SocioEconomic Challenges (SEC)

The Journal of “SocioEconomic Challenges” promotes the development of scientific cooperation and international dissemination of theoretical and empirical research, as well as the best world practices for ensuring the stability of social and economic processes in the context of globalization, democratization, ecologization and digitalization of social relations.

Our journal publishes original articles of basic and applied research, conceptual and empirical papers, conference papers, case studies and critical reviews.

Key topics:

  • Economic Growth;
  • Digitalization of the public sector, social and economic relations;
  • Globalization and international socio-economic ties;
  • Influence of state policy on socio-economic development;
  • Stability and sustainability of socio-economic systems;
  • Greening the economy and society;
  • The economy of corporate and civil sectors and households, entrepreneurship;
  • Demographic, migration processes and employment;
  • Sociological studies and socio-economic processes;
  • Combating poverty and irrational distribution of income and resources;
  • Economic security and the fight against corruption;
  • Connection of sociological, economic and political processes;
  • Transformation of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship in the Conditions of Globalization, Greening and Digitization of Socio-Economic Relations.

When the article passes the double-blind peer review process, it will be accepted for publication. Each article is tested for plagiarism using StrikePlagiarism software before it is accepted for publication.

Each article is assigned an international digital identifier DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

The editorial policy of the journal is implemented within the activity of the ARMG Publishing Center of Sumy State University.

The Academic Council of Sumy State University gives recommendations at the Editor-in-Chief’s request to publish the journal.

The acceptance rate of submitted papers is about 25-30%.

In this section, the authors will be able to find the detailed information that is necessary before sending the article for possible publication in the “SocioEconomic Challenges ” journal. Before submitting the manuscript, we strongly recommend the authors to study the article submission guidelines and comply with these requirements.

To be published in the journal applicants should use the following template

Articles should be from 3000 words in length.

All submissions should be formatted in the following way: typewritten in 11 Times New Roman, double-spaced, no page numbers, no page breaks, and with no tables or figures included within the text. Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format.

When submitting an article for consideration, it is suggested to arrange it in several separate files: 1 ‒ Title page, 2 ‒ Main text of the paper, 3 – duplicate all graphic and illustrative materials and formulas in formats that can be edited (for example, Excel).

File 1. Title Page

The paper organization is the following:

Article Title

The title of the article should consist of at least ten words. The title should present the study.

Author Details

  • Full name of all authors of the article.
  • Place of work/study (in full) of all authors of the article, country.
  • Position of all authors of the article.
  • Scientific degree of all authors of the article.
  • Academic rank of all authors of the article.
  • The working address of the corresponding author.
  • The working telephone of the corresponding author.
  • Address for correspondence.
  • Contact number.
  • E-mail of the corresponding author.
  • ORCID of all authors of the article (one can register here:

An Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID iD) is a unique and persistent digital identifier used to disambiguate researchers from one another. Created by ORCID, this iD helps ensure that work is properly attributed and that you receive credit for everything you do. It integrates with other identifiers (e.g., ResearcherID, Scopus and LinkedIn) and databases (e.g., Crossref) to centralize your research outputs and professional profiles. The author’s ORCID iD remains the same no matter whether he or she changes his/her name, institution, country or field of research and provides a unique and permanent marker of the scholarly contributions.

All information must be complete and accurate.


The abstract should not be less than 2000 signs. The text must be concise, clear, free of background information and with clear and objective view of the main concepts in the paper. It should not contain results that are not presented and not substantiated in the main text. The abstract should not contain abbreviations and citations. The abstract should specify the purpose of the article, briefly describe the author’s contribution to the solution of the research problem, the scientific novelty and the practical significance of the results obtained, the main conclusions of the research.

The recommended template for writing the abstract. This paper summarizes the arguments and counterarguments within the scientific discussion on the issue…… The main purpose of the research is…. Systematization of the literary sources and approaches for solving the problem….. indicates that……. The relevance of this scientific problem decision is that ……….. Investigation of the topic… in the paper is carried out in the following logical sequence:………. Methodological tools of the research methods were……. years of research…… The object of research is the chosen company (countries, regions, universities, processes …….), because namely they……. The paper presents the results of an empirical analysis ……, which showed that … .. The research empirically confirms and theoretically proves that …… The results of the research can be useful for ….


