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Journal Policies

Scope of the Journal
Publication ethics
Peer review process
Self-archiving policy
Material disclaimer
Pre-publication policy

SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement provides a platform for leading scholarship on public and private competition law enforcement, at both domestic and international levels.

The journal covers a wide range of enforcement related topics, including: public and private competition law enforcement, cooperation between competition agencies, the promotion of worldwide competition law enforcement, optimal design of enforcement policies, performance measurement, empirical analysis of enforcement policies, combination of functions in the competition agency mandate, and competition agency governance. Other topics include the role of the judiciary in competition enforcement, leniency, cartel prosecution, effective merger enforcement, competition enforcement and human rights, and the regulation of sectors.

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PUBLICATION ETHICS

Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

Originality

By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

Conflicts of interest

If any of the Editors feel that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission or book for review, for example if the author is at the same institution as the Editor, they will declare it to the other editors and/or editorial board, and the submission or review will be handled by one of the other editors.

As part of the submission process, corresponding authors are required to confirm whether they or their co-authors have any conflicts of interest to declare, and to provide details of these.

If the manuscript is published, conflict of interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.

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PEER REVIEW PROCESS

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by one of the Editors. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal.

Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors’ judgment a decision is given on the manuscript.

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SELF-ARCHIVING POLICY

For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.

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MATERIAL DISCLAIMER

The opinions expressed in the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement are those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors, the editorial board, Oxford University Press or the organization to which the authors are affiliated.

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PRE-PUBLICATION POLICY

The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement does not accept papers that have been previously published elsewhere with the exception of working papers series. The Journal’s policy regarding working paper series is:

  • Pre-publication in working paper series is allowed where submission to the working paper series is prior to acceptance by the Journal.
  • The working paper version may remain online after publication in the Journal.
  • The working paper version should NOT be updated after acceptance by the Journal.
  • Authors are requested to append the appropriate citation to the working paper version on acceptance by the Journal (if the working paper series allows this).
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