Publication Ethics

Journal Pendidikan BITARA (BITARA Educational Journal) adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. Submission of an article implies that: 

  • The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • That its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all Authors.
  • The work is the Author’s own and there are no falsifications or fabrication of data, plagiarism including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation and misappropriation of.
  • Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE

Novelty and Plagiarism: 

Authors are expected to present the entirely original piece and should cite or mention in references if content or words of other articles are used. Every author will be held responsible for the performance and fulfillment with the policy to avoid malpractices and breach of ethical standards of publication. Authors should accept and correct the mistakes and consider the suggestions given by the panel of reviewers. Authors should bring in knowledge of editor the corrections and retraction of mistakes or error if have identified even after publication. 

Journal Pendidikan BITARA (BITARA Educational Journal) using Turnitin to screen plagiarism. For the articles that have less than 25% similarity, the article will be accepted for the reviewing process. As for the articles that have 26%-40% similarity will also be accepted but only after improvement have been made before the reviewing process. For the article that have a 41% and above similarity will be recommended for rejection. After the article have been reviewed by the appointed reviewer, the article will then undergo again a process using the Turnitin software to check for plagiarism especially articles that require major revision.  

Acknowledgement of Sources: 

During the course of study whatever sources are accessed and used must be mentioned in the article for publication. Authors must cite and mention in references if the content of some other research work influences the reported work. Information received during training tenure or confidential services or by third party discussion then it is advisable to use data of somebody else’s research only after getting a written permission from the source. 

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: 

  • If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript
  • If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them.
  • Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects.
  • The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

  • All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.
  • All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.