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South East European Journal of Economics and Business

The Journal of University of Sarajevo

The South East European Journal of Economics and Businessis a research oriented journal that deals with topics in the field of economics and business, highlighting the transitional economies of South East Europe, and their importance for global economic growth. Our goal is to establish an academic journal in the field of economics and business based on both regional and an international focuses, original articles, rigorous selection, continuous publication and talented authors.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

Why subscribe and read

  • High-quality research oriented Journal that deals with topics in the field of economics and business, highlighting the transitional economies of South East Europe;
  • Excellent articles authored by talented authors from all over the world with perspective on regional economies and business activities, reviewed by prominent reviewers.

Why submit

  • Fast, fair and constructive double-blind peer review;
  • Promotion of each published article.


  • Accounting and Finance
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Business Information Systems
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Economics of Transition
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Growth and Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Institutional Economics
  • International Economics and Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior, Innovations and Competitiveness
  • Regional Economics and Integration
  • Strategic Management

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Supplementary Materials


Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, including references, and formatted for the A4 (21cm x 29,7cm) paper size. Single spacing should not be used aside from tables and figures. Page numbers are to be placed in the upper right-hand corner of every page. A tab indent should begin each paragraph. Please allow the text to wrap, rather than placing a hard return after every line. Manuscripts ordinarily should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words (ca. 15 typewritten pages of text) using Times New Roman l2-point type. Articles of shorter or longer length are also acceptable. Please refrain from using first person singular in the text of the manuscript unless it is a solicited article or book review.

In the article, please be sure that acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon are defined, unless they are well-known or in the dictionary or The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (e.g., Table 14.4 and sec. 15.55). Quotes of 10 or more words must include page number(s) from the original source. Every citation must have a reference, and every reference must be cited.

For any details of manuscript preparation not included in the following sections, see The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2003, and review recent issues of the journal.

What Goes Where?

Together with your manuscript, please prepare additional supplementary file to be uploaded after you upload the manuscript. Supplementary file should contain: article title, with full name of author(s), present position, organizational affiliation, full address including postal code and country, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail address. Author(s) must be listed in the order in which they are to appear in the published article. Please clearly indicate which author will serve as the primary contact for the journal and be especially sure to provide an e-mail address for this person. A 40-word (maximum) narrative on each author's specialty or interests should also appear on this page, as should any acknowledgment (this supplementary file will not be send to the manuscript reviewers).

The sections of the manuscript should be placed in the following order: title page, body, appendices, endnotes, reference list, tables, figures. Each section should begin on a new page.

Title Page - Title of paper, without author(s) name(s), and a brief abstract of no more than 150 words substantively summarizing the article. JEL classification code to facilitate electronic access to this manuscript should also be listed on this page.

Body - The text should have its major headings centered on the page and subheadings flush with the left margin. Major headings should use all uppercase letters; side subheadings should be typed in upper- and lowercase letters. Do not use footnotes in the body of the manuscript. If used, please place endnotes in a numbered list after the body of the text and before the reference list; however, avoid endnotes wherever possible because they interrupt the flow of the manuscript. Acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon should be defined unless they are well-known (such as IMF) or they can be found in the dictionary. Quotes of 10 or more words should include page number(s) from the original source. Every citation must have a reference, and every reference must be cited.

Tables and Figures - Each Each table or figure should be included in the text of manuscript where appropriate. The data in tables should be arranged so that columns of like materials read down, not across. Non-significant decimal places in tabular data should be omitted. The tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals, followed by brief descriptive titles. Additional details should be footnoted under the table, not in the title. In the text, all illustrations and charts should be referred to as figures. Figures must be clean, crisp, black-and-white, camera-ready copies. Please avoid the use of gray-scale shading; use hatch marks, dots, or lines instead. Please be sure captions are included. Indicate in text where tables and figures should appear. Be sure to send final camera-ready, black-and-white versions of figures and, if possible, electronic files.

References - References should be typed double-spaced in alphabetical order by author's last name.

Reference Citations within Text - Citations in the text should include the author's last name and year of publication enclosed in parentheses without punctuation, e.g., (Johnson 1999). If practical, the citation should be placed immediately before a punctuation mark. Otherwise, insert it in a logical sentence break.

