Publication ethics

Terms of publicity ethics the scientific economic journal “Visnyk of the Berdyansk University of Management and Business” developed in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ( respectively with such documents:

    Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors;

    Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

According to the specified documents, the editorial board of the scientific economic journal “Visnyk of the Berdyansk University of Management and Business” has approved ethical standards that are mandatory for all participants involved in the publication of scientific materials (editorial board members, authors as well as reviewers and publishers).

Editorial Board is directly responsible for the prevention of fraudulent practices in publishing activities. All articles that do not comply with the following principles, it means that, if at any stage (even after the publication) would be revealed dishonesty or unethical behavior of participants, will be immediately withdrawn.

    Editorial Board

Editorial Board Members have the following responsibilities:

    consider all manuscript materials provided by the author, and to make an objective decision on the possibility of their publication, based on the relevance and reliability of the study, as well as compliance with the profile of the journal;

    respect the author regardless of gender, race, or other subjective qualities;

    respect the author’s intellectual property rights without allowing the disclosure of research data or their personal use without the consent of the author;

    exclude from the publication materials, which contain falsification of results and plagiarism, as well as repeated copying of information and false attribution of authorship;   

    ensure confidentiality and anonymity of manuscript review;

    involve in reviewing articles exclusively particularized high-class specialists.


The author ‒ is a person who has made his or her own individual contribution to the formation and interpretation of the research results. The author who submits the manuscript for publication and distribution in the scientific community is obliged to:

    rely omly on accurate and true data, as well as their objective interpretation, without initially making false and fraudulent claims about the results achieved;

    not submit the manuscript materials for publication in more than one journal, nor participate in multiple and duplicate publications, which are regarded as self-plagiarism;

    disclose all sources of financial or other support for the study, on whose results the manuscript was prepared, with a separate indication of the role and contribution of each party;

    textual and graphic information obtained from published research results of other persons should be provided with reference to the relevant work. In addition, works of a similar nature, the results of which have influenced the course of the study, should be published in the list of references;

    in case of significant inaccuracies or wrong decisions, or published manuscript, the editorial board of the Collection should be informed about this in order to correct, refute or withdraw the work;

    in case of making the editorial board decision to publish the manuscript, the author reserves the right to its text without any restrictions, and agrees to the transfer of the right to its publication and distribution (in electronic and paper version), including the placement of bibliographic information in databases scientific citation and on the Journal’s website are freely available.


The reviewer is responsible for observing the following basic principles:

    carry out confidential scientific examination of the copyrighted materials of the manuscript, which is intended to improve its quality and help the editorial board to decide on the possibility of publishing of the results of the conducted research;

    the author / co-author of the manuscript cannot act as its reviewer;

    to refuse from the review in case of insufficient qualification for this purpose or inability to submit a review of the manuscript in the specified terms;

    to guarantee maximum objectivity of the review based on the relevance, scientific importance, reliability and novelty of the results of the study conducted by the author.

    any criticisms of a subjective nature arised regarding the personal attitude of the author or any other reasons are unacceptable and inadmissible;

    to report all cases of possible conflict of interest;

    do not keep copies of the manuscript and transfer the materials to others.

In addition, the information provided in the peer-reviewed manuscript may not be used in its research until published without the consent of the author:

    to check the clarity of the presentation of the reviewed material and the presence in it of references to all used information from previously published works;

    to substantiate their conclusions on the peer-reviewed manuscript so that the objectivity and legitimacy of the author and the members of the editorial board are understood;

    to inform the members of the editorial board if the peer-reviewed manuscript bears close resemblance to previously published articles, like cases of plagiarism.

    Conflict of interests

All participants in the publication process (manuscript authors, editorial board members and reviewers) should report any conflict of interest related to potential competition, as well as their personal or other relationships. The authors are directly responsible for the absence of any conflicts of interest during the preparation of the manuscript. It is the responsibility of the editorial board and the reviewers to ensure that the manuscript provided by the authors is objective and independent. In the event of a conflict at this stage, the persons concerned must delegate their authority to other members of the editorial board or reviewers.

    Procedure for challenging the decision of the Editorial Board

The author has the right to appeal the decision of the editorial board to reject the article or if its neccessary to correct the text at the instruction of the reviewer. In case of such situation, the author should send a request stating the problem and proving his position in the name of the head editor of the journal. The head editor, after he or she has read the claim, sends the article for additional review or informs the author about the validity of the reviewer’s remarks and the neccesity of correction the article.

In the case of proven signs of plagiarism or falsification of data, the article is rejected without the right of new filing.