This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Indonesian Midwifery and Nursing Scientific Journal).
Editor and Peer Reviewer Process
- All submitted papers will go through to a strict peer-review process.
- Article decisions taken by include acceptance, acceptance with revision, or rejection.
- If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission accepted.
- Rejected articles will not be reviewed.
- Acceptance of papers is limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
- It is not allowed for researchers to publish more than one article in one publication
- The author must be collectively responsible for his profession and the content of his articles including methods, analysis, calculations/measurements, and details.
- The author must certify that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere.
- The author is obliged to respond to the corrections provided by the expert in a professional and timely manner.
- The author must inform the editor if he/she wishes to cancel his/her participation.
- The reviewer must keep all information regarding the paper confidential and treat it as privileged information.
- The review must be done objectively, without personal criticism of the author
- Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments
- Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors.
- Reviewers should also call the Editor-in-Chief's attention in any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.
- Reviewers may not review manuscripts that have conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with the authors, companies, or institutions related to the paper.
- Editors have full responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
- The editor is responsible for the content and overall quality of the publication.
- Editors should always consider the needs of writers and readers when trying to improve publications.
- The editor must ensure the quality of the paper and the integrity of the academic record.
- The editor must publish an error page or make corrections when necessary.
- Editors should base their decisions solely on the importance, originality, clarity and relevance of the paper to the scope of publication.
- Editors may not reverse their decision or cancel the previous editor's decision without clear and serious reasons.
- Editors must maintain the anonymity of reviewers.
- Editors must ensure that all research material they publish complies with internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Editors must have an open attitude towards new ideas or other ideas that may conflict with personal views.
- Editors may not reject papers based on suspicion; they must have proof of infringement.
- Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.