Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

As a journal, IJLA is committed to peer review integrity. It publishes research papers and articles that has not been published elsewhere. IJLA applies to CrossCheck for screening the unoriginal material.


Ethical Guidelines for Authors

Authors are expected to adhere to the following guidelines

  • All authors must warrant their article is their own original work. They should include citation as long as they use other person’s ideas, language, pictures, graphs and tables. Without citing the source, copying even a single sentence from your work other works and papers leads to plagiarism.
  • All authors named in the work are held accountable for the content of the paper. Including authors who have not contributed to the research or exluding authours who have contributed is unacceptable.
  • Concurrent submission is not acceptable. Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. Related to this subject, authors should not submit previously published work, as well.
  • Authors should be loyal to the findings of their research. Fabrication of data, making up data or result and reporting them, is unacceptable. Manipulating the data, materials, deleting, omitting or supression of conflicting data without justification causes mistrust. Authors must avoid making defamatory statements in their papers as this can be construed as impugning any person’s reputation.


Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers

  • Reviewers should be aware that the peer review process is confidential and should not be shared with anyone outside the process.
  • Unbiased consideration should be given to each manuscript  by the reviewers.
  • Reviewers should provide a comprehensive and constructive peer review report and recommendation in a timely manner.
  • Reviewers should inform the Editor if the manuscripts are plagiarized or published elsewhere.


Ethical Guidelines for Editors-in-Chef/Editorial Board Members

  • Editors and editorial board should adhere to the following ethical guidelines for IJLA articles that seem worthy of peer review.
  • Editors and editorial board of the journal should be aware that the peer review process is confidential and should not be shared with anyone outside the process.
  • Without regarding race, sex, language, religion, nationality, seniority or institutional affiliation; editors and editorial board should give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for consideration for publication.
  • Upon receiving a claim that submitted article is plagiarized,  under consideration elsewhere or has already been published, editor has the duty to investigate the matter with IJLA.

 If there is a violation of any of the above said policies in papers submitted to IJLA, the manuscript will be rejected or removed. 



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