Publication ethics

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Editors of Management will do the best that the editorial decision and double blind peer review process be fair, transparent, confidential and without of conflict of interest. In order to fulfil that aim and to prevent possibly misconduct, there is suggestion and importance of applying ethics standards of publication by all parties:  authors, reviewers and editors. Ethical standards and responsibility of Management are based on the set of ethical behaviour standards and guidelines of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Authors, reviewers and editors are expected to meet standards of ethical behaviour and responsibility.

Ethical behaviour and responsibility of Authors

 Authorship

Contribution of authors

Anyone who has significantly contributed to the research/manuscripts should be list as an author or co-authors. The contribution of each author should be clear.  Some of the contributions are conception, design, content and draft of the manuscript, gathering, analysis and interpretation of data. 

Information about authors` contributions would not be published, but it could be required from authors. 

In the part of Acknowledgements, it is allowed to gratitude person/s that participated or less substantial contributed to the research but it is not one of the authors.

Changes of Authorship

Authors have agreed to be listed on the manuscript. If there are any changes after submission, like a different order of authors, removing or adding author, all listed authors need to approve it. If someone of listed authors disagrees with changes, the manuscript would not be reviewed/published until all listed authors agree with the change. Request for changes authorship should be sent to the editors.

Corresponding author

The corresponding author should be listed. The corresponding author will be responsible for communication between journal and co-authors.

 

Conflicts of interests

Funding supports

Finance and non-finance or any other supports of research or interests could influence the results. Therefore, the funding supports of the research should be disclosed in the part of Acknowledgements.

Private interests

Private interests, such as employment or personal financial or non-financial interest, could lead to less objectivity interpretation of research. Any of that kind of interest should be declared.

 

Originality

The manuscript has to be original, previously unpublished, work of all listed authors. Plagiarism is not allowed. Research and publications used in the article have to be properly cited and referenced. Original text from previous publication should be directly quoted in quotation marks with the appropriate citations. Data, tables, images and figures should be authors own or be changed/adjusted from previous research, and the original source should be referenced. Journal actively uses specialized "Grammarly" software to screen all submitted articles for the plagiarism issues before they pass any further editorial screening.

 Fabrication or falsification of data

Data should be presented clearly and understandably without fabrication, falsification or any manipulation.

Redundant publication (duplicate / multiple submissions or publication)

This journal does not allow publication of articles simultaneously submitted to several different journals or conferences. The manuscript should not be submitted, under consideration for publication or previously published in another journal or elsewhere. If the authors have reused substantial part of their own previous research, it must be clearly stated, cited and referenced as previous work, and the new article has to present at least 70% of new content. Upon decision of editorial board, papers presented at conferences related to aims and scope of the journal, selected as best papers by the conference boards, will be published as special issues/supplementary papers with clear notification and necessary modifications.

 

 Ethical behaviour and responsibility of Reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions

Based on reviewers` subject knowledge, fair judgment and objective assessment reviewer should make a decision about the manuscript. That decision has great importance and may significantly contribute to the final editorial decision about the manuscript.

 Confidentiality

The review process of the submitted manuscript should be confidential. Reviewers must not give any information about review process or share and discuss the submitted manuscript or any other details/materials. All information about submitted manuscript reviewers need to keep confidential.

 Objectivity

Reviewers should have proper expertise, competence and knowledge for research field to assess the manuscript. The review process of the submitted manuscript should be objective, constructive, clear and assess in a timely manner. Reviewers should suggest decision and supported it by relevant arguments.

 Conflict of interest

Reviewers should declare if there is financial, collaboration, competition or any other conflict of interest. If reviewer discloses any conflict of interest, another reviewer will be selected. 

 

 Ethical behaviour and responsibility of Editors

 Fair decision

Editors have responsibility and authorities to make a decision of accepting or rejecting the submitted manuscripts. Furthermore, editors could reject the manuscript without review process if the manuscript is poor quality or unsuitable for the journal. Editors make a decision which submitted manuscript will be published. The decision should be fair, objective and appropriate. In order to make right decision editors are guided by the journal, editorial board, reviewer and his own policy and independency. Editors ensure appropriate and unbiased peer review process. Also, editors would evaluate the manuscript for academic, scientific and intellectual contents independent from any other issues and make the fair decision.

 Confidentiality

Editors have obligation to keep the confidential name of authors and reviewers, review process of submitted manuscripts and all other confidential material.

 Conflicts of interests

Editors have obligation to disclose any potential conflict of interest. If there is any conflict of interest editors should not be peer reviewers or be involved in some editors` assignment.