The keywords are presented in the article to attract interested readers’ attention and simplify searching the manuscript through searchers. The number of keywords (phrases) should be from 5 to 10, given in alphabetical order.

JEL Classification

Our articles are classified according to the JEL classification codes (this is a system of codes for the topic of publications in economics, developed by the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) and available on the American Economic Association website. The article should contain from 1 to 5 JEL codes, each of which should consist of three characters (for example, D80, Z19). If the author has difficulties defining the JEL code, he or she can ask for help from the managing editor.

File 2. The main text of the paper


The introduction indicates the essence and purpose of the research, formulates the problem in general terms and its connection with other scientific or practical tasks, provides a detailed description of the current state of the problem under study. The purpose of the introduction is to give the reader the complete information about the issue and possible ways of its solution, summarize the relevance of the research, its scientific and practical significance.

Literature Review

This section analyzes research and publications, which starts solving this problem and forms the basis for the study of author/authors. The unresolved issues are distinguished, which denote a part of the general problem in the article.

Methodology and research methods (if necessary)

This section gives a brief description of the positive and negative methodological experience and determines the hypotheses that underlie the research, scientific theories, and schools within which this research is carried out. The methodological and empirical restrictions of the investigation continue the scientific provisions.

This section also describes the data collection methods and processing used in the study, the empirical bases of the study. If the article contains the results of sociological research, the organization or persons who conducted it should be noted. Besides, the type of research, the period and the range of the analyzed data, the sampling error, methods of data collection (for example, interviews, observations, experiments, analysis of the content etc.) should also be indicated. If the article contains the results of statistical analysis of data, this section describes the applied methods of data analysis, gives the characteristics of the adequacy and reliability of the obtained results, provides information on the sources of statistical information, databases, etc.

The methodology and methods should be described with sufficient details to allow the reader to verify the study results. If there are any restrictions on the disclosure of any information or access to data, it should be indicated.


This section presents the basic material of the research with the full justification of the received scientific results. The submitted material must be logically linked, clearly stated, and have the appropriate structure (if necessary, each part may have a name). During the presentation of the material, the scientific style should be followed.

Conclusions, Discussion and Recommendations

This section is a concise summary of the main findings of the study. The appropriate comment should describe the new phenomena and confirmed facts. The conclusions should be logically consistent with the title and purpose of the article, thorough, contain a comparison of the results with the analogues, recommendations for their implementation. It is advisable to give a clear vision of the prospects for further research in this area.

Acknowledgements and Research Funding (if necessary)

In this section, the authors provide information regarding the organization or individual who supports the study. It is also possible to mention other persons who participated in the research (technicians, laboratory assistants, etc.). It is obligatory to indicate the name of the fund, the name and number of the grant (research topic) when referring to the research funding source.

Author Contributions:

When submitting an article, the corresponding author should define the role of each author. Please get acquainted with Authorship and Contributorship (the roles of individual author’s contribution according to the CRediT – Contributor Roles Taxonomy. Authors make themselves mutually responsible for the role allocation and must confirm the assigned roles and Acknowledgements in the Cover Letter. Author individual contributions will be indicated in the article in the Author

Contributions section. Example:

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: He Shuquan, Sora Ju.

Data curation: He Shuquan.

Formal analysis: Sora Ju.

Investigation: He Shuquan, Sora Ju.

Methodology: He Shuquan.

Project administration: He Shuquan, Sora Ju.

Supervision: He Shuquan, Sora Ju.

Validation: He Shuquan, Sora Ju.

Visualization: He Shuquan, Sora Ju.

Writing – original draft: He Shuquan.

Writing – review & editing: He Shuquan.

List of Abbreviations (if necessary)

If there are abbreviations in the text, the definition should be given in the text for the first time. A list of abbreviations should be provided in alphabetical order.


The correct link to a source in the text, listed in the reference list at the end of the article, should be:

  • for one author’s work – to indicate the author’s last name (Adams, 2006);

  • for two authors’ work – to indicate the last names of the two authors (Adams and Brown, 2006) or the name of the first author followed by “et al.”;

  • for several authors’ works – to indicate the last name of the first author followed by “et al.” (Adams et al., 2006).

In alphabetical order, references should be listed with the author’s last name in the first place at the end of the article. References to other publications must be checked for completeness and accuracy.

Each source from the list should have DOI or electronic link.

