Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication
The ethics of publishing articles in Da'watuna: Journal of Communication and Islamic Broadcasting refers to the Regulation of the Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Number 4 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications.
The editor of Da'watuna is responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published. The validation of the work and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and constrained by applicable legal provisions, such as defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may consult with other editors or review partners in making this decision.
Aspects of Justice
The editors evaluate manuscripts at all times for the intellectual content of the authors regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political views of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other appropriate editorial boards, and publishers, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished material in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Bestari partners assist editors in making editorial decisions and can assist authors in improving the quality of manuscripts through editors.
Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified/interested in reviewing the manuscript or does not have sufficient time to review must immediately notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.
Any manuscript accepted for review must be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts must not be shared or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.
Review must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate to convey. Reviewers must state their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers must identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Statements that observations, derivations, or arguments have been previously reported must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also state to the editor if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published articles.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Information or ideas obtained in the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must reject manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships and connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.
Authors of the original research report must present an accurate account of the work done as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research. The underlying data must be accurately included in the manuscript. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to copy the work. Reporting fraud or providing information that is inaccurate is unethical and unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are required to provide raw data associated with the manuscript for editorial, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Data Statement and Database), if possible, and should in any case retain such data after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must ensure that they have written a completely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, then this has been appropriately cited.
Multiple, Redundant and Concurrent Publications
An author may not publish a manuscript describing the essence of the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the work they report on.
List of Manuscript Authors
Authors should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported research. Everyone who has made a significant contribution must be listed as a co-author.