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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text uses a line spacing of 1.15, 12-point font, preferably Garamond. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The author's name does not appear neither in the document nor in the file name, in order to ensure anonymity during the review
  • Where available, URLs or DOI for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Review reports should contain:

  • A brief summary outlining the aim of the paper and its main contributions as understood by the reviewer.
  • Broad comments highlighting areas of strength and weakness. These comments should be specific enough for authors to be able to respond.
  • Specific comments referring to line numbers, tables or figures. Reviewers need not comment on formatting issues that do not obscure the meaning of the paper, as these will be addressed by editors.

A review report should take into account:

  • Originality/Novelty: Is the question original and well defined? Do the results provide an advance in current knowledge?
  • Significance: Are the results interpreted appropriately? Are they significant? Are all conclusions justified and supported by the results?
  • Quality of Presentation: Is the article written in an appropriate way? Are the data and analyses presented appropriately?
  • Scientific Soundness: is the study correctly designed and technically sound? Are the data robust enough to draw the conclusions? Are the methods, tools, and software described with sufficient details to allow another researcher to reproduce the results?
  • Interest to the Readers: Are the conclusions interesting for the readership of the Journal? Will the paper attract a wide readership, or be of interest only to a limited number of people?
  • Overall Merit: Is there an overall benefit to publishing this work? Does the work provide an advance towards the current knowledge? English Level (when appropriate): Is the English language appropriate and understandable?

Manuscripts submitted to Economia Marche should meet the highest standards of publication ethics:

  • Manuscripts should only report results that have not been submitted or published before, even in part.
  • Manuscripts must be original and should not reuse text from another source without appropriate citation.

If reviewers become aware of such scientific misconduct or fraud, plagiarism or any other unethical behavior related to the manuscript, they should raise these concerns to the editor immediately.

Economia Marche editors never edit reviewer comments intended for the authors. Reviewers are thus asked to make fair comments and to use appropriate language. Confidential comments to the editors can be made in a dedicated box on the review form.

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