Publication Ethics & Malpractice Policy
Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development
Publication Ethics - Authors
- Reporting Standard: Reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work.
- Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
- Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior which is not accepted.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should 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 should be disclosed.
- Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Publication Ethics - Editors
- Fair Play: An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a sub-mitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
- Criteria of Editors: Editors, both local and international, should have a, minimum of H Index / Scopus ID or a paper or manuscript published in an International Journal with a Scopus Index, especially on the topic of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development Issues. An editor can help the reviewers to give an input to manuscript beside the result of review by reviewer.
- Publication Decisions: The editorial board is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal to be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. 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. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
- Review of Manuscripts: Editors must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
Publication Ethics - Reviewers
- 1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer reviewers assist the editors in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author for improving the paper.
- Criteria of Reviewers: Reviewers, both local and international, must have a paper or manuscript which have been published in International Journal with a Scopus Index, especially on the topic of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development Issues. And also the reviewers have been publish an article with the same theme with the manuscript that will be reviewing. Or the reviewer have a community engagement program with the same theme.
- Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Time Periode of Reviewing: Reviewers should review the manuscript within 1 until 2 month (maximum). And total of reviewer every manuscript is 2 reviewer (minimum) and 5 reviewer (maximum)
ERRATUM AND CORRIGENDUM
All published articles in the Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development are subject to the editorial review process, organized by and under the auspices of the editors and reviewers. Should the authors wish to add to their article after notification of acceptance, they must submit a request the editor and the new content will be reviewed.
- If the new material is added to the accepted article, it must be submitted again and will be reviewed as a new submission;
- 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 email@example.com.
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.