Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice of the Sipakainge Journal

As an important issue, publication ethics must be clear to improve research quality. The Sipakainge Journal adapted COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics to meet ethical standards for both publishers, editors, writers and reviewers. To uphold these ethical standards, publishers have no right to interfere with content integrity and only support timely publishing.

The following are ethical standards for editors, writers, and reviewers.

1. The editor is responsible for every article published in the Sipakainge Journal
2. The editor helps the writer to follow the guidelines for the writer
3. Editors can communicate with other editors or reviewers in making a final decision.
4. The editors assess manuscript publication objectively, regardless of the background of the author's race, religion, gender, seniority, ethnicity, political beliefs, institutional classification or nationality.
5. Editors must leave their jobs if there is a potential conflict of interest.
6. The editor must ensure that the document sent to the reviewer does not contain information about the author and vice versa.
7. The editor's decision must be notified to the author along with the reviewer's comments, except for those containing offensive or slanderous statements.
8. The editor must respect the author's request that the order cannot be reviewed by others for any reason.
9. Editors and all staff must guarantee the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts.
10. If there are allegations of errors or violations in writing, the Editors resolve them using COPE as a guideline.

1. Reviewers review possible errors in research and ethical publications.
2. Reviewers must do the work on time and notify the Editor if they are unable to complete the work.
3. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript.
Reviewers may not accept and review manuscripts if there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the author.

1. The author ensures that the material to be published has not been published and sent elsewhere at the same time
2. Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and they have properly cited the opinions of others according to the reference format.
3. The author is not involved in plagiarism.
4. Authors must follow the criteria described in the writing guidelines for the authors of the Sipakainge Journal.
5. The author must submit data and details to the editor, if it is suspected that there is falsification or falsification of data.

The author must explain everything that can cause a conflict of interest such as employment, research costs, consulting fees, and intellectual property in the Sipakainge Journal author guidelines