Focus and Scope

The European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy publish manuscripts concerning the interaction between the social impact on a wide range as business-related topics, management, accounting, finance and marketing. Proposals must offer original and substantive content based upon expert analysis, professional research or significant experience.

The Journal encourages articles with a theoretical and practical approach supported by real-world examples and ideas that are clearly new, or at least clearly a new way of looking at something of interest to our audience. We also ask that the contributions be persuasive to provide our readers with an intellectual return on the time invested in reading. 
ISSN: 2704-9906 

Peer Review Process

Reviewer selection for each article submitted is up to the editors and takes into account reviewers' experience, competence, suggestions by authors or different editors, and previous experience in reviewing papers for the European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy.

Each proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two reviewers for evaluation. The EJSICE uses a double-blind peer review.

The review process aims to provide authors with a competent opinion on their paper. A review should give authors suggestions, if needed, on how to improve their papers.

The peer-review process is managed with the OJS platform.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its contents, believing that making research freely available to the public improves the global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Frequency

Starting from 2020, EJSICE will be published quarterly.

Submission guidelines

The European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy editorial team features articles on a wide range of business-related topics, such as business and management, accounting, marketing, and finance. Proposals must offer original and substantive content based upon expert analysis, professional research, or significant experience.

The European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy is an Open Access online journal that is published quarterly (every four months).

Only pitches that follow our submission guidelines will be considered.

Prospective contributors should forward a detailed along with a brief outline of proposed content, including a list of the articles being offered our readership. Any relationship between the author and subject organization must be disclosed. We look for practical applications supported by real-world examples and ideas that are clearly new, or at least clearly a new way of looking at something of interest to our audience. We also ask ourselves if potential contributors are authoritative and persuasive enough to provide our readers with an intellectual return on time invested.

Feature articles are longer, generally 3,000 to 8,000 words (the number of words may vary in case of special issues). 

Nevertheless, articles must be well-structured with the following elements:

  • Abstract (Structured and with the identification of the aim of the study, the main methodology insights, and the conclusions of the article) – less than 300 words. 
  • Keywords – please provide 3-6 keywords related to your paper. They are essential for indexing purposes. 
  • Introduction (Structured introduction in which authors provide the positioning literature of the paper, the gap, the purpose and aim of the paper, the contribution in terms of literature and the organization).
  • Literature review (in case of practical paper we would suggest authors assess a literature review of the variables under investigation in the study).
  • Methodology (This section should provide how the author conducted their study. It is provided by scientific references).
  • Results (This section provides the main theoretical or practical results of the study).
  • Discussion (It is highly appreciated. Particularly, this section aims to contribute summarising and interpreting the main results achieved).
  • Conclusion (This section concludes the paper considering a sum of the paper, the main contribution in terms of the literature, the main practical contribution, the limitations of the study, and the future research possibilities for scholars).
  • References in APA Style (https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/journal-article-references). 
  • Appendices are possible.
  • Graphs, tables, and charts are acceptable, but only if they are required to advance an argument and provided as separate high-resolution files that can be edited.
  • Acknowledgements are possible, please provide in an additional file. 
 Authors should submit their scientific articles using the OJS system on this website.  

Thank you for your interest in our publication. All contributed content is greatly appreciated.

Submissions are welcomed at any time.
 

Code of Ethics

“European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy” is committed to the highest publication standards. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. The Code describes the “European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy” policies for ensuring the ethical treatment of all participants in the peer review and publication process. “European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy” Editors, Guest Editors, Reviewers and Authors are encouraged to study these guidelines and address any questions or concerns to the editorial team (paolo.biancone@unito.it).

These guidelines apply to all manuscripts submitted to the “European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy”, and may be revised at any time by the Editor-in-Chief and the Board. The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (latest version, 2011).

 

Duties of Editor in Chief (Editor) and Guest Editor(s)

Editor/Guest Editor(s) are responsible for the content of the journal and for ensuring the integrity of all work that is published in it.

