ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
Editorial Boards of the journals “Business Ethics and Leadership”, “SocioEconomic Challenges” and “Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks” 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 Boards of the journals “Business Ethics and Leadership”, “SocioEconomic Challenges” and “Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks” 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
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or results of the reported study.
Those who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project may be listed as contributors (for example, as technical assistants or with the definition of their specific functions).
The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are included on the paper and have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Submission of the article to the publication in the journal implies that all authors (co-authors) approve its publication and all of them have participated in the research and / or article pre[aration process.
All authors (co-authors) are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest that could inappropriately influence the objectivity of their work.
When submitting the article to the editorial board, it is necessary to provide accurate contact details for a designated corresponding author, who shall be deemed by the publisher and editor as fully responsible for the authorship of the paper and all communications concerning the ethical status and originality of the paper. This includes any queries or investigations that may arise, pre- or post-publication.
By submitting the article to the publication, the authors (co-authors) must fully consider the requirements of the editorial board and the publisher regarding the content and quality of submission of output data.
If necessary (in any request of the editor), the authors (co-authors) should promptly provide substantiated proof of authorship or originality of the submitted material, providing reasonable explanation for discrepancies or failures to disclose vital information.
Before submitting the article to the editorial board the authors (co-authors) should check the Instructions for Authors carefully. It can be found here http://armgpublishing.sumdu.edu.ua/instructions/
The corresponding author should be prepared to collect documentation of compliance with ethical standards and send if requested to the editorial board during peer review or after publication.
Authors are able to formulate complaints against publishers, editors, peerreviewers and other members of the editorial staff of journals if they are aware of editorial misconduct, copyright infringement, publishing without consent, or any other breach. Complaints must first be addressed directly to the publisher or editor-in-chief of the corresponding journal.
Editorial Boards of the journals “Business Ethics and Leadership”, “SocioEconomic Challenges” and “Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks” take issues of scientific misconduct, copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best prac-tice in publication very seriously and are focused on protecting the rights of the authors.
Authors (co-authors) who have submitted articles for publication in the journals must adhere to ethical principles while conducting research and writing manuscripts.
Editorial Board of the journal is responsible for the quality of the published articles, but the ethical responsibility for the content of each published article is left to the author (co-authors).
The authors (co-authors) guarantee that their manuscript is original, does not violate intellectual property rights, as well as the fact that this material has not been published anywhere before and not submitted to print in other journals.
After the manuscript has been accepted for publication in the journal, the right to reuse the materials of the article by the third parties must be confirmed in each case by written permission of the author (co-authors) – the owners of the author’s rights.
The authors (co-authors) submitting articles for publication guarantee that the work is not a violation of copyright by signing the Author’s agreement on the transfer of rights.
In order to facilitate the distribution and ensure the proper policy of the use of published materials, articles become the legal right of the publisher, unless otherwise provided.
Editorial Boards of the journals “Business Ethics and Leadership”, “SocioEco-nomic Challenges” and “Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks” 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.
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:
In the Author’s agreement the authors (co-authors) are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest Editorial Boards reserve the right to reject manuscripts on the basis of any declared conflict.
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 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 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.
They adhere to the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
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.
The composition of the Editorial Board is reviewed twice a year (in January and in June).
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.
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: