Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Accounting and Management published in 2011 with the help of the Danubius University of Galati, has the mission to distribute, in the academic national and international environment, the results of scientific research of our teacher staff and collaborators by publishing studies of high theoretical and applied performance.

The area of research covers accounting and management articles but also interdisciplinary working papers as well empirical studies and case studies.

JAM is blind peer review journal. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

The blind peer review process is essential in terms of quality as the articles that have undertaken the process are considered highly credible because they have undergone scrutiny by experts with particular knowledge in the topic. The primary aims of blind peer review are 2-fold: to decide whether or not an article should be published (based on quality and relevance to the journal), and to improve the article before publication.

 

Section Policies

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Peer Review Process

JAM is blind peer review journal. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

The blind peer review process is essential in terms of quality as the articles that have undertaken the process are considered highly credible because they have undergone scrutiny by experts with particular knowledge in the topic. The primary aims of blind peer review are 2-fold: to decide whether or not an article should be published (based on quality and relevance to the journal), and to improve the article before publication.

Internal Peer Review Process

All submissions first go through an internal peer review process. Each submission is reviewed by the editor assigned by the editorial secretary who makes an initial decision to send the manuscript out for peer review or to reject without external review. Articles can be rejected at this stage for a variety of reasons such as similarity with a recently published article, the topic is outside of the scope of the Journal, little new information is provided, important flaws in the scientific validity, or an unprofessional presentation. This process normally takes a week. If the editor believes the article may be of interest to our readers, it is then sent out for external peer review.

External Peer Review Process

The editors upon consulting the editorial board identify potential reviewers based on their expertise in the field, rigor and scientific methodology. Four reviewers are thus identified for each submitted manuscript. The reviewers are selected also by selecting from our database reviewers whose past contributions recommend them by their quality reviews and fit into the time frame.

When asked to be a Referee for a submitted article, the title and an abstract of the article, and a suggested deadline will be provided. If this task is accepted by the Referee within the platform, the article (in anonymous form) will be reviewed within the deadline provided by the editor. Normally the deadline for the review is 2 to 3 weeks.

The Editorial team wants to emphasize that reviews should take a constructive approach to its points of criticism in order to facilitate dialogue and development of the texts. The Editor may return to authors without review any manuscript deemed to be of inadequate quality or inappropriate.

The Referee is asked to number each element of the review in order to facilitate the dialogue between author(s), Editor and Referees about revisions etc. Likewise it is important that the arguments in the review are specified. All reviews must be provided in English. The reviewer has to decide if the paper is to be accepted for publication with or without modifications. Also, the reviewer may present some personal comments about the paper (if appropriate).

The information from the reviewers and editors are gathered and the corresponding author will receive an e-mail with either the acceptance notification with the results of the paper review containing all aspects to be modified, improved, and added or decline notification with the results of the paper review; in case of accepted article the Editor sets a deadline for the return of a revised version (if a revision is called for).  All notified modifications are obligatory for the paper to be published. The Editor can decide if a second round of reviews is necessary after the revision of the article, normally with a deadline of 14 days.

The online platform facilitates the reviewing process by keeping into archive all reviews for each reviewer and each reviewed article for each author.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Open Access Statement

Danubius Journals Platform publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication, without requiring a subscription to the journal. The journals are online first which allows authors, within a set deadline, to revise their posted article before printing. All the articles undergo blind and editorial peer-review and quality control.

The content cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Benefits of open access for authors, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide;
  • Authors retain copyright to their work;
  • Increased visibility and readership worldwide.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Our Policy

In case of multiple submissions of the same authors or coauthors of different articles, the journal reserves the right to choose only ONE (1) accepted paper to publish per issue.

All the articles before being submitted to the peer review process are being verified by an Anti-Plagiarism Software, and there are accepted only the ones that do not exceed 20-25% of information taken from other sources.