Ethics of Publication

Ethical Guidelines for Publishing Indonesia Journal of Environmental Science and Management

These guidelines refer to core principles that are nationally acknowledged in Indonesia and globally practiced by publishers, editors, reviewers, and authors who involve in publishing scholarly articles. The publication of IJESM follows the best principles and practices of Pancasila, a state philosophy of Indonesia.  Accordingly,  an article published in IJESM must be in line with the Five Principles of Pancasila, which are belief in God, just and civilized humanity,  the unity of Indonesia, Democracy guided by the inner wisdom in the unanimity arising out of deliberations amongst representatives, and social justice. In practice, ethical guidelines for publishers, editors, reviewers, and authors of IJESM follow core principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, see These core practices cover how to handle allegations of misconduct, policies on authorships and potential disputes, grievance or complaint mechanism, conflict of interest, data collection, management, and reproducibility, ethical matters related to animals, and safety and vulnerability of humans, intellectual property rights, best practices in journal management, peer review processes, and post-publication discussions and corrections.


Duties for PEPSILI

As the publisher of IJESM, PEPSILI provides the best infrastructure and appoint qualified human resources, such as the plagiarism checker software and the assignment of the editorial board, to manage IJESM. PEPSILI governs the publication of IJESM according to principles of fair-play or unbiases, independence, transparency, and accountability in order to realize the promotion and distribution of scientific research in the interdisciplinary field of environmental sciences and management. PEPSILI conducts regular monitor and training for editors, reviewers, authors, and IJESM supporting staff to learn new technology and execute best practices in journal management.


Duties for Editor

The editorial board of IJESM consists of editors in chief (maximum four persons) and a number of the editorial board members, who have suitable expertise in environmental science and management. The primary duties of the editor in chief are regularly to check article submissions, and independently and impartially decide the quality and relevance of submitted articles to IJESM. The editor in chief has the sole right to reject the submitted article due to poor quality or irrelevant to the aims and scope of IJESM. On the other hand, the editor in chief may assign a suitable editor to handle the submitted articles to go through review processes. The assigned editor, together with supporting staff, may then email several suitable reviewers to the topic of the submitted articles to have reviewed. The assigned editor must determine the suitable reviewers based on principles of independence, unbiases, and proofs of relevant expertise on the subject for which she or he would review. Finally, the editor in chief has to ensure the selection of reviewers and review processes according to the ethical publishing policy as stipulated by PEPSILI.


Duties for Reviewer

Reviewers for IJSM publication must agree to comply with principles of ethical publication of PEPSILI. Review processes are independently and timely done as requested by the editor. The suitable reviewer must impartially and independently assess the quality of articles and submit an assessment form that states an objective decision of the review assessment. The article is evaluated based on scientific quality, novelty, and originality. The editor in chief must ensure that the review processes and results are fair and independent, and objective. The reviewer classes the article into four categories, i.e., acceptance without revision, minor revision, major revision, and rejection. If necessary, the editor in chief may ask one or two more reviewers to evaluate the article so that a fair assessment is ensured.


Duties for Author

The authors have to prepare the manuscript, using the IJESM template, which is freely available at IJESM website. The authors should understand and comply with the IJESM ethical publishing policies and the review processes. The authors must respect the rights of editors to request appropriate responses from authors regarding allegations of misconduct, such as plagiarisms, submission duplication, fraudulent authorships, and conflict of interest. All data, tables, graphs, and photographs presented in the article are scientifically repeatable and traceable. In particular, data related to humans and animals use in the research are ethically gathered. All of the authors have the responsibility to declare conflicts of interest regarding the article publication and declare each author's contribution. Article submission, review processes, and communications between the editor and the corresponding author are all recorded and stored in the online journal system of IJESM.