The scientific ethics code is a statement of an ethical code of all parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals. The parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals are a manager, editor, reviewer, and author.
Statement of ethics code of scientific publication is based on Regulation of Head of LIPI No. 5 of 2014 about Ethic Code of Scientific Publication, where the Ethical Code of Scientific Publication upholds three ethical values in the publication:
- Neutrality, that is free of conflict of interest in the management of publications
- Justice, which gives the right of authorship to the author
- Honesty, that is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication
Journal Management’s duties and responsibilities
- Specify the name of the journal, science scope, scale, and accreditation if necessary.
- Determine the membership of the Board of editors.
- Define the relationship between publishers, editors, reviewer, and others in a contract.
- Appreciate the confidential things, both for contributing researchers contribute to the research, editors, or reviewer.
- Implementing norms and provisions on intellectual property rights, in particular, copyright
- Conduct a review journal policy and submit it to the author, board of editors, reviewer, and reader.
- Make guide code behaves for editors and reviewer.
- Publish the journal regularly
- Ensure the availability of sources of funding for the sustainability of journal publishing.
- Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
- Preparing licensing and other legality aspects.
Editor’s duties and responsibility
- Meet the need of the reader and the author,
- Improve the quality of publication continuously
- Implement the process to ensure the quality of the published paper
- Promoting freedom of speech objectively,
- Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record,
- Deliver the correction, clarification, withdrawal, and apologies if it is necessary,
- Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and any statement in the paper is the responsibility of the author
- Ask the opinions of authors, readers, reviewer, and editorial board members actively to improve the quality of publications
- Encourage the assessment of the journal if there any finding,
- Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethical Clearance form approved by the Commission of clearance ethic,
- Supports the initiative to educate researchers about publication ethic,
- Examine the effect of the publishing policy against the attitude of the author and reviewer as well as fix partners to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
- Open minded towards a new opinion or view of others that may differ with personal opinions,
- Does not defend his own opinion, author or third party which may result in a non-objective decision,
- Encourage authors in order to make improvements on his paper to be published.
Reviewer's duties and responsibilities
- Obtain the task from editor to review the paper and conveying the results of the review to the editor, as a material to determine the feasibility of a paper to be published.
- The reviewer should not review any paper involving him, whether directly or indirectly
- Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing input, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations
- Encourage authors to make improvements to the papers
- Reviewing the revised work in accordance with the specified standards.
- The paper is reviewed on time according to the published style of scientific publication (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.)
Author’s duties and responsibility
- Ensure that the list of authors meets the criteria as an author
- Responsible for the work and the content of the article include methods, analysis, calculation, and details collectively.
- Declare the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
- Explain the limitation of the research
- Respond to comments made by the partners professionally and on time.
- Inform the editor if the paper will be retracted
- Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and not being in the process of submission to other publishers.