To maintain the quality of the manuscript and avoid publishing/plagiarism violations in the publishing process, the editorial board establishes the ethics of scientific publications of Al-Hikmah Journal. This publication ethics rule applies to authors/authors, editors, Section Editors, Layout Editors, Copyeditors, Translators and Proofreading and reviewers. The publication ethics refers to the ethical provisions of scientific publications set by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences Research Professors Assembly (MPR) in 2014.
- Reporting; The author must provide information about the process and results of his research to the editor honestly, clearly, and thoroughly, and keep his research data well and safely.
- Originality and plagiarism; The author must ensure that the manuscript that has been sent / submitted to the editor is the original manuscript, written by himself, sourced from his own ideas, and not plagiarized the writing or ideas / ideas of others. Authors are strictly forbidden to divert the names of reference sources cited to the names of others.
- Repetition of delivery; The author must inform that the manuscript sent / submitted to the editor is a manuscript that has never been sent / submitted to another journal / publication publisher. If there is a "redundancy" of the delivery of the manuscript to another publisher, the editor will reject the manuscript submitted by the author.
- Author status; The author must inform the editor that the author has competence or qualifications in a certain field of expertise that is in accordance with the field of science issues, namely librarianship. The author who sends the manuscript to the editor is the first author (co-author) so that if problems are found in the process of publishing the manuscript can be completed immediately.
- Scriptwriting errors; The author must immediately inform the editor if there are errors in the writing of the manuscript, both the results of the review and the edit. Such writing errors include writing names, affiliations/ agencies, citations, and other writings that can reduce the meaning and the substance of the manuscript. If that happens, the author should immediately propose an overhaul of the manuscript.
- Disclosure of conflicts of interest; The author must understand the ethics of the above scientific publications to avoid conflicts of interest with others, so that the manuscript can be processed smoothly and safely.
Publication decision; The editor must ensure a thorough, transparent, objective, fair, and thoughtful review of the manuscript. This becomes the basis of the editor in making decisions about a manuscript, rejected or accepted. In this case, the editorial board serves as the manuscript selection team.
- Publication information; Editors should ensure that scriptwriting guidelines for authors and other interested parties are clearly accessible and readable, both printed and electronic versions.
- Division of peer-reviewed manuscripts; The editor must ensure reviewers and manuscript materials for review, as well as inform the terms and process of reviewing the manuscript clearly to the reviewer.
- Objectivity and neutrality; the editor must be objective, neutral, and honest in editing the manuscript, regardless of gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's nationality.
- Confidentiality; The editor should take good care of any information, especially those related to the author's privacy and the distribution of the manuscript.
- Disclosure of conflicts of interest; The editor must understand the ethics of scientific publications above to avoid conflicts of interest with others, so that the process of publishing the manuscript runs smoothly and safely.
- Objectivity and neutrality; reviewers must be honest, objective, unbiased, independent, and only side with scientific truth. The process of reviewing the manuscript is carried out professionally regardless of gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's nationality.
- Clarity of reference sources; Reviewers must ensure that the source of reference / citation of the manuscript is appropriate and credible (accountable). If errors or irregularities are found in the writing of reference sources / citations, reviewers must immediately inform the editor for improvement by the author according to the records of the reviewer.
- Peer-review effectiveness; Reviewers must respond to the manuscript that has been sent by the editor and work in accordance with the manuscript review time (peer-review) that has been set (maximum 2 weeks). If you need additional time in the review of the manuscript must immediately report (confirmation) to the Editor.
- Disclosure of conflicts of interest; Reviewers must understand the ethics of scientific publications above to avoid conflicts of interest with other parties, so that the process of publishing the manuscript runs smoothly and safely
Journal Manager Ethics
- Decision making; Journal managers / editorial boards must describe the mission and objectives of the organization, especially those related to the determination of policies and decisions of journal publishing without any particular interests.
- Freedom; journal managers must give freedom to reviewers and editors to create a comfortable working atmosphere and respect the privacy of the author.
- Guarantees and promotions; journal managers must guarantee and protect intellectual property rights (copyright). In addition, journal managers must publish and promote the results of publications to the public by providing guarantees of usefulness in the use of manuscripts
Disclosure of conflicts of interest; Journal managers must understand the ethics of scientific publications above to avoid conflicts of interest with other parties, so that the process of publishing the manuscript runs smoothly and safely.