Journal Pharmasci (Journal of Pharmacy and Science) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Akademi Farmasi Surabaya that committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, editorial board, reviewer and publisher. This statement is based on the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publication (COPE)’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Our responsibility is to publish original work of value to the intellectual community in the best possible form and to the highest possible standards.
The COPE basically upholds three ethical values in publication, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications; (ii) Justice, which is to give authorship rights to those who are entitled as authors; and (iii) Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in publications.
Here are the ethical standards for journal manager, editors, authors, and reviewers.
For Journal Manager:
- Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, scale, and accreditation if necessary.
- Determine the editorial board members.
- Defining relationships between publishers, editors, reviewers, and other parties in a contract.
- Respect confidential matters, both for contributing researchers, authors/writers, editors, and best-partner partners.
- Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
- Conduct a review of journal policies and submit them to authors/writers, board editors, best partners, and readers.
- Make a code of conduct guide for editors and best partners.
- Publish articles in journals regularly.
- Guarantee the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publishing.
- Building a network of cooperation and marketing.
- Prepare licensing and other legal aspects.
- Meeting the needs of readers and authors/writers,
- Strive for continuous improvement in the quality of publications,
- Implement the process to guarantee the quality of published papers,
- Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively,
- Maintain the integrity of the academic track record of the author,
- Submitting corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed,
- Responsible for the style and format of the writing, while the content and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author/writer,
- Actively asking for the opinions of authors, readers, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications,
- Encourage the assessment of journals if there are findings,
- Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethics Clearance form that has been approved by the Ethics Clearance Commission,
- Support initiatives to educate researchers about the ethics of publication,
- Assess the effects of policy issues on the attitudes of authors and partners to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
- Having an open mind about new opinions or other people's views that might conflict with personal opinions,
- Does not maintain one's own opinion, the author or third party that can lead to non-objective decisions,
- Encourage authors/writers, so they can make repairs to their writings until they are published.
- Obtain the task of the editor to review the paper and submit the results of the review to the editor, as material for determining the feasibility of a paper to be published.
- The reviewer may not conduct a study of a paper involving him, directly or indirectly
- Maintain the privacy of authors by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by giving criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations
- Encourage the author/s to make improvements to the paper
- Reviewing the corrected paper in accordance with predetermined standards.
- Writing is reviewed in a timely manner according to the style of the issue published based on scientific rules (methods of data collection, legality of the author, conclusions, etc.).
- The author ensures that the material to be published has not been published and sent to another place simultaneously.
- Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and they have cited the other's opinion correctly in accordance with the reference format.
- The author is not involved in plagiarism.
- Author/s must follow the criteria described in the guideline.
- Authors are not advised to publish any personal information that may make the patient recognizable identity in the form of the description section, photograph, or genealogy. When photographs of patients are very important and indispensable as scientific information, the authors have received approval in written form and have clearly stated it.
- In the case of experiments on humans, the authors state that the study was in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration, which leads the human experiment. If there are doubts raised whether the study took place in accordance with the declaration, the author should explain it. In the case of experiments on animals, the author has certified that the author has followed the guidelines and abroad with regard to animal experiments in the laboratory.
- Authors must submit the data and details to the editor if suspected of falsification or fabrication of data.
- The authors should explain everything that can give rise to a conflict of interest such as employment, research costs, consulting fees, and intellectual property.