Instructions to Authors
Dear authors, below you will find small introduction of our journal and submission instructions, please follow these instructions carefully when you submit your articles to our journal. Thank you!
EBS Review editorial team
EBS Review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, which has been published since the spring of 1995. At first it was the magazine of one university, a magazine for our professors, students, alumni and the board of our university, containing articles – research reports from our own people and also leaving space for interesting contributions from outside, including our foreign partners. It was a place to share the work our faculty members have done, publishing articles with some research orientation and highlighting the events at the business school.
Today EBS Review is a peer-reviewed journal, where everybody can submit their research articles and where only about 25-30 % of articles submitted are accepted. There are special issues, but all the topics relate to business administration and management. So far we have published 22 issues, of which numbers 13-19 are also available on CD and you can find the articles of the latest issues also through the EBSCO databases.
As to the contents of the journal, the focus has been upon subjects taught at our school and topical issues in economics and society. We have covered several different fields in the twenty-one issues of the journal published so far. We have dwelt upon education and management, finance and banking, privatization, business ethics, the European Union, public administration, e-business, etc., to sum up, we have written about everything connected to business and the transition to a market-oriented economy.
During the last years our journal’s scope has changed, we have now a permanent editorial board, all well-known and distinguished academics and high-level specialists in their fields. These are the people who help us to review, evaluate and choose the articles which are worth to publish. Distinguished academics and specialist from different countries helped us to choose the articles and reviewed each paper for several times. As members of this board are all high-level specialists they demand a lot.
Submission of Articles
This should be the final finished version of the paper, checked for grammar, spelling and typographical errors. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied separately for all authors, including full name, appointment, name of organization and email address. Please provide also a short introduction, with more detailed personal information, including education, main publications and research interests (opt. 8-10 lines).
The optimum amount is about 8000-9000 words without reference list and appendixes for a longer article, or 5000-6000, for a shorter one.
Please send your submission to mari dot kooskora at gmail dot com
EBS Review follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are therefore requested not to put their name(s) in the manuscript. Self identifying citations and references in the article text should either be avoided or left blank when manuscripts are first submitted. Authors are responsible for reinserting self identifying citations and references when manuscripts are prepared for final submission.
Please provide a short abstract of 100 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. The abstract should contain purpose of the article, methodology / approach, main findings, research limitations/implications (if applicable), practical implications (if applicable) and the originality/value of paper.
Keywords: Please provide 5 to 10 key words or short phrases in alphabetical order.
The journal’s language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but either one should be followed consistently throughout the article.
Please use Windows directory 7.0. or compatible programs, Font of 12 pt, single-spaced, 6 pt (after) interim between paragraphs, with sufficient margins (left at least 3,5 cm, others 2,5 cm) on all sides to facilitate editing and styling.
Please number the pages consecutively with numbers at the bottom, aligning in the centre.
Abbreviations and their explanations should be collected in a list.
Citations and Quoting in the Text
You should cite publications in the text: using the first author"s, maximum two first authors’ names, by means of an author’s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses and page number(s) where appropriate.
For example: Price (2000); (Adams, 1997); (Näsi, 1995: 102) or (Donaldson and Preston, 1995).
When there are more than two authors, you should mention only the first two authors’ names, followed by ‘et al.’ For example (Easterby-Smith et al., 2003: 42).
In case of several citations, separate several these with semicolon (Harrison and Freeman, 1999; Clarkson, 1995; Wood, 1991; Goodpaster, 1991).
When there is direct quotation, the page number is a requirement. Use ‘single quotation marks’ for direct quotations and quotations of more than 40 words should be set off clearly, either by indenting the left hand margin or by using a smaller typeface.
In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like “a” and “b”; after the date to distinguish the works.
Figures and Tables
All graphics, figures, tables and illustrations should be numbered (graphics and illustrations are also named as figures), mentioned in the text (Figure 1) and should have headings or legends. Our journal is printed in black-and-white; therefore figures and tables should not be submitted in colour. Figures and tables should be placed in the text at the right place and/ or at the end of the manuscript following the Reference section, then the approximate position of figures and tables should be indicated in the manuscript. Each figure and table should be accompanied by an explanatory legend, tables’ heading is placed above the table and figures’ below the figure. Explanatory footnotes for long explanatory material, should be placed immediately below the table. The sources for both tables and figures must be brought out below the table and / or the figure.
Headings should be short and accurate. First-, second-, third-, and fourth order headings should be clearly distinguishable. First and second order headings have to be in ‘title case’ and ‘bold’, third and forth order headings with ‘capital first letter’ and in ‘bold’.
A 6 pt interim should be left between the text and first- as well as second-order headings.
Please use endnotes only. Notes should be indicated by consecutive superscript numbers in the text and listed at the end of the article before the References.
References to books, journal articles, articles in collections and conference or workshop proceedings, and technical reports should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. All references should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.
Surname, Initials. Year. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher.
- e.g. Fallbright, A. and Khan, G. 2001. Competing Strategies. Rochester, NJ: Outhouse Press.
- For book chaptersSurname, Initials. Year. Chapter title. Editor"s surname, Initials, (ed.) Title of Book. place of publication: Publisher, pages.
- e.g. Bessley, M. and Wilson, P. 1999. Marketing for the production manager. In: Levicki, J. (ed.) Taking the Blinkers off Managers. London: Broom Relm, 29-33.
- Goodpaster, K.E. 2001. Business ethics and stakeholder analysis. In: Beauchamp, T.L., Bowie, N.E. (eds.) Ethical Theory and Business, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 66-85.
- For journal articlesSurname, Initials. Year. Title of article. Journal Name in full, volume (issue number), pages.
- e.g. Freeman, R.E. and Reed, D.L. 1983. Stockholders and stakeholders: A new perspective on corporate governance. California Management Review, 25 (3), 83-94.
For conference proceedings, reports
Surname, Initials. Year. Title of presentation. Editor’s name (if any). Title of the proceedings. Place and date of conference. Publisher and/or organization from which the proceedings can be obtained, pages.
References to technical reports or doctoral dissertations should include the Author’s surname, Initials. Year. Title of report or dissertation. Institution and or Publisher.
For electronic sources
References supplied in the same way as other sources, if available online, you should supply the URL and add accession data at the end of the reference.
When reference is made to a homepage, please add a note to that.
European Commission (Homepage) http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/csr/ (10.05.05)
Supplementary material should be collected in an Appendix and placed after the Notes and Reference sections.
Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.
Editorial board leaves itself the rights to make revisions and editing of the text and not to return the manuscripts.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. Your response, with or without corrections, should be sent within 72 hours. Please do not make any corrections to the PDF file. Minor corrections (+/- 10) should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: mari dot kooskora at gmail dot com
Authors will be asked, upon submission of an article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws.
It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for a quotation from unpublished material, or for all quotations in excess of 250 words in one extract or 500 words in total from any work still in copyright, and for the reprinting of figures, tables or poems from unpublished or copyrighted material.
NB! Please notice that this introductory text is formatted according to these requirements.
Additional information can be obtained from:
Estonian Business School
Tel. + 372 5662 0864; + 372 665 1300
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EBS Review, Estonian Business School