Ethics Policy

Ethical Responsibilities and Malpractice Avoidance Policy

This part of the Review Policy establishes the ethical standards for participants of the publication process of this Review and will regulate the responsibilities of them.

  1. Editors. Editors are the responsible people for conducting review process, working with article authors, represent the Review and creating international cooperation. Editors act balanced and fairly in regard to every issue falling into their duties, and show no discrimination in the base of gender, race or nationality. Editors must show high respect and sensitiveness to authors, reviewers, subscribers who need the service of them.
  2. Reviewers. The reviewers review the articles according to their areas of specialization and report to the Editor-in-Chief their opinion on the publication, as well as the parts that need improvement. They must provide objective feedback, maintain author and article confidentiality, and notify the Editor-in-Chief of any conflict of interest.
  3. Authors. Required assistance shall be provided by authors to the publisher in the review and publication process. They bear responsibility for originality and conformity of citations. Authors confirm that submitted articles have not been or are not currently under the consideration of the publication of any other journal.
  4. Publisher. Publisher shall organize the publication process according to the minimum sufficient standards described above. The more detailed ethical standards will be applied in the practice of the Review.
  5. The case of unethical behavior. The breach of these standards and any kind of unethical behavior should be reported to the head of the editorial board or publisher. The notification shall be detailed, and sufficient information about notifying person must be given.
  6. Prosecution of unethical behavior. The unethical behavior or misconduct and its results are examined by the editorial board and publisher. Editorial board has discretionary authority to take measures in order to eliminate bad consequences of unethical behavior. Editorial board has a right to collect evidence and consult the publisher. It depends on the size of the misconduct.
  7. Taken measures.
  • Explaining the standards to the author or reviewer or informing about the correction where the misconduct appears.
  • Sending notification to the author; academic adviser; institutional head of the author about strict measures if the necessary corrections or acts will not be made.
  • Stoppage of the publication process regarding the relevant article or author.
  • Putting a ban on the author for the determined/undetermined term. It blocks the submissions from that author and excludes from the audience of events.
  1. Copyright and access. Authors keep all rights to the submitted article, however, the publisher of the Review is recognized as the only publisher of the article. Thus, the author takes the obligation of (1) not sending the article to any other publisher (Journals, Reviews, Reports, etc.), (2) to withdraw the article from the queue of other publishers whether it is submitted. BSU Law Review provides electronic access through the website and databases. The subscription list is described on the website.
  2. Periodicity of the Review. The Review is published in a Volume and two Issues in a year. First Issue of the Volume is published in February, and the second Issue is published in May.
  3. Archiving. The Publisher uses different cloud drives to back up published volumes of the Review. All the Volumes are published in website and collaborator databases.
  4. Publication fee. Submission and publication of articles are free of charge.

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