This statement clarified the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in the APTISI Transaction on Management Journal, including writers, editors, peer-reviewers and publishers (Asosiasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta Indonesia).
This statement is based on the COPE Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editor.
Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication
Publication of articles in the peer-reviewed Journal of APTISI Transactions on Management (ATM) is an important building block in developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Articles reviewed by colleagues support and realize the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: author, journal editor, peer reviewer, publisher and community.
Asosiasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta Indonesia (APTISI) as the Essence publisher takes its duties as guardian of all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertisements, reprints, or other commercial revenues do not impact or influence editorial decisions.
The editor is responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal that must be published. Editors can be guided by journal editorial board policies and are limited by applicable legal requirements relating to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor can negotiate with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Editors at all times evaluate texts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author.
Any editor and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the author concerned, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflict of interest
Unpublished material that is disclosed in the text submitted may not be used in the research of the editor himself without written consent from the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review helps the editor in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author can also help the writer improve the paper.
Any selected referee who feels ineligible to review research reported in a manuscript or knows that a quick review is not possible must inform the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Every text received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with anyone except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the writer is inappropriate. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
The reviewer must identify the relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement that observations, derivations, or arguments have been reported before must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also call the editor's attention to the substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscripts being considered and any other published papers which have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Information or special ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers may not consider texts where they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with the authors, companies or institutions connected with the paper.
Duties of Authors
The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A paper must contain enough detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.
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 behaviour and is unacceptable.
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.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
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 should obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.