Author Guidelines

The editorial office accepts articles not exceeding 20 pages (format settings: Times New Roman, 14pt, 1.15 line spacing), i.e. 40,000 characters (including spaces). We only accept articles submitted as docx files.

We do not accept:

- previously published works or simultaneous submissions

- submissions not meeting the below content and layout requirements

Article content and layout requirements

An eligible article should have the following structure:

A. Article details

B. Article text

C. References

A. Article details

The following information should precede the article text:

initial letter of the given name and surname of the author (names of multiple authors should be separated by commas), academic degree and title, official place of work and position (full official name of the organization), contact email address (to be published in the journal) for each author, ORCID iD

- article title

- abstract (up to 500 characters; the abstract should outline the contents of the article: goals, objective and methods of research, and a short conclusion)

- keywords (up to 15)

- JEL codes

B. Article text

The first lines of paragraphs should be indented using Microsoft Word indentation, with no spaces or tabs. Text fragments should be accentuated with bold or italic font, but not highlighted, as color highlights will be lost when the layout is built before publishing. Text frames are not allowed, as the text inside them may be misplaced in the article text after they are deleted.

Tables. Tables should be formatted as MS Word tables. The text and numbers within cells should be aligned using standard tools rather than spaces or empty lines. Do not highlight text in the table with color unless an accent is needed.

Figures. If the article includes figures, the source files should be provided after accepting article for publication. We strongly recommend Microsoft Excel for generating graphs and charts (the file must contain the source numbers relevant to the image). Graphs generated using specialized software should be saved or exported as PDF-document. In exceptional cases, graphs created using MS Word should be grouped as single objects.

Formulas. All formulas presented in the article should be numbered.

C. References

In-text citation

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also appear in the reference list (and vice versa)

Cite the author’s name, publication date, and pages in parentheses: (Ivanov, 2011. P. 56).

For two authors: both authors’ names should be specified (separated by comma); for three or more authors: first author’s name followed by “et al.”. If several sources are cited at once, they should be separated by semicolon: (Ivanov, Petrov, 2015. P. 121; Sidorov et al., 2018).

For several papers by the same author, the publication dates should be listed, separated with comma: (Ivanov, 1996, 2005)

Reference list

The reference list should include only the sources you refer to in the article. References should be arranged in alphabetical order.

All titles in Russian should be accompanied with their translations into English in brackets, with the words “(In Russian)”, enclosed in parentheses, at the end.

Each reference should be supplied with the author’s name. For collected papers, the editor should be specified. For corporate papers, the organization should be specified as the author:

Porter M. (1990) The competitive advantage of nations. Macmillan: London.

WEF (2019). Global Competitiveness Report 2018—2019. Geneva: World Economic Forum.

More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the Latin letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc.: (2019a)

Unreliable websites, tabloid websites, forums and social networks are not accepted as sources.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal grant "Journal of regional and international competitiveness" the exclusive license to publish and distribute the article (including any derivative products, in all languages), and to sublicense such rights, including for commercial purposes.