Publication Ethics

The following guidelines are in accordance to publication ethics.

Editor Responsibilities                                                                                                               

Editor should:

  1. take responsibility for everything they publish.
  2. make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process
  3. adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting
  4. guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct
  5. have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest
  6. talk to peer reviewers and authors about what is expected of them
  7. have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest


Authors Responsibility

The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner.


Authors should:

  1. present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, and inappropriate data manipulation
  2. describe their methods of conducting the research clearly and unambiguously so that their finding can be confirmed by other researchers.
  3. submit the original work or manuscript which has not been published elsewhere and free from plagiarism.
  4. acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their study
  5. take responsibility for submitted and published work


Authorship of the Manuscript

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 are included on the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.


Research results

Fabrication or falsification of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. The results of research should be well recorded and maintained to allow for analysis, review and made available upon request from the journal editorial board. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances in order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons.



Doing plagiarism is considered as a crime. Reproducing text from other papers without crediting the source (plagiarism) or producing many papers with almost the same content by the same authors (self-plagiarism) is considered not acceptable. Submitting the same results to more than one journal concurrently is unethical. Authors may not present results obtained by others as if they were their own. Authors should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their study.


Duplicate submission

Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated. The submitted manuscript will be removed without consideration.


Corrections and retractions

All authors have an obligation to inform and corporate with journal editors to provide prompt retractions or correction of errors in published works.

The journal will issue retractions if:

  1. There are clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);
  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
  3. It constitutes plagiarism;
  4. It reports unethical research.

The journal will issue erratum if:

  1. A small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error);
  2. The author list is incorrect (i.e. a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

The primary responsibility for handling research misconduct is in the hands of those who employ the researchers. If a possible misconduct is brought to our attention, we will seek advice from the Editorial Board. If there is the evidence, we will resolve the matter by appropriate corrections in the printed and online journal; by refusing to consider an author's future work, for a given period, and by contacting affected authors and editors of other journals.


  1. The ELEJ publishes articles made in the frame of a suitable research paradigm. All the necessary steps should be followed. Editorial team and reviewers are obliged to control these steps.
  2. The editors are aware of the consequences of research misconduct detection.
  3. In case of an ethic violence or research misconduct, ELEJ withdraws the article from its website and asks the writers (or corresponding writer) to provide an explanation. The editorial board of ELEJ evaluates the given answer and final decision about the article is given.
  4. Editorial Board of the ELEJ openly announces that any corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies will be published on the web site of the Journal.


Kleinert S. & Wager E. (2011). Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7).

Lukman, Istadi, & Wiryawan, K. G. (2020). Panduan Editorial Pengelolaan Journal Ilmiah. Jakarta: RISTEK-BRIN.