The Editorial Board of the Strategizing: Theory and Practice is guided by the principles of publication ethics, developed on the basis of international standards:
The editorial policy of the Journal is based on respect for the copyright.The Publisher ensures independent and conscientious consideration of all submitted manuscripts, without prejudice to the ethnic, religious, or social status of their Authors and regardless of any commercial interests and relations with the Founder.
The main indicators of the high-quality research publications are thoroughness, honesty, unambiguity, completeness, balance, originality, and transparency.
The Publisher invites new Editorial Board members from highly qualified specialists who contribute to the development of the journal.
The Publisher seeks ways to provide best practices of peer review and editing.
The Publisher guarantees that all manuscripts are checked for plagiarism, fakes, and duplicates.
The Editorial Board shall promptly examine each complaint about any possible unethical behavior and undertake appropriate measures.
The Publisher and the Editorial Board are always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, rebuttals, and apologies.
The Editors are responsible for providing Authors with relevant information, which they publish and update online.
The Editors ensures independent and conscientious consideration of all submitted manuscripts, without prejudice to the ethnic, religious, or social status of their Authors and regardless of any commercial interests and relations with the Founder.
The Editors check submissions for unauthorized borrowings from open sources via Antiplagiat and Crossref Similarity Check. Should multiple unauthorized borrowings be detected, the Editors follow the COPE algorithm.
The Editors ensure confidentiality, which means that the submitted manuscript cannot be demonstrated to anyone other than the respective Authors, Reviewers, Editorial Consultants, and the Publisher.
The Editors ensure that rejected manuscripts will not be used in the board members’ own research without the written consent of the author.
The Editorial Board shall promptly examine each complaint about any possible unethical behavior of the Authors and undertake appropriate measures. Should unethical behavior be confirmed, the Editors have the right to refuse to publish the article, cease further cooperation with the author, publish a retraction, or take other necessary measures to further curb the unethical behavior of the Author in question.
Should an error be detected, they publish amendments as soon as possible. When the online version of the article is corrected, it is provided with the correction date and a reference to the errata published.
The Authors shall guarantee that the submitted manuscript contains authentic results that have never been published and are not being reviewed by other journals. Deliberately erroneous or falsified data and conclusions are unacceptable.
Authors are free to post the initial draft of their manuscript on such public preprint servers as bioRxiv, arXiv, or in any related repository. In this case they should inform the Editors and provide a link to the preprint. However, they cannot post their article on preprint servers if it has already been published in Strategizing: Theory and Practice or improved to meet the requirements of the Editors or Reviewers, as it might be regarded as a duplicate publication. When citing an article published in Strategizing: Theory and Practice, the Author should provide it with a link to the official page of the article on the Journal's website.
The Authors are required to refer to other studies as correctly and accurately as possible by specifying the original source in the references. A word-to-word citation or periphrasis of the Author’s own publications is unacceptable: they can only be used as a basis for the new findings.
The Authors must follow the applicable laws on copyright protection. Materials protected by copyright, e.g., tables, figures, or large citations, may be reproduced only with the permission of their respective owners.
The Authors cannot copy references from other publications if they are not familiar with the original source. Quotes and references must be accurate and formatted in accordance with the requirements.
Authors ensure that the list of authors includes only those individuals who have made significant contributions to the work, and that no researcher deserving authorship has been excluded from the list of authors.
In determining the authorship and contribution, the editorial office follows the authorship criteria developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors must meet all four criteria:
1. Substantial contribution to the concept or design of the research, data acquisition, analysis, or interpretation;
2. Drafting or revising for important intellectual content;
3. Final approval of the version to be published;
4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the research and cooperation in any questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work.
People that do not fall for any one of these categories but contributed to the research should be mentioned in the Acknowledgments paragraph.
The Corresponding Author shall guarantee that all the co-authors have seen the final version of the manuscript, approved it, and agreed to its submission.
The Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interests that could affect the evaluation and interpretation of their manuscript. The sources of financial support for the project (grants, state programs, projects, etc.) are to be indicated in the manuscript.
The Authors are required to immediately notify the Editor in the event of an error in any work filed by them for publication, accepted for publication, or already published, and contribute to its correction. Should the Editor be informed about an error by a third party, the Authors are to promptly correct the error or justify it.
The Authors have exclusive rights to the published article, which is indicated by the Copyright sign © on the title page of the article.
All papers published in the Journal fall under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
The online version of the Journal is published in open assess, which means that articles can be read, downloaded, copied, forwarded, printed, and referenced, provided the authorship is mentioned properly.
The Editor-in-chief is responsible for the development and improvement of the Journal, including the quality of published materials, meeting the needs of Readers and Authors, and making a significant contribution to the development of science. in key areas of global, national, regional and industrial development strategy.
