Ethical and Malpractice Statement

The following statements describe the ethical policies that apply to all parties involved in the process of publishing the manuscript in the Journal of Social Development Studies (writer, editor, and reviewer).

Obligations for Authors

1. Writing Standard

The author must present the results of the research accurately and objectively. The manuscript must contain references that allow others to replicate them. False or inaccurate informative statements which are made deliberately by the author are unacceptable and categorized as ethical violations.

2. Originality and Plagiarism

The author is obliged to ensure the originality of the manuscript. If the author uses the results of research and/or words from other authors, the author is required to cite or quote it.

3. Data Access and Storage

The author is asked to provide raw data, which relates to his writing, to the editorial board when needed as consideration for decision making in publishing.

4. Repeated, Simultaneous, or Multiple Publications

Authors are not allowed to publish manuscripts in more than one journal at the same time. The act was considered to violate ethics and could not be accepted.

5. Authorship in Scientific Articles

Authors included in the manuscript are only for those who have a significant contribution in conceptualizing, designing, executing, and / or writing the script. All who have a significant role must be included as co-authors. While those who participated in certain sections of the study must be included in the acknowledgment section.

6. Special Notification and Conflict of Interest

All writers are obliged to notify the possibility of potential conflicts resulting from the publication of the manuscript being published.

7. Fundamental Mistakes in Publication

When the writer finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his publication, the author must notify the editor or publisher to revise the manuscript.

8. Risks to Humans and Animals

If the research involves the use of chemicals, procedures or equipment that are harmful in their use, the author is obliged to clarify the matter in the contents of the manuscript.

Obligations for Editors

1. Fair Judgment

The editor evaluates the text regardless of race, religion, gender, citizenship, or the political thinking background of the author.

2. Confidentiality
Editors and editorial staff are not permitted to disseminate information on submission and review processes other than to the corresponding author, reviewer, editorial responsibility, and publisher.

3. Special Notification

All parts of the submitted text must not be used for the editor's personal interest without agreement with the author.

4. Decision of Publication

The editorial board is obliged to determine the manuscript to be published. The publishing decision is determined based on the rules made by the editorial board, especially regarding aspects of the suitability of the scope of the study and the legality of the writing (copyright and plagiarism).

5. Manuscript Review

The editor must evaluate the originality aspects of the manuscript. Editors are required to use peer review fairly and wisely. The editor must explain the peer-review process to the author and also notes the results of the review that has been carried out. The editor must choose reviewers who are in line with the theme of the script and are neutral from all interests.

Obligations of Reviewers

1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Reviewers assist the editorial board in determining editorial decisions in the publication process and assist authors in improving the quality of scientific writing.

2. Willingness of Reviewer

Any prospective reviewers who feel cannot review a manuscript or is unable to attend the peer review process must submit his inability to the editorial board.

3. Confidentiality

Reviewers are prohibited for showing and discussing the contents of the manuscript to anyone other than the editor. The reviewer must maintain the confidentiality of the content of the manuscript received.

4. Special Notification

Reviewers are prohibited from using the contents of the articles of the article being reviewed for personal gain.

5. Objectivity Standards and Conflict of Interest

Reviewers are required to review the text neutrally regardless of the race, religion, gender, citizenship, or political background of the author. Any form of personal criticism is not permitted.