Publishing Ethics

The Köz-gazdaság journal attaches great importance to the fact that the articles to be published in the journal contain original thoughts and ideas and can contribute to the discussions in the field. A more detailed description of the aim and scope of our journal can be found at the following page.

In the following, we describe our basic publishing rules and principles, which apply primarily to authors and reviewers, as well as the responsibilities of the editors of the paper.


Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement 

Our authors may only submit manuscripts for publication that have not yet been published in other journals, in whole or in part. The originality of the manuscript and the avoidance of duplication are treated as a priority by both the editors and the blind reviewer of the manuscript. If a manuscript is found to have been previously published in whole or in part, the manuscript will be rejected or revised, depending on its size and nature. In the case of minimal repetition (e.g. methodology) or previously possible working paper publication, our journal expects authors to include a previously published article as a reference. In case of a greater degree of redundancy, we will contact the correspondent author on further suggestions on the basis of the reviewer's proposal. Our journal is dedicated to original and non-redundant manuscripts.

It is an important obligation of our future authors to include in the manuscript as authors only persons who have mainly contributed to the manuscript. If there is a suspicion that there are persons in the manuscript who have not actually contributed to the manuscript, our journal will investigate the matter and contact the correspondent author to clarify the matter.

Our journal is committed to the role of any person in some form in the manuscript who has been involved in the development of the article, even in a small slice, so we ask our authors to include in this footnote those who contributed to the preparation of the article.

In addition to the inclusion of real authors, it is of paramount importance that authors include any information that suggests a potential conflict or counter-interest. Therefore, the manuscript should always include the job that gave rise to the conflict and the financial support that the authors received for the research. These potential conflicts are examined by both the editor delegated to the manuscript and the reviewer of the article. If there is a suspicion that some important information is not included in the article, our designated editor will contact the correspondent author immediately.

In addition to the originality of the authors, we place great emphasis on ensuring that not the slightest suspicion of plagiarism arises in the case of manuscripts. For the investigation of plagiarism, our editors also use the help of plagiarism detection software (URKUND or Crossref), and it is also the task of our designated blind reviewer to report any suspicion of plagiarism to the editors, who will immediately contact the correspondent author in case of suspicion. In all cases where it is established that the manuscript is affected by plagiarism will be rejected immediately.

In addition to plagiarism, our journal examines possible data manipulation and the inclusion of false data in a similarly rigorous manner. As with plagiarism, if data manipulation is suspected, the manuscript is immediately rejected. If the manuscript uses calculations and calculation models, we ask our authors, in addition to the text of the manuscript, to provide the raw data for the calculation so that the blind reviewer and the editorial staff can check it. In addition, if required by the methodology performed in the manuscript, please indicate in a separate statement that the research (e.g., experiment) fully complied with the ethical principles of the researcher currently in effect.

We would like to mention here that if any conflict of interest, plagiarism or data manipulation arises in our reader, in a previously published article, please notify our editorial staff ( in a letter to our editorial office.

Our journal is a free quarterly journal with open access. All articles to be published so far and in the future are also available free of charge on our website. Our site applies Creative Commons CC-BY-NC law to articles. Our authors may use their manuscripts in part or in full at a later date, provided that they mark the article published in the RETP journal as the original source. Publication in our journal is also completely free for our authors, at no cost.

Manuscripts are involved in a double-blind proofreading process. The personal data in the submitted manuscript will be removed before being sent to the reviewer, the reviewer does not have any information about the identity of the authors. Similarly, our authors do not know any information about the identity of the reviewer. This also guarantees that any conflicts of any kind will not affect the proofreading process. If the manuscript does not fit the profile of the journal, the editorial board may reject the manuscript before sending it to the external blind reviewer. Upon receipt, the manuscript will be delegated to an editor appointed by the editor-in-chief (Professor László Trautmann).

The editor-in-chief and editor will send it to the external reviewer after checking the study.

The manuscript, as well as the editor, performs the task with complete confidentiality from the moment of its submission. Our reviewers are always prominent researchers and lecturer in the field of manuscripts, who carry out their activities free of charge for our journal. If there is a suspicion of any conflict of interest in the case of reviewers, reviewers are obliged to inform the editors and immediately reject the assignment.

Our journal strives to publish articles of the highest possible quality, which is why we attach great importance to the selection of lecturers. Due to potential conflicts of interest, our editors make sure that the reviewer and the correspondent do not come from the same institution in any way. The same rules apply in cases where an editor or a member of the staff of the paper wishes to submit a manuscript. In these cases, another editor will take care of the manuscript in addition to his or her previous duty of confidentiality.

It is the responsibility of our reviewers to ensure that articles are published to the highest possible standard in accordance with the above principles, so it should be clearly stated in their evaluation whether the manuscript is recommended or rejected for publication. They have the opportunity to request amendments from the authors in order to make the manuscript suitable for publication.

We think it is important that researchers always get as many opportunities as possible to improve their manuscript, so rejected manuscripts will also receive a detailed textual evaluation from the reviewer to improve their manuscript. In each case, we will send the reviewers a separate information about the basic editorial principles of the paper, as well as the exact job description.

Our authors have the opportunity to respond to the reviewer's suggestions, criticisms or, if they think they discover another problem in the review process, they can report it to the designated editor or the editor-in-chief. All such cases are handled and investigated in accordance with the highest standards of confidentiality. Our goal is to make the process as transparent and verifiable as possible for both the author and the reviewer.

Please send these complaints to our editorial staff ( Complaints are investigated and resolved with the utmost care. If any suspicion is confirmed, the manuscript will be sent to another anonymous reviewer as soon as possible.

The publisher of our journal is Corvinus University of Budapest, thanks to which our issues can be published financially independently, without advertising subsidies. Due to the greatest possible support for future researchers, some of our issues will be implemented in cooperation with the Doctoral Schools of Corvinus University of Budapest.

Thanks to the cooperation with the Corvinus University Library, the archiving tasks of our page are performed with the help of the Library, so all our articles published so far are available in the repository of the University Library in addition to our website. This also ensures that the articles are available in all circumstances.

We would also like to facilitate a fruitful discussion about the published articles, therefore we provide an opportunity for our readers to react to the results and conclusions of each article. Please send these comments by e-mail to the journal's email address (, which our editors will forward to the authors.


If you interested in submitting to our journal please check About the Journal page and our author guidelines page as well. You can submit your manuscript here.