PUBLICATION ETHICS

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas. The manuscript of KOMUNIKA that can be reviewed by the editor board after completing the attachment of plagiarism checker and stated that the article at least 15% is the origin.

Article Assessment

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed KOMUNIKA is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. This journal follows guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.

This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka as the publisher of KOMUNIKA takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

Publication decisions

The editor of the KOMUNIKA is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions.

The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Disclaimer

The Editors of KOMUNIKA make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the Editors of KOMUNIKA make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not necessarily the views of the Editors of KOMUNIKA.

Plagiarism Screening

Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and the reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text.
KOMUNIKA uses Turnitin or Plagiarism Checker to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Editors can see our Similarity Check page for more information on how to interpret these reports. The manuscript that can be reviewed by Reviewers after completing the attachment of Plagiarism software and stated that article at least 15% is the origin. 

The Editors will run plagiarism check using Plagiarism software for the submitted manuscripts before sending it to reviewers. We do not process any plagiarised contents. If a manuscript has over 15% of plagiarism based on the result of Plagiarism software, we will send back the manuscript to the author to be revised for the plagiarised contents. The following are the tools of checker:

Duplicate submission and Redundant Publication

KOMUNIKA consider only original content, i.e. articles that have not been previously published, including in an Indonesia language and English. Articles based on content previously made public only on a preprint server, institutional repository, or in a thesis will be considered.

Manuscripts submitted to Hindawi journals must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Authors whose articles are found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere may incur sanctions.

If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they must cite the previous articles and indicate how their submitted manuscript differs from their previous work. Reuse of the authors’ own words outside the Methods should be attributed or quoted in the text. Reuse of the authors’ own figures or substantial amounts of wording may require permission from the copyright holder and the authors are responsible for obtaining this.

Author Duties

The authors must declare all potential interests in a ‘Conflicts of interest’ section, which should explain why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none, the authors should state “The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.” Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests.

The authors must declare current or recent funding (including article processing charges) and other payments, goods or services that might influence the work. All funding, whether a conflict or not, must be declared in the ‘Acknowledgments’.

Editor Duties

Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content. Editors and editorial staff will keep and confidentiality of the article. All submitted articles considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are experts in the field.

Reviewer Duties

  1. Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form, which will be considered by the editor. Reviews would be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the article.
  2. Reviewers must identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and will also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the article and any other article (published or unpublished).
  3. Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described will be immediately replaced with a more fair referee.