Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jordan Journal of Economic sciences (JJES) aims at:

 

 1. Providing an intellectual platform for economists to debate over research issues from different theories, paradigms and economic perspectives.

 

2.   Encouraging a productive dialogue among researchers of different persuasions - capitalist, Islamic or otherwise - over issues of theoretical, empirical, and historical importance to human socio-economic development.

3.  Stimulating researchers to explore the weaknesses and strengths of the different economic policies related to human socio-economic development.

4.  Encouraging researcher to draw upon wisdom and logic when studying the various complex economic issues hoping to come up with innovative perspectives that can positively affect human socio-economic development.

JJES respects and promotes both scientific pluralism and the incommensurable differences among different perspectives, and encourages theoretical and applied studies, scientific notes, critical reviews of books, published during the last two years, and case studies of historical or status quo nature of Arab and Islamic countries, as well as other countries, individually or jointly, that provide valuable insight over the discussed economic issues.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

1.       Any submitted manuscript for publication must not be published or submitted for publication anywhere, thus; authors are required to submit, with the manuscript, a letter to confirm that (a signed and scanned copy of the letter is accepted via e-mail).

2.       Any submitted manuscript is reviewed according to academic originality, contribution to knowledge advancement, methodology, and findings, taking into consideration ethical codes, language soundness, and presentation.

3.       The journal Board reserves the right to require author(s) to conduct certain amendments or changes before accepting the manuscript, besides reserving the right to make some editing and stylistic changes.

4.       Arranging articles in JJES follows the editorial board’s policy. The board reserves rights not to publish any manuscript. Decisions are final and the board reserves the right not to justify these decisions.

5.       If the author chooses to withdraw his/her manuscript either in or after the process of evaluation, he/she shall reimburse JJES for the cost of reviewing the paper.

6.       Published manuscripts will be stored on the University’s database. Retrieving is subject to the database policy.

7.       Opinions expressed in the published manuscripts express solely those of the authors not necessarily those of neither the policy of Ministry of Higher Education and Academic Research nor the University of Jordan.

 

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.

 

Indexing/ Abstracting

• Google Scholar

 

Malpractice and Ethics Statement

General

• JJES is committed to publishing original high quality scholarly research papers that provide solid insights into all aspects of economic sciences.

• As a scientific refereed journal, JJES follows a standard process of a stringent double-blind review process. Significant guidelines are provided to reviewers so as to ensure high value and original publications.

• A JJES Transfer of Copyright form that each author must sign to acknowledge that the paper is original, is not submitted elsewhere, and does not include copyrighted elements.

• In case of plagiarism, misuse of published articles, and/or illegal distribution of research papers are proven, JJES is very aggressive in the legal actions it takes so as to prevent such unethical action.

Duties of Editors

• Determine whether a submitted manuscript is appropriate and within the scope of the Journal.

• Select expert reviewers (i.e., referees) and an area editor to evaluate the submitted manuscript.

• Render a final editorial decision on each manuscript based on journal priorities, other similar manuscripts in process and related considerations.

• Communicate directly with the author and the review team.

• Schedule accepted manuscripts for publication.

• Balance workloads for the area editors and reviewers.

• Resolve any conflicts.

 

Fair Play:The editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations: The editors should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Duties of Reviewers Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.

Promptness:Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Authors Reporting standards:Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review.

Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication:An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.

Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Duties of the Editorial Board Editorial boards are essential and valuable resource for journals to publications because they make sure that journals are published with integrity and accuracy. These boards often include the publisher, editor-in-chief, assistant editor, advertising editor and department editors. Editorial boards of Journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.