Submitting to IJHE

The IJHE welcomes theoretical and empirical articles, from economic and administrative fields according either to the general topics of interest or to the specific topics of any thematic or special issue. All articles should fall between 2000 and 8800 words in length and should report original research that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers presented at conferences are accepted, provided that they have not been published in full in Conference Proceedings. Along with the submitted paper, the author(s) should submit a separate document including a short biography and the contact details for each author.
Paper Abstract

The abstract must include sufficient information for readers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results and the conclusions. An abstract is not an introduction; it summarizes the substantive results of the work, not merely list topics that are discussed in the paper.
The abstract must fall between 200 and 250 words in length.


Select four to seven keywords (words or expressions) that capture the essence of your paper.

JEL Classification

Please consult the JEL classification on the website


The function of the Introduction is to establish the context of the paper. This is accomplished by discussing the relevant primary research literature (with quotations) and summarizing current understanding of the problem you are investigating. State the purpose of the work in the form of the hypothesis, questions or problems you investigate and, briefly explain your approach and the necessary arguments. Whenever possible, present the possible outcomes your study can reveal. This introductory section should cover a maximum of 2 pages.

Literature review

This section should include references to literature in the field were dealing with the theme work in bringing attention to the most important and relevant contributions based on which the author will build his argument. It will, in the review process share references to papers published in international journals recognized by the scientific community. This section shall show that the author is familiar with the state of knowledge in the domain studied; it has a sufficient scientific training to enable it to build an opinion on the relevance of the issues studied. Section will cover a maximum of 4 pages.

Paper Body

Organize the body of the paper carefully using titles and subtitles to emphasize both content and clarity. Consider the following: use the accepted terminology of the field to describe any subjects or experimental procedures used to gather and analyze data; include detailed methods, so readers could be able to follow the investigation; state the results clearly and succinctly; thoroughly discuss, interpret and analyze the implications of the findings and minutely discuss the impact of the results, both globally and specifically.

Tables and figures should be sized and placed at the end of the paper, after References section, and the authors must specify where in text should be inserted them. For instance, (Insert here Table 1). The titles and numbers will be positioned above the table and the title and number of the figures bellow. When it is needed, the source will be mentioned. It is your responsibility to ask for the permission to reprint any figure or table, when the case. The number of the tables and figures are to be positioned in the body of the text, in a parenthesis, wherever they are mentioned, for example: (fig. nr.1), (table nr. 1). The graphs must be executed clearly so as to give clear black and white copies. Number all the equations and formulas used positioning the numbers in parenthesis on their right side. Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even after they had already been defined in the abstract. Do not use footnotes in any case, but endnotes are encouraged at the end of the paper before the references.


A conclusion section is required. Conclusions may review the main points of the paper, do not replicate the abstract as the conclusion. A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions and extensions of the research. The limits of that work should also be found in Conclusions section.


Related to in-text referencing cite the name of the author(s) and year of publication (Smith, 2006), (Smith and Basu, 2008 – for two authors) and (Smith et al., 2008 – for three authors). Do not use in any case references numbered with [1] or with, [1] – [2]. Sources should be in alphabetical order by author’s last name. When certain studies, research, articles are published in a volume, the volume numbers and pages will be specified.

The references at the end of paper should strictly follow the APA style and should include at least 20 relevant titles. The references will be evaluated based on the source they are coming from, on the importance of the journals that published them, and on the relevance for the discussed subject.

All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.


All submissions should be directed to the Editor in Chief,  Dr. Camelia Cojocaru



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