The paper submitted for publication in the journal should be sent to


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        A paper should meet the following requirements:

        The journal may also publish methodological materials on the econometric methods used.






Requirements for the presentation of the materials (download this file)

  •         The size of the paper should be no more than 20–25 pages.

  •         The author(s) should provide an abstract in English (no more than 500 characters long) and in Russian (if the paper is in Russian).

  •         The author(s) should provide the title of the article, key words in English and JEL Classification codes .

  •         The article should be structured: it should have the sections numbered and possibly, subsections with titles. Moreover, the paper's structure should include an introduction, a review of the modern literature for the analyzed topic, the author’s results and a conclusion.

  •         References to literature, placed in text, should be given inside round brackets. The surname of the author should be placed at first, the year of publication should go next.

Examples: …the article (Kuznetsov, 2005) suggests…;  … Kuznetsov (2005) suggests…

  •         If there are two authors then both surnames should be given.

An example: (Petrov, Smith, 2001).

  •         If there are three or more authors then only the surname of the first author should be given.

An example: (Petrov et al., 2001); (Smith et al., 1999).

  •         References to collections should also be given inside round brackets. The title should be placed at first, the year of publication should go next.

An example: (The regions of Russia, 2002–2004).

  •         If the title of the collection contains more than 60 characters, then it is possible to write only the first two words of the title or an abbreviation of an organization/project contained in the title.

An example: (CEMI, 2000); (Methodological regulations …, 2006).

  •         Before the reference to a site, it is necessary to give its conventional name (it may be the organization which has created the site).

  •         At the end of the article, the author should place the full list of references in alphabetical order: sources in Russian go first, sources in English go next. A reference should be as complete as possible (surname(s), initials, title, place and year of publication, pages and so on). The title of a journal or of a book should be italicized.


Lensink R., Meesters A., Naaborg I. (2008). Bank efficiency and foreign ownership: Do good institutions mater? Journal of Banking and Finance, 32(5), 834–844.

           Verbeek Ì. (2008). A guide to modern econometrics. 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons.

  •         All the tables should have titles, while the figures should have their captions posted below them.

  •         References to figures and tables in the text should contain their numbers.

 Examples: in figure 2 …; in table 4 …

  •         The axes of the figures should be named.

  •         The text in tables and figures should be brief but no abbreviations are allowed.

  •         If an article contains a lot of variables they should be placed in a table in the text or in an appendix.

  •         The formulae should be numbered on the right in round brackets.

  •        It is advisable that the tables reporting the regression results should indicate with asterisks (*, **, ***) the significance of the coefficients at 10, 5, 1% level, respectively, and report the standard errors in round brackets.


Technical requirements 

  •         The article should be typeset in Microsoft Word 2003 : Times New Roman, 11pt, line-to-line spacing 1.5.

  •         Hyphen (-) [for example: cross-section, Mittag-Leffler], en dash (–) [for example: pages 7–18, Boyle–Mariotte], and em dash (—) should be distinguished.

  •         All formulae should be typed as MS Word Equation Editor objects or MathType objects. Standard options should be used, Math style. Latin and Greek letters should be written in italics.

  •         Formulae should be written in Times New Roman, 11pt.

  •         Large formulae, located on several lines are advisable to be typed as several Equation Editor (MathType) objects. One for each line.

  •         The 'minus' sign for negative numbers reported in the text and in tables should be typed as en dash  (–) or using Equation Editor to write negative numbers.

  •         Numbers in tables and text should be typed using a dot as the decimal separator.

Example:  12.3+0.8;  12.5%;   1/3=0.333...

  •         Pictures should use only gray tones. Background color should be white.

  •         Usually, figures and diagrams should be presented as editable MS Excel 2003 objects.

  •         Text in diagrams should be typed using Times New Roman, 8pt.

  •         It is also possible to have pictures in other vector graphic formats (*.eps, *.emf, *.wmf, *.ps, *.vsd et al.).

  •         Diagrams could be created using built-in MS Word objects. All elements of the diagram should be grouped.

  •         Additionally, each figure must be formatted as a separate file.

  •         The examples of figures, tables, references you can find in the published papers at the site .


The author(s) should send the compiled author card as a separate file (Author Card) to the following email: