This statement clarifies ethical behavior by parties involved in the act of manuscript publication in Majalah Kedokteran UKI, which is managed by the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Kristen Indonesia in collaboration with Ikatan Dokter Indonesia, including writers, editors, and reviewers.
This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice standard.
- Ethical Guidance for Journal Publication
The publication of a manuscript requires consideration related to its ethics. This is also applied in Majalah Kedokteran UKI. Majalah Kedokteran UKI publishes articles that are studied both theoretically and empirically from accountable resources. This matter is important for the development of knowledge to be implemented in developing the economy of a country. Thus, a coherent and valued network of knowledge needs to be carried out in the Ethics Guidelines for Journal publications. This thing reflects on the work by authors and supporting institutions.
Articles in Majalah Kedokteran UKI is peer-reviewed to support and achieve scientific method. It is important to agree on expected standards of ethical behavior by parties involved in the act of manuscript publication, including writers, editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public.
The Faculty of Medicine Universitas Kristen Indonesia as Publisher of Majalah Kedokteran UKI takes its trusteeship beyond all the publishing stages very seriously and carry it out with ethics and other responsibilities. Faculty of Medicine Universitas Kristen Indonesia commits to ensure that broadcasting, reprinting or other commercial income does not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions.
- Publication Decisions
Before publishing Majalah Kedokteran UKI both online or printed, the Chief Editor in charge of publishing requests input from other editors as well as support from the reviewer. It also based the steps of journal publications, which start from the submission of the manuscript to editor review, checking by the reviewer, layout checking, plagiarism, and copyright checking. This process is under the supervision of the Chief Editor and other editors with authority that a publication decision arises for the articles in Majalah Kedokteran UKI.
In each publication of Majalah Kedokteran UKI, the editors and reviewers evaluate the manuscript for its scientific content alone without relating to race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author. This matter is for the sake of upholding the ethics of publishing the Majalah Kedokteran UKI that is non-discrimination.
Every article published in Majalah Kedokteran UKI is secured for its valuable information. Thus, editors and reviewers are not permitted to disclose much information related to the journal to anybody. It is including the authors, reviewers, editorial teams, and publishers. They are only allowed to disclose what is relevant and appropriate.
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Any unpublished material will be disclosed under a submitted manuscript and are not to be used by the editorial boards and reviewer in their research
Duty and Obligation of the Reviewer
- Contribution to editorial decisions
Publication of manuscripts in Majalah Kedokteran UKI involves reviewer in the associated field. Decisions of the reviewer contribute to the editor’s decision for every manuscript. This journal uses the blind-review process. The result of the review is sent back to the author by the editor. This point is done to improve the author’s quality of writing.
Majalah Kedokteran UKI values punctuality of the publication and information delivery to authors. Every submitted manuscript in PMajalah Kedokteran UKI will be informed to the author and reviewer to be processed based on the basic provisions. If the reviewer is unable to submit on-time, the editor will decide to replace them with another reviewer that is more qualified. This is to ensure that the publication time is consistent with the decided schedule.
- Privacy and Confidentiality
Majalah Kedokteran UKI is managed by the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Kristen Indonesia with support of the editor and expert reviewer. Every manuscript submitted is secured confidentially by the editors, reviewer, and publisher. By the fact that it is blind reviewd, every manuscript can only be discussed for its content by editor and writer.
- Objectivity Standard
Every submitted manuscript submitted to Majalah Kedokteran UKI is obligated to be evaluated by the editors and reviewers based on the established standard. Nevertheless, commentary and review by the editor and reviewer must be respectful towards the author. Every reviewer is required to be consistent with the decision and recommendation for the editors and writer
- Reference Citation / Acknowledgment
The reviewers are obligated to make point of reference used in the manuscript submitted by the authors through the editor. Every source must be checked for its validity and novelty, and is obtained from trusted journal site.
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Any specific information or ideas obtained through peer-review process must be kept confidential not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not any consider texts containing conflicts of interest which from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or also connections with writers, companies or other institutions associated with the research.
Duties and Obligation of the Author
- Reporting Standard
All authors are obligated to serve accountable relevant information in works submitted to Majalah Kedokteran UKI. Presented data ought to be cited from liable sources. The references must be written in the article. Any form of fraud or inacurrate statement made on purpose is an unethical doing therefore unacceptable.
- Data Access and Retention
The Authors might be asked for explanation related to data and information written in the script. Thus they are obligated to provide data and information to the editor and the reviewer punctually. This is due to simplify the correction process of submitted article bassed on the guideline by PMajalah Kedokteran UKI.
- Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must ensure that the work is original. They must make proper citations whenever using other's word or work. If any sort of plagiarism or problems with the citation is discovered in the author's work, the manuscript will be automatically rejected. Complete policies related to plagiarism can be seen in the Plagiarism Policy
- Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
Whenever an author submits a manuscript to be published in the Majalah Kedokteran UKI, one is not allowed to send the manuscript to another publisher simultaneously. This act is considered unethical. Thus the manuscript would not be accepted.
- Acknowledgment of Sources.
Every manuscript sent by the author to Majalah Kedokteran UKI ought to give proper acknowledgment and credits to cited authors. All of the acknowledgment must be written clearly in the Reference List.
- Authorship of the Paper.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the submitted manuscript. The authors listed in the manuscript have a responsibility to keep the co-authors posted with the review process. If the manuscript is accepted, all authors are required to provide and sign a statement that the research is their original work
- Hazards and human or animal subjects
If the research use of chemicals, procedure or tools which may contain hazard that normally does not inherent in the usage, the author must clearly identify all these things in the text
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest.
All writers should express in their manuscript everything that supports them to complete the research. All financial supports for the research should be disclosed.
- Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, the author is obligated to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and work with the editor to withdraw or improve the research.
In any form of established ethical publications, malpractice will lead to the application of sanctions and other actions needed to ensure all articles published by Majalah Kedokteran UKI. In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and the Editorial Board will use the best practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to assist them in resolving the complaint and dealing fairly with the misconduct. This will include an investigation of the Editors' allegation. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where the published paper has been found to contain such misconduct, the retraction may be published and linked to the original article. Complete policies related to malpractice management can be seen in the Retraction, Withdrawal, and Correction (R-W-C) Policy.