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Ethics and Law Journal: Business and Notary

Journal Policy


Ethics and Law Journal: Business and Notary (ELJBN) is a scholarly journal that aims to provide a platform for the dissemination of high-quality research and analysis in the field of ethics, law, business and notary. We adhere to a set of policies and guidelines to ensure the integrity, credibility, and ethical standards of the journal. ELJBN is an academic journal aimed at advancing knowledge and facilitating discussions on ethical, legal, business, and notarial issues. The journal encourages contributions from researchers, academics, legal practitioners, and relevant professionals.

Peer Review Process:

All submitted articles undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process. This process involves the evaluation of manuscripts by experts in the relevant field who are unbiased and independent from the authors. The identities of the authors and reviewers are kept confidential during the review process to ensure impartiality.

The peer review process followed by Ethics and Law Journal: Business and Notary (ELJBN) is based on the double-blind review system. This means that during the review process, the identities of both the authors and the reviewers are kept confidential.

Here's an overview of our double-blind peer review process:

  1. Submission: Authors submit their manuscripts to ELJBN through our online submission system.

  2. Initial Evaluation: The editorial team conducts an initial evaluation to ensure that the submitted manuscript meets the journal's scope, guidelines, and quality standards. Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements or are outside the scope of the journal may be returned to the authors without entering the review process.

  3. Reviewer Assignment: The editor-in-chief or handling editor assigns at least two independent reviewers who are experts in the relevant field to evaluate the manuscript. The reviewers are selected based on their expertise and absence of conflicts of interest with the authors.

  4. Review Process: The reviewers assess the manuscript for its scientific rigor, methodology, significance of the research, clarity, and adherence to ethical standards. They provide constructive feedback, suggestions for improvement, and make a recommendation for acceptance, revision, or rejection.

  5. Author Revisions: If the manuscript requires revisions, the authors are notified and provided with the reviewers' comments and suggestions. Authors are given a specific timeframe to make the necessary revisions and resubmit the revised manuscript.

  6. Final Decision: Based on the reviewers' feedback and the revised manuscript, the editor-in-chief or handling editor makes the final decision regarding acceptance, rejection, or the need for further revisions. The decision is communicated to the authors along with the reviewers' comments.

The double-blind peer review process ensures unbiased and objective evaluation of manuscripts, as both authors and reviewers remain anonymous throughout the review process.

We strive to maintain the highest standards of quality and integrity in our peer review process to ensure the publication of scholarly work that contributes to the field of ethical, legal, business, and notarial issues.

Publication Ethics:

Ethics and Law Journal: Business and Notary (ELJBN) follows the guidance and principles outlined by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our publication process. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to uphold these ethical principles.

Authorship and Plagiarism:

Authors submitting their work to BIREV should ensure that the manuscript represents their original research and that all sources are appropriately cited. Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is strictly prohibited. All authors must have made substantial contributions to the research and should have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript.

Conflicts of Interest:

Authors are required to disclose any financial, personal, or professional conflicts of interest that may have influenced the research or its outcomes. Reviewers and editors are also expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may affect their impartiality and objectivity.

Copyright and Licensing:

Articles published in ELJBN are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY SA 4.0) license. This allows readers to freely access, share, and adapt the content for any purpose, provided proper attribution is given to the authors.

Open Access Policy:

Ethics and Law Journal: Business and Notary (ELJBN) is an open-access journal, meaning that all published articles are freely available to the public without any subscription or paywall restrictions. This promotes the global dissemination of knowledge and facilitates further research and innovation.

ELJBN is committed to promoting open access to scholarly research. We believe that unrestricted access to knowledge is essential for the advancement of science, innovation, and societal development.

All articles published in ELJBN are freely available to the public without any subscription or paywall restrictions. This means that anyone with an internet connection can read, download, share, and use the content for any lawful purpose.

We adhere to the principles of open access as outlined in the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and support the development of a global knowledge commons. By embracing open access, we aim to maximize the visibility, impact, and reach of the research published in our journal.

For more information on open access, you may refer to the following resources:

  1. Budapest Open Access Initiative:
  2. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ):
  3. Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA):

Data Transparency and Reproducibility:

Ethics and Law Journal: Business and Notary (ELJBN) encourages authors to make their data and research materials openly available whenever possible. This promotes transparency, allows for the verification of results, and facilitates reproducibility of research.

Corrections and Retractions:

In the event that errors or inaccuracies are discovered in a published article, ELJBN will promptly consider issuing a correction, clarification, or retraction, as appropriate. We are committed to maintaining the integrity of the scientific record and rectifying any errors or misleading information.

Editorial Independence:

The editorial decisions of ELJBN are made independently by the editorial board members and reviewers, without interference from external parties. The journal is committed to upholding the principles of academic freedom and ensuring unbiased evaluation of all submitted manuscripts.

We believe that adhering to these policies and ethical guidelines contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of business and investment. We encourage authors, reviewers, and readers to familiarize themselves with these policies and promote responsible and ethical research practices.


Ethics and Law Journal: Business and Notary (ELJBN) recognizes the importance of archiving research articles to ensure their long-term accessibility and preservation. We have established an archiving policy to safeguard the electronic versions of all articles published in our journal.

  1. Archiving Repository: The electronic versions of all articles published in ELJBN are stored at The Garba Rujukan Digital (GARUDA), which is a national aggregated open access (OA) repository maintained by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. GARUDA ensures the widespread dissemination and accessibility of research outputs to the global scholarly community. You can access the repository at
  2. Archival Preservation: To ensure the long-term preservation and integrity of our published content, we have partnered with the PKP Preservation Network. This archival arrangement employs robust digital preservation strategies and technologies to safeguard the articles against data loss, format obsolescence, and other potential risks. The PKP Preservation Network follows best practices in digital archiving and is dedicated to maintaining the accessibility and authenticity of scholarly works.
  3. Author Archiving Rights: Authors retain the right to archive all versions of their manuscript, including preprints, postprints, and the final published version, in personal, institutional, or other repositories. There are no embargoes imposed on the archiving of articles published in BIREV. This policy enables authors to share their research openly and ensures the broad dissemination of knowledge.

We believe that the archiving of research articles is crucial for preserving the scholarly record and facilitating future research. By providing multiple avenues for archiving, we aim to support authors in disseminating their work and contributing to the scholarly community.

For any inquiries or concerns regarding our journal policies, please contact the editorial team at []

Last updated: July 2023