Publication Ethics

The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) is a journal that aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and a source of information in sustainable development issues to be used as policy materials in sustainable development planning in Indonesia, developing countries, and worldwide. The following statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor, the reviewer, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standards: The author should draw his/her/their research as well as discussing its significance. Moreover, the author needs to deliver their results honestly. It should not contain any fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient details and references. Besides, it should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: The author should not, in general, submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced
  4. Acknowledgment of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
  5. Authorship of the Paper: The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or the publication are listed in an acknowledgment section. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. 

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Trustworthy: All materials in manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential. They must not discuss the materials with others, except as authorized by the editor.
  2. Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewers should notify the journal immediately if they come across any irregularities, have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, or suspect that misconduct may have occurred during either the research or the writing and submission of the manuscript; reviewers should, however, keep their concerns confidential and not personally investigate further unless the journal asks for further information or advice.
  3. Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers should follow journals’ instructions on the specific feedback that is required of them and unless there are good reasons not to. The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript. The reviewer should make clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript under consideration and which will just strengthen or extend the work
  4. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.  Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. In the case of double-blind review, if they suspect the identity of the author(s) notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest.
  5. Promptness: The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time frame. The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension. If a reviewer feels him/she can't complete the review of the manuscript within the stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.
  6. Expertise: The reviewers should provide feedbacks for the manuscripts based on their expertise.

Duties of Editors

  1. Management Policies: Based on the editorial board meeting, the editors can establish journal management policies, including the editorial board's appointment, the board meeting schedule, the reviewing process, the publishing schedules, and the innovations for better journal management.
  2. Publication Decisions: From the report review, the editors can accept, reject, or ask for revisions to the manuscript. The works of editors may be guided by the journal editorial board policies and controlled by legal requirements, including copyright transfer and free from plagiarism. The editors may discuss this with other editors or reviewers to take this decision. Eventually, the editors are responsible for everything they publish and should ascertain the quality of their publication and maintain the integrity of the published record.
  3. Review of Manuscripts: At first, the editors must ensure that each article meets the initial requirements, particularly the originality. The editors should organize and use peer review fairly. Editors need to explain their peer review process to the authors. During the editorial board meeting, the editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers considered for publication by assigning people with sufficient expertise.
  4. Trustworthy: All received manuscripts should be treated fairly. Those are reviewed for their intellectual content without regard to discrimination of sex, gender, race, religion, etc. of the authors. An important part of this responsibility is upholding the independence and integrity of editors. The editors are in charge to assure fair and unbias decisions.
  5. Confidentiality: The confidentiality of the manuscript should be guaranteed. Editors should be critically aware of any data protection infringement, including requiring consent for the actual research presented and publication where applicable.
  6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: The editors will not use any unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/their interests without the author’s consent. Editors should not be involved in reviewing papers where they have a conflict of interest.

Duties of Publisher

  1. Publishing: Centre for Planners’ Development, Education, and Training (Pusbindiklatren), Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) has to ensure that The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) is published on time for three times in a year.
  2. Distributing: Soon after being published, the Centre for Planners’ Development, Education, and Training (Pusbindiklatren), Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) distributes it to all authors and also the related stakeholders, including other research institutes and universities.
  3. Promoting: Holding various offline activities, such as seminars and workshop, to promote The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) as well as calling for papers to attract authors’ interests.