Publication and authorship

  1. All published papers should be in accordance to the thematic scope of the journal, which includes the following areas: production engineering, logistics management, manufacturing and service management, organisation management, tourism economics, economics and politics
  2. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two independent reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  3. Papers published in the journal may be written in English
  4. Any form of scientific fraud and the infringement of intellectual property rights will be disclosed.

Authors' responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.  
  4. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  5. Authors must provide the information on each co-author’s percentage contribution to the submitted manuscript. 
  6. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  7. Authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to Bialystok University of Technology.

Reviewers' responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
  3. Reviewers should be independent experts with no conflict of interest and relationships with any of the authors or institutions connected to the papers.

Editors' responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  4. Editors should monitor if the authors fulfilled all peer-review’s references.
  5. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope .
  6. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers and authors during the review process.
  7. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  8. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.