Publication Ethics

Jurnal Dehasen Untuk Negeri is a synthesis journal published with a peer-review process. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of posting articles in this journal, including authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, bestary partners and publishers. This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in Jurnal Dehasen Untuk Negeri that is reviewed by bestari partners is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. It 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. Therefore, it is imperative to agree on expected standards of ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, bestary partners, publishers, and the public.

Dehasen University Bengkulu as the publisher of Jurnal Dehasen Untuk Negeri takes its guardianship over all stages of publishing very seriously, and we recognise its ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints, or additional commercial revenue have no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Synthesis publications and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decision

The editors of the Dehasen Jurnal Untuk Negeri are responsible for deciding which articles to publish. The validity of the work concerned and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive the decision. The editors may be guided by the journal's editorial board policy and constrained by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making these decisions.

Fair play

Editors at all times evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy.


Editors and editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosures and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's research without the written consent of the author.

Reviewer Duties

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving the manuscript.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in the manuscript or knows that timely review is not possible, should inform the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document. It should not be shown or discussed with others unless authorised by the editor.

Objectivity Standard

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of authors is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgement

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any statements that are reported observations, derivations, or arguments should be accompanied by appropriate citations. Reviewers should also bring to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published manuscripts of which they are personally aware.

Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts that have a conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.

Author Duties

Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be accurately represented in the paper. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Deliberately fraudulent or inaccurate statements constitute unethical and unacceptable behaviour.

Data Access and Storage

Authors are requested to provide raw data in relation to papers for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), where possible, and should, in any case, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written wholly original work and if the author has used the work, or words of others, then the author has cited or quoted appropriately.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author should not, in general, publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Simultaneously submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is unethical and unacceptable publishing behaviour.

Source Acknowledgement

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

Paper Authorship

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 should be listed as co-authors. If 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 in the manuscript and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have consented to its submission for publication.

Fundamental errors in published work

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his or her own published work, the author has an obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and co-operate with the editor to retract or correct the work.