The Editor-in-chief makes a decision on the publication of materials, guided by the following main criteria: correspondence of the manuscript to the subject of the Journal; relevance, novelty, and scientific significance; scientific style; reliability, completeness, etc. The decision is based on all the comments of the independent Reviewers. The quality of the research and its relevance are the basis for the publication decision.
The Editor-in-chief / Deputy Editor-in-chief guarantees an independent and thorough review of all submissions without prejudice to the ethnic, religious, or social status of their Authors and regardless of any commercial interests and relations with the Founder.
Manuscripts are the private property of the Authors and are classified as confidential information. They cannot be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author.
The Editor-in-chief / Deputy Editor-in-chief has the right to reject an article with signs of slander, insult, plagiarism or copyright infringement.
The Editor-in-chief / Deputy Editor-in-chief selects independent reviewers with sufficient experience and no conflict of interests.
The Editor-in-chief / Deputy Editor-in-chief decides whether to accept or reject the article for publication based on all the comments of independent reviewers. The final editorial reasoned decision is emailed to the authors. The Editors take all necessary measures in case of a conflict.
The Editorial Board guarantees a confidential, independent, honest, and objective review of all manuscripts.
The peer review contributes to editorial decisions and helps the Author to improve the manuscript. Based on the Review, the Editorial Board makes a decision to accept the manuscript for publication, return it to the author for revision, or reject it.
To be published, the manuscript must be approved of by two independent Reviewers appointed by the Editor-in-chief / Deputy Editor-in-chief. Double-blind peer review may be conducted by the members of the Editorial Board or recognized academic experts (doctors or professors) in the field who have recently published a research paper on a relevant topic.
Reviewing procedure is confidential. Violation of confidentiality is impossible unless the reviewer declares unreliability or counterfeiting of the article's materials.
The Reviewers guarantee the confidentiality, independence, honesty, and objectivity. The Reviewer can reject the manuscript before the peer review stage if it is found to be of poor quality or does not meet the formatting requirements. This decision is made fairly and impartially.
The Reviewers shall provide a review within the time specified by the editors or notify the editor if the deadline is impossible.
The Reviewers shall provide an objective peer review. Any personal criticism of the Author is unacceptable, as stated in the COPE protocol. All the conclusions should be well-grounded and provided with links to authoritative sources.
Should the Reviewer detect that the manuscript was based on other studies which the author failed to mention in the references, the Reviewer shall inform the Editor about it. Reviewers are obliged to inform the Editor about any resemblance or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other previously published researchers.
The Reviewers have no right to use unpublished manuscript materials in their own research without the written consent of the Author.
The Reviewers cannot examine the manuscript if they find themselves unqualified or biased, or in case a conflict of interests arises because of competitive, cooperative, or other relationship with the author or organization related to the research.
If the Reviewer raises the issue of the accuracy of the data or the advisability of publication, the Author is given an opportunity to respond.
The Reviewers are informed about the requirements or any changes in the editorial policy.
The Editors do not reveal any personal data concerning the Reviewers.
Strategizing: Theory and Practice adheres to the policy of correcting errors, typos, or inaccuracies, should they be detected in publications.
If the Authors detect an error, typo, or inaccuracy in their published article, they must immediately report this to the Editorial Board.
The Editors are free to make the following post-publication corrections:
An addendum is made if the Authors find out they unintentionally omitted important information, data, or results, e.g., affiliation, grant number, method, research object, etc.
An addendum is published as an appendix that reports on previously omitted information. It is published in the printed and electronic versions of the current issue with the article number. The original article remains unchanged but acquires a hyperlink to the addendum.
An erratum is a formatting correction or other non-scientific error that results in an ambiguity that affects understanding or prevents citation, e.g., spelling or factual error in the title / the name of the author / affiliation / e-mail; missing or fuzzy numbers in the text, tables, or figures; a missing or misspelled word; a typo in the formula or in its interpretation, etc. These corrections are made right in the online article, and a message about the erratum and its correction is published on the website in the current issue.
Minor errors that do not affect the meaning or comprehension require no erratum.
Corrections are changes that may affect the scientific interpretation of the content, e.g., changing data in tables and figures, adding new text, adding new information to objects and methods, changing equations, conclusions, etc. Corrections should be evaluated by the Reviewer but the final decision belongs to the Editor-in-chief. Corrections are published in the current issue as a separate publication with a link to the original article. The original article remains unchanged but acquires a hyperlink to the correction.
Retraction of a published article is considered to be the last resort in case some previously unknown facts were revealed after the review stage. In this case, the Editorial Board follows the COPE algorithm and the Decree issued by the Society of Science Editors and Publishers.
Retraction can be initiated by Authors, Readers, Reviewers, Editors, or Publisher by appealing to the Editorial Board.
A mandatory investigation begins, should the Publisher, Editorial Board, Editor-in-chief, Reviewers, or Authors violate the rules of publication ethics in relation to both published and unpublished material.