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Author Guidelines

The USV Annals of Economics and Public Administration (USVAEPA), welcomes theoretical and empirical articles, from all economic fields, according to the 5 sections:

·          Economy, trade, services

·          Management and business administration

·          Accounting-finance

·          Statisitics, economic informatics and mathematics

·          Public administration


It is expected that manuscripts will be organized in such a manner that maximize both the substance and clarity of the document. All articles should report original research that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers presented at conferences are accepted, provided that they have not been published in full in Conference Proceedings. The papers will be all written in English. The papers will be checked in double blind peer review system.

In order to simplify the formatting, we recommand you to download and use this template: USVAEPA_Template_EN.doc

Paper Title

Must be in 14-point bold type, Times New Roman, centered across the top of the page and will be writen in uppercase.

Paper Author(s)

After the title, there will be left 3 free rows (font 10), where, in the case of publication, the author(s) name will appear. The authors will NOT complete the name inside the article, it will be entered only in the registration form, and to your will be automatically assigned a serial number. In the registration form you will specify: the scientific title, the university / institution, the locality, the country and the e-mail. The first and last name of the authors(s) will be written with bold, and the last name will be written with caps look.

Paper Abstract

It will be written after authors leaving a blank line before. The abstract must include sufficient information for readers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results and the conclusions. An abstract is not an introduction, it summarizes the substantive results of the work. The abstract will be written in 10 point type italic, Times New Roman, justify. It must have 200 to 250 words, single spaced type.


Select 5 to 6 keywords (words or expresions) that capture the essence of your paper.  List the words in decreasing order of importance. All the key terms must be translated in English and attached to your abstract. It will be written in 10 point type, Times New Roman, after abstract leaving a blank line before.

JEL Classification

Please put one or several JEL codes, according to the subject of your paper. The codes can be found here:  


For introduction, state the purpose of the work, the motivation of the chosen theme and, briefly explain your approach and the necessary arguments.Before introduction please let 2 blank lines.

Paper Content

Organize the body of the paper using titles and subtitles to  emphasize both content and clarity. The titles and subtitles will be written in caps, 12, bold, left aligned. Please let a blank line before and one after. Consider the following:

·         the accepted terminology of the field to describe any subjects or experimental procedures used to gather and analyze data;

·         include detailed methods, so readers could be able to follow the investigation;

·         state the results clearly and succinctly;

·         the implications of the findings and minutely discuss the impact of the results, both globally and specifically.

Typeface must be 12-point Times New Roman type single spaced. Tables and figures should be sized and placed in the body of the paper just as the authors want them printed in the journal.  Care should be taken so that tables and figures could be on one page. The tables contents will be written in 10 point type, Times New Roman and the heading of the tables will be in 10 point type bold, Times New Roman.
The titles and numbers will be positioned above the table and the title and number of the figures bellow. When it is needed, the source will be mentioned. The number of the tables and figures are to be positioned in the body of the text, in a paranthesis, wherever they are mentioned, for example: (figure no.1), (table no. 1).
The graphs must be executed clearly so as to give clear black and white copies. Number all the equations and formulas used positioning the numbers in paranthesis on their right side.
Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even after they had already been defined in the abstract. 

Footnotes are not allowed, but you can choose one of the following citation ways:

- endnotes at the end of the paper, situated before bibliography and introduced manually. They will be written in Times New Roman, size 10, italic. The bibliographic references in the text of the work will be numbered with [1], [2] etc.

- citations in text in a parenthesis specifying the author name and the year of the work apparition: (Johnson, 2000), (Johnson and Jackson, 2001) – work with 2 authors, (Johnson et al., 2002) - work with several authors, (Johnson, 2000; Peterson, 2001) – if the idea is found at many authors, or (Johnson, 2000a) and (Johnson, 2000b) - in the case where there are 2 different works of the same author appeared in the same year (a and b indicating the order in which they appear at bibliography). It can be also specified the page in the parenthesis (Johnson, 2000, 250). Authors cited in the text must be found in the bibliography.


Conclusions may review the main points of the paper, do not replicate the abstract as the conclusion. A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions and extensions of the research.


Related to in-text referencing cite the name of the author(s) and year of publication (James, 1984), (Collins and Fremont, 1977 – for two authors) and (Collins et al., 1988 – for three authors). Also, references in the articles will be numbered with [1] and if there are more than one reference with, [1] – [2].
Sources should be in alphabetical order by author’s last name, the list being numbered. When certain studies, research, articles are published in a volume, the volume numbers and pages will be specified.

Important Specifications

·         The articles must be at least 6 to 10 pages long in the style A4 sheet, margins left, right, top, bottom: 2 cm.

·         Submitted documents must be in PC-formatted Word (.doc) file.

·         The articles that don't respect specified guidelines will be rejected before they are sent to peer review. Please do not number the pages of your work.

·         Please do not number the pages of your work.

The Romanian authors will also send the article in Romanian language (in another document, uploaded as a supplementary file), necessary for the scientific control. The articles will be checked for plagiarism using the antiplagiarism soft Turnitin.

Authors can have only one article in a journal issue, even if they are co-authors in an article or in two articles.


ATTENTION: You must delete your name from the MS Word article you upload. You will enter your name in a form and will be assigned automatically a number to your article.

You will receive an answer after the scientific check of your article, after the paper review process.


In order to upload a paper, you must create an account here.

After you receive the acceptance of the article publication, you have to fill in a copyright form,  in which you guarantee the originality of the article you sent to us.

This journal does not charge submission charges. The charge for publishing the articles is 45 Euro (or 55 USD) and only applies to the accepted articles. It covers a part of the publication expenses. If the principal author wants a printed copy of the journal, he/she must require this.

The journal appears twice a year (June and December). For the first number of the review (June), the manuscripts should be submitted on-line until 31 March and for the second number, until 30 September.

In the case that a lot of articles are received, the publication order is settled chronologically by the date when they were submissed to us.

The journal does not have a waiver policy (for developing country authors etc).

The entire responsability for the content of the published articles rests with the authors.

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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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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                     Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava                   Faculty of Economics, Administration and Business


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