Code of Ethics for Research and Prevention of Malpractice

Ethical Guidelines

Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical practice and is unacceptable. The purpose of these guidelines is to maintain integrity in research activity. The institution publishes KLE Law Journal and CHIGURU annually. To achieve the objectives stated above it has been made mandatory to the Authors, Editors, Reviewers & Publisher are adhere to the codes. The code envisages the following duties.

Duties of authors:

  1. Author’s report of original research should disclose an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A research paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements would constitute unethical practices.    

Duties of Editor:

Duties of Reviewers:

  1. Peer review shall review the research work objectively, and make necessary suggestions for the improvement of the paper in order to publish in journal. Further they may make appropriate suggestions to editors  in taking a decision in respect of selecting paper for publication
  2. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research paper or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process.
  3. Any research work received for review shall be treated as confidential and it shall not be shown or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.
  4. Reviewer shall be refrained from making personal criticism on the research work. Further they should express their view with reasons.
  5. Reviewers shall identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. A reviewer shall also call to the editor’s attention on any substantial similarity or overlap between the research work under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Submitted unpublished materials shall be kept confidential and must not be used in a reviewer’s own research work without the express written consent of the author.
  7. Reviewers shall not review the research work in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

4. Publisher: