Publication Ethics

Scientific publication ethics applies to various parties involved in scientific publication activities including journal managers, editors, reviewers and authors, which are based on the Regulation of the Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications, which aims to: a) improve the quality scientific journals in accordance with the quality standards of international scientific journals; b) assisting scientific journal managers in applying the ethical values of publication, namely: (i) neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications; (ii) justice, namely granting authorship rights to those entitled to become authors; and (iii) honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in scientific publications.

The following is a description of the duties and responsibilities of journal managers, editors, reviewers and authors.

The duties and responsibilities of the journal manager are:

  • Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if necessary.
  • Determine the membership of the editorial board.
  • Define the relationship between publishers, editors, reviewers, and other parties in a contract.
  • Appreciate things that are confidential, both for contributing researchers, authors, editors, and reviewers.
  • Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyrights.
  • Review the journal's policy and submit it to the authors, the editorial board, reviewers, and readers.
  • Create behavioral code guidelines for editors and reviewers.
  • Publish journal regularly.
  • Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publications.
  • Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
  • Prepare permits and other legal aspects.

The duties and responsibilities of the editor are:

  • Meeting the needs of readers and authors,
  • Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis,
  • Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers,
  • Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively,
  • Maintain the integrity of the author's track record,
  • Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if necessary,
  • Responsible for the style and format of the written work, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author.
  • Actively solicit opinions from authors, readers, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications,
  • Encouraging an assessment of the journal if there are findings,
  • Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethics Clearance form that has been approved by the Ethics Commission,
  • Support initiatives to educate researchers on publication ethics,
  • Reviewing the effect of publication policies on the attitudes of authors and reviewers and improving them to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
  • Have an open mind to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions,
  • Not defending one's own opinion, the author or a third party that can result in an unobjective decision,
  • Encouraging authors, so that they can make improvements to the written work so that it is worthy of publication.

The duties and responsibilities of the reviewer are:

  • Received an assignment from the editor to review the written work and submit the results of the study to the editor, as a material for determining the feasibility of a written work to be published.
  • Reviewers may not review written works that involve themselves, either directly or indirectly
  • Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations
  • Encouraging authors to make improvements to written works
  • Review the written work that has been corrected in accordance with predetermined standards.
  • Papers are reviewed in a timely manner according to the style of the publication environment based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).

The duties and responsibilities of the author are:

  • Ensure that those who are included in the list of authors meet the criteria as authors.
  • Be collectively responsible for the work and content of the article including methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
  • State the origin of resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  • Explain the limitations of the research
  • Respond to comments made by reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
  • Inform the editor if he will withdraw his written work.
  • Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.