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PublisherPrague Development Center is member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and CrossRef.Innovation and Technology Management AcademyDigital preservationPrague Development Center as a research publisher explores and market digital preservation approaches and strategies to enhance the trust of academia and social community to e-content of the publisher’s journals. Further extending participation in indexing and archiving agencies remains today central way in providing digital preservation of research journals’ content. In midterm strategy is planned to affiliate to Portico service as recent innovative initiative. Providing access to established electronic libraries is considered as the most attractive way to ensure the issue of preservation. Publisher believes that there are other growing opportunities on the market opening alternative ways to provide digital preservation.
Aims and scopeBusiness and Economic Horizons (BEH) aim is to bridge the gap between the theory and the observed data in the area of business, finance and economics.BEH Editorial Board welcome the high quality papers that verify the well-grounded and the emerging theories by employing the econometric or statistical methods but also the articles utilizing the non-mainstream approaches such as experimental and institutional analysis. Therefore, the submissions in any field of micro- and macroeconomics, business ethics, economic policy or finance is appropriate for this journal. We hope, the provided contributions will help to understand the contemporary challenges faced by the private and public sector and will establish an international forum of empirical research.
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Call for reviewers
Call for reviewers
High quality peer-review process is necessary for establishing the reputation of every scientific journal. Due to the increasing number of submissions BEH Editorial Board announces call for reviewers. We are looking for academic professionals specializing in various economic and finance areas. Therefore, if you would like to share your professional opinion and have an impact on BEH development please fill in the survey and send it to email@example.com.
- Possess a doctoral degree in economics/finance or related discipline;
- Be fluent in academic English;
- Hold an academic affiliation;
- Work effectively under tight deadlines.
What do we offer?
Reviewing is voluntary. However, reviewers’ names will be published on the BEH website and listed once a year in a printed volume. Additionally, we offer 50% discount for the reviewers' submissions to BEH.
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
O. N. Arunkumar
Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, India
Khalid El Badraoui
Université Ibn Zohr - École Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion, Maroco
Aram R. Balagyozyan
The University of Scranton, US
Korbinian von Blanckenburg
University of Münster, Germany
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
University of Szczecin, Poland
University of Szczecin, Poland
University of Rijeka, Croatia
University of Seville, Spain
Ana Grdović Gnip
Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Edith Cowan University School of Business, Australia
University of Łódź, Poland
Laura Raisa Milos
University "Eftimie Murgu" of Reșița, Romania
La Salle Campus Barcelona, Spain
Technical University Košice, Slovakia
Public University of Navarra , Spain
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
University of Kairouan,Tunisia
Kazakh-British Technical University, Kazakhstan
Symbiosis School of Economics, India
T. Radha Ramanan
National Institute of Technology Calicut, India
University of Wollongong, Australia
Muhammad Abdus Salam
State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan
Susana Correia Santos
ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Wrocław University of Economics, Poland
Leeds University Business School, UK
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey
Che Tsung Tung
Takming University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
Szczecin University, Poland
“Petru Maior” University of Tirgu Mures, Romania
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Szczecin University, Poland
Lodz University of Technology, Poland
University of Lodz, Poland
Justin Nelson Michael
Kristu Jayanti College, India
University of Lodz, Poland
North West University, South Africa
International Institute of Islamic Economics, Pakistan
Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan
University of Lodz, Poland
Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Kohinoor Group of Companies, Lahore, Pakistan
Muhammad Ishtiaq Ishaq
Global Institute Lahore, Pakistan
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Lodz University of Technology, Poland
University of Lodz, Poland
Mihaela Simionescu (Bratu)
Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
DownloadsBEH 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS BEH ARTICLE TEMPLATE BEH REVIEWER APPLICATION FORM DECLARATION OF CONTRIBUTION
Prague Development Center, Czech Republic
Radosław Kurach, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Claudio Fassio, Economics of Innovation. CIRCLE, Lund University; Sweden
Karol Fjałkowski, Business Ethics, Institutional Economics. Wroclaw University of Economics; Poland
Agnieszka Gehringer, International Economics. Flossbach von Storch Research Institute; Germany
Rafał Jakubowski, Micro- and Macroeconomics, Experimental Economics. Wroclaw University of Economics; Poland
Paweł Kuśmierczyk, Mathematical Economics, Auction Theory. Wroclaw University of Economics; Poland
Maureen Maloney, Pension Economics. National University of Ireland, Galawey (NUIG); Ireland
Daniel Papla, Econometrics, Statistics. Wroclaw University of Economics; Poland
Tomasz Słoński, Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Financial Markets. Wroclaw University of Economics; Poland
Komsan Suriya, Managerial Economics, Industrial Organization, Digital Economy. Chiang Mai University; Thailand
Nargiza Alimekhamedova, CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Khanifa Rasulova, CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Josef Abrham, Centre of European Studies, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Oscar Bajo-Rubio, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Filip Chybalski, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Jurgen Conrad, Asian Development Bank, People's Republic of China
Carmen Díaz-Roldán, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Khaled Hussainey, Portsmouth University, United Kingdom
Mario B. Lamberte, COMPETE, The Asia Foundation, Philippines
Pacha Malyadri, Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India
Petr Marek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Haitham Nobanee, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, U.A.E.
