Notes for Contributors


The papers are reviewed before publication. The Editorial Office does not retain manuscripts and reserves the right to decide about the publication of papers submitted. 

  • The maximum length of a paper that can be accepted is 35,000 characters. An abstract in five lines followed by 3-5 keywords is to be given at the beginning of the paper.
  • The text is to be submitted in file, on hard disc or by e-mail. (Any version of MS WORD can be used for saving it.)
  • A short English summary (approximately 10-15 lines) of the paper is to be submitted together with the English captions of figures and tables.
  • Tables are to be incorporated in the text in the appropriate format. Their exact place in the text and captions are to be signalled by numbering.
  • A maximum of 4-5 figures can be included in a paper for reasons of length.
  • Figures (e.g. maps, diagrams, drawings, photos) and the tables are to be appropriately formatted and incorporated in the text. Figures produced by photocopying and/or scanning cannot be accepted, for their quality is not suitable for the press. It is not possible to publish colour figures. Figures and tables are to be numbered separately (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2.), and their references (Figure 1) or (Table 1) given in italics in the right place in the text in brackets.
  • The caption of a figure is to be given below the figure, in the middle of the line, and the caption of a table is to be given above the table in the middle of the line. Figures and tables are to be followed by the source. If the figure is the author’s own work, then ‘Source: author’s own work or Author’s own calculation’ is to be used. .
  • References to literature are to be given in every case: the author’s name and the year of publication in brackets. E.g.: (Conti 1993). For quotations the page is also to be given. E.g.: (Conti 1993, p.76) or (Conti 1993, pp.76-86). References are not to be given as footnotes, but only in the above format in the body of the text.
  • The list of literature should include only works with reference to them in the body of the text. Every work referred to should be included in the list of literature.
  • Notes are to be given as footnotes in a numbered format. Notes are to include additions to the main body of the text, and they should not contain explanations of figures or references.
  • The text is to be followed by the list of literature, in the following formats:

Books: author (year of publication) Title of the work, name of publisher, place of publication.

Periodicals: author(s) (year of publication) Title of the paper. Name of the periodical. (Number of volume), number of issue, numbers of the first and last pages of the paper.

Books with several authors: author(s) (year of publication) Title of the paper. In: Title of the book. (szerk. or ed(s), or Hrsg.: Name(s) of editor(s)), name of publisher, place of publication, numbers of the first and last pages of the paper referred to.


Cronauge, U. (1992): Kommunale Unternehmen. Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin.

Alchian, A.-Demsetz, II. (1972): Production, information costs and economic organisation. American Economic Review (XII.) 2. pp. 775-795.

Péteri G. (1991): Az önkormányzatok és oktatási intézményeinek viszonya, finanszírozási kérdések. In: Önkormányzat és iskola. (szerk.: Kozma T.) Oktatáskutató Intézet, Budapest, pp. 122-154.


Thank you!

The Editorial Board