Athenaeum University

Double Blind Review Evaluation


Indexed by : RePEc |

Indexed by : CEEOL |

Indexed by : SSRN |


ISSN-L 2065 - 8168
ISSN (e) 2068 - 2077
ISSN (p) 2065 - 8168



Giuseppe Garibaldi No. 2A
Bucharest, Romania


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Fax: +4





Author Guidelines


A paper may comprise empirical studies, using acceptable research strategies including survey, case study, experiment, archival analysis, history and so on; it may contain theoretical studies aimed at advancing current theory or adapting theory to local conditions, or it may arise from theoretical studies aimed at reviewing and/or synthesizing existing theory.


Papers must be in English, written in a concise manner because the value of the paper will be considered relative to its length.

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format, A4 paper format, single column documents , with page set up: top 5 cm, bottom 5 cm, left 4 cm, right 4 cm, single interline spacing using 12 points type in Times New Roman

The paper will not exceed 20 pages, including the references and annexes.

The paper should include:

A concise and informative title (Times New Roman bold, all caps of size 14 points); the maximum length of the title should be 50 letters and spaces;

The full name(s) of the author(s) (first name, then last name, with Times New Roman bold 12 points) should be written below the title.

The affiliation(s) and complete postal address (es) of the author(s) will be provided immediately after the full name of the authors and will be written with Times New Roman 12 points. When the paper has more than one author, their name will be followed by a mark (Arabic numeral) as superscript; for the corresponding author, an asterix will be added.

Abstract: each paper must be preceded by an abstract presenting the most important results and conclusions in no more than 400-500 words.

Key words: three to five key words should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes.

Also JEL (Journal of Economic Literature) classification code is required. Find this classification at

Figures should be high resolution with descriptive headings. The on-line version of a paper may include colour figures, but the print version will be in black and white.

References should include relevant sources, those which add further evidence or clarify the methodology.

The Harvard referencing convention is a requirement, i.e. within the body of the text the surname and year of the reference, for example (Smith 2002), and then at the end of the paper the references should be listed alphabetically.

Please ensure that references are complete, i.e. that they include, where relevant, author’s name, article or book title, volume and issue number, publisher, date and page reference. A full and clear guide can be found at

End notes are not accepted and footnotes are discouraged.

For your convenience, we include here a mock paper illustrating the style required by our journal.

Peer Review Process

The Internal Auditing & Risk Management journal places great emphasis on the quality of the papers it publishes. Following Editorial recommendation, papers are submitted to a double-blind review process before publication. As a result of the technical review process a manuscript may be accepted without change, recommended for modification and further review, or rejected.

Commentary by reviewers will be summarized and sent by email to authors, who can choose to revise their papers in line with these remarks. Re-submitted papers should be accompanied by descriptions of the changes, so that the desk-editor can easily see where changes have been made.

The Editor reserves the right to reject papers that, in the view of the editorial board, are either of insufficient quality, or are not relevant enough to the subject area.

The reviewers will evaluate the submitted papers according to the following criteria : originality, scientific significance, relevance to the journal presentation, linguistic quality.

Submission Guidelines

Submission of a paper implies that it contains original work that has not previously been published and that has not being submitted for publication elsewhere.

Those wishing to make a submission should send one copy, preferably in Microsoft Word; by e-mail

All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place electronically.

Submissions will not exceed 12-15 pages, including abstract, diagrams, tables and references, and are welcome at any time.


The submission of a manuscript carries with it the author's assurance that it has not been copyrighted or published elsewhere (except in the form of a preliminary communication, of an abstract or as a part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and, after being accepted by Internal Auditing & Risk Management, it will not be published in another journal.

The submission of a paper will imply that, if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the Publisher. Before publication, authors will be asked to complete a copyright release, giving the publisher permission to publish the named paper in a specific issue of this Journal. Overall copyright ownership of the paper however, remains with the author/s.

It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has appeared in another publication.

All submissions must include completed Affirmation of originality and assignment of copyright Form . This form should be faxed to the Editorial Office at (412) 432-2300

Copyright: EACH author/co-author will be sent a copyright transfer agreement along with the proof. A paper for which there is no signed copyright transfer agreement cannot be published. Please call the editorial office (412) 432-2300 if you foresee any problems involving this requirement