International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics (IJMAE) is a platform to develop a relevant and respected network of knowledge. Ensuring the quality of the practice of authors and their supporting institutions, it is required to conduct peer-review for submitted manuscripts to embody the scientific methods. IJMAE pursues the Publication Ethics (COPE) and adhere to its Code of Conduct and attempts accomplish its Best Practice Guidelines.
Agreement on the standards of ethical behaviors which are standard for all academic publishing parties including the publisher, the author, the editor, the reviewer and the society, levels the ground for this important purpose.
Code of Ethics for Publisher
IJMAE Publisher takes its duties to guardian over all steps of publishing and acknowledges its ethical and other responsibilities. It also guarantees that advertising, reprint or other commercial incomes have no effect on editorial decisions.
Code of Ethics for Authors
It is required for all authors to submit their manuscripts which are original and novel. They are not allowed to submit a manuscript whose part is being studied somewhere else and whose part is also being studied and reviewed in another journal. They are not also permitted to submit a manuscript which either part of it or the whole has been accepted for future publication or has been published previously.
Authors should express just their own language, thoughts, ideas or expressions and avoid to express the work of others without explicit citation. They have not to insert authors who have no role in the article. Presenting unreliable and manipulated data and false results is also another form of plagiarism. IJMAE checks the similarity of the submitted manuscripts before starting review process by differents tools such as Plagiarism Checker X and so on. If the plagiarism extent is less than 30%, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for revision. On the recognition of plagiarism after publication, the article may be formally retracted and the chief editor will announce the procedure to the Ministry of Science and Information Technology, ISC, universities, institutes, and journals or wherever the author is affiliated.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results and they have to disclose all sources of financial support for the research.
Confidentiality of Review Process
Authors must not reveal their identity to reviewers by putting some information in the submitted manuscript.
All authors have to report thorough, relevant and precise results and interpretations and have to notify the journal editor when they discover a significant mistake or inaccuracy in the published article.
Authors are required to preserve the privacy, human freedom and welfare based on regulation necessities in their university.
By detection of any kind of plagiarism, duplicate submission, citation manipulation, data fabrication and falsification, improper author contribution or attribution, and redundant publications, IJMAE has the right to reject the submitted manuscript or remove the published paper from the journal website and prohibit the infringing author(s) to submit new manuscripts.
Code of Ethics for Editors
Editors are responsible for making decisions about the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts based on the reviewers’ recommendations. They can also reject inappropriate submissions before sending for review.
Editors have to make decisions for reviewed manuscripts based on scientific merits and act unbiased regardless of personal willings.
Conflict of Interests
Editors ought to disclose their conflicts of interest with authors and prevent business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
Editors are not permitted to disclose the information of the submitted manuscript to anyone else except reviewers and authors. They are not also allowed to reveal the authors’ identity to reviewers and vice versa. Editors must not use the ideas and information available in the submitted manuscript for their personal purpose without the author’s written permission.
Quality of decision
Editors should provide complete explanations and convincing evidence to author for the result of decision about a reviewed manuscript.
Code of Ethics for Reviewers
Right to Refuse
Reviewers have the right to reject the assessment of a manuscript when they are not qualified enough. If they are requested to review a manuscript which has been previously reviewed, they have inform the editor of primary review details unless they are asked to review.
Blind peer review
Reviewers have to inform the editor if they know the identity of the author. They are also responsible for avoiding to disclose their identity to authors.
Conflict of Interest
Reviewers should not accept the review of manuscripts which they believe they have conflict of interests. They have to clarify this conflict for the editor.
Reviewers should evaluate the articles objectively, critically, friendly and fairly without any personal biases.
Reviewers have to respect the confidentiality of review process. They are not allowed to discuss and disclose the manuscripts information to anyone else except editor.
Reviewers should provide detailed, ample and prompt information for the editor to justify their recommendations to author.
Reviewers ought to be adhered to the review deadline assigned by the editor. They can request editor for extending the review time.