World Complexity Science Academy

Ethics Policy

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement: 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. The ethics statements for Business Systems Research are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Editor-in-Chief (Direttore Scientifico, according to Italian Law) is Dr. Massimiliano Ruzzeddu, Tenured Researcher at University Niccolò Cusano in Rome, Italy

Legal Affairs Director (Direttore Responsabile, according to Italian law) Ivostefano Germano, Molise University.

The WCSA Journal is legally based in Bologna, Italy, in the European Union (EU). Thus, the general normative framework of WCSAJ is guided by Italian civil law and subordinated to EU treaties and by other applicable EU laws.

The Journal Scientific Directorate is composed of a global body of academics who appoint the Editor-in-Chief. The International Scientific Committee is in charge of ensuring that scholarly papers published in the journal meet high academic standards. The Website Management Team consists of academics appointed by the Journal Scientific Directorate. The WCSA Journal publishes original works and book reviews in the fields of political, social, legal and economic sciences. It also considers interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarly inquiries. The journal’s articles are only published in the English language.

The Journal staff is particularly concerned about the unique authenticity and originality of published works. To this end, all authors will be asked to provide a declaration of originality of the work they submit to the Journal. Works published by the Journal are protected under Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY).

Review process: Every scholarly work submitted to the Journal will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. (However, articles submitted on the exclusive invitation of the Journal’s esteemed Editor-in-Chief are exempt from peer-review). Where reviewers give mutually contradictory evaluations of a manuscript, the Editor-in-Chief will intervene and make the final publishing decision, unless the Legal Affairs Director advises against publication upon legal grounds. At the end of the Editor-in-Chief’s service term (three years), the Journal will publicly publish the list of referees who reviewed for the Journal and thank each for their intellectual service.

Publisher’s Confirmation: 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. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work.

World Complexity Science Academy Journal
a peer-reviewed open-access quarterly published
by the World Complexity Science Academy
Address: Via del Genio 7, 40135, Bologna, Italy
For inquiries, contact: Dr. Massimiliano Ruzzeddu, Editor in Chief
Email: massimiliano.ruzzeddu@unicusano.it
World complexity science Academy journal
ISSN online: 2724-0606

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