Public and Municipal Finance

ISSN 2222-1867 (print), 2222-1875 (online)
Publisher LLC “Consulting Publishing Company “Business Perspectives”
Issued from February 2012
Public and Municipal Finance

The journal publishes the results of scientific researches, focused on contemporary issues of public and municipal finance management. The Editorial Board gives the privilege of publication to the original and innovative manuscripts, which examine the following areas: formation of local budgets, implementation of state and local taxation systems, impact of state financial policy on the investment attractiveness and the economic potential of the region, general trends in legislation and local government, history of cities and retrospective analysis of the urban evolution, etc. The target audience of the journal includes researchers, scholars, lecturers, students, and practitioners. It is published quarterly in Ukraine.

Key topics:

  • State and Local Budgets;
  • Budgetary Policy (formation of budgetary revenues, optimization of budgetary costs, procedure of budget preparation);
  • Interrelationship between budgets of different levels (state, region, city);
  • Taxation systems (state and local);
  • Budget and non-budget funds;
  • Formation of state and municipal finance;
  • Private sector and economic growth;
  • Economic and investment potential of the region;
  • Legislation and local government;
  • Retrospective analysis of the urban evolution;
  • Econometric and statistical methods in public and municipal finance;
  • Econometric modeling;
  • Financial forecasting and simulation;
  • Government policy and regulation in financial sphere.

Journal supports open-access (hybrid)

Publisher

LLC “СPС “Business Perspectives”
Hryhorii Skovoroda lane, 10, Sumy 40022, Ukraine
phone/fax: +38-0542-775771

Submission guidelines

Please send a soft copy of your paper as an MS Word .doc file (all versions accepted) and filled  Cover letter form to the following e-mail:
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Editors

Boyd D. Collier

Dr., Professor of Finance and Economics, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Tarleton State University, USA.

Hans-Georg Petersen

Dr., Full Professor of Public Economics, University of Potsdam and Research Professor, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany.

Serhiy Frolov

Doctor of Economics, Professor of Department of Finance, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

Advising Editors

Kudret Topyan

Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Finance, Department of Economics and Finance, School of Business, Manhattan College, USA.

Editorial Board

Bora Aktan

Ph.D., Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain; Research Fellow, EuroMed Research Business Institute, Asset Management and Emerging Markets Groups.

Nasser Arshadi

Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Vice Provost for Research, University of Missouri – St. Louis, USA.

Sung C. Bae

Ph.D., Professor, Department Chair, Department of Finance, College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University, USA.

Yevhen Balatskyi

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine.

Massimo Biasin

Ph.D., Full Professor of Financial Intermediaries, Faculty of Economics, University of Macerata, Italy.

Valeria De Bonis

Ph.D., Professor of Public Finance, University of Pisa, Director of the Department of Economics, Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Pisa, Italy.

Sylvain Bourjade

Dr., Professor of Finance, Department of Economics and Finance, Toulouse Business School, France.

A.J. Cataldo II

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, Chair of the Department of Accounting, College of Business and Public Affairs, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Trevor Chamberlain

Ph.D., Dr., Professor of Finance, Chair of Finance and Business Economics, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada.

Hsihui Chang

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, Department Head & KPMG Endowed Chair of Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, USA.

Bruce W. Chase

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law, Radford University, Director of the University's Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center (GNAC), USA.

Lal C. Chugh

Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.

Adrian Cloer

Dr., Professor, Chair of Business Taxation and International Tax Law, EBS Business School, University for Business and Law, Germany.

Christine Cooper

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, School of Business, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Laurence S. Copeland

Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK.

Ehsan H. Feroz

Ph.D., Full Professor of Accounting, Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma, USA.

Timothy J. Fogarty

Ph.D., Professor, Department of Accountancy, KPMG Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Emilios Galariotis

Professor of Finance, Audencia Nantes School of Management, France.

Alain Ged

Dr., Professor of Strategy, Finance and Entrepreneurship, Academic Director of the Executive MBA, Institut d'Administration des Entreprises, Université Paul Cézanne, France.

Richard J. Grant

Professor of Finance and Economics, Lipscomb University, USA.

