Ethical Guidelines

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

In the following statement, the editors of Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia (JEI) have set the ethical guidelines that define the ethical behaviors of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia as well as allegations of research misconduct, including the author, the peer-reviewers, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, and the publishing institution (Ikatan Sarjana Ekonomi Indonesia). The following statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

The Ikatan Sarjana Ekonomi Indonesia (ISEI) as a publisher of Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that the advertising and reprint processes and/or other commercial revenue have no bearing on the recorded editorial decisions.

Additionally, the Ikatan Sarjana Ekonomi Indonesia (ISEI) and Editorial Board will provide assistances in terms of communications with other journals and/or publishers if deemed useful and necessary for the editorial process.

Author Duties

The editorial board of Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia (JEI) expects the authors to comply with the following ethical guidelines. Any violation of such guidelines may well lead to a retraction of the article, or the journal’s issuance of ban for the author.

Reporting Standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are therefore considered unacceptable for publication in Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are encouraged to provide the raw data in connection with the paper for editorial review. The editorial board encourages the authors to prepare provide public access to such data if possible, and the authors should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. Authors are fully responsible for data reproducibility.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and, if the authors have used or cited the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publications

An author should not, in general terms, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is therefore considered unacceptable for publication in Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia. In general, an author should not submit manuscripts that are under consideration in another journal or a previously published paper.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement 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. Information obtained privately, such as those obtained from conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

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. Additionally, the corresponding author should also ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication at Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

Work involving chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use should be clearly identified by the authors in their manuscripts. Work involving the use of animal or human subjects should be supported by a formal statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Insofar as the work involves experimentation with human subjects, an informed consent statement should be present in the manuscript. The editorial board of Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia strongly recognizes that the privacy rights of human subjects must always be upheld and observed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interests

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns about such errors from a third party, then it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract and/or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor in favor of the correctness of the original manuscript.

Reviewer Duties

All papers will be critically reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected based on their competences in the corresponding research topic of the submitted manuscript. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon the scientific merits of the submitted manuscript and its suitability for the Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia. A submitted manuscript may be accepted in its original form, subjected to revision, or rejected.

The reviewers’ (as well as the editors’) suggestions will be conveyed back to the author. The author(s) will then have an opportunity to revise the reviewed manuscript based on the reviewers’ and editors’ comments.

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. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

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. Are viewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interests

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in the reviewer's own research without the expressed written consent of the author. Privileged information or idea solicited through peer review must be kept confidential and must not be 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.


Publication Decisions

The editor of the Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia 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 the 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.

Fair Play

At any time, an editor must evaluate the submitted manuscripts for their intellectual content without paying heed to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interests

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.

Allegations of Research Misconduct

The editorial board of Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia acknowledges research misconducts as being fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors of a submitted manuscript are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, the editors at Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia 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 assist them 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 contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct 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, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient.

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important 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, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, Jurnal Ekonomi Indonesia will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.