Instructions for Authors

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 Ethics Statement). The journal routinely screens submitted paper for plagiarism using iThenticate software.

General Information

All papers are to be written in English. The papers have to be within of Aims and Scope of Research of the journal. Please use the button Submit your article This button will direct you to the journal's complementary site for authors and reviewers, using Open Journal Systems
The authors prepare an electronic copy of their paper using MS Word 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, discussion, 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 article publication costs 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. The article publication fee is non-refundable. The publisher is not responsible for including or excluding the journal from international databases, since can not influence this process.

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.

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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, 2023), Jonson et al. (2019) or (Jonson et al., 2021) and (Jonson et al., 2022, 2023; Zavadskas, Bauers, 2020; Melt, 2022).


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. 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.