ISSN 2307-9878 (Print)
ISSN 2518-1181 (Online)
DOI 10.33146/2307-9878

Instructions for Authors

Please,

  1. read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal;
  2. make sure that issues about publication ethics, plagiarism, copyright, authorship have been appropriately considered;
  3. ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript;
  4. read the following instructions before submitting a manuscript to assure timely handling and review of their material.

Submission process
Reviewing process
Manuscript preparation

Submission process

Oblìk ì fìnansi (OiF) accepts original research articles, case studies, and review articles in English, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and German. Manuscripts submitted to OiF should neither be published before nor be under consideration for publication in another journal.

The submitting author, generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors have read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. 

Please create an author account by filling a web-based submission form to submit your manuscript. Moreover, the manuscript can be submitted to the Editor at magazine@faaf.org.ua (subject title: OiF Submission). Submission is completed upon receiving the electronic message that acknowledges the receipt of the manuscript. This electronic message also indicates the manuscript number assigned. This number will be used in all future correspondence to identify the article. If you fail to receive this confirmation mail within 72 hours, please contact the Editor.

For publication of the article, you have to send the following files:

1) The signed Agreement of the author (co-authors) that this is genuinely their (joint) work which they all agree to publish in OiF, it has not been submitted anywhere else and is not under consideration by any other editorial office and/or conference committee (Download Author's Agreement);

2) The photo of the author, passport, or visa size. If several authors jointly prepare the article, the corresponding author must send a photo of each of them;

3) The article file for the submission should include the full title page, structured abstract, text, tables, figures, and references. The form and content of the text file should be carefully checked to exclude the need for later corrections.

After submission, Editor informs an author about the expected issue of the journal where the article could be published. This lets the authors report to their universities and plan their research activities effectively. We do it within three days after the article submission.

Reviewing process

Initial Check

The Editor will check all submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journal's ethics policy or do not meet the journal's standards will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. 

Peer-Review

Once a manuscript passes the initial check, it will be assigned to independent experts for peer review. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by referees, who are members of the journal's Editorial Board. There are referees from Ukraine, Belarus, India, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Israel. If the decision about one manuscript could not be made upon two required reports of referees from the Editorial Board, outside referees (Editorial Advisors) could be involved in the evaluation.

Potential reviewers suggested by the authors may also be considered. Reviewers should not have published with any co-authors during the past five years. They should not currently work or collaborate with any of the institutions of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript.

The reviewers' recommendations determine whether an article will be accepted as it is, without any alteration / accepted with minor revision / rejected, but encouraged to rewrite and resubmit/rejected without further consideration. 

The process of reviewing lasts no longer than 30 days. OiF uses the Double-blind review model. In this type of peer review, the reviewers don't know the authors' identity and vice versa.

Editorial Decision and Revision

All the articles published in OiF go through the peer-review process and receive two reviews. The editorial decision will be one of the following:

a. Accept after Minor Revisions: 

The article is, in principle, accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given seven days for minor modifications.

b. Reconsider after Major Revisions: 

The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point-by-point response or a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised article within a suitable time frame, and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.

c. Reject and Encourage Resubmission: 

If additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions, the manuscript will be rejected, and the authors will be encouraged to re-submit the article once further experiments have been conducted.

d. Reject: 

The article has serious flaws and/or makes no significant original contribution. No offer of resubmission to the journal is provided.

All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point fashion. If the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response.

Author Appeals

Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the journal's Editorial Office. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers' and/or Editor's comments. The Executive Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and related information (including the referees' identities) to the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief being consulted will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage is final and cannot be reversed.

Manuscript preparation (MS Word Version)

Authors are required to ensure that their submitted manuscripts are in full compliance with the journal’s format guidelines as outlined below. 

OiF has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. 

All manuscripts should be submitted in DOC or DOCX format (paper size - A4). Margins should be 25 mm on the top, bottom, and sides. Please use 14-point Times New Roman or similar font with line-spacing - one-and-a-half. Please don't number the pages of the document.

On the manuscript's title page, you write down: JEL Code; your full name and the full name of the institution/organization you represent; the title of the article, abstract, and keywords.

The abstract (no less than 1800 printing characters, gaps including) should reflect the conceptual content of the article. In the abstract, the author should give a brief overview of research importance, describe the subject matter and the aim of the research, its methodology, and highlight the most significant results of the study. The abstract should be followed by a list of 5-6 keywords or short phrases, which will assist in the cross-indexing of the article. The abstracts and keywords in Ukrainian (no machine translations) would be a plus.

The full text of the article should be divided into sections at the convenience of the author. Sections can be the following:
1. Problem statement (Introduction).
2. Literature review on the research topic.
3. Purpose of the article (
Hypothesis).
4. Research methodology.
5. Main results of the research and discussion.
6. Conclusions and recommendations.

All tables must be titled and numbered. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).

All figures and graphs must be titled and numbered, having high resolution and high quality. Adding a figure to your article, please, keep in mind that the journal is black-and-white, so all the figures submitted in color will be different shades of grey only.

All figures and tables should be printed inside the article's main body.

Use only standard abbreviations; the use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confuse readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on the first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. 

References in the text are made as follows: (Myers, 2000), the former being the author's name, the latter - edition year. The reference list, alphabetically, should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published.

We encourage you to use bibliographic software when preparing your reference list. If you are using such software, please select APA StyleFor more information on APA Style, see the following link.

Please note: While the APA manual provides many examples of how to cite common types of sources, it does not provide rules on how to cite all types of sources. Therefore, if you have a source that APA does not include, APA suggests that you find the most similar example to your source and use that format.

The acknowledgments should be as brief as possible. Any grant that requires disclosure should be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

The author's contact information (your full name, degree and academic title, full title of your position and full name of the institution/organization you represent, contact phone and e-mail, ORCID iD) should be written on the last page of the manuscript.

If you have any questions, contact the Editorial Office or call +380442590125.

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Oblìk ì fìnansi!