The following section clarifies the ethical behavior of all the parties involved in the act of publishing an article in the journal, including the author, editor-in-chief, the editorial board, the reviewers, and the publisher of Higiene: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan . This statement is based on Commission of Publication Ethics/COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines. Higiene: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan requires all articles involving human subjects to respect the principles of research ethics as stated in the Declaration of Helsinki. 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 corresponding authors must be confirm that all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations for research that is involving experiments on live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the institute and/or licensing committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details. Manuscripts that lack proper ethical consideration for human or animal subjects will not be accepted for publication.
For experiments that involve human subjects, the authors must identify the committee which approved the experiments and their submission must include statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects. Authors using phase II and phase III randomized controlled trials in their study should refer to the CONSORT Statement for recommendations which facilitates complete and transparent reporting of trial findings.
As an important issue, ethical publication should be clear in order to improve the quality of research. Higiene: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan adjust to meet the ethical standards both for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers. In order to uphold these ethical standards, the publisher does not have the rights to interfere with the integrity of the contents and the only support to publish in a timely manner.
Here are the ethical standards for editors, authors, and reviewers.
- Editors are responsible for every article published in Higiene: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan
- Editors help the authors follow the guidelines for authors
- Editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making a final decision.
- Editors assess the manuscript publication objectively, regardless the author's racial background, religion, gender, seniority, ethnicity, institutional affiliation or nationality. Editors must relinquish their duties if there is a potential conflict of interest.
- Editors' decision must be notified to the author along with the reviewers' comments, except which contain offensive or libelous statements.
- Editors and all staffs must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
- If there is a suspicion of error or dispute in writing, Editor solves it by using the COPE as guide.
- Reviewers comment on the possibility of errors in ethical research and publications.
- Reviewers should complete the job on time and notify the Editor if they cannot 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 manuscript have not been published and sent to other places.
- Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and they have cited the others opinions correctly in accordance with the reference format.
- The author is not involved in plagiarism.
- Authors must follow the criteria described in the writing guideline for the authors of Higiene: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan
- Authors are not advised to publish any personal information that may make identity of the patient recognizable in the form of the description section, photograph or genealogy. If photographs of patients are very important and indispensable as scientific information, the authors should have received approval in written form and has 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.
- 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 Higiene: Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan