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Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be an original material never before published in any other printed edition.
The articles must conform to the Guidelines for enhancing the content quality of the materials submitted for publication in the journal.
Manuscripts are accepted in Russian and Belarusian.
The size of the manuscript is about 1 author’s sheet (40,000 characters including the spaces between words).
The manuscript is submitted in two formats:
- as 1 paper copy signed by the author;
- in electronic format – a Word file.
The typing fonts to be used are Arial Cyr and Times New Roman Cyr 12pt, double space.
A numbered list of references is provided at the end of the article under the heading Ëèòåðàòóðà (Literature). Bibliographical references are given in the text in square brackets. The list must begin with the surname and initials and then include:
- for books – title, place and year of publication, publisher, volume, pages;
- for journal articles – title of the article and journal, year, volume (issue), pages;
- for newspapers – title of the article and newspaper, year, number, month, date;
- for electronic resources – access mode.
References to unpublished papers are not allowed.
Graphs, charts, diagrams, tables and other visuals should have inscriptions and titles (for tables), as well as reference to the source of information, and are submitted in editable format in separate files and in non-editable format as separate images with 300 dpi resolution. The text of the article must have references to illustrations.
Formulas must be typed in Formula Processor (Equation, Math Type).
The article must enclose:
- a summary in Russian and English of under 600 characters;
- complete data about the author: job title and position, academic degree and title, passport data (passport number; by who, when and where it was issued; registration address; English transliteration of the surname), contact info – telephones and e-mail.
In case the article is returned to the author, the date of the receipt of the corrected article by the editorial office is considered to be a submission date.
Manuscripts that are not consistent with the requirements above are not accepted.
The manuscripts declined by the editorial board are not returned.
on improving the content quality of the materials
contributed for publication in the journal
Due to the growing competition of the periodicals, there is a higher readers’ demand in place to the quality of the articles published. Meeting the audience’s demands, the Belarus Economic Journal has been working on improving its editorial policy in terms of updating the range of problems covered, raising its scholarly standard and positiveness, as well as the practical value of the materials published. With this purpose in mind, the cooperation with authors and expert community has been given an additional impulse. The selection of articles for publication in BEJ has become more demanding and subject to meeting specified criteria. The latter comprise the whole set of issues regarding quality assessment, and the most important of them meet the requirements of Belarus’ Higher Certification Commission (HSC) to R&D assessment. Those requirements, among others, include:
- the topicality of the article’s subject;
- the degree of newness of the author’s findings and ideas;
- validity and reliability of the findings and recommendations;
- scientific, practical and economic value of the author’s research findings;
- specific suggestions on the possible application of the author’s developments in the national economy (science, technology, economy, culture, etc.).
In making a decision on publishing a paper, the editorial board will give preference to the articles that meet the above recommendations. The articles selected must be clearly structured and logically cohesive with regard to the basic semantic blocks, namely:
- general problem background, external and internal imperatives in this given field (of science, technology, economics, history, culture, etc.) that motivate the author to do research into a specific issue;
- clear formulation of the problem (in a systemic organization), that the article in question is focused on, its sources, dynamics of development and modern state;
- goal of writing the article;
- description of the predecessors’ scholarly and practical groundwork in the development of the issue in question, with identification of «blank spots», which form a problem field for the author’s research (what is done, what is not done, and what needs to be done for the solution of the problem). When making the groundwork analysis, the focus should be made not so much on the names of scholars and practitioners, but on the content part of their works, concepts, theses, concrete contributions, etc. (with an indication of what the authors shares and objects to, what issues s/he puts in the focus of his or her own researches;
- author’s theoretical and methodological stand with the methodical and mathematical apparatus applied;
- description of the author’s work accomplished, its major content and stages; consecutive statement of the problem-solution text, decomposition of the main goal into objectives, setting objectives, solution methods applied (including instruments and apparatus), and findings accomplished (their newness and significance);
- validity and evidence of the conclusions, as well as constructiveness of the proposals (on the application of the findings);
- clear logic of presentation and wholeness of the article’s content (when all its parts are interconnected by an end-to-end idea being the article’s general point), professionally proofread text and academic writing style.