Publication Ethics

The Publication Ethics of the Verbum Christi journal follows the regulations of the head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences No. 5 of 2014 which includes:
  1. Code of Ethics for Scientific Journal Management;
  2. Code of Ethics for Scientific Journal Editors;
  3. Code of Ethics for Reviewers of Scientific Journals; and
  4. Code of Ethics for Scientific Journal Authors.

Duties and Responsibilities of Scientific Journal Managers

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Define the relationship between publisher, editors, reviewers, and other parties in a contract.
  4. Respect things that are confidential both for contributing researchers, authors, editors, and review
  5. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyrights.
  6. Review the journal's policy and submit it to the authors, the editorial board, reviewers, and reader
  7. Create a code of conduct for editors and reviewers.
  8. Publish journal regularly.
  9. Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publications.
  10. Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Prepare permits and other legal aspects.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and authors.
  2. Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis.
  3. Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers.
  4. Honouring the freedom of opinion objectively.
  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record.
  6. Communicating corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed.
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the written work, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author.
  8. Actively solicit opinions from authors, readers, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications.
  9. Encouraging an assessment of the journal whenever there are findings.
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethical Clearance form that has been approved by the Ethical Clearance Commission.
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers on publication ethics.
  12. Assessing the effect of publication policies on the attitudes of authors and reviewers, and improving them to increase responsibility and reduce errors.
  13. Have an open mind to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions.
  14. Do not defend your own opinion, the author, or a third party that can result in an unobjective decision.
  15. Encouraging authors, so that they can make improvements to written works so that they are worthy of publication.

Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Received an assignment from an editor to review a written work and submit the results of the study to the editor as material for determining the publication feasibility of a written work.
  2. Papers are reviewed in a timely manner according to the style of the publication environment based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.)
  3. Reviewing the written work that has been repaired in accordance with predetermined standards.

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

  1. Responsible personally / collectively (if more than one person) for the work and the content of the article includes methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
  2. Explain the limitations of the research.
  3. Respond to comments made by reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
  4. Inform the editor when the author will withdraw his/her written work.
  5. Honouring, should there be a request from the publisher not to publish the findings either in the form of interviews or through other media before being published by the publisher.
  6. Informing the editor about (a number of) papers that are part of a phased, multi-disciplinary, and different perspective research.