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Editorial Policy


Kashmir Journal of Legal Studies, is an open-access journal that publishes articles on issues and trends occurring in research in the field of Social Science and Law.

The journal particularly welcomes both short, rigorous, and long articles reporting on emerging theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. An outlet is provided for publishing in-depth studies, including articles involving a thoroughly elaborated theoretical framework, extensive qualitative data, or complex analytical techniques.

The journal adopts the following review process:-

Review Procedure

Journal adopts a double peer reviewing policy. Both the author(s) and reviewers remain to be anonymous throughout the entire process of review. All the identifying features are removed during reviewing process to maintain the confidentiality.

The review process mainly organised in two stages. The article is first checked in terms of the required technical standards, formatting style, etc. adopted by the journal. The authors are informed immediately after submission on whether their article will be considered for review on the basis of the adopted criteria. After going through the initial process, the articles is reviewed by two reviewers and on the basis of the reports received, the Editors decision can be :

  • Accepted
  • Minor review
  • Major review
  • Rejected

The authors are thereafter informed about the reviewers comments and modifications needed. After complying the reviewers comments, the paper can be accepted and the authors informed accordingly. 


All accepted manuscripts selected will be published as soon as they are ready for publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access its content making research freely available to the public that supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

Journal is an Open Access journal, which is free to access and read on the Internet. Journal guarantees that no University library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or buy access hence does not have any income from selling subscriptions to the print or online version of this journal or from pay-per-view fees. However, Annual Subscription for the Print edition shall be at Rs. 500/- for Inland and $50 for an Overseas subscription.

Ethical Policy

Journal is dedicated to maintaining high standards of publication ethics. Publishing a manuscript in a peer reviewed journal is an important step for an editor, Publisher, an Author and also for the society as a whole for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. It directly endorses the quality of work done by the author and the institution to which one belongs. Science a research based manuscript involves a certain methodology and, therefore, it becomes mandatory to follow certain ethics which must be considered in the following cases.


All manuscripts expected to be published in Kashmir Journal of Legal Studies are expected to possess clear and correct attribution of authorship. Only those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the origin, planning, execution and analysis of the study should be cited as authors. Any other individual who may also have contributed to the study should be acknowledged too.

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work reported in the manuscript has not been published earlier and is also not under consideration for publication anywhere else. Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to different journals is not acceptable.

Replicating content from different papers without properly citing the source (plagiarism) or publishing many papers with similar content by the same authors (self-plagiarism) is not acceptable. Authors must ensure that they have produced original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, then it must be properly cited or quoted. Kashmir Journal of Legal Studies checks every manuscript for plagiarism using the plagiarism detection tool  before it is sent to the reviewers. If an insignificant amount of plagiarism is detected that includes minor copying of short sentences, then authors are contacted and asked to reframe the highlighted sentences or to give proper citation. Only then are the articles sent for peer review. However, if a large amount of plagiarism is detected, then the same is pointed out to the authors. The submission is rejected if the contribution is not found satisfactory on any of the abovementioned counts.

Citations and Attributions

Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain citations to previous work or previously published articles which are directly applicable to the results being reported. Contributors are expected to carefully check the accuracy and appropriateness of cited literature as to the other components of the manuscript.

Date Access and retention

Contributors may be asked to present the raw data associated with the manuscript for editorial review. Authors should retain the data for a reasonable period following the publication and authors may be asked to provide public access to such data upon request. However, exceptions may be there in certain circumstances, such as to ensure copyright protection or for other similar reasons.

Conflict of Interest

All manuscripts submitted must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a possible conflict of interest. It is the responsibility of a manuscript's corresponding author to confirm if any of the contributors hold any conflict of interest. The corresponding author may be asked by the editors to furnish a written declaration that there is no conflict of interest on the part of any of the contributors.