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Comparative Economic Research

All areas of economics and economic policy with special reference to Central and Eastern Europe and New Members of the EU.

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  • Basic and premier source of high quality research from Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Excellent articles authored by researchers from Central and Eastern Europe, who appreciate our fair and constructive peer review.

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  • The Editors are safeguarding high scientific quality of published articles.
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  • The papers are anonymously peer-reviewed. i.e., the identity of the authors is concealed from the reviewers and the authors do not know the names of the reviewers (the so-called "double blind review").
  • The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

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Publication fee in Comparative Economic Research. Central and Eastern Europe

Please be informed that a fee in the following amount will be charged for publication of a paper:

  • PLN 500 + VAT: authors outside the University of Lodz, employees of the University of Lodz without the University of Lodz financing,
  • PLN 500 employees of the University of Lodz with the University of Lodz financing,
  • USD 150 + VAT : foreign natural persons and companies.

Publication fee shall be paid within 7 days of receiving the email from the editors with information about the qualification of the paper for publication (after the approval of the reviewers and the editor-in-chief).
Along with the e-mail you will receive a form which should be completed with the data necessary to issue an invoice. Scan of the signed form should be sent back immediately to the following address: comparative@uni.lodz.pl

The payment should be made to the account:
IBAN: PL 07 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 4436
Name and address of the bank: Bank PeKaO II O/Łódź, ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Łódź
Name and address of the beneficiary: Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, ul. POW 3/5, 90-255 Łódź
Transfer details: publication of a scientific paper in CER journal (Vol. …, No. ....., name and surname of the author/authors)


The volume of publication, taking into account the editorial requirements, should be between 15 and 20 pages

Layout of publication:

1) Name of the author and (in the footnote marked with an asterisk) the degree / academic title, name of university
2) Title of publication
3) Abstract in English
4) Introduction
5) The main part of the article divided into sections
6) Conclusion
7) References
8) Summary of the article in the Polish language, preceded by the title of the article in that language


1. MS Word text editor.
2. Page Setup:

- Margins:
top 5 cm,
bottom 5.7 cm,
Internal 4.2 cm,
External 4.2 cm,
- Select an option: mirror margins.

3. The main text:
- font : Times New Roman, 11 pt,
- Justified,
- Line spacing: exactly 13 pt.

4. Titles:
- paper title: centered, Times New Roman font, bold, 12 pt,
- Eg.: Is the Corporate Income Tax Harmonization Possible in an Enlarged European Union?
- The title of subsection: left-aligned, Times New Roman font, bold, 11 pt.

5. Pages should not be numbered.
6. Mathematical text (centered), please compose in the equations editor. Any formula numbers shuold bealigned to the right margin.

7. Footnotes (explanatory note to the specific contents in the article) is included at the botom of the proper page:
- Font Times New Roman, 9 pt,
- Justified.

8. A reference to the literature in the article text, please write in parentheses, as in the example below (Name year of publication, page number):
- (Aksman 2005, pp. 112-118)
- (Aksman 2005, p. 110)

9. List of references at the end of the paper in alphabetical order, without a range of pages.
- Font Times New Roman, 9 pt,
- Justified.

- Books
Name, I. (year of publication), Title, Publisher, Place of publication
For example,
Blaug, M. (1994), The theory of economics. Backward Shot, PWN, Warsaw

- Compact publications
Name, I. (year of publication) Title of development, [in:] Name (ed.), Book Title, Publisher, Place of publication
For example,
Józefiak, C. (2007), Terms of economic development, [in:] Ryszard Piasecki (ed.) Development Economics, Polish Economic Publishing House, Warsaw

- Articles in journals
Name, I. (year of publication) Title of the article, 'Journal Title', Publisher, Place of publication, number
For example,
Aksman, E. (2005), Redistributable effect of social welfare payments and income tax, 'Economist', the Committee of Economic Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Economic Society, Key Text Publishing, Warsaw, no. 6

10. Tables and graphs:
Tables and graphs should have a separate numbering (Arabic numerals), eg:
- Table 1 Table title
- Chart 1 Chart Title

- Table content - font Times New Roman 9 pt
- Place a data source under the table /graph,
- Diagrams must also be sent as separate files along with the data (in MS Excel format)
- Do not make color charts.

11. Links to web pages (this applies to sources of data as well as to footnotes and references at the end of the text):
– each link to the web page should include the date of access, e.g.:
http://www.nbp.pl (accessed: 30.01.2019)
https://www.nbp.pl/publikacje/przeplywy/przeplywy.pdf (accessed: 30.01.2019)

Please submit your manuscripts to Comparative Economic Research via email to: comparative@uni.lodz.pl

Zofia Wysokińska, University of Łódź, Institute of Economics, World Economy Research Unit, Poland

Deputy Editors
Anna Krajewska, University of Łódź, Institute of Economics, Poland
Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski, University of Łódź, Institute of Economics, Poland
Piotr Urbanek, University of Łódź, Institute of Economics, Poland
Janina Witkowska, University of Łódź, Institute of Economics, World Economy Research Unit, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Nicola Acocella, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Department of Public Economics Italy
Robert H. Bock, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business, USA
Ekrem Erdem Turcja Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
Anna Fornalczyk Technical University of Łódź, Poland
Carol Frances, Claremont Graduate University, USA
H. S. Kehal, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, Australia
Stefan Krajewski, University of Lodz, Poland
Mordechai Kreinin, Michigan State University, USA
Jorma Larimo, University of Vaasa, Finland
Elżbieta Mączyńska, Institute of Political Sciences, Polish Acacemy of Sciences, Poland
Stanisław Rudolf, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
Wagiha Taylor, Wilkes University, USA

Leszek Jasiński, Technical University, Warsaw, Poland
Małgorzata Koszewska, Lodz University of Technology
Edward Molendowski, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Bogumiła Mucha-Leszko, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Alojzy Nowak, Warsaw University, Poland
Joseph Pelzman, George Washington University, USA
Kathleen Rees, Texas A&M University, USA

Thematical Editors
Microeconomics – Witold Kasperkiewicz, University of Łódź, Poland
Macroeconomics – Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski, University of Łódź, Poland
International Economics – Janusz Świerkocki, University of Łódź, Poland

Statistical Editor
Wacława Starzyńska, University of Łódź, Poland

Language Editors
James Hartzell
Ryszard E. Nawrocki

Technical Editor
Aleksandra Przybył, University of Łódź, Institute of Economics

Institute of Economics
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e-mail: comparative@uni.lodz.pl

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