About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal's profile is mainly in line with international microeconomics (international business, entrepreneurship) and international macroeconomics (global economy, economic integration, international finance). The journal accepts articles from the following research areas:

1. International business (internationalisation of enterprises; international entrepreneurship; international marketing; international management; internationalisation strategies; international competitiveness of enterprises; transnational corporations; international microeconomics).

2. International trade (traditional and modern forms of international trade; export competitiveness; trade policy; global value chain; internationalisation of industries; regional trade agreements; protectionism and liberalisation of international trade).

3. Global economy (challenges of the contemporary global economy; international comparisons; foreign direct investments; globalisation, regionalisation and semi-globalisation; innovation of global economy; international macroeconomy).

4. International finance (problems of contemporary international finance; global crisis; debt crisis; capital markets; foreign exchange market; capital flows; international corporate finance).

5. Economic integration (Europeanisation processes; integration and disintegration in the European Union; European economic integration; EU and geopolitics; integration processes in the global economy; integration groups).

6. Entrepreneurship (strategic entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, innovation, entrepreneurship education).

Peer Review Process

All articles presented in "International Entrepreneurship Review" are peer reviewed. The process of accepting articles for printing is a multi-stage process:



After the submission of an article by an author to Open Journal Systems, it is subject to an internal review by at least one member of the Editorial Board using a single-blind review procedure. The aim of the initial review is to either accept the article for further processing or reject it at an early stage of the editorial process. In case of doubt, the article is critically reviewed by two members of the Editorial Board. After a positive decision, the article is submitted to an external review. The internal procedure is based on the principles of professional peer review.


After the initial acceptance of the article by the Editorial Office for further proceedings, it is subject to an external review by two external reviewers selected by the Editorial Office using a review procedure called Double-Blind Review (neither the reviewer nor the author know their identity, the data of the reviewer and the author are removed by the Editorial Board). The external review procedure also adheres to the principles of professional peer review.


The article is also subject to expert reviews, including statistical reviews (by the statistical editor) and technical editors (checking that the article is properly prepared for editorial purposes).


The article, together with an internal and external review, goes to the Issue Editor or the Editor-in-Chief, who makes a preliminary decision whether to qualify or reject the article. At the next meeting of the Editorial Board, all articles are discussed and qualified for publication. In cases of ambiguity, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision.

Open Access Policy

The journal is published on an open access basis in order to be able to use its resources in a free manner, while respecting the authors' copyrights, so readers are obliged to apply the general rules of source reference and citation, as in the case of printed publications.

The electronic version of the journal is published on the website within one month of the publication of the printed (original) version.

The articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution - NoDerivs (CC BY-ND 4.0) License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0

Ethical publication rules and anti-abuse policy

- The articles must be original and must not contain any borrowings from another publication which could cause the Publisher's responsibility and must not infringe any rights of third parties.

- The submitted document should disclose the contribution of individual authors to the publication (including their affiliations and contributions, i.e. information on who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used in the preparation of the publication).

- The article cannot bear marks of "ghostwriting", i.e. not disclosing the names of authors who made a significant contribution to the creation of the publication or otherwise contributed to its creation.

- The article cannot bear marks of "guest authorship", i.e. assigning authorship to a person who did not contribute to the publication.

- The bottom footnote to the author(s) of the publication should indicate the contribution of all those who contributed to the creation of the work and the best way to indicate their percentage share in terms of authorship of the concept, empirical research, statistical analysis and other forms of participation.

- The article should contain all information about the sources of funding of the submitted publication, the contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities ("financial disclosure"). This information must be provided in the bottom footnote linked to the title of the article concerned.

- The editorial staff documents all manifestations of scientific dishonesty, especially violations and breaking of the rules of ethics applicable in science. All such cases will be reported to the author's employer and to relevant state-owned institutions.

Indexing and abstracting

"International Entrepreneurship Review" (IER) is indexed in the following databases:



ERIH Plus (Bergen, Norway)


Google Scholar

All articles publsihed in "IER" are tagged with an identification number employing the Digital Object Identifier System (DOI). 


The journal "International Entrepreneurship Review" was included in the ministerial programme "Support for Scientific Journals" (WCN) for the years 2019-2020 and is placed on the list of 500 Polish journals distinguished for their quality (the list includes only 27 journals in the field of economic sciences in total, i.e. economy and finance as well as management and quality sciences).

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has  given the 20 points for International Entrepreneurship Review (since 2019)