Mark D. Griffiths

Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, Farmer School of Business, Miami University, USA.

Ambrish Gupta

Ph.D., Dr., Senior Professor in Finance and Accounting, FORE School of Management, India.

Mahmoud M. Haddad

Ph.D., Professor of Finance, College of Business and Public Affairs, University of Tennessee at Martin, USA.

Medhat Hassanein

Professor of Finance and Banking, Department of Management, School of Business at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Serge Hayward

Dr., Professor of Finance, Groupe ESC Dijon-Bourgogne, Burgundy School of Business, France.

Arne Heise

Dr., Professor of Finance and Public Governance, Department of Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Ghassem A. Homaifar

Ph.D., Professor of Financial Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

Keith Hooper

Ph.D., Professor of Financial Accounting and Disciplinary Chair, Department of Accounting, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Ken Hung

Professor of Finance, Division of International Banking and Finance Studies, Texas A&M International University A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, USA.

Fred R. Kaen

Professor of Finance and Co-Director of the International Private Enterprise Center, Accounting and Finance Department, University of New Hampshire, USA.

Kenneth A. Kriz

Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance, Director, Kansas Public Finance Center, Wichita State University, USA.

Bart Lambrecht

Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom.

Ioannis Lazaridis

Professor of Financial Analysis, Financial & Accounting Department, University of Macedonia, Greece.

François Longin

Ph.D., Professor of Finance, ESSEC Business School, France.

Suneel Maheshwari

Ph.D., Professor, Division of Accountancy, Marshall University, USA.

Raimondo Manca

Full Professor in Mathematics for the Applications in Economics, Finance and Actuarial Science, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.

Paul R. Mather

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting and Finance, School of Accounting, La Trobe University, Australia.

Khelifa Mazouz

Professor of Finance, Bradford University School of Management, UK.

David G. McMillan

Professor of Finance, Accounting and Finance Division, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK.

Ghassan Omet

Professor, Department of Finance, University of Jordan, Jordan.

Giorgio Panella

Full Professor of Public Economics and Environmental Economics, University of Pavia, Italy.

Malcolm J. Prowle

Professor of Performance Management, University of Gloucestershire, Business School, UK.

Reza Ramazani

Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Economics Department, St. Michael's College, USA.

Walter Ried

Dr., Professor of Economics, Chair of Public Finance, University of Greifswald, Germany.

M.J. da Rocha Armada

Professor of Finance, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Portugal.

Adrian J. Sawyer

Dr., Professor of Taxation, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, College of Business and Economics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Ronald W. Spahr

Dr., Professor of Finance, Chair of the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, USA.

Jan Werner

Ph.D., Dr., Professor of Economics at the Cologne Business School, University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Lead Economist at the Institute of Local Public Finance (ILPF), Germany.

John Wingender

Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Chairman of the Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business Administration, Creighton University, USA.

Ayşe Yüce

Ph.D., Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Department, Ted Rogers School of Business, Ryerson University, Canada.

Daniel Zéghal

Ph.D., Full Professor, Director of the CGA Accounting Research Centre, Welch LLP Teaching Fellow, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Reviewers

Maria del Carmen Aranda

Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, University of Navarra, Spain.

Iryna Chmutova

Dr. of Economics, Associate Professor, Department of Banking, Simon Kuznets Kharkіv National University of Economics, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Ruth W. Epps

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

Nico Groenendijk

Visiting professor of European Studies, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia.

Kenneth A. Kim

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, State University of New York at Buffalo, the Academic Director of the Singapore EMBA Program and Chair of the MBA Program, USA.

Yulia Kovalenko

Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Department of Financial Markets, University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Ukraine.

Susana Gago Rodríguez

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting, Department of Business Administration, Carlos III University, Spain.

Mauro Romano

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting and Business Administration, University of Foggia; Professor of Firm Valuation, LUISS "Guido Carli", Rome, Italy.

Andrei Gomes Simonassi

Ph.D., Professor, Center for Economist Education in the North-East (CAEN), Federal University of Ceará, Brazil.

Richard Simper

Associate Professor in Financial Economics, Nottingham University Business School, UK.

