Publication Ethich

Ethics Declaration

This publication adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics' (COPE) principles on research and publishing misconduct, specifically with regard to handling instances involving all facets of publication ethics. The mission of OJ (Opportunity Journal Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat) is to assist scientific endeavors by publishing quality scientific research that adheres to the highest standards of ethical writing for scientific publications. The ethics for authors, reviewers, and editing teams of articles in peer groups serve as the foundation for the application of the ethical statement at all stages of the process and for all aspects of journal publishing. Consequently, OJ's Ethics Declaration is currently considered a standard source for ensuring the caliber of OJ Journal publications, author intellectual rights, and society's ability to access qualified knowledge.

Tasks and Ethics of Editors

Editors are responsible for assigning reviewers to manuscripts they receive, and then they make the decision on which articles to publish after taking reviewers' suggestions into account. Additionally, editors are in charge of reviewing article material to ensure that there are no copyright infringements, plagiarism, or potential conflicts before the piece is published. Editors must protect the equal rights of all writers by limiting their consideration to article contents as the sole standard. They must refrain from taking into account other standards, such as the authors' initial institutions, ethnicity, gender, religion, citizenship, or political inclinations.

Editors are not authorized to share any information concerning articles they receive from writers with others who are not involved in the writing, reviewing, or editing of such articles. Editors do not have the right to use information, whether published or unpublished, for their own purposes without the authors' consent because all content in articles belongs to the writers and editors. Any author information or unique ideas that are discovered through peer review should be kept confidential and cannot be used for selfish advantage.

Editors must decide how involved they are in pieces where they have a conflict of interest, both consciously and unconsciously. Editors are responsible for answering any queries and grievances from writers, readers, or other authors on moral concerns pertaining to published writings. Even if unethical publication activity is discovered years after publication, it still needs to be considered a violation. Additionally, editors are allowed to penalize writers who violate ethical standards.

Tasks and Ethics of Reviewers

A reviewer's main task is to assist the chief editor in editorial decision-making and author communication on scripts that will be published. In a blind review process, the review was completed by at least two reviewers. Reviewers review any selected articles based on the suitability of their expertise and knowledge for evaluating these kinds of articles. Reviewers have the authority to decline reviewing papers that do not align with their areas of expertise or that present a conflict of interest. Reviewers are required to handle any items they receive for evaluation as private correspondence.

Reviews are conducted impartially, including solely the article's substance and excluding any personal commentary from the writer. The reviewer presents a clear assessment of an article and provides evidence to back it up. Every claim that an observation, deduction, or argument has been published before has to be supported by a pertinent quotation. Reviewers are not allowed to utilize manuscript contents that are not published but are revealed in the submitted text without the authors' express consent. Ideas or unique information that come from peer review must be kept private and not used for one's own benefit.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Author

The publisher's specifications for the article's layout must be adhered to by the author. Original works by one or more writers are called articles. articles submitted with a statement of originality included (Statement of Originality). The article serves as a vehicle for publishing the study's findings, and the author is required to provide all of the conclusions without altering or deleting any pertinent information. Disregarding the veracity of the data utilized or making deliberate false claims about it constitute unethical and unprofessional behavior. Plagiarism in any form is forbidden for the author and is considered an unethical and unacceptable publishing practice. Complete references are required for articles so that reviewers and peers may access the information. It is against the rules for authors to base two or more publications on the same study findings or provide an explanation of them. Publishing the same content to many journals at the same time is unethical and inappropriate. Private information exchanged through letters, talks, or chats with other parties may not be disclosed or utilized without the source's express written consent. It is prohibited for authors to simultaneously submit the same work to several publications while the paper is under reviewed. Before submitting their work to another journal, authors have to wait for the decision to reject it or to formally seek a withdrawal. An article's author count is not set in stone; rather, it is determined by the contributions made by each author. Only those who have significantly influenced the idea, planning, execution, or interpretation of the study being presented may be included as authors. These people must also have seen and approved the paper's final draft before it is submitted for publication. It is the duty of the author to promptly tell the editor in chief of OJ of any material that they have published that has a substantial error or inaccuracy, and to collaborate with the editor in order to withdraw or amend the work.

Plagiarism and Prevention

As per the Ministerial Regulation No 17 of 2010 in Indonesia, plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Plagization is punishable by law, and individuals who engage in it will face consequences. The following are examples of plagiarism that fall under Ministerial Regulation No. 17 of 2010:

  1. Refer to and / or cite terms, words and / or sentences, data and / or information from the source without quoting the source in the quotation note and / or without adequately stating the source.
  2. Refer to and cite randomly the terms, words and / or sentences, data and / or information from the source without quoting the source in the quotation note and / or without expressing the source adequately
  3. Use the source of ideas, opinions, views, or theories without adequately stating the sources
  4. Formulate words and / or sentences from the source of words and / or phrases, ideas, opinions, views, or theories without expressing the source adequately
  5. Submitting scientific papers produced and / or published by others as the source of their own scientific work without expressing it adequately.