Ethical Policy

Ethical Policy

Ethical Policy for Editors

LGUJLS editors must perform their responsibilities fairly and maintain the quality publications. The standard publication ethics are followed vigilantly and without any biasness in processing articles according to HEC policy.


  • Authors are required to provide an undertaking/declaration stating that the manuscript under consideration contains solely their original work that is not under consideration for publishing in any other journal in any form.
  • A co-authored manuscript must be accompanied by an undertaking explicitly stating that each author has contributed substantially towards the manuscript's preparation to claim the right to authorship.

Acknowledgment of Sources

  • A paper  must  always  contain  proper  acknowledgment  of  the  work  of  others, including clear indications of the sources of all information quoted or offered, except what is common knowledge.
  • The author(s) must also acknowledge the contributions of people, organizations and institutes who assisted the process of research, including those who provided technical help, writing assistance or financial funding (in the acknowledgement).
  • The author(s) must conduct a literature review and properly cite the original publications that describe closely related work.

Data Access and Retention

  • If any question arises about the accuracy or validity of the research work during the review process, the author(s) should provide raw data to the Editor.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

  • The potential and relevant competing financial, personal, social or other interest of all author(s) that might be affected by publication of the results contained in the manuscript must be conveyed to the editor.
  • Author(s)  should  disclose  any  potential  conflict  of  interest  at  the  earliest  possible  stage, including but not limited to employment, consultancies, honoraria, patent applications/registrations, grants or other funding.
  • All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed alongside a brief overview of the role played, if any by the responses during various stages of the research.

Manuscript Acceptance and Rejection

  • Referees advice the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.