Publication Ethics

Expert Journal of Business and Management and its Editors are fully committed to promoting and practicing ethical publication practices. Expert Journal of Business and Management encourages integrity in research, writing, and peer review in the publishing process.

Expert Journal of Business and Management is open access. Nonetheless, in order to provide high-quality papers, each paper is initially reviewed by an editor to make sure it is in line with the topics covered by each journal, and then it is sent to at least one independent referee for blind peer review.

Our publishing ethics and malpractice statement follow guidelines from COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Responsabilities of Editors

General Duties of Editors

The Editors will provide assistance to authors and readers in order to improve the journal’s content and will respond promptly to any complaints and feedback received from readers, authors and colleagues.

The Editors have an appropriate editorial process that aims at increasing the quality of Expert Journals.

The Editors should be responsible for everything published in Expert Journals and will strive to ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased and timely.

The Editors will pay particular attention to intellectual property issues and work with their publisher to handle potential breaches of intellectual property laws and conventions.

Publication Decisions

The Editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published based on the content of the article and its connection to the journal’s aim and scope. The Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Moreover, once a paper is accepted and published in any of the journals affiliated with Expert Journals, that particular publication cannot be retracted, unless it constitutes plagiarism or he findings are unreliable, redundant or false. In matters of paper retraction, Expert Journals subscribes to the retraction guidelines proposed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Equality for All Articles and Authors

The Editors will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The Editors and any editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The identity of the authors and of the reviewers will be confidential.

Responsabilities of Authors

Basic Principles

Authors who submit manuscripts to Expert Journals warrant the following aspects:

  • The manuscript reflects original work;
  • The sent paper should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The manuscript does not include derogatory, defamatory or unlawful statements;
  • Authors should appropriately cite and quote any influential publication or work of other authors.

Reporting Standards

A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

Please take note that we examine all submitted papers for plagiarism and check for resemblances and similitudes to existing published papers. Articles that denote any form of plagiarism are rejected.

Self-Plagiarism or Text Recycling

Every paper that has an influence on the current empirical or theoretical manuscript sent to Expert Journals should be referenced and cited accordingly. Nonetheless, it is acceptable for research to be repeated if it leads to different and new analyses, perspectives or comparisons with existing data.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Contributors who do not qualify as authors in terms of studying the data or developing the concepts, but have provided support should be listed in an Acknowledgements section.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

When authors submit a manuscript, they should disclose any conflicts of interests, such as financial and personal relationships that might bias their work. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist.

Manuscripts that received funding from commercial firms, private foundations, and government should highlight the background to financial support for the research in order to avoid biases that can discredit the research.

Respecting Confidentiality

In general, Expert Journals recommend that authors, who seek to publish private information and images of individuals, should obtain the individual’s explicit consent in order to avoid privacy issues.

Responsabilities of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Process

The Reviewer has an important role of assisting the Editors in making editorial decisions and the Author in improving his/her/their paper.


The Reviewer is expected to provide their review of the article in a timeframe of 1-2 months. If any selected referee will not be able to comply to this rule, he/she should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with other people.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively and the referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Responsabilities of Publisher

In matters of establishing the responsibilities of the publisher, Expert Journals subscribes to COPE’s Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

General Duties of Publisher

The Reviewer has an important role of assisting the Editors in making editorial decisions and the Author in improving his/her/their paper.

  • Describe the relationship between the publisher and editors-in-chief, as well as the relationship between the publisher and other parties involved in the editorial process;
  • Recognize and respect the privacy of Authors, Reviewers, Researchers;
  • Preserve the copyright of the Authors and the intellectual property published in the associated journals;
  • Promote the independence of the editorial process.

Responsibilities of the Publisher in the Relationship with Journal Editors

  • Establish the policies necessary to help the editorial process of journal Editors, especially those related to the independence of Editors, research ethics, authorship, transparency and integrity, peer review process, role of editorial team, appeals and complains;
  • Publicize the journal policies to all the parties involved in the editorial process;
  • Assess and revise the journal policies regularly to include potential new developments and recommendations from COPE;
  • Follow COPE’s Code of Conduct for Editors and the COPE Best Practice Guidelines;
  • Advocate for the integrity of the academic record and article publications;
  • Support any parties (for example, governing bodies, institutions or grant funders) that are responsible with the examination of suspected research and misconduct in the publication process and, when it is possible, help with the in the settlement of these cases;
  • Publish any necessary corrections, clarifications and retractions related to the published articles;
  • Publish the academic content in a prompt manner.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Expert Journals will aim to set high editorial standards and follow the guidelines of COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics.

We aim to work closely with other institutions, companies, libraries, indexing and abstracting services that will promote our journals to new audiences and will enhance the published articles of our Authors.

For all of our journals, we reaffirm our commitment for publishing high-quality academic articles, by promoting comprehensive peer-reviews and plagiarism detection to support the integrity of the academic publishing model.

In addition, Expert Journals will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, we are working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions--and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.

Thank you for following the publishing ethics and malpractice statement in your research articles submitted to Expert Journal of Business and Management!

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