Open Access Journals are committed to providing high-quality articles and uphold the publication ethics to advance the intellectual agenda. We expect our authors to comply with the best practice of the publication ethics as well as in the quality of their articles.
It has been noticed that some authors request withdrawal of manuscript from the publication process after submission. In some instances the request for withdrawal is made within a few days after submission, however, many times the request is made very late, when the manuscript is only a few days away from publication in the journal. Withdrawing manuscripts from publication waste the valuable resources and a tremendous amount of effort made in processing the manuscripts by the editors, reviewers and the editorial staff.
Authors are requested to decide before submitting, the number of authors, and the order of authors and authorship contributions of a paper before submitting the manuscript. Ideally, these should be decided even before beginning to write the manuscript.
To avoid withdrawal of a manuscript we sincerely request the authors especially the corresponding author or the first author to address the following issues before submitting the manuscript for The Law Brigade Publications:
- Check multiple times that the facts and data presented in the manuscripts are accurate and error-free.
- Confirm that the facts and data included in the manuscript are the authors’ own work; authors are permitted by departmental and/or institutional policy to use the materials and resources as they have been used in the study; and if data and facts from any other person or sources are used, appropriate written permissions have been obtained.
- Confirm that all authors agree to the presentation and interpretation of the facts and data given in the manuscript. In case of any differences of opinion, address the concerns of all the authors before submitting the manuscript for publication.
- Decide on the number of authors, the order of authors and authorship contributions of a paper before submitting the manuscript. Ideally, these should be decided even before beginning to write the manuscript.
- Before submitting the manuscript for publication, inform all the authors, the name of the journal to which the manuscript is being submitted and give them a copy of the final manuscript.
- Confirm that all the authors agree on the specific journal to submit the manuscript for publication. If there are any disagreements about the selection of the journal, find a solution which is agreeable to all authors before submitting the manuscript for publication.
- Submit the manuscript to only one journal for consideration of publication. Do not simultaneously submit the manuscript to more than one journal.
- Pre-Publication Withdrawal – Manuscripts may be withdrawn within 5 days of Submission of Manuscript. Withdrawal Request must be conveyed via the Contact Us Page. Manuscript withdrawal will be permitted after submission only for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons.
- Post-Publication Withdrawal – Manuscripts once published shall be removed or withdrawn only if there are any legal disputes or any copyright infringements involving a particular manuscript. Furthermore, no refund shall be provided for the withdrawn manuscript post-publication.
- If the authors do not reply to communication from the editorial office, even after multiple reminders, at any stage of the publication process; The Law Brigade Publishers holds all rights to disclose the conduct of the authors and content of the manuscript without further approval from the authors, and cannot be held responsible for the consequences arising from it. The disclosure and publication under this clause should be read with the Copyright Policy of the Journal.