For example:

Journal article

Author, A.A., Author, B.B., Author, C.C., Author D.D. (2005). Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol. (Issue.), 49-53. DOI

Article by DOI

Slifka, M.K., & Whitton, J.L. (2000). Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.1007/s001090000086.


Timoshenko S.P., Young D.H., Weaver W. (1974). Vibration problems in engineering. 4th ed. New York, Wiley. 521 p.

Online document

Abou-Allaban, Y., Dell, M. L., Greenberg, W., Lomax, J., Peteet, J., Torres, M., & Cowell, V. (2006). Religious/spiritual commitments and psychiatric practice.

Resource document. American Psychiatric Association. Accessed 25 June 2007.


If there are Appendixes in the article, they appear on a new page after the figures. Multiple appendixes are labeled with letters (Appendix A, Appendix B).


All figures (diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots and photo images) should be submitted in electronic form. Submit figures as separate high-resolution (300 dpi) JPEG, PDF or PNG images. All figures should be of high quality and clear. They should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals under their position in the text. The text of the article should refer to all the figures. Diagrams and drawings can be black-and-white or colored. Each figure should have a name that is placed beneath symmetrically to the text. Explanations to the figures should be concise, meaningful, reveal the symbols and abbreviations used in them.


Tables should be typed and included in a separate file to the main part of the article. The text of tables should be written using Times New Roman 10pt. The position of each table should be clearly stated in the text of the article. Do not submit tables as non-editable images. All tables should be numbered consecutively in their order in the text. Each of them should contain a link in the text of the article. The title of the table should be short and reveal the table content. If it is necessary to provide a note to the text of the table explaining the abbreviation, or possible error in the calculations given in the table and so on, then it should be listed below the table.


All formulas in the article should be numbered sequentially, beginning with (1) to the end of the article, including attachments. The number should be given in parentheses to the right of the formula in the same line with it. This number should be used when referencing it later in the text of the article (for example, equation (1)). Formulas and equations must be created in Microsoft Equation or Math Type editors in MS Word. They must be editable; all characters must be clearly identified (upper and lower case letters, other symbols, upper and lower indices, avoidance of confusion, for example, between zero and the letter “o” etc.). All the characters and units in which they are measured should be explained below the formulas.


All papers are published in English.

File 3. Graphic and illustrative materials

In this file, we ask authors to present all the graphical and illustrative materials and formulas given in the main text of the article, in formats that can be edited (for example, Excel).

  • Editor(s)-in-Chief

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    Head of the Editorial Board. Doctor of Economics. Professor. Head of Economic Cybernetics Department, Sumy State University. Head of Scientific and Educational Center for Business Analytics, Ukraine.

    Research interests: Economic Stability, Business Analytics, Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Assessment, Financial Monitoring, Econometrics


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    PhD, Professor Emeritus in School of Economics, The University of Queensland; Professorial Associate with Risk and Sustainable Management Group, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, Research Associate CEPA, Australia.

    Research interests: Ecological economics, social economics, tourism economics, development economics.


  • Cristiano Perugini Scopus researchGate

    PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics, University of Perugia, Italy.

    Research interests: Inequality in Economics, Labour Market, Regional Development.


  • Section Editors

  • Hai-Chin Yu orcid publons Scopus

    PhD, Professor of Finance, Department of International Business, Chung-Yuan University, Taiwan.

    Scientific interests: Corporate Finance, Capital Market, Corporate Property and Business Value, Corporate Governance, Investment.


  • Tetyana V. Pimonenko orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor at Marketing Department, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

    Research interests: Net Zero House, Green Building, Green Economics, Green Bonds, Alternative Energy Resources; Environmental Management and Audit in Corporate Sector of Economy, Sustainable Development and Education.


  • Edgardo Sica orcid Scopus researchGate

    PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Italy.

    Research interests: international development, food security, international trade, agribusiness value chains.


  • Simeon Kaitibie orcid publons Scopus

    PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Markets, Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Research interests: food security, production economics.


  • He Shuquan orcid publons Scopus

    PhD, Professor, Department of Economics, Shanghai University, China.

    Research interests: trade, shift-share analysis, export competitiveness, Asia, ASEAN, China.


  • Sangeeta Khorana orcid publons Scopus

    PhD, Professor of Economics, Business School, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK.

    Research interests: international trade policy, free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations and WTO issues.


