Bakhtar Journal of Management follows a set of editorial policies and procedures to ensure the quality, integrity, and transparency of the publication process. These policies are designed to provide authors, reviewers, and readers with a fair and rigorous scholarly platform. Please familiarize yourself with our editorial policies:

  1. Peer Review Process:

1.1 Selection of Reviewers:

  • The editorial board carefully selects qualified reviewers with expertise in the relevant research field.
  • Reviewers are chosen based on their academic credentials, research experience, and ability to provide fair and constructive feedback.

1.2 Double-Blind Review:

  • The journal employs a double-blind peer review process, ensuring the anonymity of both authors and reviewers.
  • Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based solely on their scientific quality, methodology, and relevance.

1.3 Reviewer Recommendations:

  • Reviewers provide recommendations for manuscript acceptance, revision, or rejection, accompanied by constructive comments to assist authors in improving their work.
  • The final decision rests with the editor, considering the reviewers’ feedback and the overall quality and suitability of the manuscript.
  1. Editorial Decision:

2.1 Decision Criteria:

  • Editors make decisions based on the manuscript’s scientific merit, originality, significance, and alignment with the journal’s aims and scope.
  • The decision types include Accept, Minor Revision, Major Revision, and Reject.

2.2 Timeliness:

  • The editorial team strives to ensure a timely review process, minimizing the duration between submission and final decision.
  • Authors are informed about the estimated timeline, and reviewers are expected to provide their feedback within the agreed-upon timeframe.
  1. Editorial Independence:

3.1 Editorial Autonomy:

  • Editorial decisions are made independently, free from undue influence, and based solely on academic and scientific considerations.
  • Editors exercise impartiality and objectivity in evaluating manuscripts, avoiding any conflicts of interest.

3.2 Conflict of Interest:

  • Editors and reviewers are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may compromise their impartiality.
  • If an editor has a conflict of interest with a submitted manuscript, it will be assigned to another editor for handling.
  1. Author Guidelines:

4.1 Manuscript Preparation:

  • Authors must adhere to the journal’s guidelines for manuscript formatting, structure, and referencing style.
  • Guidelines for manuscript submission are available on the journal’s website.

4.2 Originality and Plagiarism:

  • Authors should ensure that their work is original and properly cited, avoiding any form of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
  • The journal employs plagiarism detection tools to identify potential ethical violations.
  1. Corrections and Retractions:

5.1 Corrections:

  • The journal is committed to correcting any significant errors identified in published articles promptly.
  • Authors should notify the editorial office if errors or inaccuracies are discovered and cooperate in issuing necessary corrections.

5.2 Retractions:

  • In cases of serious ethical violations, fraudulent research, or irreparable errors, the journal may consider retracting a published article.
  • Retractions are handled in accordance with COPE guidelines and involve a transparent explanation to the readership.
  1. Editorial Board:

6.1 Composition:

  • The editorial board consists of accomplished researchers from diverse academic disciplines, representing the journal’s scope.
  • Board members provide valuable insights, expertise, and contribute to the overall editorial decision-making process.
  1. Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries regarding our editorial policies and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Email: afzalur.rahman@bakhtar.edu.af

Bakhtar Journal of Management is committed to maintaining the highest editorial standards, fostering rigorous scholarship, and promoting academic