Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
These are the statements of ethics for the BIMP-EAGA Journal of Regional Development adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) covering the code of ethics for the authors, reviewers, editorial board members, and Editor-in-Chief.
Ensure that only new, original, and unpublished work is submitted.
The work is not a reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
The work has not currently been submitted to be reviewed or considered by other journals.
Inform the Editor-in-Chief of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
Ensure that the work present significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work.
Must disclose any conflict of interest before agreeing to review a submission.
Can refuse to review any submission due to inadequate of knowledge.
Review all submissions with objectivity, fairness, and professionalism.
Report any ethical misconduct while reviewing a submission to the Editor-in-Chief for further action.
Ensure the originality of a submission of plagiarism and redundant publication.
Must not discuss or disclose the content of a submission.
Complete the review within the time allocated. Requests for extension to review the submission can be granted at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
Contribute actively to the development of the journal.
Act as ambassadors for the journal to continuously support and promote the journal.
Review any work assigned.
Evaluate manuscripts solely based on intellectual merit.
Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and details on the manuscripts to people involved in the publishing process is based on need to know basis.
Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/increase the image and visibility of the journal.
Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.
Authors submit only original work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. To check for plagiarism, submitted manuscripts with checked with appropriate software will be used by the editorial team. Work from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.
CLARITY OF REPORTING
Results must be state clearly, truthfully, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.The methodology should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.
AUTHORSHIP AND COLLABORATION
Name of authors in a manuscript should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the work. Others can be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author need to ensure that only relevant co-authors are included on the manuscript.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.