Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, peer-reviewers and publishers (Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa). This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors .

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publications

The peer-reviewed publication of an article in Academic Discourse is an essential ingredient in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the public.

Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa as the publisher of the Academic Wacana takes its duties as trustee very seriously and we are aware of our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa as the journal manager and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication Decision

The Akadmeika Discourse Editor 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 should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may consult other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair Game

Editors evaluate manuscripts at all times for their intellectual content regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.


Editors and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the appropriate authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors and publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

Reviewer's Task

Contribute To Editor's Decision

Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.


Any selected Reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a rapid review is not possible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

The review must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. The reviewer should also call the editor's attention any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which he has personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or privileged ideas obtained through the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or any other relationship or connection with the author, company, or institution to which the paper is connected.

Writer's Task

Reporting Standard

Authors of research reports must present an accurate account of the work done as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A paper must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are required to provide raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), where practicable, and should under no circumstances be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that they have written the entirely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others that this has been properly cited or cited.

Multiple Publishing, Redundant or Concurrent Publishing

An author may not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Source Acknowledgment

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Author (Author) On Article

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported research. All who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. Corresponding authors must 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 approved its submission for publication.

Human or Animal Hazards and Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that could be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.