Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

To improve the quality of the journal and the professionalism of authors, editors, reviewers, and journal managers, a "Barometer Publication Ethics" was established. This scientific publication ethic is expected to avoid malpractice in journal publishing and be safe from copyright infringement, such as duplication and plagiarism. This scientific publication ethic refers to the Peraturan Kepala LIPI Nomor 5 Tahun 2014 about Kode Etika Publikasi Ilmiah. These ethics of scientific publications are expected to be obeyed and implemented by authors, editors, reviewers, and journal managers.


  • Authors must report the process and results of their research honestly, clearly, accurately, thoroughly, and balanced and keep the research data intact. The author's honesty is expected in presenting every data and information contained in the content and results of the study.
  • Authenticity, the author makes a statement that the written work submitted to the editor of the journal is original (sourced from the author's ideas), has never been presented and published in any media, in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher. In the event of duplication of publications and committing fraud, the author is willing to have his article removed from the publication of this journal.
  • Clarity of sources: The author must mention and ensure that every reading source used as a citation and bibliography is written comprehensively and transparently. The author is strictly forbidden to cite someone else's written work without mentioning the source.
  • Responsibility, the author is fully responsible for the data and the results of the research he writes, both in terms of methods, analysis, calculations, and details. If verification is needed from editors and reviewers, the author is willing to answer it precisely and honestly.
  • In the deal, the author ensures that the names listed in the article are compiled based on the contributions of each author's ideas and thoughts and have been approved by the entire writing team. In addition, if there is a substitution, subtraction, or multiplication of the author's name, it must obtain the approval of the writing team.
  • Timeliness, the author is punctual in making improvements to the manuscripts from the review and editing for the sake of discipline and regularity of journal publishing. However, if it is not on time, the author is ready to bear the consequences, namely the delay in publishing journal articles.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest, authors uphold copyright and privacy with each other to avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of a conflict of interest with another party, the author must resolve it reasonably and prudently.


  • Neutrality, editors are neutral in selecting, and Editors must be objective and fair to each author who submits their writing to the editor. In addition, editors are prohibited from being discriminatory toward the author, whether based on gender, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, or nationality.
  • Reporting, editors report the results of manuscript selection and review clearly and precisely to the author with due regard to the accuracy, completeness, and clarity of reporting the results of research and development, including editing techniques and the use of guidelines for publishing and writing manuscripts.
  • Communicative, editors communicate effectively and efficiently in the journal publishing process. Any suggestions and criticisms from authors, reviewers, and journal managers must be responded to clearly, honestly, and transparently.
  • Justice, editors distribute manuscripts fairly to members of the editorial team and reviewers based on their respective competencies.
  • Professional, the editor works professionally based on his duties and responsibilities. Editors must understand every policy related to journal publishing. In addition, editors ensure that every manuscript has gone through a correct, fair, and objective editorial and review process.
  • Responsibility, the editor is fully responsible for the success of the publication of the journal. In addition, the editor guarantees that every published journal article is a new written work that is not plagiarism and provides benefits for those who read and extract the journal.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest, editors uphold copyright and privacy with each other to avoid conflicts of interest. However, in the event of a conflict of interest with another party, the editor must resolve it reasonably and prudently.



  • Neutrality, reviewers are honest, objective, unbiased, independent, and only side with scientific truth. The manuscript review process is done professionally without distinguishing the author's background. Reviewers are prohibited from conducting reviews of written works involving themselves, either directly or indirectly.
  • Professional, reviewers are required to be critical and experienced in assessing the content of a written work, namely by their scientific / expertise fields, be open about new things, keep things that are being evaluated confidential, do not take personal advantage of the written work being assessed, and have the spirit of improving the written work they are studying. The reviewer has the right to refuse the manuscript review if the paper he studies does not come from his field of expertise. Reviewers can provide recommendations to other more competent reviewers in accordance with the scientific scope of the publication.
  • Quality assurance, reviewers have the task of assisting editors in improving the quality of the papers they study. Reviewers study articles substantively instead of studying grammar, punctuation, and typos. Reviewers are required to uphold the basic principles and scientific analysis in the process of reviewing a written work. Reviewers work based on the principles of truth, novelty, and authenticity, prioritize the benefits of written works for the development of science, technology, and innovation, and understand the impact of writing on the development of science.
  • Timeliness, reviewers review the manuscript and respond to editors quickly, expected to be timely in reviewing the manuscript. If the review time is deemed insufficient, the review must notify the editor with an apparent reason for publishing the journal's discipline and regularity.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest, reviewers uphold copyright and privacy with each other to avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of a conflict of interest with another party, the reviewer must resolve it fairly and prudently.



  • Decision making, journal managers, must outline the vision, mission, and objectives of the organization in journal publishing, taking into account the recommendations of reviewers and the board of editors. In making decisions, journal managers are neutral and free from conflicts of interest of individuals or groups, the business side, aspects of ethnicity, religion, race, and intergroup.
  • Freedom, Journal managers give freedom to reviewers and editors to create a harmonious working atmosphere and respect each other to guarantee and protect intellectual property rights, especially those related to the management of funds received from third parties.  Journal managers encourage editors and reviewers to implement ethical clearances, including maintaining confidentiality, licensing, and special requirements in research on humans, animals, and other living things.
  • Responsibility, Journal managers are responsible for journal publishing policy guidelines, starting from determining the name of the publication, scientific scope, manuscript writing style, cooperation, licensing, and legality of publications to evaluating the publication of manuscripts.
  • Promotion, journal managers promote and ensure the sustainability of journal publishing. Journal managers have the right to determine to fund by journal publishing policies and needs. In its management, funders do not intervene in the content of the substance of the publication. Research and development funding sources are listed in publications without affecting reader perceptions.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest, journal managers uphold copyright and privacy with each other to avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of a conflict of interest with other parties, the journal manager must resolve it reasonably and prudently.