Publishing ethics guidelines

J. Philos. Econ. Editorial Office implements best practices in publication ethics in conformity to the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE's Core Practices and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. J. Philos. Econ. is hosted by, which defines different editorial roles with specific levels of rightsIn addition and in accordance with the principles outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the editors of J. Philos. Econ. support the implementation of ethical standards throughout the editorial process as described in the following.

Complaints and appeals

Any editor, peer reviewer or author having a complaint against the journal, its staff, editorial board or publisher about potential misconduct pre-publication and post-publication, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others, should contact our publisher, or our Editor-in-Chief. Queries received via email will be directed to the Journal Editorial Board members for consultations. The consultations period may involve, but is not limited to, asking the complainant to state the facts clearly, giving any evidence, and allowing journal staff, authors, or reviewers a chance to explain their actions. For suspicions expressed in relation to an ethical problem with a submitted manuscript please refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website for the processes we follow.

Authorship and contributorship

We subscribe to the authorship principles outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics. These state that for someone to be considered an author, they must comply with two minimum requirements – (1) making a substantial contribution to the work and (2) being accountable for the work and its published form. Please refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) infographic for the processes we follow to handle authorship issues and disputes identified or raised during the review and publication process, and after publication.

In order to submit an article to J. Philos. Econ. (an epi-journal), the authors must upload their manuscript on an open access repository (arXiv, HAL or CWI) and then follow the procedure as described at Article submission - Episciences.

Conflicts of interest

All actions implemented in relation to journal management must ensure decisions are not biased by Conflicts of interest (COIs) or competing interests. According to best practices, possible conflicts of interest include:

  • A prior relationship between author and editor.
  • A financial or personal interest in the outcomes of the research.
  • Undisclosed financial support for the research by an interested third party.
  • A financial or personal interest in the suppression of the research.
  • A pending patent.

At the copy-editing stage, J. Philos. Econ. requires that authors must disclose anything that may have influenced their research or could influence the review process or the publication of their article. The statement is included in the published version of their article.

The members of the Editorial and Advisory Boards declare COIs in writing prior to the appointment by the editor. Their submissions are subject to all of the journal’s usual procedures, including peer review that is handled independently of the relevant author/editor. If such a case arises, a statement to this effect on any such paper that is published is inserted in the COIs paragraph. Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have relationships or activities that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration.