For authors

Submitting papers and editorial requirements

The works included in the journal are bilingual both in Polish and English. We publish the original works which have not been published before anywhere else and which are of the following nature:

  • Original article
  • Review article
  • Scientific review
  • Short communication
  • Case study
  • Others (others citable; others noncitable),

The above noted works may be submitted for publication in Polish and English or in only one of these languages:either Polish or English. In this case the works are translated into the other language by the editors. All works are reviewed by specialists outside author's home base in line with the principles of double-blind review process.

Works proposed for printing in ECREG STUDIES should be set to the editors via electronic post by means of editorial panel available of the journal's website

Texts in Polish which are correctly translated into English are published free of charge. In case of sending a text in only one language version-either in Polish or in English-the authors will bear the costs of translating the article into the other missing language. The authors may be asked also to cover the costs of verification of the submitted texts in English. The translations are conducted by a Translation Office which currently cooperates with the Editors and the current cost per 1 translation page (that is, 1800 characters including spaces) amounts to 30 PLN gross.

An article is passed on for translation post obtaining a positive review of the submitted language version, after corrections if necessary and upon its approval for print by the Editor in Chief.

Technical requirements

  • editing system: MS Word,
  • fond: Times New Roman size 12,
  • all margins 2,5 cm
  • Alignment: automatic to left and right without hyphenation
  • margins: 1,5 lines,
  • ENTER button should only be used at the end of a paragraph (all titles, points representing enumeration etc. are treated as separate paragraphs.
  • paragraph indents are marked solely via tab or other tools available in the editor used. Space button should not be used for this purpose. Space button is used solely to separate the words, after dot, comma, exclamation mark, colon, semicolon etc. Space cannot be used after an open parenthesis and before closed parenthesis, as well as before and after a number reference (never before these signs).

The submitted works should be accompanied by author’s declaration filled in and signed by all authors, as well as a declaration of ethics including: declaration of conflict of interest and-in case of a work by many authors - declaration on the input of individual authors into the created article.

Declaration forms are available here:
Author’s declaration – 1 author
Author’s declaration – 2 or more authors
Declaration of ethics

Layout of the work

Texts of the submitted articles, together with tables and drawings, ought to include:

  • within scientific articles from 8 to 15 formatted A4 pages, that is 10,000-25,000 characters with spaces and up to 25 items of literature;
  • in case of review articles: from 10 to 25 formatted A4 pages, that is: 12,000 – 40,000 characters with spaces and up to 40 items of literature;
  • in the remaining works from 4 to 8 formatted A4 pages, ,that is: 5,000-12,000 characters with spaces;

Papers exceeding the required length or the number of items of literature will be individually considered by the Editor-in-Chief.


Summary in English and Polish ought to consist of between 100 and 150 words written in the following order:
Subject and purpose of work:
Materials and methods:

Key words, only for scientific articles, ought to include between 4 and 6 words helpful for indexation and search (from general to detailed).

Principles of citing and references in the text

Quoting and list of literature in the „Economic and Regional Studies/ Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne” should follow the APA style, adapted to the Polish language norms (source: Smith, J., Robinson, J. (2012).
Basic editorial standards of scientific psychological texts in Polish on the basis of APA format. Downloaded from:
  • when the work has one author (Kowalski, 2011)
  • when the work has two authors - each time both names should be provided (Kowalski, Martens, 2011)
  • when the work has three authors: the first citation in the text (Kowalski, Martens, Rossato, 2011), another citation in the text (Kowalski et al., 2011); the same rule applies when the work has four and five authors - the first quotation provides all names, the next - the name of the first author and “and others.”
  • when the work has six or more authors, each citation should be (Iksiński et al., 2011),
  • in the case of literal quoting of a work, after the date of the work’s publishing and please provide the page number(s) after a comma, e.g. (Kowalski, 2011, p. 12),
  • if case the works by different authors with the same surnames, please enter the initials of the names of these authors, e.g. (Kowalski Z., 2011),
  • if several works by the same author were published in the same year, the letters a, b, c, etc. should be inserted after the year of publication, both in the citation and in the list of literature, e.g. (Kowalski, 2014a).

Tables and drawings

- Tables and drawings ought to be enumerated and­described; example: "Table I Table of results", "Drawing 1. Building Project",
- One should not place a dot after a description and source of table or drawing,
- Number and description of a table ought to be placed over it,
- Source ought to be placed below the table; example: "Source: own elaboration",
- In case of a number of drawing, description of a drawing and source ought to be placed under it.


