Publication Ethics

The JMER is closely following the compliance of the publishing process to the highest academic standards. We are guided by the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the excellence of internationally recognised leading academic publishing houses.  

The Ethics Policy provisions of the JMER are the following:

  • Editorial Board is responsible for cultivating the balance between excellence of academic research and freedom of its expression;
  • Decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication are based only on the paper’s
  • importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the JMER;
  • Research superiority of submitted papers is always ahead of commercial interests of the editorial team of the JMER;
  • At any time authors of already published papers have the right to request of clarification or correction of their papers supported by an explanation;
  • Editorial Board are strongly committed to the principles of editorial independence. It means that  all decisions made by the Editorial Board are based solely on the quality of the submitted papers and do not depend on any other factors;
  • Editor-in-chief is responsible for coordinating of publishing process, starting from preliminary paper review and ending with final decision about papers. The final decision is based on the relevance of submitted paper for the readers, its contribution to the current literature in the field and soundness of the scientific findings. The editor-in-chief follows the recommendations on the publishing process developed by the Editorial Board, including prohibition on plagiarism, copyright infringement and defamation and guided by applied ethics and human rights principles;
  • Editorial Board is responsible for providing instructions for authors which should clearly state what is expected of authors and what the JMER will do in cases of suspected misconduct such as plagiarism or data fabrication;
  • Editorial Board is responsible for assessing and judging how well the manuscripts fit within the goodness of fit of the JMER scope and manner.  Every judgement has to be provided with respective explanation;
  • Editorial Board of the JMER is responsible for clarification of the double-blind peer-review procedure to both the authors and the reviewers;
  • Editorial Board is responsible for revision of academic publishing rules and double-blind-peer-review procedures of the JMER annually, additional changes can be introduced in accordance with the changes of the world academic publishing procedure and COPE regulations;
  • In case of detecting plagiarism, Editorial Board will inform the author about it and give right to make corrections in the paper and send it again to the journal;   
  • In case plagiarism or other misconduct is reported externally, the Editorial Board will request evidence of this and conduct board investigation. If an evidence of plagiarism will be detected by the Editorial Board, respective information will be posted on the JMER web-site and respective article will be deleted from the on-line issue;
  • The Editorial Board is responsible for informing the international databases and catalogues on the cases of plagiarism and deleting the respective articles from on-line issues;
  • In case of conflict of interests takes place, the Editorial board will apply COPE regulations to resolve them.