Publication Ethics

Basha’ir: Scientific Journal of the Quran and Tafsir Studies Program is an official scientific publication that publishes writings from research and theoretical studies on the Quran, including 1) Quranic Studies, 2) Quran Translation, 3) Quranic Exegesis Studies, 4) Research on the Quran, and 5) Unpublished Living Quran. This statement of scientific ethics is a declaration by all parties involved in the research journal publication process, including managers, editors, peer reviewers, and authors. This statement of scientific publication ethics is based on the Chief LIPI Regulation Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications. The ethics of scientific publication uphold three ethical values in publication, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in publication management; (ii) Justice, which grants authorship rights to those entitled as authors/writers; and (iii) Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publication. In order to avoid plagiarism, every manuscript submitted will be further examined using a plagiarism checker.


Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Management

  1. Determine the journal's name, scope of knowledge, periodicity, and accreditation submission if necessary. Define the membership of the editorial board.
  2. Define the relationship between the publisher, editor, peer partners, and other parties in a contract.
  3. Respect confidential matters, whether for contributing researchers, authors, editors, or peer partners.
  4. Implement norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  5. Review journal policies and communicate them to authors, editorial boards, peer partners, and readers.
  6. Create guidelines for rules and ethical behavior for editors and peer partners.
  7. Publish the journal regularly.
  8. Ensure the availability of funding sources for the sustainability of journal publication.
  9. Build a network of collaboration with research institutions and relevant agencies.
  10. Prepare licenses and other legal aspects.


Editor's Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Aligning the needs of readers and writers, striving for continuous improvement in the quality of publications.
  2. Implementing processes to ensure the quality of published written works.
  3. Prioritising freedom of expression objectively.
  4. Maintaining the academic integrity of the author's track record.
  5. Providing corrections, clarifications, and apologies when necessary.
  6. Being responsible for the style and format of scientific writing, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author.
  7. Actively seeking the opinions of authors, readers, peer partners, and editorial board members to enhance publication quality.
  8. Conducting periodic internal evaluations of the quality of the scientific journal.
  9. Supporting authors' initiatives regarding publication ethics by including clearance forms with every manuscript submission.
  10. Maintaining an open mind towards new opinions or views from others that may contradict personal opinions for the advancement of scientific knowledge.
  11. Avoiding subjective decisions by not adhering to personal opinions, authors, or third parties, and seeking scientifically justifiable solutions.
  12. Encouraging authors to make improvements to their written works until they are deemed fit for publication.


Duties and Responsibilities of Peer Reviewers:

  1. Reviewing written works and presenting the analysis results to the editor, as a basis for determining the suitability of a written work for publication.
  2. Reviewers do not conduct scientific reviews of written works in which they are involved, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Providing suggestions, input, and positive recommendations for scientific manuscript manuscripts.
  4. Maintaining the privacy of the author by not disseminating corrections, suggestions, and recommendations for a manuscript.
  5. Encouraging authors to improve their written works.
  6. Reviewing the revised written works in accordance with the established standards.
  7. Reviewing written works in a timely manner according to the style of the publication environment based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author legality, conclusions, and others) that have been determined.


Author's Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that those included in the list of authors meet the criteria as authors.
  2. Jointly responsible for the work and content of the article, including methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
  3. Declare the origin of resources (including funding), both directly and indirectly.
  4. Explain limitations in the research.
  5. Respond professionally and timely to comments made by peer reviewers and the editorial board.
  6. Inform the editor in writing if withdrawing their written work.
  7. Make a statement that the submitted work for publication is original, has not been published anywhere and in any language before, and is not currently under consideration by another publisher.