Publication Ethics

We want to make sure that only original and good quality research is published in our journal and for that matter we are strictly following the guidelines proposed by CoPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The researchers who want to publish their research content must need to follow the best practices and guidelines as per CoPE. Main points from the guidelines for publishing content in the Legal Lock Journal are as following:

  • The research content must be original. Plagiarism must not be more than 15% in the content.
  • The research content must not be published elsewhere or submitted elsewhere for publication.
  • There must not be any spelling and grammatical errors in the research content.
  • The research should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Researchers need to describe their methods clearly so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • The research content must be accurate, consistent, complete and without biases.
  • Research content must not be misleading, hateful, crime inspiring, pornographic, defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, vulgar.
  • Research content must not contain or promote electronic malware/virus for destructive purpose.
  • Appropriate attribution must be given to the original content if their data, designs, methods, ideas are mentioned in the research content.
  • Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgment.
  • In case of multiple authors/researchers, roles of each authors/researchers during the research, should be disclosed.
  • All sources of research funding/endorsements, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, and other support (such as specialist statistical or writing assistance) should be disclosed.
  • Personally identifiable information of people other than the researchers should be avoided without their consent.

The above points are mentioned in details in this document: standards_authors_for website_11_Nov_2011_0.pdf

Although these rules/guidelines needs to followed by the researchers/authors of research to be published, if violation of the rules are found during review and before or after publication then the whole research article will be removed/unpublished from the journal.

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