Code of ethics

Journal "Globalization and Business"


For the editorial board of the journal "Globalization and Business" (G&B), it is essential that published scientific articles comply with ethical standards.

Everyone involved in the publication process (authors, journal editor-in-chief, editors, reviewers, and publisher) should learn about and practice expected and possible ethical behavior.

G&B's Statement of Ethics supports and is based on the Code of Conduct established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submitting a paper to the Journal G&B means that each author has read and agrees to this Code of Ethics.

Duties of the Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief is obliged to impartially and fairly review all scientific works submitted for publication, regardless of the race, creed, nationality, gender, political views and institutional affiliation of the author(s).

The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board are bound to maintain confidentiality and not to disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone except the corresponding author, reviewers and editorial advisors, and the publisher in accordance with the journal's double-blind peer-review policy.

The authors of the article will be informed only about the reviewer's report and, if necessary, corrective remarks, without directly revealing the identity of the reviewer.

The Editor-in-Chief is solely responsible for accepting and rejecting a scientific paper for publication. To fulfill this duty conscientiously and thoroughly, the Editor-in-Chief traditionally consults an anti-plagiarism program and peer reviewers with relevant experience to advise on the quality and credibility of the scientific work submitted for publication. However, a paper may be rejected without evaluation if, from editor-in-chief's point of view, it is inappropriate for the collection. The grounds for disapproval of a scientific paper may be non-compliance with the requirements developed by G&B, for example, excessive volume, violation of academic style, conflict with the topic of the journal, incorrect and inappropriate content, etc.

The editor-in-chief must follow the requirements of the G&B Editorial Board Policy to avoid allegations of defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

Editorial responsibility and authority for a scientific paper, the author of which is the editor-in-chief himself, is transferred to another member of the editorial board.

Reviewing of the paper submitted by the editor-in-chief for publication in one way or another is considered abuse of office/conflict of interest and therefore, unacceptable.

Duties of the Reviewer

The reviewer of a scientific paper is obliged to objectively and in compliance with high scientific and literary standards evaluate the quality of the paper, the experimental and theoretical work presented in it, its definition (interpretation) and description. The reviewer is obliged to respect the intellectual independence of the author.

A selected reviewer who believes that they are not qualified to evaluate the research presented in the manuscript must immediately return the manuscript to the editor.

The reviewer is obliged to treat the manuscript submitted for review as a confidential document, which is not allowed to be shown and discussed with other persons.

The reviewer is obliged not to review the author or co-author’s manuscript with whom they have such a personal and professional relationship that may cause the reviewer to be biased in evaluating the manuscript.

The reviewer must complete the review evaluation form, explain and justify their opinions so that the editor and authors understand the basis of the reviewer's conclusions. A statement that this or that observation, conclusion, or argument has already been made in the past should be accompanied by a relevant citation.

The reviewer is obliged to promptly perform the assigned work and submit the report on time. If the reviewer receives the manuscript at such a time that under the given circumstances it is impossible to review the manuscript promptly, he is obliged to return the manuscript to the editor immediately or to inform the editor of the expected delay and agree to postpone the review.

Author’s Duties

The primary responsibility of the author is to present an accurate report of the research conducted and an objective overview describing the significance of the research conducted.

The author should cite the publications that have significantly defined the content of the mentioned paper and include references to all past papers that help the reader better understand the research.

The author must cite the source of all quoted information, except for generally known/recognized information.

It is not allowed to use and reference the information obtained through such private channels without special permission from third parties, as e.g. Informal conversations, correspondence, and discussions.

An author should generally not submit a manuscript for publication in more than one journal if it describes substantially the same research or is an exact copy of the original publication. Submitting the same manuscript to several journals at the same time is considered unethical and unacceptable.

Co-authors of a manuscript should be individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the given paper and who, together with others, are responsible and accountable for the results of the research.

Other contributions made by co-authors to this paper are indicated in a footnote or in the "Acknowledgments" section. An administrative connection to the research does not in itself imply co-authorship of the given person (however, in the case of special administrative assistance, acknowledgment is recommended). Deceased persons who meet the criteria for recognition as co-authors are listed as co-authors, and the notice of their death (in particular, the date of death) is indicated in a footnote.

When an author finds out a significant error or inaccuracy in their previously published work, they must immediately notify the editor-in-chief or publisher of the G&B and cooperate with them in publishing the corresponding error (or correction).

Authors are committed to participating in the review process, responding promptly and courteously to all reviewers' notes and comments.

If the authors agree to make changes - they should submit the corresponding changes in a timely manner. If the authors do not agree with the reviewers' recommendations or other remarks, their position should be presented to the editorial board with a detailed explanation.

Additional Provisions

If a violation is discovered in a published paper of the journal, any individual has the right to approach the editor-in-chief, requesting an investigation of the issue and an appropriate response. The application must include detailed information about the violation (author of the paper, title, type of violation, justification).

In the case of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraud, or plagiarism, the publisher is obliged to publish a corresponding report acknowledging the error and, in serious cases, to entirely remove the said article from the relevant issue.