Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCS-TECH), an Indonesian national journal, publishes high quality research in the broad field of Information Systems and Technology, IT Governance, network & computer security, animation, multimedia, intelligent systems, data mining, Human & Computer Interaction and other computer science clusters.
This statement explains the ethical conduct expected from all parties involved in article publication in this journal, which include authors, reviewers, editorial boards, and publishers. Our Publication Ethics are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Publications Ethics Guidelines
Article publications in scientific journals, such as Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCS-TECH), is essential in science and technology advancement. Journal publication reflects the authors’ work quality and the supporting institutions. Hence it is imperative to have a standard agreement for all parties involved in any publication activities. This includes authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and the public in general.
Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat Universitas Widya Dharma (LPPM UNWIDHA) as the publisher of Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCS-TECH) is responsible for all stages of publishing. Fakultas Ilmu Komputer Universitas Widya Dharma, is a fostering body for the Board of Editors and ensures that editors involved in this publication are of highest quality in journal administration. Fakultas Ilmu Komputer and LPPM Universitas Widya Dharma are committed to ensuring that advertisements, reprints, or other commercial income have no influence whatsoever on the editor's decision Fakultas Ilmu Komputer and LPPM Universitas Widya Dharma will facilitate communication with related parties (writers or other journals) when needed.
The chief editor of Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCS-TECH) is resposible to make decisions whether to accept or reject submitted manuscripts. The Board of Editors’ activities are guided and regulated by a policy which complies to legal provisions, such as with regard to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Board of Editors seek to ensure that the published works are not work of plagiarism. The editors may communicate with the reviewers and the editors of other journals in making this decision.
The editorial board always strives to ensure that every article published in Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCS-TECH) has been through a peer review process to ensure the quality to contribute to science and education.
The editors evaluate each submitted manuscript based on its intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.
The editors and any editorial staff will not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to any party other than the authors, reviewers, or other personnels who are in the Board of Editors and the publisher.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interests
Author(s) should notify the editors if there is a substantive conflict of interest in the publication process. Rejected manuscripts will not be used as the editors’ or reviewers’ research material without proper agreement with the author(s).
The reviewer’s responsibility
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Reviewers assist editors in making editorial decisions. Reviewers can assist authors in improving script quality through editorial communication with authors.
Any reviewer selected but unwilling or incapable of reviewing within a specified time, should notify the editor and resign from the review process.
Any submitted manuscript for review should be treated as a confidential document. They may not be displayed or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.
Standard of Objectivity
Reviews should be performed as objective and unbiased as possible. Reviewers do not give critiques related to the author's personal. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supportive, logical, and engaging arguments.
The reviewers must identify relevant publications that have not been cited by the author. Any observational statements, derivations, or arguments previously written elsewhere must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer shall also notify the editor of any substantial or overlapping similarity between the manuscript being reviewed and any other published manuscripts.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interests
Confidential information or ideas obtained through the review process should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not review the manuscript if they have conflict of interest(s) because of competition, collaboration, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the author(s).
The author's responsibility
The author must present an accurate report of the research conducted. The manuscript should contain enough details and references to allow others to copy the work. A fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate report is unethical and unacceptable conduct.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are required to provide raw data in relation to the manuscript if requested. The author must be prepared to inform the public of the data, if possible. The author(s) shall in any case retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must ensure that they have written an original work, and if the author has used the work of others, then the information about that work of others must be correctly quoted or referred to.
Concurrent Publication and Simultaneous Submission
A writer should not publish essentially the same manuscript in more than one major journals or publication. Submitting essentially the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical unacceptable conduct.
Contribution to the manuscript
The inclusion of an author in the list of authors should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the concept, design, implementation, or interpretation of reported research. Anyone who has made a significant contribution should be listed as the first author and co-author (second, third, and so on). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research activity, they must be recognized or registered as one of the authors. Each author shall ensure that all persons whose names are written as authors make an appropriate contribution and that each author has seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and has agreed to publish the manuscript.
Dangers to Humans or Animals
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have an unusual hazard inherent in their use, the authors should mention in the article / manuscript that standard safety procedures have been taken.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interests
Author(s) should notify the editors if there is a substantive conflict of interest, including financial conflicts that may be considered to affect the outcome or interpretation of their results. All sources of financial support for the research activities should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in the published works
When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his/her published articles, the author is obliged to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the article through an amendment process.