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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • A template of Journal of Competitiveness is used.
  • The main document without authors; and a statement must be uploaded (in total 2 documents).
  • All authors with affilations must be added as Contributors (3. step of the process - Enter Metadata)
  • The author knows the obligation to pay a publication fee if the paper is accepted for a publication.
  • The author knows the obligation to certificate the quality of English before publication. The certificate will be asked after a review process. (Authors whose native language is not English will provide a certificate of English Proof-Reading, which certifies that the manuscript has been proofread by a professional and reputable Publishing House (Elsevier's Author Services is recommended). Author who is English native speaker signs a statement about the quality of English.

Author Guidelines

The templete of the paper you can find here.

Journal of Competitiveness conducts blinded peer-review. When uploading your manuscript you will need to upload a manuscript file with no identifying author information (designate as Main Document) and a separate title page (designate as Title Page) with author details.

Upload as many files as needed for your manuscript. These files will be combined into a single document for the peer review process. If you are submitting a revision, please include only the latest set of files. If you have updated a file, please delete the original version and replace it with the revised file.


1 Introduction: The author states the aim of the research topic, its focus, explains its originality (research gap) and introduces its structure.

2 Theoretical background: The author evaluates the current state of the research topic on an international scale. When working on the theoretical part of the paper, the author should predominantly work with articles published in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. It is recommended to use at least 40 sources (databases such as Scopus and Web of Science are preferred). The use of monographs is not recommended, other sources should be used minimally. Sources are not older than 15 years, at least 30% of sources are not older than 5 years.

3 Research objective, methodology and data: This part of the paper states its aim, description of the research, hypotheses or research questions, detailed methodology and data used. The title of the paper must be compatible with its aim and its content.

4 Results and discussion: The author introduces research results that should be obtained using sophisticated statistical methods, then interprets them in an economic manner, while comparing them with sources listed in the theoretical part, or justifies the excellence of his/her own results. The comparison with international results must be included.

5 Conclusion: The author evaluates whether the aim of the paper was fulfilled and presents the main findings of the research, readers interested in results, and directions for further research.

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