Publication Ethics

The Editors of International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education Research issue a set of publication ethics as guidelines for authors engaged in the publication of scientific research to comply with COPE practices and establishes a high-quality standard of ethics for journal publication.

A. Authorship

Authors are expected to comply with the following ethical guidelines. Any infringement may lead to a retraction of the article or even ban the author from journal publication.

  1. The author’s main obligation is to deliver accurate and complete details of the research performed. The research data should contain sufficient information on the related subject.
  2. Authors should ensure the originality of their work and that neither fraud nor fabrication is involved in their manuscript.
  3. Authors should guarantee that the article has not been published previously or is not being evaluated for publication elsewhere.
  4. Authors should ensure that their works do not contain any unlawful statements and/or any comment that may violate the law.
  5. Authors are aware of and abide by the misconduct policy described in the section 6.

B. Editorship

  1. Editors should provide a fair judgment and consideration to all manuscripts based on its quality with no regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
  2. Editors are responsible to consider all the submitted manuscripts in a reasonable time frame.
  3. Editors, with their expertise and fair judgment, are responsible to accept or reject the manuscripts. They are to build good communication with authors in regard to the manuscript’s publication. The final decision will be accompanied by the reviewer’s comment
  4. Editors shall make sure no private information of authors is included in the manuscript sent to reviewers
  5. Editors should ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript and not disclose any information about the manuscript under consideration to other parties
  6. Editors are to respect the author’s request to not use certain reviewers – with a well-reasoned objection - to consider their manuscript. However, editors can decide to use one or more of these reviewers if their professional input is considered to be important for the manuscript’s publication
  7. Editors are to comply with COPE practices when considering a manuscript for publication.

C. Reviewer Process

All papers will be critically examined by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected for their competencies in the subject area of the paper. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon its scientific merit and suitability for the International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education Research. A paper may be accepted in its original form, subject to revision, or rejection.

The reviewers' (and editors’) suggestions will be conveyed to the author, who will then have an opportunity to revise the paper. A manuscript returned to an author for revision can be held for a maximum of eight weeks.

The accepted paper will be edited by native English speakers. The cost of language editing service is included in Article Processing Charge (APC). 

All submitted papers will be checked for their originalities by means of Turnitin.

Reviewers are to comply with the following ethical guidelines:

  1. The main obligation of a reviewer (referee) is to objectively judge the complete manuscript both scientifically and literally in high standards
  2. Referees should treat the submitted manuscript as confidential documents
  3. The referee’s identity should be remained anonymous – unless if the editors decided otherwise
  4. Referees should complete the evaluation of a manuscript in a reasonable time frame and directly inform the editors when the work could not be completed within the schedule
  5. Reviewers should explain and provide adequate professional judgment for their evaluation of a manuscript.
  6. Reviewers are to promptly notify the editors should they find the manuscript is expected to be misapplied by others to pose a threat to public health and safety.

D. Conflict of Interest Policy

Authors, Editors and Reviewers are expected to adhere to the following guidelines in compliance with COPE practices.

  1. Authors should clearly inform their source of financial support -institution, private, and/or corporate- for their research
  2. In case the author and editor of International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education Research have a relationship which may lead to an unfair evaluation, another editor will be appointed instead.
  3. Reviewers should be aware of any appearance of conflict of interest when receiving a manuscript for evaluation and are required to promptly return the manuscript to the editor, informing the conflict of interest issue.

E. Data and Responsibility

Data availability and reporting guidelines are available in the 'Author Guidelines' section.

F. Research Misconduct Policy

The purpose of this policy is to prevent any misconduct related to research conducted for the journals and to suggest the fundamental principles and structural procedures in relation to research integrity deliberation required to ensure research ethics. 

The range of misconduct policy

Research misconduct suggested in this policy pertains to fraud and refers to data fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and improper authorship. 