Clifford R. Skousen

Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, School of Accountancy, Utah State University, USA.

Guidelines for Editors and Reviewers

The Editorial Board consists of international experts in their respective fields. All members of the Board occupy high positions in educational and research institutions. The roles of the Editorial Board members are the following:

  • provide expertise in definite research field;
  • review submitted papers;
  • advise on journal policy and scope and participate in the journal development;
  • propose subject definition and conference choice for special issues. Also, editorial members may be guest editors of special issue;
  • promote the journal at conferences, seminars, workshops, and relevant public events
  • attract new potential authors;

Guest editors play a vital role in ensuring the quality of special content publications, such as Special Issues. Guest editors overlook the process, from proposal to publication.

The Editorial Board is reviewed every two years, which means exclusion of inactive members and addition of the new ones.

We appreciate applications from the editorial candidates. To submit an application, please send an e-mail to an editorial assistant of the selected journal and attach a file with your CV (containing the current place of work, occupation, education, the scope of your scientific interest, types of activity, list of publications, list of the journals in which you occupy the positions of an editor or a reviewer, e-mail for contact and a link to personal page at you university).

Duties of editors

We strongly recommend that Editors get acquainted with and follow COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

The editors of the journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal will be published. The editor may confer with the members of the Editorial Board in making this decision.

Fair play. The editors evaluate manuscripts without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality. The editors, members of the Editorial Boards, and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone except the authors of the paper, reviewers, potential reviewers, and the publisher, for appropriate reasons.

Disclosure. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper should not be used in the own research of the editors or the members of the Editorial Board without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of reviewers

We strongly recommend that all reviewers get acquainted with and follow COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Confidentiality. Information regarding submitted manuscripts should be kept confidential during and after review process. Also, reviewers should not reveal any details about reviewing manuscript to anybody.

Standards of objectivity. Reviewers should be objective while conducting reviews. All the comments and recommendations should be supported with relevant arguments.

Disclosure. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Peer Review

Peer review plays a vital and critical role in the publication of scholarly articles through assessment of validity, quality and originality of submitted articles. It is considered to be the most effective and valid form of research evaluation to help select the highest quality articles for publication. Authors can receive the information regarding the peer-review stage of their manuscripts through editorial assistants.

Review process

Editorial staff transfers all submitted manuscripts to one of the Editors for initial evaluation in order to establish if the manuscript meets the editorial criteria. Initial evaluation includes assessment if the manuscript is suitable for the journal or special issue, authors’ qualification and background, and plagiarism levels. Papers that don’t meet these criteria, as well as obviously poor manuscripts, will be rejected without sending for further external review.

If the papers provide potential interest for readers and present importance to the scientists in the relevant field of the journal’s scope, Editors suggest external peer-reviewers (selection of peer-reviewers is based on expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics). Alternatively, editorial staff will send manuscripts to qualified Editorial Board members or reviewers from our database.

All manuscripts are “double-blind” peer-reviewed, which means that reviewers do not possess any information about the authors’ identities and vice versa. If one of the editors submits the manuscript for publication in the journal, editorial staff transfers this manuscript to another Editor or one of the Editorial Board members without disclosing any information about the author.

After the manuscripts have been reviewed, Editors receive a Referee Report with point-by-point evaluation and comments. Based on the suitability of selected reviewers, adequacy of reviewer comments and overall scientific quality of the paper, Editors make one of the following decisions:

  • Publish unaltered
  • Consider after minor changes
  • Consider after major changes
  • Reject without further consideration

If the authors are required to revise the paper, they ought to provide revised manuscript along with Response to the Reviewers. All authors can receive Referee Report on demand without revealing the identity of the reviewer and appeal against editorial decisions by response to the referees with authors’ arguments and explanations. Articles may or may not be sent to reviewers after author revision, dependent on whether the reviewer requested to see the revised version and the wishes of the Editor.

