Misc. Policies

Miscellaneous Policies

Review Policy
Peer reviews are conducted on all submissions in a double-blind review process. The editorial board will evaluate perspective papers.

With assistance from a fellow editorial member who is knowledgeable in the pertinent management/business discipline, the editor in chief initially reviews the submissions. The document is then given to two reviewers for a double-blind review if it is not rejected. The authors are asked to submit a revision based on the reviewers' recommendations (major/minor revisions or rejection); the editor in chief or an editor knowledgeable in the study's field may complement the reviewers' remarks as needed. An editor with expertise in the field of study compares the updated submission to the reviewer/editorial comments, and if the revisions are satisfactory, the manuscript is approved for publication. Authors are advised to conduct additional rounds of revision if it is not changed to the levels of expectation.

The author will be notified within two weeks of submission whether the submission has been rejected or is being evaluated for review. The review procedure will take, on average, one and a half to two months from the date of notifying the authors that the manuscript is being considered for review. Within three months of receiving reviewer comments, Exceed Publications anticipates the author to submit the manuscript in its amended version.

Copyright Policy
All works published in the journal are still covered by the author's copyright(s). Exceed Publications requires authors to give them permission to publish their works there in any media, whether they are currently known or later developed. As proprietors of the copyright, the author(s) may publish the work in any format, whether already known or later modified, with attribution to Exceed Publications as the original publication. The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License governs the publication of all material, and allows for the free use, distribution, and reproduction of the work in any form so long as the original work is properly cited.

Author Ethics

Ethical conduct of research

  • Submissions must be based on the authors' own unique research.
  • Regardless of whether the participants are individuals or organizations, research should be conducted in accordance with general standards of practice, which include obtaining consent from participants and providing adequate protection for participants (especially vulnerable participants like children). Organizations and people should maintain their anonymity unless the necessary authorization has been obtained prior to submission. Additionally, any work that contains knowingly inaccurate or derogatory information will be rejected.
  • Before using any resources, including tables and other types of figures, that are not their own, the authors should get permission from the copyright holder(s) to do so.
  • Ideas or content that encourages social discrimination (against people based on their gender, race, or religion), discord, or violence should not be included in submissions

The presentation of another person's academic work without giving proper credit constitutes plagiarism. Academic misconduct is considered when someone intentionally or inadvertently passes off another person's academic work as their own. It is important to properly credit both direct quotation and paraphrase, using an in-text citation and reference list.

Using a recognized plagiarism detection tool, all contributions are checked for plagiarism. A similarity report produced by this software is given to the authors. Plagiarized content in any work submitted will be disregarded.

An article that has already been submitted, accepted for publication, or published elsewhere is referred to as self-plagiarism. The presentation of a paper at a professional or academic conference, however, will not eliminate it from consideration.

Only those people who have made a significant contribution to the work contained in the papers should be included as authors on the article. The names of the authors ought to be listed in accordance with the contribution they each made.

Data access
In the event that it becomes necessary throughout the review process, authors should be ready to supply the pertinent raw data.

Conflict of interest
Any personal relationships that might result in a potential conflict of interest should be disclosed in a statement included with every submission.

  • Any financing sources should be fully stated, along with a warning if they might result in a conflict of interest.

Disclosure of errors
A serious error or inaccuracy in an author's own published work should be reported right away to the managing editor. Exceed Publications will follow COPE's guidelines if any unethical behavior by an author is discovered during the review and revision process or after publication.

Reviewer Ethics

  • Reviewers should ensure that the work is original and unpublished;
  • Reviewers should not attempt to learn the identity of the writers of the work being reviewed; and
  • Reviewers should keep the information included in the work confidential.
  • Reviewers must be open and honest.
  • Reviewers should state any personal affiliations that could lead to a potential conflict of interest in the review process, regardless of the subject matter of the work, research philosophy embraced, or methodology used, in the spirit of Exceed Publications multidisciplinary nature.

Editor Ethics

  • Editors should ensure that the work is unique and unpublished.
  • Editors must be transparent and fair, regardless of the subject matter of the work, research philosophy embraced, or methodology used, in the spirit of the Exceed Publications multidisciplinary nature.
  • Editors should not reveal any information about writers to reviewers or information about reviewers to authors.
  • Editors should disclose any personal relationships that may result in a potential conflict of interest in the review process and should refrain from participating in the review process of any such work, including appointing and communicating with reviewers.
  • Editors must guarantee that ethics code is followed at all times.

Submissions by Editors

  • A member of the editorial board who submits a paper to Exceed Publications will not be involved in the review process at any point.
  • While serving in their roles, the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor will not submit any papers.

Roles and Responsibilities of Editors

Editor in Chief
Overall control over the review and editorial processes, including the ability to reject a paper on the desk with the help of an editor who has subject-matter expertise and to accept a paper for publishing based on the advice of reviewers and editors who have the same subject-matter experience.

Managing Editors
Coordinating the operational processes for the journal's publication, paper review, and modification.

Text Editors
Supplying language and referencing editing services to guarantee that the papers are written in appropriate, proper English for publication.

Delivering editorial services in accordance with the standards for editors

International Editors
Delivering editorial services in accordance with the international editors' guidelines

Editorial Advisors
Giving direction and counsel as outlined in the editorial advisor guidelines