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    PhD, Visiting Economist, Auburn University, USA; Guangzhou Institute of Technology, China.

    Research interests: Public Sector Economics and Public Finance, Macroeconomics, Economic History.


  • Editorial Board

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    PhD, Institute for Sustainable Business, Director of Environmental Policy Unit at Department of Political Science, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic.

    Research interests: Environmental Economics, Environmental Politics, Environmental Technologies.


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    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Commercial Manager at Multifarious Projects Group, India.

    Research interests: Management, Sales & Distribution, E- Commerce, Management.


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    Senior Specialist, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Visiting Lecturer, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey.

    Research interests: Economic Stability, Economics of Housing and Communal Services, Capital Markets, Regulation of National Economics, Real Estate Valuation.


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    PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Accounting and Finance, Spiru Haret University, Romania.

    Research interests: Industrial Economics, Industrial Management.


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    PhD, Professor of international relations, Autonomous University of Barcelona, President of International Catalan Institute for Peace, Spain.

    Research interests: Theory of International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Peace Research and Conflict Situations, International Security, International Development, Geopolitics.


  • Spyros Papathanasiou Scopus researchGate

    PhD, Adjunct Lecturer in Finance, Faculty of Social Sciences. Hellenic Open University, Greece.

    Research interests: Economics and Finance, Investments, Behavioral Economics and Finance, Technical Analysis, Entrepreneurship.


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    PhD, Full Professor of Accounting, Head of Accounting Department at University of Plaestine, Gaza-Palestine.

    Research interests: International Financial Reporting Standards, Business Solution, Developing Country Economics, Human Resources Management.


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    PhD, Professor, Assistant Dean, Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS), China.

    Research interests: Economic Transition, Strategic Management, Regional Economics, Green Economics.


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    PhD, Leisure and Culture, Tourism Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal.

    Research interests: Economic and Social Geography, Cultural Landscapes, Tourism and Development.


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    PhD, Professor of Economics, Head of Department of Economics, Faculty of Management Technology, German University in Cairo, Egypt.

    Research interests: Behavioural Economics and Finance, Convergence of Business Cycles, Eurozone Crisis, Financial Economics, Time Frequency Analysis, Climate Change.


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    PhD, Professor of Economics, Department of Management and Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Madeira University, Portugal

    Research interests: Economics of Education, Income Distribution, Poverty Measurement, Social Economics.


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    PhD, Professor, School of Law, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico.

    Research interests: Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, E-Commerce.


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    PhD, Research Professor, Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, The College of Mexico, Mexico.

    Research interests: Industrialization, Labor Markets, Economic Growth, Productivity and Efficiency, Specialization in Business, Regional Economics.


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    PhD, Chairperson, Department of Economics at Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat, Pakistan.

    Research interests: Social Sector Development, Community Development, Project Management.


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    PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of International Economic Relations, Head of the Department for Internationalization of Educational Activity, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

    Research interests: Environmental Economics, Institutional Economics, Sustainable Development.


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    PhD, Associate Professor in Economic Policy, National Scientific Qualification for Full Professorship; Department of Economic Science, University of Salento; Scientific Director of ISUFI (Interdisciplinary Institute of Advanced Studies) at University of Salento, Italy.

    Research interests: Law and Economics, Competition, Big Data Effects on Financial Market, Environmental Policy, Climate Change Policy.


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    PhD, Professor of International Relations, International Relations Department, Kadir Has University, Turkey.

    Research interests: Turkish Foreign Policy, European Integration, Defence and Security Studies.


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    PhD, Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Perugia, Italy.

    Research interests: Economics of Innovation and Labour Market; Economics of Innovation and Corporate Governance; Economics of Innovation and Regional Development, Inequality in Economics and Wages, Institutionalism.


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    PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli; Research Fellow of Institute of Labour Economics (IZA), Italy.

    Research interests: Micro and Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Education Economics, Industrial Economics and International Trade, Non-profit organizations.


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    PhD, Full Professor, University Loyola Andalucia, Director of Loyola Leadership School, Spain.

    Research interests: SAM Models and Computable General Equilibrium Models at regional and national level.


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    PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Economics, University of Naples L’Orientale, Naples, Italy; Associate Research Fellow at c.MET05 – Inter-University Centre for Applied Economic Studies on Industrial Policy, Local Development and Internationalization, Italy.

    Research interests: Education Economics, Cultural Economics, Political Economy.


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    Research interests: Economics and Management, Microeconomics, International Business, Research Methods.


  • Oguz Demir orcid Scopus researchGate

    PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at Istanbul Commerce University, the Director of International Research Center for Creative Economy established by UNCTAD and Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey.

    Research interests: Development Economics, International Economics, Knowledge Economics, Integration Economics.


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    PhD, Assistant Professor, Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB), New Delhi, India.

    Research interests: International MarketingBenefit-Impacts of Internationalization, Marketing Education, Sustainable Development.


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    PhD, Assistant Professor, Professional employment Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.

    Research interests: European Integration, Sociology of Migration, Public Sector Economics.


  • George Voskopoulos Scopus researchGate

    PhD, Associate Professor of European Studies, Research Coordinator, Jean Monnet Chair, Centre of Excellence at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.

    Research interests: European Integration Theories, European Governance, Institutions of European Union, International Security, Economic Foreign Policy, Transatlantic Relations.


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    PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of International Economics, Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.

    Research interests: Intellectual Property Protection, International Trade Policy, Foreign Direct Investment.


  • Lina Sineviciene orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    Doctor of Economics, Lecturer at the Department of Finance, School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.

    Research interests: Sustainable Development, Private Investment Behavior, Public Economics and Public Finance, Fiscal Policy, Development of Financial System.


  • Medani P. Bhandari orcid Scopus researchGate

    PhD, Professor, Department of Natural Resource & Environment / Sustainability Studies, Akamai University, USA; Professor, Department of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

    Research interests: Sustainable Development, Climate Change Mitigation, Area Management, Institutional Architectures of Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental System Monitoring and Analysis, Migration / Immigration, Flood Management, Conflict Management.


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    PhD, Docent of Economics and International Economic Relation Department, Faculty of Economics and Management, Yerevan State University; Expert at Public Private Dialogue Network, Armenia.

    Research interests: Foreign Trade, Export Promotion Policy, Free Trade Agreement, Regionalization, Foreign Trade Investments.


  • Pedro Cosme da Costa Vieira orcid publons researchGate

    Assistant Professor with Tenure and Habilitation, Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal.

    Research interests: Macroeconomic Models, Econometrics, Information Management, Human Capital, Corruption.


  • Larysa Sysoyeva orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    PhD, Associate Professor, Research Fellow, Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, Greifswald, Germany (2016-2017); Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

    Research interests: European Economics, European Integration, Financial Regulation of Economics, Interaction of Real and Financial Sectors of Economics.


  • Oleksii Lyulyov orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor, Head of Marketing Department, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

    Research interests: Economic Growth, Economic Stability, Global Economics, Models of Social and Economic Development.


  • Olena V. Shkarupa orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor, the Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Business Administration, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

    Research interests: Sustainable Development, Environmental Economics, Innovative Development, Business Planning.


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    Doctor of Economics, Head of the Department of Management, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

    Research Interests: Organizational Development and Evolution, Strategic Management, Change Management, Conflicts Management, Cooperation and Competition.


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    Doctor of Economics, Department of Development Policy and Marketing, Institute of Economics and Finance, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland.

    Research Interests: political economy, tourism.


  • Veljko M. Mijušković orcid

    PhD, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

    Research Interests: logistics management and supply chain management.


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    PhD, Economist, School of Environment and Forestry Sciences, University of Washington Seattle, USA.

    Research interests: international trade, labor, energy, health, agricultural and production economics.


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    PhD, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, Assistant Professor, College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, IUBAT ‒ International University of Business Agriculture and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Research interests: Safety and Risk in Tourism; Consumer Behavior; Entrepreneurship; Overtourism.


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    The Editorial Board is reviewed every two years, which means exclusion of inactive members and addition of the new ones.

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The author, institution or sponsor of the research pays an article processing charge (APC) when the article is accepted for publication after being peer reviewed (no submission or review payments). APC covers the costs for copy editing, formatting the text, creating figures and tables, etc. This charge also includes peer-review process administrating, archiving of articles, site administrating (hosting the articles on site, its maintenance and support), the promotion of the journal and articles (distribution of the journals content, serving the indexing services, etc.) and customers support.

