Publication Ethics

Statement of professional ethical codes is a statement of the ethical codes of all parties involved in the process of publication of this scientific journal (Editors, Peer-reviewers, and Authors). In general, the publication ethics of the Otopro refers to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) about Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editor and Peraturan Kepala LIPI Nomor 5 Tahun 2014 about the Ethical Codes of Scientific Publication. Essentially, the code of ethics itself upholds three values of ethics in publications, namely:

  1. Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in public management),
  2. Justice (giving the right of authorship to the beneficiary as the author), and
  3. Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication.

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Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Manager

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, validity, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine editorial board membership.
  3. Defines the relationship between the publisher, editor, peer-reviewers partner, and other parties in a contract.
  4. Respect confidential matters, both for contributing researchers, authors / writers, editors, and bestari partners.
  5. Apply norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyrights.
  6. Conduct a journal policy review and present it to the author / writer, the editorial board, bestari partners, and readers.
  7. Create a code of conduct guide for editors and bestari partners.
  8. Publish journals regularly.
  9. Guarantee the availability of financial resources for the sustainability of journal publishing.
  10. Building a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Prepare licensing and other aspects of legality.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editor

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and authors / writers,
  2. Strive to continuously improve the quality of publications,
  3. Implement a process to guarantee the quality of published works,
  4. Promoting freedom of opinion objectively,
  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record,
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed,
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author / writer,
  8. Actively soliciting the opinions of authors, readers, bestari partners, and editorial board members to improve the quality of publications,
  9. Encourage the evaluation of journals if there are findings,
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethics Clearing form that has been approved by the Ethics Clearing Commission,
  11. Supporting initiatives to educate researchers about the ethics of publications,
  12. Reviewing the effects of published policies on the attitudes of authors and bestari partners and improving them to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
  13. Having an open mind to new opinions or other people's views that may conflict with personal opinions,
  14. Do not defend the opinion of yourself, the author or a third party that can lead to decisions that are not objective,
  15. Encourage the author / writer, so that they can make improvements to the paper to be published.

Duties and Responsibilities of Peer - Reviewers

  1. Obtain the task of the editor to study the paper and submit the results of the review to the editor, as material for determining the eligibility of a paper to be published
  2. Reviewers may not examine written papers that involve them, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintain the privacy of the author by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations
  4. Encourage the author / writer to make improvements to the paper
  5. Re-examine the paper that has been repaired in accordance with predetermined standards.
  6. The paper is reviewed in a timely manner according to the style of the published environment based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).

Duties and Responsibilities of the Author

  1. Ensuring that those who are included in the list of authors meet the criteria as authors.
  2. Collectively responsible for the work and content of the article including the method, analysis, calculation, and details.
  3. State the origin of the resources (including funding), both directly and indirectly.
  4. Explain limitations in research
  5. Respond to comments made by peer-reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
  6. Inform the editor if he will retract his writing.
  7. Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to other publishers.