Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement
ASMMR ensures transparency and standards in its all publications. Society follows the double blind peer review (double-blind review) process. Society accepts manuscripts of a diverse category including; empirical research papers, literature reviews, case studies, creative concepts and applications, book reviews, industry reviews, commentaries, and other thought-provoking manuscripts are encouraged.
We at ASMMR are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. ASMMR follows no plagiarism and no fraudulent policy. We maintain complete academic record of all submission (rejected/accepted). ASMMR also ensures the editorial members completely implement ethical standards. We will consider the adjustments in published work like corrections, clarifications when required. In addition, ASMMR will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Overall we strive to align with COPE standards throughout the process of review and publication.
The double blind peer review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the double blind peer review process, ASMMR has an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism. Manuscripts on the basis of random/partial/suspicion go through plagiarism check. If plagiarism is found or reported paper will be rejected regardless of its stage of publication.
Once the manuscript is submitted, it will be critically analyzed by the editors and an international editorial board of research experts to guarantee the thought-provoking, in-depth contribution to cover the arena. Manuscripts making contribution to the existing body of knowledge of marketing and management will be preferred to send for double blind peer review. Once reviewed, authors will be communicated with the reviewers decision (accept with/without revision/rejection). It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all stakeholders in publishing with ASMMR: the author, the editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society itself.
Following are the ethical standards for all stakeholders involved in publication process.
Duties of Authors
- Authors should oblige the review process which is double blind peer-reviewed.
- Authors should provide a complete list of references and acknowledge the donors if research is funded by a funding body.
- Authors have to maintain the originality and must avoid plagiarism
- Authors have to avoid multiple, redundant or concurrent publication like one research should not be published in more than one journal
- Authors should provide access to editors/reviewers to data; if required.
- Authors must avoid fundamental errors in published works
- Authors should acknowledgement of sources for writing manuscripts
- Authors are responsible to manage the authorship matters of manuscripts and make sure to limit the authorship to those who made significant contribution to the paper
- Authors should ensure no hazards to human or animal subjects
- If manuscript accepted, authors have to sign a statement to ensure that the work is completely original and don’t contain any conflicts
Duties of Editors
- Editors should avoid any kind of discrimination (authors' race, gender, citizenship, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or political philosophy)
- Editors have the complete authority to accept or reject an article based on the review of two subject experts reviewers
- Editors must not influence the reviewers during the process of review
- Editors should avoid any kind of conflict in accepting or rejecting articles
- Editor(s) have to communicate the publication decision to authors fairly, timely and in an appropriate manner.
- Editor(s) have to maintain the complete confidentiality between authors, reviewers and publishers
- Editor(s) have to play fairly his role.
- Editor(s) have to manage the disclosure and conflicts of interests.
- Editor(s) have to be involved and cooperate in all sorts of investigations required.
Duties of Peer Reviewers
- Reviewers should play fairly in providing their judgment
- Reviewers have to maintain the complete confidentiality and standards of objectivity in reviewing the articles
- Reviewers should provide guidance in improving the quality of paper like providing methodological guidance or references of important work to be cited.
- Reviewers have to contribute and cooperate in editorial decisions and queries
- Reviewers should respond to editors/authors questions and queries promptly
- Reviewers should also acknowledge the sources used in review process.
ASMMR will ensure to that each of stakeholders will follow the above guidelines and if ASMMR finds any violations in its publications (journals, conference proceedings and cases) will immediately address these issues. However if there are some severe cases, then following sanctions will be applied:
- 1. Removal of manuscripts from ASMMR record regardless of its stage of publication or review
- 2. Block future submissions from authors and removal from any other position like reviewer etc.
- 3. Any additional action/sanctions can be imposed by ASMMR to ensure the maintenance of these ethical and updated standards
We at ASMMR are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, ASMMR will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Overall we strive to align with COPE standards throughout the process of review and publication.