This is the statement of ethics for e-Jurnal Penyelidikan & Inovasi (e-JPI) published by Penerbit KUIS. This statement is adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers the code of ethics for chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors.
The Editorial Board is responsible for the prevention of publication malpractice. Unethical behavior is unacceptable and e-JPI does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors who submit articles to the e-JPI must assure that the manuscript is original. Submission also suggests that the manuscript has not been published previously in any language, either fully or partly, and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
DUTIES OF THE EDITORS
- The editors of the journal are responsible for deciding to accept or reject the manuscripts or can send it for modifications.
- Ensuring that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor, who may make use of appropriate means, to examine the originality of the contents of the manuscript. After the originality of the manuscript is established, it is forwarded to reviewers for a double-blind peer review. The reviewer will make a recommendation to publish the manuscript in its present form or to modify or to reject it. The review period will be not more than 30 days.
- Ensuring that each manuscript received is evaluated on its intellectual content only.
- Must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
- Must disclose any contending interest before agreeing to review a submission.
- Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
- Review all submissions objectively, fairly and with no personal criticism of the author.
- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
- Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
- Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission are at the discretion of the Chief Editor.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
- Have the responsibility of ensuring the manuscripts only new and original work is submitted.
- Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
- Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
- Must not submit the same manuscript of their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
- Should accurately acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have predisposed their research.
- Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any inadequacy in their work.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
AUTHORSHIP AND COLLABORATION
Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper. All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.