DepartmentAdministration and Management
The LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY, STRATEGIC VISIONS Series
- Editorial Board
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- Aims and Scope
Published since 2013, The LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY, STRATEGIC VISIONS Series an open access, blind peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarly research in administration and management that is applicable to business and related public policy issues. Papers from other related macro and micro fields impinging on business and policy towards business are also welcome. These include accounting, applied economics and finance, decision theory, education, management, marketing.
Each number in the Series has its own sub-title, which covers a specific area and should be taken into account by the authors.
To be included in the Series, a manuscript must make empirical and/or theoretical contributions to the field. Consequently, preference is given to submissions that test, extend, or build theoretical frameworks while empirically examining issues with high importance for theory and practice. The publication aims to give priority to manuscripts that examine countries in the European region. However, all papers from related fields on any region or country are highly encouraged. Single country studies, multi-country or regional studies could also be submitted.
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- Editorial Policy and Copyright
The LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY, STRATEGIC VISIONS Series is a refereed journal with a double-blind review process. Acceptance/rejection decision for publication is given after the evaluation of the reviewer(s) who are either the member of the editorial board or ad-hoc reviewers. They are responsible for assessing the quality, content and contribution of the submission without imposing their personal biases on authors. Every effort is made to ensure that all manuscripts receive constructive, objective and speedy appraisals. A special review form is prepared for the reviewer. Based on the recommendations, the Editor in Chief decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised (improved) or rejected. The review process usually takes around 2-3 weeks. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) and it is not under consideration for publication. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.
Open Access Policy - The LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY, STRATEGIC VISIONS Series is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
- Submission Guidelines
Initial submissions do not have to follow the journal’s publication guidelines. However, if the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors are required to resubmit their manuscripts based on the LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY, STRATEGIC VISIONS Series publication guidelines, which will be provided at the time of acceptance. Accepted papers will not be published until the manuscripts fulfill the publication guidelines. Articles must be submitted in English. Use proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. All submissions are checked by Plagscan before sending to reviewers.
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The final deadline must be respected as it is connected with the Conference, which is organized annually under the same sub-title as the Series. The authors are free to decide whether to participate or not in the Conference.
Publication Fee - There is no submission fee but the accepted papers are required to pay a publishing fee of 150 Euros. Authors do not need to pay the publishing fee until their manuscripts are accepted.
- Current Issues and Archive
- VI, 2017 - Authority, Governance and Societal Development (Global, Regional and National Perspectives)
- V, 2016 - Strategic Visions: Effective Governance for Economic, Organizational and Social Transformations (Innovation - Institutions - Business)
- IV, 2015 - Leadership – It’s Time for Change (Global Leadership - Good Practices - International Business Cooperation)
- III, 2014 - Human Capital - Methodology, Dimensions and Practices (Education - Management - Business)
- II, 2013 - Sustainable Development and Governance Practices: Bulgaria - Bavaria
- I, 2013 - Business – The Positive Force in Society
- Ethics and Malpractice
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies.
The LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY, STRATEGIC VISIONS Series follows the codes of conduct and international standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which are available at http://publicationethics.org/
Duties of Editors:
- To evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- To base their decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication upon the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
- To support initiatives designed to reduce research and publication misconduct.
- maintain the integrity of the academic record.
- To protect the confidentiality of individual information obtained in the course of research or professional interactions and not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, potential reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- To ensure that unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
- To assess the effects of their journal policies on author and reviewer behaviour and revising policies, as required, to encourage responsible behaviour and discourage misconduct. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered after publication.
(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE‟s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. For more details, please visit: http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/New_Code.pdf)
Duties of Authors:
- To ensure that they have written entirely original works and it has not been either published elsewhere or submitted concurrently to more than one publication.
- To present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
- To describe their methods and present their findings clearly and unambiguously.
- Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others and clearly indicate the data, text, figures or ideas originated by other researchers. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- To check their publications carefully at all stages concerning calculations, data presentations, typescripts/submissions and proofs to ensure that methods and findings are reported accurately.
- It is the authors’ obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher if they discover an error in any submitted, accepted or published work and to cooperate for correcting the paper.
- To disclose all sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, and other support (such as specialist statistical or writing assistance).
(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE‟s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. For more details, please visit: https://publicationethics.org/files/International standards_authors_for website_11_Nov_2011.pdf)
Duties of Reviewers:
- To agree to review only manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment.
- To provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise.
- To treat any manuscript received for review as a confidential document. It must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
- To avoid using information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others.
- To be objective and constructive in their reviews. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- To refrain from allowing their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations.
- To identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors; to call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- To declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest.
(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE‟s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. For more details, please visit: http://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_guidelines_for_peer_reviewers_0.pdf)