The paper shall be submitted through the electronic form and it should not contain any indication of the authors' identities or the affiliation of any of the authors, either in the paper itself or in the properties of the submitted document.
Paper outline. The paper should be written in Microsoft Word; font Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5, A4 paper size. All pages should be properly numbered. The full text, including footnotes and references list, should not exceed 12,000 words.
The cover page should contain the following information: paper title, passcode, award category to which the paper is being submitted (Regular or Student); paper abstract (not exceeding 150 words) and keywords (up to six keywords) and JEL code.
Titles and various subtitle levels should be numbered in the appropriate order using Arabic numerals, e.g. 1. Title, 1.1. Subtitle 1, etc.
Abbreviations may be used. When a term is being used for the first time, it should be written out in full, followed by the abbreviation in brackets, e.g. the European Union (EU).
Decimal numbers in the paper, tables and charts should contain as few decimal points as possible.
Equations, footnotes, tables and charts should be numbered in the appropriate order using Arabic numerals. The numbering of equations should appear in brackets on the right-hand margin:
Endnotes are not allowed, while footnotes should be avoided. If specific facts are relevant for the paper, they should be elaborated in the body of the paper.
Tables and charts shall be regarded as elements of the paper rather than a separate document. If they are listed at the end of the paper in the form of an Appendix, the Appendix should appear before the references list, with the position of an individual table and/or chart in the body of the text properly indicated. When an individual table or chart is being referred to in the body of the paper, the reference should be made to the table or chart number, e.g. As shown in Table 1 (avoid the use of “below”, “above”, etc.).
Tables should be presented in as simple manner as possible, with the table title indicated above the table and the sources below the table. Notes within the tables should be labelled using letters in italics (a, b, c, …) and should appear directly below the table. Tables shall be delivered in text format and may not be pasted into the body of the text as pictures. Numbers shall be aligned to the right; comma and/or period may be used as the thousand separator. Numbers should be abbreviated as much as possible (e.g. “m” for “million” or “bn” for “billion”).
Charts should be black and white only (no other colours may be used), must be easily loaded into the document, they should fit the page size and should be legible even when reduced in size. The chart title should appear above the chart itself. The chart legends should be clear and legible. Sources and notes should be listed below the chart rather than inside the chart. Numbers in the charts should be abbreviated as much as possible (e.g. “m” for “million” or “bn” for “billion”).
Citation sources should be listed in the body of the text rather than in the footnotes. The full reference list should be provided at the end of the paper, sorted alphabetically by the authors’ last names, according to the Harvard Citation Guide.