Instructions

Economic Annals is an academic and international professional journal published quarterly by the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. It publishes research in all areas of economics and business administration, but particularly encourages papers with some comparative perspective and concerning transition and emerging economies institutional and economic development. The journal welcomes the submission of original unpublished works, not under consideration by other journals or publications. Contributions written in English and in electronic form should be forwarded to: ea@ekof.bg.ac.rs . Papers should be prepared as a single file (including text, notes, references, figures, and tables, in MS-Word (doc).

The journal will maintain high scientific standards. Papers submitted for publication should be original, relevant and scientifically accurate. Authors are expected to provide new information or analysis, and should present a summary of the basic facts they deal with and the conclusions they draw, maintaining coherence and compactness of their reasoning. The originality of the work is subject to testing by anti plagiarism software. The texts should also follow appropriate technical standards and stylistic criteria. UK spelling (specialisation, labour, etc.) should be used, while both UK and US abbreviations are acceptable. Although it is impossible to make specific suggestions on style, please try to avoid hyphens instead of adjectives, split infinitives, and sentences which begin with conjunctions.

All submitted papers will undergo a blind refereeing process. The reviewing procedure requires that the original texts should not be signed by the author. Instead, a separate cover page should be provided, containing only the article’s title, author’s name and affiliation, mailing address, and a suggested running head (an abbreviated form of the title of no more than 60 letters and spaces). The second page should contain the title, a short abstract of approximately 100 to 200 words, summarising the major points and conclusions of the paper, a list of keywords (up to ten) and the two-digit code classification in accordance with the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL classification find at: http://www.aeaweb.org/journal/jel_class_system.php ).

Papers should be submitted in a Word A4 page format(21×29.7 cm), left and right margins 3.5 cm, top and bottom 4.5 cm, in font Times New Roman 12, single line spacing. There should beno tabs in paragraphs and single line spacing should separate paragraphs and titles. Tables, figures and footnotes should be included in the text as they are intended to appear in the final version. Footnotes (in font 10) should be kept to a minimum and numbered as superscripts.

Papers which do not conform with the above instructions will not be taken into consideration.

As a rule, the articles should not exceed 100,000 characters including spaces (about 35 pages). All pages apart from the first one should be numbered. Subtitles should be concise, clearly marked in bold, and numbered (up to two levels of numbering).

Formulae should also be numbered and displayed on the right-hand side of the page. In case of long proofs, these should be inserted in a separate Appendix, following the References. Tables and Figures must not use colour, and should be in a format easy to edit, for instance they should take half a page (or a full page) with the indicated margins. They should be clearly labelled at the top, with a legend at the bottom, and should be logically ordered, using Arabic numerals.

References in the text and in footnotes should be listed by the author’s last name with the year of publication in parentheses, followed by the page number where appropriate, for instance: (Stiglitz and Charlton, 2005, p. 23), according to APA Style Guide ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APA_style )

The list of References should be included at the end of the text. It should only include quoted sources, with the names of authors listed in alphabetical order. The author’s last name should be followed by the year of publication, the title of the article, and the corresponding book or journal title in italics. Finally, the publisher’s place of publication and name should be provided. References should be in alphabetical order, according to the following formats:

• Books

Acocella, N. (2005). Economic Policy in the Age of Globalisation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

• Edited books

Baltagi, B. H. (Ed.). (2003). A Companion to Theoretical Econometrics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell

• Articles in books

Basu, K. (2001). On the goals of development. In G. M. Meier and J. E. Stiglitz (Eds.), Frontiers of Development Economics ( pp. 123-56). Washington, DC: The World Bank and Oxford University Press.

• More authors and articles in journals

Bailey, A., Balcombe, K., Thirtle, C. & Jenkins, L. (2005). ME Estimation of Input and Output Biases of Technical and Policy Change in UK. Journal of Comparative Economics , 55 (2), pp. 385-400. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2004.tb00102.x

• Working papers

Chami, R., Fullenkamp C. & Jahjah S. (2003). Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development? (IMF Working Paper WP/03/189), Washington D.C.: International Monetary Fund

• Internet publications

Demekas, D.G., Horvath, B., Ribakova, E. & Wu, Y. ( 2007). Foreign direct investment in European transition economies – The role of policies. Journal of Comparative Economics, 35 (2), 369-386. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01475967

• Electronic copy of a journal article

Jameson, M. M., Wilson, A. E., & Myers, B. R. (2003). Managing managers in the changing workplace. Journal of Management and Culture, 43, 423-450. Retrieved April 15, 2003, from ERIC database

Etc.