The editors of the journal “Economics: Strategy and Practice” adheres to international standards of ethics of publications and seeks to prevent their violation. The basic principles of journal publication ethics were drawn up on the basis of international standards proposed by the COPE Publication Ethics Committee.
1. Ethical guidelines for authors
To ensure the integrity of scientific research, authors must adhere to international standards for scientific publications. The editor reserves the right to reject the article in case of violation of the guidelines set out below.
1.1. When submitting a manuscript for publication in the journal Economics: Strategy and Practice, the author must ensure that the article is original, that is, it has not been published previously in another source in a current or similar form; that the article was not transmitted to other publishers; that all possible conflicts of interest related to copyright and publication of the article have been resolved.
1.2. The author confirms that the publication does not violate the existing copyright and guarantees compensation for any damage, if such violations are found.
1.3. The author guarantees the reliability and reliability of the submitted materials, i.e., that the research conforms to ethical and legal standards; that the study was conducted using appropriate methods; that the results were not fabricated, falsified, or the data could not be manipulated.
1.4. The author guarantees the accuracy of personal information, the absence ofplagiarism and other forms of illegal borrowing in a manuscript, the correct formattingof citations and references, tables, diagrams, illustrations. Verbatim copyingof more than 10 percent of the work of another author without indication of hisauthorship and reference to the source and without the use of quotation marksis not allowed.
1.5. The author guarantees that the work does not contain self-borrowing. Ifsome parts of the manuscript were previously published in another article, theauthor should cite an earlier work and indicate how the new work differs fromthe previous one. The author should also reflect the relationship between thisand previous work. The literal copying of the author’s own works and theirparaphrasing is unacceptable; they can only be used as a basis for new results.
1.6. Authors should promptly notify the editor if they find a significant error in the published work. Authors should, together with the editor, decide to admit an error or correct it.
1.7. The author must provide information on the sources of funding for the work and disclose a potential conflict of interest.
1.8. To make distribution convenient and ensure the implementation of the policy regarding the use of materials, the authors transfer the exclusive right to manuscript to the publisher.
2. Ethical guidelines for reviewers
Peer review plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of scientific work. This process is highly dependent on trust and requires that every reviewer be guided by a responsible and ethical attitude. All reviewers must adhere to certain basic principles and standards during the peer review process in the publication of the study.
2.1. Reviewers must agree: 1) for the examination of manuscripts for which there is a subject specialization necessary for proper review, 2) if they can complete this work in a timely manner
2.2. Reviewers should be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from hostile or excited comments.
2.3. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of peer review and do not disclose any information about the manuscript or its review during or after the completion of the process to persons outside the circle permitted by the journal editor.
2.4. Reviewers should not use information obtained in the course of reviewing in their own interests or the interests of other persons / organizations, as well as to infringe upon or discredit other persons.
2.5. Reviewers should declare all potential conflicts of interest, seeking advice from the editorial board, if they are not sure, in one way or another.
3. Ethical guidelines for editors
The editor of the journal Economics: Strategy and Practice should follow an editorial policy to ensure the integrity of the research manuscript.
3.1. The editor implements an independent policy of selecting and publishing research results and ensures that the published materials comply with international standards and ethical principles.
3.2. The editor accepts or rejects the manuscript based on its significance, originality and clarity, the validity of the study and its compliance with the journal, regardless of the author’s race, religion, ethnicity, nationality or political convictions.
3.3. The editor makes decisions about correction and refusal to publish, when necessary, and also pursues any violations of the ethics of publications.
3.4. The editor must make fair and unbiased decisions regardless of commercial interests and ensure a fair and impartial review process and confidentiality.
3.5. The editor must defend the authors’ reputation and respond to all allegations or suspicions of plagiarism and other violations related to publishing in a journal. If there are cases of plagiarism, fraud and other illegal actions, the editor has the right to impose the following sanctions on the authors: reject the submitted manuscript, withdraw the published article, prohibit publication in the journal for a certain period.
The editor reserves the right not to respond to accusations or suspected plagiarism if the prosecutor provides false personal information (for example, a false name) or acts unethically or threateningly. The editor is not obliged to discuss cases of alleged plagiarism with persons who are not directly related to them.
When reviewing articles, reviewers have the right to check materials for plagiarism using the Antiplagiat system. If reviews contain information on multiple borrowings, the editor must act in accordance with the rules of the COPE (Publication Ethics Committee, http://publicationethics.org/about).
4. Retraction of the article
When considering cases of violation of the ethics of publications, the editor acts in accordance with the COPE Review Guidelines and ASEP Rules for Recalling Articles.
Publication can be retracted at the official request of the editor or author of the journal. Anonymous inquiries and inquiries of persons who are not related to this issue are not considered.
Articles may be retracted if:
1) they have plagiarism in text, figures, graphs, tables, etc., if the fact of plagiarism became apparent after the publication of the article, third parties make claims regarding the copyright of the article or its parts;
2) the article was published elsewhere before the date of its publication in the journal;
3) the published article has serious errors that discredit its scientific value.
In such circumstances, the editor starts reviewing and checking, after which the article can be retracted. A letter outlining the reasons for the retraction will be sent to the author.
Retracted articles should not be removed from printed copies of the journal (e.g. in libraries) nor from electronic archives, but the editor publishes a notice of the retraction of the article on the page with the contents of the journal on the official website of the journal.
Information about retracted articles is sent to the Unified Electronic Library (elibrary.kz), the National Electronic Library of Russia (elibrary.ru), and the Council for the Ethics of Scientific Publications of the Journal (so that information is added to the unified database of withdrawn articles).
The journal editor carefully considers all reasonable requests for violations found in published material. The editor considers that it is the responsibility of the author and the reviewer to inform the editor as soon as possible about the mistakes and violations made after the publication of the article.