WMS Journal of Management is committed to maintaining the highest publication ethical standards. Therefore, the following principles and standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved must be complied:

Journal Editors

Publication decision 

The editor and associate editors are responsible for evaluating submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit and relevance to the journal’s aim and scope, without regard to the author(s)’ race, gender, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.


The editors and editorial staff must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscripts until they are published, except only in the case of suspicion of double submission or the manuscripts that have been under revision or have been published elsewhere. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review process must be kept confidential and not allowed to be used for personal advantages.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

In case the editors decide not to publish a material, unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used for other purposes without written consent of the author(s). Editors and associate editors should refuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors or institutions connected to the manuscripts.


Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer reviewers assist the editors in making the decision of publishing a manuscript and also assist the author(s) in improving the quality of the manuscript.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except authorized by the editors (who would only do so under exceptional and specific circumstances).

Standards of objectivity

Manuscript reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author(s) is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting scientific-based or evidence-based arguments.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

The reviewers must not use any information obtained through peer review process for personal advantages. The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with the author(s), companies, or institutions affiliated to the manuscripts. 


Originality and plagiarism

Author(s) should ensure that they have produced entirely original works.  In case the authors have used the work and/or words of others, respective sources should be appropriately cited or quoted.  Any attempt of plagiarism, data fabrication/falsification, citation manipulation will result in  the rejection of the submitted manuscripts.  Author(s) must not submit the same work concurrently to more than one journals.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the research work involves the use of animals or human participants/volunteers, the author(s) should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for the experiments/ clinical trials involving human subjects. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any chemical, genetic, or environmental hazards in their use, the author must clearly state the above mentioned risks and protection measures in the manuscript.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose any financial or any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, patent applications/registrations, grants or other types of funding. 

Privacy statement

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 or to any other party. 

Copyright and Access

WMS Journal of Management is an open access journal. Authors who publish in this journal accept the following conditions:

  • 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in the journal.

Authors should not post their submitted work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on personal websites) prior to or during the submission process, as this may cause nomenclatural problems.