Our team follows world-recognised high standards of scholarly publishing. In our Code of Conduct we use the recommendations provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics. Being a publisher, we use such guidelines as Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. Our editors use Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
Editorial Board of the journal “Business Ethics and Leadership” follow the principles of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and expect all potential authors to read and understand the Ethics Policy before submitting manuscripts to the journals. For more information, please visit the COPE web-site: http://publicationethics.org.
Editorial Board of the journal “Business Ethics and Leadership” reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines indicated below.
The authors (co-authors) are responsible for inaccurate information or failure to comply with the following provisions.
Authorship of the paper
The authors (co-authors) of the article are those scientists who have made a significant contribution to the development and receipt of the results of the study.
Representatives who were involved in the design or implementation of other work in the research project process may be listed in the article in addition (for example, as technical assistants or with the definition of their specific functions).
All authors (co-authors) should identify in advance any actual or potential conflict of interest that may improperly affect the objectivity of the work.
If necessary (at the request of the editor), the authors (co-authors) must promptly provide substantiated evidence of authorship or originality of the submitted material, explanations in case of discrepancies in the disclosure of important information.
The corresponding author should be prepared to collect all necessary documentation on compliance with ethical standards and send it upon request to the editorial board during the review or after publication.
Editorial Board of the journal “Business Ethics and Leadership” seek 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.
Objectivity and transparency
In order to ensure the objectivity and transparency of the research in accordance with the accepted principles of ethical and professional behavior, authors should (if applicable) indicate in a separate section of the article entitled “Compliance with Ethical Standards” information on:
A conflict of interest may arise in the following cases:
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors (co-authors) should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association with all current revisions and amendments.
When reporting experiments on animals, authors (co-authors) should indicate whether the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.
All authors (co-authors) are required to follow the requirements on informed consent from study participants. They must confirm that any participant in any research or experiment described in their article has given written consent to the inclusion of material pertaining to themselves, that they acknowledge that they cannot be identified via the paper and that you have fully anonymized them. The article should describe the way in which the informed consent was obtained.
The authors (co-authors) can count on transparency and respect from the pub-lisher and the editor while preparing the article for publication.
ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EDITORS-IN-CHIEF, SECTION EDITORS AND THE MEMBERS OF EDITORIAL BOARDS
The members of Editorial Board are qualified experts in their fields and experts in a variety of topics published in the journal. All members of the Board occupy the positions in educational and research institutions.
They adhere to the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
The list of Editorial Board members is reviewed constantly.
All Members are invited to Editorial Board by an Invitation letter.
Editor-in-chief and the members of editorial boards of scientific journals have responsibilities toward the authors who provide the content of the journals, the peer reviewers who comment on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, the journal’s readers and the scientific community, the owners/publishers of the journals, and the public as a whole.
Editor-in-Chief gets the responsibilities and duties across to the members of Editorial Board and keeps them updated on changes and developments concerning the process of publishing journals.
Editor-in-Chief should respect the opinions and suggestions from the Editorial Board regarding the improvement of the editorial policy of journals.
Guest editors play a vital role in ensuring the quality of special content publications, such as Special Issues. Guest editors overlook the process, from proposal to publication.
The Editorial Board is reviewed and updated constantly with relevant expertise.
Applications from candidates to the Editorial Board are welcomed. You can send an e-mail to a Managing Editor and attach your CV with the following information: education, the current place of work, your scientific interest, activity, list of publications, list of the journals in which you are an editor or a reviewer, your contact e-mail and a link to personal page at your university).
Editor-in-Chief and the members of Editorial Board should:
Responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief and the members of Editorial Board of scientific journals towards authors:
Responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief and the members of Editorial Board of scientific journals towards reviewers:
Responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief and the members of Editorial Board of scientific journals towards to readers:
ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
Members of the Editorial Board, who are qualified experts in a variety of topics published in the journal or external reviewers with whom the journal cooperates, can be involved in the articles review.
The reviewers should:
Conflict-of-Interest Statement for publications
Editors, authors, and peer reviewers should disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review work objectively. These might include relevant financial interests (for example, patent ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, or speaker’s fees), or personal, political, or religious interests.
Strict policies preventing people with conflicts of interest from publishing might encourage authors to conceal relevant interests, and might therefore be counterproductive.
Editors and journal staff as authors
Editors or board members should not be involved in editorial decisions about their own scholarly work. Journals should establish and publish mechanisms and clearly defined policies for handling submissions from editors, members of their editorial boards, and employees. We recommend that:
Some journals will not consider original research papers from editors or employees of the journal. Others have procedures in place for ensuring fair peer review.
FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER RELATIONS
The Publisher and the Founder are the same organizations; the relations do not need regulation.