Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

All parties involved in the process of publishing/publishing the IJSIS are Managers, Editors, Bestari Partners, and Authors must understand and obey the norms/ethics of scientific publications. This statement of publication ethics in the IJSIS is guided by the Regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications.

To achieve best practice, IJSIS: International Journal of Sumatran Islamic Education follows the COPE Code of Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Code of Ethics for Journal Publishers.

The following duties outlined for editors, writers, and reviewers are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and include a Code of Ethics for Writers, Reviewers, Editors. Chief Editor & Managing Editor, Editorial Board and Publishers will also comply with the IJSIS submission guidelines policy: International Journal of Sumatran Islamic Education.

Duties of the Authors

  1. Authors must present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the journal submission guidelines.
  2. Responsible for ensuring only new and original works are delivered.
  3. Authors may not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Authors are also expected not to publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  4. Do not submit articles that are being reviewed or considered by journals to other journals at the same time.
  5. Authors must acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that were influential in the research work.
  6. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. The author also ensures that all authors have seen and approved the submitted version of the manuscript and the inclusion of their names as co-authors.
  7. Authors must provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  8. If at any time, the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the submitted manuscript, the errors or inaccuracies must be reported to the editor.
  9. Only allowed to publish his work elsewhere after receiving an official rejection from the journal or if the request for withdrawal of his work is officially accepted by the journal.
  10. Must make a significant contribution and take responsibility for any deficiencies in their work.

Duties of the Reviewers

  1. Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors must be kept confidential and treated as privileged information.
  2. May refuse to review any submissions due to conflict of interest or insufficient knowledge.
  3. The manuscript reviewer must ensure that the authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the study. Any ethical violations, similarities, or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration or with other published papers that the reviewer has the personal knowledge of must be notified immediately to the editor.
  4. Review of submitted manuscripts must be carried out objectively, fairly, and reviewers must express their views clearly and professionally with supporting arguments.
  5. Must disclose any competing interests before agreeing to review the submission.
  6. In the event that the reviewer finds it impossible to complete the manuscript review within the allotted time, this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript can be sent to another reviewer.
  7. Must ensure originality of submissions and beware of plagiarism and over-publication.
  8. Do not discuss the contents of the post without permission.
  9. Adhere to the time allotted for the review process. Requests for an extension to review submissions are at the Editor's discretion.

Duties of the Editors

  1. Based on the editorial review board's review report, the editor may accept, reject, or request modification of the manuscript.
  2. Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for authenticity, using appropriate software to do so. Following a literature review, the manuscript is submitted to blind peer review to an editorial review board which will make recommendations to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
  3. Editors must ensure that every manuscript received by IJSIS: International Journal of Sumatran Islamic Education is reviewed from its intellectual content regardless of gender, gender, race, religion, nationality, etc. from the author.
  4. Editors must ensure that information about manuscripts submitted by authors is kept confidential.
  5. The editor will not use any unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without the written consent of the author.

Duties of the Editorial Board Members

  • Contribute actively to the development and greater good of the journal.
  • Act as an ambassador for the journal.
  • Continue to support and promote the journal.
  • Review any work assigned to them.

Duties of the Editor-in-Chief & Managing Editors

  • Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on the basis of intellectual merit.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the manuscript and do not disclose any information about the manuscript to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  • Has responsibility for deciding when and which articles to publish.
  • Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/enhance the image and visibility of the journal.
  • Give potential contributors clear instructions about the submission process and what is expected of the author.
  • Ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected/identified for the review process.

Duties of the Publisher

Handling of unethical publishing behaviour

In cases of suspected or proven scientific error, publication fraud or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editor, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and amend the article in question. This includes the immediate publication of an error, clarification or, in the most severe cases, revocation of the affected work. Publishers, together with editors, must take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of papers in which research errors have occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such errors or intentionally allow such errors to occur.

The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scientific research and ensuring accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining our own digital archives.


The editors of IJSIS: International Journal of Sumatran Islamic Education make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information (“Content”) contained in its publications. However, the Editors of IJSIS: International Journal of Sumatran Islamic Education make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of any Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties either express or implied to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily imply the views of the Editors of IJSIS: International Journal of Sumatran Islamic Education.