Publication Ethics Statement

Plagiarism or any other unethical behaviour from any party is unacceptable. Manuscripts that don’t comply with these guidelines will be removed.

Editor’s responsibilities and Publication decisions

Publication decisions

The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The Editor strictly evaluated submitted manuscripts for academic merit, including importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity, and relevance to the journal’s scope. It is the responsibility of the editor to maintain confidentiality and disclose any conflicts of interest regarding the submitted manuscript. The editor considers manuscripts without any bias against their authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be made on the basis of the paper’s value, originality, and clarity, as well as its validity and relevance to the journal’s scope. The current legal requirements for copyright infringement and plagiarism should also be taken into account.


Any information about the submitted manuscript should only be disclosed to the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate, by the editor and any editorial staff.

Discloser and conflict of interest

Editor and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the author’s explicit written consent. In the event of conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers, the editor will abstain from considering manuscripts and instead requests another editorial board member to handle the manuscript.

Reviewer’s responsibilities

Contributions to editorial decisions

The peer-reviewing process aids the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and can help the author improve the paper. Facta Universitatis, Series: Law and Politcs acknowledges that peer review is a crucial component of formal scholarly communication and is central to scientific endeavour.

Standards of objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively, and personal criticism of the author should be refrained from. To help authors improve the manuscript, referees should clearly express their views with supporting arguments. This journal uses a double-blind review process, as it facilitates an impartial appraisal of the manuscript. 


Manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential documents and should not be disclosed or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor. This applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.


Suppose a selected referee believes that they are not qualified to review the research repost in a manuscript or realise that prompt review will be impossible. In that case, they should inform the editor and withdraw from the review process so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under considertaion and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge. Reviewers should also bring the editor any information that could lead to publication rejection.

Authors’ responsibilities

Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources

Authors are required to submit original works, and if they use someone else’s work or words, they should cite them appropriately. Citing publications impacted the nature of the reported work is also recommended. Plagiarism is unacceptable in all forms, including passing off another’s paper as the author’s own, copying or paraphrasing significant parts of another’s paper without attribution, or claiming results from research conducted by others.  

Authorship of the paper

Only those who made contributed significantly to the conception, design, analysis, and/or interpretation of the reported study should be considered for authorship. The corresponding author must ensure that all contributing co-authors and any uninvolved individuals are included in the author list and that they have approved the final version of the paper and agreed to publish it.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Authors must disclose any financial or substantive conflicts of interest that could impact the results or interest that could impact the results of the interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be made transparent.

Fundamental errors in published works

It is the author’s responsibility to notify the journal editor promptly when they discover a significant error or innaccuracy in their published work and work with the editor to withdraw or correct it through an erratum. If a third party finds an erros in a publsihed work, it is the author’s responsibility to cooperate with the editor and provide evidence if requested.