Provided article must be the result of the original research, in a form of the initial publication, which is not published elsewhere or provided for publication, in the same or in another language.
Compilation or texts containing revision, where the research and provisions for recommendations and conclusions done by the author, cannot be identified, are inadmissible.
The consistency of the article, analysis of a problem, objectivity of citation, novelty and versatility of a referenced literature is important.
Fragmentation must be avoided in the article, if there are several co-authors, their research must be merged to prevent the loss of integrity and unanimous style of the article;
The results of the research must be provided clearly, in good faith and not through the falsification/manipulation of irrelevant data.
One entire research must not be divided into several parts or in order to publish in several journals.
In the paper author can criticize a work done by other scholar, however, a personal critique is inadmissible.
Using hate speech, uncensored and offensive phrases and phrases causing ethnic and religious hostility are inadmissible for the author. Author’s article provided for publication must not have discriminatory character.
If the author uses tables, diagrams, processed statistics or texts, that is already published elsewhere, he/she is obliged to obtain a permission from the owner of the author’s rights. This information must be referred in the footnote of the article.
Articles can be submitted individually, as well as with co-authorship, but not more than 5 co-authors.
If co-authorship, a contact person must be indicated, with which the editorial will have a communication, additionally, submitting contact and affiliation information about every co-author, is mandatory.
Co-author must verify co-authorship through the Journal’s email, otherwise, application for publication of the article will be cancelled.
Author should be able to indicate the part of the article on which the co-author is responsible.
Author(s) may have assistant, which takes part in the article’s non-scientific side (technical assistance, data collection, writing assistance, text correction, revision, etc.). In this case he/she must be referred as the assistant and not as the author.
Peer Review Process
In order to publish the article in the journal “Law and World”, a confidential review from two reviewers is mandatory.
For each article, a reviewer is chosen by the chief editor, based on the consultations with the members of the editorial board.
A reviewer does not have information about the author of the article, whereas an author of the article does not have information about the reviewer of his/her article.
Reviewers are scholars from various universities worldwide, whose qualifications and academic works are totally in line with the content of the article.
The article is published based on two positive reviews.
If the article qualifies for one positive and one negative review, the article is sent to the third reviewer, whose evaluation decides the issue of the publication.
The process of evaluation of the article lasts for 10 days after receiving the article, however as an exception, the term can be continued for a reasonable time, according to the request of the reviewer.
Recommends publishing the article as submitted (positive review).
Does not recommend publishing the article (negative review).
The article is a result of quality scientific research, however, the reviewer has important recommendations and the author is given the possibility to revise the article, according to the specified remarks and comments.
A review is positive if the reviewer gives an article at least 70 points, based on the form of the evaluation.
In case of fewer than 70 points, the reviewer provides a negative review or recommends the author to revise it, based on the specific remarks and comments.
If there are remarks and comments from a reviewer, the editorial board suggests the author accept the recommendations or substantiate his/her position. If the author accepts, within the period of two months, he/she revises the article according to the recommendations. The final review of the revised text is made by the same reviewer.
If there are recommending remarks/opinions, consent for the changes done is required from all of the peer.
If the author does not accept the reviewer’s remarks, his/her substantiated position is reviewed by the editorial board, which can make a decision to publish the article or to refuse to publish it.
The decision by the editorial board to publish the article is made based on two positive recommendations, however, this does not guarantee publication, because the final decision to publish is made by the editorial board.
Any fact of plagiarism is considered as unethical and unacceptable behavior. Author must ensure proper and accurate indication of the sources used in his/her article.
Submitted article, after checking its consistency with technical parameters, is being checked using the digital platform – Turnitin.
Based on Turnitin’s platform, a report is prepared, which encompasses information on the documents with which the resemblance is established in the article.
Considering that Turnitin only checks information available in the internet, it does not fully ensure finding other forms of plagiarism, for example: rephrased plagiarism, etc. Therefore, after checking it in Turnitin, the article is reviewed confidentially, in two-fold manner, according to the rules established by the “Law and World”.
Except checking the scientific quality of the article, a reviewer observes if there is a resemblance, in any form, with published works of other scholars on the same topic.
If, in any form, plagiarism is revealed, editorial board reviews it according to the Code of Ethics of the “Law and World”.
Open access policy
The “Law and World” is an open access journal. It offers free, rapid and constant access to a reader, worldwide, and for authors – wide dissemination of published articles and their placement in the rated international scientific databases and digital repositories.
The journal is a signatory to the Budapest and Berlin Open Access Declarations.
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Authors are allowed to reproduce their own papers, but they are required to credit the journal as the source of the original publication.
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