  1. "Fabrication" refers to any activity involving the creation of false information about non-existing data or findings.
  2. "Falsification" refers to the artificial manipulation of the research materials/equipment/process or random modification/deletion of data resulting in distorted research contents or research results.
  3. "Plagiarism" refers to acts of pirating others’ ideas, research contents, and research results without justifiable approvals or quotations.
  4. "Improper authorship" refers to cases where the person who has contributed to research contents or research results is scientifically and technically unqualified as an author or where someone who has not contributed to the research contents or research results scientifically and technically but has been listed as an author merely to express gratitude or courtesy
  5. Intentional acts to disturb a fraud investigation about themselves or others or acts which can be harmful to informants
  6. Unfair evaluation regarding research of others or disclosure or pirating of research ideas or research results acquired during the evaluation process.
  7. Severely aberrant acts that cannot be accepted in the community of the field of science and technology.

How does the journal address misconduct

Editors and publishers have an ethical obligation to:

  1. Support the quality and ethics of the review process (pre-publication: weed out; prevent)
  2. Ensure the correctness of the published literature (post-publication: correct; communicate)
  3. Educate (prevent)

Editors/journals have an ethical obligation to respond and to address ethical allegations that may arise about published papers or papers in review. Systems and procedures are in place for investigating and addressing situations of misconduct, including cooperation with investigations from institutions or funding bodies.

Possible sanction

When the evidence of misconduct is confirmed the following procedures are to be applied:

  1. Prior to publication (during review): The manuscript can be withdrawn from review
  2. Post-publication (literature correction) The journal may publish a Retraction, Note of Editorial Concern, Errata/Correction with the author or all authors’ signature or editorial of an appropriate statement about the situation. The paper can be “marked” in the literature
  3. Editors determine whether retract or correct after considering whether the case is fraud or an honest mistake. They consider the intent and then the extent to which the data is incorrect/misleading
  4. The author may be banned from submitting to the journal.
  5. Editors may, in some cases, provide information for other editors/publishers.
  6. Editors may publish an editorial in the journal to discuss the issue generally and raise awareness of the issue.

G. Ethical Oversight

All submitted articles and exchanging information involving authors and editors in International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education Research will be considered confidential. Communications related to the publication process should not be disclosed on any website without prior consent from the editors.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Regarding research involving experiments on animals, the authors should ensure that the object is fully assessed in terms of any harm to the animals. This involves a detailed examination of the particular procedures and experiments, and the numbers and types of animals used. The animals subjected to the experiment are to adhere to institutional and national guidelines. The manuscripts are required to declare that all efforts were performed to reduce animal suffering.

H. Intellectual Properties

Disclaimer

The viewpoint of articles published in International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education Research are solely the authors’ and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board of the publisher

Copyright

The author is responsible for acquiring permission(s) to reproduce any copyrighted figures, tables, data, or text that are being used in the submitted paper. Authors should note that text quotations of more than 250 words from a published or copyrighted work will require a grant of permission from the original publisher to reprint. The written permission letter(s) must be submitted together with the manuscript.

Publishing

This journal uses Open Journal System which is a journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and distributed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP).

I. Journal Management

Online: This Journal is available online and can be accessed for free

Charges: Publication in this journal is through Article Processing Charge scheme and all published papers are available online through open access.

J. Post Publication - Discussion and Correction

International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education Research follows the guidance from COPE in regard to ethical concerns for published articles. Complaints and Appeal Editor in Chief email at komarudin@radenfatah.ac.id is available for contact should the authors have an objection or disagreement pertaining to the publication process in International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education Research. Every complaint will be acknowledged and handled to resolve the issue accordingly. In addition, articles may be retracted due to both scientific and/or ethical reasons, which can be requested by the author(s) or by the Editor. Articles that are found to be seriously flawed or violated ethical guidance from COPE will be retracted in order to correct the scientific record. The retracted article will be noticed on the journal's website alongside information regarding the reason for the retraction