Publication Ethics

KINERJA requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This is to ensure high quality standard of ethics for authors, editors, and reviewers:


  1. Authors must ensure that the material has not been previously published and that they have not transferred any rights to the article to another party.
  2. Authors should ensure the originality of their work and must properly cite others' work following the approved references format.
  3. Authors should not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
  4. An author should not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals concurrently constitutes unacceptable publishing behavior.
  5. Authors should make all data and details of their work available to the editors if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  6. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


  1. Editors are responsible for every article published in KINERJA.
  2. Editors should assist authors in ensuring their articles follow KINERJA guidelines where possible.
  3. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers when making final publication decisions.
  4. An editor must evaluate manuscripts objectively for publication, judging each on its merit without bias towards nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors.
  5. Editors should decline articles if there is a potential conflict of interest.
  6. Editors must ensure that documents sent to reviewers do not contain the authors' private information and vice versa.
  7. The editor's final decision should be relayed to authors promptly and accompanied by the reviewer's comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
  8. If authors have a well-reasoned objection to a specific individual reviewing their work, editors should respect this request.
  9. Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  10. The COPE guidelines will guide editors if suspected misconduct or disputed authorship exists.


  1. Reviewers are required to comment on possible research, ethical, and publication misconduct if they are suspected.
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  3. Reviewers must complete the work on time and notify the editor immediately if they cannot complete the job.
  4. Reviewers are to respect the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  5. Reviewers should not accept manuscripts for assessment if they believe there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any authors.
  6. A reviewer should call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper they know personally.
  7. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts with conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.