Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

 

Economia Aziendale Online  ... is a meeting place for those who believe in Economia Aziendale ... and also for those who take a critical approach to it.

It is a Scientific Community that is inspired by the following principles:

  • the Knowledge of the Community is advanced by "pooling" the individual knowledge of many individuals;

  • the Knowledge of the Community is strengthened through intellectual exchanges open to the outside;

  • it is the duty of the Community to educate young people and support reflection on the discipline's theoretical foundations;

  • it is the duty of the Community to welcome innovative ideas by encouraging young people in their research.

Economia Aziendale Online takes a comprehensive approach to the concept of Economia Aziendale, as a discipline whose object of study is the Firm in all its dimensions (broad interpretation that includes Business Administration, Management Science, Business Economics, Control theory, Accounting theory, end so on).

To understand, explain and control the economic behaviour in and of the firms - organized systems, permanent organizations, institutes - mainly through an approach characterized by internal economic descriptions (internal point of view) Economia Aziendale Online looks into, among other things:

  • the genetic and size factors
  • the institutional structures
  • the administrative processes
  • the flows and stocks of resources
  • the conditions of existence
  • the laws of economic equilibrium
  • the operational and control mechanisms
  • the criteria for making calculations and rational decisions
  • the management, organizational and data-gathering principles and instruments
  • and other factors as well

trying to determine, where possible, the system paradigm in its various configurations (in particular: dissipative or open systems, cybernetic systems, autopoietic systems, cognitive systems, self-organizing systems).

These pages are availabe to faculty, researchers, graduates, economic agents, men of learning who desire to inform the scientific community and the professional world

  • of the varied panorama of topics and research
  • of the multiplicity of dimensions to the research
  • of the variety of methodologies and instruments used
  • of the vast and differentiated literature
  • of the rich didactic content of the university and doctoral programs and teachings that characterize Economia Aziendale, strengthening, spreading and enriching the content of this discipline.

Economia Aziendale Online ... offers to academics, lecturers, business operators and students who are doing a doctorate or graduates, a qualified, unlimited and free space for the pulications of ideas, proposals, models, instruments and programmes which deals with specific themes of Economia Aziendale

Anyone can express their opinions and send innovative and creative papers for publication Online, as long as they are of interest to Economia Aziendale.

It is possible to contribute to the growth of Economia Aziendale Online in four different ways, according to the Section Policies.

 

Section Policies

Refereed Papers

The papers in this section are subjected to the judgement of Blind Referees in order to emphasize the quality of the work.

Contributions of those who want to compare their ideas with the experience of academics and experts in the various sectors are welcome.


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Principles

The papers published in this section deal with typical Themes of Economia Aziendale, or themes which are useful to Economia Aziendale.

This section mainly includes contributions from academics. For this reason they do not need any references.

We will be pleased to receive comments and observations, also critical ones, as long as they are motivated.


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Working Papers

This section publishes contributions which do not need references but should undergo an editorial refereeing process.

The Editorial Staff has the right not to publish works containing mistakes and/or omissions.

Unpublished papers can be reproposed once they have been corrected.


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Introduced Papers

This section welcomes contributions of academics and researchers who operate in similar field.


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Sezione Didattica

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SMOG Conference Proceedings - Esperienze a confronto in tema di rendicontazione sociale

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Editorial

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Conference Proceedings - European Integration New Challenges for the Romanian Economy

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Peer Review Process

Papers should not be published, nor they should be under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere.

Authors who fail to adhere to this condition will be charged with all costs which the Economia Aziendale Onlinen incurs and their paper will not be published.

Contributions to the Economia Aziendale Online must report original research and will be subject to peer-review.

Each submission for the Refereed Papers section undergoes a double-blind refereeing process.

Referees are asked to judge the suitability of submission according to 5 criteria (Significance, Quality and originality, Methods, Errors, Completeness of the bibliografy).

The process usually takes 6 weeks.

 

Code of Ethics

The journal Economia Aziendale Online aspires to select and publish, through peer review, the highest quality research in Business Administration, Management Science, Business Economics, Control theory, Accounting theory, and so on. In order to achieve this goal, the entire peer review and publication process should be thorough, objective and fair. Journal reputation depends heavily on the trust by all stakeholders in the fairness of the peer review and publication process. A formal code of ethics, outlining guidelines for good behavior and proposing solutions to ethical dilemmas facing Authors, Editors and Reviewers, can build stakeholder trust and improve journal reputation. With this goal in mind, the Economia Aziendale Online Code of Ethics is designed to be a comprehensive policy for peer review and publication ethics in Economia Aziendale Online. The Code describes Economia Aziendale Online's policies for ensuring the ethical treatment of all participants in the peer review and publication process. Economia Aziendale Online Authors, Editors and Reviewers are encouraged to study these guidelines and address any questions or concerns to the Editor-in-Chief, Piero Mella, at redazione@ea2000.it. These guidelines apply to manuscripts submitted to Economia Aziendale Online starting 1st June, 2013, and may be revised at any time by the Editor-in-Chief.

