Corporate Social Responsibility – real obligation of the company?Concept

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2. Editor and Publisher

Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, is YARS® editing institution. YARS is published by the Scientific Publisher of the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw. YARS® Layout is provided by ELIPSA Publishing House.

3. Editorial Board

The Editorial Board consists of an editor-in-chief, two deputy editors-in-chief and other members playing a role of section editors. A statistical editor and two language editors are also co-operating with the Editorial Board. For more details see here.

4. Scientific Board

Membership of the Scientific Board extends to the highly regarded academics, both lawyers and economists. They are affiliated with European and the U.S. universities. For more details see here.

5. Content

YARS® is meant to be a multi-disciplinary platform presenting the developments of competition and sector-specific regulation. The periodical focuses on current important competition protection problems (mainly antitrust but also state aid) as well as sector-specific regulation (mainly the regulation of the energy sector, telecommunications, post and transport, mostly rail). These issues are presented from a legal and/or economic and/or managerial perspective. Its articles concern either theoretical developments (e.g. economic theories, legislation) or practical implications of presented problems (e.g. jurisprudence) and refer to the current state of doctrine and scientific literature. YARS® also presents the activities of CARS as well as the activities of similar academic/research institutions from Central and Eastern Europe.

6. Authors

The authors of articles represent different jurisdictions; they are both academics and practitioners.

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7. Review process

YARS® is a double blind peer-reviewed periodical.

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8. Editing and distribution

Printed version is considered as a basic version of YARS®. Ca 100 printed copies are circulated. YARS® is also published in electronic form at YARS® is available on several Polish external databases, including PBN and CEJSH; many of the YARS® articles are also accessible at SSRN.

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9. Evaluation and ranking

Since 2012 YARS has been listed on the ministerial list of scientific journals. Based on the evaluation for 2014 the author of article in YARS receives 10 points. In 2015 YARS was given by Index Copernicus an indicator ICV 2014: 68.41, which corresponds to a normalized value of 6.79 and shows a growing trend (in 2013 the indicator was 5.73).

10. Frequency

Since 2011, two volumes of YARS have been published annually. One of these volumes may be a special, single-theme or post-conference volume.