THE ETHICS OF PUBLICATION
The E-Journal of Social and Legal Studies considers publication ethics as important in the development of a respected field of knowledge. For that reason, this journal is committed to ensure submissions in accordance with academic and ethical standards to prevent publication malpractice by adhering to Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing as defined in scholarly organizations as Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Publication is free and open to the public access. We do not apply articles processing and submission fees.
All contents are found in full text on the journal without restrictions and delays. They appear immediately upon their publication.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the http://socialandlegalstudies.org/submissions/ site to be informed about the aims and scope of this Journal and to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be rejected.
The E-Journal of Social and Legal Studies, in addition to Notes for Contributors, is guided by the following principles:
- Editorial Board Duties
1.1 Publication Decisions
The editorial board of the E-Journal of Social and Legal Studies is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles will be published.
All the rights concerning retracting articles in case they are found breaching the rules of publication as stipulated here are reserved to the Editorial Board.
The principle of Non-Discrimination as to to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors is the one of the pillars observed by the the editorial board when evaluating the manuscripts for their intellectual content.
As plagiarism is demonstrated as an indicator of inadequate quality journal, or a journal that has no quality control system, the Editorial Board takes issues of plagiarism very as a danger to the academic community and strictly elaborate policy to avoid plagiarism at any price.
To ensure that the written paper or article is original before publication, The Editorial Board submits them to the iThenticate duplication-checking software program.
Furthermore, Editorial Board, always considers to investigate any claims about plagiarism or misuse of published articles.
In case an article is found to have plagiarised other works or included copyrighted materials without permission, with insufficient or wrong acknowledgement, the Editorial Board reserves the rights to actively participate in the issue by either retracting the article or submitting the claim to the managing office of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies.
The article to be published to our Journal must never have been published previously to other journals. The Editorial Board in order to prevent the same manuscript from being submitted to more than one journal, requests the authors to sign a commitment letter before the evaluation process. The commitment letter is considered as an exclusive agreement that the author retains copyright in the work and provides with the Journal of Justice the exclusive rights and licence to publish for the full legal terms of copyright.
The Editor Board is responsible for the protection of the confidentiality of all submitted materials to the journal and all communications with reviewers, unless otherwise agreed upon with the authors and reviewers in question.
- Authors Responsibilities
2.1 Prior Publication
We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.
The authors should guarantee that the works they have written are original. Works should not have been published before. Previously submitted works are not accepted and this action is considered unethical.
Authors are responsible for the originality and acknowledgement of references.
Authors may be requested to deliver the research data associate with their papers for editorial review and/or to comply with the open data requirements of the journal.
2.2 Conflict of interests
All authors should reveal in their manuscripts any financial and personal relationships with other people or institutions that could be regarded as inappropriately swaying (affecting) their work.
2.3 Preparation of manuscript
The preferred format for the manuscript is Word.
2.3 Submission of the manuscript
The E-Journal of Social and Legal Studies is hosted on Natro.net. When submitting your manuscript you can use the e-mail: email@example.com
- Reviewers Responsibilities
The E-Journal of Social and Legal Studies adheres to double blind peer review policy.
The reviewers are requested to keep the received manuscript as confidential as possible and they must never use the information accessed through peer review for their personal advantage.
Reviewers must not provide to anyone with the review or information about the paper or contact the authors directly without prior permission from the editor.
3.2 Ethical Issues
A reviewer should be alert to possible ethical issues arising from the paper and should bring them to the attention of the editor, including any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under evaluation and any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal information.
The reviews should be objectively directed and personal criticism of the author/authors is unsuitable.
Reviewers should refer to the Editor before agreeing to assess a paper where they have potential conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors.