Publication Ethic

General description of writing ethics

Officium Notarium is highly committed to upholding ethical standards in writing and publishing, and this includes rejecting any and all infractions in scientific publications. Regarding ethics, morality, and the appropriateness of publication ethics, all violations pertaining to the publication of articles on the Notarium Officium will be handled in compliance with the relevant legal provisions. This statement applies to the chief editor, editorial board, reviewers, authors, and all other parties involved in the publication processes within the Notarium Officium. It also mandates compliance with journal publication ethics.

The Officium Notarium Journal has the responsibility for ensuring that all submitted articles are authentic in terms of both originality and content and that they follow the highest standards of science and have a high intellectual value. The editors sincerely believe that the author's submitted, evaluated, and written articles are original, and of high quality, and that the data is presented completely honestly and impartially. An editor appointed to evaluate the work impartially and dedicated to upholding personal or close connections is the one who reviews the article. Every article submitted to Notarium Officium will go through a strict plagiarism checking. This journal is always committed to complying with legal and trustworthy publishing procedures, so that if a practice results in a violation, it will be reviewed again, and if an ethical or moral error is proven, the publication will be revoked.

Editor's Responsibilities

Editors must perform the following duties with high dedication:

  1. Ensure accountability and plagiarism-free behaviour. Editors who are asked to edit manuscripts must decide which articles are worthy of review and which are worthy of publication. The editorial board directs editors to exclude or avoid elements of defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism when editing manuscripts. The editor, assisted by an assistant editor, processes incoming articles by first checking for plagiarism with the "Turnitin" software, with a minimum percentage of 20%. If, after reviewing the article, there is a similarity of more than 20%, the editor has the right to refuse further processing because there are indications of plagiarism.
  2. Objectivity and fairness The editor who receives the manuscript will read, review, and check it fairly, focusing on the quality and substance of the article. As a result, differences in race, gender, religion, ethnicity, political ideology, or nationality have no bearing on this journal.
  3. Confidentiality: The editor who handles articles must maintain and ensure that articles submitted to the journal maintain the confidentiality of information from the article sender.
  4. There is no conflict of interest; the editor must play a role and act without any element of conflict of interest in editing articles submitted to the journal. The editor must convey that there are no orders for manuscript editing.
  5. Following the review, the editor will assess the manuscript's outcomes and proofread the article again, focusing only on language and typos rather than content.
  6. The chief editor is in charge of supervision; prior to articles being published in each edition, they consult with the editorial board and assistant editors. The editorial board meets on a regular basis to coordinate the publication of each issue and edition of the journal prior to its publication.

Reviewers' Duties

The Notarium Officium Journal is committed to the review process, which is conducted professionally and in compliance with good publication ethics by reviewers or bestari partners. Based on publication ethics, this journal has established the basic ethics and standards that must be followed by reviewers and review partners in order to perform the peer-review process properly. Reviewers are qualified to ensure that the articles that are to be published are academically sound. Regarding reviewer ethics:

  1. Maintaining confidentiality: Reviewers appointed by the editor to review manuscript information are required to keep manuscript information confidential. Reviewers provide critical notes and input for the acceptance or rejection of the articles under consideration, citing reasons in accordance with the publication's code of ethics. If the editorial team-identified violations are discovered during the review process, the reviewer can report them to the editorial team and recommend rejection.
  2. There is no conflict of interest; the reviewers appointed by the editor have no conflict of interest with the author or the article under review. The existence of work relationships, collaboration, company, or institutional relationships that prevent the review from being objective due to the existence of a relationship of interest is referred to as a conflict of interest.
  3. Be fair and just; the reviewer who receives the manuscript will read, examine, and check it fairly, focusing on the article's quality and substance. As a result, differences in race, gender, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, or nationality have no relevance in this journal.

Authors’ Mandatories

Opportunities are available to writers of all stripes, whether they are Indonesian, national, or foreign students, or professionals from a variety of fields. The editor will accept all the articles submitted, given they comply with the following requirements:

  1. Writing standards: Articles sent by the author are those that are written by the author and have original values without any form of data manipulation, technology, or counterfeits. The submitted article must be able to easily clarify and explain the method of writing used in a clear and precise manner.
  2. Originality, lack of plagiarising, and credible sources. The article that was submitted is original, which means that it wasn't plagiarised and hasn't been published by another journal's editorial board. A declaration attesting to the validity of the work to be published will be requested from the author by the journal. When it is found that the work's authenticity has been violated or that any published article contains inaccurate data, necessary editorial provisions will be followed and the appropriate measures will be taken against the manuscript.
  3. Good citations: All scientific articles published in this journal must have appropriate citations, sources, and a bibliography.
  4. Data access: In the case of journal publication, editors or reviewers may request access to the author's data used in the submitted work for review if necessary. When submitting articles to the journal editorial team, authors are encouraged to provide or obtain access to data.
  5. Financial support: Authors who receive financial support from institutions or other sources for the publication of their scientific articles can mention the source of this support at the end of the article.
  6. Author composition: Authors who have made the most significant writing contributions, such as (1) writing concept, (2) design, (3) writing implementation, and (4) report analysis, are included in the author composition. All parties involved in the contribution can be listed as authors or co-authors in the article, or they are entitled to be contributors if they are involved in one of these points. The corresponding author communicates with the journal editorial team and ensures that the author and co-authors are registered in the OJS system and listed in the paper. The author and his co-authors must have given their permission for the articles to be collected.
  7. Publications on several or consecutive times. In order to avoid potentially violating publication ethics, authors are forbidden to submit or publish the same article in various journals concurrently. The sent article will be returned in the circumstance that it is discovered. 

Simple errors: the editor or contact person specified in this journal must be notified right away by the author of any errors, even if they are minor, and come forth after the journal has been published. An example of an error that the author finds to be quite significant is an inaccurate error. If this is an insignificant error, the editor will promptly correct the obvious mistake, allowing them to retract the original article before making any necessary corrections.