Dear Authors and Reviewers,
We want our submission guidelines and policy to be as author/reviewer-friendly and easy to use as possible. Below you can find all information you need to submit/review your paper to JEMI.
The process for submitting manuscripts is OPEN all year long.
Please find attached below a title page, paper template, an example of a reference list, a declaration for authors, and the review forms (general and statistical) with the review criteria to gain more knowledge on how we review the papers:
- TITLE PAGE
- PAPER TEMPLATE
- DECLARATION FOR AUTHORS
- REVIEW FORM
- STATISTICAL REVIEW FORM
- APA REFERENCES 6th (this guide has been prepared by staff from the UCOL Student Success Team)
Requirements for the Submission of manuscripts with all necessary templates and documents. EACH SUBMISSION MUST contain: TITLE PAGE/MANUSCRIPT/THE SIGNED DECLARATION FOR AUTHORS
- Manuscripts should be written entirely in English and adjusted to the PAPER TEMPLATE. Each manuscript should cover the sections:
- Abstract with 5-10 keywords (the abstract must cover: purpose; methodology; findings; implications for theory and practice; originality and value).
- Introduction (rationale for study, whether aim and research question(s), gaps are identified/ if pertinent literature is reviewed, research reviewed and critiqued, important terms defined, the aim of the manuscript and/or research presented).
- Literature Review (demonstration of an adequate understanding of the relevant literature, up-to-date sources, significant work(s) ignored or not); the author's position towards other researchers and research).
- Methodology (comment whether a sample is correct, data-gathering methods, measures are described, the procedures and analytic technique(s) described).
- Results (comment whether the results are made properly, compared and contrasted with relevant literature conclusions drawn logically, tables and figures elaborated and discussed correctly. Tone of the article displays an unbiased, impartial scientific attitude).
- Discussion (comment on the results, reference to the main goal of the manuscript, the hypothesis/research problem; summary/overview of the most important discoveries; it should be shown whether they support or allow to reject the hypothesis, whether they answer research questions, how they translate into the achievement of goals; are they similar or different from the discoveries of other researchers; explanation of discoveries and speculations about them, supported by references to literature.
- Conclusion(s) (comment whether conclusions are related to the aim and research questions, hypotheses, implications for research and practice and directions for further research are introduced, limitations of the analysis are presented).
- Acknowledgment(s) (if any)
- References (APA Style 6th ed.) with DOIs
- Abstrakt (in Polish, only for Polish authors)
- Biographical note(s)
- Conflicts of interest
- Manuscripts will not be reviewed by or be sent to any other publication during the period of review.
- Manuscripts report the elaboration of theory or empirical results that have not been published previously.
- Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, Times New Roman 12pt. font without columns.
- Manuscripts should be submitted in the American Psychological Association Publication Guide (APA) 6th edition. Guidelines for citation can be found below. All the references must have a DOI number. Use the free DOI lookup here: https://www.crossref.org/guestquery/ Put them in the format as follow (e.g., https://doi.org/10.7341/20201611)
- We welcome all empirical methods including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field work, laboratory, meta-analysis, and the combination of methods or mixed methods.
- Manuscripts should include the title and author’s name and surname on the first page only (use the TITLE PAGE below) because of blind review purposes. Do not write the name, surname and author’s note in the rest of the paper.
- Manuscripts should typically be no less than 8,000 words up to 12,000 words (including tables, figures, and references), single-spaced, the font size and type: 12 pt, Times New Roman.
- We require an abstract of 500-700 words and the keywords (5-10) of the article. This should be written in the same file as the manuscript. The abstract must cover: purpose; design/methodology/research approach; findings /research and practical implications/originality/value.
- Figures and tables should be delivered in the text and should be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Figure 2).
- JEL codes are required: https://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/jelCodes.php
- ORCID ID and account number are required at https://orcid.org. If author(s) could provide their ORCID number, this would allow linking the paper with their ORCID profile, and ultimately get higher visibility for the journal and authors.
