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Submission Preparation Checklist

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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.3 spaced; uses a 11-point font Times New Roman ; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Editorial requirements

Text: the complete text of articles should be uploaded in the Open Journal System ( in electronic form using the CEREM FORMAT (download here) in editable *.doc format).

For the aim of blind double-peer-review, the article file should not contain personal data. The personal data should be uploaded separately.

Text layout: title, abstract (see description of structure below), keywords, maximum 8, according to the JEL classification (check here), introduction, main text, conclusion, bibliography.

The structured abstract

CEREM introduced the structured abstract for the following reasons. It provides readers and researchers with quicker access to the most relevant articles. It facilitates selection of relevant articles for research, and increases the speed of literature search. This supports the dissemination of the research, and increases the probability that it is read by a wider public. It facilitates the assessment of relevance of the research by the editorial board.

By exposing the originality and practical implications, we try to support the social value of research, as it shows its relevance for society.

The abstract (max. 250 words) should contain the following elements: aim, research methods, conclusions, originality / value of the article, implications of the research (if applicable), limitations of the research (if applicable).


Aim: The author(s) should shortly explain the reason or motivation for taking up the research problem (why is the topic important?), and what is the objective or aim of the research. The aim should be clearly formulated, and be specific enough to be achieved within the range of the paper.


Design / Research methods: The authors should clearly explain the way in which the aim or objective is achieved. The main research methods as well as the approach to the research should be provided that enable effective dealing with the paper’s aim..


Conclusions / findings: What are the main results of the research? The authors should refer to the analysis, discussion or results of the paper in order to show the main findings.


Originality / value of the article: Within the context of the current state of the art in science, what is new or what is the scientific value added of the paper? For whom would the paper be of interest?


Implications of the research (if applicable): How and to what extent can the results of the research be applied to practice? What are the consequences of application of the findings of the research to practice?


Limitations of the research  (if applicable): Does the research imply directions or suggestions for future research? What are the limitations of the research methods used? What are the limitations of the implications of the research findings?


Bibliographical note: Name and surname of the author(s), affiliation. E-mail, postal address.


Length of article: As we welcome innovative contributions, there is no maximum amount of words. As a general guideline, articles should be between 5,000 and 15,000 words (bibliography included).


Main text – please use the CEREM FORMAT (download here).

  • Font – Text -Times New Roman 11; Abstract and bibliography – Times New Roman 9.
  • Line spacing – 1.3 points.
  • Highlighting in text – semi-bold.
  • Foreign words - in italics.
  • Abbreviations - the first time the full term should be given together with the abbreviation in brackets; afterwards only the abbreviation should be given. Example: value added tax (VAT).
  • Numbers with 4 or more digits – a comma should be used (e.g., 5,000; 50,000; 500,000 etc.).
  • Decimal numbers – a decimal point (dot) should be used (e.g., 0.51 instead of 0,51).



  • Placed in quotation marks, no italics, accurately reproduced.
  • Any omission of a passage in the quoted text should be marked by square brackets: [...].
  • Inclusions by the author(s) to quotations in brackets - the initials of the author(s) should be given at the end: [included by X.Y.].



Harvard style (in the text in brackets).

Any reference in the text should include the author's name, year of publication and relevant pages, e.g.: (Michalewicz 2001: 35-41). In the case of two authors, they have to be listed as follows: (Pioterek, Zieleniecka 2004: 45-51). In a situation where there are more than two authors, the lead author should be mentioned, followed by „et al.”, e.g.,: (Nowak et al., 2012: 48-66).



  • Illustrations (drawings, charts, diagrams) should be editable, and be in black-white (no other colours!).
  • Drawings, charts and diagrams - in source files (* xls and * .cdr), pictures - in source files (preferably * tif), resolution min. 300 dpi.
  • Illustrations should be numbered, with a title (above the illustration, Times New Roman 11) and source (under the illustration).
  • Please do not use subtitles: semi-bold, capitals letter, white on a black background, black fillings, additional frames
  • The author should refer to all the illustrations in the text (e.g., see. Fig. 1)
  • Abbreviations have to be defined in a note under the illustration



  • Should be numbered, with a title (above the illustration, Times New Roman 11) and source (under the table, Times New Roman 9)
  • The author should refer to the table in the text (e.g., see. Tab. 1) as close as possible to the table
  • Contents of table – font Times New Roman 9, line spacing 1.0 points
  • Abbreviations have to be defined in a note under the table


Mathematical equations

  • Prepared in Microsoft Equation 3.0.
  • Appropriately written powers and indices. 
  • Variables - in italics, numbers – normal font.
  • Multiplication sign: · or × (no asterisks).
  • Spelling of units - according to the SI system. 
  • All symbols should be explained under the formula. 



  • No numeration.
  • In alphabetical order according firstly to the surname of first authors and then to the titles of joint publications.
  • Titles in a foreign language should be translated into English, between brackets after the original title.


a) books and edited volumes:

One or more autors:

Pioterek P., Zieleniecka B. (2004), How to write an MA thesis, 3rd edition, WSB publishing house in Poznan, Poznań.


Edited volumes / joint publications:

Oziewicz E. (ed.) (2006), Transformations in the modern world economy, PWE, Warsaw.


Articles of chapters in edited volumes / joint publications:

Michalewicz A. (2001), Logistic systems supporting logistic distribution, in: Logistics distribution, ed. Rutkowski K., Difin, Warsaw, pp. 102-123.


b) articles in journals or newspapers:

Strzyżewska K. (2008), Supply management, „Logistyka a Jakość”, vol. 5 no. 3-4, pp. 31-42.

Orłowski W. (2008), Wielki wybuch, czyli giełdy w panice (Big explosion, or panic on the stock market), „Gazeta Wyborcza”, 13 October 2008, p. 3.


c) material obtained from the internet or electronic databases (the complete data of websites and date of access should be given in brackets)

Arndt H. (1998), Globalisation, „Pacific Economic Paper”, no. 27, [17.05.2008]. Portal wiedzy ekonomicznej ( Portal of economic knowledge) [CD-ROM] (2005), edycja Banknot, NBP, Warsaw.


d) unpublished sources:

Balicki W. (2003), Bezrobocie a długookresowa stagnacja transformacyjna (Unemployment and long-term transformational stagnation) [unpublished work].


e) legal acts


Ustawa z dnia 8 marca 1990 r. o samorządzie gminnym (Act of 8 March 1990 on The Local Government), Official Journal 2001, no. 142, item 1591.

Ustawa z dnia 19 listopada 1999 r. Prawo działalności gospodarczej (The Act of 19 November 1999 on the Law on economic activity, Official Journal, no. 101, item. 1178, as amended.

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