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Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management
Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management

Publishing House: Asociácia pracovného práva
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Frequency: 2 issues
Print ISSN: 2644-4917
Online-ISSN: 2644-4542
Status: Ceased Publication

  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • Issue No. 1/1
  • Issue No. 1/2
  • Issue No. 2/2
  • Issue No. 1/3
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Short Description

The Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management is an open access scientific journal of the Labour Law Association, registered at Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic with registration number EV 5777/19, registered under ISSN 2644-4542 (online), ISSN 2644-4917 (print) and DOI 10.33382.  The journal is published twice a year, focusing on scientific submissions of high quality. The scientific journal welcomes scientific work related to the field of labour law, social security law, human resources, human resource management, motivation, knowledge management and related topics.

The journal was founded with a mission to develop a reliable platform and provide access to and invite scientific contributions and support scientific initiatives in the field of law and management.  The main aim is to publish articles that will be interesting to both theoretically and practically oriented readers. Academicians and research scholars are invited to submit their novel contributions in the form of original manuscript which undergoes quality check before being approved for publication. As a reviewed scientific journal it has been published since 2018 by the Labour Law Association in Slovakia

As an open access journal we do not charge an article processing charge (APC). There are no submission and publication fees.

The Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management undertakes to observe and oversee the publication ethics and quality of published articles. Therefore, it is expected from the authors, editors, reviewers and publishers to obey the standards of ethical behaviour.

Editorial board

assoc. prof. JUDr. Marek Švec, PhD., LL.M  – Editor – in – Chief , Labour Law Association,  Slovakia

prof. JUDr. Mgr. Andrea Olšovská, PhD. – Deputy Editor – in – Chief ,  Labour Law Association, Slovakia

assoc. prof. PhDr. Ing. Ladislav Mura, PhD. – Managing Editor, Slovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics and Management, Bratislava, Slovakia

assoc.  prof. JUDr. Miriam Laclavíková, PhD. , Trnava University,  Slovakia

assoc. prof. JUDr. Mariana Novotná, PhD. , Trnava University,  Slovakia

assoc. prof. Ing. Miloš Hitka, PhD. , Technical University in Zvolen,  Slovakia

prof. Ing. Milota Vetráková, PhD. , Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

assoc. prof.  JUDr. Martin Štefko, PhD. , Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

prof. Ing. Josef Koubek, CSc. , University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic

prof. Dr. Valentinas Navickas, PhD., Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

prof. Dr. Charles Szymanszki , Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania

Dr. Vilius Mačiulaitis, PhD., Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

assoc. prof. Magdalena Kraczla , Ph.D., University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

assoc. prof. Anna Wziątek-Staśko, Ph.D., Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

prof. Dr. Andrea Bencsik, CSc.,  Szechenyi Istvan University in Győr, Hungary

prof. Dr. József Poór, DrSc., Szent István University, Hungary

prof. Dr. Nagy Csongor István, PhD.,   University of Szeged, Hungary

assoc. prof. Dr. Judit Oláh, PhD., University of Debrecen, Hungary

prof. Joellen Riley, PhD.,  The University of Sydney,   Australia

prof. Shinya Ouchi, PhD., LL. M.,  Kobe University,  Japan

assoc. prof. Dr. Vincent Duffy, PhD., Purdue University,  USA

assoc. prof. Dr. Charlotte Davis, PhD., Concord University, USA

assoc. prof. Oleh Mykolaiovych Rieznik, Ph.D., Sumy State University.   Ukraine

assoc. prof. Dr. Florin Sebastian Duma, PhD., Babes-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

prof. Dr. Bojan Krstic, PhD.,  University of Niš, Serbia



JUDr. Jan Horecký, PhD., Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Dr. Małgorzata Okręglicka, PhD., Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

PhDr. Adam Madleňák, PhD., University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia

JUDr. Simona Schuszteková, PhD., LL. M., Labour Law Association , Slovakia

JUDr. Jana Žuľová, PhD., University of P. J. Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia


Language Editor:

Mgr. Monika Šimonová

Submission guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Submitting articles

The Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management is an open access scientific journal of the Labour Law Association, registered at Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic with registration number EV 5777/19, registered under ISSN 2644-4542 (online), ISSN 2644-4917 (print) and DOI 10.33382. The journal accepts original and authentic extended papers focusing on scientific articles of high quality in the field of labour law, social security law, human resources, HRM and related fields. The journal is published twice a year. Articles from domestic and authors abroad are accepted only in English language.

The deadline for manuscripts is 15th April and 15th November of the corresponding year.