- Authors are required to submit a DECLARATION FOR AUTHORS.
- Authors are required to present the Disclosure statement: No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors or Potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors with the explanation.
- Biographical notes are also required (included in the TITLE PAGE).
- Before submitting a manuscript, each author should read the EASE Guidelines for Authors of Scientific Articles to be Published in English.
To evaluate each submitted publication, at least two independent reviewers will be appointed. The adopted solution is a model in which the author(s) and reviewers do not know their identities (the so-called "double-blind peer review process"). The review is in writing and ends with an unequivocal conclusion as to whether the article is accepted for publication/ is rejected. The publication will be approved/rejected if the merit criteria and the editing criteria are/are not met.
- upon receipt of the manuscript by JEMI, the editors or guest editors acknowledge the safe receipt of the manuscript and inform the authors about the submission of the manuscript for double-blind review and the approximate duration of the review. After the initial assessment (if guest editors do not decide on desk rejection), it is sent for review, which should last approx. 5-6 weeks.
- reviewers receive the manuscript in pdf, after removing metadata (names, affiliations, acknowledgments, etc.) along with review forms (general and statistical), which are available on the JEMI website (https://jemi.edu.pl/submission-and-policy). It is important that each manuscript should contain a prominent part of the introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusions.
- authors, after receiving two or three anonymous reviews, are asked to revise the manuscript within the set time (usually 4 weeks), and return the revised version with responses for each reviewer, what was revised, and how. They mark changes with a different color.
- after the first round of reviews, the reviewers evaluate the revisions/corrections made by the authors. They decide whether the manuscript's revision is at an acceptable level; if not, a second round follows.
- editors or guest editors, after the end of the review process, accept the substantive version of the manuscript, with the indication that the JEMI editors will submit other formal (editorial) comments to the final version of the manuscript.
Ghostwriting and guest authorship
Reliability is one of the foundations on which we build quality in science. Readers should be absolutely certain that the authors of the publication transparently, reliably and honestly present the results of their work, irrespective of whether they are its direct authors or whether they used the support of some specialized entity (natural or legal person). The proof of the scientist's ethical behavior and the highest editorial standards should be found in the openness of information concerning the subjects contributing to the publication (merit, material, financial and other contributions). This is a reflection of not only decency but also of social responsibility.
"Ghostwriting" takes place when someone made a significant contribution to the creation of the publication, but their role was not revealed either as one of the authors or in the acknowledgments included in the article. "Guest authorship" ("honorary authorship") happens when the author's contribution is negligible or when the contribution never occurred and yet they are the author/co-author of the publication. All discovered cases will be exposed, including passing this information to relevant entities (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.).
To prevent any cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" the editors oblige the authors to submit a signed declaration on this matter.
IMPORTANT NOTES - Copyright and Open Access License
JEMI is an Open Access journal published under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY.
The Author, by publishing the Work in JEMI, grants a CC-BY license, which allows for the copying, changing, distribution, showing and performing of the Work, with the retention of the copyright to the Work.
The license may change, distribute, show or perform the Work only under the condition that attribution is given by indicating the first and last name (or pseudonym) of the author, the title of the Work, the source of the Work, and the type of license.
More information on the CC-BY license is available at:
JEMI uses the digital archiving policy and deposit policy directory of the National Library of Poland.
Academic ethics policy
We suggest that all potential contributors to the Journal, reviewers, and readers duly follow this guidance in order to avoid any misconceptions in academic writing.
Editors and reviewers will blind referee all manuscripts following the guidelines explicitly highlighted by COPE http://publicationethics.org
The publisher and Journal have a strict policy on plagiarism. We check for any plagiarism issues using two methods: a plagiarism prevention tool (plagiat.pl) and a review check. All submissions will be checked through Plagiat.pl before being sent to reviewers.
As in many other journals the Editorial Board:
"Follows the rules on academic writing and academic ethics, according to the work by M. Roig (2003; 2006) Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, available online at http://www.cse.msu.edu/~alexliu/plagiarism.pdf.