For Authors

Author and Copyright

Author can be a scientist having doctoral, or similar degree, or doctoral student.

Copyright is protected regarding received and published articles. Special agreement concerning copyright shall be separately concluded with the author.

Author has to indicate all of the co-authors, who have contributed in the research concept, design, performance and interpretation. The author also has to make sure that all co-authors are aware of the final version and agree on its publication.

The author shall be responsible if the third person claims about the copyright.

 

Rules and Procedures of Accepting an Article

Call for the articles is announced for each edition of the journal via the official website of the university and the social network. The members of the Editorial Board are also informed about the call.

An article has to be sent in the defined deadlines to the following email address: info@orbelianilawreview.org .

The article has to be accompanied by an application addressed to the Editorial Board and containing an academic degree, institutional affiliation and contact information of the author.

By providing an article the author certifies that he\she is aware of the editorial policy and rules of the journal and agrees to them. 

Articles to be published in the following number is being selected by the Editor-in-Chief, with an approval of the Editorial Board, considering the scientific value of the article and the editorial policy, regardless to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, political views and other characteristics of the author.

An article has to comply with the terms and conditions defined in Article 5 of this statute and the ethical standards. The article not complying with these rules and the ethical standards shall not be considered.

The article initially is checked in terms of its thematic and technical requirements, then it is checked in antiplagiarism system. Upon successful completion of the anti-plagiarism program, the article shall be sent for review.

If the article does not comply with the technical requirements for the articles, or is unable to pass the anti-plagiarism program successfully, is returned to the author.

 

The Article

The article has to be written exclusively for the journal and should not be published in any of the publications worldwide beforehand.

The article has to concern the actual problems of the law and should have scientific value. It is also admissible if the article concerns the interdisciplinary contributions in the areas of relevance to the law.

One article shall not have more than four authors.

The size of the article should be not less than 8 and not more than 25 pages.

Parameters of the article are the following:

  1. format – A4, margins – 2 cm in all directions, 2,5 cm in left, paragraph – 0 cm, space between paragraphs – 1, space between lines – 1.15, font – Times New Roman, font size – 12 (for the footnotes – same, font size – 10, space – 1.0, font size for the title of the article and the subjects should be 14-16);
  2. Each page of the article has to be numbered in sequence. Free space or page should not be left and the pages should not be repeated. Minimal size of the font of the page number is 10. Pages of the article are numbered with Arabic digits;
  3. Article has to contain introductory part, main content, conclusions and bibliography. Besides, the main content of the article should be divided into chapters. Each chapter should be continued on the same page after 3.0 space after the previous paragraph. Article should be followed by the resume and the keywords up to ten;
  4. Literature has to be quoted in the article beyond the main text, in footnotes. List of the quoted literature has to be given in the end of the given article.

 

Sources have to be quoted in the article in footnotes, beyond the main text, in the lower corner of the same page. Arabic digits and numbers in uninterrupted sequence are used in numbering the quotes. The following rules are used for naming the sources and quoting:

  1. Article: surname, initial letter of the name, full title of the article, full name of the journal, number (volume), year, page (year and page are indicated only in digits, without “y” and “p.”). (I.e., 1. Machavariani S., Problem of Subordination and Jurisdiction according to Georgian Procedural Legislation, Journal “Justice”, N2, 2017, 186.).
  2. Book:
    • Surname, initial letter of the name, full title of the book, place of publication (if the place cannot be identified, then the publishing), year, page (year and page are indicated only in digits, without “y” and “p.”). (I.e., Melkadze O., Dvali B., Judicial Power in Foreign Countries, Tbilisi, 2000, 68.).
    • In case of the collection of articles – Surname, initial letter of the name, title of the article, full title of the book, editor, place of edition (if the place of publication cannot be identified, then the publishing), year, page (year and page are indicated only in digits, without “y” and “p”). (I.e., Javakhishvili P., Anatomy of Regulating of the Veto by the President of Georgia, in: 800 Years of Constitutionalism, edited by D. Gegenava and P. Javakhishvili, Tbilisi, 2017, 214).
    • When quoting the sacred writing books, the brackets are opened at the end of the quote, where the shortened titles of the books separated with the full stops are written and the numbers of the articles and chapters separated by commas are indicated afterwards. (Mt. 3,15), or (Gal. 4,5).
  3. Global network of the information: name of the web-page in triangle brackets, date of the last check – date, month, year are indicated in digits and numbers in quadrangular brackets (I.e., <washingtonpost.com/news> [12.10.2017].). Besides, date of the last check should not be later than two weeks after the date of sending the article by the author.

 

Ethical Standards for Authors

Author has to comply with the ethical standards.

The article provided by the author has to exclude all forms of discrimination.

Article shall not contain hate speech, unprintable and insulting phrases.

 

Anti-plagiarism

All articles are subjected to the mandatory check in the electronic anti-plagiarism program – StrikePlagiarism.com.

Anti-plagiarism electronic system is information technological software, which identifies authenticity of the technical documents. Systemically it ensures to search and identify the information taken from another source, promotes the evaluation of the text and indicates its location. Anti-plagiarism system finds the identical fragments, which are placed in several databases and internet resources.

Anti-plagiarism system compares all uploaded documents with the following database sources: documents in the university database, documents in the databases of other universities, internet resources, RefBooks databases, legal databases.

Author has to indicate all of the sources used in the work.

If any form of plagiarism is detected, the work shall not be published.

 

Rule of Review

Two reviewers shall be selected for each article. The reviewers shall be holding doctoral degree, or similar academic degree and has published works in the field related to the scientific subject of the article.

Reviewer has to be objective, personal critics of the author is inadmissible.

Selected reviewer, who considers that he\she will not be able to review an article, or will not be able to do it in the defined deadlines, shall inform the Editor-in-Chief / Editor has about it and shall be withdrawn from the review.

Author of the article shall not be aware of the identity of the reviewer, neither the reviewer – of the identity of the author.

Duration of the review shall last 1-4 weeks.

Review is made by means of special review form.

The review might be positive or negative.

Review is positive, when the reviewer:

  • evaluates the work positively and does not have comments to the work
  • evaluates the work positively and has minor technical notices towards the work or
  • evaluates the work positively and has minor notices to the work, which can be revised in not more than 2 weeks.

Review is negative, when the reviewer:

  • evaluates the work negatively and does not recommend its publication or
  • evaluates the work negatively and gives recommendations, which can be revised within the framework of the existing work only with the essential modification of the work.

The reviewer may give the author some technical or other recommendations and / or remarks in writing.

The article will be considered as successful if both of the reviews are positive.

If one review is positive and another one is negative, the notices are sent to the author. If the author disagrees with these notices, the article is sent to the third reviewer. The article is successfully reviewed if the evaluation of the third reviewer is positive.

If the reviews are negative, the article will not be published and will be returned to the author.

 

Publication of the Article

After reviewing the article, it is edited in order to correct the grammatical, technical and lingual defects.

Edited article is sent to the author who has to agree the publication of the final version of the text in one week.

After being approved by the author the final version of the article with the short annotations is sent to each member of the Editorial Board in order to receive approval on their publication.

After being approved by the members of the Editorial Board the journal is imposed and sent for publication;

Single copies of the published journals are sent to the members of the Editorial Board and two copies are sent to the authors.