Submissions are sent by email to editor@llajournal.com

General terms and conditions

The journal accepts original and authentic extended papers. Paper submitted to publisher is reviewed by two independent reviewers (system of double blind peer-review is used).  Author of the submission is responsible for the formal and professional accuracy of the work and by submitting the paper/article confirms the respect of publication ethics. The originality of the paper is tested by plagiarism software. The Editorial Board of the journal will decide about publishing of the submission, considering the professional peer review, quality of the article and the scientific importance of it. The author is informed about review results via mail. If the paper is not accepted for publication, the Editorial Board of the scientific journal is entitled to archive the manuscript. If the article is accepted for publication, the author(s) will fill in and sign the license agreement with the publisher of the scientific journal.

Authors are not required to pay an article processing charge.

The Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management use Crossref and iThenticate software for plagiarism screening and verifies the paper originality . Potential authors can use this software to screen their manuscripts before submission.
Requirements for manuscript formatting

By submitting the manuscript authors confirm originality of their work and agree with publishing the paper in printed and electronic form.
Paper in full length including the author(s) name(s) in the DOC or DOCX format (MS Word text editor), Times New Roman 12, single line spacing (1) is required.
The length of the article is determined in max. 15 pages, scientific reports max. 3 pages.
Figures, schemas, etc. are placed in Word with title, note and source only for orientation purpose (not editable). All Figures, etc. need to be enclosed in separate editable files. Figures in Word need to be identical to figures in separate editable files.
The title in English is short, provides clear information about the content of work.
The name(s) of the author(s) is listed who contributed to the submission. The academic degree of author(s) is not submitted. The workplace of author(s) is indicated in the next line.
The abstract states the nature of the investigation and summarized the important conclusions. The abstract should not be longer than 10 lines and must be coherent and understandable without reference to the article. All the references to the author should be made in third person singular.
Authors provide up to 5 key words with small letters.
JEL Classification – a standard method of classifying scholarly literature in the field of economics – http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php.  (3 codes)
Introduction – should provide overview of related research papers and work, proper references to bibliography, as well as providing information about recent research in the field of study. The introduction part should not include subchapters.
Theoretical background – it should make a good impression and convince the reader why the theme is important and the approach relevant. It might refer to previous research or practical consideration, as well as review the relevant research/scientific literature.
Material and Methods – this part should include subchapters describing the methods and steps applied. Enough detail about methods should be provided to revise the steps described. It is necessary to cite methods from adequate literature applied in the research.
Findings and Discussion – the findings should be summarized in charts, enough facts should be provided to support conclusion. Do not present the same information in different forms (charts, graphs, text). Discussion part of the work should emphasize the new piece of information received through research compared to existing research results and findings in the studied field. This part of paper should present the main findings, testing of hypotheses and discussion of the research results.
Conclusion – a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, the author recommends new areas for future research.
Acknowledgement – all funding sources related to this work from all authors, a statement that indicates to the reader where the data supporting the conclusions can be obtained. The acknowledgments are also the appropriate place to thank colleagues and other contributors.
References – all sources cited in text, tables, figures, and supporting information must appear in the reference list.
Submitted papers should include links to relevant scientific literature in world scientific databases (Web of Science or Scopus, min. 5 sources).
The author should respect STN ISO 690-692 when citing. Footnotes are not accepted.
The bibliography should be arranged in alphabetical order, where surname of the author comes first without title, name of the author is written in capital letters.
Internet sources should be cited as the following: surname and name of the author, title of the source, date of citation and URL (e.g. http://llajournal.com).
Two or more works by the same author(s) published in the same year are indicated by adding “a”, “b”, “c” for the year of publication. In case of more than three authors appendix “and col./et al” is included.
The journal uses citation according to APA that uses for author’s identification name and year of publication (e.g. Law, 2015; Law & Man, 2016). You may find details at http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/apa
Author(s) contact – include full name with academic title, affiliation (university, faculty, department), address (street, postcode, city), Country. Email: name@web.com; Authors´ ORCID (ORCID provides a central registry of researchers that crosses disciplines, work places, sectors, and national boundaries https://orcid.org/register) is recommended.
Language of the paper – the contributions are submitted in English language (British English). The pages of manuscript are not numbered, modifications to journal template are not allowed, manuscript of the author will be sent back. Manuscript corrections are sent back on the address of the publisher within 5 days. Changes influencing the content of original manuscript are not allowed.


