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RBE ethical guidelines are given here for all those who intend to publish their work in this journal. The guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript you submit to RBE must not be forwarded to any other journal until the decision of the editorial board of RBE is communicated to you.
  2. The manuscript should not contain any illicit material nor contravene any existing copyright unless with due permission.
  3. The author should have permission from another manuscript holder(s) to reconstruct their manuscript not owned by the author.
  4. "Proof of Consent" regarding the use of names of people and organizations must be given.
  5. The author who submits the final draft of the manuscript is responsible for the material concur to publication and the order of the other authors listed on the paper.
  6. All persons making significant contributions to the research should be listed as author(s). Minor contributions may be acknowledged in the Acknowledgement section. 5 The author who submits the final draft of the manuscript is responsible for the material concur to publication and the order of the other authors listed on the paper.
  7. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to announce any potential conflict of interest in the paper. Any support from the third party must be mentioned in the Acknowledgement section.
  8. The author should not deposit the final version of the manuscript into an organizational repository until RBE has published the manuscript. The paper will be deposited in the repository by the editor(s) of RBE after publishing.
  9. The author should not allow others to gather and save his paper to a separate server electronically.
  10. All authors must submit a Consent Form and a Contribution Form mentioning their contribution to the research paper submitted. The consent form should have the signatures of all the authors showing that they have reviewed the article and agree to take responsibility for the content.

The corresponding author who submits the manuscript to RBE should practice and follow the authors' guidelines as mentioned, as all manuscripts which are not according to the guidelines will not be processed. Furthermore, the author should also accept that, in severe cases of misconduct, which the editorial board will finally decide, they may be barred from publishing in RBE.

Errors and Corrections

Notices of any corrections will be uploaded on the website and in the online version of the journal. Any possible modification will be done in the manuscript in fulfillment of the requirements of corrections. Authors must submit an Errors and Omissions Correction Form to the editor. Such notices will contain one of the following:

Error and Omissions in Printing

Any error or omission in publishing due to oversight of the publisher is corrected at the request of the author(s). This form indicates publishing errors or negligence that usually occur in the publication process. Such error will appear on the online version of the manuscript at the abstract level to ensure visibility for readers. Moreover, corrections are made upon scrutiny of the request made by the author(s).

Error and Omission in Writing

Any error or omission made before submitting the manuscript also requires a request on the error correction form by the author(s). The editorial board will then scrutinize the request and make changes and corrections if needed. These corrections will be made in the manuscript's online version to ensure readers' visibility.

Ethical Misconduct

There are several types of ethical issues. The ethical misconduct may include the following

RBE only accepts original work. Any similarity between someone's work or the author/s own work is scrutinized for plagiarism detection. Any reproduction from the author's work should be according to the requirements and norms of research. Research papers submitted from research theses written by scholars and students should also adhere to the general rules of similarity.

Authorship Issues

All authors should have significant contributions to a research paper. Anyone who has a minor contribution to a research paper should be acknowledged.

Authorship issues fall into three main types:

The decision of the editorial board of RBE will be final in the resolution of any authorship dispute. Nevertheless, as the research process is undertaken before submitting a manuscript to RBE, RBE or the editors can't comment on the level of contribution by each author.

Authorship cannot be changed after the completion of the peer-review process. However, if an article is not sent for peer review, the corresponding author may apply for changes in authorship with a sound reason.


Suppose a study is done on some organization or people. Their consent should be provided. In case of any defamation, seen by the editorial board or mentioned by the concerned organization/person, the submitted article may be rejected.

Suppose unconfirmed, controversial, and wrong statements are made about organizations or people in a submitted paper. In that case, RBE reserves the right to ask for changes and alterations or may reject the manuscript.

Critiques and reviews of products and services are acceptable, but comments must be constructive and must not be made maliciously.

If statements have been made in a manuscript published by RBE and considered defamatory, retraction may be done, and RBE may issue an apology.


Making up data or results and/or reporting the results would constitute fabrication. In case of fabrication, the editorial board of RBE may reject the article, or if found after publishing the paper, it may be retracted. In addition, the author/s may also be barred from publishing in RBE.

Unethical Research and Testing

An author must follow appropriate national and international procedures regarding data protection, privacy rights, medical testing on humans and animals, and child protection. Authors must make all consent forms and requisite forms available from the appropriate regulatory bodies to the editors and publishers at RBE. RBE encourages all authors to demonstrate how their study contributes to the advancement of society. If a study is found to break national and international procedures and this is confirmed with the appropriate regulatory body, RBE may go for retraction.

Conflict of Interest

The authors, editor, and reviewers should declare all conflicts of interest.

Conflict of interest:

A note to highlight the background of financial support for the study from third parties of any other possible conflict of interest must be added to the manuscript before review.

If a conflict of interest is suspected, then this should be reported to RBE. For example, a concern about an editor should be raised with the journal publisher at RBE.

In all cases, RBE may:

  1. Act efficiently and professionally and reply to emails and letters of complaint to
  2. Be completely objective and fair
  3. Always scrutinize the evidence before taking further steps
  4. Always approach the accused person/s to clarify their position before taking any action
  5. Ensure that they provide sufficient time for all parties to respond
  6. Keep all parties informed of decisions, including copyright owners, authors, and editors
  7. It is RBE's responsibility to secure the author's moral rights and to ensure the correct record of the literature

Following a fair and considered process, the final decision in any disputed case will rest with the RBE and its editorial board. Please note that RBE reserves the right to end the process with a case if the complainant presents a wrong name or acts inappropriate or threatening towards the RBE team.


RBE covers and publishes the policy-relevant theoretical and applied research papers in Business and Economics along with related fields.

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