The realm of publications is governed by ethical principles. Consequently, all individuals involved in the journal are required to adhere to these ethical standards. Therefore, the journal aligns with the educational guidelines established by our university, outlined as follows:
1. of the Publisher
- As the publisher of the journal, Jurusan Ilmu Perpustakaan UIN Alauddin Makassar must stand as a guardian of the scholarly papers published by the journal.
- The publisher must fully support the huge efforts made by the editors.
- As a peer-review journal, the publisher must build a solid communication with the reviewers.
- The publisher should have relationships with other institutions in the field. Besides, we must also provide editors with technical, procedural, and legal support. And the most important thing is to educate authors/researchers on publishing ethics.
2. of the Editors
- The editor of the journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published.
- The editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely. Research articles must typically be reviewed by at least two external and independent reviewers. The editor must maintain good communication with reviewers.
- The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual, orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- The editor shall use the journal's standard electronic submission system for all journal communications.
- The editor shall establish, along with the publisher, a transparent mechanism for appeal against editorial decisions.
3. of the 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. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.
- Reviewers must keep the received papers as confidential documents. They must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the author directly without permission from the editor.
Standard of Objectivity and Competing Interests
- Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- If a reviewer suggests that an author includes citations to the reviewer's (or the associates') work, this must be for genuine scientific reasons and not to increase reviewer's citation count or enhance the visibility of their work (or that of their associates).
4. of the Authors
- The author(s) must ensure that his/her manuscript does not infringe any copyright laws and must indemnify the editors and publisher against any copyright infringement.
- It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain permission to use copyrighted material and provide such evidence upon submitting the manuscript.