Publication Ethics Rules


Code of Ethics for Authors, Editors and Reviewers


I. Authors

By submitting the paper the authors confirm that it is their original work. If the authors have used the work and/or the words of others that this has been appropriately cited.
The authors are not allowed to send their manuscript for consideration, when it is subject to assessment in another journal.
Authors must ensure that data have been collected in an ethical manner.
Any conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest must be disclosed.
Do not make significant changes to your manuscript without informing the Editorial Board. Significant change include new content, new data, or change in the list of the authors.
Individuals who did not make significant intellectual contribution should not be listed as authors. Contributors whose contribution is not significant enough for authorship (e.g. language consultation, data collection etc.) can be acknowledged in an Author’s Note, mentioning the role they played in the publication.
All those who have made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed with the terms of publication.
Authors must report any errors they discover in their manuscript to the editor without delay.
The authors are aware that the publication remains archived, citable and accessible.
In case of positive assessment of the Contribution, the author confirms with his/her signature that the contribution is his/her own work and has not violated the rights of the third party. By signature he/she confirms the publication of this Contribution and distribution of printed copies, distribution of electronic copies for all electronic media and formats (posting on the Journal’s official web-site, any e-print services and electronic databases or repositories).

II. Reviewer

Reviews should be accurate, substantive and objective. They should communicate their judgement of the submission based on its merits and contribution to the scientific literature. Reviews should contain documentable and specific information about the strengths and weaknesses of the submission.
Reviewers are responsible for providing suggestions on how to make the manuscript more relevant, readable and complete.
Information obtained through evaluation of the manuscript is confidential.
Reviewers are obliged to treat the author with respect. They do not evaluate the manuscript if they have a conflict of interest resulting from cooperating or other relationship that they have with the author(s) of the assessed manuscript.
Reviewers have to inform the editor, resp. the Editorial Board about any relevant information that might be a reason to reject publication of the manuscript.
Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the review process – cannot disclose information from the reviewed paper. The manuscript must not be shown to or discussed with other experts as authorized by the editor.

III. Editors

The Editorial Board is responsible for providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting their manuscripts.
The Editorial Board should treat all authors with fairness, objectivity, courtesy and transparency.
It ensures objective evaluation of the manuscript on the basis of its academic qualities.
The Board is responsible for making editorial decisions and communicating them in a clear and transparent manner.
It is responsible to establish a system for effective and rapid peer review (double-blind review).
The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest. They are responsible for establishing and defining policies on conflicts of interests for all involved in the publication process including editors, staff, reviewers and authors.
The Editorial Board is responsible for informing the authors that their submission will be evaluated according to the journal’s standard procedures and should clearly communicate all other editorial policies and standards.
The Editorial Board has a right to refuse the article that does not meet the requirements of publishing ethics.

Indexing information


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Manuscript Review Process and Review Policy

The Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management welcomes manuscripts in the field and any subfield of Labour Law, Social Security Law, Human Resource Management, Human Resources, Motivation and Knowledge Management. The submitted manuscripts are subject to a peer review.

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
Manuscripts submitted first go through an initial screening by the editorial team.
The Editor-in-Chief resp. the Editorial Board first tests the manuscript for the several criteria of subject scope, apparent scientific validity, topical importance, relationship to prior publication, appropriate references, and length.
We feel a strong obligation to support the scientific community in all aspects of research and publishing ethics. All new submissions to our journal are automatically screened by using the iThenticate plagiarism checker software; we are also registered members of CrossRef.
After clearing the initial screening the manuscript is sent to one or more peer reviewers.
The reviewers are professionals and chosen from the field and subfield of Labour Law, HR, HRM and Knowledge Management to fit the profile of the scientific journal.
The submitted manuscript is sent to the reviewer(s) without the name and affiliation of the authors. The reviewers remain anonymous to the author(s) during the whole evaluation process.
The Editorial Board ensures that the reviews are objective and fulfil high academic standard. The chosen peer reviewers have a good track record of producing high-quality reviews.  When the objectivity or/and quality of the review does not meet the required standards, additional reviewers are appointed by the Editorial Board.
Peer reviewers independently make a recommendation to the journal editor whether the manuscript should be accepted or rejected (with or without revisions).
The journal editor considers all the feedback received from the reviewers and makes a decision to accept or reject the manuscript.
The following are the most common decisions that are made:
accept without any changes
accept with minor revisions
accept after major revisions
reject the paper
Reviews should be completed within 4-6 weeks.
The Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management will not accept manuscripts to be reviewed if they are under consideration to be published in other scientific journals or manuscript with a content that have been substantially published elsewhere.
Since peer review is a crucial process in publishing, the final decision on acceptance or rejection of the submitted manuscript is the responsibility of the journal’s editorial team and the Editor-in-Chief.


Labour Law Association
Editorial Office of Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management
Spartakovská 24, 917 01  Trnava
Slovakia, European Union
Email: editor@llajournal.com

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