Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

PATANJALA is a journal aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and a source of information in cultural values, art, film, and history. We publish scientific papers, including original research, review article, case studies, and  book reviews. PATANJALA available in print and online and published three times a year. This following statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editorial board, the peer-reviewer, and the publisher (Balai Pelestarian Nilai Budaya Jawa Barat Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan Kemdikbud). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Moreover, author need to deliver their results honestly. It should not contain any fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient details and references. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Besides, it should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literatures should be cited. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Author should not in general submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  5. Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should clearly disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. 

 Duties of Editors

  1. Management Policies: Based on the editorial board meeting, the editors can establish journal management policies, including the editorial boards appointment, the board meeting schedule, the reviewing process, the publishing schedules, and the innovations for a better journal management.
  2. Publication Decisions: The editor of the PATANJALA is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  3. Review of Manuscripts: At first, the editors must ensure that each article meets the initial requirements, particularly the originality. The editors should organize and use peer review fairly. Editors need to explain their peer review process to the authors. During the editorial board meeting, editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers considered for publication by assigning people with sufficient expertise.
  4. Fair Play: An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  5. Confidentiality: The confidentiality of manuscript should be guaranteed. Editors should critically aware of any data protection infringement, including requiring consent for actual research presented and publication where applicable.
  6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: The editors will not use any unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscripts for his/her own interests without the author’s consent. Editors should not be involved in reviewing papers where they have a conflict of interest.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Confidentiality: All materials in manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential. They must not discuss the materials with others, except as authorized by the editor.
  2. Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewers should notify the journal immediately if they come across any irregularities, have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, or suspect that misconduct may have occurred during either the research or the writing and submission of the manuscript; reviewers should, however, keep their concerns confidential and not personally investigate further unless the journal asks for further information or advice.
  3. Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers should follow journals’ instructions on the specific feedback that is required of them and, unless there are good reasons not to. The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript. The reviewer should make clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript under consideration and which will just strengthen or extend the work.
  4. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.  Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. In the case of double-blind review, if they suspect the identity of the author(s) notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest.
  5. Promptness: The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame. The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.
  6. Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

  Duties of Publisher

  1. Publishing: Balai Pelestarian Nilai Budaya Jawa Barat has to ensure that PATANJALA is published on time for three times in a year.
  2. Distributing: Soon after being published, Balai Pelestarian Nilai Budaya Jawa Barat distributes it to all authors and also the related stakeholders.