Author Guideline

Submission procedure

The Journal typically receives manuscripts via its online submission system ( Authors can submit their manuscripts via Journal’s email ([email protected]) or directly to the Editor ([email protected]) if any technical issue arises. For further correspondence, please use the Journal’s email address.

File format

Please upload Word files such as .doc or .docx, not as pdf.


The Journal accepts manuscripts written only in English.

Manuscript length

The Journal accepts manuscripts in short (7-10 pages) and long formats (up to 25 pages). Manuscripts exceeding this limit should be a convincing case to be considered.

Manuscript structure

Submitted manuscripts should have a title page, introduction, main text, and conclusion parts. The title page should include “Title of the manuscript”, “Authors and affiliations”, “Abstract (150-200 words)”, and “Keywords (5-7 single words or phrases)”. “Introduction” should start from a new page. There is no restriction on the main text structure.


The first level heading is all capitalized in bold (Example: 2. LITERATURE REVIEW). The second level heading is bold italic (Example: 2.1. Age and life satisfaction). The third level heading is only italic. (Example: 2.1.1. Life satisfaction among the youth).

Formatting guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word document, single-spaced, and with footnotes (not endnotes). Page margins: top -2.8 cm, bottom -2.8 cm, left -2.5 cm, right -2.5 cm. Paragraph spacing: 6 pt (before), 0 pt (after). All pages, figures, tables and equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, …). Please follow the template.

Intext citation

The Journal follows APA Style Referencing:

-          For single-author references, use the last name and the publication year: Hasanov (2021) or (Hasanov, 2021, p.215).

-          For two-author references, use last names and the publication year: Hasanov and Mikayilov (2021) or (Hasanov and Mikayilov, 2021).

-          For three-author references, use last names and the publication year for the first citation: Hasanov, Mammadov and Mikayilov (2021) or (Hasanov, Mammadov and Mikayilov, 2021). If the publication is cited repeatedly, use the last name of the first author + et al., and the publication year for the second citation and further: Hasanov et al. (2021) or (Hasanov et al., 2021).

-          For references by four or more authors, use the last name of only the first author + et al. and the publication year:  Lester et al. (2022) or (Lester et al., 2022).

-          If authorship belongs to an organization, use the organization’s name and the publication year: World Bank (2022) or (World Bank, 2022).

-          If multiple studies are cited simultaneously, use “ ; ” to separate: (Klinenberg, 2012; Fry, 2013).

-          Use “…” for the direct quotations (should be no longer than 40 words).

Reference list

The Journal follows APA Style Referencing:

-          Books:  Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of the book. Publisher.

o   Frey, B. S. (2010). Happiness: A revolution in economics. MIT press.

-          Book chapters: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C.  (Year). Title of the chapter. In title of the book (pages). Publisher.

o   Aliyev, K. (2020). Integration to the WTO and Economic Transition in the South Caucasus Economies. In Foreign Direct Investments: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1442-1463). IGI Global.

-          Journal articles: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.

o    Bhargava, S., & Loewenstein, G. (2015). Behavioral economics and public policy 102: Beyond nudging. American Economic Review105(5), 396-401.

-          Internet sources: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of resource. URL. (Accession date).

o   Yelp, (2022). Yelp Metrics as of March 31, 2022. (Accessed 20.05.2022)

o   Huang, Y., Lin, C., Wang, P., & Xu, Z. (2020). Saving China from the coronavirus and economic meltdown: Experiences and lessons. (Accessed 28.07.2022).

Ethical issues

The submitted manuscript should not be published before or be simultaneously submitted to other periodicals. Authors could submit their previously published conference materials (with a note), and degree completion research findings (example, graduate thesis). All submissions are detected against plagiarism.

Review process

The Editor reviews all manuscripts for relevance and formatting requirements. After, manuscripts are sent for blind peer-review to 1-2 anonymous reviewers. Considering the comments of the anonymous reviewer(s), the Editor can decide to publish the manuscript without changes, publish after revisions requested by reviewers, or reject the manuscript. The review process typically takes two or three months.

Transfer of copyright

The authors agree that the copyright for the submitted article is transferred to the publisher if the manuscript is accepted for publication. The following license will apply to the article: CC BY