The following are the consensus and ethical standards for all parties involved in scientific publications, such as editors, reviewers and authors.
1. EDITOR'S DUTY
The IJIC Journal Editor is responsible for making decisions about the manuscripts to be published in the IJIC Journal. Editors may be guided by editorial board policies and limited by applicable legal requirements on defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors can discuss with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
- Fair play, the Editor will evaluate the manuscript according to intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy
- Confidentiality, Editors and editorial staff may not provide any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the appropriate authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers, as appropriate.
- Conflict of interest, materials not published in the submitted manuscript may not be used for the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.
2. THE REVIEW TASK
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The review process can assist the auditor in making editorial decisions and through communication between the editor and the author will help the author improve the manuscript.
Any selected reviewer who feels ineligible to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a speedy review is not possible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Manuscripts may not be displayed or discussed with others except with permission from the editor.
Standard of Objectivity
Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not allowed. The reviewer must clearly demonstrate the results of the assessment along with supporting arguments.
The reviewer must identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. Any statement that the observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. The reviewer should also call the editor's attention about any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published papers that have personal knowledge.
Conflict of interest
Unpublished material contained in the manuscript may not be used for the reviewers own research without the written permission of the authors. Specific information and ideas obtained through the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal purposes. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts that have a conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with either the authors, or the companies involved with the manuscripts.
3. AUTHOR'S TASKS
The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Main data to be represented accurately in scripts. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to do more research. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are required to provide raw data related to the text for the editorial review process and must be prepared to provide public access to such data, if applicable, and in any case be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if authors have used the work and / or words of others that this has been appropriately quoted or cited.
Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
An author may not, as a rule, publish manuscripts depicting essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.
True recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the work being reported.
Authorities should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where other people have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. Appropriate authors should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on paper, and that all co-authors have viewed and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence their results or interpretation of the text. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published work
When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Papers published in the IJIC Journal: Indonesian Journal Islamic Communication will consider retracting the publication if:
- They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of a violation (eg data grafting) or an honest error (eg miscalculation or experimental error)
- Previous findings have been published elsewhere without proper cross-reference, permission or justification (ie cases of excessive publication) constitute plagiarism, reporting unethical research.- The revocation mechanism follows the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) Revocation Guidelines which can be accessed here.