Publication Ethics on Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development (JESSD) is based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

We have personalized this COPE that suitable from our journal such as:

For detail of this ethics, you can find the explanation below.

Publisher Business Model

Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development is an Open Access with Non-profit government institution. This means, our journal is an open access journal that allows the reader to read, download, copy, distribute, print, retrieve and link to the full text, and also get access and usage of the article for free of charge. For authors in this model, there are no charges for submission of a manuscript, article processing, publication of manuscripts or colour reproduction of photographs. This model is supported by the Institution in Universitas Indonesia especially from School of Environmental Science and Directorate of Administration, Data and Management of Research and Innovation Products.

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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. If a manuscript is written by more than one author, you’ll 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

  1. 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.
  2. You have drafted, written, or revised the article.
  3. You have reviewed and agreed on the final version of the article before submission.
  4. You have agreed on the journal to which your manuscript will be submitted.
  5. You are aware that you are taking responsibility and accountability for the content of the manuscript.
  6. 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.
  7. You are aware that self citation is FORBIDDEN to use to article that has been published in Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development
  8. 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.

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Author Contribution

Each author is expected to make substantial contributions to the design or design of the work; or to the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or to the creation of new software used in the work; or to the drafting or substantive revision of the work; and to the approval of the version submitted (and the version substantially modified by the staff of the journal, which includes the contribution of the author to the work).

For each article with several authors, a short paragraph specifying their individual contributions must be provided. The following statements should be used "Conceptualization, X.X. and Y.Y.; Methodology, X.X.; Software, X.X.; Validation, X.X., Y.Y. and Z.Z.; Formal Analysis, X.X.; Investigation, X.X.; Resources, X.X.; Data Curation, X.X.; Writing – Original Draft Preparation, X.X.; Writing – Review & Editing, X.X.; Visualization, X.X.; Supervision, X.X.; Project Administration, X.X.; and Funding Acquisition, Y.Y.”. Please turn to the CRediT taxonomy (https://casrai.org/CRediT/) for an explanation of the term and background of the CRediT.

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Authors who may have grievances about any aspect of their interaction with the JESSD should e-mail the Editor-in-Chief by email at jessd@ui.ac.id. All questions or complaints will be responded within 7 days. If required, the Editor-in-Chief will consult with other editors regarding the complaint. The Editor-in-Chief will liaise directly with the complainant and thoroughly explain the steps they have taken to resolve the matter.

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Ethical Clearance

At the beginning of the submission process, the authors must confirm whether the manuscript has ethical clearance or no. If the ethical clearance is obtained, the information on the ethical clearance number should be provided.

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Screening Plagiarism

At the beginning of the submission process and before the article published, Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development uses Similarity Check with iThenticate to prevent any suspected plagiarism in the manuscripts.

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Conflict of Interest Policy

Authors who submit their manuscripts to Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development (JESSD) must disclose all relationship or interest that could influence, or bias the work. Although authors may not be aware of potential conflicts, disclosure of relationships and interest affords a more transparent process, leading to an accurate and objective assessment of the work. A few potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number)
  2. Honoraria for speaking at conferences
  3. Financial support for attending conferences
  4. Financial support for educational programs
  5. Support from a project sponsor
  6. Position on advisory board or board of directors or other type of management relationships
  7. Multiple affiliations
  8. Intellectual property rights (e.g. patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights)

The corresponding author of the manuscript will include a summary statement on the title page that is separate from their manuscript. This statement reflects what is recorded in the potential conflict of interes disclosure form(s).

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Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered on this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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The publishing rights are required by JESSD for publishing the articles. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and JESSD. This publishing agreement deals with the transfer of non exclusive publishing rights to JESSD while the authors retain the copyright to the article if it is published in JESSD. For submitted manuscripts, JESSD is granted the following rights:

  1. The right to provide the manuscripts in all forms and media, so they can be used on the later issues.
  2. The authority to enforce the rights in the manuscript, on behalf of an author, for example in the case of plagiarism or copyright infringement.

