The Editors of Makara Journal of Science issue a set of publication ethics as guidelines for persons engaged in the publication of science research to comply with COPE practices establishes a high quality standard of ethics for journal publication.
Authors are expected to comply with the following ethical guidelines. Any infringement may lead to a retraction of the article, or even ban the author from journal publication.
- Author’s main obligation is to deliver accurate and complete details of the research performed. The research data should contain sufficient information on the related subject.
- Authors should ensure the originality of their work and that no fraud nor fabrication is involved in their manuscript
- Authors should guarantee that the article has not been published previously or is not being evaluated for publication elsewhere.
- Authors should ensure that their works do not contain any unlawful statements and any comment that may violate the law.
- Authors are aware and abide by misconduct policy described in the section 6.
- Editors should provide a fair judgment and consideration to all manuscripts based on its quality with no regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
- Editors are responsible to consider all the submitted manuscripts in reasonable time frame.
- Editors, with their expertise and fair judgment are responsible to accept or reject the manuscripts. They are to build a good communication with authors in regards to the manuscripts publication. The final decision will be accompanied by the reviewer’s comment
- Editors are to make sure no private information of authors are included in the manuscript sent to reviewers
- Editors should ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript and not to disclose any information about the manuscript under consideration to other parties
- Editors are to respect author’s request to not use certain reviewers – with a well reasoned objection - to consider their manuscript. However, editors can decide to use one or more of these reviewers if their professional input is considered to be important for the manuscript publication
- Editors are to comply with COPE practices when considering a manuscript for publication