Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

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

Authors’ responsibilities

  • 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.

Reviewers’ responsibilities

  • 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’ responsibilities

  • 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.