Duties of Editors

The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management and Quality is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. The final decision will be based on the manuscripts’ importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal’s scope.
Submitted papers are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author and reviewers.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor, reviewers or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author’s explicit written consent.and specific circumstances). This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

Duties of Authors

All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper.
Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Research fraud refers to publications that report results and draw conclusions from data that are not generated by the study (fabrication) or are generated by manipulating the data (falsification). These offences are also applicable to images that are modified to conceal the truth.

Duties of Reviewers

Journal of Management al Quality journal publishes peer-reviewed articles because 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(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher).

The manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated as such; they must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief (who would only do so under exceptional and specific circumstances). This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.