ISSN (Online): 2587-5043
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„Law and World“ Publication Ethics
1.1. The Code defines the ethical norms and rules of conduct for “Law and World“ publisher, editorial board, reviewer and Authors.
1.2. The purpose of the Code is to determine the professional dignity of “Law and World”, to respect its activities and to establish public trust towards highly qualified scientific publications;
1.3. The Code is based on the principles of fairness, objectivity, confidentiality and transparency;
1.4. This code is being developed and refined according to the current requirements in the field and best practices are being introduced from an ethical point of view.
2. Duties of Editorial Board
2.1 Editorial board must carry out its work honestly and in good faith. It builds trust of the users and is the main basis for journal evaluation;
2.2 Editorial board makes decision according to the recommendations of the reviewers, although the recommendation does not provide a full guarantee for publication of the paper, as the final decision about publication is made by the editorial board;
2.3 Editorial board decides the issue of publication according the scientific and intellectual value of the manuscript without regarding the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political views of the authors.
2.4 Editorial staff must not disclose, use or interpret information and data of submitted manuscript until it has been published or the author has given permission to do so.
2.5 If necessary, the Editor-in-Chief presents the convincing evidence developed by the editorial board regarding the content and conclusions of the paper;
2.6 If the editor-in-chief is the author / co-author of an article, he must not be involved in the evaluation process. In this case, his responsibilities will be transferred to another member of the Editorial Board.
3. Duties of reviewer
3.1 The reviewer is independent of any influence or pressure in the evaluation process of manuscript. It values all important details and is not influenced by the interests of oneself or others;
3.2. The reviewer clearly substantiates his position regarding the publication of the article;
3.3. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments;
3.4. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. The information obtained from the unpublished materials must not be used in any way: for personal purposes, or in a way that would conflict with the interests of the author or harm the goals and objectives of the journal.
3.5. The reviewer isn’t allowed to submit the article to other reviewers for evaluation without Editor-in-Chief permission;
3.6. Reviewer should reveal all the relevant published work that the author has not used and give information to the editorial board. Reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention in case of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.
3.7. If the reviewer considers himself unqualified in the evaluation process and the subject of the research exceeds his competence, he should inform the “Law and World” editorial office about it.
4. Duties of Author
4.1. The author should convince the editorial board that his work is the result of original research;
4.2. The paper must correspond exactly the requirements of „Law and World“ technical parameters “;
4.3. In case of using the ideas and quotations of other authors, the paper should be compiled in accordance with the obligatory citation style of “Law and World”
4.4. Any manifestation of plagiarism is considered as unethical and unacceptable behavior.
4.5. If signs of plagiarism appear after publication, the editorial board will examine the issue on the basis of the application of the interested person. If plagiarism is confirmed Board will discuss about author’s responsibility;
4.6. In such a case, the Editorial Board will prohibit the plagiarized author from publishing the articles in journal “Law and the World” at all or for 3 years, depending on the severity of the violation.
4.7. The author should not transfer an already published work to another journal, or should not submit a work published in another edition to „Law and World“ for evaluation;
4.8. In case of co-authorship, the editorial board publishes the paper only after the written confirmation of co-authors;
4.9. In case of a changes recommended by the reviewer, confirmation of each co-author is required;
4.10. The author has the opportunity to apply to the Editor-in-Chief for an explanation of the decision to publish the article.
5. Duties of publisher
5.1 European University Scientific Research Institute of Law ensures the fulfillment of ethical norms in accordance with the Publication Ethics of „Law and World”;
5.2 The publisher must convince the author / reader that the decision made by “Law and World” editorial board is not interfered by any external factors;
5.3. The publisher helps communication between the journal and the author;
5.4. In case of a complaint publisher suggest the best deal of it;
5.5 The publisher promotes and develops the best practices of „Law and World” and is focused on correcting inaccuracies and introducing innovations.