Article Requirements

The ECS journal uses a double-blind peer review process, which means that neither the author nor the reviewers know each other’s identity. In order to preserve this anonymity, authors will be required to remove any details that might reveal their identity from their manuscript before it is reviewed.

Details that are important to a manuscript but could compromise the author’s anonymity will generally be presented on a title page as a separate file from the manuscript.

Title page

  • Title: The tile should be concise, accurate, and informative, and it should reflect exactly what the article is about.
  • Author(s) information
    • All author(s) names (with last name(s) in capitals)
    • All up-to-date author(s) e-mail addresses
    • All author(s) affiliations and countries
    • Corresponding author indicator
    • ORCiDs (optional)
  • Declarations and ethics statements
    • Ethical approval (if applicable)
    • Consent to publish statement / form (if applicable)
    • Competing interests
    • Funding (if applicable)
    • Author contributions
    • Acknowledgements (if applicable)


  • Title
  • Abstract: 200–250 words. It needs to include: objective(s); methodology; results; original contribution.
  • Keywords: 3–7 (nouns in the singular; implicit genitive)
  • JEL classification here
  • Main text will be structured into 5 chapters: Introduction; Literature Review; Methodology; Results and Discussion; Conclusion.
  • References: At least 20, of which 5 published in the last 5 years; APA style.
  • Appendices

Style Requirements

  • Language: English
  • Word limit: Between 4000 words (8 pages) and 10000 words (20 pages) including references / figure and table captions.
  • Numbered or unnumbered headings
    • First-level headings (e.g. Introduction, Conclusion) should be in bold, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
    • Second-level headings should be in bold italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
    • Third-level headings should be in italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
  • Page format: 21cm x 29.7cm (A4).
  • Margins: 2.5cm.
  • Body text: Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing: 1.0, indent paragraph: 1 cm, “normal” style.
  • Mathematical equations will be submitted as editable text and not as images. Present simple formula in line with normal text where possible and use “/” instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms.
  • References: The complete references list will be placed at the end of the paper, listed in alphabetical order. It will be single spaced, Times New Roman font, size 11, 1.0 line spacing. For more details on style, see the journal’s instructions for authors.


Templates are available to help you in styling your paper: Manuscript Reference Guidelines.

Check Before You Submit

Figures and tables

  • Must be cited in the main text and in chronological order.
  • Inside the text there will be only simple and relevant figures and tables. For more detailed or complex tables, include them in a separate annex (only if it is relevant).
  • Images, graphs and maps will be named Figure and counted from 1 to n. Times New Roman, size 11, bold, justified.
  • Figure format: Only jpg. or png., high-quality (min. 300 dpi). For all the text in the figure use only Times New Roman font.
  • Tables will be named Table and counted from 1 to n. Times New Roman, size 11, bold, justified.
  • Tables must be editable: All tables will have the width of the page. Information inside tables will be written with Times New Roman font, size 10.
  • Indicate the source of each figure and table.
  • Additional and relevant information, including abbreviations, about the data in figures or tables will be listed below them as notes, before the source.

Your paper

  • Meets the word limit
  • Has all essential elements of an article
  • Has all citations in the text have a corresponding entry in the References
  • Styled according to the journal guidance
  • Not submitted elsewhere
  • Is compliant with the ECS journal editorial policies


Papers will be sent to the following e-mail address:

During submission, authors need to confirm the following conditions:

  • That the article is original, has not already been published in a journal, and is not currently under consideration by another journal.
  • All authors of the manuscript have read and agreed to its content and are accountable for all aspects of the accuracy and integrity of the manuscript in accordance with the ECS journal criteria.

Publication Process Timeline

Manuscripts can be submitted to our journal at any time throughout the year. The evaluation process, from the initial submission to publication, follows the steps outlined below:

  • After submission, we aim to provide initial feedback and a decision on the manuscript within one month.
  • If the manuscript is accepted with revisions, the authors will have three months to make the requested changes and resubmit the manuscript.
  • Once the final revised manuscript is submitted, we aim to publish the paper online within one month.

Please note that these timeframes are estimates, and the actual timeline may be shorter or longer depending on the volume of submissions and other factors. If you have any questions or concerns about the publication process, please do not hesitate to contact our editorial office.