Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

TEKNOIF is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement covers all the rules and policies that apply in publishing articles in our journals, including authors, editors, reviewers and publishers. This rule is sourced from COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of each article peer-review process from TEKNOIF is an effort to develop an allied science network. This is directly evident from the quality of the architecture and the various institutions involved. All the peer-review processes of the article follow the rules of the scientific method. Therefore, it is very important to agree on a standard of ethical guidelines for all elements involved in publishing which consist of authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.

Duties of Publisher and Editor

  1. The Department of Informatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Padang as the publisher of TEKNOIF functions as a supervisor of all stages of publishing strictly and we have understood every function, ethics and others that have become our responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, Institut Teknologi Padang and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and / or publishers if necessary.
  2. Publication decisions: The Technological Editor is responsible for deciding any articles that have been submitted to appropriate journals and meeting the criteria for publication. Validation of research activities and their contribution to researchers and readers must always produce a decision. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal editorial board and are limited by legal provisions as they come into force regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editorial board has a rule that the maximum level of similarity in articles is 25%. If it exceeds the predetermined number, the editor returns the article to the author to be corrected before proceeding to the next step. The editors can discuss with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  3. Fair play: Editors evaluate each script for their intellectual content regardless of the race, gender, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, or political views of each writer.
    Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff do not convey any information related to the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the appropriate writer, reviewer, other editorial advisor, and publisher, as appropriate.
  4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Material of any article that has not been published in a proposed paper may not be used for the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

 Duties of Reviewers

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer reviews provide recommendations and assist editors in generating editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author can also help writers in improving the quality of the manuscript.
  2. Promptness: Any appointed reviewer who feels that they do not meet the criteria for reviewing the research or feels it is impossible to complete the review process at the specified time must notify the editor and submit a resignation from the review process.
  3. Confidentiality: Every script that is reviewed is confidential. They must not present or discuss with others unless authorized by the editor.
  4. Standards of Objectivity: Reviews must be conducted objectively. Criticism that is personal to the author is inappropriate. Reviewers must express their opinions clearly along with supporting arguments.
  5. Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers must identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement that observations, translations, or arguments have been reported before must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also warn the editor if there is a substantial similarity or overlap between the reviewed text and any other paper that has been published in accordance with the reviewer's knowledge.
  6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Any important information or ideas obtained through a peer-review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider any texts that have conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with one of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the manuscript.

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting standards: Script writers must present an accurate report of the work done and the purpose of the discussion and its meaning. The reference data used must be accurately presented in the text. Each script must present details and correct references to allow others to emulate the work. Fraud or intentionally giving inaccurate statements is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  2. Data Access and Retention: The author is asked to provide raw data relating to the manuscript for the editorial process, and must be prepared to provide public access to the data (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Data and Database Statement), if possible, and in any case have stored such data for a certain period after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: Each writer must ensure that the work and manuscript are fully original, and if the author has used the work and / or words of others that this has been stated correctly or quoted.
  4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author must not publish the same manuscript from the same study in more than one journal. Sending the same text to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.
  5. Acknowledgment of Sources: Recognition of the work of others must always be stated. Authors must cite publications that have contributed to the research reported.
  6. Authorship of the Paper: Authorship must be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. All people who have made significant contributions must be registered as co-authors. Any other person who has participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The author must ensure that all co-authors are suitable and that there are no inappropriate co-authors listed in, and that all co-authors have seen and agreed to the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to submit it for publication.
  7. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: If the research involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have an unusual danger attached to their use, the author must clearly state this in the text.
  8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All writers must disclose in their texts any substantive or financial conflicts of interest that might be interpreted that would affect the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be stated.
  9. Fundamental errors in published works: When writers find significant errors or inaccuracies in self-published works, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.