Riau Journal of Computer Science (RJOCS) is a scientific journal that presents original articles about knowledge and information on research or application of the latest research and development in the field of information and communication technology. This ethics statement for all parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals, namely managers, editors, and authors. The Code of Ethics for Scientific publication basically upholds three ethical values in publication, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications; (ii) Justice, which is to give authorship rights to those who are entitled as authors; and (iii) Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in publications, Download Here
This statement of the scientific code of ethics is a statement of the code of ethics of all parties participating in the publication process of this scientific journal, namely administrators, editors, reviewers, and authors. The declaration of the ethical code of scientific publications is based on LIPI head regulation No. 5 of 2014 on the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications, which primarily defends three ethical standards in publications, namely:
- In the managing of publications, neutrality is defined as the absence of conflicts of interest.
- Justice, which is to grant the right of authorship to those who are entitled to it.
- Honesty in publishing that is devoid of duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P).
Editor-in-Chief Duties and Responsibilities
- When necessary, determine the journal's name, scientific scope, scale, and accreditation.
- Determine the editor's membership.
- Defines the relationship between publishers, editors, reviewers, and others.
- Recognize the importance of confidentiality for contributing researchers, authors/writers, editors, and reviewers.
- Apply intellectual property rights rules and provisions, particularly copyright.
- Examine journal policies and communicate them to authors, editors, reviewers, and readers.
- Create behavioral code rules for editors and reviewers.
- Publish journals on a constant schedule.
- Assuring the availability of financial sources for the long-term viability of journal articles.
- Creating a network of collaboration and marketing.
- Enhance the journal's quality.
- Prepare permissions and other legal aspects.
- The Editor in Chief's decision is final based on the submitted article.
Editor's Duties and Responsibilities
- The editor makes comments on the author's writing so that the reader understands what the author is trying to convey, either through remarks written on the manuscript or discussion options on the journal website.
- The editor provides feedback on the author's work in language following the journal's standard.
- The editor attempts to increase the quality of publications sustainably.
- The editor favors free expression objectively.
- Where necessary, the editor provides changes, explanations, withdrawals, and apologies.
- If the author's writing is slightly controversial, the editor verifies that it does not concern SARA or anything that could affect the publisher and coordinates the author's writing with the publisher's editor-in-chief.
- The Editor receives, investigates, and follows up on complaints from all parties engaged in the journal's publication.
- The editor backs activities aimed at educating scholars about publication ethics.
- The Editor does not defend his own beliefs, writers, or third parties, which may result in an unobjective conclusion.
- The editor encourages the author / authors so that the work might be improved until it is worthy of publishing.
- The editor does the layout of the manuscript to be published so that it fits the journal template.
- The editor-in-chief works closely with the editor-in-chief to finalize a collection of manuscripts before they are printed and published, particularly in terms of language, format, and layout.
Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers
- Provide impartial and unbiased written feedback on the importance of science and the manuscript's contribution to the advancement of science.
- Indicate whether the screenwriting is clear, complete, and relevant, as well as whether the paper is relevant to the scope of the journal.
- Personal criticism or comments should not be made.
- Maintain the manuscript's confidentially by not discussing it with unrelated individuals or releasing the material included in the text to others.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Author
- Ascertain that those included in the list of authors have met the criteria for authorship.
- Being collaboratively responsible for the work and content of the paper includes methodologies, analysis, computations, and details.
- Identifying the source of resources (including finance), either directly or indirectly.
- Explicitly stating the research's shortcomings.
- Respond to comments from reviewers and editorial boards/editors in a scientific and timely manner.
- Avoid superfluous and unrelated discussions with the editor about enhancing the quality of the work.
- Make a statement that the written material submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere or in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.
- Submit a manuscript that was written following the author's instructions.
Duties and Responsibilities of Website Administrators
The website administrator is the person in charge of managing the journal's website. The Website Administrator's specific responsibilities are as follows:
- set up a web journal;
- configure system options and manage user accounts;
- registering for editors, reviewers, and authors;
- manage the features of the journal;
- view the report statistics; and
- upload/publish a paper that has accepted status.