Academia de Studii Economice Bucuresti

Amfiteatru Economic
AN ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS RESEARCH PERIODICAL
Facultatea de Business si Turism

RULES OF ETHICS OF PUBLICATION

The deontological principles which stand as a basis for the publication of the Amfiteatru Economic journal are the following: principle of editorial independence, the principle of confidentiality, the principle of impartiality, the principle of honesty and the principle of transparency.

The ethical rules of the Amfiteatru Economic journal are based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee for the Ethics of Publication (COPE). The main rules of ethics for the parties involved in the editing of the journal refer to: authors, editorial committee and reviewers.

Authors

In addition to the scientific and thematic demands, of content, and the linguistic requirements, those of form of the journal, the authors must comply with the following ethical standards:
  • They will include in the materials proposed for publication only own, original creations, and references to other works will be cited accordingly in the text and included in the list of references, according to the citation rules and the citation style imposed by the journal (the Harvard system). Plagiarism, in any form, is prohibited. All co-authors of a material submitted for review are equally responsible for the ideas included in the paper, the originality of the material submitted and the accurate respect of the citation rules.
  • Only researchers who have had an essential contribution to the elaboration of the submitted papers will declare and will be considered authors / co-authors of the manuscript. Other people who have had contributions that do not qualify them as authors (eg text revision, data provision, translation of the paper, language revision, data collection, etc.) may be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section. The corresponding author is the one who has to take care that all the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and that they agree with the terms / conditions of publication. He is also the one who maintains correspondence with the editor and will constantly communicate throughout the editing process with all co-authors, informing them about the evolution of the editing process.
  • The authors should only send unpublished manuscripts to the journal. It is unethical to send a manuscript to several journals at the same time. If this is discovered, the article may be rejected for review or withdrawn if it has already been published. All authors also agreed on the version of the article sent to the journal, saw and approved the final version of the article and agreed to publish it.
  • The fabrication of results and their fraudulent realization or the inclusion of inappropriate statements constitute unethical behavior and may lead to the rejection of a manuscript or the withdrawal of a published one.
  • The authors must obtain permission to reproduce in their work any figures or images that are not made by them.
  • The authors will take into consideration, will keep and make available to the editor-in-chief, at his request, the data used in the research described in the material proposed for publication.
  • The authors are not allowed to make significant changes to the manuscript, such as new content, new data, changing the order of the authors, adding or removing an author (s), without informing the editor-in-chief of the journal.
  • If the author / co-author of a published paper discovers, after its publication, that it contains fundamental errors, he / she is obliged to notify the editor-in-chief of the journal as soon as possible about this situation and to cooperate with him to correct / remedy errors if the the editor deems it necessary.

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee is the one who takes responsibility for making decisions about publishing or not publishing an article. As a result, the board must create all the necessary conditions for publication and at the same time ensure compliance with the rules of ethics, both by authors and by reviewers, as follows:
  • When submitting the article by the authors, it must be accompanied by a Declaration that must be filled in and handwritten by the authors. It can be downloaded here
  • All manuscripts are evaluated, using the double blind peer review procedure, correctly based on the scientific content of the article, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship or the political values ​​/ beliefs of the author (s).
  • The Editorial Committee provides on the journal's website a Guide for authors to assist them in preparing and submitting the article, as well as a Guide for reviewers to assist them in evaluating the article as objectively as possible.
  • The Editorial Committee treats all authors with objectivity and respect, while communicating in a transparent and in time the decisions taken on the article.
  • The Editorial Committee resolves conflicts of interest of all those involved in the publishing process.
  • The Editorial Committee has the right to refuse / reject an article if it does not meet the criteria regarding the ethics of publishing of the journal.

Rewiers

  • Reviewers conduct the peer review process for the journal on a voluntary basis. Reviewers are required to treat the author with respect, and in the assessment of their article must demonstrate objectivity and provide specific and documented information on the strengths and weaknesses of the evaluated manuscript.
  • Reviewers will openly and in a timely manner declare their competence and willingness to scientifically evaluate the articles presented / submitted for analysis. If a reviewer finds during the review that he is unfit to conduct the review, that he is in a conflict of interest with the authors of the manuscript or with his ideas, he must refuse and inform the editor-in-chief as soon as possible.
  • They will respect the confidentiality regarding the content of the materials they receive for evaluation and will not use in their own interest the information and ideas contained in these materials. They may not provide information on the content of reviewed articles, and manuscripts should not be shown or discussed with other experts unless authorized by the editor-in-chief.
  • They will report to the editor-in-chief the cases in which they find or are aware that elements contained in the papers they are evaluating are not original or have been previously published, presenting evidence in this regard.
  • When the article is admitted, the reviewers must give constructive feedback to the authors, which will allow them to improve their manuscript, and when the article is rejected, they must bring the arguments in support of this recommendation.
  • They will not suggest to the authors quotations of personal works or collaborators for reasons other than purely scientific ones.
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