Publication Ethics

Media Konservasi  committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. This publication ethics is developed to avoid misconduct in research and publishing.  This publication ethics clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing a scientific article in Media Konservasi.  This publication ethics is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Author is defined as individual who has made significant contribution to the study.  The author should: (1) has substantial contribution to the conception or design of the work, analysis, and interpretation of data for the work, (2) involve actively in writing process in term of intellectual content, (3) approve the final version to be published.  All contributors that meet all the criteria should be listed as authors. 

Changes to the authorship of a manuscript, including both additions and removals, are strongly encouraged to be finalized before the manuscript receives its Letter of Acceptance (LoA) for publication. This policy aims to ensure clarity and fairness in the recognition of contributions and to maintain the integrity of the scholarly record.

However, we acknowledge that in exceptional cases, significant reasons for altering authorship may arise after the LoA has been issued. In such instances, requests for changes will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be accompanied by:

  1. A clear and detailed explanation for the change, including the specific contributions of the added or removed authors.
  2. Written consent from all original authors and the author(s) being added or removed, affirming their agreement with the proposed change.
  3. An endorsement of the change by the corresponding author, who takes responsibility for ensuring that all authors are in agreement.

The editorial team reserves the right to make the final decision on these requests, striving to uphold the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. We strongly recommend that all contributors discuss and resolve authorship arrangements as early as possible in the manuscript preparation process to avoid complications at later stages.

Review Process

Media Konservasi is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.  Media Konservasi chooses reviewers based on their expertise (whose most closely matches the topic of the paper).  At least 2 reviewers are invited to evaluate a manuscript. In cases of controversy or disagreement regarding the merits of the work, an additional review will be solicited.  The Media Konservasi editor mediates all interaction between authors and reviewers, and the review owned by Media Konservasi.

Publication Decisions

Comments and suggestions from reviewers are taken seriously and weighed based on their expertise. However, Media Konservasi Editor reserves the final decision.  The editor Media Konservasi is responsible for final decision on article acceptance based on reviewer's opinions, suggestions, and comments. 

Fair Play

Media Konservasi evaluates manuscripts only based on the intellectual content.  No race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophies of the authors are considered in the evaluation process.


Media Konservasi assure the confidentially of the manuscripts, actors, and other related information on the publishing process.  Only corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher are allows for the information.

Duties of Author

The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. Authors also should assure that the research is original, analysis only underlying data, and able to retain data for at least 5 years after publication. All authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.  All of submitted works will be checked by anti-plagiarism software. Plagiarism detected works will be banned for further publication procedure. Authors who have been determined to have committed plagiarism will be banned for publishing in Media Konservasi. Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication is unacceptable. 

Duties of Reviewers

A reviewer should: (1) providing written and unbiased feedback to the authors, (2) indicating whether the writing is clear, concise and relevant, (3) evaluate the scientific accuracy, (4) identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors to elevate the quality of the manuscript, (5) assuring a fair play by avoiding personal comments or criticism including in this point is that reviewer should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest, and (6) maintaining the confidentiality of the review process. 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors-in-Chief who are unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such type of problems.

Post-publication, Discussion, and Correction

Media Konservasi provides room for post-publication discussions, addressing disputes that may arise from the peer-review process involving rejected comments and published corrections. Furthermore, Media Konservasi permits the correction, revision, or retraction of articles even after they have been published, with the retraction process adhering to the guidelines outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The detail explanation about retraction, withdrawal, and correction can be found in Rectraction Policy.