Before you submit your manuscript (which is not submitted/published/under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal), it is highly recommended for you to re-evaluate it using Manuscript Readiness Level (MRL), an instrument that helps you get an effective time of the peer-reviewing process.
- 1.Role of Authors and Contributors
- 2.Submitting a manuscript
- 3.Review process
- 5.Originality & plagiarism
- 6.Open Access Policy
- 7.Author Complaint Process
- 8.Manuscript requirements
- 9.Final submission
1.Role of Authors and Contributors
Please see Authorship of the manuscript (in Duties of Authors).
2.Submitting a manuscript
Management & Economics Research Journal is fully open access and doesn't have any article processing charges "APCs" or publication fees.
It is forbidden to send the manuscript to more than one journal, and it is also prohibited to publish it in another journal after it is accepted for publication in Management & Economics Research Journal. Manuscripts must be submitted to Management & Economics Research Journal online via (Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions)
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the Template in English or the Template in Arabic . Submission is an ongoing process and requires authors to abide by their duties (see Duties of Authors for more), and authors upon receiving the results of the peer review will be announced about the issue of the journal in which their article will be published. No fees are asked for the processing and the publishing of the materials submitted by authors.
Submission of a paper implies that (it is not submitted/published/under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) and further that it contains work not previously published. All submitted materials will be checked with the anti-plagiarism software before they are sent for the blind peer review.
Once a manuscript is submitted the author/authors must wait for the final outcome of the peer review process before submitting a new manuscript for evaluation.
Each paper is checked by a professional in-house Managing Editor to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal, then it is sent to two external reviewers for double-blind peer-review.
3.1. Regular issue
The editorial board will make an initial screening of all manuscripts received in order to determine if the topic addressed fits with the subject of the journal. All manuscripts accepted after the initial screening will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The final decision is made by the editorial board which reserves the right to refuse any manuscript or, in cases when manuscripts are accepted, to add certain corrections or shorten them. Any changes affecting the substance of the text will, of course, only be made in agreement with the author. The review process takes between one and three months.
3.2. Special (theme) issue
Selected manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The final decision is made by the editorial board which reserves the right to refuse any manuscript, or, in case manuscripts are accepted, to add certain corrections or shorten them. Any changes affecting the substance of the text will, of course, only be made in agreement with the author.
You can see the progress of the review process in detail.
If an article is accepted for publication in Management & Economics Research Journal authors will be asked to submit a Copyright Agreement Form (English) or Copyright Agreement Form (Arabic) through email Copyright@merj.dz.
5.Originality & plagiarism
By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including attempts to pass off someone else's work as your own, duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation, is not tolerated by the journal.
Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut and pasted. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in Management & Economics Research Journal. Depending on the severity of plagiarism, authors can be banned to submit other manuscripts for publication for a period ranging from 3 to 10 years. Minor plagiarism (under 20%), without dishonest intent, is rather frequent and is handled by the editors on a case by case basis. In most cases, authors will be required to correct the text and to use a proper citation.
All manuscripts submitted for publication to Management & Economics Research Journal are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate (is a plagiarism detection service for the corporate market, from Turnitin, LLC). Please see our Misconduct & Plagiarism policy for further details.
6.Open Access Policy
The importance of the problems modern society is facing has been consistently discussed not only in the academic discourse. Therefore, in addition to the academic audience, the journal is also aimed at non-academic readers interested in discussing the fundamental subjects of economics and management sciences. As the journal is working for becoming a platform for full-scale discussion of these problems, it follows the policy of open access to its publications. All contents of the journal are available free of charge to its users on the journal's official website upon publishing the issue. The users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and find full texts of the published articles without the prior permission of the publisher or the publication’s author, this is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
7.Author Complaint Process
Before submitting manuscripts, authors are requested to read all the guidelines and policies regarding processing and publication of the manuscript: How to complain?
Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:
The title page must list the full title, names, academic or professional affiliations and complete addresses of all authors. The name and address of the author to whom correspondence may be sent should be indicated, including an e-mail address, telephone number.
The text should be no more than 25 pages in length, (Font: Times New Roman, Size: 12 Normal, First Line Indent:1,25, Line spacing: 1). These conventions and restrictions include not only the text but also the notes, references, displayed quotations, tables and all other material. The manuscript pages should be numbered. Manuscripts must be written in Arabic or English and be complete in all respects, including figures and tables
Articles should be between 10 and 25 papers in length. This includes all text including references and appendices.
A title of not more than 20 words should be provided.
Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.
Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, set out under 4-7 sub-headings:
Maximum is 250 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below).
Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and body of the paper (e.g. "this paper investigates..." is correct, "I investigate..." is incorrect).
JEL Classification: code1; code1; code1. To specify this classification: JEL Classification
Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords in the submission that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. Alphabetically sorted; Capitalized first word; From a to z; Maximum 8 keywords; Sentence case; Separate by semicolon (;) between keyword.
Authors must categorize their paper as part of the submission process.
Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.
Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in round brackets and listed at the end of the article.
8.11.Figures & Tables
All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form.
Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.
The List of references should be provided by the authors. References are written using the APA format system. It is advisable to use software applications to manage references and bibliographies, (eg Mendeley, Zotero, RefWorks) or paid apps (for example: Endnote, Reference Manager). This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.
The reference is done without any kind of numbering. The reference composition used shall consist of a minimum of 80% of the primary reference (journal, proceedings) and a maximum of 20% of the secondary references (textbooks) published in the last 10 years. Each manuscript submitted must have at least ten (10) references. All data presented or quoted in manuscripts taken from other authors' articles should attach reference sources.
You should cite publications in the text, for more, please see: Referencing Style
At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied.
Failure to adhere to the writing requirements of the references will result in the manuscript being rejected and will not be entered into the double-blind peer-review process.
8.13.Points of Style
An article may be divided into sections, subsections, and subsubsections, using Arabic numerals. Only the initial word and proper names should be capitalized.
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Hyphenated lists: use hyphens followed by a space. Separate each item with a semi-colon, adding ‘and’ after the last semi-colon and ending the last item with a full stop.
Certain rights are specifically designed for the protection of HR:
Abbreviations that are in common use (UN, EC, EU, US, UK) need not be given in full on first use. Other abbreviations should be spelt out on first use with the abbreviation given immediately following in parentheses, e.g. ‘World Health Organization (WHO)’. In future references use
the abbreviation. Acronyms and lettered abbreviations will be rendered with no stops.
Numerals will be written out up to and including ten; 11 and above will be given in figures. If numerals up to ten and numerals above ten are included within the same sentence, all should be written out for consistency’s sake. Numerals are always used to indicate percentages. Percentages should be given using %.
Before submitting, the author must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors.