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 practices in the world to ensure the stability of social and economic processes in the context of globalization, democratization, greening, digitalization of social relations.

Key topics:

  • Economic Growth;
  • Digitalization of the public sector, social and economic relations;
  • Globalization and international socio-economic relations;
  • Influence of state policy on socio-economic development;
  • Stability and sustainability of socio-economic systems;
  • Greening the economy and society;
  • 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.

Only articles that have passed the double-blind peer review process will be published.

Each article before it is accepted for printing, is tested for plagiarism with the help of StrikePlagiarism software products.

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

The implementation of the journal’s editorial policy is carried out within the framework of the activities of ARMG Publishing Center of Sumy State University.

The journal’s recommendation to the press is given by the Academic Council of Sumy State University on the recommendation of the editor-in-chief.

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

In this section, authors will be able to find the detailed information that is necessary before sending the article for possible publication in one of ARMG Publishing journals. Before submitting the manuscript, we strongly recommend that authors familiarize themselves with the rules of article design and comply with these requirements.

First of all, it is necessary to determine which of ARMG Publishing journals (“Business Ethics and Leadership”, “SocioEconomic Challenges” and “Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks”) “) is most relevant to the subject of the article. At the same time, one should take into account the tasks and themes of the journal, the target audience and recently published research on the subject of the study. The editor can provide relevant advice or suggest the closest topic on the journal.

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

A title of not more than ten words should be provided. The title should present the study design.

Author Details

  • Full name.
  • Place of work / study (in full).
  • Position.
  • Scientific degree.
  • Academic rank.
  • Work address.
  • Work telephone.
  • Address for correspondence.
  • Contact number.
  • E-mail.
  • ORCID (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. Your ORCID iD remains the same regards of whether you change your name, your institution, your country or your field of research and provides a unique and permanent marker of your scholarly contributions.

All information must be complete and accurate.


Abstract should not be less than 2000 signs. The text of the abstract must be concise, clear, free of background information and with clear and objective view of the main concepts of the paper. It should not contain results that are not presented and not substantiated in the main text of the paper. 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 literary sources and approaches for solving the problem….. indicates that……. The relevance of the decision of this scientific problem 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 in order to attract the attention of interested readers, to simplify the search of the manuscript through searchers. The number of keywords (phrases) should be from 4 to 10, which are 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 is available on the website of the American Economic Association 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 in defining the JEL code, then he has the opportunity to ask for help from the managing editor.

File 2. Main text of the paper


In the introduction, the essence and purpose of the research, the formulation of the problem in general terms and its connection with other scientific or practical tasks, the detailed description of the current state of the problem under study are indicated. The purpose of the introduction is to provide the reader with complete information about the problem and possible ways of its solution, summarize the relevance of the research, its scientific and practical significance.

Literature Review

This section gives the analysis of research and publications, which set the beginning of the solution of this problem and which are the basis for the author / authors. The unresolved issues are allocated, which are part of the general problem, which the article is devoted to.

Methodology and research methods (if necessary)

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

This section also describes the methods of data collection and processing used in the study, the empirical bases of the study. If the article contains the results of sociological research, then the name of the organization or persons who conducted the research should be noted as well as the type of research, the period of its conduct and the range of the analyzed data, the sampling error, methods of data collection (for example, interviews, observations, experiments, analysis of the content etc.) and so on. If the article contains the results of statistical analysis of data, then this section describes the applied methods of data analysis, gives the characteristics of the adequacy and reliability of the results obtained, 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 results of the study. If there are any restrictions on the disclosure of part of the information or access to data, this should be indicated in this section.


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. Revealed new phenomena and confirmed facts should be described and accompanied by an appropriate comment. 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 on the organization or individual supporting the study. It is also possible to mention other persons who participated in the research (technicians, laboratory assistants, etc.). Referring to the source of funding for the research, it is mandatory to indicate the name of the fund, the name and number of the grant (research topic).

List of Abbreviations (if necessary)

If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and in this section a list of abbreviations should be provided in alphabetical order.


The correct link in the article text to the source, listed in the literature list at the end of the article, should be as follows:

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

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

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

References should be listed in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name at the end of the article. References to other publications must be carefully 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. (No.), 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 Appendixes are provided, 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 in accordance with 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 body 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 body text of article. Do not submit tables as non-editable images. All tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their position in the text, each of which should contain a link in the text of the article. The table header 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 the formula. This number of the formula 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.). After the formulas, explanations to all the characters and units in which they are measured should be given.


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 that were given in the main text of the article, in formats that can be edited (for example, Excel).

  • Editor(s)-in-Chief

  • Olha Kuzmenko orcid publons Scopus

    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

  • Clem Tisdell orcid publons Scopus

    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

    PhD, 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.

  • Editorial Board

  • Petr Šauer orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Paul Gentle Scopus researchGate

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

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

  • Rudrarup Gupta orcid publons researchGate

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

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

  • Yener Coşkun orcid Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Cezarina Adina TOFAN orcid publons researchGate

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

    Research interests: Industrial Economics, Industrial Management.

  • Rafael Grasa Hernández orcid researchGate

    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.

  • Issam Buhaisi orcid researchGate

    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.

  • Haifeng Huang Scopus

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

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

  • George Ramos orcid Scopus researchGate

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

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

  • Christian Richter orcid Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Celso Nunes orcid publons

    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.

  • Roberto Garza Barbosa orcid Scopus researchGate

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

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

  • Alejandra Trejo-Nieto orcid Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Hidayat Ullah Khan orcid Scopus researchGate

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

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

  • Nadiya Kostyuchenko orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Donatella Porrini orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Serhat Güvenç Scopus researchGate

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

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

  • Fabrizio Pompei orcid publons Scopus

    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.

  • Francesco Pastore orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Manuel Alejandro Cardenete Flores orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta orcid Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • V.J. Byra Reddy publons

    PhD, Professor in Management and Assoc. V-P Academics and Accreditations at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India.

    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.

  • Sudhir Rana orcid publons Scopus researchGate

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

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

  • Joanna Fomina orcid Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Andżelika Kuźnar orcid Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Hasmik Hovhanesian publons

    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, Vice Director for Scientific Research at the Oleg Balatsky Institute of Finance, Economics and Management, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

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

  • Hanna Shvindina orcid publons Scopus researchGate

    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.

  • Iwona Pomianek orcid publons

    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.

  • Badri G. Narayanan orcid publons Scopus

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

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

  • Md Yusuf Hossein Khan publons researchGate

    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.

  • Technical Editor – Victoria Bozhenko, PhD
  • Managing Editor – Liliana Lopa, PhD Candidate
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The process of reviewing scientific articles is an important stage in the publication process, which helps the editor-in-chief decide on the publication of the article, and the author himself – improve the manuscript.

Journal “SocioEconomic Challenges” have a system of double-blind peer review. This means that reviewers and authors remain anonymous.

The main criteria for articles selection are originality of scientific ideas and proposals, innovation of the scientific approach, significance of scientific results in its scientific field, theoretical basis of the article, quality and completeness of the review of existing research and publications, clarity of the research methodology, literacy and adherence to editorial requirements.

Manuscripts for review are sent to reviewers of the journal according to the field of their scientific interests.

Reviewers give one of the following recommendations:

  • accept the article for printing in its original form;
  • article requires minor corrections, which are indicated in the review;
  • substantial review of the article content is required, recommendations for the improvement of the material are indicated in the review;
  • reject the article on the basis, which is stated in the review.

The review reports with comments are sent to the authors.

Editorial Board makes the final decision about the submitted manuscripts.

The author receives comments and recommendations on improving the material submitted to the e-mail. The article review process lasts about 2 months.

The ideas and offers, stated in articles, not necessarily coincide with the point of view of the Editorial Board. The responsibility for reliability of the information in articles, accuracy of the titles, statistical data, names and citations is carried by the authors.

Each article before it is printed, is being tested for plagiarism with the help of StrikePlagiarism. software products. In cases of plagiarism detection, the authors of the materials provided are considered responsible.

Materials submitted for publication in the journal “SocioEconomic Challenges” can not be published in other scientific publications.

The author, institution or sponsor of the research pays an article publication charge (APC) for the article publication. The article publication charge is carried out to the account of Sumy State University. The cost of publishing articles is set in accordance with the estimate, which is calculated as a rule, annually (can be periodically adjusted), and approved in accordance with the regulatory framework of Sumy State University. The payment is made after the acceptance of the article for publication. The payment for publication is made in the form of a subscription to the journal number, in which the article will be published. As of 01/05/2020, it is 50 Euro or 1350 UAH. For authors, discounts are available. Students, PhD Candidates, young researchers or top-cited scientists can be published with a 50% discount or for the account Sumy State University. The decision on granting of discounts is made at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the Publisher. Clarifications and consultations on all financial matters, as well as invoices are provided by the responsible editor:

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

Step 2. Submission of the full-text article to consideration. The corresponding author sends the full text of the article to the e-mail specified in the contacts of the selected journal. The article is considered by managing editor regarding the compliance with the topics and requirements of the selected journal. Managing editor must notify the corresponding author about the results of review 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 and all of them took part in the study and / or preparation of the article. When submitting an article for consideration by the editorial board, accurate and reliable contact information of corresponding author should be submitted, who will be fully responsible for all aspects related to ethical issues and the originality of the content of the article, act as the main contact in the event 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 take into account the requirements of the editorial board and the publisher on the content and quality of the presentation of the original data. If necessary (at the request of the editor), the authors (co-authors) should provide the authorship or originality of the material presented, explanations in case of revealed inconsistencies in the disclosure of important information. The publication of the manuscript means that this article was not previously published and is not considered for publication in another journals and was approved by all co-authors and the institution in which the study was conducted. The publisher is not legally responsible for any claims.

Step 3. Checking the article for originality. The editor checks the submitted materials for originality 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. Authors will be sent 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 but 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. The article is sent to two reviewers for double-blind peer review. The reviewer and the author are anonymous. Author’s anonymity guarantees the fairness of the review process. Manuscripts for review are sent to the reviewers of the journal in the field of their scientific interests. Reviewers give one of the following recommendations: 1) 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 content of the article is needed, recommendations for improving the material are indicated in the referee-report; 4) reject the article on the basis that is noted in the referee-report. Reports of reviewers with comments and recommendations are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The process of reviewing the article takes up to 2 months.

Step 6. Acceptance of the article for publication. If, in the process of reviewing, recommendations were made for making certain corrections to the manuscript, the corresponding author should send the revised article along with the file “Response to comments of reviewers”, in which all expert comments should be answered. The final decision on the recommendation of this article to the press is taken by the editorial board.

Step 7. Article preparation for publication. All manuscripts accepted for publication are checked by a technical editor for stylistic and linguistic errors. If necessary, managing editor coordinates all questions with the author by e-mail. A revised version of the article is sent to the corresponding author for approval, which makes appropriate corrections if necessary and sends the final version of the article to the editorial board. Significant changes in the content of the article, for example, new results, corrections of the meaning, changes in the name of the manuscript and authorship, are permitted only if approved by corresponding editor.

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

Step 9. Printing, circulation and distribution. Hard copies of the journal are sent to libraries and databases. To order printed copies of the journal (for example, for co-authors), it is necessary to contact the managing editor of the journal.