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ETHICS POLICY FOR LEXIGENTIA
Lexigentia follows strict ethical policy to encourage responsible publication practices
- Guidelines on submission of the work: The authors are requested to follow the guidelines below before submitting an article to Lexigentia:
- That the work has not been published before
- That the work is not under consideration elsewhere for publication
- That copyright of any third person has not been breached in seeking its publication
- That the publication has been approved by all co-authors (if any) and responsible authorities at the institute or organization where the work has been carried out.
- Fundamental errors in published works: After submission of a manuscript, if an author discovers any significant error or inaccuracy in their submission to Lexigentia it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal Editorial Board and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
- Data fabrication or falsification: Manipulating research data with the intention of giving a false result or conclusion by removing outliers or inconvenient results, changing, adding or omitting data points, etc is strictly prohibited as per the Lexigentia guidelines;
- Originality and plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined for the purpose of Lexigentia as presenting someone else’s work, in whole or in part, as your own. Work means any intellectual output, and typically includes text, data, images, sound or performance. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited, acknowledged the source or quoted. Authors’ submissions to Lexigentia should not contain any material that has been plagiarized or self-plagiarized from other sources.
The submitted manuscripts for Lexigentia will undergo a standard plagiarism check and the manuscripts not following the accepted originality standard will be rejected.
- Avoiding plagiarism
Plagiarism/similarity with the existing works can be avoided by acknowledging, in an appropriate academic manner, the contribution that others have made to the development of your ideas and the quality of your answers. In order to avoid being suspected of plagiarism, as a contributor to Lexigentia the authors are expected to use appropriate references and keep carefully detailed notes of all your sources of material, including any downloaded from the internet. There are resources available online to help you understand how to present other people's ideas accurately and honestly.
- Style and Referencing: Lexigentia follows the Journal of Indian Law Institute (JILI) style of citation for styling and referencing (available at http://www.ili.ac.in/footnoting12.pdf and styling that must be strictly followed.
- Submission of originality Certificate: The authors are required to submit a certificate of originality (Annexure 1) with the manuscript that they submit, confirming that the work they are submitting is their own and that all sources have been duly acknowledged.