Journal Socio-Economic Analysis

Code of Ethics

Ethics rules

Concerning work of Socia-еconomic Аnalyses journal


            The present Ethics rules are applicable between the editors of Social-economic Analyses and the journal’s authors as well as between the editors and the reviewers that have to analyze defined for publication papers. The purpose of these rules is to guarantee following of high ethical standards, implemented both in the national science environment and the international science society.  The editorial department of Social-economic Analyses journal demands from its authors scientific works that:

·     Are single works of their representing authors

·     Are written with respect to the scientific achievements of the quoted authors

·     Are presented for publishing in accordance with the standards accepted in Social-economic Analyses journal concerning quotes that are an annex to these Ethics rules.

·     In cases when co-authorship represents the contribution and the responsibilities of each author for the conclusions in that work.

·     Are not published elsewhere, except in foreign scientific editions and in a foreign language.

·     Are represented for publishing with an author’s letter where it is declared that this work is in correspondence with the requirements of these Ethics rules. 

·     It is not allowed the assessment of the characteristics of presented for publishing work to be done by a member of the editorial council who has not signed a declaration for lack of conflict of interests with that author and that is not prejudiced to the scientific assets of the author.

            The editorial department will not publish works that:

·    Contain attacks or disrespect to work of other authors. The disputes should contain  scientific arguments and to be adhered to the highest standard of keeping the authors’ authority of the criticized scientific theses.

·    In deviation of scientific conscientiousness principle clearly represent biased  political views

·     Are in deviation both with their conclusions and their tone from the basic values of the Bulgarian Constitution low.

The editorial council of the Social-economic Analyzes journal has decided specific requirements to be applied for accepting articles, studies and scientific messages for edition in Social-economic Analyzes journal (including its electronic version), as of  01.01.2016  

            The authors of Social-economic Analyzes journal are responsible for the originality and scientific contributions of their publications..

            If violations of these Ethics rules are found on behalf of the editor or if the editor finds that the presented work does not cover the basic standards of scientific contribution, the case is brought to the attention of the editorial council. The publication is brought back to the author with marking the violations or findings defined. The author has an objection right, that is to be discussed by the editorial council and after that pronounces its final decision. If it is necessary or in case of dispute in the editorial department, the chief editor has the right to choose reviewers for giving additional opinion both about the originality and the scientific value of the publication. The editorial department does not give to third parties information about rejected works, despite of the reason for being rejected.

            Each author has the right to withdraw himself the work that is to be published not later than the beginning of prepress preparation. 

            The editorial council puts to debate all the signals of violation of these Ethics rules in published articles. The author is invited to put down his arguments. If the editorial council appraises that a work in violation of these Ethics rules has been published, it apologizes to the readers in the next edition of the journal.

            These Ethics rules are in agreement with the members of the editorial council of Social-economic Analyzes journal. 

The above principles and rules of ethical conduct have been adopted by the Editorial Board. They retain their validity in all situations and must be observed by all parties involved in the journal’s publication and circulation.

Socio-Economic Analysis  is following an instant policy on rejection those received papers with plagiarism rate of more than 15%. So, All of authors and contributors well be checking before submission to making assurance of following our anti-plagiarism policies. 

Socio-Economic Analysis  is fully open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Benefits of open access for authors, include:  
  • Free access for all users worldwide;  
  • Authors retain copyright to their work;  
  • Increased visibility and readership;  
  • Rapid publication;   
  • No spatial constraints.

Duties of the Publisher

The publisher takes the responsibility to promote these guidelines to all persons, involved in creating and producing all the scientific journals and other publications, issued by Socio-Economic Analysis. The guidelines are to be endorsed by editors, reviewers and authors as part of our common efforts to provide objective and valuable information to all who are interested in reading and gathering knowledge from it. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation. If necessary, this includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or - in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining own digital archive. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.


Duties of the Editors 

The editors of Socio-Economic Analysis accept and evaluate manuscripts on the basis of their academic value (originality, clarity, actuality, relevance) with no regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, political or religious philosophy, social or institutional affiliation. All decisions for editing or publishing texts are taken by the journal team without other party influence. The Editor-in-Chief has the authority over the journal content and timing of publication.

The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers - experts in the respective field. The decision for publication is based on the manuscript importance and value, reviewers’ comments and recommendations and conformity with the journal requirements and guidelines.

The editors should always consider the interests of the authors and the readers when working on publication improvement or making corrections when needed.

Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the people, directly involved in the evaluation and publication process - corresponding author, reviewers or the publisher.

Editors and editorial board members will not use or provide to third parties unpublished information of a manuscript without the authors’ written consent. Information, obtained as a result of handling the manuscript is seen as confidential and will not be used in someone’s personal favor. Editors declare that will not participate in process of considering manuscripts that may result in conflicts of interest – including but not only on competitive, collaborative base, or other relationships/connections with author or connected institution. In such case the affected editor will ask another member of the editorial board to handle the manuscript.

Editors will react on eventual misconduct with no matter a paper is published or unpublished, and will take the necessary responsive measures if necessary - correction, retraction, expression of concern or other note as may be relevant


Duties of Reviewers 

Any 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 (on exceptional and specific circumstances). This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation. Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript should immediately declare their conflicts of interest to the editors so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Peer review (double-blind) is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and a milestone of scientific endeavor. Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving their manuscripts. Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and notify the editors – also of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript of which they have personal knowledge. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.


Duties of Authors

All submitted manuscripts should be original research works that have not been published or submitted for review in other journals. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable. Only persons who made significant contributions to the conception, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study, drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content, or are involved in submitting the final version of the paper and its submission for publication, should be listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content. Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and they have appropriately cited all used work and/or words of other authors. Plagiarism in all its forms is seen as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should also disclose any conflicts of interest (including financial) that might influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed and the results, followed by an objective discussion of the significance of the work. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and respond promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and copyright permissions. Authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal when asked to. If authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct or retract the paper. If a third party reports 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 may be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable.

Authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals after publication – with respect to the proprietary legal rights and data authorship 



No-one else is permitted to use or reproduce someone else’s work in any way without the expressed permission of the creator or their representative. This applies to any reproduction of a work, whether found in print or online.

Assignation of rights
The authors publishing in  Journal are asked to assign non-exclusive rights to the publisher, since Socio-Economic Analysis  is an open access journal. The author is allowed to disseminate their work on other platforms, but are restricted from simultaneous publication with another publisher for a period of 1 years, especially if it is a new publication. The 
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