Publication Ethics


Decision-making; journal managers should define the vision, mission, and goals of the organization in journal publication based on the recommendation of reviewers and the editorial board. To do so, journal managers are neutral and free from conflicts of interest of individuals or groups, business aspects, aspects of ethnicity, religion, race and intergroup (SARA).

Freedom; journal managers give freedom to the reviewer and editor to create a harmony at working atmosphere and mutual respect for one another in order to guarantee and protect intellectual property rights, particularly those related to the management of funds received from third parties. Journal managers encourage editors and reviewers to apply the ethics clearance including confidentiality, licensing, and special requirements in research on humans, animals, and other living creatures.

Responsibility; journal managers are responsible for the guideline of journal publication policies, starting from the name of issue, scientific scope, script writing style, collaboration, licensing and legal publications, and evaluation of script publication.

Promotion; journal managers promote and ensure the sustainability of journal publication. Journal managers are entitled to determine the funding in accordance with the policies and needs of journal publication. In its management, funders do not intervene in terms of issue substance. Source of research and development fund is included in the publication without affecting the reader's perception.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest; journal managers uphold copyright and privacy of each other to avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of conflict of interest with other parties, journal managers must finish it justly and wisely.



Reporting; authors should report the process and results of their research fairly, clearly, precisely, accurately, thoroughly, and impartially as well as save the data well. Honesty is expected in presenting any data and information listed in content and research results.

Originality; authors make a statement that the paper submitted to the journal editor is original (from the author's own ideas), has never been delivered and published in any media, in any language, and not in the process of submission to another publisher. In case of publication duplication and deception, the article is subject to be removed from this journal.

Clear sources; authors should mention and ensure that any reading materials used as citations and bibliography are written clearly and completely. Authors are strictly forbidden to quote the writings of others without citing the original source.

Responsibility; authors are fully responsible for the data and research writings, in terms of methods, analysis, calculation, and details. If verification is required from editors and reviewers, the authors are willing to answer it clearly, precisely and fairly.

Agreement; authors ensure that the names listed in the article are based on contributions of ideas and thoughts every writer and have been approved by the entire team of writers. Any  changes, reductions or additions of author names, should be approved by team of writers. Any other parties contributing fully ( non-substance ) in writing this paper,  the authors express their gratitude to the relevant parties.

Punctuality; authors revise the script and edit texts punctually for the sake of discipline and regular journal publication. Otherwise, the authors are ready to take the consequences, which is the delay of journal article publication.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest; authors uphold copyright and privacy of one another to avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of a conflict of interest with other parties, the authors must solve it justly and wisely.



Neutrality; editor is neutral in selecting and screening manuscript . Editor must be objective and fair to all writers who submitted their written works. Editor is forbidden to be discriminative to the authors in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, or nationality.

Reporting; editor reports the selection and reviews scripts clearly and accurately to the author based on accuracy, completeness and clarity of reporting of result research and its development, including editing techniques and the use of guidelines for publication and screenwriting.

Communicative; editor communicates effectively and efficiently in the process of publishing the journal. Every suggestion and criticism  from authors, reviewers, and journal managers should be addressed clearly, fairly and transparently.

Fairness; editor distributes scripts to editor team members and reviewers fairly based on their respective competence.

Professional; editor works professionally based on his duties and responsibilities. Editor should understand any policy related to journal publication. Editor ensures that every script has undergone editorial process and review correctly, fairly, and objectively.

Responsible; editor takes full responsibility for the success of journal publication. Editor guarantees that every journal article published is a new paper and not a copy, and gives  benefits to those reading and accessing the journals.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest; editor upholds copyright and privacy of each other to avoid conflict of interest. Should  a conflict of interest arise with other parties, editor must solve it justly and wisely.



Neutrality; reviewer is fair, objective, unbiased, independent, and only in favor of scientific truth. Script  review process is carried out professionally without distinguishing the writer’s background. Reviewer is prohibited to conduct a review of papers involving himself, either directly or indirectly.

Professional; reviewer should be critical and professional in assessing a paper ( related to his  expertise ), open about new things, able to keep the secret of the things being assessed, does not take personal advantage of the paper he assesses, as well as has a passion to improve written works. Reviewer has the right to refuse a script if it does not correspond to his expertise. He then can recommend it to the other more competent reviewers in accordance with the scope of publication.

Quality assurance; reviewer has a duty to assist editors in improving the quality of paper he reviews. Reviewer analyzes papers on the substance not on grammar, punctuation and typos. Reviewer is required to uphold the basic principles and scientific analysis in the process of reviewing a paper. Reviewer works on the principle of truth, novelty and originality; prioritizes benefit of the paper for the development of science, technology, and innovation; as well as understands the impact of paper on the development of science.

Punctuality; reviewer reviews the script and gives response to the editor quickly, expected to be on time. If the time is not enough, the reviewer then informs the editor with clear reason for the sake of discipline and regularity of journal publication.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest; reviewer upholds copyright and privacy of each other in order to avoid conflicts of interest. Should  a conflict of interest arise with other parties, the reviewer must finish it justly and wisely.


Publication Ethics refers to Perka LIPI No. 5 2014, and Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE).