Southeast Asian Journal of Economics follows the publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All ethical misconducts are treated seriously in accordance with the COPE guidelines.
Confidentiality: The identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential under a "double-blind" review process.
Conflicts of interest: Editors are not allowed to exploit information obtained from the review process for personal benefit. The editors immediately recuse themselves from the editorial role in the presence of any conflict of interest.
Objectivity: Decision on publication relies on objective judgment based on the peer review and the editors' expertise. The contribution of the manuscript, the strength of the evidence and the rigor of logical argument provided are key factors in the decision to publish.
Plagiarism: Editors considers plagiarism as serious scientific misconduct. To maintain research ethics, plagiarism is subject to penalties, suspension, and even expulsion. The decision regarding the plagiarism of an article would be made after receiving the final revision of the article. Editors verify the originality of manuscripts through plagiarism checking software. If the text is found to be plagiarized, the manuscript will be immediately rejected. If plagiarism is found after the publication, the journal retracts the paper and informs involving parties; authors, authors’ institution and funding agencies.
Originality: Submission of a manuscript is taken as an implicit agreement that the manuscript is original work by the authors, free of fabrication or falsification, including a duplicate of the authors' own work. All relevant related work must be fully referenced. The manuscript must not be under submission nor will be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the journal.
Human Subjects: If the research work involves human participants/volunteers, the author(s) must ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines. A statement in the manuscript should inform that consent was obtained for the experiments involving human subjects.
Objectivity: The manuscript presents accurate evidence as well as objective discussion. Conclusion is based on the evidence presented and not on personal opinions.
Disclosure: All authors share responsibility for content of the research and the submitted manuscript. Other significant contributors are to be acknowledged. Sources of research funding are to be acknowledged. Any relationship or connections that might raise any question of bias in the work must be revealed in the manuscript.
Confidentiality: Reviewers respect the confidentiality of the review process. Reviewers are not allowed to discuss aspects of the work under review with other researchers. All the specific information of each review process must be kept confidential and could not be used for the reviewers' advantage.
Objectivity: Reviewers objectively evaluate the contribution of the manuscript to the existing literature in the field according to the reviewers' expertise. Personal opinions without objective evidence are not to be used as criteria for review decisions.
Disclosure: If a reviewer realizes that he/she might have potential conflicts of interest, the reviewer must decline immediately. Conflicts of interest include competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the manuscript under review.
Acknowledgment of sources: Reviewers should immediately inform editors on any concern on similarities of the reviewed work and other published studies.
The editors are responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted should be published. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board.
The names, affiliations and email addresses entered in the journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose.
Southeast Asian Journal of Economics is an open access journal. In submitting the manuscript, the author(s) transfers the copyrights to the journal, but still accepts any legal consequence for having the paper published.
Authors are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in the journal.