Publication Ethics

Ethics of Publication in Buletin Psikologi. All parties involved in the publishing/publication process of the Buletin Psikologi: Journal managers, Editor, Reviewers, and the Author must understand and adhere to the norms/ethics of scientific publication. as well as related topics that have neither been published elsewhere in any language nor is it under review for publication anywhere. This following statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor, the reviewer, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


  1. Duplication is the publication of findings as original in more than one channel without any refinement, content update, data, and/or no reference to previous publications.
  2. Fabrication is the act of making data from non-existent into as if there is (falsification of research results) that is composing, recording and/or announcing the results of research without proving to have done the research process
  3. Falsification is to alter the data to fit the desire of the researcher (research data falsification) i.e. manipulate research materials, tools or processes, alter or exclude data or results in such a way that the research is not accurately presented in the research note.
  4. Plagiarism is categorized as misappropriation of ideas, thoughts, processes, objects and research results, whether in the form of data or words, including material obtained through limited research (confidential), proposed research plans and manuscripts without expressing appreciation.
Journal Managers Responsibilities:
Determining the name of the journal, the scope of the scholarship, regularly, and accreditation.
  1. Determining Editorial Board membership.
  2. Defining the relationship between Publisher, Editor, Reviewer, and others in a contract.
  3. Respecting the confidential things, both for contributing researchers, Author, Editor, or Reviewer.
  4. Applying the norms and provisions on intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  5. Ensuring that manuscript submitted adhere to the bulletin policy and informing the result to Author, Editorial Board, Reviewer, and Readers.
  6. Creating behavior code guides for Editor and Reviewer.
  7. Publishing bulletins regularly.
  8. Ensuring the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of the issuance of bulletins.
  9. Establishing a network of cooperation and marketing.
  10. Preparing permissions and other legality aspects. 

Editors’ Responsibilities:

  1. Meeting the needs of Readers and Authors
  2. Seeking continuous improvement of publication quality
  3. Implementing processes to ensure the quality of published papers
  4. Prioritizing freedom of giving opinion objectively.
  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author’s academic track record.
  6. Delivering corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies as required
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and all statements in the paper is the responsibility of the author
  8. Actively seek the opinions of Authors, Readers, Reviewers, and Editorial Board members to improve the quality of publications
  9. Encouraging assessment of the journal if there are any findings.
  10. Supporting initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by having the author attach the Ethical Clearance form, Supporting initiatives to educate Researchers on the ethics of publications.
  11. Reviewing the effects of publications policies on the attitudes of the Author as well as improve them to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  12. Having an open mind to new opinions or views of others who may be contrary to a personal opinion
  13. Trying to not defend their own opinion, author or any third party that may result in a non-objective decision.
  14. Encouraging the Authors, to make improvements in their papers until it is worth publishing.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities:

  1. Receiving an assignment from the Editor to review the paper and submit the review to the Editor, as the material for determining the feasibility of a paper to be published.
  2. The reviewers shall not review any paper which is involving them, whether directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintaining the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing criticism, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations.
  4. Encouraging the Authors to make improvements to the papers.
  5. Reviewing the papers that have been improved by the standards that have been determined.
  6. The papers are reviewed in time according to the standard criteria of writing scientific papers (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).
  7. Reviewers are expected to be able to identify the manuscripts published in other scientific journals, to avoid duplicate publication.
  8. In reviewing the manuscript, reviewer should show the reasons for the rejection of a manuscript.
  9. A reviewer should provide constructive feedback on the received manuscript with the improvement.
  10. Before accepting/rejecting a manuscript, it is a must to consider whether the text is appropriate to the scientific field of a reviewer and whether they can commit and complete the assignment by the deadline.
  11. The results of the review will assist the editor in deciding whether the manuscript is worthy to be published or not.
  12. Reviewers can summarize reviewed manuscripts by providing specific comments and suggestions, including about layout and format, Title, Abstract, Introduction, Graphical Abstract and/or Overview, Methods, statistical errors, Results, Conclusions / Discussions, Language and References. If a reviewer found a suspicion, it needs to be directly conveyed and explained to the editor as detail as possible.
  13.  In making the recommendation of the result of a manuscript that has been reviewed, reviewers are requested to explain in detail about their reasons and considerations in deciding whether the manuscript is accepted, rejected or revised.

Authors’ Responsibilities:

  1. Ensuring that the entries in the Authors’ list meet the criteria as Authors.
  2. A person listed as an author for publication should have the following criteria: (a) contribute significantly to planning, drafting, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; (B) contribute significantly to the preparation, revision, and finalization of the text; And (c) be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of scientific writing.
  3. The inclusion of a person's name as an author will be discussed early to avoid disputes (Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada Regulations Number 6/P/SK/HT Year 2015).
  4. Stating the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  5. Explaining the limitations in the study
  6. Responding to comments made by reviewers professionally and on time.
  7. Informing the Editor in case of retracting the manuscript that has been submitted.
  8. Making a statement that the manuscript submitted for publication are original, have not been published anywhere in any language, and are not in the process of submitting to other Publishers.