Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics Journal Publication Ethics Guidelines 
The publication of articles in the peer-reviewed IJIERM Journal is an important foundation in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of ethical behavior that are expected for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the public. 

The Multicultural Islamic Education Foundation (YPIM) Malang East Java as the publisher of the IJIERM Journal takes the duty of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we are aware of our ethics and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that publicity, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Publication Decision
The IJIERM Journal Editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published and which manuscript articles are rejected. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may consult other editors or reviewers in making this decision. 

Fair Game
An editor evaluates manuscripts at all times for their intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy. 

Editors and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the appropriate authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors and publishers, as appropriate. 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author. 

Reviewer's Task
Contribution to Editorial DecisionsPeer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review research reported in a manuscript or knows that immediate review is not possible, must notify the editor and withdraw from the review process. 

Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor. 

Objectivity Standard
Review must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

Source Acknowledgment
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. Reviewers should also call the editor's attention any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers 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 gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest resulting from a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connection with the author, company, or any institution with which the paper is related. 

Author's Duties: Reporting Standards
Authors of the original research report must present an accurate account of the work done as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be accurately represented on paper. A paper must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Deceptive or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior. 

Originality and Plagiarism
Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, then these have been properly cited or cited.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications
An author may not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 

Source Acknowledgment
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.  

Paper Writing
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported study. All persons who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. Correspondence authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have approved its submission for publication. 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed. 

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.