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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published or proposed to another journal (or an explanation is provided to the editor in the comments).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format according to the Journal's format.


    Submission template
  • Where possible, reference URLs and DOI have been provided.
  • The text has single spacing; uses a 12-point font; uses italics instead of underscores (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed inside the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographical requirements summarized in the author's guidelines, which can be found on the journal information page.
  • If you are submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, follow the instructions on How to ensure blind review.

Author Guidelines

The European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy publishes manuscripts concerning the interaction between the social impact on a wide range as business-related topics, management, accounting, finance, and marketing. Proposals must offer original and substantive content based upon expert analysis, professional research, or significant experience. The Journal encourages articles with a theoretical and practical approach supported by real-world examples and ideas that are clearly new, or at least clearly a new way of looking at something of interest to our audience. We also ask that contributions be persuasive to provide our readers with an intellectual return on their time.

The European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy is an Open Access online journal that is published quarterly (every four months).

Only scientific articles that follow our submission guidelines will be considered.

Prospective contributors should forward a detailed along with a brief outline of proposed content, including a list of the articles being offered our readership. Any relationship between the author and subject organization must be disclosed.

Feature articles are longer, generally 3,000 to 8,000 words (the number of words may vary in case of special issues). 

Nevertheless, articles must be well-structured with the following elements:

  • Abstract (Structured and with the identification of the aim of the study, the main methodology insights, and the conclusions of the article) – less than 300 words. 
  • Keywords – please provide 3-6 keywords related to your paper. They are essential for indexing purposes. 
  • Introduction (Structured introduction in which authors provide the positioning literature of the paper, the gap, the purpose and aim of the paper, the contribution in terms of literature and the organization).
  • Literature review (in case of practical paper we would suggest authors assess a literature review of the variables under investigation in the study).
  • Methodology (This section should provide how the author conducted their study. It is provided by scientific references).
  • Results (This section provides the main theoretical or practical results of the study).
  • Discussion (It is highly appreciated. Particularly, this section aims to contribute summarising and interpreting the main results achieved).
  • Conclusion (This section concludes the paper considering a sum of the paper, the main contribution in terms of the literature, the main practical contribution, the limitations of the study, and the future research possibilities for scholars).
  • References in APA Style (https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/journal-article-references). 
  • Appendices are possible.
  • Graphs, tables, and charts are acceptable, but only if they are required to advance an argument and provided as separate high-resolution files that can be edited.
  • Acknowledgements are possible, please provide in an additional file. 
 Authors should submit their scientific articles using the OJS system on this website.  
Please submit the following documents: 
  1. Scientific Article (Main document for double peer-review without author's identification); 
  2. Title Page (with Article's title, author's names and affiliations and corresponding author's information). 
 

We also provide a publication checklist:
1. The submission has not been previously published or proposed to another journal (or an explanation is provided to the editor in the comments).

2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.

3. Where possible, reference URLs and DOI have been provided.

4. The text has single spacing; uses a 12-point font; uses italics instead of underscores (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed inside the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Thank you for your interest in our publication. All contributed content is greatly appreciated.

Submissions are welcomed at any time.

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