Expectations from reviewers

During the peer-review process, report preparation, and after refereeing we expect from Editorial Board members and reviewers to:

  • respond in a reasonable time-frame, especially if reviewer can not perform the review, including intentional delay;
  • declare if they are not experts in the field the paper is relevant to;
  • declare any potentially conflicting or competing interests (which may, for example, be personal, financial, intellectual, professional, political or religious) and seek advice from the Editorial Board in this case;
  • decline to review if they feel unable to provide a fair and unbiased review or they are involved with any of the work in the manuscript or its reporting;
  • to provide honest and fair assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the research and the manuscript;
  • send completed report form along with the reviewed manuscript;
  • be specific in their criticisms, and provide evidence with appropriate references to substantiate general statements to help editors in their evaluation and decision;
  • suggest additional research if it helps strengthen or extend the work;
  • ensure their comments and recommendations for the editor are consistent with their report for the authors;
  • any suggestions and comments must be based on valid academic or technological reasons;
  • continue to keep details of the manuscript and its review confidential during and after reviewing;

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest comprise those which may not be fully apparent and which may influence the judgment of author, reviewers, and editors. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived. They may be personal, commercial, ideological, academic, or financial.

When authors submit a manuscript of any type or format they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work. All authors that publish in our journals are obliged to declare conflicts of interest if there are any. Declared conflicts of interest will be considered by the editor and Conflict of Interest Statement will appear in our journals at the end of the published article.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. Reviewers should be objective and constructive, declare all potential conflicting interest, seeking advice from the editors if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest; do not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the author, which could be implied in the manuscript.

Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should not make editorial and publication decisions if they have conflicts of interest related to articles under consideration. Editorial staff must not use information received through working with manuscripts for private gain. Guest editors should follow these same procedures.

Research Misconduct Policies

Plagiarism

LLC "CPC "Business Perspectives" uses Similarity Check service and all manuscripts that are being sent for an external peer review, are screened for originality with iThenticate software. By submitting their manuscripts to our journals authors are agreeing to any necessary originality checks the manuscript may have to undergo during the publication process.
Plagiarism implies the use another author's work without permission or acknowledgement. Plagiarism may have different forms from copying word by word to rewriting. While defining plagiarism the following definitions are taken into account:

Literal copying
Copying the work word by word, in general or in parts, without permission or acknowledgement of the source. Literal copying is clearly plagiarism and is easily detected by plagiarism software.

Substantial copying
Replicating substantial part of the work without permission and confirmation of the source. In determining what is "substantial", both the quantity and the quality of the copied content are relevant.
Quality is measured by relative value of copied text comparing to the whole text. Where the essence of the work was copied, even not very big part of it, plagiarism is identified.

Paraphrasing
Copying may be made without literal replicating, used in the original work. This type of copying is known as paraphrasing and it may be the most difficult type of plagiarism to reveal.
Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable and will lead to immediate rejection of the paper along with possible sanctions against authors.

Allegations about authorship of contributions

It is important that all authors are declared in the list of authors and are declared in the Cover letter form, sent along with a submitted paper.

To be considered the author, a person should be responsible for particular research aspect or preparation for work or make particular contribution to the concept, project, fulfillment, or research explanation, and it must be confirmed in the final work form.

Insignificant contribution may not be considered as an authorship. A person who provides insignificant contribution or appropriate data or other type of help may be considered as "contributor" by author/co-authors, and may be declared in the paper in acknowledgement section.

According to our policy, author/co-authors of submitted paper must fill in the Cover letter form to identify all participants, as well as confirm their consent to publish the paper.

Duplicate submission

Authors must present papers which are unique and must not be submitted to any other journal (except for some unusual circumstances and only with reviewer's approval). Sometimes authors may ignore this requirement, submitting the same document to several journals or submitting several documents on the basis of one and the same research. As in plagiarism duplicate submission may take different forms: literal copying, partial, but substantial copying or even paraphrased copying of the research. The publisher sticks to the policy which forbids publication of multiple papers on the basis of a single research. Infringement of this policy will result in immediate rejection along with possible sanctions against authors.

Citation manipulation

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author's work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will result in immediate rejection along with possible sanctions against authors.

