The New Economist Journal is committed to upholding the highest editorial
standards of publication ethics and best practice.

All authors submitting their works to the Journal for publication attest that the submitted works represent an original work, that the authors’ contributions have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.

The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner, the Journal is committed to objective and fair peer-review of the submitted works for publication, and it focuses on preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.

The journal is vigilant in upholding the ethical standards of research conduct and publishing, and will take appropriate actions on forms of misconduct such as (but not limited to):

  • Authorship: submitting multi-author drafts without the consent of all authors, improper attribution of author credits such as exclusion of contributing authors or inclusion of authors making insufficient contribution
  • Data fabrication and falsification: manipulative, deceptive or wilful suppression and/or misrepresentation of data, or omission of confounding or contradictory data.
  • Plagiarism and misuse of intellectual property: using the expression, language, ideas, and/or thoughts of existing or previously published research and materials without appropriate reference to the original source, and wilful misrepresentation of others work as one’s own original work.
  • Non-compliance with common research practices: failure to comply with established, accepted and ethical practices in the design and performance of methodological research processes; manipulating procedures or outcomes to obtain pre-determined or desired results, the wilful use of inappropriate statistical or analytical methods to distort or misrepresent results and the improper reporting of data.
  • Non-conformity to research guidelines: all research must conform to appropriate institutional, national, and recognised guidelines, standards and laws, and the journal will not tolerate violations of applicable local regulations and law involving the use of funds, care of animals, human subjects, drugs, biological or chemical materials.


The New Economist Journal, requires all named authors to have contributed to an article in at least one of the following ways:

  • Made substantial contributions to the design of the work, or the analysis or interpretation of data;
  • Made substantial contribution to the written draft as submitted, and agreed to the final submitted version, OR made substantial contribution to revising it;
  • Can agree to be accountable for all aspects of accuracy or integrity of the work, and will be willing and able to answer questions related any part of the work.

Authors should refer to the full submission guidelines described in our Submission pages