The ethical guidelines for the publication process in the JKMD Journal: Journal of Da'wah Management Studies are based on the 2017 COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Core Practices. The journal workflow should represent the following principles:
a. Originality and Plagiarism: All articles submitted to the journal must be original and not plagiarized. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics and includes using someone else's work or ideas without proper attribution. The journal will use plagiarism detection software (Turnitin) to check the authenticity of submitted articles, and any instances of plagiarism will be handled appropriately. For example, if plagiarism is detected in an article, the article can be rejected, and the author can be banned from submitting it to the journal.
b. Authorship and Contributors: All authors listed in an article must have made a significant contribution to the research and have approved the final version of the manuscript. This journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) definition of authorship, which states that authors must participate sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. For example, an author must be involved in research design, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing. The journal also expects all authors to accurately reflect their contribution to the research in the author's register.
c. Confidentiality: All information and materials related to submitted articles must be confidential and not disclosed to anyone outside the review process. Reviewers must also keep information confidential and not use any knowledge gained from the review to their advantage. The identity of the whistle-blower regarding potential ethical violations will be safeguarded. For example, a reviewer may not use any information from a submitted article to publish their research or approach the author with a commercial offer.
d. Conflict of Interest: All authors and reviewers on the JKMD journal must declare any conflict of interest that could affect the accuracy, objectivity or integrity of publication. Conflicts of interest include, but are not limited to, financial relationships, academic collaborations, and personal relationships. For example, if an author has received funding from a company for their research, they should state this in the acknowledgments subsection of the manuscript (Please see journal template).
e. Falsification and Falsification of Data: The journal strictly prohibits data falsification or results falsification. Any violation will result in the revocation of the article. For example, if it is found that an author has falsified data in their research, the journal will retract the article, and the author will face appropriate sanctions.