The Editorial Board of the journal “Business Ethics and Leadership” seeks to protect the reputation of the journals against abuses and scientific misconduct.
Scientific misconduct is the violation of the standard codes of scholarly conduct and ethical behavior in professional scientific research.
The main types of research misconduct are the following: fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.
Fabrication is making up results and recording or reporting them. A more minor form of fabrication are references included in the text, which are actually fake.
Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. One form is the appropriation of the ideas and results of others, and publishing as to make it appear the author had performed all the work under which the data was obtained.
Plagiarism-fabrication – the act of taking an unrelated figure from an unrelated publication and reproducing it exactly in a new publication.
Self-plagiarism – or multiple publication of the same content with different titles and/or in different journals.
Manuscripts should not contain plagiarism. The Editorial Board will reject the manuscripts if they contain any form of plagiarism – willful and/or negligent plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is also unacceptable.
The presence of plagiarism in the article testifies the unethical and unprofessional behavior of the author (co-authors) and is likely to undermine the reputation of the author (co-authors) and the publisher.
Before sending the article to the review, it will be checked for originality with duplication-checking software by using Unicheck and StrikePlagiarism. Where the article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, the Editorial Board reserves the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s (co-authors’) institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
In case of violation of the above policy, the following sanctions may be imposed:
Immediate rejection of the manuscript and other subsequent manuscripts submitted by the author(s) to any journal published by ARMG Publishing.
Prohibition of a manuscript submission for 1–2 years.
Prohibition from acting as an editor or reviewer of any journal published by ARMG Publishing.