JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Malpractice Statement

Consistency 

  1. All papers that are provided to the Editor or the Editorial Board should be original or its first publication time and place should be indicated and the right of an author to re-publish or publish new version should be proven;

  2. Paper provided for publication should be topical, focused on problematic or relevant topic within the constitutional law;

  3. The paper should aim at engaging in the discussions in the field or provoke such discussion, it should have strong arguments and reasoning;

  4. In case the methodology exists in the paper, it should be consistently followed.


Plagiarism Prohibition

    1. Plagiarism is unacceptable in the Journal of Constitutional Law, author/authors should ensure the information has exact and correct reference to the sources;

    2. All papers submitted for publishing will be run in the plagiarism detecting tool Turnitin:

      1. Detected similarities are individually assessed and accuracy is adjudicated by the Editor;

      2. In case there is a similarity in the paper, the author is informed of the detections and is requested to provide explanation or edition, for which no more than 5 (five) working days is given to the author;

      3. In the event the program detects more than 10% of accurate similarities, the author is informed of the detection of similarities and is requested to provide an explanation within no longer than 3 (three) days. If the author refuses to provide his/her position, the paper will not be considered for publication. If the position provided by the author indicates towards the honest error or the reason of similarities is lack of experience, the Board of Editors is authorised to give the author reasonable time, no longer than 5 (five) working days, to correct errors;

3. In case the Editor's/Board of Editors' requests are not fulfilled, the paper is not considered for publication. In the event of unreasoned refusal for explanation or editions, the Editor/Board of Editors retain the right to reject publishing of the author/authors in the future;
 
4. In case plagiarism is detected in the published paper by a third party, the person who detected is entitled to address the Editorial Board or the Editor (via e-mail: jcl@constcourt.ge) and demand examining of the issue, as well as the report from the plagiarism detection tool on similarities. If the plagiarism is confirmed, the following issue of the Journal shall state this information and an Editor and/or Editorial Board retain the right to reject the publication of the work(s) of the author/authors who have plagiarised. 


Ethics and Compliance

  1. Journal recognises and aspires to the ethics rules. Journal shall ensure exclusion of conflict of interest during editing process. In case the conflict of interest may arise between the author and the editor(s), both are entitled to declare potential conflict, the Editorial Board shall make the final decision.

  2. Authors are required to respect the rules of ethics, which envisages proper referencing, correct usage of sources, exclusion of falsification and fabrication, proper indication of contributions, respect to personal data and other issues;

  3. Journal welcomes and promotes discussions regarding the papers in academic or social media. It is possible to provide feedback to the Journal through the e-mail: jcl@constcourt.ge. Authors are entitled to request the Journal to correct discrepancies in the published paper, which is indicated in the next publication and on the web-page;

  4. In the event a misconduct is detected in the paper(s) published in the Journal, any person is entitled to notify the Editor of the Journal or the Board of Editors (through the e-mail: jcl@constcourt.ge) and request investigation and relevant reaction. The address should include the details regarding the misconduct (author(s), title, details of misconduct, argumentation). Editor is obligated to consider such address within reasonable time and respond to the allegation. The author(s) are notified regarding the allegation and are given possibility to provide their own explanation. In the event an allegation is found to be true, the Board of Editors decides on the reaction;

  5. Editor is entitled to react on the allegations of misconduct in the event the allegation is made on the social media or other sources the same way he/she would in the event of allegation sent through the e-mail;

  6. Journal is entitled to consider retracting the paper, correcting he paper or issuing an expression of concern, in case of discrepencies. Each of these reactions are used based on the magnitude of discrepency or misconduct and the Board of Editors makes the decision. Following print publication shall reflect the relevant decision with argumentation, while the web-page of relevant paper shall include such information in online publication.