Address / Submission:
contributions and other editorial correspondence should be addressed
electronically to the JEEMS:
University of Regensburg
Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems
D-93053 Regensburg (Germany)
Guideline for authors
The Journal of East European Management Studies is a refereed journal,
which aims to promote the development, advancement and dissemination of
knowledge about management issues in Central and East European countries. The
editors invite articles that are social science-based and address the general
areas of Organisation and Management Studies, including Strategic Management,
the Management of Change, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations,
International and Cross-Cultural Management and Business Ethics. Articles can
cover all forms of indigenous enterprise within Central and Eastern Europe, as
well as Western corporations that are active in this region. JEEMS welcomes
papers that report the results of scientifically based empirical research into
as well as theoretical contributions to recent developments in these areas. The
journal encourages work from all methodological positions. In order to promote a
true dialogue, papers authored by East European contributors or mixed East-West
groups of researchers are especially welcome. All submissions are subject to
double-blind review by a team of Eastern and Western academics.
JEEMS also publishes research notes for discussion of current research
questions, as well as book reviews, reports on conferences and institutional
developments with respect to management questions in Central and Eastern Europe.
The editorial committee decides about the publication of those contributions.
In order to facilitate the journal’s review and publication processes all
contributors are advised to consider the following requirements carefully.
Manuscripts that fail to meet these formal requirements may be rejected or
returned for further drafting.
All contributions must be prepared as files using Word for Windows.
Articles should not exceed 8000 words (including references and tables);
research notes should be 5000 words in maximum.
They must be typed, double-spaced, on one side of A4, with margins of 2.5 cm.
Sheets should be numbered.
Paragraphs should be connected without blank spacing.
Optimal font size is Times New Roman 12pt or similar.
Articles must be written in English. Contributors are required to use British
English (i.e. not American English) spelling in the text.
Research notes (exceptionally), reports and other contributions may be
acceptable in German.
All accepted papers will be language checked by a native speaker on the
journal’s editorial board. Nevertheless, it is the author’s responsibility to
present papers in an acceptable form, both in terms of grammar and expression,
and should check their manuscript for typing errors, spelling, punctuation, etc.
Abbreviations, if not used internationally, should be avoided.
Each article must be preceded by a title page which contains:
the names of the author or authors,
the corresponding author’s full postal and email addresses,
the affiliation and main research interests of each author.
The first page should start with the article’s title, followed by
an abstract of about 100 words (if possible in the English and German language),
4-6 keywords, and
the main text of the paper.
In writing the paper, authors should take all reasonable steps to avoid
information that clearly identifies them.
should be printed in bold types, secondary titles in bold and
italics, tertiary only in italics.
Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and must be placed at the foot of the page
to which they refer. They should not be used for citing references.
References in the text
Mentioning of author(s): Smith (1990) argues… or Smith and Miller (1990) argue…
or Smith et al. (1990) argue…
Reference to author(s): (Smith 1990) or (Smith/Miller 1990) or (Smith et al.
Reference to different sources: (Miller 1985; Smith 1990) – in order of the year
from older to more recent sources
Quotation of author(s): (Smith 1990:34) or
(Smith/Miller 1990:34) or (Smith et al. 1990:34)
All references must be listed at the end of the article or research note in
alphabetical order of the first author’s surname (no numbering) according to the
Bartlett, C./Ghoshal, S. (1992): Managing across boarders. London: Century
Kozminski, A.J. (1995): From communist nomenklatura to transformational
leadership: The role of management in the post-communist enterprise, in:
Grancelli, B. (ed.): Social change and modernization, Berlin: de Gruyter,
Clark, E./Lang, R./Balaton, K. (2001): Making the transition: Managers and
management in transforming and reforming economies, in: International Studies of
Management & Organization, 31, 2, 3-8.
World Bank (ed.) (2001): Annual report, Washington.
Tables as well as figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals
and contain a short title. They must be placed on separate sheets at the end of
the article. The author should mention where they should be placed in the text:
e.g. Figure 4 to be placed about here.
References to tables or figures in the text should refer to the number only:
e.g. As can be seen in Table 3 resp. (see Figure 1)
Figures should be designed in black and white only.
The size of the lettering of the text should be in Times New Roman 12 throughout
Figures should be saved as graphics or word data files.
The size of tables and figures must not exceed one page of A4.
Authors are required to submit a paper as an email attachment sent to the JEEMS
The editorial committee checks all submissions for consistency with the
journal’s general principles and mission. Papers found inappropriate will be
All submitted articles found appropriate will be subject to a double-blind
review process, which includes a minimum of two anonymous reviewers, if possible
from both a Western and a CEE country.
If the reviewers require some revisions to be done, the authors must re-submit
their revised paper together with an accompanying letter, which explains in
detail how the authors have responded to the reviewers’ comments.
Contributions submitted as research notes do not undergo a double-blind review
process. Instead the editorial committee will consider their appropriateness for
The editorial committee relies broadly on the reviewers’ comments and decisions.
However, especially where the reviewers make contrasting judgements, the
editorial committee will take the final decision about acceptance or rejection.