JIBS CODE OF ETHICS FOR AUTHORS

Originality:

When an Author submits a manuscript to Economia Aziendale Online, the manuscript must be an original work.

Authors must not submit the same work, in whole or in part, to two places of publication at the same time, or at any time while the manuscript is under review at Economia Aziendale Online. It is also improper for an Author to submit a manuscript describing essentially the same research to more than one place of publication, unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication. Thus, an Author may not submit to Economia Aziendale Online a work that is in whole or in part under review elsewhere, nor submit to another publication outlet a work that is in whole or in part under review at Economia Aziendale Online.

The manuscript must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, either in whole (including book chapters) or in part (including paragraphs of text or exhibits), whether in English or another language.

The only exception to the “originality” rule is a conference proceedings paper, where the paper is work in progress toward the manuscript submitted to Economia Aziendale Online. The Author must inform the Economia Aziendale Online Office of the conference proceedings paper, either in advance of or at the time of submission to the Journal, and, if requested by Economia Aziendale Online Office, send the conference proceedings paper to the Economia Aziendale Online Editor handling the manuscript.

If the manuscript contains materials that overlap with work that is previously published, that is in press, or that is under consideration for publication elsewhere, the Author must cite this work in the manuscript. The Author must also inform Economia Aziendale Online Office of the related work and, if requested, send the manuscript to the Editor.

Authors must explicitly cite their own earlier work and ideas, even when the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased in the manuscript. If exact sentences or paragraphs that appear in another work by the Author are included in the manuscript, the material should be put in quotation marks and appropriately cited in a way that does not compromise the double-blind review process.

The manuscript should identify the origin, and originality, of any proprietary, non-standard datasets used in the paper, for example, a primary dataset created by the Author using a survey. If the proprietary dataset has been used elsewhere by this or another Author the manuscript should cite these other works, whether published or not.

While self-citation is encouraged, Authors should avoid excessively citing their earlier works in order to inflate their citation count. Authors should also avoid self-citation that might violate the double-blind review process. If self-identifying information is unavoidable, the Author should include the information in the manuscript's Acknowledgements (which are not forwarded to the Reviewers) and also inform Economia Aziendale Online Managing Editor.

Authors should not submit a manuscript to Economia Aziendale Online that was previously submitted to Economia Aziendale Online, sent out for review, and rejected after review by a Economia Aziendale Online Editor. If an earlier version was previously rejected by Economia Aziendale Online, and the Author wishes to submit a revised version for review, this fact and the justification for resubmission should be clearly communicated by the Author to Economia Aziendale Online Editor at the time of submission. Only under rare circumstances will a second submission be permissible.

Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism:

All work in the manuscript should be free of any plagiarism, falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material.

Plagiarism takes many forms, from “passing off” another's paper as the Author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper without attribution, to claiming results from research conducted by others. Authors are expected to explicitly cite others' work and ideas, even if the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased. This standard applies whether the previous work is published, unpublished, or electronically available. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Redundancy (or “self-plagiarism”) is unacceptable publishing behavior. Redundancy can occur in at least two ways: (1) Authors recycle portions of their previous writings by using identical or nearly identical sentences or paragraphs from earlier writings in subsequent research papers, without quotation or acknowledgement; or (2) Authors create multiple papers that are slight variations on each other, which are submitted for publication in different journals but without acknowledgement of the other papers. Authors can and often do develop different aspects of an argument in more than one manuscript. However, manuscripts that differ primarily in appearance, but are presented as separate and distinct research without acknowledging other related work, constitute attempts (whether unintentional or deliberate) to deceive reviewers and readers by overinflating the intellectual contribution of the manuscript. Since publication decisions are influenced by the novelty and innovativeness of manuscripts, such deception is inappropriate and unethical.

Authors should minimize their recycling of previous writings. If recycling is unavoidable, the Author should inform the Editor at the time of submission and reference the previous writings in the manuscript. Such self-referencing should be worded carefully so as to avoid compromising the double-blind review process.

If exact sentences or paragraphs that appear in another work by the Author are included in the manuscript, the material must be put in quotation marks and appropriately cited.

