Complaints policy

Problem definition and its solution in research and publication is valid for issues about the policies, procedures, or actions of SocioEconomic Challenges journal. We welcome complaints as they provide an opportunity to improve our journals and its content constructively. The complaint should be directed to the person it relates to. Please e-mail your complaint at with complaint nature and source to be explicitly indicated.

We address following complaints:

  • Authorship complaints
  • Plagiarism complaints
  • Multiple, duplicate, concurrent publication/Simultaneous submission
  • Research results misappropriation and data fabrication
  • Allegations of research errors and fraud
  • Research standards violations
  • Undisclosed conflicts of interest
  • Reviewer bias or competitive harmful acts by reviewers
  • Complaints regarding the management and administration policy of a paper publication process, recommendations of publishing policy improvement

Complaints handling policy

Editors respond promptly to complaints. Acknowledgement is sent to the complainant with a promise to take appropriate action within seven days. Handling of complaints is directed to the Editors-In-Chief. The decision is sent to a complainant by e-mail. The detailed procedure of handling with complaints is set out in the COPE flowchart [link to flowcharts: see here].

The editorial office of the journal implements all procedures aimed at ensuring, guaranteeing and adhering to all ethical standards and principles of academic integrity.