The editors of the journal adopt the ethical principles based on the international research standards utilized by leading international scientific publishers. Compliance with ethical standards is mandatory for all stakeholders in the publication process – the authors, reviewers, editorial board members, editors-in-chief and publisher.

CAER is driven by the principles of openness, honesty, pluralism, friendliness, drive for knowledge and research, positive communication among the editorial staff, authors and readers. Rude, envious, and arrogant behavior will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is unacceptable as well.

Responsibilities of authors
  1. By sending the article to the editor, the author(s) confirm that the article is not being considered by the editorial office of another journal and that it has not been published anywhere before.
  2. Responsibility for the content of the article lies with the authors. In the presented article, only original scientific data and official statistics should be used. By submitting an article, the authors agree to the processing of their work and plagiarism check, as well as storing the results in the system database.
  3. In case of referencing materials from other researchers, an appropriate referencing tool should be utilized. The results discussed in the article should meet the criterion of reproducibility by other researchers. All methods of data processing, as well as the logic of the interpretation, should be clear and transparent.
  4. In case some information was received privately, i.e. in correspondence, conversation or discussion with third parties, or obtained in the course of providing confidential services, it can be used or communicated only with written permission from the information source.
  5. Authors are also responsible for voluntary or involuntary plagiarism. Improper sourcing and blind reproduction of any elements of the article (text, graphics, primary data, etc.) is not permitted. Referenced elements, reproduced with the consent of the copyright holders, must be presented in the correct format and accompanied by an appropriate link. All articles will be checked for plagiarism in accordance with the University Policy.
  6. The authors are responsible for indicating the sources of financial support for the project, the results of which are evaluated in the submitted article, as well as for identifying the contributors to the research.
  7. If authors find a considerable error or inaccuracy in the published article, they are obliged to immediately notify the editors of the journal or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to revoke or amend the publication. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that the published work contains significant errors and informs the author, the author is responsible to promptly provide the corrections or submit evidence to the editor of the correctness of the data in the submitted article.
Responsibilities of editors
  1. The editors of the journal accept previously unpublished articles containing an original scientific study or an extensive review on a certain topic that corresponds to the general research direction of the journal for review. If the work is found to repeat more than 25% of the previously published work, according to the results of the Anti-Plagiarism check, the editorial board reserves the right to refuse to publish the article.
  2. The editors of the journal are responsible for making decisions regarding the articles proposed for consideration. The scientific value of the article and its importance for scientific progress are the basis for making a decision on whether to accept or refuse to publish.
  3. The editors of the journal, in the process of reviewing the articles, must familiarize themselves in detail with the original information contained in them, however, they under no circumstances have the right to use it for their own research or for other personal reasons. The use of such information is allowed only after the official publication of the article, with the use of correct quoting and referencing, in accordance with international standards.
  4. The editors of the journal and members of the editorial board cannot disclose the information on submitted articles, with the exception of people directly related to the article review and publication process.
  5. Under no circumstances can the editors of the journal impose the citation of articles published in the Central Asian Economic Review upon the authors in order to artificially increase the scientometric indicators.
  6. Editors are required to ensure accuracy and correctness of citations in an article approved for publication.
  7. Editors should evaluate the articles only on basis of the intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political views of the authors.
Responsibility of Reviewers
  1. CAER employs blind review process. Similarly, authors are not aware of who exactly reviews their article.
  2. Reviewers should not disclose the information on articles submitted for a review.
  3. Prior to the publication of the article, reviewers under no circumstances have the right to use the findings presented in the submitted articles in their own research or for other purposes.
  4. Reviewers must conduct a scientific examination of the articles within the deadlines set by the editors of the journal (no more than two weeks). If it is not possible to carry out a review within the indicated time period, the reviewer must immediately notify the editorial office.
  5. When conducting an examination of the articles, reviewers should strive for maximum objectivity. The only criterion for evaluating an article is its scientific significance. Decisions based on any personal preferences of the reviewer are not allowed.
  6. If there is any conflict of interest in any form between the reviewer and the author, the reviewer must immediately notify the editorial staff of the journal and refuse to review.
Conflict of interests
All parties should avoid the occurrence of conflicts of interest in any form at all stages of the process of reviewing the article and submitting it to the press. In the event of a conflict of interest, the person(s) involved should immediately notify the editorial office.
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