Publication Ethic

Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia use guidelines issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Commission of Publication Ethics / COPE). Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia requires that all articles involving human subjects to 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). Ethical publication should be clear in order to improve the quality of research. Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia by COPE adjust to meet the ethical standards for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers.

Here are the ethical standards for editors, authors, and reviewers.

Editors

  1. Editors should be responsible for every article published in Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia.
  2. Editors should help authors to follow the Guidelines for author.
  3. Editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. 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.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewers does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libellous remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if these are well reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by the COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.