Journal of Central Banking Law and Institutions (JCLI) adopts the COPE guidelines on publication ethics.

JCLI is committed to upholding the highest standard of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against plagiarism and any publication malpractices. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal.



The journal editors are committed to provide timely review to the authors. If a reviewer does not submit his/her report in a timely manner, the manuscript is immediately sent to another qualified reviewer.


Manuscript content is treated with a high confidentiality. The journal uses a single and double blind process. Reviewers cannot discuss manuscripts with any other persons, including the authors.

Standard of objectivity

Editors and reviewers are required to evaluate manuscripts based on the content. The review comment must be respectful of authors. The reviewers are required to justify their decision and recommendation.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has been cited by authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published manuscript of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscripts.


Publication and authorship

All persons listed as authors should qualify for authorship. Such authorship should be limited to persons who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, data analysis or interpretation of the manuscript. All other persons who have participated in certain important aspects of the research but do not qualify as authors, then they should be acknowledged. Authorship is a responsibility of the corresponding author; he or she should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the manuscript. 

Reporting standards

Author should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work wherever possible.

Originality and plagiarism

In publishing only original research, JCLI is committed to deter plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Manuscripts found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised.

Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publication

Authors should not concurrently submit the same manuscript for publishing to other journals. It is also expected that the author(s) will not publish redundant manuscripts, or manuscripts describing the same research in several publishing venues, after the initial manuscript has been accepted for publication. Simultaneous submission is considered unethical and is therefore unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of sources

Manuscript acknowledgement of the work of others is required. Author must cite publications that have led to the author's current research.

Authorship of the manuscript

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the manuscript.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.


  1. Editors should ensure that research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  2. Editors should protect the confidentiality of individual information. Editors ensure the anonymity of reviewers and authors.
  3. Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct.
  4. Editors should not simply reject manuscripts that raise concerns about possible misconduct.