Publication Ethics

Ethic code of Publication in Lensa derives from the Regulation of the Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences No. 5, 2014 about Ethic Code of Scientific Publications (Peraturan Kepala Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) Nomor 5 Tahun 2014 tentang Kode Etika Publikasi Ilmiah). The ethic code of publications consists of:

A) Duties and Responsibilities of a Journal Manager;

B) Duties of Responsibilities of an Editor;

C) Duties and Responsibilities of a Peer Reviewer; and

D) Duties and Responsibilities of an Author.

Here are the details:

 A. Duties and Responsibilities of a Journal Manager

  1. Determining the journal name, scope, frequency, and accreditation if needed;

  2. Determining the membership of editorial team;

  3. Defining the relations between publisher, editors, peer reviewers, and other parties in a contract;

  4. Recognizing confidential matters, either for contributing researchers, authors, editors, or peer reviewers;

  5. Applying norms and conditions in accordance with Intellectual Property Right (Hak atas Kekayaan Intelektual (HaKI), especially copyright;

  6. Evaluating the journal’s policies and convey them to the authors, editorial team, peer reviewers, and readers;

  7. Developing a code of conduct for editors and peer reviewers;

  8. Publishing issues periodically;

  9. Guaranteeing the availability of fund for the publication continuity of the journal;

  10. Building networks for partnerships and marketing;

  11. Preparing permissions and other aspects of legality.

B. Duties and Responsibilities of an Editor

  1. Meeting with the needs of readers and authors;

  2. Striving for quality improvements of sustainable publications;

  3. Applying a process in order to give a guarantee of quality of every published work;

  4. Putting in the first place freedom of speech objectively;

  5. Maintaining the track record integrity of authors;

  6. Making corrections, clarifications, withdrawals,t and apologies if needed;

  7. Responsible for the article style and format, whereas of the content and all statements in the work articles are on the author’s responsibility;

  8. Actively asking for opinions to authors, readers, peer reviewers and editorial board members in order to improve the quality of publications;

  9. Encouraging assessment on every finding;

  10. Supporting initiatives to minimize research and publication mistakes by asking an author to attach a Ethical Clearance form that has been approved by the Ethical Clearance Commission;

  11. Supporting initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics;

  12. Studying the effects of publication policies towards authors’ and peer reviewers’ attitudes as well as improving responsibilities and minimizing mistakes;

  13. Being open-minded towards new arguments or insights from other people, which may oppose your personal arguments;

  14. Not insisting on either your own opinion, author’s opinion, or third party’s opinion, which results in an subjective decision;

  15. Encouraging an author to revise his or her article until it is worthy of publishing.

C. Duties and Responsibilities of a Peer Reviewer

  1. Selected by an editor to review an article and then convey the results to the editor, as a consideration for deciding if the article is worthy of publishing;

  2. A peer reviewer is not allowed to review an article with him/her as one of the authors, either directly or indirectly;

  3. Protecting an author’s privacy by not sharing information about correction results, suggestions, and inputs, and recommendations to others but the editor;

  4. Encouraging an author to revise his/her article;

  5. Re-reviewing an article that has been revise by the author, according to the standard;

  6. Review an article on time, based on the the style guide and scientific rule (including method of data collection, author legality, conclusion, and etcetera).

D. Duties and Responsibilities of an Author

  1. Making sure that the name(s) written as an author(s) meets with the requirements to become an author;

  2. Collectively responsible for the work and content, including the method, analysis, calculations, and details;

  3. Explaining the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly;

  4. Explaining the research’s limitations;

  5. Giving professional and on-time responses to peer-reviewers;

  6. Informing the editor in case of withdrawing the manuscript;

  7. Stating that the submitted article is original, has never been submitted and/or published anywhere else before in any language.