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Publication Ethics and Malpractices
Health Frontiers: Multidisciplinary Journal for Health Professionals is a peer-reviewed journal to publish articles in the field of health science & research. Health Frontiers: Multidisciplinary Journal for Health Professionals committed to the ethical standards set for all entities involved in the publication of an article and follows guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) . This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the editorial board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher.
Responsibilities Health Frontiers Editor-in-Chief, managing editor and board of editors
The HEALTH FRONTIERS has an editorial team consisting of an editor-in-chief, a managing editor, and board of editors. They all are required to be accountable and responsible editors for publishing the article. The HEALTH FRONTIERS editors led by the editor-in-chief. The HEALTH FRONTIER editors have a duty and responsibility as follows:
- Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor accept articles submitted by the author to the HEALTH FRONTIERS.
- Articles submitted by the authors to the HEALTH FRONTIERS are distributed by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor to the editors in the Board of Editors for conducting the 1st review process (initial review). Distribution of the articles is well-regulated by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor so workload can be fairly distributed in number to all editors. Review process HEALTH FRONTIERS using a double-blind peer-review system.
- Editor-in-Chief is responsible for determining the deadline for receipt of articles that are ready for publication.
- Editor-in-Chief is responsible for implementing and leading the editorial board meeting. Editorial board meetings conducted at least 1 (one) times in 1 (one) issue, to finalize the issue for publication. If the Editor-in-Chief is absent, then Editor-in-Chief can assign the Managing Editor or one of the editors to do the duties.
A decision to publish an article is done through the mechanism of peer-review process stated above, and it is taken into account based on the quality of an article. The decision was taken without considering the religion, ethnic origin, nationality, race or gender of the author.
Confidentiality of the article before publication maintained as well as possible. The HEALTH FRONTIERS editors cannot release any information available on the article to anyone except the author of the article. Information in a text can be released to others HEALTH FRONTIERS editor with the knowledge of the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor.
Disclosure and conflict of interest:
Articles and the materials related to the article that is not accepted for publication in HEALTH FRONTIERS must be returned to the authors, and it cannot be used by the HEALTH FRONTIERS editors for any reason. To avoid conflicts of interest, the decision was taken in publishing the articles should be fair and based on the peer-review process.
Responsibilities of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
Evaluation Reviewers become the main reference for the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions. Evaluation results from the reviewers are really intended to help the author to improve the quality of the article.
If there is an improper designation reviewer, for example, the designated reviewer is not competent in the field of expertise of the article being in peer-review process, one of the HEALTH FRONTIERS editors can report it to the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor. Then, the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor determines another reviewer with a consideration of some of the editors with the expertise of the article.
Each article is accepted by the reviewer must be strictly confidential. Article and peer-reviewed results should not be submitted directly to the author or communicated to other than the author, but it must be submitted to the editor in charge, Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor.
Responsibilities of Authors
Authors should clearly present the objective and significance of research in the article. An author should follow the HEALTH FRONTIERS guidelines in preparing the article to submit.
Authors should prepare original research results which have not being published by other authors in any publication. To ensure it, the authors need to check the originality of article using plagiarism checker before submission. The article will be rejected if there is plagiarism in the article. Any information from references used in the article should be honestly and accurately cited in the article.
The authors should submit their article to the HEALTH FRONTIERS only. When it is not acceptable to publish in the HEALTH FRONTIERS as the result of peer-review and officially reported by Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor, the authors can submit it to another journal. The article will be rejected if there are plagiarism and multiple submissions in the article.
Errors in Publication:
The authors will receive their article to conduct the final check of any error in the article before publication. The authors should report any error in the article to the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor in a period of time given, and the errors should be clearly listed and addressed in a separated sheet together with the evidence of revision.
Responsibilities of Publisher
Tarqabin Nusantara as the publisher of Health Frontiers Journal, encourages the editors and all stakeholders involved in publication processes to follow the ethics and code of conducts of every party. The publisher defines the relationship between publisher, editor and another party in a contract, respect privacy, protects intellectual property and copyright, and fosters editorial independence.
Publisher works with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to editorial independence, research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research, authorship, transparency, and integrity.
Publisher works with journal editors to converse journal policies in general and review journal policies periodically, responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate in the resolution of these cases, make and publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions, and publish content on a timely basis.
The HEALTH FRONTIERS and its editors endorse the compliance of authors to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on human beings, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on laboratory and other animals.
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