Publication Etics are an important concern for editors, peer-reviewers, and authors of Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia. Ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guides made by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Retrieved from

Editor’s responsibilities for Publication decisions

General duties and responsibilities of Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia’s editor:

  1. Make a decision based on the manuscript’s significance, uniqueness, and relevance to the scope of the Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia.
  2. Strive to meet the needs of readers and authors
  3. Strive to constantly improve the publication quality
  4. Champion freedom of expression
  5. Maintain the integrity of the academic record
  6. Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards
  7. Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed
  8. Give the comment on the originality of submissions and plagiarism
  9. Reduce the research and publication errors
  10. Supporting initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethic
  11. Assessing the effects of their journal policies on author and reviewer behaviour and revising policies, as required, to encourage responsible behaviour and discourage misconduct
  12. Actively seeking the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes

Reviewers' responsibilities for helping Orbital’s editorial decisions

Research articles or Manuscripts submitted to Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia are initially reviewed by the editors for general fit with Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia focus and scope and for the writing quality. Only those research articles meeting the Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia focus and scope will be sent to reviewers for a double blind review. Review time is typically 4-6 months.


Editors must obey laws on confidentiality in their own jurisdiction. Regardless of local statutes, however, they should always protect the confidentiality of individual information obtained in the course of research or professional interactions (e.g. between doctors and patients). It is therefore almost always necessary to obtain written informed consent for publication from people who might recognize themselves or be identified by others (e.g. from case reports or photographs). It may be possible to publish individual information without explicit consent if public interest considerations outweigh possible harms, it is impossible to obtain consent and a reasonable individual would be unlikely to object to publication

Detecting plagiarism

  1. Adopting systems for detecting plagiarism (e.g. software, searching for similar titles) in submitted items (either routinely or when suspicions are raised)
  2. Supporting authors whose copyright has been breached or who have been the victims of plagiarism
  3. Being prepared to work with their publisher to defend authors’ rights and pursue offenders (e.g. by requesting retractions or removal of material from websites) irrespective of whether their journal holds the copyright

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Rejected manuscripts, papers, or articles and their materials submitted to Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia are extremely seriously not allowed to be used by Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan kimia’s editor and any editorial members for their own interests and purposes. All will be archived in the system confidentially. Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan kimia’s reviewers must not use confidential information obtained from reviewing any manuscripts for personal purposes. They must keep all information confidential. Orbital’s reviewers must NOT review any manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest due to their relationships with the authors of the reviewed manuscripts. They must inform the editor as soon as possible if they find the case.

Authors’ Responsibilities

  1. Must ensure that the authors listed in the author list meet the criteria as the author. Authors who want to submit their manuscripts to Orbital: Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia must ensure that all people who have made a significant contribution to the submitted manuscript are inclusive and acknowledged. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  2. Collectively responsible for the work and the contents of the article include methods, analysis, calculations, data, originality and plagiarism, acknowledgement of sources and disclosure and conflicts of interest, fundamental errors in published works
  3. Make a statement that the papers submitted for publication are original, have not been published anywhere in any language, and are not in the process of submitting to other proceedings/publishers/journals. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is an unethical behavior and it is unacceptable.
  4. Must ensure that if the work involves chemicals, human subject approvals, or animals, it must be clearly identified and clarified in the submitted manuscript.
  5. Must ensure that they have disclosed any financial or other substantive conflict of interest in their submitted manuscript that might be construed to affect the results of their manuscript.