Sharia & Law Journal is committed to ensuring ethics in
publication and quality of articles. In accordance with the provisions of
the federal law for the United Arab Emirates (No. 7) of 2002 which
delineates strict controls to protect the rights of authors and holders of
related rights. Therefore,
compliance to standards of ethical behavior is fully expected of all parties
involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.
should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work
as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate
the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute
unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be
objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts. The authors should ensure
that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of
others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism
in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is
unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal
concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research
to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there
is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the
paper and its submission for publication.
Editors: Editors should evaluate
manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must
not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the
express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable
responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a
submitted manuscript or published paper.
Reviewers: Any manuscripts received
for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information
or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used
for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and
observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that
authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels
unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that
its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse
himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts
in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,
collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the
authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.