Publication Ethics

In the guidelines (outlining writing rules and regulations) has been underscored the importance of author’s statement that his/her (or their) articles has never been published earlier in whatever media and is not the result of plagiarism.

As a legal scientific journal, Veritas et Justitia, has the responsibility, to assure and guarantee that publication ethics, at each step of the process, shall be honored. Therefore it is of utmost importance that every stakeholder (author(s), editorial boards, reviewers, publishers and society in general) agrees to support and uphold publication ethics or standards established.

Selection and Decision to Publish

The editiorial/managing board possess the authority to select articles submitted by contributors. Editors following guidelines determined by the Editorial Boards decides which articles, evaluated and passing the peer review, shall be accepted and published.  The Board shall take into account and review manuscripts on the basis of its likely possibility of defamation, copyright infringement or plagiarism.  In this respect, the Board shall also open discussion with peer reviewers. Contributors, readers or visitors should respect the Board’s final decision in this matter.

Non-discrimination-Fair Treatment

The Editorial/Managing Board guarantees fair treatment to all contributor and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, political or philosophical orientations.

Confidentiality

The editorial boards and editors is under the obligation not to reveal any information regarding manuscripts submitted and the personal identity of the contributor to third parties, including but not limited to other contributors and peer reviewers.  Similarly, the board as well as editors shall not reveal peer reviewers’ identity to contributors.  All manuscripts submitted, unless otherwise decided by editors, shall not be subjected to open discussion. Subject matters not published should not be used by the editors or the board in any way, unless they acquire prior consent from contributors/authors.