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Author Guidelines

Papers have to be submitted in English language. First it is necessary to submit an abstract in electronic form via the conference website. The scientific committee will decide about the acceptance/rejection of abstracts.

Selected extended papers might be offered (with the consent of authors) to the scientific journal of Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionalis, which is published by De Gruyter publishers, covered in, amongst others, RePEc and Ulrich´s databases, and listed by the Research, Development and Innovation Council of the Czech Republic.

Other papers accepted by reviewers will be published in separate proceedings and will be submitted to Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and  ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings) for evaluation.

Completed papers should be submitted in the appropriate format. A submitted paper overall length: 8 or more pages including results, figures, tables and references (3-7 pages length for Conference Proceedings, more pages for journal Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionalis). All conference papers will be reviewed after conference.

Eligible papers should be structured as follows: the title, longer abstract (150 - 250 words), key words (4 to 6 keywords), JEL classification, introduction, methods, research results, conclusions and references (APA 6th style, download APA 6 template for Endnote).

Please, consult the Instructions for papers


  • for registration: October 31, 2016
  • Deadline for the submitting of an abstract of the paper is October 31, 2016
  • for submitting of a full version of the paper November 16, 2016 (deadline extended)


We encourage authors to use the following template (MS Word 2010).

The full version of the paper will be published following a successful review process and after the conference fee is paid.

Need help? Try this registration and paper submission guide (in czech)

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


The International Scientific Conference INPROFORUM is the traditional event at the Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, focused on the research achievements in the field of Innovations, Enterprises, Regions and Organizations (InPRofORum). The conference offers the opportunity to discuss relevant topics among academic and practicing economists. The Conference was established at Faculty of Economics (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice) in 2007. It follows the tradition of conferences organized by the Agricultural Faculty.

The Conference Committee invites original contributions on all aspects of economics and management, finance and accounting, regional development, international trade, tourism, marketing, quantitative methods in economics, and private and business law related to economic growth. However, papers not explicitly addressing the conference themes will also be considered. Publishing of conference papers is conditioned by a successful  blind peer-review process.

The ethics statements for Conference papers are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. In particular,

Editors must ensure a fair blind peer-review of the submitted conference papers for publication. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel. Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted papers is kept as confidential before publishing. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published conference paper.

Reviewers: Any papers received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. Reviews should be conducted in blind peer-review process objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a paper should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider paper 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.

Authors: The conference is open to all authors who fulfil the stated criteria. By sending a conference paper authors agree with Conference publication politics.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. Originality and Plagiarism. Only those conference papers with original and relevant scientific contribution are published. Authors declare, that the submitted article is their original work. Paper has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works.
  2. Multiple Publications. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration, or offered or accepted in a different conference or journal (or an explanation has been provided in comments to the editor). Submitting the same work to more than one conference/journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  3. Authorship and Citations. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, or interpretation of the conference paper. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources (including online sites) should be appropriately credited and referenced.

  4. Research Funding and Conflict of Interest. All sources of financial support for the conference paper should be disclosed in acknowledgement of the conference paper. Authors confirm that they have disclosed actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.

  5. Errors and Language Editing. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. Authors are also responsible for language editing before submitting the paper.

  6. Sources and Data. Authors cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. A conference paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate their work. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review.

  7. Conference Paper Format. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and Instructions for papers, which is found in About the Conference.

  8. Conference Paper File/Template. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. Paper used one of generic conference paper template. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  9. References and Bibliography. All references are consistent (in method and APA 6 style, download APA 6 template for Endnote), correct and complete. List of references or bibliography at the end of piece of work should be presented in one list in alphabetical author order.

  10. Online Archive and Copyright. All articles must be submitted using online submission procedure. Authors agree with publishing the full conference paper in on-line archive. An author agrees to the license agreement before submitting the conference paper (copyright notice of the work are below).

Copyright and Privacy

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Archive Access Policy

The presentations that make up the current and archived conferences on this site have been made open access and are freely available for viewing, for the benefit of authors and interested readers.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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