Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Elite : English and Literature Joural is peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year by the English and Literature Department, Faculty of Adab and Humaniora, Alauddin State Islamic University of Makassar Indonesia. It is available online as open access sources as well as in print. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, the reviewers, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in Elite : English and Literature Joural, is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. 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 methods. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society. As the publisher of Elite : English and Literature Joural, English and Literature Department, Faculty of Adab and Humaniora takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and it recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities. The Faculty of Adab and Humaniora committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
The editors of ELITE Journal is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making their decisions.
It is basically the author’s duty to only submit a manuscript that is free from plagiarism and academic malpractices. The editor, however, will check all submitted papers through Turnitin.
An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in editors' own research without the express written consent of the author.