Aims and Scope

Many economists today are concerned by the proliferation of journals and the concomitant labyrinth of research to be conquered to reach the specific information they require. To combat this tendency, Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields has been conceived and designed outside the realm of the traditional economics journal. It consists of concise communications that provide a means of rapid and efficient dissemination of new results, models and methods in all fields of economic research. Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields publishes original articles in all branches of economics – theoretical and empirical, abstract and applied, providing wide-ranging coverage across the subject area. Journal promotes research that aim at the unification of the theoretical-quantitative and the empirical-quantitative approach to economic problems and that are penetrated by constructive and rigorous thinking. It explores a unique range of topics from the frontier of theoretical developments in many new and important areas, to research on current and applied economic problems, to methodologically innovative, theoretical and applied studies in economics.

The aim of Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields is to enable economists to address issues appropriate to the current global public situation and articles that innovatively link ideas from various branches of economics. At the same time, Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields aims to challenge authors who can bring perspectives from other disciplines (philosophy, technology, mathematics, history, ecology, etc.) to economics.

The interaction between practical work and economic policy is an important feature of the journal. Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields, starting with its first issue, it is indexed in EBSCORePECProQuest, and CEEOL databases. The primary aim of the Journal has been and remains the provision of a forum for the dissemination of a variety of international issues, scientific research and other matters of interest to researchers and practitioners in a diversity of subject areas linked to the broad theme of economic sciences.

Therefore, Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields is an international journal published biannually online with open access and aims to disseminate the theoretical and pragmatic results of scientific research in the economic or related fields.

More details about publishing in TPREF are in the Publishing Agreement.

Publishing Agreement

Copyright Agreement

Guideline for Authors
 

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief:  PhD Laura Ungureanu, Spiru Haret University, Romania (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7455-567X)

Editorial Advisory Board

Aleksandar Vasilev, International Business School, University of Lincoln, UK  (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3956-6314)

Germán Martinez PratsJuárez Autonomous University of Tabasco, Mexic (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6371-448X)                           

Alessandro MorselliUniversity of Rome Sapienza, Italy (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0354-2708)

The Kien Nguyen, Vietnam National University, Vietnam (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8994-5585)

Emerson Abraham JacksonBank of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2802-6152

Tamara TodorovaAmerican University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5598-3815)

Fatoki Olawale OlufunsoUniversity of Limpopo, South Africa (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1539-8333)

Mădălina ConstantinescuSpiru Haret University, Romania (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4911-9435)

Esmaeil EbadiGulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait  (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2092-561X)

Alessandro SaccalIndependent researcher, Italy (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0324-4524)

Lesia Kucher, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7112-8763)

Hardy Hanappi, VIPER - Vienna Institute for Political Economy Research, Austria (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5394-4919)

Philippe Boyer, Académie d’Agriculture de France, France (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6348-7966)

Nazaré da Costa Cabral, Center for Research in European, Economic, Financial and Tax Law (CIDEEFF) of the University of Lisbon, Portugal (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7070-4236)

Jumadil Saputra, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2919-5756)

Invitation for Qualifies Reviewers for Editorial Board & International Program Committee Members

The Advisory Board of the journal includes a number of distinguished scholars who have fruitfully straddled disciplinary boundaries in their academic research.
ASERS Publishing invites the interested professionals to contribute into ASERS Publishing’s research network by joining us as a part of Editorial Board & International Program Committee members for its scientific peer-reviewed journals & books.
Interested applicants must submit a detailed CV along with a List of Publications at apg@aserspublishing.eu.
Please remember that your help with reviewing the papers would be very much appreciated.

Publication malpractice statement
Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields is committed to pursuing the highest standards of probity and the elimination of malpractice in research presented within this journal. Journal's ethics and malpractice statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
All ASERS Publishing's Journals adopt the COPE guidelines on publication ethics http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.

Reviewing process 

The peer review process can take anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks, sometimes even longer. The aim of the review process is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the article, in terms of originality, interest, up-to-dateness, coherence, and balanced argumentation. As such, all manuscripts submitted to TPREF go through a two-step double-blind peer review process. This process consists of 11 steps:
Step 1 – the author registers in the platform and submits the complete manuscript in .doc or .docx format. at https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/tpref/user/register Submitted Manuscript will be assigned a manuscript number. Occasionally, journal may accept submissions by email.
Step 2 – Check the composition and arrangement of the paper according to the Journal Author's Guide to make sure it includes the necessary sections and stylizations.
Step 3 - Manuscript submitted by registered author will be checked by the Editor in Chief. The Editor in Chief screens the manuscript with iThenticate software in order to find similarities. At this time the article may be rejected without being reviewed any further if not fulfilling the standard research criteria, if it not consistent with the aims and scope of our journal or has similarities with other articles in the field.
Step 4 – Peer review process will be started, and manuscript will be sent to two reviewers (manuscript may be rejected if reviewer comments are indicating the poor research quality). The two reviewers are chosen from the list of 26 reviewers registered in our platform, depending on the field of the article. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.
Step 5 – After the external doubly-masked peer review of a manuscript, the corresponding author will receive an email in which she/he will be informed of the status of the manuscript and reviewer’s comment/s.
Step 6 – If the manuscript is accepted for publication the author/s has to submit the revised manuscript to the Editor in Chief and the manuscript checked by one of the reviewers (may be rejected if not satisfying the reviewer’s queries). The authors could see from our Platform, by login in, in real time the stage of their manuscript, assuring a transparent process of reviewing.
Step 7 – Revised Manuscript will be accepted for publication.
Step 8 – The author completes and signs the copyright form and publishing agreement
Step 9 – Galley proof will be formed for the author/s approval and it will be sent back to author/s.
Step 10 – Manuscript typesetting and final editing process will be started based on the author/s feedback.
Step 11 – Manuscript will be published after the final approval from the author/s.
The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restraint acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.

Duties of Authors:
• Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s)
• Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted.
• It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
• Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated.
• Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript.
• All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.

Duties of Reviewers:
• That all the manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s).
• That any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.
• That all information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential.
• That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.

Duties of Editors:
• That all the manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of authors.
• Any observed conflict of interest pertaining manuscripts must be disclosed.
• That information pertaining manuscripts are kept confidential.
• The editor should respect the intellectual independence of authors.
The Editorial Board takes responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.

Malpractice Statement of ASERS Publishing 
ASERS Publishing is committed to pursuing the highest standards of probity and the elimination of malpractice in research presented within own journals.
It is ultimately the responsibility of the editors-in-chief to ensure that this policy is disseminated to all and followed through. If any third party believes that malpractice has occurred, they are encouraged to contact the Editors-in-Chief of the journal.
Where malpractice has been found to occur, the article in question will be removed from the journal. Individuals found to have deliberately undertaken actions that result in malpractice will be excluded from publishing in the Journal in the future.