The article processing charge is paid to the account of Sumy State University. The cost of article publication is set according to the cost sheet, which is calculated as a rule, annually (can be periodically adjusted), and approved by the regulatory framework of Sumy State University. The payment for the scientific editing of the article is 1500 UAH according to the official exchange Rates by NBU. The payment does not depend on the size of an article. Authors can order a hard copy of the issue. In this case, the author should cover the shipping cost (it depends on the author’s country).


Discounts are available for authors. The decision regarding discounts is made at the discretion of the Editorial Board as agreed with the Publisher – Sumy State University. Clarifications and consultations on all financial matters (including discounts) and invoices are provided by the managing editor:

Sources of support / Sources of financing

The journal is funded by a fee for scientific editing and institutional support of the publisher – Sumy State University.

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Step 1. Preliminary submission of the article’s abstract. The initial submission of the abstract to the editorial board will allow assessing its relevance to the remit of the selected journal. In this regard, the corresponding author can send an abstract of the article to the e-mail of the responsible editor who should respond within a week. Authors can receive an answer to all questions related to editorial policy, financial issues of the publication, terms in electronic correspondence with the managing editor.

Step 2. Submission of the full-text article to consider. The corresponding author sends the full text of the article to the e-mail marked in the contacts of the selected journal. Then, the managing editor examines the article regarding compliance with the topics and requirements of the journal. The managing editor must notify the corresponding author about the review’s results not later than in a week.

The corresponding author must ensure that all the co-authors listed in the article have approved its final version, and also agreed to submit it to the publication. Article submission for publication in the journal provides that all authors (co-authors) approve its publication. All of them took part in the study and/or preparation of the article. When submitting an article to consider by the editorial board, the corresponding author should give accurate and reliable contact information. He or she will be fully responsible for all aspects related to ethical issues and the originality of the article’s content, acting as the primary contact in the case of any disputes and inquiries before or after the publication of the article. By submitting an article for publication, the authors (co-authors) should fully consider the requirements of the editorial board and the publisher on the content and quality of the original data presentation. The publication of the manuscript means that this article has not been previously published and is not considered for publication in other journals. It was approved by all co-authors and the institution where they carry out the study. The publisher is not legally responsible for any claims.

Step 3. Checking the article for originality. The editor checks the submitted materials for authenticity using the StrikePlagiarism software product to detect plagiarism. The managing editor must notify the corresponding author about the results of checking not later than in a week.

Step 4. Author’s agreement. The authors will receive an author’s agreement form for further filling. Each author must sign this agreement. The author’s agreement confirms that the content of the manuscript has not been published before and has not been posted for publication in another journal. All co-authors have no complaints about the placement of the article for subsequent publication.

Step 5. Reviewing the article. Two reviewers receive the article for double-blind peer review. The reviewer and the author are anonymous, that guarantees the fairness of the review process. Manuscripts for review are sent to the reviewers according to the field of their scientific interests. Reviewers give one of the following recommendations: 1) to accept the article for printing in its original form; 2) the article requires minor corrections, recommendations on which are indicated in the referee-report; 3) a substantial revision of the article content is needed, recommendations for improving the material are indicated in the referee-report; 4) to reject the article on the basis, noted in the referee-report. Reports of reviewers with comments and recommendations are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The article review process takes up to 2 months.

Step 6. Acceptance of the article for publication. If there are any recommendations in the reviewing process to make certain corrections to the manuscript, the corresponding author should send the revised article along with the file “Response to reviewers’ comments”, in which all experts’ comments should be answered. The editorial board takes the final decision on the recommendation of this article to publish.

Step 7. Article preparation for publication. A technical editor checks all manuscripts accepted for publication for stylistic and linguistic errors. If necessary, the managing editor coordinates all questions with the author by e-mail. The corresponding author receives the revised version of the article for approval. He or she makes appropriate corrections if necessary and sends the final version of the article to the editorial board. Significant changes in the article, such as new results, corrections of the meaning, changes in the title of the manuscript and authorship, will be permitted if the corresponding editor approves them.

Step 8. Journal’s release for open access on the Internet. At this stage, the final version of the article will be published in the journal web-site and is available on the Internet. Corresponding authors will be informed about it by e-mail. Authors cannot make any changes to the final electronic version downloaded from the journal official web site.

Step 9. Printing, circulation and distribution. Hard copies of the journal are sent to libraries and databases. It is necessary to contact the journal’s managing editor to order printed copies of the journal.