Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
International Journal of Manufacturing Economics and Management (IJMEM) is dedicated to the dissemination of the results of original and review articles within the topics above presented. In order to assure the highest standards, a double blind reviewing policy is applied. The authors, the editors and the reviewers agree to meet the responsibilities stated below in accordance to the IJMEM publication ethics and malpractice statement. The ethical problem in scientific research and publishing is the most important step in starting any work.
Responsibilities for the authors:
The author(s) must be aware of the originality of the article and that it has not been published or submitted for publication to another journal or conference.
The author(s) before submission must ensure that the article meets the requirements of the Guidelines for Authors.
The author(s) have a duty to inform the editor of any conflict of interest.
The authors are responsible for the content and the validity of experimental results of their articles submitted and should ensure that they have permission from all parties involved to make public the information.
Responsibilities for the editors:
The editors must decide on the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript considering the originality and importance of the article take into account the journal topics.
The editors must respect the principle of confidentiality for any information type pertaining to the submitted manuscripts.
The editors must assign the manuscript to a minimum of two reviewers and if the situation requires a total of 3 to 5 reviewers.
The editors must verify the comments and recommendations of reviewers and send to the authors in due time.
The editors are required to return the revised manuscripts to the reviewers, to verify the reviewers' final comments and take the final decision to accept or not the articles.
Responsibilities for the reviewers:
The reviewers should inform the editors of any conflict of interest or if the manuscript is not in their field of competence.
The reviewers must objectively evaluate primarily the manuscripts on their originality and inclusion or not in a journal topics and then if the research scientific level can be accepted or not.
The reviewers must fit, if possible, in the allocated review period of time and submit relevant comments and recommendations for improving the manuscripts by the authors.
The reviewers have a duty to re-review the revised manuscripts and send the final comments to the editor.