The Editorial Board, office and reviewers’ team are doing their best to duly follow the guidance of COPE in all editorial proceedings. We strongly recommend to all our current and potential authors, prior to submitting the text for blind review, to visit this site and get acquainted with the internationally acknowledged rules and best practices: www.publicationethics.org.
The Editorial Board of “Journal of Competitiveness” follows the rules on academic writing and academic ethics, according to the work by Miguel Roig (2003, 2006): Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, available online at https://ori.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/plagiarism.pdf.
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
We strongly believe that an authentic text is an essential part of the publication of a high quality research article.
We use anti-plagiarism software Crossref Similarity Check.
The editor and members of the Editorial Office at the Journal of Competitiveness pay close attention to strict observation of principles of scientific and publishing ethical codes.
Before the manuscripts are submitted for a critical review process, all the information that would enable an identification of their authorship is removed.
Authors send the manuscripts to the Editorial Office together with their signed author’s statement by which they acknowledge originality and authorship of their work.
Submitted manuscript is presented by the Editorial Office to a liable editor who, after evaluating the quality of the article, makes a decision on its integration into the peer-review process and names at least two independent reviewers, usually two foreign reviewers and one domestic reviewer.
Those manuscripts which were in the peer-review process recommended for publishing are sent, no-name, no affiliation and without acknowledgment, to the Editorial Board for a final approval to be published in the following issue of the Journal of Competitiveness.
The right of the final decision on publishing manuscripts in the Journal of Competitiveness is reserved to the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board also reserves the right of refusal to publish a manuscript.