Hasanuddin Journal of Public Health (HJPH) uses guidelines issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Commission of Publication Ethics / COPE). Hasanuddin Journal of Public Health requires that all articles involving human subjects respect the principles of research ethics as stated in the Declaration of Helsinki. As for research involving animals as subjects are also required to comply with the International Principles for Biomedical Research issued by the International Council of Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). The ethical publication should be clear in order to improve the quality of research. Hasanuddin Journal of Public Health by COPE adjusts to meet the ethical standards for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers.
Here are the ethical standards for editors, authors, and reviewers.
- Editors should be responsible for every article published in Hasanuddin Journal of Public Health.
- Editors should help authors to follow the Guidelines for the author.
- Editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
- An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors should decline the assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
- Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewers does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
- Editors’ decisions should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
- Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if these are well reasoned and practicable.
- Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
- Editors will be guided by the COPE flowcharts if there is suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.
- Reviewers comment on the possibility of errors in ethical research and publications.
- Reviewers should do the job on time and notify the Editor if they can not finish the job.
- Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript.
- Reviewers should not be receiving and reviewing the manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the authors.
- The author ensures that the material would be published have not been published and sent to another place simultaneously
- Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and they have cited the other's opinion correctly in accordance with the reference format.
- The author is not involved in plagiarism.
- Authors must follow the criteria described in the guideline writing to the author of Hasanuddin Journal of Public Health.
- Authors are not advised to publish any personal information that may make the patient recognizable identity in the form of the description section, photograph, or genealogy. When photographs of patients are very important and indispensable as scientific information, the authors have received approval in written form and have clearly stated it.
- In the case of experiments on humans, the authors state that the study was in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration, which leads the human experiment. If there are doubts raised whether the study took place in accordance with the declaration, the author should explain it. In the case of experiments on animals, the author has certified that the author has followed the guidelines and abroad with regard to animal experiments in the laboratory.
- Authors must submit the data and details to the editor if suspected of falsification or fabrication of data.
- The authors should explain everything that can give rise to a conflict of interest such as employment, research costs, consulting fees, and intellectual property on guidelines for Hasanuddin Journal of Public Health writers