Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This statement is to clarify the ethical behavior and legal standards for all parties involved in the publishing process of Jurnal Hubungan Internasional (JHI), including authors, editorial board members, reviewers, and publishers. This journal expects all parties to understand and take seriously allegations and malpractices against this ethical policy before submitting or accepting to review a manuscript. This is in accordance with our commitment to the prevention of ethical misconduct, which we recognize to be a growing problem in an academic and scientific publication. This statement is based on COPE’s Core Practices (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).

Duties of Authors

Authors of JHI should submit an original work that has not been published or under the consideration of other journals or publishers. Original paper means the article is not only repeating the previous work. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is constituted as unethical and it is unacceptable.

The report of an original research paper should be presented in detail and accurately. It uses citation or quotation properly when replicating the work, ideas, and/or words of others to minimize the possibilities of plagiarism and other research frauds including data fabrication and falsification. It is mostly discovered in the practice of modifying results, the sources, and improper interpretation of the observation to make a convincing elaboration.

The corresponding author should inform the editor once they find significant errors or inaccuracy in their publication to make a retraction or correction to the paper. When is needed the author must disclose the data to the editor during the process of review for the accuracy of the report.

Proper acknowledgment to people who involved must always be given. If they have made a significant substantial contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research, they should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author has a responsibility to ensure that those co-author has agreed to submit their work for publication. The corresponding author must also disclose any sources of funding and declare that it would not influence the result of the report.

In political and behavioral studies sometimes involve the human subject. If the manuscript contains this method, it is unethical for the author to exploit and/or disclose any confidential data or information on the human subject.

Duties of the Editors

The editors are responsible for an initial review of a manuscript to evaluate the originality and the first screening of any practices of research frauds. During the review, an editor must only consider the content of the article regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author. Any information related to the author and unpublished material treated as a confidential document which not be allowed to share to other people outside the publishing process of the article or use for editors own research without the written consent of the author.

The editor is responsible to fairly and wisely selected the peer-reviewer which have sufficient expertise and avoid those with conflict of interest. In another side, the editor must disclose or not taking the responsibility if he/she becomes a subject of this issue.

The editorial board has a responsibility to make decision of an article publication. However, if they encounter a research fraud happen, such as the potency of plagiarism, copyright infringement, and libel, the editor also has right to contact the author to validate the data of the article, and confirmation as needed. This right and responsibility are given to the editorial board in order to provide an ethical and high-quality article.

Duties of the Reviewers

Reviewers or advisory board is a group of people that assisting the editorial board in making the decision and improve the quality of the article at the same time. Therefore reviewers take an important role in any scientific journal publication.

A reviewer must serve high-quality feedback to the manuscript assigned to them. It must be constructive, clearly stated, and provided supporting arguments or references. The review process must be conducted objectively where the reviewer personal criticism to the author is inappropriate.

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified or cannot provide feedback in a timely manner should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process. And therefore, if she/he wants to pass through the manuscript to their colleague to review must have the editor’s permission beforehand.

Reviewers should declare any competing interests to the editor before they accepted to review or during the review process. They should decline to review if it generates a competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Every information during the peer-review process must be kept confidential and not use it for their merits. Afterward, the reviewer has a responsibility to give a recommendation and notify the editor if they find any frauds during the peer review process.

Duties of Journal and Publisher

The journal and publisher should be committed ensuring that any sources of funding have no influence on the editorial decision. They must construct a policy which accommodates the merits of sciences development and the protection of intellectual rights of the author. The journal and publisher should allow corrections, retractions, and revisions from the author with appropriate mechanism after got approval from the editor.