Publication Ethics

Civilla Journal Publication Ethics: Civil Engineering Journal of Lamongan Islamic University refers to Publication Ethics in the 2018 Scientific Journal Accreditation Guidelines.

Journal Manager Duties and Responsibilities
1.Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if necessary;
2.Determine the membership of the editorial board;
3.Define the relationship between publishers, editors, review partners, and other parties in a contract;
4.Appreciate things that are confidential, both for contributing researchers, writers, editors, and review partners;
5.Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, particularly copyrights;
6.Review the journal's policies and present them to the authors, the editorial board, reviewers, and readers;
7.Create a code of conduct guidelines for editors and review partners;
8.Publish journals regularly;
9.Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publications;
10.Building a network of cooperation and marketing; and
11.Prepare permits and other legal aspects.

Journal Editor Duties and Responsibilities
1.Meeting the needs of readers and writers;
2.Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis;
3.Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers;
4.Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively;
5.Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record;
6.Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if necessary;
7.Responsible for the style and format of the written work, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author;
8.Actively solicit opinions from writers, readers, review partners, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications;
9.Encouraging an assessment of the journal if there are findings;
10.Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an ethical clearance form that has been approved by the ethical clearance commission;
11.Support initiatives to educate researchers on publication ethics;
12.Reviewing the effect of publication policies on the attitudes of authors and reviewers and improving them to increase responsibility and minimize errors;
13.Have an open mind to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions;
14.Do not defend your own opinion, the author, or a third party that may result in an unobjective decision; and Encouraging writers to improve their written work so that it is worthy of publication.

Bestari Partner Duties and Responsibilities (Peer-Reviewer)
1.Received an assignment from the editor to review the written work and submit the study to the editor as material for determining the feasibility of a written work to be published;
2.Not reviewing written works involving himself, either directly or indirectly;
3.Maintain the confidentiality of the author by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations on the manuscripts he has reviewed;
4.Encourage writers to improve their manuscripts;
5.Review the written work that has been corrected in accordance with predetermined standards; and
6.Review the manuscript in a timely manner according to the style of the journal environment and based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, drawing conclusions, etc.).


Author's Duties and Responsibilities
1.Ensure that those included in the list of authors meet the criteria as authors;
2.Be collectively responsible for the work and content of manuscripts/articles which include methods, analysis, calculations, and details;
3.State the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly;
4.Explain the limitations of the research;
5.Respond to comments made by bestari partners in a professional and timely manner;
6.Inform the editor if he will withdraw his written work; and
7.Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.
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