The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for our journal “Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Siences (AJBALS)”. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.Our ethic statements are based on Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
“Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Siences (AJBALS)” is an Open Access Journal that uses a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. “Open Access’ is the right of users to “read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles” and it is mandatory for a Journal to be included in an open acces journals directory.
Copyright pertains to the exclusive rights to publish and distribute a work. All articles published in Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law and Social Siences (AJBALS) are subject to author’ s copyright, who retrieves all publishing rights in connection with the publication, transmission in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise of their work.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor 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 editor and any editorial staff must 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.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.