Publication Ethic and Malpractice Statement

Plagiarism Checker

EDUKASI is very strict in maintaining the authenticity of manuscripts. Each manuscript must be completely pure from acts of plagiarism, duplication, and fabrication. Each manuscript will be checked using a plagiarism checker or similarity check. Some plagiarism checkers include:

  1. Plagiarism
  2. Duplicity-Checker
  3. Turnitin
  4. Plagiarism Checker
  5. Other tools of plagiarism

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of manuscripts in EDUKASI is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respectful network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of authors, editors, and other relevant agents. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society, as stated on COPE’s core practices (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).

Puslitbang Pendidikan Agama dan Keagamaan Badan Litbang dan Diklat Kementerian Agama RI as publisher of EDUKASI takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to the ethics of publication as stated on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Manuscript Flow

The flow of the manuscripts in EDUKASI was arranged in such a way as to guarantee the quality and contribution to intellectual enrichment in the field of religious education. Each manuscript will take a multilevel blind review process.

The first review was by the Chief in editor, to ensure that the manuscript is in accordance with the focus and scope of the EDUKASI journal. This took a maximum one week long.

If the article is in accordance with the scope of the EDUKASI, it will be processed into the Editor section, to further ensure that the substance and styles are fit and relevant. There are no many writing errors or technical errors outside the tolerance limits to be corrected. This took a maximum one week long.

The chief in editor and section editor can provide suggestions for substantive improvements.

Furthermore, the section editor will choose one or two Peer Reviewers who are experts in their fields to examine the substance of the content of the article. The peer-reviewers will examine and provide advice in accordance with their expertise, within a maximum of two weeks long.

The results of examination of Peer-reviewers and section editors will be returned to the author to be corrected. The author must send it back within the time determined by the section editor or chief in editor.

After the Author fixed, based on suggestions and input from editors and peer-reviewers, the manuscript is sent back to the EDUKASI. The section editor that is appropriate or first appointed, will check the betterment to ensure that all suggestions and input from editors and peer-reviewers have been considered, and there are no errors. If there are still many errors found, then the manuscript will be returned to the author for repair again. If an error can be received and corrected by the Editor, the process will go to the layout stage.

Before the manuscript is submitted to the layouter, it is first read by the proofreader, to minimize language and writing errors.

After the script is layout, it will be taken to the editor meeting. The meeting was attended by all members of the editorial team, and representatives of the Center for Research and Development of Religious Education. This meeting aims to select and decide which manuscript to be published on certain volumes and numbers.

Publication decisions

The editor of the EDUKASI is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper 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 advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been 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, 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 and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Editorial/Advisory Board Members Position

Editorial / Advisory board members of EDUKASI were selected by the chief and section journal’s editors, with input from the headship of Center for Research of religious Education. The editorial / advisory board as a team of experts in the EDUKASI. The Advisory Board had tasks:

** Undergo a complete revision every two years;

** Advice to editors on how to keep maintain the good code of conduct of publications;

** Give advise on journal policy, scope and focus, and other related issues in betterment the quality of publication.

Duties of Publisher

Publishers (printing) are partners of EDUKASI in supporting manual socialization and publications of the articles. The publisher (printing) may not disseminate the paper or manuscripts before getting approval from the EDUKASI Editors’ or the Center for Research and Development of Religious Education.

Duties of sociaty

Communities outside the Center for Research and Development of Religious Education, become users of the EDUKASI. The responsibility for building academic and educated communities through quality and dynamic reading in the field of religious education can be obtained through the journals. Therefore, it is expected for taking active participation in maintaining journal integrity. If there are things in academic misconducts, immediately contact the EDUKASI team via email: jurnaledukasikemenag@gmail.com