Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication
Jurnal Iktiologi Indonesia (JII) is strongly committed to upholding the ethical standards of publications and taking all actions for any authors who commit publication malpractice. All authors who submit their work to JII for publication as original articles prove that the submitted works represent the contributions of their authors and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.
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. In the same manner, the JII is committed to objective and double-blind 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. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Chief Editors who are unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such types of problems.
All submitted works will be checked by anti-plagiarism software (Turnitin Software). Plagiarism detected will be banned for further publication procedures. Authors who have committed to plagiarizing and violating other ethnic publications will be banned from publishing in JII.
We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from "passing off" another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.
Acknowledgment of sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors (so it mean that manuscript at least have an author and co-author). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
Ethical considerations for the use of animals
Jurnal Iktiologi Indonesia takes its responsibility towards animal/fish welfare very seriously, whether it concerns the fish collection, predator-prey interactions, or invasive surgical procedures. Any research in this Work done on animals/fish (if applicable) adheres to currently applicable and internationally recognized ethical standards, and that recognized ethics committee approval for the research was obtained. At the same time, JII recognizes that permitting requirements for animal collections and animal welfare have regional differences and therefore may not be exactly the same as those stipulated in Indonesia country, which is the home of JII.
Therefore, when a research paper that involves animal experimentation or harm is submitted to JII, authors are accepting and acknowledge that appropriate permits for animal collections and animal welfare issues were sought and approved by the local committee(s) responsible for such permits.
Jurnal Iktiologi Indonesia
Publisher: Indonesian Ichthyological Society
Editorial Office: Gedung Widyasatwaloka, Bidang Zoologi, Pusat Penelitian Biologi-LIPI Jl. Raya Jakarta-Bogor Km 46, Cibinong 16911,
West Java - Indonesia