Editorial Policies and Publication Ethics
Articles submitted to Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia must be written in English. Any parts of the articles submitted to Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia, partial or whole of it must not be previously released nor being considered for publication by any other journals at the moment of submission. Articles should be submitted through the journal's web-based article submission system as instructed.
All matters regarding editorial policies of Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia can be discussed in writing via email to Dr. phil. Edo S. Jaya, M. Psi. Psikolog. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Editor-in Chief, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia, University of Indonesia, ILRC Building UI 1st Floor Kampus, Jl. Prof. Dr. Nugroho Notosusanto, Pondok Cina, Kecamatan Beji, Kota Depok, Jawa Barat 16424.
Authors publishing in Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia agree to transfer the license of the copyright to Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia that is published by Universitas Indonesia. Authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication.
Authors publishing in Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia grant Universitas Indonesia the right to publish the article in all forms and media so that the article can be used on the latest technology platform after publication and the authority to enforce the rights of the article, on behalf of the author(s), against third parties, for example in the case of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia is committed to its authors to protect and defend their work and their reputation and takes allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethic disputes, and fraud very seriously.
If an author becomes aware of a possible plagiarism, fraud or infringement we recommend contacting Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia publishing contact who can then liaise with our in-house legal department. Note that certain open access user licenses may permit quite a broad re-use that might otherwise be counted as copyright infringement.
2. Ethics Committee Approval
Manuscripts reporting studies on humans must include a statement that the research was approved by the responsible ethical committee of the institution (e.g., an institutional review board) and was consistent with the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki for the ethical conduct of human research.
3. Informed Consent Policy
Consent must also be obtained when photographs of patients are shown or other information that could lead to the identification of the individuals is provided. Authors may be required to provide tangible proof that all necessary permissions and consents from study participants have been obtained.
The proper attribution of credit and responsibility to the intellectual property of an academic manuscript requires a thoughtful approach to naming authorship. In general, the authors are expected to have played a key role in the planning and implementation of the study and to have been actively involved in the preparation or editing of the manuscript. It is important that all authors confirm their approval of the final manuscript before submitting it. The authors are not only directly responsible for their own work but also participate in the acknowledgment of the published contribution and therefore implicitly and explicitly acknowledge the contributions of their co-authors.
Individuals who made significant contributions to the manuscript but did not meet the authorship criteria should be identified in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript.
Authorship or a co-author means a person who has made a significant contribution to manuscript and who shares responsibilities and accountability of the results. This includes in the planning and carrying out the research up until writing or editing the articles. It is important that all authors confirm their approval of the final document before submitting it.
If a manuscript is written by more than one author, you will choose one person to be the corresponding author. This person will handle all correspondence about the manuscript and sign the publishing agreement on behalf of all the authors. If you are a co-author, this means that:
- You have made a significant contribution to the research, whether it is in the concept or design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation, or in all these areas.
- You have drafted, written, or revised the article.
- You have reviewed and agreed on the final version of the article before submission.
- You have agreed on the journal to which your manuscript will be submitted.
- You are aware that you are taking responsibility and accountability for the content of the manuscript.
- You are aware that the corresponding author will be acting on your behalf in any communication about the article, through submission, peer review, production, and after publication.
- In line with standard publishing ethics, if your article is found to be unsafe, have errors, in some way fraudulent, or in breach of the publishing agreement, that responsibility is shared by all named co-authors.
5. Team Science and Consortia Authorship
Manuscripts including a consortium of authors will be considered for publication in Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia if they meet all the following criteria. First, all members of the consortium who meet the journal's authorship criteria must be listed by name in the author byline. Individuals who made significant contributions to the manuscript but did not meet the criteria for authorship must be listed in the Acknowledgements section under the heading "Collaborators," along with their affiliations. Second, it is the corresponding author's (CA) obligation to obtain and record assurances from each author that the journal's conflict of interest policies have been fully satisfied. During submission, the CA will be asked to certify that this information was obtained and properly disclosed on behalf of all authors. Furthermore, it is the CA's responsibility to obtain permission from non-author collaborators to identify themselves as such in the Acknowledgements section.
Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia does not publish articles that contain similar content with accepted articles that will be published or already published, whether in print or in the electronic media, even though the new submission contains data not included in the published or accepted work. Reports after presentation at meetings or reports that are presented as abstracts or that extend the preliminary results presented will be considered for publication. A published article that the author thinks may have been written at the same time as the manuscript submitted for reconsideration should be included in the submission.
By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this is an original manuscript and is an unpublished work not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software. If an attempt at undisclosed duplicate publication is identified, the article will be rejected, the owners of the copyright will be notified, and the violation may be reported to relevant authorities.
7. Conflict of Interest
During submission, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia’s policy requires each author to disclose any direct or indirect financial interest or connections, or other situation that may raise the issue of bias in the submitted articles or the conclusions, implications or opinions, including any commercial or other sources of funding for individual authors or for associated departments or organizations, personal relationships, or direct academic competition.
Authors should avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest throughout the research process because conflicts of interest may influence the judgment of authors, reviewers, and editors. All interests (or their absence), such as roles in a project or funding source, should be stated explicitly by authors upon submission of the manuscript. If the manuscript is published, such statements will be published within the article
Examples of potential conflict include ownership of products mentioned in the articles, equity interest in the articles sponsor or any other commercial entity with a possible financial interest in its result, or payments of a cumulative monetary value greater than $2,000 made by the sponsor to the researchers or their family members during or within two years completion studies. Institutional support for the research should be included in the Acknowledgments section of the article.
If there is doubt about whether a circumstance represents a conflict, it should be disclosed, so that Editors may assess its significance. Any queries about possible conflicts of interest should be addressed to Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia’s Editor-in-Chief.
Details of all funding information for the work should be written at the end of the manuscript with the subheading “Funding.” This section must be written before the "Acknowledgments" section.
The conflict of interest statement will be included in the manuscript submitted for publication. Each scenario should be described in sufficient detail by corresponding author for reviewer and editor to determine its scope and determine the author(s) where in the conflict exist. If the corresponding author has confirmed that there is no conflict, the publisher will put the following statement at the conclusion of the published manuscript:
- This section should begin with the words: “This work was supported by …”
- The agency funding should be stated explicitly in a complete description, i.e. “Universitas Indonesia," not "UI" (an abbreviation).
- Grant numbers should be stated accurately in parentheses, for example: (grant number xxxx).
- If the grant numbers are more than one, it should be written separately by using a coma, for example: (grant numbers xxxx, yyyy).
- A semicolon should be used to separate agencies (plus "and" before the last funding agency).
- The following text should be inserted after the relevant agency or grant number: ‘'to [author initials]."
An example is given here: "This work was supported by Universitas Indonesia (XXX123 and YYY123 to J.D.) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Higher Education of Indonesia (ZZZ123)." This means that John Doe (initial J.D.) received two grants called XXX123 and YYY123 from Universitas Indonesia, and the research work is supported by ZZZ123 grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Higher Education of Indonesia.
9. Data sharing and Reproducibility
Data used for studies published in Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia should be available to be shared to the journal, reviewers, or interested readers upon request. Authors should ensure that the data used for their analyses can be shared to another party for a reanalysis of their results to ensure reproducibility of results. Clinical trials should be registered to a clinical trial repository.
10. Post-Publication Discussion
Readers interested to have a post-publication discussion can write a letter to the Editor-in-Chief and have their letter published as “Correspondence Letter”. Corrections will be published in an Erratum. Authors or readers may notify the journal if a correction is needed.
Correspondence letters are not peer-reviewed, but we may invite replies from the authors of the original publication by passing the letter to the author. The letter must reach us within three weeks of publication of the original item, no longer than 300 words, and submitted in the manuscript submission system. The letter should contain a maximum of one table or figure, no more than ten references, and five authors. The correspondence letters are copyedited, and proofs will be sent to authors before publication.
11. Complaints and Appeals
Complaints against the journal, editors, staffs, authors, or reviewers can be made in writing to the Editor-in-Chief (edojaya [at] ui.ac.id). If unsatisfied, complaints can be sent to the publisher at journals [at] ui.ac.id.
12. Corrections and Retractions
Editorial or typographical corrections are published in Erratum. Retractions will be announced and explained in an Editorial, and a retraction notice will be made available at the page of the online version of the retracted article.
13. Advertising Policy
We do not accept advertising in our journal.