As a peer-reviewed journal, one of the Indonesian Research Journal in Legal Studies’ priorities is to ensure high standards of publishing. Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement are important concerns. Therefore, editors, peer-reviewers, and authors should pay great attention to meet the ethical standards. Indonesian Research Journal in Legal Studies (IRJILS) is committed to keeping the integrity of the research papers we publish. The value of academic publishing depends on every person involved behaving ethically. Ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guides made by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
IRJILS’s Editor’s responsibilities for Publication decisions
IRJILS’s editor is in charge of determining manuscripts submitted to the journal that will be published without looking at authors’ backgrounds such as race, gender, country, religion. IRJILS’s editor will make a decision based on the manuscript’s significance, uniqueness, and relevance to the scope of the Indonesian Research Journal in Legal Studies. The Indonesian Research Journal in Legal Studies with the help of its editors takes plagiarism extremely seriously. Our authors are cautioned against this. IRJILS with the help of its editors will not accept research articles or manuscripts submitted for publication elsewhere.
Confidentiality: IRJILS’s editor and any editorial members have to keep any information related to authors and submitted manuscripts confidential and must not share such information with anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and publisher.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Rejected manuscripts, papers, or articles and their materials submitted to IRJILS are extremely seriously not allowed to be used by IRJILS’s editor and any editorial members for their interests and purposes. All will be archived in the system confidentially.
Reviewers' responsibilities for helping IRJILS’s editorial decisions
Research articles or Manuscripts submitted to IRJILS are initially reviewed by the editors for general fit with the IRJILS focus and scope and the writing quality. Only those research articles meeting the IRJILS focus and scope will be sent to reviewers for a double-blind review. Review time is typically 1 - 3 months.
Confidentiality: The function of the peer-reviewing process is to help IRJILS’s editor and its members to make decisions through the reviewer’s professional, scientific, and objective arguments on the reviewed manuscript. All reviewers must treat all manuscripts confidentially and must not discuss with others without authorization from the IRJILS’s editor. Reviewers must do their review processes objectively. Personal reviews and blame to the author of the manuscript are extremely seriously not allowed. All reviews must be supported by professional, scientific, and objective arguments.
Detecting plagiarism: Another function of the peer-reviewing process is to help IRJILS’s editor and its members to identify others’ work that has not been cited in-text reference and in the reference section. IRJILS’s reviewers have to make sure that the authors of the manuscript being reviewed provide appropriate sources. When IRJILS’s reviewers find the manuscript being reviewed similar to other published manuscripts, they must inform IRJILS’s editor as soon as possible as the Indonesian Research Journal in Legal Studies takes plagiarism extremely seriously. Our authors are cautioned against this.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: IRJILS’s reviewers must not use confidential information obtained from reviewing any manuscripts for personal purposes. They must keep all information confidential. IRJILS’s reviewers must NOT review any manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest due to their relationships with the authors of the reviewed manuscripts. They must inform the editor as soon as possible if they find the case.
Authors who want to submit their manuscripts to IRJILS must ensure that they pay attention to a variety of responsibilities including reporting standards, data access and retention, originality and plagiarism, multiple, redundant or concurrent publication, acknowledgment of sources, authorship of the paper, hazards and human or animal subjects, disclosure and conflicts of interest, fundamental errors in published works.
Authors who want to submit their manuscripts to IRJILS must confirm that their manuscripts have not been previously submitted or published in other journals. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
Authors who want to submit their manuscripts to IRJILS must ensure the originality of the manuscripts and all others’ works have to be properly cited according to IRJILS’s references format. All authors must ensure that they have cited published works that have been used in determining the nature of the submitted work.
Authors who want to submit their manuscripts to IRJILS must ensure that all people who have made a significant contribution to the submitted manuscript are inclusive and acknowledged. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Authors who want to submit their manuscripts to IRJILS must ensure that if the work involves chemicals, human subject approvals, or animals, it must be identified and clarified in the submitted manuscript.
Authors who want to submit their manuscripts to IRJILS must ensure that they have disclosed any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest in their submitted manuscript that might be construed to affect the results of their manuscript.