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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    • Main Text Format

    The article should be 12-16 pages (approximately 45 600 characters) in length. Upon a separate permission of the board of editors, a longer article or scholarly review may be published. Times New Roman 12 (main text), 1.5 spacing between lines. Page numbers in the lower right-hand corner. Italics can be used in the text if necessary. Do not use bold or underline in the text.

    • Headings

    Ist level: Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Headings.
    2nd level: Left-aligned, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Headings.
    3rd level: Indented, italicized, lowercase heading.
    Headings should not be numbered.

    • Footnotes

    Footnotes should be used sparingly. Do not use endnotes. Do not use footnotes for citing references.

    • In – Text Citations

    Follow the author-date method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Smith, 2003). If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by "p."), for example, “He stated, ‘Doctoral students need to practice using APA style” (Smith, 2003, p. 234). If there are more than two authors, use (Smith et al, 2001) in the text, and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

    • Reference List

    Your reference list should appear at the end of your paper. Each source you cite in the paper must appear in your reference list; and each entry in the reference list must be cited in your text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. If you have more than one article (book) by the same author, list the articles (books) in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

    • Basic Format for Books

    Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
    Studenmund, A.H. (1997). Using econometrics: A Practical guide (3rd ed.). Reading, MA: Addison- Wesley.

    • Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

    Author, A. A., and Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

    Clarke, W. (2006). Capital budgeting and planning. In H.A. Frank (ed.), Public financial management (45-66). Boca Raton: Taylor&Francis.

    • Article in a Journal

    Author, A.A. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of the journal, volume (number), pages.
    Hodge, G.G., and Greve, C. (2007). Private-public partnerships: An international performance review. Public Administration Review, 67(3): 545-559.

    • Electronic Sources

    Articles: Author, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number (issue number if available). Retrieved (date), from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
    Data, government sources:
    Lithuanian Department of Statistics. (2010).General government deficit and debt. Retrieved October 23, 2011 from http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/news/view?id=9757

    • Tables

    Provide each table on a separate page. Indicate position of the table by placing in the text [Table 1 about here]. Number tables in the order of appearance Table 1, Table 2, etc. Each table should be titled (e.g. Table 1. Self-explanatory title). Refer to tables using their numbers (e.g. see Table 1, Table A1 in the Annex). Try to break one large table into several smaller tables, whenever possible. Separate thousands with a space (e.g. 1 000 000) and decimal points with a dot (e.g. 1.0).

    • Figures

    Figure is any graphical object other than table. Attach each figure as a separate file. Indicate position of the figure by placing in the text [Figure 1 about here]. Number figures in the order of appearance Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Each figure should be titled (e.g. Figure 1. Self-explanatory title). Refer to figures using their numbers (e.g. see Figure 1, Figure A1 in the Annex). Pie charts, bar charts, trend lines, etc. should be accompanied by the *.xls, *.xlsx table with the source data. Please provide cartograms in the vector format. Other graphic objects should be provided in *.tif, *.jpg, *.eps formats.

    Titles of tables and figures should be indicated at the top. Please, include the source at the bottom of tables and figures.

    • Formulas

    Formulas should be prepared in formula editor in the same text format (Times 12) as the main text, and numbered in square brackets if more than one, e.g. [1], [2]

    • BSE Article Template
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  • Author Guidelines
All papers are subject to double-blind peer review procedure. Submissions should be manuscripts that have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscript should be sent in two files, the first a cover sheet with all details about the author(s) and the second the complete manuscript itself without identification of the author(s). Manuscripts may be in MS Word or PDF formats. Once formally accepted, authors will be provided with instructions regarding the publication process. In case the author(s) are asked to make revisions, a letter listing the revisions suggested by the reviewers and the way the author(s) addressed those suggestions should be sent alongside with the revised copy of the manuscript.
  • Author(s) and Contacts
Author’s name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address. If there is more than one author, indicate the corresponding author.
  • Recommended Paper Structure
  1. Title.
  2. Abstract (max. 160 words).
  3. Keywords (max. 6 words/phrases).
  4. JEL classification code.
  5. Introduction.
  6. Literature Review.
  7. Methods.
  8. Results.
  9. Discussion.
  10. Conclusion.
  11. Acknowledgments.
  12. References.
  13. Annex.
  14. Tables and Figures.
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