Publication Ethics

Ethic Statement
Paradigma Journal Publication Ethics is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) listed in the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. We have personalized this COPE according to our journal such as: Authorship, Complaints, Conflict of Interest Policy, Publication Ethics (Author, Editor and Reviewer), Privacy Statement, Copyright, Publishing Fees, About this Publishing System, Open Access Policy, Process Peer Review, and Disclaimer. For details on this etiquette, you can find an explanation below.

The scientific code of ethics statement is a code of ethics statement for all parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals, namely managers, editors, best partners, and authors / writers.

In general, the ethics of publication of PARADIGMA Journal of Science, Religion and Culture Studies refers to the COPE.

 In essence, the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publication upholds three ethical values in publications, namely:

  1. Neutrality which is free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications;
  2. Justice which is to give authorship rights to those who are entitled as authors / writers; and
  3. Honesty which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publications.
  4. Recommended software for plagiarism checker is Turnitin 

Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Managers:

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, scale, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the editorial board membership.
  3. Defines relationships between publishers, editors, best partners, and other parties in a contract.
  4. Respect confidential matters, both for contributing researchers, authors / writers, editors, and best partners.
  5. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  6. Review journal policies and submit them to authors / writers, board editors, best partners, and readers.
  7. Make a code of conduct guide for editors and best partners.
  8. Publish journals regularly.
  9. Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publishing.
  10. Building a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Prepare licensing and other legal aspects.

Editor's Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and authors / writers.
  2. Strive for continuous improvement in the quality of publications.
  3. Implement the process to guarantee the quality of published papers.
  4. Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively.
  5. Maintain the integrity of the academic track record of the author.
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed.
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the writing, while the contents and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author / writer.
  8. Actively asking for the opinions of authors, readers, reviewers and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications.
  9. Encourage the assessment of journals if there are findings.
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethics Clearance form that has been approved by the Ethics Clearance Commission.
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers about the ethics of publication.
  12. Review the effects of policy issues on the attitudes of authors / authors and best partners and improve them to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  13. Have an open mind about new opinions or other people's views that might conflict with personal opinions.
  14. Do not defend your own opinions, authors or third parties that can lead to non-objective decisions.
  15. Encourage authors / writers, so they can make repairs to their papers until they are published.


Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers:

  1. Get the task from the editor to review the paper and submit the results of the review to the editor, as material for determining the feasibility of a paper to be published.
  2. The reviewer may not conduct a study of the writing that involves him, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintain the privacy of authors by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations.
  4. Encourage the author / writer to make improvements to the paper.
  5. Revisiting written works that have been corrected according to predetermined standards.
  6. Writing is reviewed in a timely manner according to the style of the issue published based on scientific rules (methods of data collection, legality of authors, conclusions, etc).

Duties and Responsibilities of the Author / Co-author:

  1. Ensure that what is included in the list of authors / authors meets the criteria as an author / writer.
  2. Collectively responsible for the work and the contents of the article include methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
  3. State the origin of resources (including funding), both directly and indirectly.
  4. Explain the limitations of the study.
  5. Responding to comments made by best partners in a professional and timely manner.
  6. Inform the editor if he will retract the paper.
  7. Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is authentic, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Peer Review Process

Some policies in the review of Paradigma:

  1. Reviewers will review any submitted paper.
  2. Review process employs a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.
  3. In the review process, reviewers consider the correspondence of title, abstract, discussion (findings) and conclusions. Beside, reviewers also examine the novelty, scientific impact, and references used in the paper.


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