Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of Corporate Law Adviser (ISSN – 0970-8987)

Corporate Law Adviser is a peer-reviewed journal committed to ensuring the highest standards of publication ethics. Our Journals, Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is largely based on Guidelines and Standards developed by the Committee on Publication ethics (COPE)

We expect our Authors, Reviewers and Editors along with us to carefully follow the publication ethics prescribed below to check and discourage publication malpractices of any kind.

Duties of Editor/s

Editors shall evaluate the submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit and their relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.

Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial board members, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent.

Editors will recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers are expected to assist Editors to arrive at the decision of publication of a submitted article. The role of reviewers is of great importance at Corporate Law Adviser as both the author and the editor expect a lot from them.

Reviewers are supposed to maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript papers under review. No reviewer is expected to disclose the article or any of its part to anyone except when necessary to the Editor concerned or the Editorial board.

Reviewers should refrain from considering manuscripts wherein they have conflict of interest of any nature. Information or ideas received while reviewing the manuscript must not be used for personal or anyone’s advantage.

In case any Reviewer feels unqualified to review the manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should immediately notify the editor so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. The Reviewer shall strive to submit their comments within three weeks of receipt of the manuscript.

Duties of Authors

Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and they have NOT used the work and /or words of others .Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is completely unacceptable at Corporate Law Adviser.

Authors should ensure that the manuscript or any of its part is neither published in a journal nor is under consideration for publication in any other journal. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

The Author shall submit the article with an abstract which should describe the substance of the paper in brief.

The Author must divide the Article into convenient Paras and Sub-Paras, giving suitable captions to the Paras. Lengthy excerpts from the judgments /Reproduction of section /sub-section and lengthy extract from the source material should be avoided.

Authors should disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Funding agency, if any, which supported the research should be duly acknowledged.

After the publication of an Article, If an Author discovers a significant inaccuracy or error(s) in the paper, the author should immediately approach the Editor or the Publisher to take remedial steps including publication of a ‘Corrigendum’ or even the retraction/withdrawal of the paper.

Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, copyright permissions etc.

Duties of the Publisher

The Publisher shall:

  • Provide all practical support to the editor and editorial board so that they can follow the best ethical practices to publish the Journal.
  • Ensures the autonomy of editorial decisions.
  • Protects intellectual property and copyright.
  • In cases of alleged misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editor, will take all appropriate measures to provide remedy to the aggrieved. This includes the prompt publication of a corrigendum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.
  • Give widest circulation to the Article by publishing it, besides its print Journal “Corporate Law Adviser” on its Online platform CLAonline