Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Scientific Publication Ethics Guidelines

Majalah Patologi Indonesia (The Indonesian Journal of Pathology) is a journal managed by the Indonesian Pathology Specialist Association.  It is a scientific journal published online and scientific articles on the latest research results or literature reviews in the field of pathology and other fields of medicine.

This scientific publication ethics statement is a code of ethics statement of all parties involved in the publication process of this scientific journal, namely managers, editors, reviewers, and authors (authors and coauthors). The code of ethics for scientific publications essentially upholds three ethical values in publication, namely Neutrality, Justice, and Honesty.

  1. Neutrality is freedom from various interests. Scientific work solely upholds the desire to disseminate scientific information. Neutrality applies to both journal managers and article authors.
  2. Justice is to respect scientific property rights to authors according to their involvement in producing scientific work.
  3. Honesty is to produce articles whose originality can be accounted for, which is shown by avoiding duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in publications.

After finishing reading this Scientific Publication Ethics, prospective authors are invited to download the Ethics Statement and Copyright Agreement and after being signed, immediately upload it back to the MPI web.

Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Manager

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Define the relationship between publishers, copy editors, reviewers, and other parties in a contract.
  4. Respect confidential matters, both for contributing researchers, authors, copy editors, and reviewers.
  5. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  6. Conduct a review of journal policies and communicate them to authors, the editorial board, reviewers, and readers.
  7. Establish code of conduct guidelines for editors and reviewers.
  8. Publish the journal regularly.
  9. Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publishing.
  10. Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Prepare licenses and other legal aspects.

Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Receive an assignment from the journal manager to review the paper and submit the results of the review to the copy editor, as material for determining the eligibility of a paper for publication.
  2. Reviewers may not review papers that involve themselves, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations
  4. Encourage the author/writer to make improvements to the paper
  5. Reviewing the corrected paper in accordance with predetermined standards.
  6. The paper is reviewed in a timely manner according to the publication's style based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).

 Duties and Responsibilities of Copy Editor

  1. Bringing together the needs of readers and authors
  2. Strive for continuous improvement of publication quality
  3. Implement a process to ensure the quality of published papers
  4. Promoting freedom of opinion objectively
  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record
  6. Submitting corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies when necessary
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the content and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author/writer
  8. Actively solicit the opinions of authors, readers, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications
  9. Encourage the assessment of the journal if there are findings
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by requiring authors to submit an Ethics Clearance form approved by the Ethics Clearance Committee
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics
  12. Assess the effect of the publication's policies on the attitudes of authors and reviewers and improve them to increase responsibility and minimize errors
  13. Have an open mind to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions
  14. Not maintaining one's own, author's or third party's opinion that may result in a non-objective decision
  15. Encourage authors/writers, so that they can make improvements to the paper until it is suitable for publication.

 Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

  1. Ensure that those included in the list of authors/writers meet the criteria as authors/writers.
  2. Take collective responsibility for the work and content of the article including methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
  3. State the origin of resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limitations of the research
  5. Responding to comments made by the reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
  6. Inform the editor if the paper is to be retracted.

Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.