INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REVIEWERS


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REVIEWERS
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I. Introduction
  
The Journal editorial board is interested in publishing wide range of papers from the field of European and international law, cross border business, international trade and economy and market integrations.
All the papers submitted for publishing must be written in compliance with the Journals Instructions for the authors and are subject to double-blinded review. Only part IV. - The Review of this form will be presented to the author thus not revealing the reviewers identity. The papers shall be classified as (1) original scientific paper, (2) preliminary communication, (3) review article, or (4) professional paper.
 
 
II. Guidelines for the reviewers
 
 In reviewing please pay attention to the following elements:
(1) It is important to consider and conclude if the paper makes a valuable contribution to existing knowledge and literature in terms of theory development, new data, new methodology etc.
(2) Is the paper written and submitted according to Journals Instructions for the authors.
(3) Is the paper written and presented up to publishable standards of the Journal in terms of: whether any concepts have been defined adequately, whether the paper is well structured with coherent argumentation and well integrated, clarity of any statistical data, tables and diagrams, whether the title reflects the contents of the paper accurately, if any part of the paper should be cut out, restructured or further developed.
(4) Appropriateness of referencing in terms of giving adequate credit to other contributors in the field, major omissions and whether the references are complete and written correctly.
(5) Reviewers proposal to the course of action may be to: accept the paper as presented, repeat the review process after changes recommended by reviewer, reject the paper.
 
 
III. Classification Guidelines
 
 (1) An original scientific paper presents the results of original research that were not previously published in either full or preliminary form.
(2) A preliminary communication contains at least one new scientific fact or result that requires immediate publication, but it should not contain enough details to test the described results, as is the case with original scientific articles.
(3) A review article contains an overall review of recent and current research in a specific area. Papers in this category are surveys in nature that should contain critical references and evaluations. The references must be complete enough to permit a good insight into the subject-matter.
(4) A professional paper does not have to be based on original research, but it should contribute to the application of well-known research results and present theoretical conceptions.