  • Publication Decisions: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) have the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal.
  • Antiplagiarism: the Editor scans any submitted article with Turnitin software to detect similarities and potential plagiarism.
  • Review of Manuscripts: “European Journal of Islamic Finance” follows a double-blind review process, whereby Authors do not know Reviewers and vice versa. The Editor/Guest Editor(s) are responsible for securing timely, independent and anonymous peer review from suitably qualified reviewers who have no disqualifying competing interests, of all manuscripts submitted to the journal. The Editor/Guest Editor(s) are responsible for ensuring that the journal has access to an adequate number of competent reviewers. Reviewers will be acknowledged by the journal at the end of each year. Reviewers’ list is public, on the journal website.
  • Fair Review: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) and their editorial staff must ensure that each manuscript received by “European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy” is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  • Confidentiality of submitted material: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) and the editorial staff will ensure that systems are in place to ensure the confidentiality and protection from misuse of material submitted to the journal while under review and the protection of authors’ and reviewers’ identities and will themselves take all reasonable steps to preserve the confidentiality of authors’ and reviewers’ identities.
  • Disclosure: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) should ensure that submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner and that no content of the manuscripts will be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, as appropriate.
  • Conflicts of Interest: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) should excuse themselves from considering a manuscript in which they have a real or potential conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, financial or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript.
  • Authority: The Editor in Chief must have ultimate authority and responsibility for the Journal. The Editor-in-Chief should respect the Journal’s constituents (Readers, Authors, Reviewers, Guest Editors, Editorial Staff), and work to ensure the honesty and integrity of the Journal’s contents and continuous improvement in journal quality.

 

Duties of reviewers

  • Fair reviews: Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts objectively, fairly, and professionally. Reviewers should avoid personal biases in their comments and judgments and they should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers must provide substantiated and fair reviews. These must avoid a personal attack, and not include any material that is defamatory, inaccurate, libelous, misleading, obscene, scandalous, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes any other person’s copyright, right of privacy, or other rights.
  • Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. Reviewers should not discuss the manuscript with anyone other than the Editor/Guest Editor(s), nor should they discuss any information from the manuscript without permission.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the Editor/Guest Editor(s)’s notice.
  • Timeliness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete a review of the manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the Editor/Guest Editor so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.
  • Right of refusal: Reviewers should refuse to review manuscripts: a) where they have provided written comments on the manuscript or an earlier version to the Author, b) in which they have any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, financial, institutional, personal, or other relationships or connections with any of the companies, institutions, or people connected to the papers.
  • Complain: Any complaint relating to the journal should, in the first instance be directed towards the Editor-in-Chief of the “European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy”.

 
Duties of Authors

  • Originality: Authors must ensure that no part of their work is copied from any other work, either authored by themselves or others and that the work is original and has not previously been published in whole or substantial part. The author should not submit concurrent manuscripts (or manuscripts essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple journals.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. The author should ensure that all co-authors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication.
  • Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism: All work in the manuscript should be free of any plagiarism, falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material. Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism constitute unethical publishing behavior and are unacceptable. “European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy” reserves the right to evaluate issues of plagiarism and redundancy on a case-by-case basis.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources and Conflict(s) of interests: The author should indicate explicitly all sources that have supported the research and also declare any conflict(s) of interest.
  • Data Access and Retention: The author should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  • Timeliness: Authors should be prompt with their manuscript revisions. If an Author cannot meet the deadline given, the Author should contact the “European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy” Managing Editor as soon as possible to determine whether a longer time period or withdrawal from the review process should be chosen.
  • Fundamental Errors in Published Works: The author should promptly inform the Editor/Guest Editor(s) of any obvious error(s) in his or her published paper and cooperate earnestly with the Editor-in-Chief in retraction or correction of the paper. If the Editor-in-Chief is notified by any party other than the author that the published paper contains an obvious error, the author should write a retraction or make the correction based on the medium of publication.

This Code of Ethics draws heavily from the following online source, which is recommended reading on ethical guidelines:

Articles and submissions processing charges (APC)

European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy does not ask for Articles Processing (APC) or submissions charges

Information for authors

Interested in submitting to European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy? We recommend that you review the Focus and Scope section page for the journal's interest areas, as well as the Submission Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process. 

Information for librarians

We encourage research librarians to list European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy among their library's electronic journal holdings.

As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).

Anti-plagiarism

European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy adopts Turnitin software to detect plagiarism. Any submitted article is checked to detect similarities and potential plagiarism.