Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.
The instructions below are specifically directed at the authors who wish to submit a manuscript to the INSIGHTS INTO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
The journal considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to it; that they neither have been published yet, nor they are under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. It should be clearly indicated if a submission was previously declined by another journal.
Contributions to the INSIGHTS INTO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT must report original research and will be subject to peer-review (described in Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement).
All papers are to be written in English. The journal of INSIGHTS INTO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT is an internationally refereed journal designed to expand the frontiers of knowledge in entrepreneurship and sustainability.
An electronic copy prepared in MS Word should be submitted to the Editorial Board following the requirements presented below.
Structure of the article
The structure of the manuscript should be organized as follows: title, author(s), affiliation(s), addresses of their work place, e-mails of authors (preferably institutional), abstract, keywords, introduction, body text (the main text should include previous research on the subject, methodology and/or theoretical framework, results of the research, interpretation of results obtained, conclusions or recommendations), acknowledgements (can be added if necessary), references, short biographical note about the contributors at the end of the article (name, surname, academic title and scientific degree, duties, research interests, ORCHID IDs of each author has to be indicated). Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies.
Fees and charges
The journal is owned by non-profit organization Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, which is publisher of the journal INSIGHTS INTO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Majority of the cost of publication is funded by Article Publication Charges (APCs) paid by authors or their institutes. APCs allow for articles to be made freely available Open Access (OA) to all readers, anywhere in the world. INSIGHTS INTO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT journal is OA.
The APC is 550 Euros. This publication fee has to be paid after submitted paper is reviewed and accepted for publishing. There are no article submission charges.
Conventional paper length does not exceed 8000 words. In case a paper is longer than 8000 words, an additional lump sum of 350 Euros is charged.
E-mail for inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important hints: citations within the text
Before submitting the manuscript, please check each citation in the text against the References and vice-versa to ensure that they match exactly. Citations in the text should be formatted as follows: Jonson (2010) or (Jonson, 1999), Jonson et al. (2018) or (Jonson et al., 2017) and (Jonson et al., 2008, 2015; Zavadskas, Bauers, 2011; Melt, 2016).
It is important to format the references properly because all references will be linked electronically as completely as possible to the papers cited. It is necessary to add a DOI (digital object identifier) number, e.g. https://doi.org/10.9770/ird.2019.1.1(1). If a DOI is lacking, it is recommended to add a link to any online source of an article. All links have to be active.
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