About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Central European Journal of Management is a journal which comes out biannually and contains general survey articles, contributions to discussions arising from research activities, reviews, consultations and practical applications in the field of management. The publications are aimed at the following areas:

  • The classical management approach
  • Behavioural management theory
  • Quantitative applications in management

Peer Review Process

Each article is subject to a reciprocal, anonymous review procedure. A decision about the acceptance of an article is taken by the members of the editorial board from the relevant section, and if it fulfils the requirements it is sent on for at least one review proceeding by two independent reviewers. On the basis of the responses from the reviewers and the editorial board the article is either accepted without changes and forwarded for publication or is rejected. The language level of the submitted article is assessed by a proofreader who is a native speaker.

Publication ethics

The following text sets out the standards which are applicable to all parties involved in the publication of articles in the Central European Journal of Management. This material is based on the general standards set out by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) and the methodological guide “Publishing Ethics Resource Kit” (PERK) as used by the Elsevier company.

Responsibilities of the authors

Authors who wish to publish in the Central European Journal of Management must observe the following regulations.

Originality and plagiarism:

Only original works, which have never been published before or sent to another journal for publication, are accepted for publication. The author guarantees that the information contained in the article for publication in the Central European Journal of Management has not been published before in any journal or publication and contains only accurate and authentic information. If an author makes use of another author’s work it must be properly cited. All sources used must be listed in the bibliography in accordance with the Harvard citation style (see instructions for authors). Illustrative material which is not the original work of the author and has been taken from another source must have a reference to the original source and the written agreement of the holder of the publishing copyright. Plagiarism or the use of false information, as with the publishing of one work in several publications, represents unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Authorship of the article:

Authorship should only apply to those who have significantly contributed to the creation of the submitted article and should be listed as authors or co-authors. Those who contributed to more minor aspects of the project (study, article) should be listed as contributors. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all of the co-authors named in the article have agreed upon the final version and have approved it for publication. The authors also have to ensure that the file containing the article, which is submitted to the journal’s content management system, from where it will be sent on to the review proceeding, does not contain the names and contact information of the authors, or any other information which will lead to their identification. All information containing the contact details and identification of the authors is stored separately in the content management system. The authors must also ensure the accuracy of all names and contact information given during the registration process and subsequent entering of publications into the content management system.

Conflict of interests:

In their work the authors must cite any financial or other important conflicts of interest which could in any way affect the results or the interpretation of their article. All sources of financial support must be properly disclosed. If the author discovers any mistakes in his published work, it is his duty to immediately inform the journal’s editorial board and cooperate over the correction or withdrawal of the article.

Duties of the reviewers

Reviewers for the Central European Journal of Management agree to adhere to the following regulations:

Reviewer’s assessment:

Each article submitted for publication to the Central European Journal of Management undergoes a reciprocal, anonymous review procedure by at least two independent reviewers. On the basis of the review procedure the article is either accepted without changes and forwarded for publication or rejected.

Reviewer’s qualifications, conflict of interests:

The person reviewing the article must be suitably qualified in order to objectively evaluate the issue in question. The reviewer must ensure that his evaluation of the article does not lead to a conflict of interest as regards the author’s research or the investors of the research. The reviewer has to be capable of supporting his opinion with suitable arguments. The reviewer is obliged to point out any relevant publications which are not listed in the bibliography.


Any publications submitted to the review procedure are considered to be confidential and cannot be shown to or discussed with non-participating individuals. Any misuse of information from the review procedure is considered to be unethical and unacceptable.

Duties of the publisher and the editorial board

The editorial board of the Central European Journal of Management agrees to adhere to the following guidelines:

Duties of the editorial board:

The editorial board undertakes to monitor and ensure the maintenance of the principles of publishing ethics. Any attempts to plagiarise or publish fraudulent information are unacceptable and are considered to be unethical publishing behaviour. If any errors are discovered in the text, the editorial board has to support the publication of corrections or the withdrawal of the text, and where appropriate provide clarification or an apology. It is the editorial board’s duty to maintain the anonymity of the reviewers. All publications are judged on the basis of their intellectual content, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief, the author’s nationality or any other irrelevant characteristics.

It is also the duty of the editorial board to prevent business interests from threatening the intellectual and ethical standards of the Central European Journal of Management.

Publication decisions:

The editors have full responsibility for the acceptance of any articles and they also have the power to reject them. The editorial board’s decision is final concerning the publication of selected articles following an independent, reciprocal, anonymous review procedure. Only articles of which the editors are reasonably certain are accepted for publication. Editors cannot be in a conflict of interests with any articles which are accepted or rejected.

General principles

  • Text in English – the text must be written using correct grammar and should be easy to read.
  • The text must be appropriate for the journal - the CEJM is a scientific journal which publishes original academic works and papers from the field of management. The character of the accepted articles can be that of survey articles, contributions for discussion emerging from research activities, reviews, consultations and practical applications from management. All of the above are consistent in their content with the AE code.
  • The text must contain only original information which has not been published in any other media.
  • The text must be written in accordance with publishing ethics and must correspond with the structure and requirements of an academic text, as set out in the instructions for authors (introduction, methodology, results, discussion, references)
  • Each article must be in accordance with the publication ethics  of the review procedure. Firstly the article is assessed by an editor and if it meets the requirements it is then sent on for at least one review proceeding by two independent reviewers. On the basis of the responses of the reviewers and the editorial board the article is then evaluated in the categories: accepted without changes; sent back for revision or expansion; rejected.