FAQ's

What is the status of LPR indexations?

LPR is indexed with well-known indexing agencies available at https://

However, requests for inclusion have been submitted to a few other research databases and indexing agencies which are in process. The information will be updated promptly upon confirmation.

 Is the LPR HEC recognized?

Law and Policy Review (LPR) is in process of acquiring recognition of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan under HEC Y-category.

 What is the submission criterion for LPR?

All submissions must meet the following criteria to be eligible for refereeing:

Scope:

The journal supports interdisciplinary approaches to quantitative methods, law, business, and economics, political science, international relations, forensics and environmental sciences.  Thus, it encourages original, innovative, and critical thinking which will contribute to knowledge and understanding in different areas.

Type of Articles:

Articles based on empirical work are highly encouraged, besides the manuscripts having a strong literature base with advancements/novelty in theory.

The focus of the journal is on the research rigor, modelling, data-driven innovations, interpretation of results, and how the results of the research may be translated into practice.

Word Limit:

The total length of a submission, including the title, author information, abstract, text, tables, figures, notes, references, and appendices, should be approximately 4000-8000 words.

Formatting:

The manuscripts submitted must be formatted as per the APA reference guide, that is along with the sample paper and APA formatting booklet available at https://ojs.umt.edu.pk

File Type:

The manuscript must be submitted as a single Microsoft Word file (.docx or .doc) including all contents. However, the author might have to submit the figures, diagrams, graphs, tables, or any graphic content in high quality (300 dpi) separate (.jpg or .psd) file/s to meet the printing requirements.

Submission:

The submission must be accompanied by a cover letter or email indicating that the submission is not concurrently being considered for publication elsewhere. It must also include the signed author consent form and APA checklist available at https://ojs.umt.edu.pk/

Who is the publisher of LPR?

LPR is published by the School of Law and Policy (SLP), University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan.

 How can I submit my manuscript to LPR?

You can submit your paper to the editor through our online OJS portal at https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/lpr/about/submissions

 Or via email at editor.lpr@umt.edu.pk, lpr@umt.edu.pk,

 Can I submit more than one paper for the same issue?

Yes, you can submit more than one paper at a time. However, our policy allows publishing only one paper per author per issue and one paper per organization per issue.

 What is the frequency of publication of LPR?

LPR is a biannual journal. It publishes two issues per year.

How much does it cost for publication in the LPR?

The journal does not charge for article processing, submission, or publications.

When will I get the acceptance letter, if my paper is accepted?

The acceptance letter is provided to the authors after the editors select the manuscript for publication in the journal. It is tentatively issued to the authors of selected manuscripts only before two weeks of the publication date.

Can I submit my manuscript to you even though it is published elsewhere?

No. The manuscripts submitted to LPR must be original and have not been published previously anywhere else.

 When should I submit my papers? Are there any deadlines?

You can submit your manuscript at any time. Your manuscript will be published in the upcoming issue once it has successfully passed through the double-blind peer-review process and selected by the editors for publication. However, the deadlines mentioned in the call for papers declare the cut-off point for considering the submissions for the subsequent issue. It means the manuscripts received after the deadline mentioned in the call for papers will be automatically considered for review and publication in the next issue.

 How can I find out about the status of my manuscript?

The corresponding author can track the article by login the assigned account via

https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/lpr/index

 Does this journal assign DOI?

Yes. LPR is published by an organization that is a member of Publishers International Linking Organization (PILA / Crossref) that assigns Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to the papers that are published. The DOI is a unique identity that generally refers to the permanent address of a digital object or archive, therefore, makes it traceable over the internet. For more details about PILA, Crossref, and DOI, please visit: www.crossref.org

Is the journal published in print or online version?

All issues of the LPR are published both in print and online versions

What is ORCID ID? Why do we need it? And how can we assign it?

The ORCID iD is a non-proprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

LPR requires all the contributing authors and co-authors to provide their ORCID iDs, as they are important for indexing and profiling, but also for enhancing their integral search visibility all over the internet. ORCID iDs are for a lifetime and can be obtained free of charges through a simple registration process at https://orcid.org/register

 Who are the readers/subscribers of the LPR? How it is circulated?

LPR is receiving an overwhelming response from scholars, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from diverse fields of life. One thousand copies of each issue are circulated among all the major independent and institutional libraries in Pakistan; besides the editorial board members, authors, co-authors, and the dignitaries in Pakistan and abroad. Moreover, the digital version of each issue is available without any subscription charges or any fee through the journal website, subscribed research databases, and indices.

 How can I join the editorial board of the LPR?

Please send your resume to editor.lpr@umt.edu.pk, lpr@umt.edu.pk, along with the Editorial Membership Form and confirmatory note. All such requests are subject to the approval of the Editor-in-Chief.

What is the review process of the LPR?

All LPR manuscripts are reviewed through a 'double-blind' peer review process that means the identities of the authors are kept confidential from the reviewers, and vice versa.

To make these possible, anonymized versions of the manuscript are sent to referees. Submitted papers are first considered by the LPR Editor after submission. Papers that do not fall within the scope are 'desk-rejected'. In addition, papers that fail to meet a minimum threshold for quality and originality are also rejected without being sent out to the reviewers.

Papers passing through this initial editorial scrutiny are then typically sent out to four referees (two national and two international). If one or more of these turn down the invitation to provide a review, other referees will subsequently be appointed. Normally, at least three authoritative reviews are needed before the handling Editor can make a decision as to whether to accept, reject, or ask for a 'revise and resubmit' of the submitted paper. Currently, approximately 50% of the manuscripts submitted to LPR are desk-rejected, about 35% are rejected after peer review, and 15% are eventually accepted (most after being revised once if not twice). The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

LPR provides professional English editing services exclusively for the accepted manuscripts. These manuscripts are carefully scrutinized by our professional proof-readers who help ensure the accuracy of the paper by resolving any problems with the language to conform to the international standards for journal publications.

What is the policy of LPR for changing the authorship?

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of the addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor may consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, the publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests may not be approved by the Editor.