Publication Etihics

STATEMENT OF ETHICS.Journal of RETORIKA: Journal of Islamic Communication and Broadcasting Studies

Based on COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
- Publication Decisions
- Reviewer's Duty
- Author's Duty

Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal should be published.
Editors can be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and limited by the legal requirements that would apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair game
Editors at all times evaluate the manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy.

Editors and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the appropriate authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest.
Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

Reviewer's Duty

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.

Any selected referee who feels ineligible to review the research reported in a manuscript or who knows that an in-person review is not possible should notify the editor and seek permission from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.

Standard of Objectivity
Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source recognition
The reviewer must identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. Any statements that the observations, derivations, or arguments have previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewer should also call the editor's attention about any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published papers that have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions the paper is linked to.

Author's Duty

Reporting standards
The author of the original research report must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if authors have used the work and / or words of others that these have been appropriately quoted or cited.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
An author should not generally publish manuscripts depicting essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Source recognition
Proper recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work being reported.

Paper authorship
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where other people have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors.

Suitable authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on paper, and that all co-authors have viewed and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be interpreted to influence the results or their interpretation of the text. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work When an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.