Publication Ethics

EB&D aspires to become a good journal with highest level of scholarly integrity. Thus, we take plagiarism very seriously and expect any manuscript submitted to EB&D to be original. Starting from January 2021 all new and revised submissions to EB&D are run through Crossref Similarity Check service powered by iThenticate. iThenticate is plagiarism checker that compares submissions against a database of 49 million works from 800 scholarly publishers. More information at (


Authors’ obligations

The Authors by submitting their papers to the Editorial Team should confirm that it is their original work, and commit themselves that in their contributions they will discuss the benefits of their research objectively, based on the publishing rules and guidelines of the Editorial Office.

Before submitting the manuscript authors declare that:

  • The paper is an outcome of author and if works of other authors have been used, it is explicitly stated in the paper;
  • The paper was not published elsewhere neither is considered for publication elsewhere.
  • The submitted work was not previously pre-published (technical report, working paper, web pages, conference proceedings, ); 
  • Paper is not an extension of some previously published work, and if so, the manuscript contains (on first page) reference(s) to previous paper(s).


Editors’ obligations

Editorial Board undertakes to ensure objective evaluation of the manuscript, solely on the basis of its academic qualities. The Board is strongly dedicated to provide the anonymous evaluation of the manuscript by the reviewers, as well as preserve the anonymity of reviewers. Members of the Editorial Board including the Editor-in-Chief must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the articles they consider for publication.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the Journal will be published, avoiding any conflict of interest. The decisions are solely based on the manuscript's evaluation respecting editorial policy and legal provisions relating to copyright infringement and plagiarism.



Reviewers’ assessments, through the editorial communication with the author, help the writer in improving the paper and also help the editor in making decisions. The reviewer should take special consideration of the genuine contribution of the paper and further evaluates it for the consistence with the journal’s scope, the scientific relevance of the researched topic and applied methods.

Objectivity of reviews is indispensable. It is expected the reviewers to provide constructive suggestions in order to support the improvement of the paper quality. Reviewers should communicate their perspective clearly with supporting arguments.  No personal criticism of the author is acceptable.

Any paper is considered confidential and information or ideas found through paper assessment should not be used for reviewers’ advantage.


Processing after acceptance

The manuscript which is finally accepted is sent to English proofreading for any misspellings or errors by the authors. All published articles will be assigned a unique DOI number (DOI/CrossRef) and will be indexed in Google Scholar…….