Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
“Terra Economicus” is an open-access journal. All content is freely available without charge to the users. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles without getting permission from the publisher or the authors – in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
“Terra Economicus” would like to invite academics, researchers, lecturers, policymakers, and practitioners to submit original articles to be considered for publication.
Publication ethics of “Terra Economicus” implies fundamental ethical requirements for scientific publication as the main journals' policy which contains aspects of the Editorial Board members’, authors’ and reviewers’ ethical behavior.
Editorial Board of “Terra Economicus” respect author's rights, recognizing the importance of science workers in utilization of science and scientific methods for the benefit of mankind and for the preservation of peace and the reduction of international tensions. This is in accordance with the UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Scientific Researchers of 20 November 1974.
Authors submitting the manuscripts to be considered for publication in “Terra Economicus”, should take into account that:
- The authors should provide original materials to the Editorial Board. If a significant part of the submitted manuscript to the editor had previously been published elsewhere, the author is obliged to refer to it and prove the need for publication of a new manuscript, pointing out the fundamental difference between the new manuscript and the preceding.
- The Editorial Board has to be sure that manuscripts submitted for publication has not been published or submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
- All manuscripts submitted for publication should be prepared in accordance with the instructions to authors defined by the Editorial Board. The manuscripts that do not correspond to the requirements would be rejected. Authors of manuscripts rejected are allowed to resubmit their manuscripts only once.
- All manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Board go through a double-blind peer review process.
- The Editorial Board cannot enter into correspondence about papers rejected.
Authorship implies responsibility and accountability for published work.
Our intellectual property rights protection policy (copyright protection policy) implies that the author submitting manuscript to be considered for publication do not infringe the copyrights of others.
Plagiarism is treated as the deliberate or reckless representation of another’s words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own. Duplicate publication, or self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. By submitting manuscript to the Editorial Board of “Terra Economicus”, author accepts that his or her manuscript is screened for plagiarism against previously published works.
Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized will incur plagiarism sanctions:
- immediate rejection of the submitted manuscript or published article;
- prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions.
Researcher’s misunderstanding, or unconscious errors caused by the nature of research process, that are not faked-up by the researcher; the conflict data, differences in interpretation of findings and experimental developments, are not to be considered as copyright infringement or authorship violation.
Preventing violations of authors’ copyrights and intellectual property rights imply:
- using software that help to identify plagiarism automatically or in cases when suspicion arises;
- authors’ support in cases of their copyright infringement;
- willingness to protect copyrights and apply the legal penalties for copyright infringement.
To ensure objectivity, thorough examination of each case of copyright infringement should be made, and the arguments of all parties involved should be concerned.