences not only for trust in the scientific community, but also for socio-economic development.

Ghostwriting - the contribution of co-author(s) to the article is not mentioned.

Guest authorship (honorary authorship) - a person is identified as co-author while not having contributed to the article.

The authors should mention the contribution of others to the development of ideas. This also concerns informal conversations, where someone else comes up with an original idea. This person should obtain credit for this from the author(s).

Plagiarism – this phenomenon is interpreted as a case when resources are not given and/or when thoughts of other authors are not properly paraphrased. The authors should make clear when thoughts are their own, but also give credit to the authors whose work created the base for developing their thoughts.

The resources should be given in such a way, that the reader can easily find the original source, while being able to verify data (when used).

Autoplagiarism – this phenomenon is interpreted as a case when the article contains more than 10% of text already published by the same author somewhere else. When using and paraphrasing own work, the resource also should be identified. In special cases, it is allowed to publish a translation of an article or a reprint of an article, under the condition that the original source is clearly mentioned in the first footnote. This is allowed when WSBRJ considers it worthwhile to make the article available to wider public.

Improper or unsound scientific practice, based on decisions of reviewers, the editor or the editorial board, may lead to the following consequences:

  • Exclusion from publication of the article in question in CEREM.
  • Depending on the seriousness of the improper practice, the author may be excluded from future publication in CEREM, while the employer of the author and other institutions and journals will be informed.

In case of more than one author, all authors are held responsible. The reason is that the CEREM assumes that co-authorship is based on strong cooperation between the authors, as well as peer review of co-authors regarding the individual contributions.