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Publishing Ethics

Publishing Ethics Statement

For the Editorial Board of the journal “Globalization & Business“ (G&B) it’s basically significant that the scientific articles that are to be published in the journal should be relevant to the Ethical Standards for providing the high quality of the articles, credibility and persuasiveness of the research results reflected in the articles to recognize the authors of presented manuscripts. Guiding ethical research involves the application of general ethical principles and legislation to scientific research in all available fields of research. Everyone implicated in the process of publishing (author(s), journal editor-in-chief, editor(s), reviewer(s) and publisher) must understand and apply expected and possible ethical conduct. The ethics statements for G&B are supports and based the code of conduct set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), considering Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (COPE Core Practices). Submission of the manuscript to the editorial office of journal "Globalization and Business" means that each author has read and agreed with the content of the article and complies with the journal's policy.

I.  Duties of the Editor in Chief

a. The manuscripts submitted in the G&B will be judged solely on their intellectual and scientific content and value, its relevance to the journal’s scope. For editorial board of journal the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, political views and institutional affiliation do not matter.

b. The editor-in-chief and the editorial board of the G&B are obliged to maintain confidentiality and not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers and editorial advisors and the publisher. In accordance with the dual blind peer review rule adopted in the journal “Globalization and Business”, the author (s) of the article (s) shall be notified only of the reviewer's report and corrective remarks, if necessary, without disclosing the identity of the reviewer (s).

c. Unpublished materials submitted for a review should not be used by editors and reviewers in other or their own research unless there is the author(s)’s written consent.

d. The Editor in Chief is responsible for taking decision which articles must be published. The Editor in Chief should be guided by the policy of the editorial board of the G&B and the requirements of the law to prevent allegations of defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

II.  Duties of reviewers

a. Peer review assists the Editor-in-Chief in deciding about the publication, and through the editorial communication may assist the author(s) in improving the manuscript.

b. Any invited referee who considers himself/herself not qualified to review the research given in the article or is aware that he/she will not be able to review it in a timely manner, should immediately notify the Editor in Chief to contact other reviewer(s).

c. Any manuscript received for review is considered a confidential document. Showing to or discussing with other people is not permitted unless authorized by the Editor in Chief.

d. Reviewers should evaluate the manuscript objectively. The author's personal criticism is unacceptable. Reviewers should express their opinion clearly, with relevant solid arguments.

e. Reviewers should identify relevant published articles or other works that, for some reason, have not been cited by the authors. Any statement by the authors of the manuscript that an observation, conclusion or argument was already known or presented earlier must be accompanied by the necessary and appropriate quotation or reference to the corresponding author. The reviewer should keep the editor-in-chief informed of any substantial similarities or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any already published data (on which they have personal information).

f. Information or ideas obtained in process of peer review are considered strictly confidential and should not be used for personal purposes. Reviewers should not rate manuscripts if they have a conflict of interest in any form (as a result of competition or collaboration, as well as any other relationship or relationship with any author or organization affiliated with potentially peer-reviewed materials).

III.  Duties of authors

a. In studies that include human subjects in surveys, interviews, experiments, etc. any identifiers that may reveal the identity of the participant must be removed. Author(s) must be aware of the ethical duty of consent from participants as well as consent to publication and may (if there is a necessity) include it in either the Methods section or the Acknowledgements.

b. If the research involves the use of chemicals, various procedures or equipment that may pose a particular hazard, or if it involves the involvement of animals or humans, the necessary safety precautions should be taken and the research should be conducted only within ethical standards.

c. In the case of research or the use of personal information about experimental participants or volunteers, their informed consent is required, which must be documented.

d. The authors who present the results of the original research must present both, an accurate report of the work done, as well as an objective reasoning that this work is truly valuable and important. Underlying data must be presented in the manuscript with great accuracy. The article should also include sufficient details and references for others to be able to make a replica of the work made by the author(s) if they wish and are intereste Providing fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate information is considered unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

e. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data, used in a manuscript, for editorial review and potentially may be asked to provide public access to such as well.

f. Authors should ensure that the work they have written is original, and if the authors have already used the work and/or words of others, this work and/or words must be appropriately cited or quoted.

