Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The purpose of the journal Trends Economics and Management published by the Faculty of Business and Management of Brno University of Technology is to publish peer-reviewed original research papers on economics and management.

The journal publishes original research papers on issues from basic and applied research with an emphasis on topics from business and strategic management, business economics, corporate finance, business environment and economic growth and development.

The journal has been published two times a year (June, December) since 01. 01. 2018. Articles are accepted continuously throughout the calendar year and are subject to a review procedure.

 

Section Policies

ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Before the review procedure begins, each manuscript offered for publication in the academic journal Trendy ekonomiky a managementu (Trends Economics and Management) (print: ISSN 1802-8527, online: ISSN 2336-6508) is first assessed editorially by the editor of the journal to see whether it conforms to the requirements expected of specialist texts. The editors have the right to refuse to submit an article for the review procedure if they believe that the manuscript shows serious formal shortcomings or shortcomings relating to its content, or if it lies significantly outside the field of economics and management. Should a manuscript be rejected, its author will be informed of this, including the reasons for its rejection. If a text passes this editorial procedure, it goes forward to a bilateral anonymous review
procedure.

If the manuscript receives a positive assessment from the editor, the article goes on to the next stage of the review procedure, during which the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the academic journal is evaluated by at least two independent reviewers. These expert assessors are selected in all cases by the editor of the journal and the with a view to the nature and specialist focus of the given article.
If both anonymous review assessments recommend the manuscript as “original scientific paper” the review procedure is concluded and the text recommended to the journal’s Editorial Board for publication.
Should one or both reviewers demand the revision of the article and its resubmission, the author is asked to perform a fundamental revision of the text. In the revised version of the article, the editor and pertinent reviewers decide whether the revision performed is adequate. Should this condition not be fulfilled, the journal’s editor may reject the article or return it for further revision. If it can be shown that the author of an article has revised the given article in such a way that all fundamental shortcomings have been rectified, the review procedure is concluded and the text recommended to the journal’s Editorial Board for publication without the need for further evaluation.
If one review recommends publication and the second does not, the editorial staff will also have a third review assessment conducted. The journal’s Editorial Board will then decide on the acceptance or rejection of the text for publication on the basis of this third supplementary anonymous review assessment.

The content of a review assessment is, first and foremost, a recommendation as to whether the text submitted should be published in the academic journal or not, including an explanation and specification of this recommendation.
The following criteria, in particular, are assessed:
a) Is the topic suitable for publication in the academic journal?
b) Does the structure of the article correspond to the requirements expected of academic papers?
c) Does the given article have a new contribution to make?
d) Are any interpretations and conclusions backed up by data and statistically evaluated?
e) Is the title of the article a concise and apt indication of its content?
f) Is the length of the article proportionate to its content?
g) Is the abstract appropriate in the form submitted?
h) Is the article comprehensible in stylistic terms?
i) Are the methods used suitable and applied correctly?
j) Are any images and tables arranged logically?
k) Is the cited literature sufficient?

The Editorial Board rules on the publication of papers in the academic journal Trendy ekonomiky a managementu (Trends Economics and Management) (print: ISSN 1802-8527, online: ISSN 2336-6508) on the basis of anonymous review assessments. The Editor in Chief rules on final inclusion in the journal. The author will receive all anonymous review assessments in electronic form sent to the e-mail address he or she has provided for the purposes of communication with the journal’s editors.
The standard period for the review procedure is 12 weeks. The meeting of the Editorial Board is held regularly five times per year (in the case of Special Edition Journal publication, the meeting is held six times per year).

 

Publication Frequency

The journal has been published two times a year (June, December) since 01. 01. 2018.


Accepted articles for publication do not undergo linguistic proofreading.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that free access to the results of research supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All content is freely available with no charge made to the user or the user’s institution. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles and use them for any other lawful purpose without requiring the prior permission of the publisher or author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Licence Creative Commons

 

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
prof. Alena Kocmanová, Ph.D. / Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)

Executive Editor
assoc. prof. Iveta Šimberová, Ph.D. / Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)

 

