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Call for papers

MEST Journal warmly invites top-tier, original research articles from global scientists, professionals, professors, and Ph.D. students specializing in the realms of management, economics, society, and technology. For further information, please refer to the Author Guidelines section.

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#3. Block, W. E. (2013). Was Milton Friedman A Socialist? Yes. MEST Journal, 1(1), 11-26.
#4. Petrinska-Labudovikj, R. (2014). Project portfolio management in theory and practice. MEST Journal, 2(2), 192-203.
#5. Stych, M. (2021). The definition of family in international and EU law. MEST Journal, 9(1), 192-198.


The mission of the MEST Journal is the dissemination of new scientific knowledge by helping scientists and professionals exchange experiences for the general progress of society.


Our vision for the MEST Journal is to establish it as one of the most highly cited publications globally, achieved through our dedication and the exceptional quality of articles curated for the enrichment of our readership.


The MEST Journal provides a broad and in-depth coverage of various aspects of economics and management, exploring their interplay with society and technology. We welcome multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives that address emerging issues in the field. Both theoretical and applied research that contributes to both academia and practical implementation is encouraged. International collaboration is highly valued, and we support author teams comprising individuals from diverse regions. The journal is published semi-annually on January 15th and July 15th. The entire publication process, from initial article submission to early bird publication, typically spans four weeks and varies based on the article's quality. Reviewers are allotted 15 days to complete their evaluations. Upon receiving favorable reviews, accepted papers are published within seven days in the early bird format.

Moreover, given the interdisciplinary nature of the phenomena being examined, the journal may feature articles from diverse fields such as management education, organizational behavior, sociology, and other related disciplines not explicitly mentioned. While each article has potential value to a specific audience, our editorial team at MEST Journal endeavors to select and publish articles based on their significance, coherence, timeliness, and their potential impact on advancing knowledge and research in the field.

The MEST Journal is an open-access, granting users the right to read, download, share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), and/or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially, or link to the full texts of published articles under the CC BY 4.0 license. The journal does not charge authors, readers, or their institutions for publication or access.

Topics covered

The journal offers comprehensive coverage of economics, management, technology applications, and social issues but is not limited to:

  • Economics
  • Management in economics
  • Public management
  • Management in industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management in crisis
  • Management in transport
  • Technologies and quality tools in management
  • IT use in the management
  • Management in ecology
  • Management in sport
  • Education in the field of economics and economics teaching
  • Business information system
  • Information security and information system security
  • Innovation and technology
  • Legal aspects of management
  • Economics and Law

Publication Ethics

The ethical guidelines of MEST Journal are aligned with the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics. These standards are detailed in:

  • Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)
  • Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Authors are expected to familiarize themselves with and adhere to the established standards of ethical conduct applicable to all participants in the publishing process.

The core principles will be outlined as follows:


Publication decisions

Editors are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish:
  • Editors are expected to make impartial decisions devoid of commercial influences and to facilitate a transparent and equitable peer review process.
  • Editors should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting.
  • Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.
  • Editors should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct.
  • Peer reviewers and authors should be told what is expected of them.
  • Editors should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.

Fair play

An editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


MESTE NGO journals operate a system where peer reviewers are chosen by editors and editors must protect the confidentiality of authors’ material and remind reviewers to do so as well.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Editors should not give any indication of a paper’s status with the journal to anyone other than the authors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's research without the express written consent of the author.

Peer review process

Peer review is a system where independent researchers evaluate the quality of a manuscript before publication. They assess originality, validity, and significance in the relevant research field to assist editors in deciding whether the manuscript meets the criteria for publication. MEST Journal publishes double-blind peer-reviewed articles, which means that articles are professionally evaluated by appropriate colleagues. Editors choose the reviewers from the group of available reviewers and protect reviewers’ identities. However, if reviewers wish to disclose their names, this is permitted.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. The reviewer submits a report on the review on the form that the editorial office gives him together with the anonymized work for which the review is to be performed.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process, as it is written in the Reviewer’s statement.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments as it is shown in the Reviewer’s report.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be restricted to individuals who have substantially contributed to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study being reported. All significant contributors must be acknowledged as co-authors. Individuals who have participated in specific substantive aspects of the research project should either be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author bears the responsibility of ensuring that all appropriate co-authors are included and that no inappropriate co-authors are listed on the paper. Furthermore, all co-authors must have reviewed and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. MEST Journal promotes international collaboration while discouraging guest, gift, and ghost authorship.

Reporting standards

Upon submission of their articles, authors are required to provide a Declaration confirming that the submitted work is original, has not been previously published, is not under consideration elsewhere for publication, has received approval for publication from all co-authors, and faces no legal obstacles to publication as indicated on the journal's AUTHOR GUIDELINES webpage.

  • The research should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, in compliance with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers must clearly present their findings without any fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • The methods used in the research should be described clearly and unambiguously to enable verification by others.
  • Authors are expected to adhere to publication requirements, ensuring that their work is original, not plagiarized, and has not been previously published.
  • Collective responsibility for both submitted and published work should be taken by all authors.
  • Authorship of research publications must accurately reflect each individual's contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Additionally, disclosure of funding sources and any relevant conflicts of interest is a fundamental requirement.

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced. Translations and adaptations for different audiences should be clearly identified as such, should acknowledge the original source, and should respect relevant copyright conventions and permission requirements. If in doubt, authors should seek permission from the original publisher before republishing any work. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is his/her obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


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