Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Fikri: Jurnal Kajian Agama, Sosial dan Budaya is a reviewed journal published twice a year in print and online by Institut Agama Islam Ma'arif NU (IAIMNU) Metro Lampung, Indonesia. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in Fikri, including authors, editorial boards, reviewers, and publishers.

Publishing Ethics Guidelines

Publishing articles in Fikri : Jurnal Kajian Agama, Sosial dan Budaya is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the work quality of the authors and the institutions that support them. The articles reviewed to support and contain scientific methods. It is therefore important to agree to the standards of ethical behavior expected for all parties involved in publishing: authors, journal editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public. Institut Agama Islam Ma'arif NU (IAIMNU) Metro Lampung as the publisher of Fikri : Jurnal Kajian Agama, Sosial dan Budaya is responsible for guarding all stages of publishing seriously and acknowledging ethical responsibilities and other responsibilities. Institutions other than committed to ensuring that reprint advertisements and other commercial revenue have no impact or effect on editorial decisions are also committed to assisting communication with other journals and/or publishers if it is useful and necessary.

Publishing Decision

The editor of Fikri : Jurnal Kajian Agama, Sosial dan Budaya is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles to be published. Validation of the work and its significance for researchers and readers should always encourage the decision. Editors may be guided by the journals editorial policy and limited by legal provisions as should be maintained regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may negotiate with other editors or assessment teams in making this decision.

Fair Treatment

Editors always rate the text based on their intellectual content without distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of authors.

Confidentiality

Editors and editing staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the author, expert editor, bestarist, and publisher.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript shall not be used in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Obligations of the Assessment Team Contributions to Editorial Decisions

Assessment of reviewers help editors in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communication with authors can also help authors improve their writing.   

Promptness

Any assessors selected who feel ineligible to assess the research reported in a script or know that a quick review will be unlikely to have to notify the editor and free him from the assessment process.

Counseling

Any text received for judgment must be treated as a confidential document. The document should not be shown or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Assessment must be done objectively. Criticism is personal to the author is not justified. Valuers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Recognition

Valuers must identify relevant published works that are not quoted by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant quotation. An assessor should also ask the editor to pay attention to the similarity or overlap between the assessed text and other published articles.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

Confidential information or opinions obtained through reviewers assessment shall be kept confidential and shall not be used for personal gain. Assessors shall not weigh the manuscript in which they have a conflict of interest arising from a connection or a competitive, cooperative, or other connection with any author, company, or agency associated with the article.

Author's Obligations Reporting Standards

The author must present an accurate report of the created work and an objective discussion of its significance. The principal data must be accurately represented in writing. A post should include enough detail and references to enable others to repeat the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Authenticity and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that they have written works that are entirely original and that they have quoted correctly if using the work and/or the words of others.

Double Publishing, Repetition or Simultaneously

A writer, in general, should not publish a script that essentially explains the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Submitting the same script to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Source Recognition

Fair recognition of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite the influential publications in determining the nature of the work reported.

Authorship

Authorship should be limited to those who make an important contribution to the reported conception, design, execution or interpretation of the study. All important contributors should be listed as co-authors. If there are others who participate in certain important aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. The right writer should ensure that all appropriate joint authors are included in the paper and that all joint authors have seen and approved the final version of the text and have agreed to submit it for publication.

Notice and Conflict of Interest

All authors must notify in their text any financial conflicts or other substantive conflicts that may be allegedly influencing the outcome or interpretation of their manuscript. All financial support for the project should be notified.

A fundamental mistake in published works

If an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his or her publications, it is incumbent upon the author to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and work with the editor to retract or correct the writing.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness 

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality 

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper 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 advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention 

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. The authors are responsible for data reproducibility.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

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. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship and Contributorship of the Article

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.

Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.