Journal of Aafiyah Health Research (JAHR) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Master Program in Public Health, Muslim University of Indonesia). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Following the ethical standards for editors, authors, and reviewers.
- The Editor is responsible for every article published in Journal of Aafiyah Health Research (JAHR)
- Editor helps the authors follow the guidelines for authors
- The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making a final decision.
- Editor assess the manuscript publication objectively, regardless the author's racial background, religion, gender, seniority, ethnicity, political beliefs, institutional affiliation or nationality. The editor must relinquish his/her duties if there is a potential conflict of interest.
- The Editor must ensure that the document which is sent to the reviewers do not contain information on the author and vice versa.
- The editor's decision must be notified to the author along with the reviewers' comments, except which contain offensive or libelous statements.
- Editors should respect the request of the author that the order is not subject to review by any other person for any reason.
- Editor and all staff must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
- If there is a suspicion of error or dispute in writing, Editor solves it by using the COPE as guide.
- Reviewers comment on the possibility of errors in ethical research and publications.
- Reviewers should complete the job on time and notify the Editor if they cannot finish the job.
- Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript.
- Reviewers should not be receiving and reviewing the manuscript if there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the authors.
- The author ensures that the material to be published have not been published and sent to another place simultaneously
- Authors must ensure the authenticity of their research and they have cited the opinions of the other correctly in accordance with the reference format.
- The author is not involved in plagiarism.
- Authors must follow the criteria described in the writing guideline for the authors of the Journal of Aafiyah Health Research (JAHR)
- Authors are not advised to publish any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in the form of the description section, photograph or genealogy. If photographs of patients are very important and indispensable as scientific information, the authors should have received approval in written form and has clearly stated it.
- In the case of experiments on humans, the authors state that the study was in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki declaration, which leads the human experiment. If there are doubts raised whether the study took place in accordance with the declaration, the author should explain it. In the case of experiments on animals, the author has certified that the author has followed the guidelines and abroad with regard to animal experiments in the laboratory.
- Authors must submit the data and details to the editor if suspected falsification or fabrication of data.
- The authors should explain everything that can give rise to a conflict of interest such as employment, research costs, consulting fees, and intellectual property on guidelines for the Journal of Aafiyah Health Research (JAHR) editors