JKE is a scientific publication media containing the results of research, studies, thoughts and critical analysis of policies in the economic sector and other related fields such as education, health and environment. This statement underlines the ethical codes for all parties involved in the publication of articles for JKE, namely: editors, partners and writers.
This manual follows the guidelines in ‘Ethics in Research & Publication’ by Elsevier (https://www.elsevier.com).
1. Editorial Decisions From the articles received, the editor is responsible for deciding which articles to be published. In carrying out their duties, the editor follows the policy guidelines of the editorial board and is subject to legal provisions that need to be enforced such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors can discuss with other editors or partners in making these decisions.
2. Objective Assessment Articles are evaluated based on their intellectual content without any discrimination in race, religion, ethnicity, gender, etc.
3. Confidentiality Editor and the editorial staff must not disclose any information about the article that has been received to anyone, other than the author, partners, potential partners, and the editorial board.
4. Competing Interest Articles submitted to JKE prior to publications must not be used for the editor's personal research without the written permission from the author. Editor must decline the request of manuscript review where competing interest occurs on the part of the editor, i.e., competitive, collaborative, or other associations with the author, company, or institution related to the text.
The Reviewers (Peer Review)
1. Contribution to Editor's Decision The reviewers (peer review) help editors in making decisions and can assist writers in improving their writing through editorial communication between partners and authors.
2. Punctuality of Time If a reviewer feels unqualified to review a manuscript or knows that it is not possible to conduct a review in a timely manner, he / she must immediately notify the editor to release him / her from the review task.
3. Confidentiality Articles that have been received by the partners must be treated as confidential documents. The articles must not be shown to or discussed with others except with the authority of the chief editor. Information and ideas obtained during a review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
4. Objective Reviews must be carried out objectively and not to criticize an author personally; it should be conveyed clearly and accompanied by supporting arguments.
5. Completeness and Authenticity of References The reviewers must recognize published works that have not been cited by the author. A statement about previously published observations or arguments must be accompanied by appropriate citations. The reviewer must notify the editor of any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being reviewed and other published papers, according to the reviewer's knowledge.
6. Competing Interest The reviewers must not review an article where competing interest occurs i.e., competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with the author, company, or institution in association with the work / research papers.
1. Writing Standards The author of the research report must present an accurate report of the work performed and objectively discuss its significance. The data used must be displayed accurately in the article. The research paper (manuscript) must include sufficient details and references to allow others to recite the works.
2. Access to Research Data Authors can be asked to provide raw data from the writings to be reviewed, be liable to prepare public access to the data where required and to keep the data for a certain period of time after publication.
3. Originality and Plagiarism All forms of plagiarisms are deemed as unethical behaviors in scientific papers publication and therefore, totally unacceptable. The author must ensure the entire article’s originalities / authenticities; where others’ works and / or words are utilized, proper citation and / or quotation must be applied.
4. Terms of Submission The author should not publish the same article in more than one journal; it is deemed as unethical and therefore, it is unacceptable in scientific papers publication.
5. Acknowledgement of Sources The author should properly acknowledge the works / writings of others. All influential publications within the preparation of the papers must be acknowledge appropriately.
6. Authorship The authorship should be limited to people who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the writings within the article. All parties who have made significant contributions should listed as co-authors. The correspondence author must ensure that all co-authors are included in the article, have read and approved the final version of the works / writings, and also acknowledged the submission of the article for publication.
7. Errors in Published Writings Where significant error or inaccuracy is to be found within a published work / writing, it is the author's responsibility to immediately notify the journal editor, and to collaborate with the journal editor to withdraw or revise it.
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