Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces a Call for Papers


Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces a Call for Papers

In order to stimulate research and innovation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of financial sector development, the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH) announces a call for papers. Our aim is to act as a medium for dissemination of high-quality research in the area of financial sector development, by organizing rounds of seminars at which the selected research will be presented, and by publishing the papers on the CBBH website. Researchers from academic and policy-making institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad are invited to submit the paper proposals.

Interested authors should send their proposals for research papers electronically, in the form of concept notes for planned research or extended abstract for papers that are underway or finished, by e-mail to [email protected]. The deadline for the concept notes/extended abstract is 06 Dec 2023. After a blind review, the accepted authors will be notified no later than 15 Dec 2023 and requested to submit their full papers by 18 February 2024. The papers will be presented at a series of seminars in Sarajevo during the first half of March 2024. The mode of seminars, live/ webinar/ hybrid, will be decided at the later stage. If accepted, after addressing the reviewers’ comments, papers should be submitted for publication as a working paper at website of the CBBH by mid April 2024.

The papers submitted could be related to the following topics:

(i) Banking;

(ii) Nonbank finance;

(iii) Capital markets;

(iv) Financial system infrastructure;

(v) Monetary policy;

(vi) Household and business finance, and;

(vii) Balance of payments.


Papers submitted for this program shall not be submitted for publication elsewhere, either prior to submission or while under consideration at the CBBH.

The Concept Notes shall include:

  • Full name of all authors and the primary affiliation for each author (the institution where the majority of their work was done).
  • Title and specific reference to the above topic(s).
  • A short summary of the main idea of your proposal, rationale behind the research and expected conclusions.
  • A concise description of the proposal, with defined research questions and objectives, data and methodology and tentative findings, if applicable.
  • To be of maximum length of 800 words.
  • To be written in English.

Guidelines for full papers will be available on CBBH website.

For all enquiries please contact the Administrator at [email protected].


Important dates

06 Dec 2023: Deadline for submission of concept notes/extended abstracts.

15 Dec 2023: Notification of acceptance for the concept notes submitted by the first deadline.

18 Feb 2024: Submission of Full research papers.

29 Feb 2024: Notification sent to the winning authors that their papers have been selected, with the preliminary comments of the Technical Review Committee (TRC).

By mid March 2024: Seminars in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

05 Apr 2024: Submission of revised papers, based on final comments of the TRC.

14 Apr 2024: Review of final papers.

19 Apr 2024: Publication of accepted papers at the CBBH website.

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