Editorial Policies

SEISENSE Business Review (SBR) operates on a unique publication frequency that combines the advantages of both annual and continuous publishing models. Under this approach, articles are published as soon as they successfully pass the rigorous peer-review process, are accepted, undergo meticulous copyediting, and are thoroughly proofread.

Why Annual (Continuous) Publishing?

Traditionally, print-based journals aimed to consolidate research articles into specific issues, often distributed on fixed publication dates. However, with the advent of online and open-access publishing, the landscape has evolved, offering new possibilities for immediate and widespread dissemination.

SBR recognizes the need to adapt to these changes while ensuring the highest standards of research quality. Our annual (continuous) publishing model aligns with these needs by allowing us to:

  1. Minimize Delays: Immediate publication of peer-reviewed articles means that valuable research findings reach the scholarly community without unnecessary delays.
  2. Maximize Accessibility: Publishing articles continuously as they are ready ensures global access to the latest research without the constraints of traditional issue-based distribution.
  3. Maintain Rigor: Our stringent review and editing processes uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity in the published content.
  4. Efficient Dissemination: Continuous publication caters to the fast-paced nature of today's research environment, enabling researchers to stay current with the latest developments in their field.

We are committed to optimizing the dissemination of valuable research while maintaining the hallmarks of quality and credibility that define our journal.

All SEISENSE articles are published with open access under the CC-BY Creative Commons attribution license (the current version is CC-BY, version 4.0). This means that the author(s) retains copyright, but the content is free to download, distribute, and adapt for commercial or non-commercial purposes, given appropriate attribution to the original article. Upon submission, the author(s) grants SEISENSE a license to publish, including to display, store, copy, and reuse the content. The CC-BY Creative Commons attribution license does not apply to third-party materials that display a copyright notice to prohibit copying. Unless the third-party content is also subject to a CC-BY Creative Commons attribution license, or an equally permissive license, the author(s) must comply with any third-party copyright notices.

At SEISENSE we guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or pay any pay-per-view fees to access articles in the electronic version of the journal. So, there is no submission or publication fee for the journal. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

We are thankful to PKP – for providing Open Journal System platform and sponsoring the SBR for CrossRef DOI. SEISENSE is a complete academic publishing portal, run by active researchers, that enables the publication of a journal. The service is organized around two key principles: openness and quality. Open Access is free for readers and authors, decoupling scientific and financial issues. The SBR works as a non-profit foundation, with an editorial board and reviewers working on a volunteer basis. SBR works with supporting partners to offset the financial cost, funding national/international bodies, foundations, and benefactors.

The SBR allows and encourages authors to deposit their pre-and post-prints in Open-Access institutional archives or repositories. All authors hold full copyright and self-archiving rights. Authors can archive their articles in open access repositories as “post-prints”. To digitally preserve all published scholarly content, the SEISENSE Business Review commits to submitting all its journals' metadata to PKP Preservation Network (PN).

All articles published in SEISENSE receive a DOI and are permanently published. SEISENSE participates in the CrossMark scheme, a multi-publisher initiative that has developed a standard way for readers to locate the current version of an article. By applying the CrossMark policies, SEISENSE is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the CrossMark logo (at the top of each SEISENSE article) will give you the current status of an article and direct you to the latest published version.

SBR uses a double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All the submissions go through four steps:

  • 1- Submission checklist

    Journal staff will check if the submission meets the author's guidelines (1) Article is within the aim and scope of the journal. (2) Title page with author details (3) Manuscript file is blind and no author details are present (4) All the contributing author's details are present in the metadata. If there is any discrepancy found then the article will be sent back to the author to complete the missing information.

  • 2- Plagiarism check

    A journal staff screens the manuscript and generates a plagiarism report using Turnitin. If the manuscript falls in the journal scope and plagiarism is below 10% the handling editor sends invitations to at least two individuals they believe would be appropriate reviewers. If a paper does not pass through the stage, the handling editor rejects the paper on a desk

  • 3- Reviewer Selection (Conflict of Interest)

    Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability.  The reviewer submits the reviews to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it or a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered.

  • 4- Final Decision

    Finally, SBR editors or the editorial board consider the peer reviewers’ reports and decide to accept or reject the manuscript for publication. If accepted, the paper is sent to production. If the article is rejected or sent back for either major or minor revision, the handling editor includes constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article.

SEISENSE remains neutral with regard to published territorial descriptions, maps, and author affiliations. All territorial claims are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of their affiliated organizations, the publisher, the editors, or reviewers.

Details of all funding sources must be provided in the funding section of the manuscript, including grant numbers, if applicable. SEISENSE submits funding data to the Open Funder Registry, which is a funder identification service from CrossRef resulting from collaboration between scholarly publishers and funding agencies.

We at SEISENSE referred to specific COPE resources, amongst the many ethics resources that are available, where relevant throughout these guidelines. All research submitted to SEISENSE for consideration must have been conducted in accordance with COPE guidelines. SEISENSE reserves the right to reject any manuscript that editors believe does not uphold high ethical standards, even if authors have obtained ethical approval or if ethical approval is not required.

  • 1- Authorship

    An author of a research paper is someone who has made a significant intellectual contribution to the content of the paper. This can include but is not limited to, designing and conducting the research, analyzing the data, and writing the manuscript.

    Authorship Disputes: To manage authorship disputes, editors should refer to the flowcharts from COPE and “How to spot authorship problems.” Authorship disputes will often need to be referred to institutions if the authors cannot resolve the dispute themselves.

