Instructions for reviewers and review form.


Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement

International journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. 
The Editorial Board, office and reviewers’ team are doing their best to duly follow the Guidelines on good publication practice of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in all editorial proceedings. We strongly recommend to all our current and potential authors, prior to submitting the text for blind review, to visit this site and get acquainted with the internationally acknowledged rules and best practices:
We expect, that all parties involved in the act of publishing will present ethical behavior conformed with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and other Guidelines approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The Editorial Board of “ International journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge ” follows the rules on academic writing and academic ethics, according to the work by Miguel Roig (2003, 2006): Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, available online at
How to raise a concern
Anyone who believes that research published by International journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge has not been carried out in line with the Guidelines on good publication practice and Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing should raise their concerns with the relevant editor, or email Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.
Editors’ and the editing team’ duties and responsibilities
All team members:
must use CrossCheck to screen for an unoriginal material before the peer-review process and at any point during the peer-review process;
keep and promote ethical policies of the journal;
ensure the confidentiality of the review process for both sides involved;
do not disclose any information regarding a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding Author, Reviewers, potential Reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the Publisher, when appropriate;
make a decision on publication or rejecting the paper according to the scientific importance/quality, interest to readers, Reviewers’ comments and the related legal requirements (i.e. plagiarism, breach of copyright, etc.);
communicate politely with the authors about their paper;
preserve anonymity of reviewers;
remove an identification of the authorship before the manuscripts are submitted for a critical review process;
reserve the right to make minor amendments to the text or return it back to the author for further revision;
reserve the right to refuse the manuscript without the review process due to inappropriate quality of the manuscript, a different focus or violation of legal requirements (i.e. plagiarism, breach of copyright, etc.).
Reviewers' duties and responsibilities
Reviewers are obligated:
to maintain the confidentiality of the review process;
to have the objective judgement about any paper suggested for their review;
to have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, authors, and/or research funders;
to alert immediately the journal editor about any real or potential competing interest that could affect the independence of the review itself;
not to use any part of the material obtained for blind review in their own publications or unpublished research studies without proper citing;
to have no attempts to look for or contact the potential authors of the papers suggested for review.