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Author Guidelines

Last update: October 2021

The preferred format is MS Word (.rtf, .doc and .docx documents). Manuscripts should be written in English. The recommended extent is 25,000 – 40,000 characters. The editorial staff accepts for consideration the original and review papers.

The ORIGINAL PAPER must include:The REVIEW PAPER must include:
  • JEL codes;
  • JEL codes;
  • Title;
  • Title;
  • Abstract;
  • Abstract;
  • Keywords;
  • Keywords;
  • Introduction;
  • Introduction;
  • Theoretical Basis;
  • Main Text;
  • Method and Data;
  • Conclusions (or Discussion and Implications);
  • Results;
  • Acknowledgements;
  • Conclusions (or Discussion and Implications);
  • Reference List.
  • Acknowledgements;
  • Reference List.


Abstracts should contain 200-250 words. Abstract should include objective, methods, results, and conclusion (IMRAD). The abstract should show special aspects, novelty and advantages of the research as to interest the reader and make him/her to read the whole paper. It is an independent text describing the main results of the research without reference to the article, so reference citations abs abbreviations must be avoided. Make the abstract’s style clear and concise, free from secondary information.


5-10 keywords or phrases.


The font style should be Times New Roman 14 pt, with 1 line spacing. The text should contain references to all tables and figures. Tables and figures should be numbered continuously. All tables and figures should have titles. The figures should be made in a format that allows editing and configuration changes without further recourse to the author. The objects created by other means than MS Word should have *jpeg (*jpg), or *tiff extension, with a resolution not less than 72 dpi (screen resolution) and size of at least 1500×1500 (dots per inch), or 164 mm width and 300 dpi. The reference to the data source(s) must be placed under each table and figure. All equations should be numbered using parentheses, e.g. (1). The formulas should be typed in MS Equation Editor or MathType and should be editable. Please avoid the automatic formulas numbering and cross-references to the formulas or the reference list.

In-text citations

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also appear in the reference list (and vice versa). The writer should cite the author and year of the paper, either by putting both in parentheses separated by a comma or by putting the author in the narrative of the sentence and the year in parentheses.

Example 1: Ketels (2013) proves that cluster development is closely related to changes in regional development indicators.

Example 2: The most significant criteria affecting cluster policies include cluster location, its specialization and size (Ketels, 2013).

Reference list

Reference list should contain at least 30 references and be arranged in alphabetical order. Self-citations should not exceed 20%.

Standard for references conforms to requirements APA (the American Psychological Association).

Journal articles 

  1. Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Article Title. Journal Title, vol. (no.), pages.


  1. Monasturnyi, E.A., & Kulik, J.A. (2005). Social and economic development. Economy of Region, 3, 39-52.
  2. Monasturnyi, E.A., Kulik, J.A. & Nulif, K.L. (2008). Social and economic development. Economy, 3, 52-67.

Journal articles from the internet:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number (issue number if available). Retrieved from


  1. Tatarkin А. I. (2013). Self-development of regional socioeconomic systems as the need for Russia’s federal development. Economy of Region, 4. Retrieved from


Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of book (Edition). Location: Publisher.


  1. Monasturnyi, E. A. (2006). Innovative cluster. Moscow: Nauka, 267.
  2. Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.).(1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 350.
  3. Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor, 680.

Chapter in a book:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.


  1. Monasturnyi, E. A. (2006). Innovative cluster. In J. A. Kulik (Ed.), Innovations (pp. 12-21). Moscow: Nauka.

Internet documents:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title: Subtitle (Edition). Publisher. Retrieved from Source or supplier information:

Please note: If no author or editor is given and the document is not a part, article or chapter, then citation is by title, and format will precede the year of publication.


  1. Murray, G. (2005). A duty of care to children and young people in Western Australia: Report on the quality assurance and review of unsubstantiated allegations of abuse in care: 1 April 2004 to 12 September 2005. Retrieved from Western Australia, Department of Child Protection website:
  2. How to cite references (1996). Retrieved from Murdoch University Library:

Conference papers:

Author of  Paper, A., & Author of Paper, B. (Year, Month date). Title of paper. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor. Title of Published Proceedings. Paper presented at Title of Conference: Subtitle of Conference, Location (inclusive page numbers). Place of publication: Publisher.


  1. Rowling, L. (1993, September). Schools and grief: How does Australia compare to the United States. In Wandarna coowar: Hidden grief. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 8th National Conference of the National Association for Loss and Grief (Australia), Yeppoon, Queensland (pp. 196-201). Turramurra, NSW: National Association for Loss and Grief.


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