Vesna Bucevska, Editor-in-Chief
Borce Trenovski, Assistant Editor
Aleksandar Naumoski, Secretary
- Alberto Munoz Garcia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
- Andreja Pucihar, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Slovenia
- Branko Rakita, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
- Edvard Tijan, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Slovenia
- Francis Ille, International University of Monaco, Monaco
- Iraj Hashi, Business School Staffordshire University Leek Rd., United Kingdom
- Ivan Milenkovic, University of of Pristina, Faculty of Economics, Kosovska Mitrovica; University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics, Subotica
- Josef Brada, Arizona State University, USA
- Jurij Bajec, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
- Kosta Josifidis, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics, Subotica, Serbia
- Metka Tekavcic, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
- Mile Terzievski, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
- Milford Bateman, Freelance consultant on local ec. development, Great Britain and Visiting Professor at the University of Juraj Dobrila Pula, Croatia
- Mirjana Kljajić Borštnar, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Slovenia
- Nevenka Hrovatin, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
- Nikola Knego, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
- Radmila Jovancevic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
- Renata Vitez, Director at CEFTA Secretariat
- Shkelqim Cani, University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics and Business, Albania
- Sulo Haderi, University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics and Business, Albania
- Vinko Kandžija, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Croatia
- Ina Simovska, University of California-Davis
Editorial and Ethical Policy
The Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues - Authors can submit only original works, that have not been published before, and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Parallel submission of the same paper to another journal eliminates the manuscript from further consideration.
For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.
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. The decisions are solely based on the manuscript's evaluation respecting editorial policy and legal provisions relating to copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor should evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s).
The Editorial Board is also responsible for processing possibly raised complaints related to unethical misconduct in the published /submitted) paper, that are submitted to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues. It will be also responsible to keep the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed.
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 author 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, etc.); 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).
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript. The reviewer takes special care of the real contribution and originality of the manuscript. The reviewers assess manuscript for the compliance with the scope of the journal, the scientific relevance of the investigated topic and applied methods etc.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments. The reviewers are expected to improve the quality of the manuscript through their suggestions.
The review has a standard format.
Reviewers do not evaluate manuscripts if they have a conflict of interest resulting from competitive, cooperating or other relationship that they have with some of the authors of the assessed manuscript. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents so Information or ideas obtained through evaluation of the manuscript are considered confidential and shall not be used for the benefit of reviewers.
The reviewing process in The Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues is double blind for all papers. The process takes from three to six months and consists of three stages:
First stage - Manuscripts are sent for review only if they pass the initial evaluation (by the Editorial Board) regarding their form and thematic scope, having in mind the scope and focus of our Journal. Editor-in-Chief may require authors to provide additional information if they are necessary for the evaluation of the manuscript.
Second stage - Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers. The reviewers are previously selected according their relevant expertise for evaluating a manuscript, act independently and they are not aware of each other’s identities. Additional reviewers may also be assigned when reviewers’ decisions are incompatible to each other or there is a doubt about the objectivity or quality of review.
Third stage - The content of papers after anonymous review by assigned reviewers is additionally discussed by the Editorial Board of the journal. The author(s) are informed about the Board decision in written.
The Editorial Board is obliged to start an investigation if a complaint of suspected unethical behavior or any type of misconduct (accompanied by necessary reasoned information/arguments ) is received. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question.
The Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues does not publish manuscripts where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own, and there is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Any manuscript which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected or published manuscript will be immediately retracted.
When dealing with unethical behavior, the Editorial Board will dominantly rely on the guidelines and recommendations issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) - https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines.
Open access policy
Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues is an open access journal and its content is available free of charge. All of the journal articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. Readers/Authors could search, read, download, copy, print the full text of articles, without any additional permission by the author or publisher.
Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues does not charge authors or any third party for publication. Both manuscript submission and processing services and article publishing services are completely free of charge.
Authors retain copyright of the published papers and grant to the publisher the non-exclusive right to publish the article, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media.
Authors are permitted to deposit publisher's version (PDF) of their work in any repository, personal and institutional websites, but full bibliographic information (authors, titles, volume, issue etc.) about the original publication must be provided.
The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editors and the Editorial Staff. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of issuance of any claims for damages or any claims for compensation.
Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues is published by the oldest and most respected educational institution in the Republic of North Macedonia - Faculty of Economics – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, (http://www.eccf.ukim.edu.mk/Default.aspx).