Paper Submission

ELP has introduced and has succeeded in maintaining an agile review process. However, we encourage you to follow the author’s guidelines and the ELP template . Proper submission would facilitate the entire process.

  • Name and email of at least 1 suggested reviewer (required)
  • Please allow the very short period for review process to finish. Due to the reviewers` efficiency ELP provides and promotes fast review procedure.
  • Recommended article length is 07-20 pages.
  • All articles must follow our template in Microsoft Word.
  • You can submit your manuscripts online via e-mail: and
  • Submissions are considered on the basis of scientific validity and technical quality, not perceived impact.
There are several types of decision possible. They include:
  • Accept the manuscript as submitted;
  • Accept it with minor revision;
  • Accept it with major revision; and
  • Reject the manuscript because it does not meet the journal criteria.

The call for papers is ongoing. For detailed time framework click here.

ELP Review Procedure
From the very inception of its internationalization, the ELP has promoted an agile review procedure ruling out the unacceptable practice imposed, where researchers spend months/years waiting for their submission feedback.
Reviewers are instructed not to estimate the potential impact of a paper in a given field. These subjective judgments can delay the publication of a work, which later proves to be of major significance. Moreover, the publication readership is in the most suitable position to determine what is of interest to them.
ELP provides quality peer review on the basis of scientific validity and the technical quality of the paper. All the reviewers are familiar with the journal`s review policy, supporting the current concept. 
Review Process
1. After submission, the manuscript is screened for basic technical requirements.
2. The corresponding author receives a confirmation e-mail, informing them whether the manuscript is properly structured or not, and presents the obligations to the corresponding author.
3. Even though the authors are responsible for potential plagiarized content, the editorial office, by using freely available online checkers, scans the content for plagiarism.
4. The editorial office reserves the right to return to authors, without peer-review, improperly formatted manuscripts or non-authorized submissions.
5. The journal identifies potential academic editors for the submission process.
6. The academic editor assigned, is asked to evaluate the manuscript only based on objective criteria, such as scientific validity and the technical soundness of the content. Subtle determinations (interest, novelty, or impact) are not acceptable in the ELP review process.
7. The academic editor`s identity is anonymous, except for those who are willing to disclose their identity under the “open review” process.
8. The academic editor decides whether reviews from additional experts are needed. Reviewers assigned receive a recommendation of completing the assignment in 5 days. Agility, as one of the journal`s landmarks has been prioritized throughout the years. However, it does not influence the quality of the review procedure.
9. All the reviewers are familiar with the ELP review policy. Their awareness of the necessity of a brief response on whether they are able to promptly conduct the review or not, fosters the quality and the agility of the review procedure.
10. Every single paper submitted to the journal undergoes a review procedure.
11. After the review process, the academic editor makes a final decision. The time of the review depends on many circumstances. However, most of the ELP editors usually respond on time.
Open Access
All ELP articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License. With this license, authors retain copyright to their manuscript, but allow any user to share, copy, distribute, transmit, adapt, and make commercial use of the work without needing to provide additional permission, provided appropriate attribution is made to the original author or source. However, first publication rights are granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent usage of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

Plagiarism is not acceptable in the ELP submissions and publications. With the submission, authors declare the originality of their work by properly citing, re-using, or copying previous publications. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript would be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the publisher has the right to issue a correction or retract of the paper.

The editorial office is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System’s users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process. Detailed description of the CrossCheck System can be found at:


Content Preservation

As of May 2016 ELP uses Portico as an archiving solution. Portico is among the largest community-supported digital archives in the world. Working with libraries and publishers, they preserve e-journals, e-books, and other electronic scholarly content to ensure researchers and students will have access to it in the future.

Moreover, along the online content, every ELP edition appears in print version. It also represents a preservation solution. Thousands of hard copies have been disseminated to Universities and individuals around the world.

Conflict of Interest
Authors, reviewers, or editorial members have to disclose every situation or connection, which could potentially affect the impartial review and publication procedure.
Publication Fee
If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay 97 Euros or its USD equivalent as article publication fee, in order to defray the operating costs such as review management, website maintenance and archiving, printing hard copies and delivery. 
Author(s) will be entitled to one printed copy per author free of charge, but not more than two copies per paper. Authors can also get additional copies of the printed journal by paying 20 EUR/26 USD for each additional copy.
ONLINE PAYMENT!!! (Please check the following link)

Publishing rules

Authors can publish their articles and book reviews, after a review by our editorial board. Our mission is to provide greater and faster flow of the newest scientific thought. ELP’s role is to be a kind of a bridge between the educational sciences researchers in Europe and around the world. The “European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics” (ELP) is open to any researchers, regardless of their geographical origin, race, nationality, religion or gender as long as they have an adequate scientific paper. ELP encourages a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners. “European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics” (ELP) publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education that constitute significant contributions to the understanding of educational processes and outcomes. Original research is interpreted broadly to include policy analyses, development of research methodologies and reviews of research that contribute new insights and understandings.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

The “European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics” (ELP) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All authors submitting their works to the “ELP” for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner, the “ELP” is committed to objective and fair peer – review of the submitted for publication works and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editor-in-Chief, who is unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such a type of problems.