CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS ToSEE - Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe: PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE

Conference proceedings editors of ToSEETourism in Southern and Eastern Europe, are committed to fair and professional behaviour in all aspects of our publishing operations. Our goal is to publish original high-quality papers valuable to scientific community in the best possible form and according to the highest possible standards. We expect similar standards from our reviewers and authors.

PUBLICATION AND AUTHORSHIP

Manuscripts submitted to the conference proceeding should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Manuscripts are to be edited in accordance to the submission guidelines of the proceedings. Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications according to the guidelines.

Authors should not concurrently submit the same manuscript for publishing to other journals, or conference proceedings.

The Manuscripts go through a special software program to prevent plagiarism (iThenticate).

AUTHOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES

Authorship of the paper should be limited only to those who have made a significant contribution to: conceiving, designing, executing and/or interpreting the submitted research. All those who have significantly contributed to the research should be listed as co-authors.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section.

Authors should retain raw data to their submitted manuscripts, and must provide it for editorial review, upon request of the editor or reviewer.

Authors should accurately present their original research, as well as objectively discuss its significance, scientific and practical contribution. Authors must guarantee the honesty and integrity of the manuscripts.

Manuscripts are to be edited in accordance to the submission guidelines of the proceedings.

Authors are obligated to participate in the peer review process, fill in the author response form and explain the acceptance or rejection of reviews comment.

PEER REVIEW / RESPONSIBLILTIY FOR THE REVIEWERS

Each manuscript submitted is subject to the following review procedures:

  • It is reviewed by the Editors the general suitability for the conference
  • It goes through a special software program for preventing plagiarism (iThenticate)
  • If it is judged suitable, two reviewers are selected and a double blind review process takes place
  • Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editors decide whether the particular article should be accepted as it is, revised or rejected.

Reviewers comments will be returned to the original author. Where appropriate, authors will be encouraged to revise the work and to resubmit it for further consideration. It is suggested to fill in the author response form. The review process will follow the criteria laid out in review form.

The peer review process is an independent quality control procedure for articles submitted to the conference. Because it is so difficult for authors to be objective about their own writing, they benefit greatly from having someone else read and comment upon their work. Peer review is vital for enhancing the quality, credibility and acceptability of published research and practice papers. The reviewers should observe carefully: expertise, confidentiality, conflict of Interest, intellectual merit, full explanation, plagiarism and copyright, responsiveness.

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Editors should be accountable for everything published in ToSEE Conference proceedings. This means the editors should:

  • Strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
  • Strive to constantly improve the content published in Conference proceedings of ToSEE;
  • Have processes in place to assure the quality of the papers that will be published;
  • Champion and encourage freedom of expression;
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
  • Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards;
  • Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Editors of ToSEE - Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe Conference proceedings are:

  • Accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish;
  • Should make fair and unbiased decisions independent of commercial considerations, and should ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process;
  • Should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum -transparency and complete, honest reporting;
  • Should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct;
  • Should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct;
  • Should make it clear to peer reviewers and authors what is expected of them;
  • Should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest and;
  • Should take all responsible steps to ensure the quality of the material published by having systems in place to detect falsified data and basing decisions about Conference proceedings on relevant evidence of factors that raise the quality of reporting.

Members of editorial board are aware of their role of membership in ToSEE, their expected functions and duties are:

  • to act as ambassadors for the Conference;
  • to support and promote the Conference;
  • to seek out the best authors and best work (e.g. from meeting abstracts) and actively encourage submissions;
  • to review submissions to the Conference;
  • to accept commissions to write editorials, reviews and commentaries on papers in their specialist area;
  • to actively attend and contribute to editorial board meetings;
  • to assess the effects of their Conference policies on author and reviewer behaviour and revising policies, as required, to encourage responsible behaviour and discourage misconduct;
  • to ensure that any press releases issued by this conference proceedings reflect the message of the reported article and put it into context.

Editors, authors, and peer reviewers have a responsibility to disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively. These include: relevant financial (for example, patent ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fees), personal, political, intellectual, or religious interests.