EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL: General and Specific Research is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Sultan Muhammad Syafiuddin Sambas Islamic Institute. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in our journal, including authors, editors, peer-reviewers, and publishers. This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publications
The publication of articles in the EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL: General and Specific Research is an essential building block in developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the authors' work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on standards of ethical behavior expected for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the public.
Sultan Muhammad Syafiuddin Sambas Islamic Institute as the publisher of this journal, is very serious in maintaining all stages of publication, and we are aware of our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Sultan Muhammad Syafiuddin Sambas Islamic Institute and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and publishers if this is useful and necessary.
EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL Editor: General and Specific Research is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to journals should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. The editor can be guided by the policy of the journal's editorial board and restricted by legal requirements that would apply concerning defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may consult other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor evaluates manuscripts at all times for their intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy.
Editors and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the respective authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts may not be used in the editor's research without the author's written consent.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions, and through the editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that an immediate review is impossible must notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.
Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. It may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
The review must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. Reviewers should also call the editor's attention to any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest resulting from a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connection with the author, company, or any institution with which the paper is related.
Duties of Authors
Authors of the original research report must present an accurate account of the work done and an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately on paper. A paper must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Statements that are deceptive or intentionally inaccurate are unethical and unacceptable behavior.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data concerning the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to these data (consistent with ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Database), if possible, and should be in a state of anything else be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if the authors have used the work and words of others, then these have been appropriately cited or cited.
Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications
An author may not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or significant publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneous constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported study. All persons who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project; they must be recognized or listed as contributors. Correspondence authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have approved its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment with unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must identify them in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, he must immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.