Publication Ethics

The Asian Journal of Applied Economics (AJAE) adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All instances of ethical misconducts shall be treated seriously in accordance to the COPE guidelines. 

The editorial team of AJAE:

  • Must not disclose any information related to a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher throughout the review process.

  • Should ensure the quality of the material they publish and be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, and apologies when needed.

  • Should strive to prevent misconduct in published and unpublished work related to: plagiarism of other works, data fabrication and/or falsification, manuscripts with duplicate submissions, ghost authors, and citation manipulation. An article corresponding to the aforementioned violations must be withdrawn or retracted from the journal.

  • Should provide clear guidance to reviewers regarding their expected roles and responsibilities. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to this code.

  • Must not exploit information obtained from the review process for personal benefit.

The reviewers should:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all information and documents in the review process and should not use the information obtained for their own advantage.

  • Provide timely and unbiased evaluations of the manuscripts to the editorial office based on their expertise.

  • Advise the Editors in cases of possible misconduct related to manuscripts, such as plagiarism of other works, data fabrication and/or falsification, ghost authors, and citation manipulation.

  • Decline to review a manuscript if they realize potential conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest include competitive, collaborative, or any other relationship with the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript under review.

The authors should:

  • Ensure that the submitted manuscript is their original work, properly citing and providing adequate details.

  • Avoid plagiarism of other works, refrain from data fabrication and/or falsification, prevent duplicate submissions, abstain from using ghost authors, and refrain from engaging in citation manipulation.

  • Provide sufficient information about all authors involved in the manuscript.

  • Properly acknowledge research funding and disclose any financial or other interests or connections.