Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

JPOE (Jurnal of Physical and Outdoor Education) is a national scientific journal that is open to seeking innovation, creativity, and novelty. To that extent, it clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the article publication JPOE (Jurnal of Physical and Outdoor Education) including the authors, the chief editors, the Editorial Boards, the peer-reviewers­­­­­ and the publishers (STKIP Pasundan Press). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

The Editorial Board is responsible, among the others, for deciding which of the research papers/articles submitted to the journal should be published and preventing publication malpractice. Unethical behavior is unacceptable and the JPOE (Jurnal of Physical and Outdoor Education) does not tolerate plagiarism in any form.

  1. Editors' Responsibilities

Publication Decisions: Editors should be accountable for everything published in their journals and must strive to meet the needs of readers and authors. Editors decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the editorial board's reviews and the paper's importance.

Review of Manuscripts: The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor, who may make use of appropriate means, to examine the originality of the contents of the manuscript and ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognizing that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards.

Fair Review: Editors should strive to ensure that peer review at their journal is fair, unbiased, and timely. The editor ensures that each manuscript received is evaluated on its intellectual content without regard to authors' sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc.

Confidentiality: The editor 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. The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors should require reviewers to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission

  1. Author's Responsibilities

Reporting Standards: Authors should precisely present their original research, as well as objectively discuss its significance. Manuscripts are to be edited following the author's guidelines.

Originality: Authors must certify that their work is unique and original.

Redundancy: Authors should not concurrently submit papers describing essentially the same research. Submitting the same article to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Author(s) should acknowledge all data sources used in the research and cite publications that have influenced their research.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited only to those who have made a significant contribution to conceiving, designing, executing, and/or interpreting the submitted study. All those who have significantly contributed to the study should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should also ensure that all the authors and co-authors have seen and approved the final submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion as co-authors.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should retain raw data related to their submitted paper and provide it for editorial review upon request of the editor.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her submitted manuscript, the author must immediately notify the editor.

  1. Reviewers Responsibilities

Confidentiality: Manuscript reviewers, the editor, and the editorial staff must not disclose any information regarding submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts are to be treated as privileged information. Editors should guide reviewers on everything expected of them, including the need to handle submitted material in confidence.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all data sources used in the research. The relevant citation should accompany any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported. A reviewer should also call the editor's attention to any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Standards of Objectivity: A review of submitted manuscripts will be conducted objectively. The reviewers shall express their views clearly, with supporting arguments. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Promptness: If a reviewer believes him/she cannot review the research reported in a manuscript within the designated guidelines or within the stipulated time, he/she should notify the editor so that an accurate and timely review can be ensured.

Conflict of Interest: All reviewers should have no conflict of interest concerning the research, the authors, and/or the funding bodies.

  1. Change or Modification of Published Paper

Withdrawal: Papers published will be withdrawn if the author(s) noticed significant errors. Before accepting a withdrawal request, the editorial board and Editor-in-chief should sufficiently talk with the author(s). If the paper were agreed to be withdrawn, the following would be implemented:

  • The paper in the journal database will be removed.
  • The link in the online publication site will be removed.
  • Next phrase or similar phrase stating the reason will be shown below the paper title in the Table of Contents and journal volume page: (This paper was withdrawn because of some technical errors).

Replacement: Papers published can be replaced if the author(s) send an updated paper. Before accepting a replacement request, the editorial board and Editor-in-chief should talk with the author(s) sufficiently, and at least reviewers should check the advances. If the paper were agreed to be replaced, the following would be implemented:

  • The paper in the journal database will be replaced.
  • The link in the online publication site will be replaced.
  • Next phrase or similar phrase stating the reason will be shown below the paper title in the Table of Contents and journal volume page: (This paper was replaced because the author(s) sent an updated version. Contact the editor if you want to check old version).
  • the old version should be kept separately, and if someone wants to check the old version, the editor can send the PDF to him/her.
  • Note that the replacement is acceptable only one time and only for technological advances.

Removal: Papers published will be removed if reviewers, readers, librarians, publishers, or other subjects noticed significant errors or plagiarism. Before removing a paper, the editorial board and Editor-in-chief should sufficiently talk with authors and provide enough time to have authors' explanations. If the paper were agreed to be removed, the following would be implemented:

  • The paper in the journal database will be removed.
  • The link in the online publication site will be removed.
  • Next phrase or similar phrase stating the reason will be shown below the paper title in the

Table of Contents and journal volume page: (This paper was removed because of plagiarism).

  1. Penalties

Double Submission: If the dual submission was found or noticed from other sources, the editorial board should check the status. If the second submission was confirmed as an intentional thing,

  • The review process will be terminated.
  • The reason should be sent to reviewers, the editorial board, and authors.
  • All authors' names will be marked as a blacklist, and these authors cannot submit any paper to JPOE (Jurnal of Physical and Outdoor Education) for three years.

Double Publication: If a double publication was found or noticed from other sources, the editorial board should check the status. If the dual publication was confirmed as an intentional thing,

  • This will be reported to the editorial board and author(s).
  • This will be sent to the publisher who published the same (or very similar) paper.
  • Paper will be removed according to the "Removal" part in Section 4.
  • All authors' names will be marked as a blacklist, and these authors cannot submit any paper to JPOE (Jurnal of Physical and Outdoor Education).