Here are the deal and ethical standards for all parties involved in scientific publications, such as editor, reviewer, and author.
DUTIES OF EDITOR
The editor of WAKTU is responsible for making decisions regarding the publication of manuscripts in the journal. The editor may be guided by the editorial board's policy and must comply with applicable laws related to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor can consult with other editors or reviewers to make informed decisions.
- Fair Play
Editors will evaluate manuscripts based on their intellectual content, without considering the author's race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy.
The editor and editorial staff must maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts and should not disclose any information about them to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Conflict of Interest
The editor must not use any unpublished material from a submitted manuscript for their own research without obtaining written consent from the author.
DUTIES OF REVIEWER
- Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The review process assists the editor in making editorial decisions, and the communication between the editor and the author helps improve the manuscript.
If a selected reviewer feels unqualified to review the research or knows that they cannot complete the review promptly, they should inform the editor and decline the review invitation.
Reviewers must treat each manuscript they review as a confidential document and should not share or discuss it with others without permission from the editor.
- Standards of Objectivity
Reviewers should conduct their reviews objectively, avoiding personal criticism of the author. They should clearly present their assessment results and provide supporting arguments.
- Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any previous reporting of an observation, derivation, or argument should be accompanied by the appropriate citation. Reviewers should also inform the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under review and any other published paper they are aware of.
- Conflict of Interest
Reviewers must not use any unpublished material from the manuscript for their own research without written permission from the author. Any special information or ideas obtained through the review process should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should decline to review manuscripts that have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships with the authors or companies associated with the manuscript.
DUTIES OF AUTHOR
- Reporting Standard
Authors should provide an accurate account of their original research and present an objective discussion of its significance. The main data should be accurately represented in the manuscript, and it should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to reproduce the research. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are considered unethical and unacceptable.
- Data Access and Retention
Authors are required to provide the raw data associated with their manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to the data, if possible. Authors should retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
- Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must ensure that their work is entirely original, and if they have used the work or words of others, they should appropriately cite or quote them.
- Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
Authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals concurrently is considered unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable.
- Acknowledgment of Sources
Authors must properly acknowledge the work of others and cite publications that have influenced the reported research.
- 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 study. All significant contributors should be listed as co-authors, and those who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included and that they have approved the final version of the manuscript for submission.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that could be perceived as influencing the results or interpretation of their manuscript. They should also disclose all sources of financial support for the project.
- Fundamental Errors in Published Work
If authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work, they have an obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate in retracting or correcting the paper.
The WAKTU journal may consider retracting a published paper if there is clear evidence of unreliability, misconduct, redundant publication, plagiarism, or unethical research. The retraction process follows the guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).