Cases of plagiarism and redundancy will be handled according to the practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In instances the Editor deems as “major” redundancy (e.g., multiple overlapping paragraphs), the paper will be rejected and authors may be barred from submitting to Economia Aziendale Online for a period of time. In cases of “minor” redundancy (e.g., a single duplicate paragraph describing the research methods), the authors would be asked to rephrase the duplicate sentences.

Economia Aziendale Online reserves the right to evaluate issues of plagiarism and redundancy on a case-by-case basis.

Conflicts of Interest:

Authors should avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest throughout the research process. A conflict of interest is some fact known to a participant in the publication process that if revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived (or an Author, Reviewer, or Editor feel defensive). Conflicts of interest may influence the judgment of Authors, Reviewers, and Editors. Possible conflicts often are not immediately apparent to others. They may be personal, commercial, political, academic, or financial. Financial interests may include employment, research funding (received or pending), stock or share ownership, patents, payment for lectures or travel, consultancies, non-financial support, or any fiduciary interest in the company. The perception of a conflict of interest is nearly as important as an actual conflict, since both erode trust.

All such interests (or their absence) should be declared in writing by Authors upon submission of the manuscript. If any are declared, they should be published with the article. If there is doubt about whether a circumstance represents a conflict, it should be disclosed, so that Editors may assess its significance. Any queries about possible conflicts of interest should be addressed to Economia Aziendale Online Office or Editor-in-Chief.

Authors should disclose in the manuscript's Acknowledgements any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Authors may withhold the names of specific sponsors if they provide an adequate and full description of the sponsor's nature and interest.

When submitting a manuscript to Economia Aziendale Online, the Corresponding Author has the opportunity to recommend one or more Area/Consulting Editors and up to four possible Reviewers for the manuscript. Authors should avoid any possible conflict of interest, or appearance of conflict of interest, in selecting Editors and Reviewers. Such conflicts of interest apply not only to the Corresponding Author but to any Co-Authors on the manuscript.

Examples of possible conflicts of interest include: (1) one of the Authors is at the same institution as the nominated Editor or Reviewer; (2) one of the Authors was a member of the Editor or Reviewer's dissertation committee, or vice versa; or (3) one of the Authors, and the Editor or Reviewer, are currently Co-Authors on another manuscript or have been Co-Authors on a manuscript within the past two years.

Authors should not nominate individuals whom they know have already read and provided comments on the manuscript or a previous version of the manuscript since such knowledge would automatically violate the double-blind review process.

Double-Blind Review:

Economia Aziendale Online follows a double-blind review process, whereby Authors do not know Reviewers and vice versa. Authors should respect the confidentiality of the review process and should not reveal themselves to Reviewers, and vice versa. For example, the manuscript should not include any self-revealing information that would identify the Author to a Reviewer.

Authors should not post their submitted manuscript (including working papers and prior drafts) on websites where it could be easily discovered by potential Reviewers.

Authors should not nominate as Editor or Reviewer individuals whom they know have already read and provided comments on the manuscript or a previous version of the manuscript since such knowledge would automatically violate the double-blind review process.

Accuracy:

Authors have the ultimate responsibility for all materials included in a manuscript submitted to Economia Aziendale Online. Authors are obligated to present an accurate account of the research performed as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research.

Authors should report their findings fully and should not omit data that are relevant within the context of the research question(s). Results should be reported whether they support or contradict expected outcomes. Authors should take particular care to present relevant qualifications to their research or to the findings and interpretations of them. Underlying assumptions, theories, methods, measures and research designs relevant to the findings and interpretations of their work should be disclosed.

The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit peers with access to the same dataset to repeat the work.

If an Author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own work, it is the Author's obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper. If the Editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the Author to promptly retract or correct the manuscript or provide evidence to the Editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Co-Authorship:

All Co-Authors of papers should have made significant contributions to the work and share accountability for the results. Authorship and credit should be shared in proportion to the various parties' contributions. Authors should take responsibility and credit, including authorship credit, only for work they have actually performed or to which they have contributed. Other contributions should be cited in the manuscript's Acknowledgements or an endnote.

Authors should normally list a student as the principal Co-Author on multiple-authored publications that substantially derive from the student's dissertation or thesis.

Authors who analyze data from others should explicitly acknowledge the contribution of the initial researchers.

The Corresponding Author who submits a manuscript to Economia Aziendale Online should have sent all living Co-Authors a draft and obtained their assent to submission and publication.

Human Subjects:

Authors have a responsibility to preserve and protect the privacy, dignity, well-being and freedom of human subjects and research participants. Informed consent should be sought from all human subjects, and if confidentiality or anonymity is requested it should be honored.

