Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure scientific publications with high quality, scientific findings integrity, and credit for people based on their work and ideas.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors. We may consult experts and the academic editor before deciding on appropriate actions like, but not limited to, reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to further consider a submission.
Authors must not use other's words, figures, or ideas without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.
Duplicate submission and redundant publication
JFSI only consider original content, i.e. articles that have not been previously published, including in a language other than Bahasa Indonesia and English. Articles based on content previously made public only on a preprint server, institutional repository, or in a thesis will be considered.
Manuscripts submitted to JFSI must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration and must be withdrawn before being submitted elsewhere. Authors must confirm to JFSI if want to withdrawn manuscripts. Authors whose articles are found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere without confirmation to JFSI may incur sanctions.
If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they must cite the previous articles and indicate how their submitted manuscript differs from their previous work. Reuse of the authors’ own words outside the Methods should be attributed or quoted in the text and reuse of the authors’ own figures or substantial amounts of wording may require permission from the copyright holder. The authors are responsible for obtaining all of this.
Redundant publication, the inappropriate division of study outcomes into more than one article may result in rejection or a request to merge submitted manuscripts, and the correction of published articles. Duplicate publication of the same, or a very similar, article may result in the retraction of the later article and the authors may incur sanctions.
Authors whose submitted manuscripts are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, may incur sanctions. Editors and reviewers are forbidden to ask authors to include references merely to increase citations to their own or an associate’s work, to the journal, or to another journal they are associated with.
Fabrication and falsification
The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of images, may incur sanctions, and published articles can be retracted.
Conflicts of interest
Conflicts of interest (COIs, also known as ‘competing interests’) occur when issues outside research could be reasonably perceived to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment. This can happen at any stage in the research cycle, including during the experimentation phase, while a manuscript is being written, or during the process of turning a manuscript into a published article.
If unsure, declare a potential interest or discuss with the editorial office. Undeclared interests may incur sanctions. Submissions with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed may be rejected. Published articles may need to be re-assessed, have a corrigendum published, or in serious cases be retracted. Conflicts of interest do not always stop work from being published or prevent someone from being involved in the review process. However, all COI must be declared. A clear declaration would allow others to make informed decisions about the work and its review process.
If conflicts of interest are found after publication may be embarrassing for the authors, the Editor and the journal. It may need a corrigendum or reassess the review process. Conflicts included but not limited to financial, affiliations, intellectual property, personal, ideology, or academic.
Authors must declare all potential interests in a ‘Conflicts of interest’ section, which should explain why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none potential interests, the authors should state “The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.” Authors must declare current or recent funding (including article processing charges) and other payments, goods or services that might influence the work in the Funding Statement. Declared conflicts of interest will be considered by the editor and reviewers and included in the published article.
Editors and Reviewers
Editors and reviewers should decline to be involved with a submission when they found a violation to JFSI ethical standard. Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form, which will be considered by the editor. Editors and reviewers must declare if they have previously discussed the manuscript with the authors.
If JFSI found a violation of our publication ethics policies, the following sanctions may be applied:
- Rejection of the manuscript and any other manuscripts submitted by the author(s).
- Not allowing submission for a year.
- Banning from acting as an editor or reviewer.
JFSI may apply another sanction if needed.
Suspected breaches of our publication ethics policies, either before and after publication, as well as concerns about research ethics, should be reported to JFSI, overseen by the Head of LPPM STIFERA. Claimants will be kept anonymous if requested. JFSI may ask the authors to provide the underlying data and images, consult editors, and contact institutions or employers to ask for an investigation or to raise concerns.
Corrections and retractions
When errors are identified in published articles, the publisher will consider what action is required and may consult the editors and the authors’ institution(s). Errors by the authors may be corrected by a corrigendum and errors by the publisher by an erratum. All authors will be asked to agree to the content of the notice.