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The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 12, 2017.

Papers should be submitted to the conference electronically by February 12, 2017 to e-mail address: papers.conference@fame.utb.cz

The format of conference papers should follow the template available here.
All submissions will be reviewed; you will be informed about the decision on final paper acceptance by March 31, 2017.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, which will be applied for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index database (Web of Science).

As a result of the agreed cooperation, the authors of best-quality papers will have a chance to have their work published in the journals: Economics & Sociology (Scopus, WoS-ESCI), Polish Journal of Management Studies (Scopus),Journal of International Studies (Scopus), Oeconomia Copernicana (ERIH+, WoS-ESCI), Journal of Competitiveness (ERIH+).

In accordance with the agreement made by the editors-in-chief of the journals stated, the organizing committee is planning to publish twice as many papers in comparison with the previous conference year.

The editors-in-chief will be in charge of selecting the papers for the journals. They will be present at the conference and you can discuss the matters with them during the workshop “How to publish with success on Web of Science and SCOPUS”.

Proceedings of papers submitted at the conferences in 2011 - 2015 are to be found in the database of Conference Proceedings Citation Index on Web of Science.


Only contributions meeting the following requirements can be published:
1A) Original scientific article based on own research, which contains all parts of a scientific article (introduction, theoretical solutions, objectives and methodology, results, discussion, conclusion), or
1B) Overview essay (own scientific review), which is not based on original research, but has scientific value, the structure of a given article is not strictly specified
2) The article is original and has not yet been published;
3) The author has the copyright including the permission to use it freely.

The structure of a contribution

The structure of a contribution for acceptance is binding, namely in the following form:

  • Title of the contribution
  • Name of the author and co-author(s) (without academic degree titles)
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • JEL Classification
  • Actual text of the contribution (shall correspond to the structure of a scientific article with following chapters: introduction, theoretical solutions, objectives and methodology, results, discussion, conclusion)
  • List of references
  • Particulars about author(s) (name including academic degree titles, workplace, e-mail address)

Instructions for writing a contribution

Maximum size of the manuscript is 15 pages (format A4).
The actual text of the contribution should be divided into chapters where possible. Headings can be maximum in two levels and numbered (e.g. 1 TITLE OF CHAPTER, 1.1 Title of sub-chapter.
Tables and figures should be numbered and references to them must be in the text. Acceptable labeling for a table is Tab.1 and Fig. 1 for a figure. The title of the table or figure and the source should follow.
Equations and formulas are denoted by numbers in round parentheses and it is recommended to be produced by Editor of equations or inserted by the jpg format.
Notes under the line are not acceptable.

The list of references

The list of references should be complete and accurate. For each work shown in the list of references must be a reference in the text.
Citations in the text and the list of references should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. Details concerning this referencing style can be found at http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/apa . Authors can also use citation machine at http://citationmachine.net/
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
Authors are required to complete the reference in a list of literature used with DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if it has been assigned to the publication. To search for the DOI, please visit: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/

Important notice

In case of failure of the above instructions for authors, journal editors will reject the contribution due to formal reasons and it will not be evaluated further.

Procedure for the peer review

In the first phase, the contribution is evaluated by the editor. The evaluation is primarily aimed at meeting the following criteria:

  • Is the theme and the character of the contribution in accordance with the overall topic of the conference?
  • Does the formal treatment of the contribution meet the requirements of the prescribed formatting and the sequence of its individual parts?
  • Are the language use and the style of the contribution adequate?

Are citations and list of the used literature arranged properly and according to existing standards? Based on editor’s positive review, the contribution proceeds to the peer review process. Editors have the right to reject contributions that do not meet the above criteria. The publication of a contribution must be recommended by at least two independent reviewers.
The evaluation mainly addresses the following criteria:

  • Is the theme of the contribution relevant and of interest for specialised readers?
  • Does the formulation of the title and the abstract correspond to the actual content of the contribution?
  • Are the goals of the contribution appropriately set out and clearly formulated?
  • Is the theoretical argument of the contribution appropriate and suitably articulated?
  • Are appropriate research methods employed for dealing with the issue?
  • Are the main results and conclusions of the contribution clearly formulated?
  • Does the contribution have a clear structure which corresponds to the established goals?
  • Does the contribution contain appropriate critical views and opinions on the part of the author on the analyse issue?
  • Are the conclusions and results of the contribution valuable and of use?
  • Are the bibliography and sources sufficient and up-to-date?

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