Publication Ethics
The Editorial Policy of the Journal Region: Economics and Sociology is based on the international standards of editorial ethics that apply to all participants in the publishing process: editors, reviewers, and authors.
Editors’ Responsibilities
The decision about what to publish in the journal is made by the Editor-in-Chief with due regard to the opinions of peer reviewers, members of the Editorial Board, and editorial employees.
Editors are fully responsible for the publication (or rejection) of material.
The decision on the publication (or rejection) of material is impartial and open-minded, i.e. made solely upon an objective appraisal of manuscript quality.
The decision on the publication of material is made in accordance with the established procedure of anonymous peer review. Editors are responsible for ensuring and preserving reviewers’ anonymity.
Author’s Responsibilities
The submitted material must be original and not previously issued in other publications. Authors assume responsibility not to publish the submitted text before it is published in Region: Economics and Sociology.
If authors use someone else’s work, statements, empirical data or graphic material, they are required to make reference to the relevant sources. Authors must refer to the publications that have influenced the content of submitted articles.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of facts and data, proper names, place-names, and other information presented in their articles. In the case of detecting errors and inaccuracies, the author must inform the editors and cooperate with them in eliminating errors and inaccuracies.
Reviewers must evaluate the material impartially and open-mindedly.
Reviewers must follow the rules of confidentiality and should not pass the manuscript or information about it to third parties.
Reviewers must pay attention to the lack of references to relevant papers in submitted articles.
Liability for Violation of Academic Ethics
The Editorial Board of the Journal Region: Economics and Sociology takes seriously all deviations from the standards of academic ethics, especially to plagiarism and data falsification. In case of plagiarism, the Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the publication and make this fact public. Further on, editors reserve the right not to review articles of the authors who have violated the standards of academic ethics.
Settlement of Disputes and Complaints
Direct contact is the primary and most preferred method of communication (including for the settlement of disputes) between editors and authors while reviewing and preparing manuscripts for publication.
In complaint and dispute handling, editors should follow the recommendations proposed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE):
When authors submit any complaints to the Editorial Bboard, they should be assured that these complaints will be considered within a reasonable time.