Principles of publishing ethics for proceedings published by the Faculty of Law of MU

The aim of these principles is to prevent possible unlawful and unethical practices of authors of proceedings.

By sending a contribution to the publisher, the author confirms that his contribution is an original work that has not been published yet. Any plagiarism, submission of identical or published manuscripts, inaccurate data and false statements are considered unacceptable and unethical by the publisher. Non-original and plagiarized works will not be published.

The principles of publication ethics are based on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) sources.

In case some questions are not expressly provided for in this policy, the COPE sources shall apply as supporting.
Before starting any cooperation, the publisher will inform authors, editors and reviewers about these principles. At the same time, the publisher will inform them of the existence of COPE documents and their supporting application.


  • guarantee that the contribution in the proceedings is their original work,
  • comply with the formal requirements set by the publisher, including the rules for citing sources,
  • adhere to the obligation to name co-authors,
  • guarantee that the same article was not simultaneously sent for publication in another proceedings, monograph or yournal,
  • guarantee that the article has not been published in the past, that is, it is the original work,
  • observe citation ethics and list all sources used,
  • undertake to notify the publisher of any doubt as to the originality and authorship of the contributions.


  •  are responsible for the overall content and quality of the proceedings,
  • respect the requirement of originality and preservation of the integrity of scientific outputs,
  • respect that information relating to the publication (e.g. review reports) is confidential,
  • list all persons who worked on the publication of the proceedings,
  • do not list those who did not work in the proceedings as authors of the proceedings,
  • prevents potential conflicts of interest between authors and reviewers,
  • decide which papers to include in the proceedings, taking into account the reviews,
  • do not include in the proceedings a contribution which is suspected not to be original, i.e. to be the result of plagiarism.


  • comply with the publisher's and editor's instructions,
  • observe the anonymity of double blind peer reviews,
  • meet the deadlines set by the editor or publisher,
  • review texts impartially and constructively using factual and objective arguments without personal attacks against the author,
  • maintain the confidentiality of information,
  • avoid conflicts of interest; a potential conflict of interest shall be brought to the attention of the publisher in due time,
  • report if plagiarism is suspected.

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