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Open access policy and authorship


At the time of submitting the application, the authors will be asked to agree with the "publication agreement". If extracts from other copyrighted works are included, the author (s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and cite the source in the article.

If a table or figure has been previously published, authors must obtain written permission from the copyright owner to reproduce the material in both print and electronic form and submit it with the manuscript. This is indicated both for illustrations and other materials taken from previously published works that are not in the public domain.

ESIC Market does not charge authors any article processing charges (APCs) to publish their papers.

ESIC Market provides immediate free access to its content, with the conviction that making this information available to the public favors a greater global knowledge exchange.

In this sense, the journal follows the DOAJ definition of open access: "We define them as journals in which the copyright holder of a scholarly work grants the rights of use to others using an open licence (Creative Commons or equivalent) that allows immediate free access to the work and permits any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose.

ESIC Market adheres to different initiatives that promote free access to knowledge, such as Plan S of the cOAlition S, or the principles of the communication infrastructure for academic publication and open science AmeliCA, so all ESIC Market contents are from free and open access and are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).

That is why the authors who publish in ESIC Market must accept the following conditions:

- The authors retain the copyright, assigning to ESIC Market the right of the 1st publication, with the work registered with the Creative Commons attribution license (which allows third parties to use what is published as long as they mention the authorship of the work and the 1st publication in this journal).

- Authors can make other independent and additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the article published in ESIC Market (eg, publish it in a book or in an institutional repository) provided that it is clearly indicated that the work was published for the first time in ESIC Market.

- Authors are allowed, and even recommended, to publish their work on the Internet (institutional, personal pages, social networks, etc.) since it can facilitate exchanges.

- Authors are allowed, and even encouraged, to deposit supplementary material, at least the research data underlying publications, in institutional or thematic open access repositories federated in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Author contributions
For the sake of transparency, authors must attach a Declaration of Authorship in the Comments to the Editor with their application. In this declaration, the authors must inform about the criteria chosen to decide the order of signature of the article, as well as the specific contribution of each of the authors to the article, using the relevant roles: Conceptualization; Data collection; Formal analysis; Formulation; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. Authorship statements should be formatted with the names of authors first and their role. They must also be signed by each and every one of the authors. No additional authors may be added during the editing process unless there is good cause. The journal is not responsible for the authors that may have been omitted in the submission process. 


All contributors who do not meet the authorship criteria must appear in an "Acknowledgments" section. Some examples of those that could be recognized include a person who provided purely technical help or written assistance, or a department head who only provided general support.

Bibliographic references

Authors must be fair, but discriminatory, in their selection of references. Bibliographic details (for example, date and page numbers) must be accurate. Only articles that are genuinely important should be included: citations of marginal relevance should not be included and authors should avoid citing articles in predatory journals or pseudo-journals. Retracted publications should never be cited in the bibliography; when discussing retractions, the notice of retraction should be cited. If a misprint, correction, or editorial expression of concern has been published for reference, it should be included in the bibliography.


ESIC Market is not responsible for the content of any article and the fact that it sponsors its dissemination does not necessarily imply compliance with the theses presented.
The publisher, in any case, is exempt from all responsibility derived from the possible infringement of intellectual property rights by the author.