NULJ Ethical Policy

The Ethical Policy for publishing Journals of Institute of Law, Nirma University follows below terms & conditions:


All those who have given a significant contribution to the conception and design, have drafted the work or revised it critically for important intellectual content should be given a chance to be cited as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the work should be acknowledged. Articles should mention and include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all authors, both academic and corporate. Authors must be Sincere, Clear & honest in presenting their results and conclusions of their research. Research misconduct can be harmful for knowledge & may mislead other researchers. All the authors must agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Research Finding:

Selective reporting of data, falsification or fabrication, with the intent to misguide or mislead is unethical. The results of research should be recorded and maintained to allow for analysis and review. The data should be kept hold for a reasonable period and made available upon request. In order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons, exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances.

Plagiarism and Publication Misconduct:

The journal is committed to publish only original work. The manuscript can be rejected if it violates the rule of fair use. Producing many papers with nearly the same content by the same authors (self plagiarism) or reproducing text from other papers without properly crediting the source (plagiarism) is not acceptable. Submitting the same results to more than one journal is unacceptable & unethical. Review articles are Exceptional. The Authors may not show the results shown by others as if they were their own. Authors should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have helped and guided the direction and course of their study.

Duplicate Submission:

Concurrent submissions of the same data or manuscript to various journals will not be permitted. The submitted article will be cancelled without consideration. Nirma University is using Turnitin plagiarism checker. All manuscripts submitted will be checked for plagiarism (copying text or results from other sources) and self plagiarism (duplicating substantial parts of authors' own published work without giving the appropriate references) using the Turnitin plagiarism checker. Any kind of plagiarism is not permitted.