Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Istiqra Journal is a research journal published twice a year by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LP2M), State Islamic University (UIN) Datokarama Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. This can be accessed openly in online media and print media. This statement indirectly explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved starting from the process of publishing a manuscript in this journal, starting from the Author, Editor in Chief, Editorial Board, Reviewers, and Publishers. which is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of manuscripts in the Istiqra Journal is an important foundation in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This reflects the quality of work from the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-Reviewer reviewed manuscripts support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on the standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing, starting from Authors, Editors, Reviewers, Publishers, and Society. As publisher of the Istiqra Journal, Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat takes custodial duties over all estates seriously and recognizes ethical and other responsibilities. Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LP2M) is committed to ensuring that any other commercial revenue does not impact or influence the decisions of the Editors.


Publication Decisions

The Istiqra Journal Manager is responsible for deciding which manuscripts are sent to the journal manager for publication. The Editorial Board can be guided by the policies of the Editorial Board of the journal with special requirements relating to plagiarism. Editors can consult with reviewers in making decisions while considering the following important points:

a. Plagiarism Screening

The author's job is only to submit manuscripts that are free from plagiarism and academic malpractice. Then the Editor will check all manuscripts submitted via Turnitin.

b. Fair Play

Editor setiap saat mengevaluasi naskah untuk konten intelektualnya tanpa memandang ras, jenis kelamin, orientasi seksual, keyakinan agama, asal etnis, kewarganegaraan, atau filosofi politik penulis.

c. Confidentiality

Editors and editorial staff may not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the authors concerned, Reviewers, Potential Reviewers, or Advisors to other Editors and Publishers as appropriate.

d. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished material cannot be used in an editor's research without written permission from the author.


Duties of Reviewers

a. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions while the editor's communication with the author can assist the author in improving the quality of the manuscript.

b. Promptness

Any selected referee who feels he is not qualified to review research reported in a manuscript or knows that prompt review is not possible, must notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

c. Confidentiality

Setiap naskah yang diterima diperlakukan sebagai dokumen rahasia. pengelola jurnal tidak boleh memperlihatkan atau didiskusikan dengan orang lain kecuali diizinkan oleh editor.

d. Standards of Objectivity

Every manuscript reviewed by the Reviewer must be objective. personal criticism of the author is not allowed. Referees must express their views supported by arguments.

e. Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers must identify any relevant manuscripts for publication, especially those that have not been cited by the author. each statement must be followed by a clear quote. Reviewers should bring to the attention of the Editor any substantive similarities or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published manuscripts of which they are personally aware.

f. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer reviewers must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.


Duties of Authors

a. Reporting Standards

Authors of original research reports must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be accurately represented in the manuscript. A manuscript must contain sufficient detail and references to enable others to replicate the work. Statements that are deceptive or intentionally inaccurate constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

b. Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work and if authors have used the work and/or words of others, these have been properly cited or quoted.

c. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author may not, in general, publish manuscripts describing substantially the same research in more than one journal or public publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

d. Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper recognition of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work being reported.

e. Authorship of the Paper

Authors should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research being reported. Everyone who has made a significant contribution should be listed as a co-author. if others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Corresponding authors should ensure that all suitable co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have approved its submission for publication.

f. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

g. Fundamental errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his self-published work, the author must immediately notify the editor of the journal or publisher and work with the editor to retract or amend the manuscript.