Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics Statement for the Journal of Law and Security

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
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1. Editor's Responsibilities

Publication decisions

The Editor in Chief is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published. The Editor in Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and is also constrained by legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor in Chief may consult with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

The Editor in Chief must ensure, that submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The Editor in Chief and all editorial staff can't reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's or editorial staff researches without the explicit written consent of the author or authors. Private information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal advantage. The Editor in Chief ensures that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact on editorial decisions.

2. Reviewer's Responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editors and the editorial board in making editorial decisions. Through the editorial communications with author the peer review can help the author in improving the manuscript.


Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research in a manuscript or knows that it´s prompt review will be impossible, should immediately contact the editor and withdraw from the review process, so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.


Any manuscripts received for review are confidential and must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown or discussed with others. Exceptions are people who are authorized by the editor.


Reviewer should be objective. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewer should express his/her view clearly and appropriately, with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously published should be accompanied by the citation. Reviewers should also point out to the editor any significant similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published data of which they have knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Private information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal advantages. Reviewers should not particapte at the review process of manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the submission.

3. Author's Responsibilities

Reporting standards

Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Essential data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. A manuscript should contain adequate detail and references, to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work. If the authors use work and/or words of others, they have to appropriately cited or quoted them. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author shouldn't in general publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is considered as an unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of others work is a must. Authors should citate publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the manuscript

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. In an Acknowledgment section are named others who have participated in certain aspects of the research.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no uninvolved authors are included in the author list of the manuscript. The corresponding author also ensures that all co-authors verified and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to it´s submission for publication. Requests to add co-authors after the acceptation of a manuscript require approval of the editor.


Disclosure and conflict of interest

All authors should state in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that could have influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support should be disclosed as well.

Fundamental errors in published work

If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal's editor or publisher, and cooperate with them to either withdraw the paper or to publish an appropriate correction statement in form of an erratum.

4. Publisher's Responsibilities/Confirmation

Intellectual property and copyright

The AMBIS University protect the intellectual property and copyright of our institute, its imprints, authors and publishing partners. The College also ensures the integrity and transparency of each published article with respect to: conflicts of interest, publication and research funding, publication and research ethics, cases of publication and research misconduct, confidentiality, authorship, article corrections, clarifications and retractions, and timely publication of content.

Scientific misconduct

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher in close collaboration with the editor, will take all appropriate actions to clarify the situation and to modify the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of a correction statement or erratum or in severe cases, the complete withdrawal of the affected work.

The AMBIS University do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, color, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its publishing programs, services and activities.