Publication Ethics

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in the peer reviewed Philosophy and Theology Forum is important in developing a coherent and respected network of knowledge. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. It is therefore important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.

The research and study center of Widya Sasana College of Philosophy and Theology as the publisher of the Philosophy and Theology Forum carries out its duties as trustees of all stages of publishing seriously and bears ethical responsibility.

Publication decisions

The editorial staff of the Philosophy and Theology Forum has the right to accept, reject or edit manuscripts. The editors are guided by the policies of the journal editorial board.

 Fair play

The Editor's staff ensures that the manuscript received by the journal is reviewed in terms of intellectual content without considering the gender, race, religion and others of the author.

 Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers help the editor in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author can also assist the writer in refining the paper.

 Acknowledgement of Source

Reviewers must identify relevant publications that are referred by the author. Any statement that observations, derivations or arguments have been reported before must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers must also ask the editor's attention about the substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscripts being considered and other published papers that have personal knowledge.

 Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

A paper must contain enough detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

 Originality and Plagiarism

The writers must ensure that they have written the original work entirely. If the writer quotes or takes a thought from someone else, a citation is needed, even though the idea is later developed separately.

 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.

 Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite influential publications in determining the nature of the work reported.

 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All writers must disclose in their manuscripts any other financial or substantive conflicts of interest that might be interpreted to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.