Copyright of JESSD is under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License to protect the specific way the manuscript which has been written to describe an experiment and the results. JESSD is pledged to its authors to protect and defend their research and take allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethic disputes and fraud. Moreover, this means that your manuscript can assure attribution of your work, by making sure you are identified as the author, and you can act as stewards of the scholarly record on your research.

Also, authors and readers can, for any reason, even commercially, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, turn, and expand on the material, but they must provide sufficient credit (cite the article or content), provide a connection to the license, and indicate if changes have been created. You must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original, if you remix, transform, or expand upon the content.

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Publication Charges

The JESSD is an open access journal; neither consumers nor institutions are charged for access. Since no fees are charged for access, JESSD's December 2022 edition began charging Article Processing Charges (APC) to authors, institutions, or funders for each published article to offset publication costs, such as peer review management, journal production, and proofreading. The submitting author is responsible for payment of the APC and must affirm at the time of submission that payment will be arranged if the article is accepted for publication.

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About this Publishing System

This journal uses Digital Commons which is a journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and distributed by Bepress.

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public for free supports a greater global exchange of knowledge in term of environmental science and sustainable development. This journal is accessible on the public internet, permitting any users (academics, students, lecturer, etc.) to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and also to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to the Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development must obey to the (Author Guidelines) and (Focus and Scope) of this journal. And also, the article must be free from plagiarism content. Editors will check the similarity of articles in this journal by using iThenticate application.

All articles submitted to this journal must be written in good English (American English). Authors for whom English is not their native language will be proofread by ENAGO before the article published. The articles that you submit it to this journal must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

After the article are submitted, editorial staff will go through Initial Review processes by the Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to peer reviewers at east 2 (two) or more expert reviewers for the next step of the selection, the Double-Blind Review Process. As soon as the double-blind review process is finished, the articles will be returned to the authors for revision. These processes can take up to 1 to 2 months. Each manuscript will be peer-reviewed in terms of the substantial and technical aspects. The peer review team are all experienced in the management and publication of national and international academic journal.

The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely made by Editor in Chief or Managing Editor. These decisions according to reviewers' critical comments (not solely by Reviewer).

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Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published on the JESSD are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board or the publisher.

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Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia is currently licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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Contents of the Journal are archived for perpetual access through Bepress Digital Common Publishing Platform, and Google Drive File Manager system. Once article published, the contents are never changed.

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Erratum and Corrigendum

The editorial review process is subject to all published papers in the Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, coordinated by and under the auspices of the editors and reviewers. If, after notification of approval, the writers want to add their content, they must send a request to the editor and the new material will be reviewed.

1. If the new material is added to the accepted article, it must be submitted again and will be reviewed as a new submission;

2. If the new material should replace the original content of the accepted article, the editor may allow doing an erratum or a corrigendum.


An erratum refers to a correction of errors introduced to the article by the publisher.

Our journal will be introduced changes are highlighted to the author(s) and any errors are mentioned by the author(s) and regenerated by the journal before final publication. Authors who notice these errors and urgently need to revise these errors, please contact our journal manager by email to jessd@ui.ac.id.


A corrigendum means that the author could decide any time that their article needs to publish. The authors should contact the editor journal that will consider any action of this change. Our journal will only process a corrigendum to a published manuscript after receiving consent and briefing from the editor.

Example for the Erratum and Corrigendum


Name of Authors to Published Article. (Published Year). Title of Article. Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, Number of Volume and Issue: Number of Page (DOI Link)

This article has been retracted by Publisher based on the following reason: Letter to Editor in Chief from Journal Editorial Board (Affiliation) and Reviewer (Affiliation) express that this manuscript, previously published in the Name of Journal (Volume, Number, Year, Page, and DOI Link) shows strong duplication according to analysis by iThenticate. The authors have plagiarized part of the paper that had already published in those journals. Based on clarification via email, Authors of the above paper have admitted their plagiarism to the previously published paper by those journals.

One of the conditions of submission of a paper for publication in this journal is that authors declare that their work is original and has not appeared in a publication on another journal. Re-use of any data should be appropriately cited.

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