Data falsification

If the falsified or fabricated data of experimental results (this also includes manipulation of images) will be found in the submitted paper, it will result in an immediate rejection along with possible sanctions against authors.

Sanctions
The following sanctions may be imposed in case of infringement of abovementioned policies:

  • Immediate rejection of the manuscript.
  •  Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by LLC "CPC "Business Perspectives".
  • Publication embargo against all authors of the manuscript (prohibition for any new submissions to any journal published by LLC "CPC "Business Perspectives"). The term of the embargo may vary, but the minimum is 24 months.
  • Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal published by LLC "CPC "Business Perspectives".

Correction and Retraction Policy

All Business Perspectives journals have the same policy regarding corrections and retractions. We differentiate between addenda, errata, corrigenda, and retractions.

Addenda
If significant information was unintentionally omitted by authors from the original publication, the original article can be amended through an Addendum reporting these previously omitted results. The Addendum will be published, with page numbers added, in the current issue of the journal. A hyperlink to the Addendum will also be added to the original publication.

Errata
An erratum will be used if a significant error has been introduced by us during the production of the journal article, including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy. A significant error is considered to be the one that affects the scholarly record, the scientific integrity of the article, the reputation of the authors, or of the journal. All errata are linked to the version of the article that they correct.

Corrigenda
A corrigendum is a notification of a significant error made by the authors of the article. All corrigenda are approved by the editors of the journal. All corrigenda are linked to the version of the article that they correct.

Retractions
Retraction will be issued by an editor upon several conditions: severe plagiarism, multiple publications, data fabrication, unreliable or faulty findings, and other harmful practices. In this case, Retraction notice will be published. This notice will include the title and authors of the article, the reason for the retraction and who is retracting the article. It will be published online with a link to the online version of the article. It will be published in the next print issue and included in the table of contents of that issue. Before publishing the notice of retraction, a signed statement by the authors should be sent to the editorial office.

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This section contains information about articles which are already reviewed, accepted and waiting for publication in next issues of the journal.

Standardization of sustainability reporting: rationale for better investment decision-making

Henry Mynhardt, Southern Business School, South Africa
Inna Makarenko, Sumy State University, Ukraine
Alex Plastun, Sumy State University, Ukraine

Abstract. The role of sustainability reporting in investment decision-making is not clear and obvious. Despite the steady increase of such statements in corporate annual reports, the relationship between the sustainability reporting and the financial performance of companies is not always positive. The main problems of sustainability reporting nowadays are insufficient comparability of reporting, accuracy (lack of materiality, reliability and validity of indicators), lack of common approaches for its verification.
Synthesis of standardization and regulation features of sustainability reporting, which is provided in this paper in different dimensions (countries, regulators standards), allows to identify long-term trends of this reporting to ensure its quality during investment decision-making in traditional and responsible financial markets.

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Submission Guidelines

Before paper submission authors should get acquainted with Requirements to the manuscripts and arrange their paper according to them. Along with paper authors should e-mail completed Cover letter form to editor or editorial assistant of the chosen journal.

Before manuscript submission, please check Research Misconduct Policies, infringement of which will result in immediate rejection of the paper and possible sanctions against the author.

General requirements:

  • Do one’s best to send an article with good level of English. Well-built articles with a good language usage will let the reviewers and editors concentrate on the articles’ academic value, thus speeding up reviewing process.
  • Make sure that the paper presents an academic value, the newness and applicability are well described; the paper makes contribution to earlier researched results concerning appropriate topic.
  • Avoid using hyphenation in the text, make figures readable and editable, as well as tables’ style.
  • Use bold type, italics, inferior and superior signs where necessary.
  • While preparing tables use net, for column balance use tabulation.
  • In numeric values use dot instead of commas (in fractions).

