PUBLICATION ETHICS & POLICY
The journal does not in any way entertain any content which has already been published elsewhere. Any plagiarism found in any kind of paper is strictly forbidden. All papers shall undergo peer-reviewed process and the decision of reviewers shall be final and binding. A clear description of ethical principles will help manage author expectations and will help manage situations that may arise if these statements have not been adhered to by authors.
IJOSLCA respects intellectual property and aims at protecting and promoting the original work of its authors. Manuscripts containing plagiarized material are against the standards of quality, research and innovation. Hence, all authors submitting articles to our Journal on this website are expected to abide by ethical standards and abstain from plagiarism, in any form. In case, an author is found to be suspected of plagiarism in a submitted or published manuscript then, his / her submission will be considered invalid.
- Authors, upon submission, must communicate their acceptance of the following conditions: a) The work, upon publication, becomes the property of IJOLSCA; b) Permissions for subsequent publication/reprint and/or derivative works must be obtained from IJOSLCA;
- Indian Journal of Socio-Legal and Contemporary Affairs (‘IJOSLCA‘) follows a comprehensive blind review procedure and shall endeavour to keep the authors informed about the current status of their manuscript as it goes through each stage of review.
- IJOSLCA retains complete discretion over acceptance/rejection of manuscripts.
- IJOSLCA does not entertain requests for advance decisions based on abstracts, topic proposals or outlines. Editorial decisions shall be based solely on review of the final manuscripts submitted by the authors.
- Post-review, manuscripts may be returned to the authors with suggestions related to substance and/or style. Acceptance of a manuscript may be made contingent on incorporation of such suggestions.
- Authors of accepted articles are entitled to receive a complimentary electronic copy of the issue in which their article has been published.
- IJOSLCA reserves the right to request copies of any resources or authorities cited in the manuscript.