Manuscripts involving human subjects (surveys, simulations, interviews) should comply with the relevant Human Subject Protocol requirements at the Author's university.

Copyright Law:

Authors should check their manuscripts for possible breaches of copyright law (e.g., where permissions are needed for quotations, artwork or tables taken from other publications) and secure the necessary permissions before submission.

Authors should avoid anything in the text of the manuscript that might be actionable, such as defamation. Authors should avoid using sexist and biased language that could be interpreted as denigrating to ethnic or other groups; for example, plural rather than single pronouns ("they" rather than "he") are recommended.

Timeliness:

Authors should be prompt with their manuscript revisions. If an Author cannot meet the deadline given, the Author should contact the Economia Aziendale Managing Editor as soon as possible to determine whether a longer time period or withdrawal from the review process should be chosen.

Post publication:

Economia Aziendale Online authors must ask for permission to publish their article (or a selection from the article) elsewhere, such as a Economia Aziendale Online article later appearing as a book chapter or as a translation.

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JIBS CODE OF ETHICS FOR EDITORS

Independence:

Economia Aziendale Online Editors must maintain their editorial independence and work to ensure that Authors have editorial freedom. Responsibility for acceptance or rejection of manuscripts rests with the Editors. Doing so normally entails advice from Reviewers; however, manuscripts that Editors deem clearly inappropriate may be rejected without such review.

Unbiased:

Editors should exercise their position of privilege in a confidential, unbiased, prompt, constructive and sensitive manner. Editors have the duty to judge manuscripts only on their scholarly merits. Editors should operate without personal or ideological favoritism or malice.

Conflict of Interest:

Editors should avoid any practice that gives rise to a conflict of interest or the reasonable appearance of one. For example:

  • To avoid any appearance of a potential conflict of interest, the Editor-in-Chief should not publish in the Journal except for materials that are clearly identifiable or identified as non-refereed or single-blind refereed. Editorial responsibility and authority for any manuscript authored by a Economia Aziendale Online Editor and submitted to Economia Aziendale Online should be delegated by the Economia Aziendale Online Editor-in-Chief to another qualified person, such as a past Editor of the Journal or a member of the Economia Aziendale Online Consulting Editors Board. Editorial consideration of the manuscript in any way or form by the Author-Editor is never acceptable.
  • Editors should excuse themselves from considering a manuscript in which they have a real or potential conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, financial or other relationships or connections with any of the Authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript. Examples of connections that represent possible Editor-Author conflicts of interest include: (1) the Editor and Author are both employed by the same institution; (2) the Editor was a member of the Author's dissertation committee, or vice versa; or (3) the Author and Editor are currently Co-Authors on another manuscript or have been Co-Authors on a manuscript within the past two years.

Double-Blind Review:

Economia Aziendale Online follows a double-blind review process, whereby Authors do not know Reviewers and vice versa. Where articles appear in the Journal that were not double-blind reviewed, the standard of review should be clearly stated in the printed Acknowledgements accompanying the article. For example, an introductory article written by Guest Editors for a Special Issue would normally be single-blind reviewed, and should be so identified when published. The level of review for an invited work published in the Journal should be stated in the Acknowledgements.

Confidentiality:

Editors and their editorial staff including student workers shall not disclose information about a manuscript to anyone other than Reviewers and Authors. Office procedures should be in place to maintain confidentiality of the review process. Economia Aziendale Online Editors are expected to ensure the confidentiality of the double-blind review process and not divulge any information that might identify Authors to Reviewers or vice versa. The anonymity of Reviewers can only be lifted if Editors receive permission from Reviewers to reveal their identities. Editors should ensure that their staff members conform to this practice. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript should 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 should be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Review Quality:

Normally, three Reviewers should be invited to comment on a manuscript, but a minimum of two Reviewers is acceptable. Authors may request that certain Reviewers not be used, but this decision should be left to Editor's discretion. The Editor should routinely assess all reviews for quality. In rare circumstances, an Editor may edit a review before sending it to an Author (for example, to remove a phrase that would identify the Reviewer) or not send the review to the Author if it is not constructive or appropriate.

Timeliness:

Editors should take steps to ensure the timely review of all manuscripts and respond promptly to inquiries from Authors about the status of a review.

Decision Quality:

Editors have a responsibility to provide the Author with an explanation of the editorial decision on a manuscript. Editors should write high-quality editorial letters that integrate reviewer comments and offer additional suggestions to the Author. Editors should not send a decision letter, without explanation, attached to a set of reviewer comments.