Scientific Board

prof. Dr. oec. Elīna Gaile-Sarkane / Riga Technical University (Latvia)
prof. Pavol Kita, PhD. / University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovak Republic)
prof. Jiří Kraft, CSc. / Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic)
prof. Dr. oec. Nataļja Lāce / Riga Technical University (Latvia)
dr hab. Justyna Łapińska / Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
assoc. prof. Tomáš Meluzín, Ph.D. / Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
prof. Augustin Muresan, Ph.D. Eng. / „Gheorghe Asachi“ Technical University of Iasi (Romania)
prof. Dr. Bronius Neverauskas / Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
prof. Dr. Drahomíra Pavelková / Tomas Bata University in Zlín (Czech Republic)
Dr. David J. Pollard / Leeds Beckett University (United Kingdom)
prof. PhD József Poór / Szent István University (Hungary)
prof. Mária Režňáková, CSc. / Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
prof. Dr. Žaneta Simanavičiené / Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)
assoc. prof. Anna M. Soulsby / Nottingham University (United Kingdom)
assoc. prof. Dr. Jelena Stankevičienė / Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
prof. George Tesar, Ph.D. / University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (United States of America)
assoc. prof. Marek Zinecker, Ph.D. / Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)

 

Editorial Secretary

Ing. et Ing. Kateřina Procházková

 

Ethical rules of publication in the journal Trends in Economics and Management

The fundamental and paramount priority of the editors of the academic journal Trends in Economics and Management is to avoid any illegal or unethical procedure or practices. The aim is to publish the results of authors’ work based on their own research or other creative activities that extend the boundaries of human knowledge and support the development of artistic and cultural value, scholarship, technical innovation, etc., and to take the necessary efforts in all cases to ensure that the given results serve to benefit society. To respect the intellectual ownership of other persons and to observe the rules on copyright in accordance with the law on copyright. To not tolerate plagiarism under any circumstances.
By submitting a paper, its author or authors confirm that the given paper is their own original work. The following rules are binding on all parties participating in the editorial process.

The editorial team:
- respects universal ethical rules relating to the publication activity of specialist academic publications based on the “double blind peer review” process (see Peer Review Process);
- respects the Ethical Code of Brno University of Technology and observes Act 121/2000 Sb. on Copyright, Rights Associated with Copyright and the Amendment of Other Laws (The Copyright Law);
- is responsible for the content and overall technical quality of the papers and other articles published in the journal;
- operates on the basis of confidentiality in respect of all information related to submitted papers;
- assures the anonymity of reviewers and authors during the course of the entire review process;
- endeavours to avoid all potential conflicts of interest between authors and reviewers.

The author(s) of a paper:
- are responsible for observing the instructions for authors and the formal requirements of papers (see Author Guidelines, Template, Further Information);
- affirm that the paper entered in the journal system has not previously been published;
- affirm that the paper is their own original work;
- are responsible for the objectivity, reliability and accuracy of the published results of their research and respect the confines of the methods used;
- take due heed of completeness, verifiability and objective interpretation during the publication of their knowledge and results;
- are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of citations and the assurance of the necessary permission to use the intellectual property of other persons or legal entities (where necessary);
- will take all necessary and possible steps to rectify the situation if an error, serious mistake or inaccuracy associated with content appears in their publications and will not attempt to conceal it or cover it up;
- will not deliberately publish merely incomplete parts of their research activities with the aim of increasing the number of their published works;
- are responsible for stating the authorship of all co-authors contributing to the preparation or creation of their paper, and declare that all co-authors are aware of the fact that the given paper has been submitted for the review process and agree to its content and the statement of their names as co-authors;
- are responsible for final authorial editing;
- are obliged to give notification of any conflict of interest;
- agree with all points of the Submission Preparation Checklist, including the conferral of a licence for publication.

The authors of individual articles retain copyright and right of publication.

The reviewer of a paper:
- performs the requested appraisal, review or other assessment in person, independently and with due care;
- protects the intellectual ownership of the authors of the papers reviewed, does not use any information contained in the works assessed for any purpose other than the drawing up of the given judgement, and does not provide it to any third party;
- does not deliberately prolong the assessment period for the purpose of obtaining advantages for him or herself or for any third party;
- will refuse to produce an academic or specialist standpoint if his or her conclusions might be influenced by his or her own personal interests, or gives clear notification of such a situation; avoids any conscious conflicts of interest;
- draws up his or her expert viewpoints responsibly, restricting him or herself in all cases to areas covered by his or her area of expertise, while remaining unaffected by external pressures;
- bases his or her assessments and reviews, where possible, on objective criteria, observes the journal’s review proceedings rules and demands the same of other participants in the given proceedings;
- gives notification of all discrepancies and of all similarities with other reviewed papers or other previously published works of which he or she is familiar;
- is responsible for objective review proceedings during the assessment of papers sent anonymously and for the justification of his or her views, including clear argumentation; the reviewer should also recommend adequate literature and sources if these have not been included in the paper;
- is obliged to recommend only positively reviewed papers for publication;
- is obliged to notify the editor if he or she is not capable of meeting the deadline for a review judgement and, where appropriate, to recommend another reviewer.