Publication ethics

Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies
Publication ethics

Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies is committed to ensuring ethics in publication, closely following the standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Publisher and all the participating parties are expected to conform to standards of ethical behaviour, the key principles of which are summarised below.

- aim at meeting the needs of readers and authors with ensuring the quality of the published material, by precisely following high standards in all procedures performed in regard to every submitted manuscript;
- perform evaluation, acceptance and rejection of manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (importance, originality, clarity and the study’s relevance to the mission of the journal);
- ensure that research material conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines;
- ensure that all the unpublished information of submitted manuscripts remains confidential and cannot be used for the advantage of the editor or any other parties;
- take required measures if ethical complaints concerning a submitted manuscript or published article are presented.

- follow the best practice of academic publishing, ensuring the highest possible quality level of analysis and discussion, as it is generally accepted by research community; the corresponding author ensures full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication;
- present an objective study and provide sufficient details and references to permit others to understand achieved results and compare them to findings of other researchers; ensure that literature review of articles is objective, comprehensive and accurate; warrant that the text does not include any knowingly inaccurate statements;
- ensure that their work is original, and all the references to other sources have been appropriately acknowledged, financial support to research (if applicable) is indicated; plagiarism of any form is not present in the submitted material;
- confirm/assert that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, acknowledge and cite those sources. Upon request, provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content;
- promptly notify the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in the publication is identified; cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.

- aim to contribute to the decision-making process and to assist in improving the quality of the submitted paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, rigorously, following high professional standards thus providing constructive assistance to advance a research paper;
- only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner;
- declare all potential conflicting interests (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and the author), seeking advice from the journal if unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest;
- respect the confidentiality of peer review and do not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal;
- not use any information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other parties’ advantage, or to disadvantage of others;
- alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review;
- do not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations;
- are objective and constructive in their reviews, formulate observations politely, clearly, backing them with adequate supporting arguments.