Editors have a responsibility to discourage authors from “gaming” activities designed to either inflate their own citations or the journal’s citations, and editors should not engage in such “gaming” activities themselves on behalf of Economia Aziendale Online or any other journal. Author and journal self-cites should be included where appropriate and as needed, but editors should not encourage or request authors to engage in frivolous or unnecessary citations, either by the authors to their own previous publications or to other articles published in Economia Aziendale Online or any other specific journal.

Accuracy:

An Editor presented with convincing evidence by a Reviewer that the substance or conclusion of an unpublished manuscript is erroneous should promptly inform the Author. If similar evidence is presented for a published manuscript, the Editor should ensure prompt publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as appropriate.

Authority:

The Economia Aziendale Online Editor-in-Chief must have ultimate authority and responsibility for the Journal. The Editor-in-Chief should respect the Journal's constituents (readers, Authors, Reviewers, Editors, editorial staff and publisher), and work to ensure the honesty and integrity of the Journal's contents and continuous improvement in journal quality. The Editor-in-Chief should select the members of the editorial team; outline the rights and responsibilities of these individuals; and regularly assess their performance. The Editor-in-Chief should develop a strategy plan for the future of the Journal, including facilitating transition to the next editorial team.

Performance:

The Editor-in-Chief should develop performance metrics for the Journal. These metrics should be presented to the AIDEA Executive Board on a regular basis. The Journal should publish annual audits of acceptance rates, publication intervals, percentage of submissions sent out for external peer review, and other performance data. Performance measures should be used to assess changes in peer review and publication processes that might improve Journal performance.

JIBS CODE OF ETHICS FOR REVIEWERS

Reciprocity:

Reviewing for journals is a professional activity that provides value for the profession as a whole, and should be encouraged. Scholars who submit manuscripts to Economia Aziendale Online are normally expected to reciprocate by accepting an invitation to review for the Journal.

Right of Refusal:

Refusals to review a manuscript are from time to time necessary. For example, a Reviewer who feels inadequately qualified to judge the research reported in a manuscript should refuse to review the manuscript. Reviewers should refuse to review a manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest. If asked to review a manuscript they have previously reviewed, Reviewers should make that prior review known to the Economia Aziendale Online Editor, unless it is clear that they are being asked to provide a reappraisal.

Double-Blind Review:

Economia Aziendale Online has a double-blind review process. Reviewers should refuse to review manuscripts where they have provided written comments on the manuscript or an earlier version to the Author. If a Reviewer knows the identity of an Author or Co-Author, this would normally be grounds for refusal to review. Reviewers also have a responsibility to avoid writing, doing or saying anything that could identify them to an Author.

Conflict of Interest:

Normally, Reviewers should refuse to review manuscripts in which they have any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, financial, institutional, personal, or other relationships or connections with any of the companies, institutions, or people connected to the papers. Reviewers who might have a conflict of interest on a particular manuscript should reveal that conflict to the Editor, who will then determine their appropriate level of involvement. An example occurs when the Reviewer has a similar manuscript under review in the same or another journal or a similar research project nearing completion. Note that under the double-blind review process, since Reviewers do not know Authors, Reviewers are unlikely to be aware of and are therefore not bound by conflicts of interest involving Authors. If Reviewers do become aware of such conflicts, they should inform the Editor.

Unbiased:

Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts objectively, fairly and professionally. Reviewers should avoid personal biases in their comments and judgments.

Confidentiality:

Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the review process. It is important to recognize that the manuscript is confidential. Reviewers should not discuss the manuscript with anyone other than the Economia Aziendale Online Editor, nor should they discuss any information from the manuscript without permission. If Reviewers suspect misconduct, they should notify the Editor in confidence, and should not share their concerns with other parties unless officially notified by the Journal that they may do so.

Accuracy:

In evaluating the manuscript and crafting comments to the Author(s), Reviewers should always keep in mind that their review captures their scholarly judgment about the manuscript. Reviewers should be honest with the Author in terms of their concerns about the manuscript. Reviewers should explain and support their scholarly judgments adequately; that is, they should provide sufficient detail to the Author to justify their recommendation to the Editor. Reviews should not be "two-faced", providing overly friendly reviews to the Author but very negative reviews in private to the Editor.

Timeliness:

Reviewers should be prompt with their reviews. If a Reviewer cannot meet the deadline given, the Reviewer should contact the Economia Aziendale Online Managing Editor as soon as possible to determine whether a longer time period or a new Reviewer should be chosen.

NOTES

The Economia Aziendale Online Code of Ethics draws heavily from the following on-line sources, which are recommended reading on ethical guidelines for journals:

Prepared by Piero Mella, Economia Aziendale Online Editor-in-Chief
Last revision: 1st June, 2013