Publication Ethics & Malpractice Policy

Communications in Science and Technology (CST) was established in 2016 to contribute to the worldwide scientific research in various fields as a commitment of Community of Indonesian Scientist and Professional (KIPMI). CST is a scientific journal that publishes articles or scientific papers resulting from research and review in the general field of science and technology.

The ethic of scientific publications is a statement of ethical code for all parties involved in the publication process of this scientific journal, including authors, journal editors, peer reviewers and publishers. The Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications essentially upholds three ethical values ??in publications, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflict of interests in managing publications; (ii) Justice, namely giving authorship rights to those entitled as authors; and (iii) Honesty, i.e. free from duplication, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism in publications

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Publishing articles in CST journals is one of methods to develop a coherent and recognized knowledge network in order to support for advance in scientific methods and science. Therefore, setting standards, especially in ethical behavior for publications, is important for all parties involved in the publishing process, such as authors, editors, peer-reviewers and publisher.

KIPMI who acts as the manager of CST journals has the task of maintaining and nurturing quality in every volume of publication at all publishing stages as a proof of our responsibility as managers. We are committed to ensure that all forms of commercial income do not affect editorial decisions.

Decision of Publication

CST editors are fully responsible for deciding whether articles that have been submitted and reviewed are suitable for publication or not. Decisions taken from these editors can be in the form of recommendations from reviewers' evaluations and / or assisted by other journal editorial boards. All published papers should meet the following criteria:

 1. Justice

The result of evaluation and decisions of the editors at each volume are independent, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political views of the authors.

2. Confidentiality

The editor and all editorial staff assure the confidentiality of the submitted document by not disclosing any form of information received from the manuscript to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other assigned editorial board, and publisher

3. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished material in a submitted paper may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

1. Providing input related to Editorial decisions

Peer-reviewers help editors making decisions regarding the acceptance of manuscripts for publication. In addition, they can also help authors in improving the quality of manuscripts through editors.

2. Speed

Any selected reviewer who believes the field of the manuscript is not in his scientific field or does not meet the qualifications can immediately notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

3. Confidentiality

Every manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts are not to be distributed or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

4. Objectivity Standards

The review process is carried out objectively and input from reviewers must be clearly stated and supported with strong arguments.

Duties of Authors

1. Quality and standard

The manuscript must be presented and delivered accurately from the work or research by also including in-depth discussion and analysis related to the results obtained from the research. The manuscript must be submitted in detail so that it can be used as a reference by others.

2. Data Access and Retention

The author should also provide raw data related to all information in the manuscript.

3. Originality and Plagiarism

Author must ensure that the manuscript is entirely original or not the work of others, and if the author has used the work and / or words of others, then it must be appropriately quoted or cited.

4. Multiple / Concurrent Publications

An author should not publish manuscripts containing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Sending the same manuscript to more than one journal at a time is considered unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

5. List of Authorship of the Manuscript

Authors must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. All people who have made substantial contributions must be registered as co-authors. Other people or parties who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The corresponding author must ensure that all authors listed in the manuscript are in compliance and comply with publication ethics

6. Hazards and Humans or Animals Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that has a potential hazard in its use, then the author must state it clearly and in detail in the text

7. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in detail the text related to conflicts of substantive or financial interest that might be interpreted to affect the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project must be clearly disclosed