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Author Guidelines

Authors are required to observe the following guidelines:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

  • All the submissions are to be submitted in the electronic format via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Kindly refer to the detailed author guidelines for submission.
  • Registration on Asian Law Journal is mandatory prior to the submission. Visit the website at http://www.asianlawjournal.com, register in the journal and, then log on to the journal by entering your Username and Password.
  • Upon successful submission an email acknowledgment is send to the email mentioned in the registration form of Asian Law Journal.
  • Subsequent correspondence should be routed via the Managing Editor, on the email id mentioned in the Contact section of the journal.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  • Submission of a manuscript does not assure publication in the Asian Law Journal and hence the authors will receive a notification of acceptance or rejection from the Editorial Board within the stipulated time period for review.
  • The Asian Law Journal reserve the right to send the manuscripts for peer review for evaluation of content and quality, in which case the identities of both, the author and peer reviewers, shall remain confidential.
  • The Asian Law Journal reserve the right to request for copies of any resources or authorities cited in the submitted manuscript. The publication of the manuscript remains subject to the authors providing such copies.
  • Correspondence is preferred via e-mail and should be addressed to the Managing Editor of the journal.
  • The soft copies to be sent should be in the prescribed format and a hard copy of the same may be required in which case it may be explicitly mentioned.

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES:

  • ARTICLES: As part of the journal move to encourage the development of substantive legal scholarship in electronic form, Asian Law Journal will accept manuscripts from either individual/s and/or Institutions. The journal encourages prospective authors to use the recognized format to develop concise, well-formed legal ideas and arguments. It is suggested that authors undertake research within the prescribed theme of particular issue; however meritorious work of any theme within the mandate of the journal would also be considered.
  • COMMENTARIES: We would also welcome short notes and brief legal commentary that cover timely issues and developments. We strongly encourage submissions highlighting critical analysis of a legal practitioners and policymakers.
  • SHORT NOTES & BOOK REVIEWS: The journal also welcomes short notes on recent issues or case specific studies by the authors.
  • Kindly ensure that the manuscript is structured as Title, Author(s), Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Citations, Conclusion and References.
  • The manuscript should be typed in Microsoft Word (.doc or.docx) format with standard double-spacing; using (Times New Roman) 12-point font.
  • The author(s) are required to submit their updated C.V. along with the manuscript via e-mail, addressed to the Managing Editor, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

EDITORIAL POLICY

Asian Law Journal is an international web based journal focused towards publication of legal research and review work carried out globally. All contributions to the Asian Law Journal are rigorously reviewed and selected on the basis of quality and originality of the work.

TYPE OF CONTRIBUTIONS
Manuscripts intended to be published in Asian Law Journal should be original work of the author(s) without being published or being considered for publication elsewhere.

1. RESEARCH ARTICLES

  • Research Articles ought to focus upon a particular topic that delves into a particular subject matter, which can be new or previously researched upon. Although it needs to be ensured that the work submitted is original and not copied from a prior research work contingent to the consent of the original author.
  • The length of the research article should not normally exceed 5000 words. An abstract of maximum 300 words is preferred.

2. REVIEW ARTICLES

  • High quality contribution and unsolicited review articles are considered. These articles are to review and discuss developments in a given domain. These are expected to be well focused and organized, and refrain from adopting a general 'textbook' style.
  • The length of the review article should not exceed 6000 word. An abstract of maximum 350 words is preferred.

3. EDITORIALS

  • Editorials are mainly contributed by the members of Editorial board of the Asian Law Journal However; unsolicited editorials on recent topics are also considered. For ensuring quality control these are subject to be screened/ edited by the Asian Law Journal Editorial board.
  • The length of the editorial text should be limited to 1000 words.

REVIEW / REFEREEING OF ARTICLES

Asian Law Journal adheres to a stringent review/ screening process for considering a manuscript for publication in it. If a manuscript withstands an initial pre-screening test based on the aforesaid guidelines, it is forwarded to a detail main-screening by competent reviewers/ editors and referees.
PROOFS
Asian Law Journal makes available (through internet) the finally accepted version (revised version, if any) of manuscript to the principal author/ author responsible for correspondence, for final proof reading/ check. No changes in the accepted thought-contents are allowed at this stage. The Authors should note that the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the accuracy, inclusion of up-to-date suggested revisions rest upon them.

CERTIFICATIONS, COPYRIGHTS, REPRODUCTIONS & PERMISSIONS

  • Submission of a manuscript to the Asian Law Journal by an author/ contributor would imply that the author(s) have carefully gone through the guidelines, terms and conditions of the Asian Law Journal in general and instructions to author(s) in particular.
  • Asian Law Journal provides a very broad invitation policy inviting individuals, student, academicians or any common person interested in writing over a particular subject matter. The Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties. After first publication in Asian Law Journal, permission for reproduction may be obtained from the Editors.
  • The authors bear full responsibility to check and ensure that, if the manuscript submitted contains any material that is subject to copyright or ownership rights. The employment of previously published figures/ illustrations/ images etc. in the manuscript submitted to the Asian Law Journal implies that, the author has already obtained needful written permission from the copyright/ ownership holder.
  • Illustrations and other materials having source from other publications must be properly credited.
  • Submission of manuscript also implies that all author(s) have gone through the manuscript, and have contributed to the thought contents embodied in the manuscript.

TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT

  • The work, upon publication, becomes the property of Asian Law Journal;
  • The author grants Asian Law Journal an absolute, irrevocable, royalty free and transferable right to reproduce the work in print as well as electronic media.
  • For usage of the published work in Asian Law Journal permissions for subsequent publication/reprint and/or derivative works must be obtained from the Editors of the Journal.
  • The license is granted for the duration of the subsistence of the copyright, including any extensions and/or renewals.
  • To facilitate the transfer of Copyright, Declaration and Copyright Transfer Form is provided in this document.
  • From authors, duly completed signed and scanned image of the aforesaid form, needs to reach to the Asian Law Journal Managing Editors, within 5 working days of the receipt of finally accepted (revised, if any) manuscript for proof reading.
  • Upon not receiving the duly completed aforesaid form timely, your manuscript will be kept on hold for inclusion in the intended issue of the Asian Law Journal.

ETHICAL ISSUES

This should be read in conjunction with the policies, guidelines and instructions set-out for the authors, editors, reviewers and referees. This policy applies to the Asian Law Journal in particular.

AUTHORSHIP

  • While determining the authorship, the prime principle is to look for the person(s) who is the creator of thought/ embodied idea (conception, design, execution, or analysis and interpretation of data). Authors should ensure that all those who have made significant contributions are given the opportunity to be graded as author(s). Author(s) should be practically involved in drafting the manuscript, its revision and appraisal. Other individuals who have also contributed to the study should be duly acknowledged.
  • Manuscripts should include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all author(s).
  • The order in the authorship has to be a joint decision of all the participating authors.
  • Some co-authors will be accountable for the entire article, for instance those who provide critical data, write the manuscript, or provide leadership to the junior fellows. Other co-authors may be responsible for some specific contributions to a paper.
  • All authors should have access to final version of the submitted manuscript, agree to its submission and take appropriate responsibility for it. Any individual unwilling or unable to accept appropriate responsibility for a manuscript shall not be held as a co-author.
  • Referees/ Editors should contact the relevant Editor(s) and/ or the Asian Law Journal Editorial Board, to intimate any conflict of interest in advance of reviewing/ refereeing an article (e.g. being a joint author or collaborator with one of the authors). It is implied that an Editor/ Referee will not review/ referee a manuscript that is authored by him/ her.
  • It is unethical to publish article describing essentially the same studies in more than one primary research journal. Submitting the same article to more than one journal in parallel is unethical and unacceptable.
  • Submission of manuscript to the Asian Law Journal for its consideration of publication implies that the manuscript is free from any kind of conflicts/ irregularities including those discussed above.

RESEARCH

  • Author(s)/ contributors should not consider the Asian Law Journal as a medium for marketing/ publicity of any service of their interests.
  • Author(s)/ contributors must be honest in making claims for the conclusions of their research.
  • Author(s) should acknowledge the work of others, that has been used or that has provided support/ inspiration in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their study.
  • Information gathered in private correspondence or conversation should only be used with the explicit permission of the individuals involved.
  • Information collected while providing confidential services, such as refereeing research articles etc. should not be used without the permission of the original author.

HANDLING CASES OF MISCONDUCT

  • No journal is competent to police such cases. We believe that institutions have the prime responsibility for ensuring their researchers conduct and the ethical training.
  • Asian Law Journal like other journals, do not have the resources or legal legitimacy to investigate misconduct.
  • However, Publication Management Team of the Asian Law Journal may seek advice/ information from a concerned Referee or Editorial Board member, in case it is comes/ brought to its notice, evidence that trust has been significantly compromised by author(s) or referees actions.
  • We may attempt to redress the matter by appropriate corrections in the Asian Law Journal and if deemed fit may communicate (as per Asian Law Journal norms) to the institutions or funding agencies.

PLAGIARISM AND COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS

  • Plagiarism is defined as the wrongful appropriation, close imitation, or purloining and publication, of another author’s language, thought, ideas, or expressions, and the representation of them as one’s own original work.
  • Authors should ensure that information provided by them is plagiarism-free, with appropriate citations and references wherever another author’s information is used. It should also be noted that providing citations does not justify the mass copying of information to which others own copyright.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The embodied thought contents and the opinions expressed in Asian Law Journal are those of the author(s)/ contributors, and, do not necessarily reflect the views of the members of the Editorial Board or the Publication Management Team of the Asian Law Journal or the Institution to which the author(s) are affiliated.

Asian Law Journal has full right to accept or reject a manuscript for consideration of publication in it. The decision taken by the Editorial Board/ Publication Management Team of the Asian Law Journal is final in all respects, and no further communication/ clarification/ solicitation from author(s) are expected/ entertained.

Asian Law Journal attempts to clear the manuscripts submitted to it within 2-3 months’ time-line, but cannot guarantee on further delays. It may cause owing to a number of reasons including the subject specialty of thought contents embodied in it / preference of the editors/ reviewers/ referees, on selection and onward processing of manuscripts.

An author may request for withdrawal of his/her manuscript, within a period of Ten days (with effect from the date of our acknowledgment email of the receipt of a manuscript at our end). It is not appropriate for an author to ask for the withdrawal of a manuscript after the aforesaid period/ it is put in the review process of the Asian Law Journal.

In case where the Asian Law Journal facilitates provisioning of the information on status of manuscripts, delays (if any) in the review/ refereeing or publication of manuscripts, Asian Law Journal is not obliged to reply or communicate to the authors on these subjects.

Asian Law Journal is not liable for any loss or consequences that might occur owing to use of the information/ subject-matter embodied in the ‘Journal, or delay/ non publication of a manuscript in a scheduled issue of this journal.

Asian Law Journal strives to bring-out its issues regularly, but cannot guarantee on its uninterrupted publication.

 

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