Central European Economic
Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal. All articles undergo a
double-blind peer review process. CEEJ does not charge for the publishing
process nor for the approval of the text for publication. All papers are
available in electronic version (eISSN 2543-6821), both at the
Sciendo (DeGruyter) Open platform
For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal
editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon
standards of expected ethical behavior. The ethics statements for the
European Economic Journal are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics
(COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which
articles submitted to the journal should be published, and, moreover, is
accountable for everything published in the journal. In making these decisions,
the editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board as
well as by legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and
plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers when making
publication decisions. The editor should maintain the integrity of the academic
record, preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical
standards, and always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications,
retractions and apologies when needed.
The editor should evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content without
regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin,
citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). The editor will not
disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other
than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances
the editorial board members, as appropriate.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about
a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author,
reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as
The editor will be guided by COPE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when
considering retracting, issuing expressions of concern about, and issuing
corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in the
European Economic Journal.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used
in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept
confidential and not used for personal advantage.
The editor is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other
commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
The editor should seek to ensure a fair and appropriate peer review
process. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor,
associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and
consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest
resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or
connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions
connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose
relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are
revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be
taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections
and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and
publication misconduct. Editors should pursue reviewer and editorial
misconduct. An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical
complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through
the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in
improving the manuscript.
Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported
in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should
immediately notify the editor so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential
documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except if
authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author
is unacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited
by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had
been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A
reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity
or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published
data of which they have personal knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept
confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider
evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from
competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of
the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the submission.
Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate
account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its
significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the
manuscript. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit
others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements
constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works,
and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been
appropriately cited or quoted.
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially
the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel
submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes
unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors
should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the
nature of the reported work.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant
contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the
reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be
listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain
substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors
(according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are
included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have
seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its
submission for publication.
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any
unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these
in the manuscript.
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other
substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results
or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for
the project should be disclosed.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own
published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editor
or publisher and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish
an appropriate erratum.
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 and to amend the article in
question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most
severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work.
University of Warsaw, Poland
Advisory Board Chairman
University of Queensland, Australia
Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Anna Maria Ferragina
University of Salerno, Italy
Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
University of Vermont, USA
Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA, Canada
open access journal
University of Warsaw,
Faculty of Economic Sciences,
00-241 Warsaw, Poland