Publication Ethics


Didaskalia journal is a peer-reviewed journal that discusses Christian religious education. The journal follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) regarding all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication errors. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including the authors, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board, peer-reviewers and publishers. The Didaskalia journal is dedicated to following best practice on ethical issues, wrongdoing and revocation. Prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board.Any kind of unethical behavior is unacceptable, and the journal does not tolerate plagiarism of any kind.

Jurnal Didaskalia (Journal of Christian Education)   adapts COPE to meet high-quality ethical standards for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an important issue, publication ethics needs to be clearly defined to improve the quality of research worldwide. In this section, we describe the standards for editors, writers, and reviewers. The publisher has no right to interfere with the integrity of the content and only supports timely publishing.

For Editors

  1. Based on the editorial review board's review report, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. The editor must be responsible for every article published in the Didaskalia Journal. 
  3. Editors can communicate with other editors or reviewers in making final decisions.
  4. An editor must objectively evaluate manuscripts for publication, judging each based on its quality regardless of the author's nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation. He should refuse his assignment when there is a potential conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure that documents sent to reviewers do not contain author information, and vice versa.
  6. The editor's decision must be informed to the author accompanied by a reviewer's comment unless it contains comments that are offensive or defamatory.
  7. Editors must honor requests from authors that one should not review the submission, if this is reasonable and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staff must ensure the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts.
  9. Editors will be guided by the COPE flow chart if there are allegations of infringement or authorship disputes.

 For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication violations.
  2. Reviewers will do the work on time and must notify the editor if they are unable to complete the work.
  3. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers may not accept to review manuscripts where there is a potential conflict of interest between them and one of the authors.

For Author

  1. The authors confirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not transferred any rights to the article elsewhere.
  2. Authors must ensure the originality of the work and that they have properly cited the work of others according to the reference format.
  3. The author must not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
  4. Authors should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria taken from JOURNAL DIDASKALIA  described in the instructions for authors of  Journal Didaskalia. 
  5. Authors may not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Authors are also expected not to publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  6. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. The author also ensures that all authors have seen and approved the submitted version of the manuscript and the inclusion of their names as co-authors.
  7. The author does not suggest any personal information that could make a patient's identity identifiable in the form of any description section, photograph or genealogy.
  8. The author(s) must provide the editor with data and details of the work, if there is any suspicion of data falsification or fabrication.
  9. If at any time, the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the submitted manuscript, the errors or inaccuracies must be reported to the editor.
  10. Journal authors must clarify anything that could cause a conflict of interest such as employment, research fees, consultant fees, and intellectual property on form disclosure documents.



The Editors of the Didaskalia Journal make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information (“Content”) contained in its publications. However, Didaskalia Journal Editors  and Unnes Journals make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of any Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties either express or implied to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are those of the author and not necessarily the views of the Editor.