Citation and Reference Formatting

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Requirements to the manuscripts (PDF Version)

1. Abstract preparation guidelines
1.1. The abstract (200‐250 words) should reflect the conceptual content of the article. In the abstract the author should provide a brief overview of research importance, describe the subject matter and the aim of research, its methodology, as well as highlight the most significant results of research.
1.2. Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classifications that can be found at http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php, and keywords are necessary.
1.3. Font ‐ Times New Roman; text size ‐ 12 pts, line‐spacing ‐ one‐and‐a‐half.
1.4. All tables and figures should be editable.
2. The paper main body preparation guidelines
2.1. The paper should present the results of independent original research undertaken by the author; it should contain the data never published before.
2.2. The paper should contain a clear description of research objective and its subject.
2.3. The methodology of research should be described in detail.
2.4. The author personal scientific contribution must be grounded in the paper.
2.5. The paper should contain basic suggestions on how to solve the problem under study.
2.6. American English is preferred to British English.
3. The structure of the paper
3.1. The title of the paper.
3.2. Below, in the centre of the page the name of the author should be printed. Reference to the author's name should be made at the bottom of the page with the footnote marked by asterisk ("*"). The reference should contain information about the author's degree and affiliation, as well as contact details (phone number and e‐mail).
3.3. Below, the text of the abstract should be printed.
3.4. After the abstract's keywords and JEL classifications should be printed.
3.5. Below the main body of the paper should be placed.
3.6. The main body of the paper should be followed by references.
3.7. References contain the list of literature referred to given in alphabetical order.
3.8. All figures and tables should be printed inside the papers' main body.
4. Manuscript length
4.1. The paper should not be less than 2000 words and should not exceed 6000 words.

Publishing process

Submission process
To submit a paper, please send two copies of manuscript, one in MS Word format (.doc or .docx) and one in PDF, and completed Cover letter form attached to an e-mail to the editorial assistant.
Make sure that all supplementary materials (tables, figures, equations, and images) are editable. In case the editorial assistant asks to send editable elements, please do it as soon as possible to make the reviewing process faster. To prepare your paper for submission, please read Submission Guidelines.

Infringement of Research Misconduct Policies will result in paper rejection and possible sanctions against authors.

Review process
All papers are "double-blind" peer-reviewed. Detailed information can be found in Peer Review section.

Article Processing Charges (APC)
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Proofreading
After the paper is typeset, the publisher will provide the authors of accepted papers with proofs for the correction of errors. Only changes to the title of the paper, list of authors or scientific errors will be considered and further approved by the publishing team. The publisher is not responsible for the errors which are the results of authors' oversight. We reserve the right to make the final decision regarding style and the size of figures.

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We may share authors’ information with appropriate agents, representatives, mutual establishments and organizations, we are agents or sponsors to. This information may be shared only for appropriate reasons, which may be important for us in business matters or according to our legal obligations.

LLC “CPC “Business Perspectives” takes all necessary precautionary measures to protect your personal information from theft, abuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, change, and distraction with the help of appropriate administrative, physical, and technical measures in providing security.

 

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Editorial Board members and reviewers constantly work on increasing the efficiency of manuscripts evaluation and selection of the papers that present extreme importance to the scientific field. In this respect, there are factors that result in a rejection of a significant share of papers submitted for publication. The reasons for rejection can be different. Main reasons are listed in Peer Review and Research Misconduct Policies.

LLC “CPC “Business Perspectives” emphasizes that in no case place of work or country of residence of the scientist, his racial or religious affiliation can be the reason for rejection.

In this respect, we ask the authors to pay attention to necessity of observing publication ethics principles. Submitted manuscripts should be relevant in content and comply with the aim, tasks and specialization of the journal.

The language of the manuscript should be professional, and the format should comply with the standards given. Weak English and incompliance with the format standards will not obligatorily lead to rejection, but can delay paper acceptance until the author makes the amendments. The acceptance rate for the journal is calculated as a number of manuscripts accepted for publication compared with total number of manuscripts submitted in one year.

This rate demonstrates gradual and steady decrease. By now, it is 35%.

To have a clear vision about period of consideration and process of review of your paper, authors can always contact the editorial assistant. Period of paper consideration is not fixed and can be changed depending on different factors, but our employees will keep you informed about the status of the publishing process.

The average time it takes to make a publication decision after receipt of submitted manuscript is 85 days.

Number of articles published in “Public and Municipal Finance” journal:

2012 – 17
2013 – 10
2014 – 10
2015 – 16
2016 – 19

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