CODE OF PUBLICATION ETHICS

CODE OF PUBLICATION ETHICS

The IIUM Law Journal is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. Below is a summary of our key expectations of authors, reviewers and editors.

  1.     Authors’ responsibilities
  • To confirm that the manuscript submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and has no elements of plagiarism.  
  • To ensure that the manuscript does not violate any copyright or intellectual property rights and to obtain written permission from the owner if copyrighted material exceeding approximately 100 words from a journal article or approximately 500 words from a book is used.
  • To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. 
  • To notify the journal editor of a significant error in their publication and cooperate with the editor in regard to corrections thereof and in the events of retraction of the paper.
  • To ensure that all authors have significantly contributed to the research in the case of multiple authorship.
  1. Reviewers’ responsibilities
  • To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively and thoroughly, in a timely manner.
  • To alert the editor of any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to the manuscript under review. 
  • To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author and not to retain or copy the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the authors.
  1.     Editors’ responsibilities
  • Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  • Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept.
  • Peer reviews are double-blinded and editors shall preserve anonymity of reviewers.
  • Editors should be prepared to publish an erratum or corrigendum, where this is deemed necessary.
  1.     Procedure for unethical behavior
  • The Editorial Board shall monitor and safeguard the above publication ethics.
  • Misconduct and unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the Editorial Board at any time, by anyone.
  • The editorial Board shall deal with such allegations in a professional manner.