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Instructions for Abstract and Full Paper Submission

OBIC Conference 2023

Abstract Submission

  • Both theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged.
  • Paper abstracts (250-300 words) must contain the title of the submission; name and position of the author(s); contact information (affiliation, full address, position, telephone, and email). If more than one author is listed, please identify the author who will make the presentation at the conference.
  • To avoid technical problems, we highly encourage early abstract submissions. If you do not receive a confirmation letter in 24 hours about receiving your abstract, please resend it or call any of the numbers given in contacts section.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee.
  • Non-native English speakers must make sure the proper language usage.
  • Dates and deadlines are under the "Important Dates" section.
  • Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent via email.

Full Paper Submission

  • Authors should observe high academic standards.
  • Plagiarism in any form is incompatible with research ethics and our values.
  • Along with the editorial process, manuscripts sent to the Organizing Committee will be peer-reviewed by corresponding experts. External reviewers will be blind to the names of the authors and the institution which the manuscripts have been sent from. If selected for publication, authors may be asked for modifications based on the opinions of the reviewers. If there is more than one author, consent from all authors is required for publication.
  • Manuscripts in Microsoft Word format must be sent to the following email addresses: kovacs.gabriella@uni-bge.hu and obic@uni-bge.hu.
  • If you wish to submit your paper for publication specifically in one of the offered journals, please consider its guidelines listed below.

Preparation of the Main Text:

  1. The length of paper: 35,000 - 50,000 characters (5,000-8,000 words).
  2. Articles must begin with a short abstract written by the author(s) not exceeding 250 words.
  3. Text alignment: justified.
  4. The text may be subdivided into sections. Each section must have a title and number. Each section can be divided into subsections, numbered according to the scheme 2., 2.2. etc.
  5. Tables and graphs should be also sent in Excel or a similar format.
  6. Required font type and size: Times New Roman, 12pt.
  7. The bibliographical references must be in the form of in-text citation - given directly in the main text - and not in the footnotes - using the following format: (Csáki, 2010, p. 25) or (Csáki - Kovács, 2010, p. 25). In case of more than three authors: (Csáki et al., 2010, p. 25).
  8. Footnotes can only be used when additional information must be added to the main text. Footnotes with continuous counting must appear at the bottom of the pages.
  9. Referring to a miscellaneous essay: Small, F. (2007): Convergence in Big Europe. In: Big, R. (Ed.) Selected studies 2000-2007. Vol. II. Budapest: Nagy Publisher. pp. 226-228.
  10. Referring to an internet publication: Small, F. - Big, R. (2007): Budget Deficit and Convergence. [online] available: https://www.fisk.hu/info (Accessed: 15 March 2007)
  11. Authors are requested to give their scientific degrees and not more than two of their jobs or professional positions.
  12. The main text is followed by a reference list in alphabetical order using the following format: Kovacs, F. (2014): Budget Deficit. International Institution. Working Paper 42, pp. 1-15.