The journal “Economics of sustainable development” adheres to standards of publication ethics and endeavors to prevent their violation.
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Publication ethics is a system of norms of professional behavior in relations between authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creation, dissemination and use of scientific publications.
1. Duties of editors
1.1. The decision to publish. Editor of the scientific journal is independently responsible for making decisions about publishing based on the cooperation with the editorial Board, international Advisory Board and editorial office of the journal. The scientific content of the paper in question and its scientific significance should always be the basis for the decision to publish. The editor can follow the policy of the editorial board of the journal, being limited by the current legal requirements for libel, copyright, legality and plagiarism.
1.2. Impartiality. An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
1.3. Privacy. The editor and the editorial board are not required to disclose information about the accepted manuscript to third parties without the need to disclose information, except authors, reviewers and other consultants.
1.4. Conflicts of interest and policies for their resolution
1.4.1. Unpublished data obtained from the manuscripts submitted for consideration should not be used in personal research without the permission of the author. Information or ideas received during review and related to priority benefits should be kept confidential and should not be used for personal gain.
1.4.2. Editors should refrain from consideration of manuscripts in case of conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative and other interactions and relationships with sponsors, companies and other institutions associated with the manuscript.
1.5. Supervision of publications. The editor, providing convincing evidence that the statements or conclusions contained in the publication are erroneous, notify the publisher for the purpose of early notification on amendments, withdrawal of publication, expressions of concern and other relevant activities.
1.6. Actions in case of ethical claims. The editor, together with the publisher, take adequate responsive measures in case of ethical claims concerning the manuscripts or published materials. Such measures generally include interaction with the authors of the manuscript and argumentation of a relevant complaint or claim, or demand, but may also involve interaction with relevant organizations and research centers.
2. Duties of reviewers
2.1. Influence on editorial board decisions. Reviewing helps the editor to make an adequate decision about publishing and, through appropriate interaction with the authors, can also help the author to improve the quality of the work. Reviewing is an essential component of formal scientific communication, which is the core of the scientific approach. The editorial board shares the view that all scientists who want to publish their work must participate in the review of manuscripts.
2.2. Diligence. Any selected reviewer who is aware of the lack of his / her qualifications for the manuscript reviewing or who does not have enough time to do the work quickly must notify the editor and ask him to exclude him from the process of reviewing the corresponding manuscript.
2.3. Privacy. Any manuscript received for review should be considered a confidential document. This work should not be discussed with persons who do not have the editors’ authorization.
2.4. Requirements and objectivity. The reviewer is obliged to give an objective assessment of the text. Personal criticism of author is invalid. Reviewers should clearly and convincingly express their views.
2.5. Acknowledgement of primary sources. Reviewers should identify significant published work relevant to the topic and not included in the bibliography of the manuscript. The manuscript must have a corresponding bibliographic reference for any statement (observation, conclusion, or argument) published earlier. The reviewer should also draw the editor’s attention to the significant similarities or coincidences found between the manuscript under consideration and any other published work that is in the scientific competence of the reviewer.
2.6. Information disclosure policy and conflicts of interest
2.6.1. Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript must not be used in personal research without written consent of the author. Information or ideas received during the review and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and should not be used for personal gain.
2.6.2. Reviewers should not participate in consideration of manuscripts in case of conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative and other interactions and relationships with any of the authors, companies or other organizations associated with the work submitted.
3. Duties of authors
3.1. Requirements to the manuscripts. The authors of manuscripts should present accurate results of the work performed as well as an objective judgment on the significance of the research. The data underlying the paper, must be presented accurately, without mistakes. The paper should contain sufficient details and bibliographic references for possible reproduction. False or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
3.2 Data access and storage. Authors may be requested raw data relevant to the manuscript for review and evaluation by the editors. Authors should be prepared to provide public access to such information, if possible, and in any case to maintain such data for a reasonable period of time after publication.
3.3. Originality and plagiarism
3.3.1. Authors must ensure that they present the absolutely original work and provide relevant bibliographic references or citations in case of using the works or statements of other authors.
3.3.2. Plagiarism can exist in many forms – from submitting someone else’s work as an author’s work too copying or essential parts of other people’s works without attribution, declaring their own rights to the results of other people’s research. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical and unacceptable.
3.4. Multiple, redundant or simultaneity of publications
3.4.1. In general, the author should not publish the manuscript, mostly devoted to the same research in more than one journal as an original publication. The submission of the same manuscript simultaneously in more than one journal is perceived as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
3.4.2. In general, the author should not submit a previously published article to another journal.
3.4.3. The publication of a certain type of articles (e.g. translate) in more than one journal is in some cases ethical under certain conditions. Authors and editors of interested journals can agree to a re-publication that represents necessarily the same data and interpretations the originally published work does. Bibliographic reference to the first work should be presented in the second publication.
3.5. Acknowledgement of primary sources. Authors should refer to publications that are relevant to the performance of the submitted work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or presented without explicit written permission of the source. Information obtained from confidential sources (for example, during the review or evaluation of manuscripts for grants), should not be used without the explicit written permission of the authors of the work relating to confidential sources.
3.6. Publication authorship
3.6.1. Authors of the publication can be only persons who have made a significant contribution to the formation of the work concept, the development, implementation or interpretation of the presented research. Anyone who has made a significant contribution, should be identified as co-authors. In cases when research participants have made a significant contribution to a particular area in the project, their names should be listed in the footnote as individuals who have made significant contribution to this research.
3.6.2. The author should ensure that all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-authors, and those who have not participated in the study, are not listed as co-authors. Also the author should ensure that the final version of the work is overviewed and submitted by all coauthors for publication.
3.7. Disclosure policy and conflicts of interest. All authors are required to disclose financial or other existing conflicts of interest that may be perceived as influencing the results or conclusions presented in the work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest to be disclosed include employment, consulting, stock ownership, receipt of fees, provision of expert opinions, patent applications or patent registration, grants and other financial security. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as early as possible.
3.8. Essential mistakes in published works. If the author finds significant mistakes or inaccuracies in the publication, the author must inform the editor of the journal or the publisher about it and interact with them with a view to removing the publication or correcting errors as soon as possible. If the editor or publisher has received information from a third party that the publication contains significant errors, the author is obliged to withdraw the work or fix the errors as soon as possible.
4. Duties of the publisher
4.1. The publisher must follow the principles and procedures that facilitate the implementation of ethical duties by editors, reviewers and authors in accordance with these requirements. The publisher should be sure that the potential profit from the placement of advertising or the production of reprints has not influence on the editors’ decisions.
4.2. The publisher should support the editors of the journal in reviewing claims to the ethical aspects of published material and helping to interact with other journals and / or publishers, if it contributes to the fulfillment of responsibilities by the editors.
4.3. The publisher should promote good practice in conducting research and implement industry standards in order to improve ethical recommendations as well as procedures for recalling articles and correcting errors.