Maria Piotrowska, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland
Maia Pisaniuc, Academy of Economis Studies, Moldova
Devi Tewari, School of Economics and Finance, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN), South Africa
Miroslav Tuček, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
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AuthorshipAuthorship credit should be based on meeting the following criteria: 1) substantial contribution to paper concept or design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or reviewing and introducing fundamental changes in it; 3) final approval of the version to be published.All persons designated as authors and co-authors should meet these criteria. As co-authors of a paper there should be identified all persons who have made significant scientific contributions to the work reported, and who therefore share responsibility its content and results. Authors should also appropriately recognize the contributions of technical staff and data professionals. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship (e.g. financial support) should be listed in the section “Acknowledgements” (financial disclosure). Editors retain the right to request information about the contributions of each person in writing the article.Authors should also be aware that the following phenomena are the examples of scientific misconduct and must be avoided:Ghostwriting - a substantial contribution to publication has been made, without revealing author’s participation, or without being mentioned in the acknowledgments enclosed to the paper.Guest authorship (honorary authorship) - the author's contribution is insignificant, despite of declaration.A group of co-authors should jointly make the decision about the order in which their names are given. During manuscript submission, the submitting author must provide contact information (full name, email address, institutional affiliation and mailing address) for all of the co-authors. The author who submits the manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of notifying all co-authors of the manuscript being submitted. Corresponding author must fill in and sign the Declaration of Contribution (in case there are two authors or more), which should be submitted together with the manuscript.All detected cases of scientific misconduct will be documented and the appropriate institutions and entities will be notified.2. Sources of data and ideasAuthors are required to faithfully acknowledge and identify contributions of other persons to their reported work as well as clearly identify sources of both data and ideas. Authors should cite all publications that have been important in development of the submitted study and that will guide the reader to the earlier researchers that are essential for understanding the present analysis.Authors are required to make reasonable and diligent efforts to find, and then accurately cite, original sources and publications. Authors should only present as reliable either personally verified or peer-reviewed sources of scientific data and literature.Authors must not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Plagiarism is verbatim or near-verbatim copying, or paraphrasing without due modification, of text, data, or other material containing results of another person’s work, without explicit identification of the source of such material. Similarly, self-plagiarism is replicating of the author’s own previously published text or results without acknowledgement of the source. Exercising care for publishing only original research, editors of BEH are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism and may use special software to screen submitted manuscripts for similarity to previously published material. The manuscripts may be screened during the whole editorial cycle, including submission process and until the final publication in online form.3. Duplicate publicationsIt is prohibited for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication, unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication.II. Quality of Published Work1. Comprehensiveness of research and publicationsAn author is required organize his or her paper so that it provides a well-rounded description of the examined issue.Fragmentation of research reports excessively consumes journal space and unduly complicates literature research, therefore authors are expected to avoid it whenever possible.2. Conflicts of interestConflict of interest is a situation in which the process of research and publication may be corrupted or its results may be biased because of some other interests of its participants. It may concern any one or more of the participants of research and publication process – the author, the reviewer, or the editor. Conflicts of interest may occur for financial (e.g. employment opportunities, fees or other compensation arrangements, beneficial ownership of stock) or other reasons (e.g., personal relationships, pursuit of academic career, intellectual passion, political involvement etc.) that can reasonably be expected to influence motivations or results of actions of participants of the publication process.Conflicts of interest constitute a serious threat to the integrity and objectivity of both scientific research and publishing. Therefore best practice for authors, reviewers and editors alike, is to avoid conflicts of interest situations whenever possible.All participants in publication process who are in the situation of a conflict of interest, must disclose this fact. Of special importance is that if the original research study reported in the manuscript or the preparation of the manuscript was supported by one or more grants, the title and number of the grant(s) and the name of the institution(s) that provided the grants or financial support to conduct, analyze or write-up the study, must be specified in the manuscript.Editors of BEH may use information disclosed in conflict-of-interest and financial-support statements as a basis for editorial decisions. The corresponding author must either notify the editor at the time of submission that there is no conflict of interest to declare, or fairly and effectively communicate all conflicts of interest, which will then be acknowledged in the published article.III. Reviewing and Editing1. ReviewingBusiness and Economic Horizons is a peer-reviewed journal. Submitted papers and short communication are evaluated by independent referees or Editorial Board members specialized in the article field. 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Additionally, whenever images are included in accounts of research process or results, or in data collections, the author must provide an accurate description of how the images originated.
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