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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published or sent to another journal for consideration and submission to another journal is not considered until a final decision has been made in ESIC Market (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Instructions regarding the format are followed to ensure blind review.
  • All authors contributing to an original and their details are included in the first submission process. In this regard, authors must attach a Declaration of Authorship in the Comments to the Editor with their application. In this declaration, the authors must inform about the criteria chosen to decide the order of signature of the article, as well as the specific contribution of each of the authors to the article. The Declaration must be signed by each and every one of the authors. No additional authors may be added during the editing process unless there is good cause. The journal is not responsible for the authors that may have been omitted in the submission process.
  • Obligations that ensure that authors follow ethical principles in the scientific publication process must be accepted. The authors confirm that they meet the ethical COPE publication criteria.
  • Authors must ensure that the title of the article, abstract, keywords and JEL codes are included in British English.
  • The abstract follows the required structure in the Author Guidelines.
  • Bibliographic references must have a DOI link if they have one.

Author Guidelines

Articles Selection Procedure

ESIC Market accepts articles related to the journal's focus. The works that are sent must be written in British English. They have to be original (not published in another journal or other medium). In the review process it is prohibited that the article is being evaluated in another journal.

The author(s) of an article published in this journal should not submit another article until one year has elapsed since its last publication in the journal.

The journal follows plagiarism detection policies. When an original is received, anti-plagiarism software is used.

Rules for the Submission of Originals

Articles can be sent in British English in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice (.odt), RTF or WordPerfect in  Make a new submission. The Editorial Team will confirm receipt of the originals received.

Along with sending the anonymized manuscript, authors must attach a Declaration of Authorship in the Comments to the Editor. In this declaration, the authors must inform about the criteria chosen to decide the order of signature of the article, as well as the specific contribution of each of the authors to the article. The Declaration must be signed by each and every one of the authors.

The contribution limit is 8,000 words with everything included. Apart from respecting the format indicated in the  templates, contributions must follow the following rules:

Title: The title should describe the content of the work.

Authors: Authors must include their full names as well as their affiliation, email address and ORCID in the original manuscript. The article will be anonymised by the Editorial Team before submission for peer review.

Abstract: The abstract must be structured and must include:

  • Objective and interest of the work
  • Design of the methodology
  • Results
  • Its value in terms of practical implications.

Likewise, the abstract should not be more than 250 words and should follow the structure indicated in the template provided. In addition, it should reflect only what is conveyed at work.

JEL codes: It is mandatory to include the JEL codes of the item separated by a semicolon ";". These codes can be consulted here.

Keywords: a maximum of 5 keywords separated by a semicolon ";" must be added.

References: The citations must be indicated in the text and located in alphabetical order in the references. Citations and references should follow the APA 7th edition style. In the version to be evaluated, avoid references from the authors. If applicable, substitute authors (year), until there is a final decision on the manuscript.

Likewise, if the references have DOIs, their inclusion at the end of the same is mandatory.

Acknowledgments: Once the manuscript has passed the review, the authors may thank the people or institutions that have helped them finance or carry out the research presented in the article. This section should be included before the reference section.

Tables and figures: Tables and figures must be numbered correctly following their order of appearance in the text. The titles must describe the contents of the table and / or figure and must include the source of the information.

Annexes: If necessary, authors can add annexes to the document as long as they are material useful to other researchers (for example, questionnaires used in surveys or econometric models).

The annexes must be placed after the bibliographic references and highlighted with numbers (Annex 1, 2, ...), and must have a descriptive title of their contents.

Supplementary material: Authors may attach as much supplementary material as they wish. As long as it is not part of the article itself. In this sense, raw data, tables, graphs, unedited images, links to video or audio files, etc. can be attached.

Such supplementary material can be sent as databases (Access, LibreOffice Base...), statistical packages (SPSS...), spreadsheets (Excel, LibreOffice Calc...) or any other format deemed appropriate depending on the nature of the supplementary material.

If the article is finally published, the supplementary material received will be published as a galley proof of the article, under the same DOI.

Authors can upload this material at the time of submission or when the article is accepted for publication. However, the Editorial Board reserves the right to request such material at any stage of the editorial process in order to clarify or determine the validity of the article and to identify possible malpractice.

It is imperative that these guidelines are followed before considering any item for evaluation.

The journal is exempt from any responsibility for the contents of the contributions that are sent.

Instructions for submitting an article you wish to propose for publication in the journal:
Log in to the website with the username and password generated when registering, edit your profile and in the Tasks tab tick the option author, and in the public tab, in the Biographical summary box, enter a brief curriculum vitae of 10 lines maximum. Save your changes to your profile.
Then go to the home page of the website, click on Submit an article on the right hand side (below the search window), check that the article meets the checklist requirements and the formatting requirements.
Click on Make a new submission in the left-hand band (it is in the grey strip under Home/Submissions). This opens the submission window, which has five tabs. Follow the order of the screens:
1- Home: Indicate the language of the text, the section of the journal to which you are sending the article (choose from the drop-down menu); accept the submission requirements; make any comments you consider relevant for the editors; in Submit as tick the author option; tick if you agree with the copyright marked by the journal and your consent to the storage of the data. Save and continue.
2- Upload submission: Here you have to upload the submission files. Select the file type from the drop-down list of article components: select article text (this file must not contain the authors' data). The submission of the text of the article must include the tables, graphs and images necessary for its comprehension at low resolution, and placed in the appropriate place, it is the document that is sent for review. Both tables, graphs and images must be referenced in the text (see table 1 / as shown in image 1 / ....).
Then, you can upload the rest of the attached files, graphics, images, with better resolution. This upload can also be done later, when the article enters the production phase. Save and continue.
3- Enter the metadata in English. Once you click on one of the windows, another window will open below for the other language (Spanish or English). You can confirm the text entry for each of the boxes by checking that the world ball in the top right corner of each box has changed from pink to green. First enter the title, if the title has a prefix (article, preposition...), enter it in prefix, in title enter the title without the prefix. Next, there is another box to include the subtitle if there is one. Below this is the box in which you should enter the abstract. Continue with the List of Contributors. All the authors of the article should be added; to add them, click on Add a contributor. Enter the first and last name, contact (email), country, affiliation (institution/company) and ORCID code - Open Researcher and Contributor ID.
Then add the keywords separated by semicolons, also for both languages. If there are Supporting Agencies that have helped to fund the research in the article, please enter them in the appropriate box. In the Citation box, please enter all the references of the article. Continue and save.
4- Confirmation: here you can review the process and check the data entered. You can go back to adjust the information you need. Once you have checked, click on Finish submission. A confirmation window opens: Accept carries out the sending, Cancel returns to the confirmation.
5- Next steps: you are informed that the item has been shipped and that you will receive a confirmation email. The options Review submission, Create a new submission or Return to desktop appear.
If you need help during the submission process, please contact the journal.
You will receive a confirmation that your submission has been received, via OJS, in your contact email within 72 hours.

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