Publication Ethics

The Indonesian Journal of International Relations (IJIR) is a double-blind reviewed electronic journal that can be widely accessed. Hence, it is committed to upholding the standards of ethical behavior commonly practiced in reputable international journals for all parties involved in the process of publishing articles in the journal. The following ethical rules were composed regarding COPE.

For Authors

  1. The Authors should ensure that their manuscript meets the following criteria: (a) has a significant contribution to the research process, data analysis and interpretation, and article writing; (b) contribute significantly to the preparation, revision, and finalization of articles; and (c) is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of scientific writing.
  2. The Authors submit a manuscript that complies with all editorial policies, including issues related to the focus and scope of the journal, the guideline or template provided and uses the reference manager application.
  3. The Authors should ensure that the manuscript submitted by the author is not being considered (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. If any part of the manuscript overlaps with published or submitted content, this must be acknowledged in advance and cited.
  4. The Authors should provide only original content, and the works and words of others should be well-cited and quoted it. Every manuscript would be checked using a plagiarism checker – Turnitin – to ensure every article is original and authentic. Therefore, every submitted article would be accompanied by a statement from the author certifying that the publication is free from plagiarism of any form.
  5. The Authors should ensure consistency of the author’s identities and the number of authors who are registered in the submission process and those listed on the article, including the institution's email address in the identity section. Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication
  6. The Authors should inform the editor in case they want to retrieve the submitted article submission. When the authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, they must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that a published article contains significant errors, the authors must immediately retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor as to the veracity of the original paper
  7. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.
  8. Authors need to make a declaration regarding all the above requirements, as well as the authenticity of the manuscript. Therefore, the author is required to fill out the declaration form provided by clicking here.
  9. When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the editors or publisher of the journal and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the author's obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper. 

For Editors

  1. The Editors are fully responsible for all manuscripts that have been published and will be published in each edition. The editorial board is also responsible for deciding which manuscript will be published in each edition, based on reviewers' comments. The editorial board must ensure equal opportunity to submit, fair, and not make decisions based on aspects such as gender, nationality, religion, ethnicity, and political principles.
  2. The Editors are responsible for equitably and wisely choosing peer reviewers who have sufficient expertise and avoiding those who have conflicts of interest. On the other hand, the editor must disclose or refrain from assuming this responsibility if she/he is the subject of this problem. Editors should generate systems to ensure that peer reviewer identities are protected.
  3. The Editors are responsible for making decisions about the publication of an article. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors have the right to contact the author to justify and confirm the data in their article. This right and responsibility are given to the editorial board to guarantee an ethical and high-quality article.
  4. Editors (in conjunction with the publisher and/or society) will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior will be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. AP-SMART editors follow the COPE Flowcharts when dealing with cases of suspected misconduct. If, on investigation, the ethical concern is well-founded, a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note as may be relevant, will be published in the journal.

For Reviewers

  1. The reviewer will be given a manuscript without the author's identity to ensure a fair review process. The reviewer will also receive a guideline form to review. 
  2. The reviewer assists the editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving their articles. Any article received for review is a confidential document and will be treated as such; it will not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief. Reviews would be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them to improve the article. Reviewers will identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and will also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the article and any other article (published or unpublished).
  3. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted article will not be used in the reviewer's research without written consent from the author. Information or ideas obtained through peer review will be kept confidential and will not be used for the personal benefit of the reviewer.
  4. Any invited review who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described will be immediately replaced with the more fair referee.

For Publisher

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification, or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.  The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

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