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Author guidlines

  1. Submission guidelines:

ASERC Journal of Socio-Economic Studies welcomes manuscripts written only in English.  Manuscripts should be sent to as a single Word file, including all submission materials. The manuscript should include article title, author's name, affiliation(s), abstract, list of key words, text including main results of the research and its significance, and references. The article title should be centered on the page and in bold capitals. The writer's name should be centered on the page under the article title with one space between the two, followed by the author's affiliation(s) and email.

The text should be written in Times New Roman 12 point type size single-spaced. The margins sizes of the page: - Top 2.8 cm. bottom 2.8 cm. left 2.5 cm, right 2.5 cm. Paragraph spacing should be 6 point.

The abstract should be written in Times New Roman, 9 point type size, between 100 and 150 words. The aim, employed methodology, conclusion of the research as well as innovation and practical importance of the article should briefly be noted in the abstract by the author (s).

Author(s) should provide 5-7 keywords after the abstract.  

Manuscripts should be 8-17 pages under the format requirements mentioned above. Submitted manuscripts should include separate “introduction”, and “discussion and conclusion” sections. There are no strict formatting requirements for the structure of submitted manuscripts, but it should clearly present the topic.

All tables and figures should be numbered in sequence (1,2,3…). For example: Table 1: Azerbaijan’s macroeconomic indicators in 200-2016; Figure 1: Azerbaijan’s GDP trend in 2000-2016. 

      2. Citation / References:

APA style of citation & referencing is required.

Quotations: If you are directly quoting from a work, you are required to mention the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by “p.”) as below:

According to Mammadov (2014), “there is strong tourism potential in Azerbaijan economy” (p. 150).

If the author is not named in a signal phrase, place the author’s last name, the year of publication, and the page number in parentheses after the quotation. For example:

It is argued that, “there is strong tourism potential in Azerbaijan economy” (Mammadov, 2014, p. 150).

Direct quotations longer than 40 words are not allowed.

Citing an Author or Authors: If there is only one author cite as Aliyev (2013) or (Aliyev, 2013) within the text. If there are two authors, then cite as Gasimov and Guliyev (2008) or (Gasimov & Guliyev, 2008). If there are 3 and more authors, then only use the first author’s last name followed by “et al.” in the signal phrase or in parentheses, for example Hasanov et al. (2006) or (Hasanov et al., 2006).

Unknown Author:  If the work does not have an author, cite the source by its title in the signal phrase, for example, (“About Azerbaijan”, 2001).

Organization as an Author:  If the author is an organization or a government agency, mention the organization and the publication year. For example, according to the International Monetary Fund (2003), or (International Monetary Fund, 2003).

Two or More Works at the same time: When your citation includes two or more works, order them the same way they appear, separated by a semi-colon, for example: (Aliyev, 2015; Jenkins, 2004).

If you are using more than one reference by the same author (or the same group of authors listed in the same order) published in the same year, organize them in the reference list alphabetically by the title of the article or chapter. Then assign letter suffixes (a, b, c) to the year. Refer to these sources in your essay as they appear in your reference list, e.g.: Hasanov (2015a), Hasanov (2015b), Hasanov and Mikayilov (2012a), Hasanov and Mikayilov (2012b), etc.


At the end, references should be given in alphabetical order.

Books:  Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of the book. Publisher.

Mankiw, N. G. (2014). . Cengage Learning.

Stonecash, R. E., Gans, J., King, S., & Mankiw, N. G. (2011). . Cengage Learning.

Book chapter: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C.  (Year). Title of the chapter. In title of the book (pages). Publisher.

Aliyev, K. (2016). Integration to the WTO and Economic Transition in the South Caucasus Economies. In  (pp. 58-79). IGI Global.

Journal articles: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.

Buiter, W. H. (1977). ‘Crowding out’ and the effectiveness of fiscal policy. , (3), 309-328.

Arestis, P., & Sawyer, M. (2004). On the effectiveness of monetary policy and of fiscal policy. , (4), 441-463.

Alfaro, L., Chanda, A., Kalemli-Ozcan, S., & Sayek, S. (2004). FDI and economic growth: the role of local financial markets. , (1), 89-112.

Internet sources: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. URL. Accession date.

Utkulu U. (2012). How to estimate long-run relationships in economic: an overview of recent development., 15.08.2016.

Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project / Energy, Oil & Gas magazine. 06.11.2016.

References should be in 9-point type size.

      3. Ethical issues:

Manuscript submitted to the ASERC Journal of Socio-Economic Studies must NOT be considered at the same time for publication in other journals. Furthermore, manuscript must NOT have been published before. All manuscripts are detected against plagiarism.

      4. Review process

All manuscripts are reviewed by the Editor for relevance and formatting requirements. After, manuscripts are sent for blind peer-review to 1-2 anonymous reviewers. Considering comments of the anonymous reviewers, the Editor can decide to publish the manuscript without changes, to publish after making revisions requested by reviewers, or to reject the manuscript. Revised texts are re-sent to the reviewers for their confirmation. The review process is expected to take two or three months. Accepted manuscripts are scheduled for publication in the next two issues. Identity of reviewers is not shared with authors.