For authors

Instructions for authors

  • An article may be submitted in either Polish or English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these); it must be written in an impersonal form.
  • Articles should be no longer than 25 pages (Times New Roman, 12-point font, 2.5 cm margins, 1.5 line spacing).
  • The title of the article should be as concise as possible.
  • Articles should be clearly separated into parts, such as an introduction, chapters/sections, and an ending (conclusions, summary).
  • References should be cited in the body of the text, not in the footnotes. Examples:
    (a) Management of natural resources exploitation is based on both economic and ecological principles [Goleman, 2009].
    (b) A similar micro approach based on simple Mincerian equations was used earlier by Prasad [2003] for Germany.
    (c) The inclusion of A.C. Pigou's theory of externalities into neoclassical analysis [Pigou, 1941, 1943, 1947] resulted in including the social costs or benefits of the aggregate supply.
    (d) For a discussion of rationing rules see, for example, Tirole [1988: 212-214].
  • As the journal is printed in black and white (with tones of gray), please ensure that no other colors are used in any charts or diagrams.
  • Any diagrams, tables or figures should be numbered.
  • References should be arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Book and journal titles should be italicized. Please follow the pattern as shown in the examples below:
    (a) Tanzi V., Schuknecht L. [2000], Public spending in the 20th Century: a global perspective, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
    (b) Levinson A. [2012], Valuing public goods using happiness data: the case of air quality, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 96, No. 9-10, October: 869-880.
    (c) Heckman J.J. [1979], Sample selection bias as a specification error, Econometrica, vol. 47, No. 1: 153-161.
    (d) Telegdy A. [2006], The effect of the public-sector wage increase on the public-private relative wages, in: Galasi, P., Kezdi, G. (eds.), The Hungarian Labour Market: 60-68, Budapest, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • An abstract (of 150-200 words) must provide information about the aim of the article, the research method, results, as well as conclusions.
  • The article should be submitted using the Editorial System online manuscript submission tool, available via journal website.
  • The submitted version of the article must not contain any information that would make it possible to identify the author, i.e.:
    - The authors' names and their affiliations must not appear on the title page.
    - References to any previous work by the authors (books, articles, papers, etc.) should be phrased in such a way so as to prevent their identification.
    - This version of the article must not contain any acknowledgments or references to participation in joint research projects, conferences, etc.
  • Articles accepted for publication may be edited in terms of both content and style.
  • The magazine reserves the right to make abridgments and adjustments in order to bring an article into line with its editorial standards. The title of an article may be changed.
  • The magazine works closely with authors throughout the process of editing the article.
  • Authors of articles that are published are entitled to one complimentary copies of the issue of Gospodarka Narodowa containing their article.

The procedure for qualifying an article for publication

  • Editorial Board does not charge any fees for manuscript submission or article processing.
  • Articles are qualified for publication on the basis of a peer review process.
  • Articles are reviewed by at least two reviewers who are experts in the subject matter covered by the article.
  • The review process is conducted according to a "double-blind" principle-neither the reviewer nor the author are aware of each other's identity.
  • In the event of discrepancies in the evaluation of an article by two reviewers, the article is referred to a third reviewer for a conclusive review.
  • Reviews are in writing and contain a clear conclusion as to whether or not the article can be accepted for publication.
  • Articles are reviewed in accordance with uniform evaluation criteria adopted by the Editorial Board and set out in an article evaluation form.
  • Articles are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
    - suitability for a magazine of this type,
    - original content,
    - contribution of new insight into the subject of research,
    - factual accuracy.
  • Reviews form the basis of the Editorial Board's final decision on whether or not an article will be accepted for publication; on each occasion, such a decision is made after a discussion.
  • Editorial Board decisions end with one of the following conclusions:
    - The article is academically irreproachable and qualifies for publication.
    - The article requires some (minor) corrections and will qualify for publication once these are made.
    - The article requires significant (major) corrections and needs to be re-reviewed once these are made and before it can be qualified for publication.
    - The article does not qualify for publication.
  • If reservations are expressed with regard to an article, its authors are expected to take these into account in a new version of the article.
  • If the authors are unable to take the reservations into account, they should make a case in writing, explaining why.
  • If major reservations are expressed with regard to an article, the new version of the article will be re-reviewed by one of the reviewers who evaluated the original article.