Publication Ethics

The scientific ethics code is a statement of ethical code of all parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals. The parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals are manager, editor, bestari partner 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:

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


Journal Management’s duties and responsibilities

  1. Specify the name of the journal, science scope, scale, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the membership of the Board of editors.
  3. Define the relationship between publishers, editors, bestari partners, and others in a contract.
  4. Appreciate the confidential things, both for contributing researchers contribute in the research, editors, or bestari partners.
  5. Implementing norms and provisions on intellectual property rights, in particular copyright
  6. Conduct a review journal policy and submit it to the author, board of editors, , bestari's partner, and reader.
  7. Make guide code behaves for editors and bestari partners.
  8. Publish the journal regularly
  9. Ensure the availability of sources of funding for the sustainability of journal publishing.
  10. Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Preparing licensing and other legality aspects.


Editor’s duties and responsibility

  1. Meet the need of the reader and the author,
  1. Improve the quality of publication continuously
  2. Implement the process to ensure the quality of the published paper
  3. Promoting freedom of speech objectively,
  4. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record,
  5. Deliver the correction, clarification, withdrawal, and apologies if it is necessary,
  6. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and any statement in the paper is the responsibility of the author
  7. Ask the opinions of authors, readers, bestari partners, and editor board members actively  to improve the quality of publications
  8. Encourage the assessment of the journal if there any finding,
  9. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethical Clearance form approved by the Commission of clearance ethic,
  10. Supports the initiative to educate researchers about publication ethic,
  11. Examine the effect of the publishing policy against the attitude of the author and bestari partner as well as fix partners to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
  12. Open minded towards a new opinion or view of others that may differ with personal opinions,
  13. Does not defend on his own opinion, author or third party which may result in a non-objective decision,
  14. Encourage authors in order to make improvements on his paper to be published.


Bestari Partner’s duties and responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. The reviewer should 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 input, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations
  4. Encourage authors  to make improvements of the papers
  5. Reviewing the revised work in accordance with the the specified standards.
  6. 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

  1. Ensure that the list of authors meets the criteria as an author
  2. Responsible to the work and the content of the article include methods, analysis, calculation, and details collectively.
  3. Declare the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limitation of the research
  5. Respond to comments made by the partners professionally and on time.
  6. Inform the editor if the paper will be retracted
  7. 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.