At the Journal of Sustainable Marketing, we uphold the highest standards of publication ethics. We are dedicated to ensuring the integrity, originality, and transparency of the research published in our journals. To achieve this, we expect all authors to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:
Originality: All authors must declare that their submission is original and has not been wholly or partially copied or plagiarized from any other source. The submitted work should represent the authors' own research and should not contain any fraudulent or misleading information.
Conflict of Interest: Authors must acknowledge and disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may arise from their research. This includes financial, personal, or professional conflicts that could influence the objectivity or integrity of the research findings. Authors are required to provide a clear and transparent statement about any potential conflicts of interest in their manuscript.
Ethical Conduct: Authors are expected to conduct their research in accordance with ethical principles and guidelines, including but not limited to, the Declaration of Helsinki, the Belmont Report, and relevant institutional or national guidelines for research involving humans, animals, or data. Authors must obtain necessary approvals, permissions, and consents for their research and ensure that the research is conducted in a responsible and ethical manner.
Authorship and Acknowledgments: Authorship should be based on substantial contributions to the research and publication. All authors should have made significant intellectual contributions to the research and should be listed as authors in the manuscript. Proper acknowledgement should also be given to individuals or organizations who have contributed to the research but do not meet the criteria for authorship.
Data Integrity and Reporting: Authors are responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and completeness of their research findings. Data should be represented honestly and transparently, and any manipulations or falsifications of data are strictly prohibited. Authors should also ensure that their research is reported clearly, objectively, and without any selective reporting or misrepresentation of results.
Peer Review: Authors should respect the peer review process and provide accurate and complete information to reviewers and editors. Any conflicts of interest with reviewers should be disclosed, and authors should not attempt to manipulate the peer review process in any way.
Corrections and Retractions: Authors should promptly notify the journal if they discover any errors or inaccuracies in their published work and cooperate with the journal in issuing corrections or retractions when necessary.
By adhering to these ethical guidelines, authors contribute to the integrity and credibility of the scholarly literature and uphold the values of responsible research and publication. Journal of Sustainable Marketing is committed to ensuring that all published research meets the highest ethical standards and promotes the responsible dissemination of knowledge.