Publication Ethics

The ethics of publishing an article in a scientific journal is an important reference. This is necessary to standardize ethical behavior to all parties involved in the publication of this scientific journal, namely: writers, editors, reviewers.


1. Reporting Standards: Authors must present accurate reports and data from the research results. The research articles must contain detailed information and sufficient references. Deliberate fraud of the contents of a text is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

2. Originality and Plagiarism: Writers must ensure the originality of their written works and provide clear information / sources when using citations. Authors are not allowed to publish their research papers in more than one journal because sending the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

3. Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of other parties must always be included. Authors must cite publications that have been used to base the making of a scientific work.

4. Authorship of the Paper: Written work should be limited to researchers who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. All researchers who have made a significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. Researchers who participate in substantive aspects of a study must be recognized or registered as contributors. The lead author must ensure that the co-author is eligible for inclusion on the list of researchers and all authors must view and agree to the final version of the manuscript to be published.

5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Each author must disclose in their text any substantive financial or interest that might be interpreted to affect the outcome of a text.

6. Fundamental errors in published works: If the author finds errors or inaccuracies in the published manuscript, the author is expected to notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.



1. Publication decisions: Editors are responsible for deciding which articles have been accepted by the editorial board for publication. Editors may refer to the policies of the journal's editorial board and are limited by applicable legal provisions regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors can also confer with other editors or reviewers in making decisions.

2. Fair play: The editor may at any time evaluate the contents of the manuscript regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality or political philosophy.

3. Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial advisors and publishers.

4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Material on manuscripts submitted and not published in the journal, may not be used in the editor's research, without the written consent of the authors.


1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Reviewers assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors, can help writers improve the script. The reviewer is also expected to provide suggestions for improvements to the review results.

2. Promptness: Any reviewer who feels ineligible to review the research reported in a manuscript or performs a rapid review of the manuscript, must notify the editor and not be involved in the review process. The invited reviewer must also confirm his willingness / unwillingness to review the article.

3. Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. The manuscripts do not have to be presented or discussed with other parties unless they get permission from the editor.

4. Standards of Objectivity: Reviews must be conducted objectively. The author is not allowed to criticize personally. The reviewer must provide clear information about the results of the review along with supporting arguments.

5. Acknowledgment of Sources: The reviewer must identify relevant published papers and those that have not been cited by the author. Statements about previously reported observations, derivations or arguments must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer should also coordinate with the editor regarding the substantial similarities between the manuscripts under consideration and other articles that have been published through the knowledge of the editor and reviewer.

6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Information or ideas obtained from peer reviewers must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers are not allowed to consider a manuscript that is caused by a conflict of interest, collaborative, or other interest with the author, company or related institution.



The Editors of AKM: Aksi Kepada Masyarakat make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the Editors of AKM: Aksi Kepada Masyarakat makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaims all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not necessarily the views of the Editors of AKM: Aksi Kepada Masyarakat.



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