The references list should be put at the end of a paper. The references should be numbered and arranged alphabetically. Individual items on the list should be recorded according to the following pattern:

An article in the journal:
Monday, A., Bassnett, B. (year). Title of the article. Title of the journal in italics, number of year / volume in italics (number of issue / number), page of the beginning-page of the end.
Warning. if the article has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number, please enter it at the end of the bibliographic record as a full link, e.g.

Iksiński, A., Kowalski, B. (year). The title of the book in italics. Place of publication: Publishing house.

Edited book:
Morson, A., Oneil, B. (eds.). (year). The title of the book in italics. Place of publication: Publishing house.

Chapter in an edited book:
Martins, A. (year). Title of the chapter. In: B. Smith, C. Andresoni (eds.), Title of the book in italics (p. Side of the beginning-end page). Place of publication: Publishing house.

Internet source:
Smith, A. (year). The title of the text in italics. Downloaded from: website address.

One should not place the addres as hyperlink-one should­apply black colour of font without underlining. List of internet websites ought to be enumerated and placed in order of date of read-out. In case another text from website is cited, one must place the entire address within the text and in the list of literature, whilst, date of read-out should be also placed within the list of literature.

Assessment of the work ( principles of reviewing the publication)

The submitted article undergoes a formal assessment process and post initial assessment it is submitted for conceptual assessment (review) which takes up to 6 weeks. During the selection of a reviewer there cannot be the conflict of interests which is understood as relations occurring between the reviewer and the author:

a) direct personal relations (blood relation, legal relationships, conflict),

b) relation of work subordination,

c) direct scientific cooperation within previous two years proceeding the preparation of a review.

The author may indicate the name of potential reviewer, however, the Editorial Office reserves the right to make a decision regarding such selection. The review has a written form (review form is available on the journal's website) and ends with a clear conclusion as to the approval for the article to be published, possibility of its correction or rejection. Correction or proofreading the text in Polish should be performed immediately and no longer than within 1 week. Subsequently the editorial office decides about further fate of the given work. The work may be directed for translation or rejection. The condition for directing the work for print is payment of the cost of translation and of potential language verification as well as provision of information about this fact to the editorial office.

Decision of the Editorial Office is final. The Editorial Office does not return the manuscripts.

Names of reviewers of individual publications/issues are not disclosed; once a year the journal publically announces the list of cooperating reviewers.

Author's correction

Post editorial elaboration and sample print the work will be passed on to the author in order for him or her to place further author's corrections. It is an obligation of the author to send the correction within one week. The costs of amendments other than printing ones will be borne by the author.

Explanation regarding "ghost writing"

Reliability in science constitutes one of its quality foundations. The readers ought to be sure that the authors of publications in a clear, reliable and fair way present the results of their own work, regardless of whether they are their main authors or whether they availed of the assistance of specialized entity ( physical person or legal person).

A proof of ethical attitude of a scientific worker as well as highest editing standards ought to be the transparency of information regarding entities which contributed to the creation of a given publication (conceptual input, in-kind or financial contribution etc.) which is solely a manifestation of good practices and of social responsibility.

Opposite examples are „ghost writing” and „guest authorship”.

In case of "ghost writing" we deal with a situation where someone has made a significant input into creation of a publication without disclosing his or her input as one of its authors or without indicating his or her role in credits and acknowledgements placed within the publication.

In case of „guest authorship” („honorary authorship”) we deal with a situation when author's input is insignificant or is none whatsoever even though he is named as the author/co-author of a given publication.

In order to counteract „ghost writing”, „guest authorship” the editorial office of the journal takes steps to introduce appropriate procedures specific for the represented area or scientific discipline or implement the below noted solutions:

1 The Editorial Office requires from the authors of publications a disclosure of input of individual authors in the creation of a given publication (with an indication of their affiliation and contribution, that is information who the author of the concept, the assumptions, the method, the protocol etc. used while elaborating the publication was), whilst the main responsibility is borne by the author who subits the manuscript.

2 The Editorial Office informs within "Guidelines for authors" that „ghost writing”, „guest authorship” are a manifestation of scientific unreliability and all the detected cases will be revealed, including notification of appropriate entities (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, scientific editors societies etc.)

3 The Editorial Office ought to obtain information regarding the sources of financing of the publication, input of scientific-research institutes, societies and other entities („financial disclosure”).

4 The Editorial Office introduces the principle of documenting all cases of scientific unreliability, especially in case of breaching and not complying with the principles of ethic which are in place in the scientific world.

Rights of the Editorial Office

The Editorial Office reserves the right to correct style errors and conduct abbreviations. The works elaborated in breach of the terms and conditions will be sent back for author's correction.

The journal makes available its articles on the basis of the license Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).