Publication Ethics Statement

CODE OF ETHICS FOR SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Foreword

The code of ethics of scientific publications in the Journal of Tropical Sciences and Marine Technology (JITKT) is used to ensure that all the works/writings published in this journal have followed ethical principles in academic publications to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. This document presents several articles related to the field of tropical marine science and technology and guidelines on ethics in this journal publication (authors, editors, best partners, publishers, and readers).

Guidelines on Ethics in Journal Publications

 

Journal of Tropical Marine Science and Technology (JITKT) publishes articles from the results of scientific research in the field of tropical marine science and technology and has never been published or in the process of submission in other publications. The proposed articles can come from the fields of marine biology, marine ecology, oceanographic biology, oceanographic chemistry, oceanographic physics, oceanographic geology, oceanographic dynamics, coral reef ecology, marine acoustics, marine remote sensing, geographic information systems, marine microbiology, marine pollution, marine aquaculture, fisheries product technology, marine biotechnology, air-sea interaction, and ocean engineering.

Journal of Tropical Marine Science and Technology (JITKT) is a peer-reviewed journal in the publication of an article in building a coherent and recognized network of knowledge about marine science and technology. Articles sent to JITKT must be able to show the quality of the work of the author, research method, and supporting institutions. Therefore, it is important to set standards in ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publication: authors, editors, sustainable partners, publishers, and journal sponsors.

The Department of Marine Science and Technology, Indonesian Association of Oceanologists, and Indonesian Association of Coastal Management Experts are also responsible for all stages of the publication process. Also, all editorial boards and related parties are committed to ensuring that advertising/promotion, printing or other commercial income does not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions.

AUTHOR'S ASSIGNMENT in the Journal of Tropical Marine Science and Technology

Standard Article

Articles are written original reports from research results and present accurate articles from research conducted by the objectives of the research. The data presented in the article must be accurate based on research results and not based on fabrication data. Articles that are published must be adequate and detailed so that they can be used as references or references for other researchers. Articles with inaccurate results reports and data presented not by ethical behavior will not be published or published in JITKT, cannot be accepted, especially in JITKT. 

Data Access and Storage

The author may be asked to provide raw data relating to editorial needs in the publication process and must be prepared to provide data that is readily accessible to the public. If possible and must be prepared in any case in storing the data by the period after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The author must ensure that what has been written in the article is the original work of the author himself, and if the author includes the results of the research or references from other articles, the author must include the name of the author of the article quoted. Plagiarism is an act of imitating and copying substantially all matters relating to what is written by another author and claimed by another author without including the original author. This behavior of plagiarism is unethical behavior in the publication and cannot be accepted especially in JITKT.

Same publication in other journals

An author may not publish articles that contain research results and the same substance more than one journal or another publication. Submitting the same article to more than one journal is unethical behavior in the publication and is not acceptable.

Source Recognition

Appropriate recognition of the work/writing of others must always be given. The author should include the author's name from the article cited from the published research results (both from previous research reports, related service reports, and other related reports). Personally obtained information, whether in conversation, correspondence, or discussions with third parties does not have to be reported/written explicitly, only written permission from the source. 

Article compilers / authors (authors or co-authors)

The author of the article is limited to those who have contributed significantly to the concept of writing, design, implementation, or interpretation of the research reported. Those who have made significant contributions must be registered as co-authors. If there are other people who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research, they must be recognized and registered as contributors. The author must ensure the suitability of the articles with the co-authors before being submitted for publication.

Fundamental Errors in Published Articles

When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the research that will be published by the JITK journal it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or editorial board to retract the article and correct it.

EDITORIAL BOARD OF ASSIGNMENTS in the Journal of Tropical Marine Science and Technology

Publication Decision

The editorial team of the Journal of Tropical Marine Science and Technology (JITKT) is responsible for deciding which articles will be published in JITKT. Sustainable reviewers / partners work closely with the editorial team in deciding which articles are eligible to be published in JITKT. 

Justice in Publication

Editors and sustainable partners evaluate articles for article science and technology content regardless of race, gender, relatives, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author.

Secrets in the Publication Process

The Editor Team and staff editors maintain the confidentiality of the author and the writing before the article is published in JITKT. The editor team and editorial staff did not give the names and institutions of origin of all authors to sustainable partners in the article review process to ensure that the article will be reviewed blinded review paper.

Information Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Articles that enter but are not published in JITKT cannot be used by the editorial team in their research without the written consent of the author. Specific information or ideas obtained through peer-review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The editor must resign (i.e., must ask co-editors, editor associations or other members of the editorial board to review / review) of article considerations which have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaborative, or other relationships with one of the authors, company, or maybe the relationship with the institution of the article. Other appropriate actions must be taken in addressing this, such as revocation of publications.

Engagement and Cooperation in Research

The editor will take responsive steps when there is an ethics complaint in the manuscript that is being published. These steps generally include contacting the author of the article and giving consideration to the complaint in question or complaint made, but also including further communication with relevant agencies and research bodies, repairs to publications, and relevant actions related to the complaint.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS in the Journal of Tropical Marine Science and Technology

Contribution to the Decision of the Editorial Board

Peer-reviews help the editor in making decisions to be accepted or rejected by an article that enters JITKT, peer-reviewed (a sustainable partner) to conduct a blinded review or evaluation of articles that are appropriate in their field of expertise. Blinded-review means the reviewer team does not know the author's name and the name of the author's institution to avoid conflicts of interest and to improve the quality of the review.

Each paper is reviewed at least by two reviewers using track change in the article. All comments, suggestions, and reviewers' comments on articles were written in the article by using track change to facilitate the editor and writer team in communicating the results of the review. Thus, JITKT does not require any other form to communicate the results of the review from the reviewer to the editorial team.

Punctuality

The review process in JITKT generally takes 1-4 months, and if the review process takes longer because of one reason or another, this will be communicated to the author. It is expected that the administrative review process, the improvement of the author and the publication of the article can be carried out six months.

Confidentiality

Every article received for review must be treated as a confidential document. The article may not be shown or discussed with other parties unless permitted by the editorial board.

The review must be objective

Review of articles received must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate and not allowed. The results of the review must sharpen the writing especially in strengthening the results and discussion of the research objectives so that it can support the improvement of the article. 

Source / Reference Recognition

The reviewer should identify relevant research that will be published that there is no plagiarism by the author. Each statement in the discussion must be observed, explored, or the opinion previously reported must be accompanied and strengthened by the relevant quote. Reviewers must also provide an understanding of the editor regarding substantial similarities and overlap with the articles that have been reviewed before the article is published.

Information Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Material articles that are not published in JITKT may not be used by reviewers in their research without the written consent of the author. Specific information or ideas obtained through peer-review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must consider the article in the review that there is no conflict of interest or there are other relationships with one of the authors, the company, or perhaps the relationship with the institution of the article.

 

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