About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The scope of the Engineering Economics journal covers the research that considers innovations-driven change in business, public and financial domains, which contribute to a qualitative transformation of economies. The Journal aims to shed light on antecedents, processes and outcomes of the ongoing transformation to mobilize managerial and policy efforts to shape the transformative potential of technological and other innovations toward a more sustainable future.

The Journal represents research from different disciplines such as economics, finance, business and management, public management as long as “creative destruction” is visible in the form of innovations-driven change and dynamics, improvements or concerns. By its very nature, technological, primarily digital innovations, are the most exponent and visible form of novelty recently. The Journal does not publish papers that deal with engineering issues. The Journal publishes research that considers different levels of analysis, such as macro, meso and micro levels. Papers employing all empirical methods are welcome. The Journal does not publish research that proves relationships through exceptionally mathematical reasoning. The Journal does not publish conceptual papers except systematic literature review papers using bibliometric analysis methods.


The papers published in "Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics" are indexed by the following Indexing services:

Social Sciences Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, ISI)  https://mjl.clarivate.com/home (Journal title in Web of Science Master Journal List - Inzinerine Ekonomika-Engineering Economics)

  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR); IF – 1,830 (2021)

Scopus (Elsevier) http://www.scopus.com (search Engineering Economics)

  • SCImago Journal Rank 0.366 (2021)

IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences);  

EBSCO (Business Source Complete, Current Abstracts, TOC Premier);  

VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information);  

CEEOL (The Central and Eastern European Online Library).

Publication Frequency

The journal is published five times a year, (February, April, June, October and December).

Peer Review Process 

Every manuscript submitted to "Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics" is initially evaluated for suitability by the Editorial Board. The paper may be rejected without double-blind peer-review if it is considered to be out of the journal's scope or does not meet the „General Requirements“. Articles which pass the initial evaluation are forwarded for double-blind peer review process. Authors may suggest suitable independent reviewers. Finally, two or more independent blind-reviewers are assigned confidentially by the Editorial Board. Any round of review process can take up to 90 days.
The primary purpose of the double-blind peer review is to provide the Editorial Board with the information necessary to make further decisions. The review should also instruct the authors on how to strengthen their paper up to the point where it is acceptable for publication. A negative reviewer’s decision should explain to the authors the weaknesses of their manuscript. If the authors do not react to the suggestions for improvement, or react inadequately, the Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the publication of their manuscript.

Publication Ethics 

"Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics" is a peer-reviewed research journal published by the Kaunas University of Technology. The journal is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Editors, Reviewers, and Authors.

  • Editors

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit.
Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal.
Editors should ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.
Editors should ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for review.
Editors should ensure that the journal employs a double-blind peer review. Reviewers are not aware of the identity of the authors and authors of the identity of reviewers.
Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Editors maintain and promote the policy of screening for plagiarism.

  • Reviewers

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors could understand it and use them to improve the quality of the paper.
Reviewers should comment on the originality of submissions and should be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts 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.
Reviewers assist the editors in making the decision to publish a submitted manuscript. By formulating suggestions to the authors, the reviewers can contribute to the improvement of submitted works.

  • Authors

Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, not published before.
Authors should ensure that if the information is taken from other sources, it is clearly cited, and all permissions are obtained. If the work of others has been used in paper, it must be appropriately acknowledged.
Authors understand that plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
The authors should ensure that the paper has not been previously published, and it is not submitted for another journal. 
Authors should ensure that all data presented in the paper is true.
The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication. 

Plagiarism Policy

Journal protects the rights of authors. Submitted articles are checked with duplication-checking software CrossRef. If the fact of plagiarism is discovered, the Editorial Team of Journal has the right to take action including, but not limited to the immediate disconstinuation of the publication process of the paper, publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction), retracting the article, informing the dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies regarding the plagiarism issue.

Open Access Policy

"Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics" journal is published open access under the CC-BY 4.0 licence which allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles. The journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright Notice

The copyright for the articles in this journal is retained by the author(s) with the first publication right granted to the journal. The authors agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 agreement under which the paper in the Journal is licensed.
By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.


"Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics"  journal is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license.

Open Access Policy

In this journal published information is allowed to use in other Web sites, traditional media, distribution in non-commercial purposes, but it is necessary to provide the "Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics" as the source of information.

Repository policy

Authors may deposit a copy of the Submitted version, Accepted version, or Published version of their paper in an institutional or another repository of their choice without any embargo. The editorial board of the journal does not issue special certificates for submitted or accepted papers. Authors should use the notification emails generated by the journal's system regarding paper submission or acceptance instead. The recommended formatting for accepted but not yet not published papers: Authors. (2021). Paper Title, Inzinerine Ekonomika-Engineering Economics, Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print, pp. 1-xx.

Journal History

The journal "Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics" was started to be published at the Kaunas University of Technology in 1990. The shape, structure, content, and regularity of the periodical have been changed several times since then. Up to 1997, the journal was being issued once a year. Now it is published five times a year. Since 2004 English has become the main language of the journal. Furthermore, “Inžinerinė Ekonomika-Engineering Economics” has been indexed by WoS and Scopus. Therefore, since 2010 the numbering of the editions of the year has been changed.

The papers of scientists from research institutions and companies of the European and other countries are published in the journal.

Readers are invited to present their research papers and share ideas, experience, and aspirations. Requirements for the preparation of papers are provided on the journal web site: Submission requirements.