Prosperitas welcomes studies from any part of the world. At the same time, the Journal prioritises analytical studies in business sciences focalising on the Central and Eastern European region.

Any paper submitted for review to Prosperitas is expected not to have been published earlier, either in full or in part, either in English or in any other language. Authors are also requested to note and observe that no paper sent to Prosperitas for review shall concurrently be submitted to any other journal for review either in full or in part.

Prosperitas is committed to observing and maintaining a publication process in line with commonly accepted science ethical standards. To this end, the Journal applies the principles established by the Committee of Publication Ethics, and authors are likewise requested to observe the same guidelines. For further information, please consult the website of COPE at Authorship and contributorship, COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics.

The Journal reserves the right to check papers submitted for review for their compliance with COPE guidelines on duplicate and salami publishing, including cases of wishing to publish essentially similar papers in different languages.

In the scope of reviewing the studies received, Prosperitas applies a single-blind review process with a Peer Review Report. The Journal finds it important to provide its readers with timely accessibility to research results, and for this reason the full review process generally takes about 3 to 4 weeks to complete. By observing science ethical standards, the Journal’s reviewers undertake to confidentially manage the submitted manuscripts, any parts thereof as well as the data and any information related to the authors and their works.

Prosperitas publishes the following 5 types of studies while observing the below requirements concerning the length of submitted works:

a) Research Paper: a study detailing the author’s own empirical findings, expected length: between 4,000 and 7,000 words.

b) Conceptual Paper: typically consisting of a literature review and analysis, this study focuses on theoretical model development, expected length: between 6,000 and 9,000 words.

c) Viewpoint: a position paper about a current topic of scientific interest presenting novel ideas and opinions, expected length: between 2,000 and 3,000 words.

d) Book Review: a review article of a book published maximum 2 years earlier focusing on topics of interest to Prosperitas, expected length: 1,500 words the most.

e) Editorial: a guest editorial specifically invited by Prosperitas, with no length constraints.

Studies should be accompanied by an abstract. The abstract should be concise and to the point, and should clearly describe the following concerning the study: the applied method and, in particular, the research results or those results that the author(s) deem(s) especially important. The maximal length of the abstract should be 200 words and should be prepared in an unstructured manner reflecting on the above points.

Concerning the interpretation of the length of studies, please note that all tables and figures – irrespective of their contents and real lengths – are considered 200 words per piece, and appendices do not count towards the length of studies. Authors whose submissions fall behind or exceed the above expected length constraints by 20% are required to consult and request the advice of the Editor-in-Chief in advance.

Prosperitas does not charge its authors any fee whatsoever including, among others, article processing charges or submission fees. As Prosperitas is an open access journal, its readers are able to access all published studies free of charge.

All submissions should be written in clear and understandable English observing all relevant linguistic norms and adhering to a standard variety of English selected by the Author(s). For this reason, it is recommended that authors request the services of appropriately qualified proofreaders if necessary. Also note that submissions to Prosperitas undergo a linguistic check to ascertain that submitted papers linguistically conform to a level of English suitable for further processing as part of the peer review process. Papers whose English is considered to fall below the standard expected by the Journal are returned to their authors for linguistic improvement, after which the Journal gladly receives the improved papers for review in line of the review process described above.

Please, make sure to remember the following when submitting your paper:

1. upload studies in an anonymised form removing all personal information and all information in general that allows the identification of the author(s)

2. upload all data concerning the author(s) including the name(s), e-mail address(es), institutional affiliation(s), the name of the corresponding author and ORCID IDs

3. number all titles and subtitles in your study, e.g. Chapter 1, Section 1.1, etc.

4. expected thematic parts of papers: title, abstract, key words (from 2 to 6), text of the study

5. in the case of tables, charts and figures in the study: please, insert them in the appropriate places in your study; at the same time, also upload these items in high quality and high resolution formats as separate files

Authors are able to upload their studies for review upon registration to the Clarivate’s ManuscriptCentral webpage of the Journal. As for manuscripts, the Journal does not make available to its authors a pre-formatted template or a separate guide to be used for producing submissions but insists that authors should use Times New Roman font size 12 characters and double line spacing for producing the text of their manuscripts and should adhere to the latest available APA Style Guide when producing in-text citations and the references section.

To submit your manuscript, please register here. At the same time, please, make sure to submit your appropriately edited and formatted manuscript in MS Word (.doc or .docx file) format. If you have any questions or technical issues, please send your inquiry to the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief at krajcsak.zoltan@uni-bge.hu.

Authors are kindly informed that studies approved for publication in line with the review process will be published in Prosperitas only if all authors of such studies consent to the publication of the given paper as attested by the appropriately filled-in Copyright Agreement signed by all authors and forwarded to the Journal as instructed by the Editorial Board.