Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Publishers (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
The RSIL Law Review aims to maintain principles of transparency, promote research integrity, protect intellectual property and copyright, and foster editorial independence. We will strive to ensure that peer review is fair, unbiased, and timely, and that manuscripts submitted to the Review are confidential while they are being reviewed. The Law Review and the Board strives to meet the needs of readers and authors to constantly improve the journal.
The Editorial Board will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the article’s importance, originality and clarity, its validity and relevance to the Review’s scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism will also be considered.
The editors will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to
anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author’s explicit written consent.
Any manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents. They will not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. All reviews will be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author will not be part of the review process. We will endeavour to ensure that reviewers do not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors.
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their article with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. Authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.
Any complaints or appeals should be communicated to the Editorial Board and will be handled confidentially and in a timely manner. Complaints against an editor will be investigated by the rest of the Board to the exclusion of that editor in the first instance, but may be handed over to the Advisory Board if appropriate.