Publication Ethics

Majority publishes research papers, case reports, literature reviews, editorials, meta-analyzes and letters to editors covering knowledge and updates in the fields of medicine and health. This scientific code of ethics statement is a statement of all parties involved in the publication process of the Majority journal based on the Regulation of the Head of LIPI Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications.

Majority adheres to the ethics of scientific publications that uphold three ethical values ​​in publications, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in publication management; (ii) Fairness, namely giving authorship rights to those who are entitled as authors / writers; and (iii) Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publications.

Majority does not accept plagiarism articles, articles that have been published or are being submitted to other journals by signing a statement letter. Author must ensure that all coauthor has approved, understood and signed the statement letter. The next document will be reviewed by Majority's editorial team. If it is known that the article has been published in another journal, the journal is rejected, withdrawn and in the next edition of Majority the author will be annulled. Majority checks for plagiarism with the iThenticate, duplichecker and plagiarism checkers.


Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Managers

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, scale, and accreditation applications if needed. Determine editorial board membership.
  2. Defining the relationship between publishers, editors, bestari partners, and other parties in a contract.
  3. Appreciate things that are confidential, both for contributing researchers, authors / writers, editors, and bestari partners.
  4. Applying norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, particularly copyright.
  5. Reviewing journal policies and submitting them to authors / writers, the editorial board, peer review partners, and readers.
  6. Develop guidelines and ethical behavior for editors and bestari partners.
  7. Publish a journal regularly.
  8. Ensure the availability of sources of funds for the sustainability of journal publishing.
  9. Building a collaborative network of research institutions and related agencies
  10. Prepare permits and other legal aspects.


Editor's Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and writers, striving to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis,
  2. Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers,
  3. Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively,
  4. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record,
  5. Deliver corrections, clarifications, and apologies if needed,
  6. 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 soliciting the opinions of writers, readers, bestari partners, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications,
  8. Conduct periodic internal evaluations of the quality of scientific journals
  9. Support the author's initiative on publication ethics by including a clearance form in every manuscript submission
  10. Open minded to new opinions or views of others that may conflict with personal opinions for the advancement of science,
  11. Avoiding decisions that are objective in nature by not defending the opinion of the author or third party by finding a scientifically justifiable solution,
  12. Encourage writers to make improvements to the paper until it is fit for publication.


Reviewer’s Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Examining the written work and submitting the results of the review to the editor, as a material for determining the feasibility of a written work for publication,
  2. The reviewer does not conduct a scientific review of the written work that involves himself, either directly or indirectly,
  3. Provide suggestions, input and positive recommendations on scientific paper manuscripts,
  4. Maintain the privacy of the author by not publishing the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations for a manuscript,
  5. Encourage writers to improve their writing,
  6. Reviewing papers that have been corrected in accordance with predetermined standards,
  7. Written work is reviewed in a timely manner according to the published environment based on established scientific principles (data collection methods, author legality, conclusions, etc.).