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Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies is a campus-based, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Universitas Lancang Kuning (LPPM Universitas Lancang Kuning) that upholds the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. The publication of an article in Elsya Journal of Research and Innovation echoes the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Each article is peer reviewed. In its role as publisher, the LPPM Universitas Lancang Kuning is solely responsible for supervising all stages of publication and recognizes its ethical and professional responsibilities. The publisher is strongly committed to guarantee that advertising, reprinting, and other commercial expenses have no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
Elsya Journal is referring to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Details of guideline and international standards could be found on COPE website. This section highlights the ethical conduct expected by all parties taking part in the process of publishing any article in this journal (i.e., authors, editor-in-chief, editorial board, reviewers, and publisher).
The editors of Elsya Journal decide which articles submitted to the journal should be published based on their authentication as original contributions and their significance to the wider research community with the recommendation from the selected reviewers. The editors and reviewers are guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and controlled by such legal requirements as in force regarding libel, copyright violation, and plagiarism.
Journal policies on conflicts of interest / competing interests
A competing interest often called a conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients' welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain or personal rivalry). It may arise for the authors of an article in Elsya Journal when they have a financial interest that may influence, probably without their knowing, their interpretation of their results or those of others. We believe that to make the best decision on how to deal with an article, we should know about any competing interests that authors may have and that if we publish the article, readers should know about them too. To ensure that the articles published in the journal are free from inappropriate external influence, authors must declare any potential conflict of interest that may affect the objectivity or integrity of the article. These conflicts may be financial, non-financial, professional, or personal in nature. Elsya Journal also assigns recognized reviewers from different affiliation/country with the author to ensure maximum double-blind review process as well as to avoid conflicts of interest / competing interests.
Journal's policy on ethical oversight
The journal is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in research publication. The journal attaches particular importance to ethical values such as honesty, excellence in research practice, transparency, open communication, and respect. It follows the guidelines the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) set. The authors agree to follow its ethical guidelines by submitting a manuscript to the journal.
Duties of Authors
Duties of Editors
Duties of Reviewers
Duties of the Publisher
Handling Post-Publication Issue:
To maintain the integrity of scientific research, Elsya Journal carries out investigations regarding the concerns raised by authors and/or readers. However, authors are always allowed to respond to all complaints/ comments. We may require reviewers to go over the original data and consult with experts involved in order to solve and conclude the investigation. The following actions may be taken depending on Post-publication discussions and corrections severity of the issue:
An Editor's Note and/or Editorial Expression of Concern may be published; a second notification might also be published once the investigation is complete. The article may be retracted If the outcome of the investigation highlights some serious issues.
A paper published in Elsya Journal will be retracted in the following conditions are fulfilled:
The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.
Allegation of Research Misconducts
Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article or reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities pertaining to articles that have been published in other scientific journals, the editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.
In cases of suspected misconduct, the editors and editorial board will use the best practices of COPE to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to be the product of such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction will be published and linked to the original article.
The first step of this process involves determining the validity of the allegation. An assessment is made whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the alleged individuals have relevant conflicts of interest.
If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who is requested to provide a detailed response on behalf of the co-authors.
After the author’s response is received and evaluated, an additional review is done, possibly with the involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers).
In cases where it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications and/or additional analyses are published as letters to the editor. However, a correction notice may suffice.
Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and academic institutions have the obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, the journal will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.
How will Elsya journal handle complaints and appeals?
Elsya Journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on appeals to journal editor decisions and complaints about a journal's editorial management of the peer review process. If you wish to appeal a journal editor's decision, please submit an appeal letter to the journal's online editorial office. Please address this to the Editor and explain the basis for an appeal. You should:
Detail why you disagree with the decision. Please provide specific responses to any of the Editor's and/or reviewers' comments that contributed to the rejection decision.
This elaboration is based on COPE's principle of Complaints and appeals
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