The Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research (JEEIR) is a peer reviewed journal published three times a year at the end of January, May and September of each year. JEEIR is published by UiTM Press which is the official university publisher of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
The editors of JEEIR are committed towards maintaining high ethical standards in the publication of articles in the Journal. The editorial board does not tolerate any act of plagiarism, fraud and forms of misconduct in academic publication. It is the editorial board’s responsibility to ensure that the quality of research undertaken by authors is in compliance with high ethical standards.
JEEIR adopts the code of conduct and best practices for journal editors as outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).This ethics statement and publication policies of JEEIR incorporate the COPE Guidelines based on the revised version in 2011. The details can be viewed at www.publicationethics.org.
While every effort is undertaken to ensure compliance to the ethical standards as outlined in the COPE guidelines, published articles whose authors are later found to have evidence of plagiarism, fraud and mis- conduct shall be retracted from the journal and authors will be barred from publishing in the Journal for at least one year.
JEEIR pursues to provide fair consideration to all submitted manuscripts and does not discriminate authorship based on names of authors and the country or region where the manuscript comes from. JEEIR highly welcomes and encourages the submission by young and female authors as well as authors from emerging and less developed economies to encourage diversity in authorship and counter existing imbalance in literature and under representation of certain groups in journal authorship and publication.
The following further sets out policies pertaining to the responsibilities and conduct of the editorial board, authors and others involved in the management and publication of JEEIR as well as other publication policies.
A. Roles and Responsibilities of
1. Chief Editor:
Strive to maintain and improve the quality, visibility and prominence of JEEIR
Provides leadership for the editorial team to ensure quality submission and timeliness of publication
Evaluate manuscripts based on the overall quality and suitability to the journal theme
Has the authority to reject submission before the review process if found to be of non acceptable standard
Manuscripts of acceptable quality shall be passed to the Managing Editor for distribution to reviewers
Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose information regarding the submission other than to those directly involved in the publication process.
Actively seek the views of the International editors and International advisory board for further improvement of JEEIR
2. Managing Editor
Manage the submitted manuscripts
Assist the Chief Editor in the first screening of manuscripts
Identify reviewers and send manuscripts to
1. Two sets of reviewers for content blind review process
2. Technical editors for format screening
3. Language editor of revised submission for final proof reading
4. technical editors of complete set of manuscripts for each issue for final process of publication
3. Executive Editorial Board Members
Directly responsible for development, maintenance and improvement of JEEIR
Have a strong commitment towards timeliness and sustainability of the journal
Continuously support and promote the journal to ensure quality publication
Regularly attend meetings, assigned trainings and participate in discussion pertaining to the running and initiatives to improve the journal
Contribute to secure wide and good quality submission of manuscripts
Contribute towards improvement in abstracting and indexing of the journal
4. Technical Editors:
Ensure manuscripts follow the format as per template of JEEIR articles set out in the website
Return submitted manuscripts with format review report if there is non- compliance
Responsible to liase with publisher for final process of publication and uploading of articles to close the issue
Responsible for technical issues with regards to on line publication and website maintenance
5. Language Editors
Responsible to ensure that the accepted articles have the appropriate English language suitable for a quality journal
Responsible for minor final proof reading (it is not the responsibility of language editors to do major language improvements)
Provide feedback from time to time on the quality of manuscripts in relation to the style and quality of language to ensure that the quality of publication is maintained.
6. International Editors
Contribute towards the development and sustainability of the Journal
Strive to promote the journal especially to the organization and circle of influence of the editor to encourage readership and submission to the journal
Taking a keen interest to the publication of each issue of the journal and providing continuous feedback and recommendations to improve the journal
Review assigned articles
To contribute towards improvement in abstracting and indexing of the journal
7. International Advisory Board
Contribute towards the development, visibility and sustainability of the Journal.
Become ambassadors for the Journal
Taking a keen interest on the overall development of the Journal especially with regards to the quality of articles published in each issue.
Providing continuous feedback and recommendations in relation to improvements in quality, management process and visibility of the Journal
Advice and contribute towards abstracting and indexing of the Journal in leading international databases.
Must disclose any conflict of interest that might hinder objective review of the manuscript
Has the right to refuse to review on the basis of conflict of interest and or inadequate knowledge
Has the responsibility to review the manuscript objectively, fairly and professionally
Adhere to the agreed stipulated time given to review a manuscript. Requests for extension or inability to complete must be communicated immediately to avoid delay in the review process.
Ensure the originality and be alert to plagiarism and redundant publication (has the same content published elsewhere by the same author)
Reveal any form of plagiarism, fraud and misconduct to the Chief Editor for further action.
9. Authors and Corresponding Authors
Required to uphold the ethical standards as per guidelines set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors are encouraged to view this set of guidelines from www.publicationethics.org.
Ensure only original work is submitted for consideration of publication in JEEIR
Are only allowed to submit their manuscripts elsewhere after official rejection from JEEIR or when request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the Journal.
Must inform the Chief Editor of any forms of inaccuracy of data and/error in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
Strive to make significant contribution to the body of literature and scholarship on the area they are writing.
Must be accountable for their work including accepting the retraction of published article if later found to have evidence of non compliance to ethics policy
B. Plagiarism Policy
JEEIR does not tolerate any forms of plagiarism. Starting issue January 2019, all submissions must furnish a turnitin ( or similar) report with a benchmark of not more than 30 percent. Authors with difficulty to access such softwares are required to write to JEEIR to give permission for us to perform the test.
C. Retraction Policy
Any complaint of plagiarism and any forms of misconduct and unethical behavior shall be investigated seriously. Any evidence of plagiarism, fraud and forms of misconduct which represent non-compliance of the publication policies and ethics statement in this Journal shall be retracted from the particular issue if it is already published or withdrawn from publication if already accepted for publication and the authors shall be barred from publication in this journal for at least ONE year.
D. Charges and Open Access Policy
Currently there are no processing charges (APC) and article submission charges (ASC). This may change in future.
JEEIR has an open access policy and provides free and immediate open access to its content on line via its website.
UiTM Press has the copyright to the articles published in JEEIR. By agreeing to submit and publish with JEEIR authors agree to transfer the copyright to the publisher. An email will be sent to the corresponding author to confirm acceptance of the manuscript after JEEIR is satisfied with changes made by the authors based on the reviewers’ reports, together with a Journal Publishing Agreement form to be returned to JEEIR.
Appropriate academic use and reference on any content of the articles published in JEEIR must be given due credit and properly cited.
F. Reporting and Complaints
Any report or complaints on plagiarism, fraud and misconduct can be made by writing to
Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research
Faculty of Business and Management
Universiti Teknologi MARA
40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia