Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines (below). Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

After you have registered, the "My Account" page will appear. Select the link "Start a New Submission".

To submit an article, the following 5 steps must be completed:

Step 1. Starting the Submission: From the list (of choices), select the section in the magazine and the language of the publication. Next, review the requirements in the "Submission Checklist" and mark each of the elements on this list. To go to the next step, select "Save and continue".

Step 2. Uploading the Submission: Attach the main file of the article, in a Microsoft Word document, as per the instructions on this page. Note: the file to be sent should contain the entire text of the article, with footnotes, tables, figures and literature. The abstract in English should be attached as a supplementary file in step 4.

Step 3. Entering the Submission's Metadata: In the form containing the metadata may be found the data entered by the author at the registration stage. Here the title of the article, a summary and keywords should also be entered. Authors are asked to complete the "Affiliation" field.

Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files: Attach supplementary files to the main file. It should include:
‒ an abstract of the article in English in a Microsoft Word document,
‒ tables and figures, saved in accordance with „Guidelines for authors”,
‒ the article in the version attached in step 2 saved in pdf format.

In the window titled "Supplementary File Metadata" which opens when a supplementary file is added, it is enough to fill into the field labled “Title”, for example: the file name, abstract, tables, figures). After saving the metadata for the supplementary file, additional supplementary files can also be attached.

Step 5. Confirming the Submission: On this page you will see information about files that have been submitted. After checking the completeness of the materials sent, confirm submission of the article by selecting the button "Finish Submission". Note: until the "Finish Submission" button has been clicked, you can go back to previous stages of the submission process and make changes.

After the article submission process has been successfully completed, the author will receive an e-mail confirming that the article has been filed for publication.

Submission guidelines for authors

Preparing the article

  1. The text of the article should be complete and include:

    • the name of the author(s), his/her (their) affiliation and ORCID,
    • the title of the article,
    • the article with the following structure: introduction (which, among its other functions, defines the subject and purpose of the article), a theoretical part (presenting the current state of knowledge, a review of the literature), a presentation of the methodological aspects of the research and an analysis of the results (in the case of original research articles), and conclusions,
    • a list of the literature cited and noted in accordance with the rules introduced below,
    • an abstract in English (see below: the article abstracts),
    • keywords in English,
    • JEL classification code(s).
  2. The length of articles published in the "Cracow Review of Economics and Management" should not exceed 1.0 standard unit of text length (40,000 characters including spaces).
  3. The article should be written with respect to the following rules/parameters:

    • Document size: A4, programme: Word, font: Times New Roman,
    • Margins: left – 25 mm, right – 35 mm
    • Top and bottom margins – 25 mm
    • Font size: main body of text – 12 point
    • Footnotes and bibliography – 10 point
    • Line spacing – 1.5
  4. Typewritten pages should be numbered consecutively.


Please attach an abstract in English (up to 2,000 characters including spaces) and 4–6 keywords, also in both languages. Both should be done with the title of the article.
The abstract should consist of paragraphs with the following headings:

  • Objective
  • Research Design & Methods
  • Findings
  • Implications/Recommendations
  • Contribution

References and bibliography


Each citation should contain bibliographical information consistent with APA rules. Short quotes may be incorporated in the main text and put in quotation marks, while larger quotes (at least several lines), should be set apart from the main text by smaller font.


  1. Tables should be done in MS Word or Excel. Other programmes may be used provided they are saved in one of these formats: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, rtf, txt. We recommend that large volume tables also be attached as supplementary files to the main file with the article covering the whole text (step 4 of the process of submitting the article to be published through the OJS system).
  2. Tables should not be done with raster graphics programmes such as Photoshop.
  3. At the foot of every table should be written the source or whether it was done by the author or on the basis of another author’s work.
  4. Notes accompanying tables should be placed directly beneath them.
  5. Boxes should not be left blank. Where there is a lack of data, use the following characters:

    • a dash (–) if a phenomenon does not occur;
    • zero (0) if a phenomenon exists, but in amounts smaller than the numbers that can be shown in the table expressed in digits. For example, if production is expressed in thousands of tonnes, a 0 means that production in a given case does not reach 0.5 thousand tonnes;
    • dot (.) – data not available or not reliable;
    • x – the layout of the table makes filling the boxes in the table impossible or impracticable.
    • “Including” means that not all of the elements of the total are given.

Drawings, diagrams, and graphs

  1. The source should be provided for all drawings, diagrammes and graphs.
  2. Illustrations, diagrammes, and graphs created in MS Word should be done using the graphs option in that programme.
  3. Illustrations, diagrammes, and graphs included in an article, which were created using another programme, should be additionally saved or exported to vector format (ai, eps, pdf, ps, xls), or saved as metadata. They should be attached to other materials to be sent to the publisher in a separate folder and attached as supplementary files to the main file with the article covering the whole text (step 4 of the process of submitting the article to be published through the OJS system). We recommend using MS Excel, Statistica, Pajek, UCI net to create graphics.
  4. Only still images and screen shots should be saved using Raster formats (psd, tif, jpg).
  5. The recommended format for figures and tables is: 12.4 cm x 16 cm, while the font size should be 9 point.

Mathematical formulae

Articles with a large number of formulae should be prepared as follows:

  • single-level ones should be typed out using the keyboard,
  • complex, multi-level formulae should be embedded using a formula editor, for example MathType.