For Reviewers

#1 Procedure of reviewing; #2 List of Reviewers; #3 Publication statistics

#I. THE PROCEDURE OF REVIEWING
Each paper submitted to the Journal is assessed by the Editor-in-Chief according to the criteria: 1) a sufficient contribution of the paper to knowledge; 2) its high potential to attract the interest of an international audience the text is sent to review. Each pre-selected paper is evaluated by at least two independent and external Reviewers. The reviewers are chosen among the Editorial Team and experts in a particular field. The double-blind review process is applied. It means that neither the Author(s) nor the Reviewers know identities of the other.The process is conducted with the use of tools provided by the PKP OJS software. First the reviewers receive an automaticly generated e-mail with manuscript's abstract and review request. Upon their agreement to review the article they are granted full access to the manuscript via Journal's website. The Reviewers fill in the review form on the Journal's website and type their comments. The double-blind review process is applied. It means that neither the Author(s) nor the Reviewers know identities of the other. The detailed evaluation criteria are outlined in the reviewer form attached below:

Criterion 1. The significance of the paper
An important and well defined research problem, unique research area, the impact of the research performed on the existing state of arts. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

Criterion 2. Research methodology
Quality of planning and conducting the research, criteria for selecting data, theoretical framework of the paper, research methods and their correct selection and application. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

Criterion 3. The consistency of the paper
Clear layout, the cohesion between the main purpose, title and content of the paper, results coming from methods used in the paper. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

Criterion 4. Paper form
Clear and precise language, correct terminology, the accuracy of references, articles from reputable journals used in the paper. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

5. Conclusions from the review
a. Publication without amendment
b. Publication with minor adjustments
c. Important adjustments required to re-review
d. The rejection of the manuscript

Possible scenarios after reviews:
- In the case of receiving two negative reviews (conlusion: d. the rejection of the manuscript), the manuscript is rejected. 
- In the case of receiving one negative and one positive review, the author receives the text to be revised and re-reviews follow.
- In the case of receiving two positive reviews (answers b and c), the text is sent for proofreading and then for linguistic revision and typesetting.

List of Reviewers collaborating with the Editors of the Research Papers in Economics and Finance is shown below on the website. 

#II. LIST OF REVIEWERS

List of reviewers 2020 (1st quarter)

ŁASAK Piotr, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
NIEDZIELA Michał, University of Warsaw, Poland
TRUSHKINA Natalia, National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine
URBANOWICZ Zuzanna, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
ZIELIŃSKA - CHMIELEWSKA Anna, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
ZWIERZCHLEWSKI Sławomir, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

List of reviewers 2019 

BŁASZCZYK Paweł, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
GRABOWSKI Grzegorz, WSB University in Poznan, Poland
HROZNYI Ihor, Zaporizhzhya National University, Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
KWILINSKI Aleksy, The London Academy of Science and Business, London, England
NAPIERAŁA Tomasz, University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland
TUHAI Oleksii, Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine
ZUBRZYCKA – CZARNECKA Aleksandra, University of Warsaw, Poland 
ZWIERZCHLEWSKI Sławomir, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

List of reviewers 2018 

GRABOWSKI Grzegorz, WSB University in Poznan, Poland
KWILINSKI Aleksy, The London Academy of Science and Business, London, England
SCHMIDT, Katarzyna, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
ZUBRZYCKA – CZARNECKA Aleksandra, University of Warsaw, Poland 
ZWIERZCHLEWSKI Sławomir, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

List of reviewers 2017

BABETS Irena, University of Security in Poznan, Poland 
BILAN Yuriy, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland 
BŁASZCZYK Paweł, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
CIAK Jolanta, WSB University in Toruń, Poland 
CZUBAK Wawrzyniec, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland 
DEMETYEV Vyacheslav, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
HAJDYS Dagmara, University of Lodz, Poland
JUREK Michał, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
KRAVCHENKO Sergey, Donetsk National Technical University, Ukraine
KVILINSKYI Oleksii, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
LAGODIENKO Volodymyr Viktorovych, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine
LAZARENKO Dmitry, Donbas State Pedagogical University, Slovyansk, Ukraine
ŁON Eryk, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
MAZURKIEWICZ Joanna, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
MUNTEAN Andreea, University of Alba Iulia, Romania 
ROCHON Louis-Philippe, Laurentian University, Canada 
SCHMITT Rebecca, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
SHMYGOL Nadiia, Zaporizhzhya National University, Ukraine 
SZCZERBOWSKI Radosław, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
ZUBRZYCKA – CZARNECKA Aleksandra, University of Warsaw, Poland 
ZWIERZCHLEWSKI Sławomir, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

List of reviewers 2016

CZYŻEWSKI Bazyli, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
GRABOWSKI Grzegorz, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland 
JARNO Klaudia, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
KVILINSKYI Oleksii, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
KWIATKIEWICZ Piotr, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
MAZURKIEWICZ Joanna, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
MUTASCU Mihai, West University of Timisoara, Romania
NIZIOŁ Krystyna, University of Szczecin, Poland 
PIĄTEK Dawid, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
POPOVA Olga, Donetsk National Technical University (Pokrovsk), Ukraine
SAPA Agnieszka, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
SZCZERBOWSKI Radosław, Poznan University of Technology, Poland 
ZWIERZCHLEWSKI Sławomir, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

#3 PUBLICATION STATISTICS 

The rate of acceptance, which is the ratio of submitted manuscripts to those published in the years 2016 (XII) - 2020 (XI): 34%. 

Journal's internationality index = number of articles published by authors affiliated outside Poland divided by the total number of articles published in the years 2019-2020 : 50% 

Journal's national index = number of articles published by authors with Polish affiliation divided by the total number of articles published in the years 2019-2020: 50% 

Journal's local index = number of articles published by authors affiliated at the Poznań University of Economics and Business (PUEB) in Poland divided by the total number of articles published in the years 2019-2020: 33%