Editorial policy

Concurrences is dedicated to encouraging academic and business attention to a broad range of subjects which concern competition laws, regulations and related economics. The emphasis is on systemic problems and possible solutions in the light of empirical observations and experience as well as theoretical and multidisciplinary approaches.

The editors of Concurrences welcome contributions of articles (to be sent to review@concurrences.com in Word format). They will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual and practical contents. Any manuscripts received for review is treated as confidential documents. They are not shown to or discussed with others outside the Scientific and the Editorial Committees. They do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers.

The Editorial Committee first checks the form of the proposals (i.e. max. 50 000 characters spaces included, numbered paragraphs, journal’s style for quotations, abstracts in French and English...) and then sends these to the Scientific Committee.

The Scientific Committee assists the Editorial Committee in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Review is conducted objectively. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Except in exceptional circumstances, Concurrences publishes only unpublished articles whatever the form or the nature of the publication. Selection of the papers is conditional to a Peer review by at least two members of the Scientific Committee. Within a month, the Scientific Committee decides whether the draft article can be published and notifies the author. The author then commits him/herself not to publish the paper elsewhere. The Scientific Committee sets the order of publication of the selected papers. The author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The articles are signed by the author(s) with mention of their working statute, their institution or firm and their usual e-mail. All views expressed are strictly personal, and should not be construed as reflecting the opinion of the authors’ institutions.

The views are deemed to reflect the personal opinions of the authors, and not the ones of their institution, the publisher or any member of this journal. Authors are requested not to comment on a case in which they are or have been involved, unless the reader has been duly informed thereof. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. 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. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Since N° 1-2008, the print issue of Concurrences is published together with an electronic supplement. Authors can thus take advantage of a swifter publication, the maximum duration period being limited to 3 months. Concurrences Scientific Committee is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted should be published in the print version or in the electronic supplement.

Published authors of original articles are deemed to grant Concurrences an exclusive licence to publish the article in print and electronic forms and have received any necessary permissions from the copyright owners of any third party material included in the article.

All authors receive the original pdf version of their article to which links can be created from a firm or institutional website, provided is added a hyperlink to Concurrences’s website mentioning "Published in Concurrences Review, www.concurrences.com" together with the references of the publication.

 See Citation Rules