Publication Ethics

This statement of code of ethics is a statement of ethical code of all parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals including managers, editors, peer reviewers, website administrators, and authors. The ethics of scientific publications are based on Regulation of Head of LIPI No.5 Year 2014 about the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publication. Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications essentially upholds three (3) ethical values in publications, namely:

  1. Neutrality, which is free from conflict of interest among the editorial members;
  2. Justice, which gives the right of authorship to the author;
  3. Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication.

The Responsibilities of the Editorial Board

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scope of knowledge, period, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the members of the editorial board.
  3. Define the relationship between publishers, editors, peer-reviewers, and others in a contract.
  4. Appreciate the things that are confidential, both for contributing researchers, authors, editors, or peer-reviewers.
  5. Implement norms and provisions on intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  6. Review the journal policy and submit it to the author, editorial board, peer-reviewers, and reader.
  7. Publish the journal regularly.
  8. Prepare licensing and other legality aspects.
  9. With no agreement of the author, their unpublished material that is uncovered in the original copy couldn't be utilized by editors for their own research material.

The Responsibilities of the Editors

  1. Meet the needs of readers and authors.
  2. Have the efforts to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis.
  3. Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers.
  4. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic record.
  5. Deliver corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies as required.
  6. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author.
  7. Actively seek the opinions of authors, readers, peer-reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications.
  8. Support initiatives to educate researchers about the ethics of publications.
  9. Encourage the authors to revise the submitted paper until it deserved to be published.

The Responsibilities of Peer-Reviewer

  1. Getting a job from the editor to review the paper and submit the review to the editor, as a material for determining the feasibility of a paper to be published.
  2. The reviewer shall not review any paper involving him, whether directly or indirectly
  3. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations
  4. Encourage authors to make improvements to the paper
  5. Reviewing the written works that have been improved in accordance with predetermined standards
  6. The papers are reviewed in a timely manner according to the published style of scriptures (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).

The Responsibilities of Authors

  1. Ensure that the author list meets the criteria as the author
  2. Collectively responsible for the work and the contents of the article including methods, analysis, calculations, and details
  3. Express the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly
  4. Explain the limitations of the study
  5. Respond to comments made by the peer-reviewer in a professional and timely manner
  6. Inform the editor is willing to retract the paper
  7. Make a statement that the papers submitted for publication are original, have not been published anywhere in any language, and are not in the process of submitting to other publishers
  8. When authors come to know about their errors in their own published research, it is their accountability to inform prompt to the publisher or request them to correct the inaccuracy or retract the paper.

Without the author's consent, unpublished material that was revealed in the original copy cannot be used by editors for their own research material