Author Guidelines

The main guidelines for authors in terms of article content and format are mentioned below. Please read them carefully before submitting your manuscript to the journal. 

Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy aims to publish relevant interdisciplinary contributions to the theoretical development of the field of management, challenging the conventional wisdom in management and economy, or those that present empirical or design-based research results in business. Authors should integrate their papers within the focus and scope of the journal.

The journal welcomes three types of submissions, namely: conceptual papers, research articles and literature reviews, all of them being subject to double-blind peer review. There is no Article Process Charge (APC) for the authors.

Articles submitted to Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy should be original, unpublished, and not under evaluation for publication in another journal / book. Nevertheless, extended and substantially revised versions of conference papers could be sent for consideration with proper acknowledgement. The authors are advised to search the archive of the journal in order to include in the references list papers published in the journal in connection to the paper’s topic.

Papers must have between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length, including abstract, figures, references and appendices. Papers should be submitted as Microsoft Office document.  Alongside the manuscript, two other documents filled and signed should be uploaded: MDKE Originality Statement and Copyright Agreement and Open Access License.

For original research accepted for publication additional instructions could be sent to the authors.

Before submitting your paper, please ensure that it has been carefully read for errors. If English is not your first language, please have your paper proofread by an English-speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.

The bibliographic and formatting standards to be considered: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the 7th edition. For examples, please download the Article Template.

When submitting an article, no author possible identification has to be provided in the content of the paper. The paper must follow the Author Guidelines and the requirements specified in the Article Template. Please note that any submitted paper that is not complying with these guidelines will be rejected on formal grounds.

Authors should register and log-in prior to submission. When registering on the platform, we recommend the authors to register themselves as readers as well. This will enable them to easily have access to all the issues of the journal.

By submitting the paper, the authors certify that the study proposed is their own, that they hold the rights to present the information included in the paper and that they give the publication rights to the publishers of the journal. All papers are checked with anti-plagiarism software.


Article requirements in terms of content and structure


The title of the paper should accurately reflect the content of the article and should be in accordance with the scientific focus of the journal. Because search engines grant the highest importance to the titles of papers, it is crucial that authors include in the title words that should be probably used by the readers in order to search articles on the same topic. The title needs to be short (8-15 words) and contain the most important keywords of the article and illustrate the research questions rather than the research methodology. Authors should avoid superfluous words such as “A study of…”, “An analysis of…”.


The abstract of the paper has to contain enough information for the reader to be able to appreciate the nature and the significance of the subject. For increasing the visibility of the article, it has to reiterate keywords and phrases which define the article but still, in a manner such as to avoid unnecessary repetitions. Make use of all the 300 words allocated for the abstract section and present as many details as possible to convince scholars to read the article. The abstract should be structured as follows: a) a brief introduction into the topic of the paper; b) an overview of the current state of the scientific literature on the topic; c) a presentation of research methodology and research questions; c) presentation of main results and the implications for the field; d) highlights of the contribution brought by the paper to the field of studies.


The keywords should be listed in decreasing order of importance meant to reveal the essence of the paper and should be consistent with the title and abstract of the article. The number of keywords should be between 5-7.


The introduction is meant to familiarize the reader with the content of the paper by reiterating the keywords. It has to deliver the purpose of the paper, state initial hypotheses, properly summarize the literature, refer to previous research, and in the last it should refer to the aspects that are to be addressed in the body of the article.

Body of the article

The article has to be the result of a research in the fields addressed by the scope of the journal. The structure of the has to be logical and clearly laid out through titles, and subtitles. In order to ease the access of the reader to the content, the article should follow the structure:  Literature review, Research methodology (should provide sufficient information to make the research replicable, data collections should be emphasized, sampling appropriate, results should be logically presented, statistics correct, all the analysis should be appropriate), Results and discussion.


Conclusions are necessary and they have the purpose of making a synthesis of the paper, of underlining its importance and contributions / implications, of indicating eventual limitations and future lines of research. The claims in the conclusion section should be reasonable and supported, authors should relate to initial hypotheses; the conclusions should also explain how the article contributes to knowledge advancements.

The language should be accurate and well mastered. The journal is not liable for language editing or for the correctness of the research of the authors. This is the responsibility of the authors. In case the authors do not have English as their first language, we invite them to use the professional editing services.

General editing/formatting requirements: for the full editing requirements, please download our Article Template.