Publication Ethics and Malpractice

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Authors, editors and board members, and reviewers of the Technology Innovation Management Review are expected to comply with the following statement on publication ethics and malpractice.


Authors submitting their work to the TIM Review will:

  • follow the author guidelines in preparing and submitting their work
  • confirm that their work is original and is not currently under consideration by another publication
  • ensure their work is free from data manipulation, plagiarism, and other forms of research misconduct and that sources are referenced appropriately, including the use of quotation marks for short passages of text reproduced verbatim
  • make the editor aware (at any point during or after the completion of the publication process) of any errors or inaccuracies that may have substantial implications for the interpretation of the work
  • declare conflicts of interest and funding sources, where required/applicable
  • consent to publishing their article under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY)

Editors and Board Members

Editors and Board Members of the TIM Review will:

  • strive to meet the needs of readers and authors
  • ensure that the material accepted for publication is in line with the defined scope and quality standards of the journal
  • encourage debate, criticism, and differing perspectives on topics
  • champion inclusivity and assessment based on the merits of the material (e.g., originality, clarity, validity, relevance, and quality)
  • preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards
  • receive and investigate any ethical issues reported
  • always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed
  • strive to constantly improve the journal


Reviewers assessing material submitted to the TIM Review will:

  • provide and support recommendations regarding the suitability of material for publication in the journal while upholding standards of quality and rigour
  • provide fair, courteous, and constructive feedback to author(s) to help improve their work, regardless of perceived quality
  • return reviews within the timescale agreed with the editor
  • follow the guidance provided by the editor to ensure that authors receive full and complete feedback on their submissions
  • make the editor aware of any potential conflicts of interest they have with material they are reviewing
  • alert the editor to any perceived ethical misconduct in the material under review
  • maintain the integrity of the journal’s double-blind review process during and after completion of the review process