Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Jurnal Geosains Kutai Basin is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. This statement clarifies the behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication 
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal Geosains Kutai Basin is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.  

Duties of Editors, Reviewers, and Authors
Duties of Editors
The editor of Jurnal Geosains Kutai Basin is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.  These kinds of decisions must always be based on how well the work in question has been proven and how important it is to researchers and readers. The editors may follow the rules set by the journal's editorial board and be limited by the laws in place at the time about libel, copyright violations, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Play fair. The editor always looks at the intellectual content of manuscripts, regardless of the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic background, citizenship, or political views.

Confidentiality. The editor and any editorial staff must not share any information about a submitted manuscript with anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as needed.

Disclosure and having different goals. Editors can't use unpublished information from a submitted manuscript in their own research without the author's written permission.

Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions.Peer review helps the editor decide how to proceed with the paper, and the editor's communications with the author may also help the author make the paper better.

Promptness.Any chosen referee who doesn't feel qualified to review the research in a manuscript or who knows that it won't be possible to review it quickly should let the editor know and drop out of the review process.

Confidentiality. Any manuscripts that are sent in for review must be kept secret. They can't be shown to or talked about with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Reviewers should find published work that is relevant but hasn't been cited by the authors. If you say that an observation, a deduction, or an argument has been reported before, you should include the citation. A reviewer should also tell the editor about any significant similarities or overlaps between the manuscript being looked at and any other published paper the reviewer is familiar with.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

- Reviewer should treat the manuscript as confidential. The reviewer must not share the review or information about the review process with anyone without the agreement of the editors and authors involved, even after publication. 

- If the reviewer suspects plagiarism, fraud or have other ethical concerns, please inform the editor and provide as much detail as possible.

- Any citation suggestion work must be for genuine scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing reviewer's citation counts or enhancing the visibility of his/her work.

Duties of Authors
Reporting standards. 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. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

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.

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.

Acknowledgement 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.

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. 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict 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.

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.