1. Submission Policy
All submissions to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication.
2. Indemnity for Liability
Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, offensive, defamatory, or racially prejudiced material. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism by the Editorial Board. Infringing, offensive or plagiarized submissions will be liable for rejection. Further the journal will not take any responsibility for any plagiarized work if inadvertently published in the journal. The sole responsibility of the same shall go to the author and author alone.
3. Open Access Journal
The FIMT Law Journal is committed to open access for academic work. All the articles published in the journal are freely accessible. There are no author charges prior to publication, and no charge for any reader for accessing and downloading our articles for their own personal use.
We strive to ensure a speedy and double blind peer review process. The journal is an annual publication with its two issues per year being published together and jointly in a single volume. The year volume is printed and released every year in November – December. All the decisions made by the Editorial Board is final and may not be subject to additional review. We request all our authors to review our terms and conditions, before contacting us with any queries.
We are not members of the Committee on Publication Ethics and COPE membership for journal editors but we follow the following guidelines as laid by the committee voluntarily:
- Follow this code, and encourage the editors they work with to follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors (http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/New_Code.pdf)
- Provide reasonable practical support to editors so that they can follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors (http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/New_Code.pdf_)
- Define the relationship between publisher, editor and other parties in a contract.
- Respect privacy (for example, for research participants, for authors, for peer reviewers)
- Protect intellectual property and copyright
- Publishers should work with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to:
- Editorial independence, research ethics, including confidentiality and consent
- Transparency and integrity (for example, conflicts of interest, research funding, reporting standards
- Peer review and the role of the editorial team beyond that of the journal editor
- Communicate journal policies (for example, to authors, readers, peer reviewers)
- Maintain the integrity of the academic record
- Assist the parties (for example, institutions, grant funders, governing bodies) responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate in the resolution of these cases
- Publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions
- Publish content on a timely basis