Publication Ethics

Jurnal DIGIT s a journal with a peer-review scheme. This statement covers all the rules and policies that apply to publishing articles in our journal, including authors, editors, reviewers and publishers. This rule comes from  COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Journal Publication Ethics Guidelines

The publication of each peer-reviewed article from the DIGIT Journal is an effort to develop a unified scientific network. This is directly visible from the quality of the articles and the various institutions involved. All article peer-review processes follow the rules of the scientific method. Therefore, it is very important to agree on a standard ethical guideline for all elements involved in publishing consisting of authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.


Publisher and Editor Duties

  1. Lembaga Penelitian & Pengabdian, Catur Insan Cendekia Universitiy as the publisher of the DIGIT Journal, we function as supervisors over all stages of publication strictly and we understand every function, ethics and others that are our responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, Catur Insan Cendekia University and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers if necessary.
  2. Publication decisions : The DIGIT Journal Editor is responsible for deciding each article that has been submitted to the journal is appropriate and meets the criteria for publication. Validation of research activities and their contribution to researchers and readers should always result in a decision. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are limited by such legal provisions as come into force regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may discuss with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  3. Fair play : Editors evaluate each manuscript for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political views of each author.
  4. Confidentiality : The editor and any editorial staff do not convey any information regarding the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewers, other appropriate editorial advisors, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  5. Disclosure and conflicts of interest : Material from any article that has not been published in a submitted manuscript may not be used for the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.


 Reviewer Duties

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions : Peer review provides recommendations and assists editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving the quality of manuscripts.
  2. Promptness : Any appointed reviewer who feels they do not meet the criteria for reviewing research or feels it is impossible to complete the review process in the specified time must notify the editor and submit their resignation from the review process.
  3. Confidentiality : Every manuscript reviewed is confidential. They should not be presented or discussed with others unless permitted by the editor.
  4. Standards of Objectivity : Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers must express their opinions clearly along with supporting arguments.
  5. Acknowledgement of Sources : Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement that an observation, elaboration, or argument has been reported previously should be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should also alert the editor if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being reviewed and any other published paper to the reviewer's knowledge.
  6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest : Any important information or ideas obtained through the peer-review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider any manuscript that has a conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.


Writer's Duties

  1. Reporting standards : The scriptwriter must present an accurate report of the work done as well as the purpose of the discussion and its meaning. The reference data used must be presented accurately in the manuscript. Each manuscript must present the correct details and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraud or intentionally providing inaccurate statements is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  2. Data Access and Retention: Authors are requested to provide raw data relating to the manuscript for the editorial process, and must be willing to provide public access to such data (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if possible, and in any case have retained such data for a certain period of time after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: Each author must ensure that the work and manuscript are completely original, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others that this has been properly stated or cited.
  4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author must not publish the same manuscript of the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.
  5. Acknowledgement of Sources : Acknowledgment of the work of others should always be stated. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in the research reported.
  6. Authorship of the Paper : Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the research being reported. All persons who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Any other person who has participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project must be acknowledged or listed as a contributor. Authors must ensure that all co-authors are appropriate and that no inappropriate co-authors are listed, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have approved it for submission for publication.
  7. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects : If the research involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, authors should clearly state this in the manuscript.
  8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest : All authors must disclose in their manuscript any substantive or financial conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be declared.
  9. Fundamental errors in published works : When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in a self-published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.