Etnical norms and conflict of interest

In its activity, the Editorial Board of the scientific journal "Economic Forum" is guided by the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Budapest open access to peer-reviewed publications and research –  Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Science and the Humanities - the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Science and the Humanities, the Ethics Code of the Ukrainian scientist, as well as the experience of foreign and Ukrainian professional communities, scientific organizations and editorial offices.

  • on the basis of a common approach to examinations, the Editorial Board is solely responsible for the content and quality of published material;
  • decision on acceptance of articles for publication is based on objective arguments: the originality of the text, the scientific relevance, the novelty of the material, the reliability of the statistical data and the results of the research, articles relevance to the profile of the Journal;
  • editorial staff is solely responsible and has the authorities to reject or to accept an article for publication and should not have a conflict of interests with the materials that are rejected or accepted for publication;
  • editorial staff must be convinced that all materials published in the Journal or all research papers correspond to internationally accepted ethical standards;
  • editorial staff continuously monitors the maintenance of ethical and articles selection standards by the Journal employees and reviewers;
  • editorial staff ensures the confidentiality of materials submitted to the editor till the moment of their publication;
  • editorial staff is constantly working to improve the operation of the Journal;
  • editorial staff is ready to publish corrections of texts and notes to them, as well as a retraction and apology, if necessary;
  • editorial staff ensures the anonymity of reviewers and independence of quality of the publication from commercial interests; is strives that adverts or other commercial interests not influence the editorial decisions;

Ethical principles in a reviewer’s activity

An author should understand the responsibility for the novelty and accuracy of the results of scientific research, adhering to the following principles:

  • to submit to the editorial board the original works, avoiding unfair citation, false data and parallel publications in other issues;
  • to stick to the generally accepted standards of scientific reports;
  • to provide access to the data they received and confirm the sources of their data. Citations should be properly formalized. Contributions of other scientists to the issue under examination should be unconditionally outlined and referred to;
  • to avoid the conflict of interests situation and to correct the mistakes and inaccuracies committed in the published works, if necessary;
    • to follow the general requirements of the editorial staff to publications to keep their relevance to international publishing standards;
    • in case of incorrect, erroneous statements or false data in publications, the author should quickly resolve these violations and notify the editorial board in the prescribed manner;
    • the authors have the right to appeal against the decision of the editorial staff in case of refusal to publish the presented material.
  • Ethical principles in a reviewer’s activity

    • reviewer makes fair and impartial decisions that are independent of commercial interests, and organizes the process of objective review;
    • reviewer keeps to the terms of reviewing articles and privacy assessments;
    • reviewer protects the confidentiality of articles’ reviews;
    • reviewers are responsible for the materials published in the Journal, which were reviewed by them;
    • reviewers formulate an objective and impartial review and if it is necessary, they confirm their opinion, citing a source. The criticism of an author is unacceptable;
    • in case if a reviewer finds incorrect, erroneous statements or corrupted data, he informs the author for eliminating of the violations and for reporting about it to the editors in the prescribed manner;
    • reviewers provide the authors’ awareness of the requirements to the research submitted for publication;
    • reviewers are in constant contact through the editors with the authors on the relevance of published materials, accuracy and originality of the reported data;
    • if a reviewer deems to not have enough qualification to evaluate the manuscript or if a reviewer cannot be objective, for example due to conflict of interests with an author, the editor should be notified about it with a request to be excluded from the reviewing of the article.

    The scientific article must meet the requirements for forming of articles in the scientific journal "Economic Forum".

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    A conflict of interest may arise if a reviewer, editorial board member, or editorial staff member is associated with an employee who may have a subjective influence on the decision to publish. Interpersonal conflicts can be caused by relationships with the employer, family ties, involvement in financial relationships, etc. Conflicts can also arise as a result of academic competitions, or because of personal preferences or disgust. The editor or any member of the editorial board should be free from responsibility for reviewing manuscripts in the event of any conflict of interest. The editor-in-chief and the editorial board require all authors of journal articles to provide information on possible relevant competing interests, as well as to publish improvements if a conflict of interest was identified after publication.