Publication Ethics

The scientific publication code of ethics statement is for all parties involved in the scientific journal publication process, including Managers, Editors, Bestari Partners, and Writers/Authors. This statement on the code of ethics for scientific publications refers to the Regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications, which essentially upholds three ethical values in publications, namely:

  1. Neutrality, namely free from conflict of interest in managing publications;
  2. Justice, namely giving authorship rights to those entitled to be authors/writers, And
  3. Honesty, namely free from Duplication, Fabrication, Falsification, and Plagiarism (DF2P) in publications.

This scientific publication ethical code guide was translated and adopted based on Elsevier's publication ethics policy, which includes the following:


  1. Determine the journal's name, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine editor membership.
  3. Defines the relationship between publishers, editors, publishers, and other parties.
  4. Respect matters of a confidential nature, both for contributing researchers, authors/authors, editors, and reviewer partners.
  5. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  6. Review journal policies and convey them to authors, editors, review partners, and readers.
  7. Create code of conduct guidelines for editors and review partners.
  8. Publish journals regularly.
  9. Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publication.
  10. Building cooperation and marketing networks.
  11. Improving the quality of the journal.
  12. Prepare permits and other legal aspects.
  13. The Editor in Chief's decision is final based on the articles submitted.


  1. Publication Decisions. The Editor of the PharmaCine : Journal of Pharmacy, Medical and Health Science is responsible for publishing and deciding which articles will be published from the articles received. This decision is based on validation of the article and the article's contribution to researchers and readers. In carrying out their duties, the Editor is guided by the policies of the editorial board and is subject to legal provisions that need to be enforced, such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor can discuss this decision with reviewers or other editors.
  2. Objective Assessment. The Editor evaluates a manuscript based on its intellectual content without discrimination regarding religion, ethnicity, tribe, gender, nation, etc. Editors and editorial staff may not disclose any information about manuscripts received to anyone other than the author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, and the editorial board.
  3. Conflict of Interest. Article material sent to the PharmaCine: Journal of Pharmacy, Medical, and Health Science and yet to be published may only be used for the Editor's research with written permission from the author. Information or ideas obtained through blind review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The Editor must refuse to review a manuscript if the Editor has a conflict of interest caused by a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company, or institution related to the manuscript.
  4. Cooperation in Investigation. Editors must take responsive steps if there are complaints regarding ethics regarding manuscripts that have been received or articles that have been published. The Editor can contact the manuscript author and provide consideration of the complaint. Editors can also communicate further with relevant institutions or research institutes. When the complaint has been resolved, things such as the publication of corrections, withdrawals, statements of concern, or other records need to be considered.


  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Blind peer review by reviewers helps editors make decisions and can help authors improve their writing through editorial communication between reviewers and authors. Peer review is an important component in formal scholarly communication and scientific approaches.
  2. Punctuality. Suppose the assigned reviewer feels he needs the qualifications to review a manuscript or knows it is impossible to review promptly. In that case, the assigned reviewer must immediately notify the editor. Any manuscript accepted for review must be treated as a confidential document. The manuscript may not be shown to or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor. Reviews must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers must express their views accompanied by supporting arguments.
  3. Completeness and Authenticity of References. Reviewers must identify published work that the author has not cited. Relevant citations should accompany a statement of previously published observations or arguments. Reviewers must notify the editor of substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being reviewed and other articles that have been published, according to the reviewer's knowledge.
  4. Conflict of Interest. Unpublished article material may not be used in the reviewer's research without written permission from the author. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must refuse to review a manuscript if the reviewer has a conflict of interest caused by a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company, or institution related to the work.


  1. They are writing Standards. The author must present an accurate paper/article on the research conducted and present an objective discussion of the significance of the research. Research data must be presented accurately in the article. An article must be detailed enough with sufficient references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraud or inaccurate presentation of papers is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  2. Access Research Data. Authors may be asked to provide raw data for articles to be reviewed. They must be able to provide public access to such data if possible and must be able to retain such data for a reasonable period after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism. Plagiarism in all forms is unethical behavior in the publication of scientific work and is unacceptable. The author must ensure that all work presented is original, and if the author has used other people's work and/or words, then the author must present the quotation appropriately. There are various forms of plagiarism, such as claiming someone else's writing as your own, copying or rewriting substantial parts of someone else's work without citing the source, and claiming the results of research conducted by someone else. Self-plagiarism or auto-plagiarism is a form of plagiarism. Auto plagiarism is quoting results or sentences from published work without mentioning the source.
  4. Article Submission Terms. Authors may not publish the same manuscript in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is unethical behavior in the publication of scientific papers and is unacceptable.
  5. Inclusion of Reference Sources. Proper recognition of the work of others must always be done. The author should mention publications that were influential in preparing his work. Information obtained privately, such as in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, may not be used or reported without written permission from the source of the information.
  6. Authorship. The author is a person who has made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the writing in the article. All parties who have made significant contributions are listed as co-authors. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors are listed on the manuscript and that all co-authors have read and approved the final version of the work and approved the submission of the manuscript for publication.
  7. Hazards and Human Subjects. If the manuscript involves procedures or equipment with unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must identify these clearly. If the manuscript involves human subjects, the author must ensure that it contains a statement that applicable laws and regulations were applied to all procedures and that the relevant institution and committee had approved them. Authors must include a statement in the manuscript that consent has been obtained for experiments with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be considered. Consent, permission, and acknowledgment must be obtained if authors wish to include case details or other personal information in the manuscript. The author must retain written consent, and a copy of the consent or proof that such consent has been obtained must be provided to the journal upon request.
  8. Errors in Published Writings. When the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, the author is responsible for immediately notifying the journal editor and collaborating with the editor to retract or correct the article. Suppose the editor receives information from a third party that a published work contains significant errors. In that case, the author is responsible for immediately retracting or making corrections to the article or providing evidence to the editor regarding the accuracy of the original writing.


The website administrator is the person responsible for managing the journal's website. Specifically, the scope of duties of a Website Administrator is as follows:

  1. Setting up a journal website;
  2. Configure system options and manage user accounts;
  3. Register editors, reviewers, and authors;
  4. Manage journal features;
  5. View report statistics; And
  6. Upload/publish papers that have accepted status.