    Editors and journal staff as authors: Editors or board members are not allowed to publish more than one article in a single issue of the journal.

    Self-Citations: Authors should not engage in excessive self-citation of their own work. 

  • 2- Research Integrity

    Original content and duplicate publication: Authors confirm the submission of original content in the Terms & Conditions upon submission. Manuscripts submitted to SEISENSE must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in whole or in part.

    Fabrication and falsification: SEISENSE opposes both the fabrication of data or images (i.e. fake or made-up data) and falsification of data or images (i.e. the intentional misrepresentation or deceptive manipulation of data).

    Redundant publication: SEISENSE considers the submission and publication of very similar articles based on the same experiment or study to be unethical.

    Plagiarism: Every manuscript submitted to SEISENSE is screened for textual overlap by the software Turnitin. Manuscripts found to contain textual overlap are not considered for publication by SEISENSE. 

    Theses and Dissertations: SEISENSE allows the inclusion of content that first appeared in an author’s thesis so long as this is the only form in which it has appeared, is in line with the author’s university policy and can be accessed online. If the thesis is not archived online, it is considered original, unpublished data and is subject to the unpublished data restrictions of some article types.

    Conferences, Proceedings, and Abstracts: Manuscripts that first appeared as conference papers must be expanded upon if they are to be considered as original work. Authors are required to add a substantial amount of original content in the form of new raw material (experiments, data) or new treatment of old data sets which lead to original discussion and/or conclusions, providing value that significantly exceeds the original conference version.  Authors submitting such work are required to seek permission for reuse of the published conference paper if the author does not hold the copyright (proof of permission should be submitted as supplementary material or sent to sbr@journal.seisense.com with the manuscript ID upon submission).

    Translation: SEISENSE does not accept manuscript submissions that are exact translations of previously published work.

  • 3- Correction

    SEISENSE recognizes our responsibility to correct scientifically relevant errors in previously published articles. Corrections can be submitted if:

    1. A small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading; OR
    2. There is an error in a figure that does not alter the conclusions; OR
    3. There is an error in statistical data not altering conclusions; OR
    4. There are mislabeled figures; OR
    5. The wrong slide of microscopy was provided; OR
    6. A deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included.

    For those articles which have been published in an issue, a corresponding correction statement should be published and linked to the original article. In these cases, the changes should usually not be made directly to the article. If the error was introduced during the publishing process, the SEISENSE Production Office should be contacted. All these corrections are subject to the approval of the editorial office.

  • 4- Retraction

    SEISENSE will be committed to playing its part in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record, therefore on occasion, it may be necessary to retract articles. COPE has published guidelines for retracting articles which suggest that journals should consider publishing retractions for articles when:

    • They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of a major error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (e.g. of data) or falsification (e.g. image manipulation)
    • It constitutes plagiarism
    • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
    • It contains material or data without authorization for use
    • Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (e.g. libel, privacy)
    • It reports unethical research
    • It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process
    • The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest or conflict of interest that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.

    SEISENSE’s policy for handling retractions and circumstances under which these options will be considered is available online. All retractions are reviewed and approved by the Ethical Committee (EC) formed by SEISENSE on case to case bases. The title of a Retraction will include the words “Retraction” as well as information to identify the article that it refers to. It will be published on a numbered page (electronic and print if print versions are available) and will be listed in the journal’s table of contents. It will cite the original article and link it electronically with the original electronic publication wherever possible. It will enable the reader to identify and understand why the article is being retracted. It will be in a form that enables indexing and abstracting services to identify and link to original publications and be free to access.

SEISENSE Journals are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in conducting research involving human participants. All research submitted for publication in our journals must comply with the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an institutional review board (IRB) or ethics committee. Informed consent must be obtained from all human participants involved in the research, and the rights and welfare of participants must be protected at all times. Research involving vulnerable populations, such as children or individuals with diminished capacity, must be conducted in a manner that is particularly sensitive to their needs and rights. SEISENSE Journals will not consider any research for publication that has been conducted in violation of these principles or that has not been approved by an IRB or ethics committee. Any concerns about the ethical conduct of research submitted to our journal will be investigated and may lead to the retraction of published articles. The completed consent forms should be stored by authors or their respective institutions, in accordance with institutional policies. Completed forms should not be included with your SEISENSE submission. However, consent forms should be made available upon request from the editor or editorial office, during the review process or post-publication. We also encourage authors to take note of the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards when designing and conducting clinical trials involving human participants and guidelines of the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH).

All authors and members of SEISENSE Editorial Boards are required to disclose any actual and potential conflicts of interest at submission or upon accepting an editorial or review assignment. The SEISENSE review system is designed to guarantee the most transparent and objective editorial and review process. Failure to declare competing interests can result in the rejection of a manuscript. If an undisclosed competing interest comes to light after publication, SEISENSE will take action in accordance with internal policies and Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines. Anything that can be perceived as a potential conflict of interest should be disclosed within the Pre-Review discussion section, during submission.

Authors are required to make all materials used to conduct their research available to other researchers. Research materials necessary to enable the reproduction of an experiment should be clearly indicated in the Materials and Methods section. Relevant materials such as protocols, analytic methods, and study material should preferably be uploaded to an online repository providing a global persistent link/identifier. If this is not possible, authors are strongly encouraged to make this material available upon request to interested researchers.

SEISENSE follows the COPE guidelines about complaints and appeals. If you wish to appeal an editorial decision or make a complaint, please write us an email at (editor@journal.seisense.com).