About the Journal

About the Journal:

Economics Communique (EC) is published by Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.. It is a tri-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access Journal published in English. Published three times a year, the Economics Communique brings out book reviews, research papers, review papers, case studies and short communications by scholars, academicians, and professionals focusing on theories, policies, issues, and applications relating to Economics. The focus and scope of the Journal corresponds to all topics related to Economics.

Plagiarism Policy of Economics Communique

About Plagiarised Content:

Economics Communique is committed to publishing original, authentic manuscripts with least plagiarised contents.

Plagiarism is found in any manuscript if an author makes an effort  to take credit of someone else's work as his or her own. Self-Plagiarism or Duplicate publication, happens when an author reuses considerable  portions of his or her own published work without giving appropriate references. This happens when an identical paper is published in multiple journals, and salami-slicing, where authors add small portions of new data to a previously published  paper.

Types of Plagiarism:

  1. Complete Plagiarism: It happens when the author takes someone else's work and submits it as his own.
  2. Source- Based Plagiarism: It happens when the author cites incorrect or fabricated source, which does not exist. It also occurs when an author uses a secondary source of information or data, but only cites the primary source of information/ data.
  3. Verbatim Plagiarism: Verbatim or Direct Plagiarism happens when an author copies exactly the text of another author, without the use of attribution or quotation marks, thus depicting the work as his or her own. Verbatim Plagiarism differs from Complete Plagiarism, in the way that it refers to sections rather than all of another paper.
  4. Self- Plagiarism: Self- Plagiarism happens  when an author reuses considerable portions of his or her earlier published work without acknowledgement.
  5. Paraphrasing Plagiarism: Paraphrasing Plagiarism happens when someone else’s writing is used after making slight changes in the sentences and presenting it as one’s own. Here, though the words differ, the original idea remains the same and plagiarism occurs.
  6. Mosaic Plagiarism: Mosaic plagiarism happens when an author reuses a mix of phrases, ideas and words, from a source without depicting which phrases, words and ideas have been borrowed and also proper citation of the source is not done.
  7. Accidental Plagiarism: Accidental Plagiarism happens when the author incorporates Plagiarism in his work because of neglect, mistake, or unintentional paraphrasing.

Procedure of Plagiarism check:

Soon after a manuscript is received for publication, it will undergo the Plagiarism check through software, before it is sent for peer-review process. If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized- the manuscript may be rejected and the same is notified to the author. In case of Plagiarism less than 30%, the manuscript would be sent back to the author for modification.

Policy Statement:

Any submission whether in the form of research paper, review paper,  book reviews, case studies and short communications etc. put forward for publication in the Journal is subject to Plagiarism check before peer review process. In case of Plagiarised content, Economics Communique shall pursue "No Tolerance Policy". We expect that the submissions made by the author are based on original &authentic ideas. In case Plagiarism is found, action shall be taken and will be notified to the author(s).

Plagiarism found after Publication:

If Plagiarism is found in any manuscript after Publication, the author's account shall be disabled and he/ she shall be banned for a period of 5 years from submitting manuscripts to the Journal. The PDF copy of the published manuscript shall be removed from the website with notice of plagiarism.

Peer- Review Policy of Economics Communique

What is peer-review process?

In the peer-review process the author's submissions are subject to  check by experts in the concerned  field. It is considered necessary to ensure academic validity, authenticity and quality.

Peer Review Process at Economics Communique

All manuscripts whether in the form of research articles, review articles, case studies etc.  published in the Journal undergo sincere peer review process by editorial board members and the manuscripts are published only after they are approved by them.

The process for manuscript review is performed through Open Journal System. Once a manuscript is uploaded/ submitted for publication, an editor is selected who authorizes the reviewer to give his feedback (double-blinded) about its quality and standards through a detailed report based on parameters. The Reviewer is requested to give constructive and detailed analysis, and suggest whether the manuscript should be accepted, reconsidered after changes, or rejected. The peer-reviewers are also expected to maintain a code of ethical standards during peer-review process and give their feedback without bias.

If the Reviewer thinks the manuscript is not suitable for publication, his feedback is submitted to the editor. If he agrees to it, the manuscript will automatically be rejected. If the editor does not agree to it, he can ask the reviewer to re-review or could assign that particular manuscript to other reviewer.

If the Reviewer suggests some corrections/ revisions, whether in the form of major or minor changes, the manuscript is sent back to the author for being modified. After receiving the (modified) manuscript from the author, it is again sent to the Reviewer, and after getting his confirmation, it is placed before the editor for his final approval. The editor may suggest some changes which are to be incorporated in the paper. After getting his final approval, the manuscript is accepted for publication.

If the Reviewer thinks the manuscript is suitable for publication, his feedback is submitted to the editor. If he agrees to it, the manuscript will automatically be accepted. If the editor does not agree to it, he can ask the reviewer to re-review or could assign that particular manuscript to other reviewer.

In all, the decision of the editor is final and binding regarding the Acceptance/ Rejection of the manuscript for publication.

Open Access Policy

Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted, freely available research materials which could be accessed online. All manuscripts published in Economics Communique are fully open access; they are available freely to read,  share and download. The Published manuscripts  permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Manuscript Withdrawal Policy of  Economics Communique

Manuscripts could be withdrawn within 72 hrs of initial submission, free of cost.

It is to be noted that manuscript withdrawal fee would be applicable after 72 hrs of initial submission.

For withdrawing the manuscript, an application should be sent through mail mentioning “Manuscript Withdrawal“ in the subject line to eco@apricuspublishers.com

Manuscript withdrawal charges: 5000 INR+18% of GST or 100 USD