Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Indonesian Journal of Kinanthropology (IJOK) is a reviewed journal published by the Sports Science Study Program, Faculty of Sports Science, Surabaya State University. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the process of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, chief editor, Editorial Board, reviewers, and publishers.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publications

The publication of an article in the reviewed Indonesian Journal of Kinanthropology (IJOK) journal is important in developing a coherent and recognized knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the author's work and the institutions that support them. The reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, bestari partners, publishers, and the public.

Sports Science Study Program, Faculty of Sports Science, Surabaya State University as the publisher of the Indonesian Journal of Kinanthropology (IJOK) takes the task of maintaining all stages of publishing very seriously, and we are aware of our ethics and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprinting, or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, the Sports Science Study Program, Faculty of Sports Science, Surabaya State University, and editorial board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers, which is useful and necessary.

Publication Decision
The Indonesian Journal of Kinanthropology (IJOK) editor is responsible for deciding which sent articles should be published. Validation of such work and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors can be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and be limited by applicable legal provisions, such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors can confer with other editors or peer reviewers in making these decisions.

Aspects of Justice

Editors at all times evaluate manuscripts for the author's intellectual content regardless of the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political views.


Editors and any editorial staff should not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the author, reviewer, prospective reviewer, other appropriate board of editors, and publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Material not published in a proposed manuscript should not be used in the editor's own research without the author's written consent.

Editor's Duties

Decisions Based on the editorial board's review report, editors can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. Validation of the work in question and its importance to the researcher and the reader should always encourage such decisions. Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are limited by the legal requirements that will apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making these decisions. Editors should be responsible for everything they publish and must have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published records.

The Review of Manuscripts
The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for authenticity. Editors should organize and use peer review fairly and judiciously. Editors should explain their peer review process in the author's information and indicate which part of the journal was reviewed. Editors should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

Aspects of Justice
The editor must ensure that every journal manuscript is reviewed by its intellectual content without regard to gender, gender, race, religion, nationality, etc. of the author. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and impartial decisions is to uphold the principles of editorial independence and integrity. Editors have a strong position in making decisions about publications, making it very important that this process is fair and possibly unbiased.

The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the author is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, and approval for publication if applicable.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

The Editor of the Journal will not use unpublished material disclosed in manuscripts submitted for his own research without the author's written consent. Editors should not be involved in decision-making about papers that have a conflict of interest

Reviewer Duties

Contributions to Editorial Decisions

Bestari partners assist editors in making editorial decisions and can assist authors in improving the quality of manuscripts through editors.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified/interested in reviewing the manuscript or does not have enough time to review should immediately notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscripts accepted for review should be treated as confidential documents. Manuscripts should not be disseminated or discussed with others unless permitted by the editor.

Objectivity Standards

The review should be done objectively. Personal criticism from the author is inappropriate to convey. Reviewers should state their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

The reviewer must identify the relevant published work that the author has not cited. A relevant citation must accompany a statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported. The reviewer should also state to the editor if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published articles.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or ideas obtained in the review process must be confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must reject manuscripts with a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships and connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.

Author's Duties

Reporting Standards

The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the work done and an objective discussion of the significance of his research. The underlying data must be accurately included in the manuscript. A manuscript must contain sufficient details and references to allow others to imitate the work. Reports of fraud or the deliberate provision of inaccurate information constitute unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are required to provide raw data related to manuscripts for editorial and must be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Data statement and Database), where possible, and should in any case retain such data after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that they have written the work completely original, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, this has been cited appropriately.

Dual, Redundant, and Concurrent Publications

An author should not publish manuscripts describing the essence of the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Sending the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Source Acknowledgment

Proper recognition of the work of others should always be given. The author must cite publications that have been influential in determining the work he reports.

List of Manuscript Authors

Authors should be limited only to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as auxiliary authors. Other persons or parties who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, must be recognized or registered as contributors. The correspondence authors must ensure that all the corresponding authors are listed in the manuscript, that there are no unsuitable authors, and that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to submissions for publication.

Human or Animal Hazards and Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any conflicts of interest whether substantive or financial that may be construed to influence the outcome or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When the author finds errors or significant inaccuracies in the work he publishes, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the editor of the journal or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.