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Author Guidelines

The authors are expected to submit:
- a short abstract (up to 12 lines in English)
- keywords (up to 3 lines English)
- JEL codes
- a paper (with the recommended volume of 12–20 pages) in German or English, and
- in addition a summary of 4–5 pages of the paper in another language.
- the following information shall be provided in footnotes on the first page of the paper and the summary in another language: name(s), scientific degree, title of the author(s), name and full address of the organisation, e-mail address; also briefly any other important information, if necessary.

NB! In the introduction to the paper, the author(s) shall specifically:
· point out in what respect the paper and the subject treated are topical
· present the objective of the paper
· formulate and list all research tasks solved for the achievement of the objective of this paper

The papers submitted shall be sent to reviewers with a doctoral degree for international anonymous peer review. Suitable papers and their summaries in other languages, if their content conforms to the required standards, shall be published in the collection Discussions on Estonian Economic Policy which consists of two parts:
1) the papers shall be published on CD, which will be a part of the publication and inserted in the cover pocket of the printed publication;
2) summaries in other languages shall be included in the printed publication and will not be peer-reviewed scientific publications.
It is recommended to focus on certain areas of economic policy in the papers, such as:
1. Entrepreneurship policy and corporate strategy
2. Environmental policy
3. Fiscal and monetary policy
4. Labour policy and income policy
5. Regional and local government policy
6. Sectoral economic policy (for different sectors of national economy)
7. Social policy
8. Other areas of economic policy (e.g. the economic crisis)
NB! Note for the authors: with the delivery of your paper you will grant to the publishers the right to publish your paper.

Please send the papers at the address (Kaarin Birk): kaarin­ :
· the recommended volume is 12–20 pages and for the summary in another language: 4–5 pages;
· only the author shall be responsible for the content of and correct spelling in the paper and its conformity with formal requirements;

Formal requirements for papers, summaries and other materials:
· Word document in A5 format (14.8 x 21 cm);
· Page format: Top 1.8 cm, Bottom 2 cm, Inside 2.5 cm, Outside 1.5 cm, Header 1.25 cm, Footer 1.25 cm;
· Single-spaced;
· Text font size 9 pt; page number size 9 pt;
· Footnotes 8 pt; text font size in tables not less than 8 pt;
· Font Times New Roman;
· Text should be Justified (from edge to edge);
· Figures and tables within the text, not on an additional page or file. For the drawings, use Excel, Powerpoint or other Word options under Insert > Object. Drawings should be in black text as printing in colour is not available. For Excel drawings do not use a grey background;
· The title of the article should be centered on the page – in capital letters (Bold), followed by an empty line;
· Next, in sentence case the first name and surname (not in Bold), followed by the name of the organisation, and followed by an empty line;
· Text without indents, between paragraphs an empty line (9 pt), subheadings aligned left and in sentence case in Bold, an empty line between a subheading and the text;
· The page numbers start from the first page and are centered at the bottom of the page;
· Both the paper (for CD) and the summary in another language (published in paper collection) should end in conclusions;
· After the end of the text the heading References (in Bold, aligned left). All references numbered (after the number a full stop), authors in Bold;
· The heading of the summary after the paper in Bold, in sentence case as Kokkuvõte, Zusammenfassung or Summary depending on the language used for the summary and aligned left;
· Leave one empty line and write the title of the article in capital letters (in Bold), after that one empty line and in the center in sentence case the first name and surname and under it in the center the organisation, an empty line and then the text of the summary:
a) if the article is in German, a 4–5 page summary in English;
b) if the article is in English, a 4–5 page summary in German.
· References to publications should be within the text, after each text referred to, indicating in brackets the author (or the first word of the title, if no author), the year of the publication and the page number.
· If a summary is published in the printed collection, please indicate in a footnote (on the first page of the summary) that the paper is included in the CD of the publication.

The publication has no article processing charges (APCs).
The publication has no article submission charges.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

The publication Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
With the delivery of a paper, the author grants to the Board also the right to publish the paper in the journal. The journal has set no obstacles or prohibitions to the authors for the future, and according to the current practice, authors subsequently use their paper as they consider it appropriate.
Authors are personally responsible for the content, correct spelling and formatting of their publications.


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