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I. Ethical Rules Applicable to Editorial Boards and Reviewers of M@n@gement
The editorial board of M@n@gement seeks to ensure the scientific quality of the journal, in particular by complying with the rules of good practice set out below. More specifically, it focuses on ensuring regular turnover in the composition of its editorial board as well as in its own membership, with a view to ensuring professional rigor. Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. M@n@gement complies with the guidelines and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
With the exception of book reviews and the invited contributions of the Unplugged section, which are evaluated by the review editor in charge of the Unplugged section (and discussed with the editor(s) in chief), articles submitted to the journal are evaluated following the principle of the double-blind review.
The process is the following one: The co-editor in chief or the associate editor in charge of the manuscript submitted send the manuscript to reviewers. The author does not know the identity of the reviewers and in return, the reviewers do not know the identity of the author. There are at least two (but three in average) reviewers for each article. In case of doubts or diverging evaluations among the reviewers, additional opinions may be sought by the editorial board.
Furthermore, articles that would be contrary to the journal’s editorial policy, do not match the publication standards of M@n@gement or have low chances of being accepted by our reviewers may be rejected by the editorial board without an evaluation report being supplied.
Based on the reviewers’ reports, the co-chief editor or associate editor takes one of the following decisions within a reasonable period of time (approximately 3 months) following receipt of the manuscript:
In the latter case (f), the co-chief editor or associate editor will make a final decision based on whether or not the author adopted the suggestions and comments provided by the reviewers.
Any manuscript, that is accepted either when first submitted or following modifications by the author, is subject to editing conducted in collaboration with the author.
Any manuscript that is accepted for publication in M@n@gement and that is not written in English should be translated in English so that the two versions (the original version and the English version) could be published in the same issue of the journal.
When reaching a decision, the editorial board considers legal requirements in terms of defamation, copyright violation, and plagiarism.
Conflict of Interest
Editorial board members and reviewers must recuse themselves if there is a conflict of interest with an author or with the content of the manuscript to be reviewed.
Furthermore, reviewers who know that they are not qualified to review a manuscript or that they will be unable to do so within a reasonable period of time are required to inform the editorial board of this fact and to recuse themselves.
Manuscripts are evaluated on their intellectual and scientific content without distinctions based on the author’s ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, university affiliation, or political views.
Manuscripts received for review are treated confidentially. No information about a manuscript submitted to a journal may be disclosed to anyone other than the author, potential reviewers, and in some cases the publisher.
The data presented in the submitted articles may not be used prior to publication in the research of an editorial board member or reviewer without the author’s express written consent.
II. Ethical Rules Applicable to Authors
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must vouch safe for the originality of their article and may not publish any work that might in any way whatsoever constitute infringement as defined by the Intellectual Property Code. False or deliberately inaccurate statements constitute behavior contrary to the ethics of scientific publication and are therefore unacceptable.
Multiple, Redundant, and Simultaneous Publications
Authors undertake not to submit work previously published in another journal or an original article based exclusively on work already published elsewhere. Authors also undertake not to submit manuscripts to multiple journals simultaneously.
Any citation (or use of other authors’ work) must be identified as such and be accompanied by appropriate references presented in accordance with the journal’s procedures (cf. makeasubmission). If authors wish to refer to information obtained privately (conversation, correspondence), they should do everything possible to obtain authorization to do so from those identified as the source of this information.
The list of co-authors must be limited to those who made a significant contribution to the conception, conduct, or interpretation of the research presented in the manuscript submitted to the journal or to the drafting of that manuscript. All authors along with their affiliation should be listed in alphabetical order or according to their level of involvement in conducting the research or drafting the document. The corresponding author must ensure that only the appropriate co-authors are listed and that all co-authors agreed to the manuscript being submitted for publication after having seen and approved the final version of their contribution.
Authors undertake not to violate the rules of scientific debate in the articles they submit or make defamatory statements that might be interpreted as impugning the reputation of a third party.
Conflict of Interest
Authors must declare any potential, professional, or financial conflict of interest. All sources of non-public funding used in the research presented in the submission must be explicitly named.
Authors who discover a major error or inaccuracy in their work after publication are required to report this promptly to the journal’s editorial board and to cooperate with it in publishing an erratum or if necessary announce the withdrawal of the article. Should the editorial board or the publisher of the journal learn from a third party that an article already published contains a major error, it must inform the author accordingly. The author must then request that the article be withdrawn or amended or provide information demonstrating that the passage in question is not erroneous.
Access to Raw Data
At the request of the editorial board, authors may be invited to provide the raw data relating to their research. To the extent possible, authors should undertake to allow public access to their data and to retain these for a reasonable period of time following publication. If the article is based on clinical cases involving real-life situations, the author undertakes to respect the anonymity of the individuals referred to in that article.
Paper and Digital Publication
When submitting an article, authors undertake to authorize its distribution in both hardcopy and digital formats, particularly on the cairn.info platform, unless express notification by them to the contrary.