Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research (JEECAR) is a multi-disciplinary journal related to regional economics, finance, management, marketing, international affairs, and other business-related disciplines.

The JEECAR Journal is committed to the editorial principles of all aspects of publication ethics and publication malpractice as assigned by the Committee on Public Ethics.

Any paper submitted to the journal must be original, previously unpublished, and currently not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All articles in the printed version of the journal are peer-reviewed. The review process is a double-blind process. Neither the authors nor the reviewers know who wrote or reviewed the article. Per standard practice, only the Editor assigned to handle a paper knows the identity of the authors and the reviewers.

All paper submissions should be posted on www.ieeca.org/journal (preferred method). ONLY in case of technical difficulties, the article can be submitted by email in Microsoft Word to journal@ieeca.org.

REMEMBER – to submit your article online, you will need to register as an Author.




Section Policies


This section is limited to a short articles by the current editorial board.

  • Nikolay Megits
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All submittals to this section must be based on original research and include a clearly detailed methodology section.

  • Nikolay Megits
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Case Study

  • Jitka Hilliard
  • Brent McKenzie
  • Nikolay Megits
  • Nazar Mustapha
  • Jack (John) Reardon
  • Serhij Reverchuk
  • Irina Skorobogatykh
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Foreign Affairs

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This page is only for submitting your abstracts for the preliminary review and approval.

  • Nikolay Megits
  • Serhij Reverchuk
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Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review is to ensure that good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is standard practice at all reputable scientific journals. Our referees, therefore, play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of Journal of East European and Central Asia Research and all manuscripts, including those that appear in Special Issues, are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial manuscript evaluation The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least 2 experts for review; these may include members of the Editorial Board. Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage are usually informed within 1-2 months of receipt.

Type of peer review This journal employs double blind reviewing, where the referees remain anonymous to authors throughout the process.

How referees are selected Referees are matched to papers according to their expertise and recent reviewing history. Our database is constantly being updated. We welcome suggestions for referees from the author(s) though these recommendations may or may not be used.

Referee reports Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
• is original• is methodologically sound• follows appropriate ethical guidelines• has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions• correctly references previous relevant work.

Referees are not expected to correct or copy edit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.

How long does the review process take? Typically manuscripts are reviewed within 1-2 months of submission. but substantially longer review times are not uncommon. Should the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unduly delayed, a further expert opinion is often sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees upon receipt. Referees may and frequently do request more than one revision of a manuscript.

Final report A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript is sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and usually included verbatim comments by the referees.

Editor's decision is final Referees advise the Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Becoming a referee If you are not currently a referee for the Journal of East European and Central Asia Research but would like to be added to the list, please contact the editorial office. The benefits of refereeing include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage. You may also be able to cite your work for the journal as part of your professional service contributions. See http://ieeca.org/call-for-reviewers

English Language Proficiency Requirement: When Editor recommends that submitted article needs some grammar improvement, authors would need to refine the use of English in their manuscripts and might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing companies.


Publication Frequency

Vo.4 No.2 will be published in December 2017.


Open Access Policy

This Journal provides immediate access to its content, however, will require subscriptions to access some or all of its contents.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statements

The Journal JEECAR is committed to the editorial principles of all aspects of publication ethics and publication malpractice as assigned by the Committee on Public Ethics.



Advertizing Policy

This journal will accept advertising.


Plagirism Prevention

JEECAR takes issues of plagiarism very seriously. We seek to protect the reputation of the our journal against malpractice and we reserve the right to remove article from the journal, inform the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or ban the author from publication in the journal.

All the received submissions will be checked on plagirism.


Open Access Licensing

Open access articles in JEECAR journal are published under Creative Commons licences. These provide an industry-standard framework to support easy re-use of open access material. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright of their work.


Retraction and Correction Policy

A Retraction of an article will be performed by JEECAR editor, either following an author’s request or a 3rd party’s report of scientific misconduct.

A retraction will be issued when there is clear and conclusive evidence of:

  • unethical research practices
  • data fabrication
  • detection of plagiarism
  • double publication
  • copyright infringement - e.g. if an article uses copyrighted figures without permission
  • any other practice or act considered potentially harmful to the scientific community

A Correction will be issued by JEECAR editor when:

  • only a small portion of an article is defective in a way that does not severely affect findings reported in it
  • it is determined that the scientific community would be better served by a correction than a retraction


The IEECA Press

ISSN 2328-8272 (print)   ISSN 2328-8280 (online)