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:
- Code of Ethics for Scientific Journal Management;
- Code of Ethics for Scientific Journal Editors;
- Code of Ethics for Reviewers of Scientific Journals; and
- Code of Ethics for Scientific Journal Authors.
Duties and Responsibilities of Scientific Journal Managers
- Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and accreditation if necessary.
- Determine the membership of the editorial board.
- Define the relationship between publisher, editors, reviewers, and other parties in a contract.
- Respect things that are confidential both for contributing researchers, authors, editors, and review
- Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyrights.
- Review the journal's policy and submit it to the authors, the editorial board, reviewers, and reader
- Create a code of conduct for editors and reviewers.
- Publish journal regularly.
- Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publications.
- Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
- Prepare permits and other legal aspects.
Duties and Responsibilities of Editors
- Meeting the needs of readers and authors.
- Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis.
- Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers.
- Honouring the freedom of opinion objectively.
- Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record.
- Communicating corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed.
- 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.
- Actively solicit opinions from authors, readers, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications.
- Encouraging an assessment of the journal whenever there are findings.
- 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.
- Support initiatives to educate researchers on publication ethics.
- Assessing the effect of publication policies on the attitudes of authors and reviewers, and improving them to increase responsibility and reduce errors.
- Have an open mind to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions.
- Do not defend your own opinion, the author, or a third party that can result in an unobjective decision.
- Encouraging authors, so that they can make improvements to written works so that they are worthy of publication.
Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers
- 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.
- 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.)
- Reviewing the written work that has been repaired in accordance with predetermined standards.
Duties and Responsibilities of Authors
- Responsible personally / collectively (if more than one person) for the work and the content of the article includes methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
- Explain the limitations of the research.
- Respond to comments made by reviewers in a professional and timely manner.
- Inform the editor when the author will withdraw his/her written work.
- 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.
- Informing the editor about (a number of) papers that are part of a phased, multi-disciplinary, and different perspective research.