This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher of IJCNP (Indonesian Journal of Clinical Nutrition Physician). This statement is also based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Duties of the Publisher
As the publisher of the journal, Perhimpunan Dokter Gizi Klinik Indonesia (PDGKI) must stand as a guardians of the scholarly papers published by the journal. The publisher must fully support the huge efforts made by the editors. As a peer review journal, the publisher must build a solid communication with the reviewers.
The publisher should have relationship with other institutions in the field. Besides, we must also provide editors with technical, procedural, and legal support. And the most important thing is to educate authors/researchers on publishing ethics.
Duties of the Editors
The editor of the journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, timely. Research articles must typically be reviewed by at least two external and independent reviewers. The editor must keep a good communication with reviewers.
The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual, orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor shall use the journal’s standard electronic submission system for all journal communications.
The editor shall establish, along with the publisher, a transparent mechanism for appeal against editorial decisions.
Duties of the Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.
Reviewers must treat the received papers as confidential documents. They must not share or discuss the review or information about the paper with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standard of Objectivity and Competing Interests
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
If a reviewer suggests that an author includes citations to the reviewer’s (or the associates’) work, this must be for genuine scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing reviewer’s citation count or enhancing the visibility of their work (or that of their associates).
Duties of Authors
The authors must ensure that his/her manuscript does not infringe any copyright laws, and must indemnify the editors and publisher against any copyright infringement. It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permission to use copyrighted material and provide such evidence upon submitting the manuscript.
Above all, matters about journal publishing ethics refer to “Peraturan Kepala Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia Nomor 5 Tahun 2014 Tentang Kode Etika Publikasi Ilmiah” (The Rules of Indonesian Institute of Sciences Regarding of Code of Scientific Publication Ethics).