Publication Ethics Statement

Guiding Principles

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law (Transactions) is committed to the highest standards of both critical scholarly review and professional publishing judgment. By insisting on thorough peer review procedures in combination with careful editorial judgment, Transactions performs an intellectual gatekeeping function, ensuring that only scholarship of the highest quality receives the imprimatur of The University of Tennessee College of Law. Transactions is under the editorial direction of their independent editor or editors. It is the editors who make the publication decisions; they ensure the accuracy, completeness, and originality of every published article; they are accountable for all the content published in the journal. Transactions supports our editors in their efforts to manage their journal ethically and transparently, while adhering to the established editorial principles and practices in their field.


Authors must guarantee that their submitted work contains no matter that can be construed as libelous or as infringing in any way on the copyright of another party.

Errors, Corrections, and Misconduct

In instances where an editor finds that a significant error has been published for which a correction needs to be made, and in all cases where there is reason for concern about such matters as plagiarism, fabrication of research, duplicate publication, or failure to disclose conflicts of interest, the editor will review and resolve the matter in consultation with Transactions. In all instances, Transactions is committed to preserving the integrity of the scholarly version of record.