Publishing Ethics

The Journal of Lviv Polytechnic National University. Series of Economics and Management Issues journal strives for an objective and fair evaluation of the submitted manuscripts and prevents any actual or potential conflict of interest among editors, reviewers and authors.

Тhe Editorial Board meets well-known international principles of publishing ethics, reflection, attention in the recommendations of the Committee on Ethics of Scientific Publications (COPE), Handbook on Ethics of Scientific Publications (Publishing Ethics Resource Kit) by Elsevier, Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications.


Ethical obligations of Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief

The Editorial Board should consider all manuscripts offered for publication, judging each on its merits without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, or institutional affiliation of the author (authors).

The Editorial Board should consider manuscripts submitted for publication with all reasonable speed.

The Editorial Board can accept articles for publication or reject them. Manuscripts may be rejected if the Editorial Board is guided by the policy of the journal (compliance with scientific specialization, compliance with basic requirements, literacy and professionalism of the language, etc.).

The Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, religious or institutional affiliation of the author (authors) or political philosophy. The decisions are based on the paper’s importance and originality, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope.

The Editor-in-Chief does not allow plagiarism articles to be published.

The Editor-in-Chief ensures that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments.

The Editor-in-Chief protects the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers. Unpublished materials will not be used by the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Board for their own research purposes.


Ethical responsibilities of Reviewers

 Peer review should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should notify the Editor-in-Chief of any personal biases they may have towards the article, and refuse to review it in accordance with their negative attitude.

Reviewers should respect the intellectual independence of authors and express their opinions clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers should adequately explain their comments on the author's research so that editors and authors can understand all the comments.

Reviewers check the quality of the manuscript, assessing the validity of the methodology and research procedure. They should also be vigilant for any unethical practice in research or plagiarism. If appropriate, they may recommend revisions and re-submission of an article.

Reviewers should be consulted with the Editor-in-Chief before agreeing to review an article in the case of any conflicts of interest as a result of a competitive, collaborative or other relationship with any of the authors.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the authors directly without permission from the Editor-in-Chief.


Authors Responsibilities

The Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the Authors have issued the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not allowed. Republishing the same research in different languages is not allowed.

Authorship must belong to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the submitted study. All those who have made substantial contributions should be listed as co-Authors.

When the Author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the Author's obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper if deemed necessary by the Editor.

Authors are allowed to host their articles in various repositories, electronic archives with reference to the source.