About the Journal

The main aim of Managerial Economics is to draw more attention to major decision problems and to present the principles of economic analysis which are required for optimal decision-making (i.e. making the decisions which are most appropriate taking into account the conditions in which the company and the economy operate and the factors that are necessary for the implementation of a given economic project). Managerial economics examines and analyses the functioning mechanisms of modern market economies. Following those trends the main scopes of the journal include:

  • discussion on the results of research which lead to a better understanding of decision-making problems and deepening the state of knowledge on the functioning mechanisms of modern economies, which are constantly becoming more complex,
  • presentation of the principles of economic analysis which may help in making optimal decisions in the light of business process and its individual elements, and an evaluation of the practical suitability of particular methods and results of analyses,
  • identification of the key decision-making problems which are being nowadays faced by managers,
  • evaluation of achievements in the field of the theoretical foundations of managerial decisions, which undoubtedly facilitates an understanding of the essence of the economic phenomena occurring at the interface between business entities and the economic environment,
  • presentation of the results of comprehensive analyses of investment decisions in the public and private sectors (including public project financing) taken in conditions of uncertainty.

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Focus and Scope

The main aim of Managerial Economics is to draw more attention to major decision problems and to present the principles of economic analysis which are required for optimal decision-making (i.e. making the decisions which are most appropriate taking into account the conditions in which the company and the economy operate and the factors that are necessary for the implementation of a given economic project). Managerial economics examines and analyses the functioning mechanisms of modern market economies. Following those trends the main scopes of the journal include:

  1. discussion on the results of research which lead to a better understanding of decision-making problems and deepening the state of knowledge on the functioning mechanisms of modern economies, which are constantly becoming more complex,
  2. presentation of the principles of economic analysis which may help in making optimal decisions in the light of business process and its individual elements, and an evaluation of the practical suitability of particular methods and results of analyses,
  3. identification of the key decision-making problems which are being nowadays faced by managers,
  4. evaluation of achievements in the field of the theoretical foundations of managerial decisions, which undoubtedly facilitates an understanding of the essence of the economic phenomena occurring at the interface between business entities and the economic environment,
  5. presentation of the results of comprehensive analyses of investment decisions in the public and private sectors (including public project financing) taken in conditions of uncertainty.

The research problems listed above show that the main interest of modern managerial economics is the process of decision-making and a detailed analysis of the conditions and factors determining the optimal path of decisions in the production of broadly defined goods. Making optimal economic decisions requires quantitative analyses based on econometric modelling and forecasting. Thus, papers on the theory and practice of building and applying econometric models supporting the process of decision-making provide important insights into the issues discussed in the pages of the Managerial Economics.

The editors invite Contributors from Poland and abroad to publish their papers in Managerial Economics.

The Managerial Economics journal is published semi-annually by the AGH University of Science and Technology Press.

 

IMPORTANT: Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Below one may find the ethical behaviour standards which all parties involved in publishing in the journal Managerial Economics (i.e. the author(s), the journal editor and editorial board, the peer reviewer(s)) should respect and follow. All the guidelines are based on Elsevier’s policies and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (for more information on publication ethics see: http://publicationethics.org/.)

Duties of the editor and editorial board:

  1. Publication decisions. The editor-in-chief of Managerial Economics is responsible for selecting the articles to be published. The final decision regarding the publication is made upon the acceptance of the Editorial Board. When making the decision the legal requirements (e.g. copyright infringement and plagiarism) as well as the suggestions of the reviewers must be taken into account.
  2. Fair play: The editor(s) evaluate manuscripts focusing solely on the scientific content - race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors does not have any impact on the evaluation process.
  3. Confidentiality: None of the members of the Editorial Board is allowed to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher (if  appropriate).

Duties of Reviewers:

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Double blind peer review process supports the Editorial Board in making the decisions on submissions. In addition, thanks to the editor-moderated communication this process may also assist the author(s) in improving the paper.
  • Promptness: A referee who feels unable to review the content of the submission due to lack of sufficient qualification/expertise or impossibility of facing the promptness of the process of reviewing should notify the editor and reject the review invitation.
  • Confidentiality: Each manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They must not be shown to or discussed with other parties.
  • Standards of Objectivity: The Editorial Board request the reviews to be conducted according to general standards of objectivity. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. The referee reports should clearly express the views of the reviewers based on supporting arguments.
  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: The new information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal advantage by the referees. When there is a conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the submission the reviewers should not accept the invitation to evaluate the manuscripts.

Duties of Authors:

  • Reporting standards: The authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work undertaken as well as an objective discussion of its importance and significance. The underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the results presented in the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  • Originality and Plagiarism: The authors are responsible to ensure that the submission constitutes original work. If some previously published results have also been used the authors must ensure the appropriate citation and quotation. All forms of plagiarism (e.g. ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper without attribution; claiming results from research conducted by others) constitute unethical publishing behaviour and are unacceptable.
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: In general, it is inappropriate  to publish several manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. In addition submitting one manuscript to more than one journal at the same time also constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: It is requested to properly acknowledge the work of others. The authors should refer to the research that have been influential in determining the nature of the submission. Without an explicit, written permission from the source the information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported. In addition, the information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
  • Authorship of the Paper: The authorship should be limited only to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study, i.e. all those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Those who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are listed as the authors of the paper, and that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Each of the authors should disclose in the manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might have an influence on the interpretation of the submission. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When an author finds a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author’s duty to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Peer Review Process

Double blind review procedure

1. In order to assess a quality of submitted publication the Editorial Board consults at least two outside referees (not affiliated to any of the authors’ institutions) which are recognized experts in the specific field.

2. At least one of the referees must represent a foreign institution (i.e. an institution located in other country than the home institution of each author).

3. The journal uses double blind peer review policy, i.e. neither the author nor the referee knows the identity of the other. In addition, each referee signs a declaration of no conflict of interests, whereby the conflict of interest is defined as a direct personal relationship (kinship to the second degree, legal relationships, marriage) or a professional scientific cooperation between the referee and the author which took place at least once in the past two years preceding the year of accepting the invitation to review.

4. Only written referee reports are considered (journal does not accept face-to-face or phone-call- based reports). Each report should clearly express the referee’s final recommendation (i.e. whether the  article should be accepted for publication, revised or rejected). The referees are kindly requested to fill the review form which can be found in “For reviewers” section. In general, the referees are asked to:

assess:

  • the scientific importance of the submission’s topic
  • the quality of research:

verify whether:

  • the Abstract is concise and informative
  • the facts and interpretations are satisfactorily separated in the text
  • the interpretations and conclusions follow from the data
  • the length and structure of the paper is appropriate
  • the paper can be shortened without loss of quality
  • all the tables and figures are necessary
  • the diagrams and photographs are of good quality
  • there are all essential figures that should be prepared
  • all the references are exact
  • the manuscript requires proof reading by native speaker
  • there is sufficient attention given to previous research.

5. The names of the referees of particular articles are classified.

6. Once a year the journal publishes the complete list of referees.

For reviewers:

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes. The material published in the journal may not be altered or build upon.

Journal History

Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education ranking:

0 points 2007-2008

4 points 2009

6 points 2010-2011

7 points 2012

13 points 2015-


Continued as:

Managerial Economics (2013-current), Publisher: AGH University of Science and Technology Press, ISSN 1898-1143, e-ISSN 2353-3617.

Formerly known as:

  • AGH Managerial Economics (2012), Publisher: AGH University of Science and Technology Press, ISSN 1898-1143.

     

  • Ekonomia Menedżerska (2007-2011), Publisher: AGH University of Science and Technology Press, ISSN 1898-1143.