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PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS

  • Originality of the Work

It is the duty and responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that they submit their own original work for publication. In no manner or in any form should the content be plagiarized. Plagiarism is unethical, wrong, and not at all accepted by Lex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change. In case of any plagiarism, the Journal shall not be liable for the same.

  • Acknowledgment and Proper Citation of Work

In case the author(s) is/are relying on some other person’s work to interpret or research a specific topic in their submission, proper footnoting should be done to give due acknowledgment/credit to the original authors. Unpublished words attributed to a person other than the author(s) should not be used in the submission without the consent of such person.

  • Multiple Submissions/Publications

Author(s) is/are bound to ensure that the manuscript submitted is original and unpublished at the time of submission, and are not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere. Submitting the same manuscript for multiple publications, or submitting the manuscript simultaneously to different publishers is an unethical publishing practice.

  • Authorship of the Work

The authorship of the work should be limited to those who have made a significant and substantial contribution to the writing, researching, and interpretation of the topic. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Author(s) is/are required to submit only the final version of their manuscript after it has been duly edited and consented to by all the authors.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The Editorial Board is duty bound to thoroughly evaluate the manuscripts submitted for publication. The members of the Board have to ensure that the work submitted should add to the existing available literature and knowledge of a subject/topic, and provide educational knowledge of value to the readers, at the same time complying with the guidelines and the scope of the Journal.

The submissions must be reviewed ensuring no bias and full impartiality on part of the editorial team. The work submitted must be evaluated without any regard to the gender, religion, caste, creed, and nationality of the author(s).

  • Confidentiality of Submissions

The manuscripts submitted for consideration of the Editorial Board shall be treated as confidential documents. The members of Editorial Board must not reveal any information about a submitted document to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers, and the publisher, as suitable.

  • Disclosure of Interest

No member of Editorial Board will review any submission in case they have a relation or connection with the author(s). Any conflict of interest arising, due to the editor(s) being themselves interested in the publication of a particular paper, has to be disclosed by the editor himself/herself and he/she shall recuse from the evaluation process.