Authors’ Guidelines

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities responsible where the work was carried out. ARTECO welcomes submissions that have previously been presented at conferences; or have previously appeared in other “non-journal” venues (for example: blogs or posters).
Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. Authors shall permit the publisher to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes, as specified on the journal’s website.
The publisher and journal have a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. Each submitted paper will be checked using two methods: anti-plagiarism checking software (Plagiarism Detector) and a reviewer check. All submissions will be tested with Plagiarism Detector before entering the double-blind review process.
Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted online, by using the submission form on the website ( ). The editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication. If you have any questions, please contact the editor.
Paper Selection and Publication Process
  1. Upon receipt of a submission, the editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within five working days.
  2. Peer review. ARTECO uses a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member and one to three external reviewers. The review process may take up to six weeks.
  3. The corresponding author will be notified of the result of review by e-mail.
  4. If the submission is accepted, the authors revise the paper according to the reviewers’ comments.
  5. All papers will be freely available, as PDF files, on the journal website.
1. General Requirements
1.1 Language and Numbers
ARTECO accepts only papers written in English, either American or British, however not a mixture of both. When writing numbers, use a period, not a comma, to represent the decimal point (i.e. but 333.45122).
 1.2 Length of Paper
Papers between 4 000 and 7 000 words are preferred.
 2. Title Page
The authors must provide two files:
  • A title page, including the title of the paper and authors’ identities;
  • The full paper, where the identities of the authors removed.
This is required in order to ensure the confidentiality of the review process.
2.1 Title
As the title is used by indexing systems for retrieving information, it should reflect, in a concise manner, the contents of the paper. Authors are recommended to avoid using abbreviations and words that are not related to the main body. A maximum length of 12 words is advised.
2.2 Authors’ Names and Institutional Affiliations
Each author name will have the following format: First name(s), Middle initial(s), if applicable, and last name. No teaching degree or scientific title should be specified. 
The institutional affiliation indicates the institution where the author conducted the research. Dual affiliation is acceptable, if two institutions supported the research. If no affiliation can be specified, the city and country of residence will be provided.
For the corresponding author, the email and postal address should be specified for correspondence.
3. Structure of the paper
The paper shall comply with the following strucure:
Title; abstract; keywords; JEL Codes, introduction; data, methods and/or techniques; results and discussions; conclusion; acknowledgements; references.
3.1 Formatting rules
Please use the following rules:
Abstract, key words, JEL Classification: Calibri (body) 9 pt.;
Body text: Calibri (body) 10 pt.;
Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph — 0 pt.; below paragraph — 0 pt., Line Spacing: Single pt.
Each paragraph will be market by a tab indentation at the beginning of the first row, by 1.27 cm.
Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 etc: Calibri (body) 10 pt. bold.
3.2 Abstract
A concise abstract will be included, between 150 and 250 words. The abstract should state briefly the research objectives, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided in the abstract.
3.3 Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide five to seven keywords in alphabetical order, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts, avoid abbreviations and take note that keywords serve the purpose of making your research discoverable in databases.
3.4 Divisions of the article
The article should be divided into clearly detailed sections and subsections, numbered accordingly:
  • Sections: 1., 2., 3. etc.
  • Subsections: 1.1., 1.2., 1.3. etc.
Abstract, key words, introduction, conclusions and reference sections should not be numbered.
3.5 Equations
The equations should be written by using the normal text size. The equation’s formula should be left aligned, with a normal tab indent (1.27 cm) and numbered (the number will be right-aligned). Use of equation editor tools is encouraged.
3.6 Tables
Tables should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. The table caption will be written with the same font type and size as the normal text, but will be centered ( and bolded), above the table. Table source and notes/details should be written below the table.
Table design should include all borders, but authors can merge and divide cells as they consider appropriate. Font of text inside the table can be chosen by the authors, but no table should be wider than the left-right margins of the page.  
3.7 Figures and Schemes
Figures will be also numbered consecutively, in compliance with their order of appearance in the text. Figure title (caption) should be placed below the figure, centered. The source and the notes related to the figure will be written below the caption. Like in the case of tables, the fonts inside the figure can be chosen by authors, to improve readability. Figures will be preceded by a blank line, and another blank line should be placed below figure description.
For both tables and figures, the abbreviations for labels (Fig., Tab.) are not recommended, so full labels are to be used (Figure, Table). References, within text, to a table or figure, will use the full label and the number of table/figure.
4. References
All works that have influenced the contents of the article, in the form of ideas, theoretical aspects, research results, whether those sources provide key background information, support or dispute your opinion, or offer critical definitions and data. All facts and figures that are not considered common knowledge should be documented. Also, cite your own previous works that are related, in the same manner as others’ papers, with the article.
4.1 Citations: consistent with APA guidelines
See , 
4.2 Reference List
References should follow APA guidelines and will not be numbered.
5. Footnotes
Footnotes should not be used for citations, only for supplementary explanation on a particular aspect.
6. Glossary
In this section, the author(s) should explain all abbreviations used within the paper.
7. Appendix
The appendix comes after the references and the notes. In the text, refer to appendices by their labels (Appendix A, Appendix B etc.). Label should be written with bold characters, alignment justified. Any title associated with the appendix will be written with bold characters, one line below the label. Example:
Appendix A
Title of Appendix A
  • The paper shall be formatted according to the template file (see below links).
Template_Arteco (pdf format)
Template_Arteco (editable format)