Guidelines for authors, reviewers and editors
Guidelines for authors
Registration system – for registration of participants, for abstracts and papers
After logging in the Registration system and after filling in personal data you can submit an abstract. While filling in personal data, do not forget that it is necessary to state your address and e-mail correctly. Your e-mail is important because it is a communication tool between both parties, and your address is used for delivering conference proceedings.
A submitted abstract is supposed to have between 150 and 300 words and must be submitted. After the abstract peer review, contributors will have been notified about abstract’s acceptance or rejection in Registration system. References cannot exceed one third of the whole length of an article, and at the same time it cannot be longer than one and half (A4) standard pages.
A full paper must be submitted into Registration system. The whole text and all charts and tables must be black-and-white. The papers should completely follow the „Paper Template“.
Results of the review will be published in Registration system. If one’s paper is not accepted, the paid fee is not refunded.
After the conference, it is necessary to submit full papers (which have been accepted) into Camera Ready. The final version of the paper might be completed by comments of reviewers and by points from the conference discussion. The papers which will not be submitted into Camera Ready within the deadline cannot be published in the proceedings.
Contributions which do not comply with these requirements will not be published in the proceedings. In case of paper rejection, contributors are not paid back the conference fee.
Duties for authors
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing.
Journal Financial Assets and Investing is committed to uphold the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. Authors who submit papers to the journal attest that their work is original and unpublished, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, by sending a paper authors confirm that their paper is their own; that it has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works; and that they have disclosed actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.
- Reporting Standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- Data Access and Retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to it, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
- Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted.
- Multiple Publications
An author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
- Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interests that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
- Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Duties for reviewers
In case any reviewer feels that it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time, the reviewer is bound to communicate it to the editor, so that the article could be sent to another reviewer.
Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
- Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. There should be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor in Chief's/Executive editors` attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Conflict of Interests
Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties for editors
- Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Executive Editors and Editor in Chief of Journal Financial Assets and Investing are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor in Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor in Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
- Review of Articles
The articles are subject to two reviewers for blind peer review (authors do not know reviewers and vice versa), each of whom will make a recommendation to publish the manuscript in its present form or to modify or to reject the same. The standard review period lasts from two weeks to one month. This period can be extended in extraordinary circumstances depending on cooperation with reviewers.
- Disclosure and conflicts of interests
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.
- Fair play
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
The Editor in Chief/editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.