Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Business, Management and Education is the semiannual  peer-review journal  published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press since 2003.

Business, Management and Education provides insights of research advancements and understandings in the field of business, economics, management and all its relevant educational aspects. It will publish double peer-reviewed articles in areas relevant to business, economics, management and higher education research, from the perspectives of insights in business, management and higher education research and related policy considerations. Editorial board is always focused on the selection of the highest-quality original articles that present innovative research ideas, relevant research results, report significant business case studies and raise awareness of pressing research and application challenges.

Business, Management and Education is also intended to serve as a bridge between business, economics, management and higher education researchers and practitioners, including related public and private sectors and government policy makers as well.

The Journal is designed for publishing articles in the following fields of research:
– Regional competitiveness through investment efficiency;
– Production economics and management;
– Innovation management;
– Financial engineering;
– Financial institution management in times of economic turbulence;
– Social and economical environment of business development;
– Sustainable enterprise;
– Higher Education Management.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Business, Management and Education are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure quality of the material published.

All manuscripts undergo preliminary evaluation at the editorial level and those judged to be of significant importance are peer reviewed by two external experts.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically and all correspondence takes place through the journal system. Double-blind peer review system is employed so neither reviewers’ nor author’s identities are revealed to the other party to ensure the quality of research published in the journal.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues relevant to the grounds of originality and scientific novelty, methodology applied, data used, etc. The formal aspects of a manuscript are taking into consideration as well. All relevant information and detailed reviewers' comments are forwarded to the author(s).

Possible decisions for peer reviewers for each manuscripts:

  • Accept manuscript, if there is no need for any revision;
  • Accept after revision, if the author makes the requested revisions;
  • Revise and resubmit after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round;
  • Submit elsewhere if the manuscript is better suited for another journal;
  • Reject manuscript if the manuscript is substandard;

In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Editors if judged to be out of scope or if scientifically or formally substandard.


Open Access Policy

Authors contributing to Business, Management and Education agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, that the work is not used for commercial purposes, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear.

Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press. However, authors are required to transfer copyrights associated with commercial use to the Publisher. Revenues from commercial sales are used to keep down the publication fees. Moreover, a major portion of the profits generated from commercial sales is placed in a fund to cover publication fees for researchers from developing nations and, in some cases, for young researchers.



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Publication fee

With the support of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University so there is no publication fees.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Business, Management and Education is peer-reviewed research journal published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press. The journal is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. In order to provide our readers with a research journal of high quality, Business, Management and Education is guided by the following principles:


  • The editor is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the academic record, for having processes in place to assure the quality of the material they publish and for precluding business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
  • Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal. Each manuscript should be judged without regard to the race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Articles may be rejected without review if the Editor considers the article obviously not suitable for publication.
  • The editor must not use privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review for personal gain or to discredit others.
  • The editor ensures that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions (i.e. individuals who are able to judge the work and are free from disqualifying competing interests).
  • Using the double-blind peer review system neither reviewers’ nor author’s identities are revealed to the other party to ensure the quality of research published in the journal. There are at least two or more reviewers for each paper published in the journal.
  • The editor has systems in place to give authors the opportunity to make original research articles freely available.
  • The editor has systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.


  • The reviewers assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript. By formulating suggestions to the authors, the reviewers can contribute to the improvement of submitted works.
  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, should not submit an inadequate or superficial review.
  • The reviewers should comment on the originality of submissions and should be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.
  • The reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest and excuse themselves from involvement with any manuscript they feel they would not be able to review objectively or fairly.


  • The authors ensure that they have submitted original works, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • The authors ensure that all individuals named as authors have legitimate input into the work and manuscript and that everyone who was involved with the work and preparation of the manuscript is listed.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. A paper should containsufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  • Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is considered as an unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • All authors should disclose in their manuscript relevant funding sources
  • Authors are required to to declare whether or not they have financial professional, or personal interests from other parties or other conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript.
  • When an author founds error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the journal editor and cooperate with him to retract or correct the paper.

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of a correction statement or erratum or, in the most severe cases, the retraction of the affected work.

Business, Management and Education ISSN 2029-7491, eISSN 2029-6169
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