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

h. Proper recognition of the research and publications of others should always be ensured. Authors should also mention the works that have influenced the nature and direction of the work presented.

i. Authorship should be limited to individuals who have made significant contributions to the concept, design, performance, or interpretation of the research presented. Anyone who has made a significant contribution should be listed as a co-author. Others who have participated in certain (separate) aspects of the research project, should be named in the Acknowledgement section.

j. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (as defined above) are included in the list of authors of the manuscript with no inappropriate co-authors and that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to submit it for publication.

k. All authors must indicate in their manuscripts about possible financial or other grounds for the existence of conflicts of interest which can be to influence on specific forms or interpretations of the above-mentioned research results. At same time, it is obligatory to be notified of any source of funding for the research project.

l. When an author finds a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, the author is obliged to immediately inform the Editor in Chief or publisher of the G&B and cooperate with him/her to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum.

m. Authors are obliged to participate in the review process, to respond in a timely and polite manner to all remarks and comments of the reviewers; If the authors agree to make changes - they must submit the relevant amendments in a timely manner; If the authors do not agree with the reviewers' recommendations or other remarks - their position should be presented with a detailed explanation. The authors agree with G&B about minor changes to the content, including the title, phrases, style, and so on.

IV.  Publisher’s confirmation

In the event of a suspected or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher and the interested party should work closely with the editor-in-chief of the G&B, should ensure that the relevant report is published, indicating the error and correcting the error as far as possible, or in more serious cases completely retract the manuscript.

V.  Complaints Policy

G&B pays great attention to the proposals of other authors and readers. Our journal strives to provide a quality scientific product and therefore we consider complaints and suggestions as potential and an opportunity for improvement. The international editorial board of the journal will make sure that this issue is clarified and investigated in a reasonable time frame and in the most appropriate manner. The editorial board of the journal will try to resolve complaints without specific accusations. It is important for us to see how we can improve our work in order to prevent possible errors and inaccuracies.

VI.  Types of ethical misconduct

Verbatim copying

Verbatim copying (where parts of another person's work are directly copied without modification and presented as their own work) and using more than 10 percent of another person's work in another person's work without notifying the author is considered a serious violation.

Paraphrasing

Incorrect paraphrasing of someone else's work is considered when more than one sentence in a paragraph or section of text has been changed or the sentences have been changed without proper reference. An incorrect retelling of material in the amount of more than 10% of the work, without reference to the appropriate source, is considered as serious as literal copying.

Re-use parts of a work without attribution

To reuse other person's publication elements, such as a figure, table, or paragraph, without using source references or quotes.

The author is responsible for obtaining the necessary permission from the copyright holder to reuse elements of another human work.

Self-plagiarism

All the authors of the articles presented in the G&B are aware that the work submitted by him/her has not been published so far and has not been submitted simultaneously for publication in another journal. If elements or part of the work have previously been published in another publication, including G&B, the author must acknowledge the earlier publication and indicate how the subsequent work differs and how it is based on the research and findings of the previous work. Verbatim copying and paraphrasing the author's work is unacceptable and we recommend that the research should be re-used only with the inclusion of new research results and conclusions. We advise the authors to cite all the previous stages of publishing and presenting their ideas, which are logically completed in the final paper.

Identifying and handling plagiarism cases

G&B is committed to supporting academic integrity and protecting the moral rights of authors. We take all cases of plagiarism seriously, and we are also aware of the potential impact of a plagiarism charge on a researcher's career. Therefore, we have developed step-by-step and systemic procedures for dealing with suspected cases of plagiarism. The G&B strictly adheres to COPE guidelines for good publishing practice (COPE guidelines) and follows the procedures outlined in the COPE diagrams when discussing possible deviations (Plagiarism). All submissions are checked for plagiarism using software "Turnitin".

E-mail for complaints: info@eugb.g

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