Ethical Standards

Law in Context. A Socio-legal Journal  (LiC) complies with the sixteen Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published by the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the World Association of Medical Editors.  It also follows the ten core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics, and the policies of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group chart [flowchart].

LiC Editors acknowledge their responsibilities toward authors, peer reviewers, and readers.  All authors submitting a work to LiC should be treated with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency. Confidentiality of every author’s work will be protected.

Decisions concerning the manuscripts will not be influenced by personal characteristics of the authors —origin, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion or personal beliefs. Decisions will be strictly based on the scientific validity, quality, and importance of the articles to the scientific and academic community. Editors will make sure that all articles are published with relation to the scope of the journal supported relevance, innovation, scientific strength, and ethics. LiC editors and members of the La Trobe and International Scientific Boards will also ensure that this objective is respected. They have roles and responsibilities that will be listed in the next section.