Publication Ethics

These Ethical Standards are designed to provide a set of minimum standards to Publication Ethicss of International Journal of Public Administration, Management and Economic Development (IJPAMED). The Guidelines were developed in response to requests for guidance about a wide range of increasingly complex ethical issues. Its purpose is to help authors identify and support such practices and to develop an awareness of ethical writing.

We declare the Editorial Board and Editorial Office of IJPAMED follows the rules of ethical behaviour. The Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

We would like to emphasize to authors (current and prospective) that all reviewers, in-house and guest editors keep rules to the provisions under COPE which we treat as the most essential for our work. The Editorial Board follows the best practice guidelines of COPE and do the best to provide a set of minimum COPE standards (

The Editorial Board of International Journal of Public Administration, Management and Economic Development follows the rules on academic writing and academic ethics, according to the work by Miguel Roig (2003, 2006): Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, available online at


The Editor is responsible for deleting all identification of contribution which could identify authors, affiliation and acknowledgement before sending to review process.

The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be send to the review process as well. Editors' decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based on the paper's importance, originality and clarity, and the study's validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.

Editors are responsible for scaning all submitted papers in order to detect plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, the paper is rejected from publication.


Authors are required to confirm that they and their co-authors all meet the journal's criteria for authorship, and that nobody who meets these criteria has been omitted from the list.

All the listed authors have agreed all of the contents, including the author list and author contributions statements. The corresponding author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been reached, that all authors have agreed to be so listed and approved the manuscript submission to the journal, and for managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors, before and after publication. Authors are required to include a statement of responsibility in the manuscript that specifies the contribution of every author. Authorship provides credit for a researcher's contributions to a study and carries accountability.


The reviewers do not have access to see authorship, affiliation and acknowledgement. Reviewers should bear in minds that are asked for critical review contains confidential information, which should be treated as such. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers must not have conflicts of interest with respect to the presented research. The reviewers are asked to control plagiarism.


The editor is committed to uphold the integrity of the literature and publishes editorially significant correction dependent on the situation. In all cases, the original articles are replaced with corrected version.