If a particular page, section, or equation is cited, it should be placed within the parentheses, e.g., (Johnson 1990, p. 15). For multiple authors, use the full, formal citation for up to three authors, but for four or more use the first author's name with "et al." For example, use (White and Smith 1977) and (Brown, Green, and Stone 1984). For more than three authors, use (Hunt et al. 1975), unless another work published in that year would also be identified as (Hunt et al. 1975); in that case, list all authors, e.g., (Hunt, Bent, Marks, and West 1975).

Reference List Style - List references alphabetically, the principal author's surname first, followed by publication date. The reference list should be typed double-spaced, with a hanging indent, and on a separate page. Do not number references. Please see the reference examples below as well as reference lists in recent issues. Be sure that all titles cited in the text appear in the reference list and vice versa. Please provide translations for non-English titles in references, page ranges for articles and for book chapters, and provide all authors' and editors' names (not "et al.," unless it appears that way in the publication).

Journal article:
Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. Journal of Guidelines 4 (2): 2-7 [or 4:2-7].
________.2001. Reference style guidelines. Journal of Baltic Studies 4 (2): 2-7.

Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chapter in a book:
Smith, J. R. 2001. Be sure your disk matches the hard copy. In Reference style guidelines, edited by R. Brown, 155-62. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Editor of a book:
Smith, J. R., ed. 2001. Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Dissertation (unpublished):
Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles.

Paper presented at a symposium or annual meeting:
Smith, J. R. 2001. A citation for every reference. and a reference for every citation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Reference Guidelines Association, St. Louis, MO, January .

Smith, J. R. 2001. Reference style guidelines. In MESH vocabulary file (database online). Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine. http:// www.sagepub.com (accessed October 3, 2001).

Mathematical Notation - Mathematical notation must be clear within the text. Equations should be centered on the page. If equations are numbered, type the number in parentheses flush with the right margin. For equations that may be too wide to fit in a single column, indicate appropriate breaks. Unusual symbols and Greek letters should be identified by a marginal note.

Permission Guidelines - Authors are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions. Permission must be granted in writing by the copyright holder and must accompany the submitted manuscript. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of facts, opinions, and interpretations expressed in the article.

Permission is required to reprint, paraphrase, or adapt the following in a work of scholarship or research:
o Any piece of writing or other work that is used in its entirety (e.g., poems, tables, figures, charts, graphs, photographs, drawings, illustrations, book chapters, journal articles, newspaper or magazine articles, radio/television broadcasts);
o Portions of articles or chapters of books or of any of the items in the preceding paragraph, if the portion used is a sizable amount in relation to the item as a whole, regardless of size, or it captures the "essence" or the "heart" of the work;
o Any portion of a fictional, creative, or other nonfactual work (e.g., opinion, editorial, essay, lyrics, commentary, plays, novels, short stories);
o Any portion of an unpublished work


Submit manuscripts electronically, in MS Word format, through seejournal.efsa.unsa.ba/submission.

All additional correspondence should be addressed to:
The South East European Journal of Economics and Business
University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business
Trg oslobodjenja-Alije Izetbegovica 1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
E-mail: seejournal@efsa.unsa.ba

Dr. Adnan Efendic, School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Associate Editors
Dr. Vesna Babic-Hodović, School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Nebojsa Stojcic, University of Dubrovnik Department of Economics and Business Economics, Croatia
Dr. Miroslav Verbic, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, Slovenia

International Editorial Review Board
Guido Bortoluzzi, University of Trieste
Muris Cicic, University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business
Refik Culpan, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisbur, School of Business Administration
Stefano De Cantis, University of Palermo, Department of Economics Business and Statistics
Vladimir Gligorov, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Nevenka Hrovatin, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics
Suzana Markovic, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Kathleen Marshall Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
Roman Matousek, University of Kent, Kent Business School
Djurdjana Ozretic Dosen, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business
Geoff Pugh, Staffordshire University Business School
Miha Skerlavaj, BI Norwegian Business School
Nick Williams, Leeds University Business School
Todd Sorensen, University of Nevada, Reno
Selma Kadic-Maglajlic, Copenhagen Business School
Besnik Krasniqi, University of Prishtina
Tomasz Skica, University of Information Technology and Management

Production Editor
Dr. Amra Kozo, School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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