Publication Ethics

Theological Journal Kerugma

The Theological Journal Kerugma is a scientific publication that contains articles based on the results of research, development, studies, and thoughts in the field of Christian theology. This statement of scientific code of ethics is a statement of all parties involved in the publication process of the Kerugma Theology Journal including managers, editors, review partners, and authors. The statement of the code of ethics for scientific publications is based on the Regulation of the Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications. Three ethical values in publications that are upheld in the code of ethics for scientific publications include:
1. Neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in the management of publications;
2. Justice, namely giving authorship rights to those who are entitled as authors;
3. Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P).

The Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications guides Theological Journal Kerugma managers, editors, review partners, authors/authors, and third parties/sponsors in the scientific journal publication system to always comply with the ethical code, follow standards and accept responsibility for good scientific publication management practices.

Theological Journal Kerugma Manager

Have duties and responsibilities:

1. Determine the name of the journal, scientific scope, periodicity, and
accreditation if needed.
2. Determine the membership of the editorial board.
3. Define the relationship between publishers, editors, review partners,
and other parties.
4. Appreciate things that are confidential both for researchers who
contributors, authors, editors, and review partners.
5. Applying norms and provisions regarding property rights
intellectual property, especially copyright.
6. Reviewing journal policies and submitting them to
authors, editorial board, review partners, and readers.
7. Create a code of conduct guidelines for editors and bestari partners.
8. Publish journal regularly.
9. Ensure the availability of funding sources for sustainability
journal publishing.
10.Building a network of cooperation and marketing.

Editor of Theological Journal Kerugma

Have duties and responsibilities:

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and authors/writers.
  2. Strive to improve the quality of publications on an ongoing basis.
  3. Implement processes to ensure the quality of published papers.
  4. Prioritizing freedom of opinion objectively.
  5. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record.
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies when needed.
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the written work, while the content and all statements in the written work are the responsibility of the author.
  8. Actively solicit the opinions of authors, readers, review partners, and members of the editorial board to improve the quality of publications.
  9. Encourages the evaluation of the journal while there are findings.
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an ethical clearance form that has been approved by the Ethics Clearance Commission.
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics.
  12. Assessing the effect of publication policies on the attitudes of authors and reviewers, and improving them to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  13. Have an open mind to new opinions or the views of others that may conflict with personal opinions.
  14. Do not defend the opinions of oneself, the author, or third parties that could result in non -objective decisions.
  15. Encouraging authors to make improvements to their written work so that it is worthy of publication.

Bestari Partner of Theological Journal Kerugma

Have duties and responsibilities:

  1. Received an assignment from the editor to review the written work and submit the results of the study to the editor as material for determining the feasibility of a written work to be published.
  2. The written work is reviewed in a timely manner according to the style of the publication environment based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).
  3. Reviewing the written work that has been corrected in accordance with predetermined standards.
  4. Encouraging authors to make improvements to written works by providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations.
  5. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations.
  6. Smart partners are not allowed to review papers that involve themselves, either directly or indirectly.

Author/Writer of Theological Journal Kerugma Articles

Have duties and responsibilities:

  1. The author ensures that those who are included in the list of authors meet the criteria as authors.
  2. The authors are collectively responsible for the work and content of the articles including methods, analysis, calculations, and details.
  3. The author states the origin of the resources (including funding) either directly or indirectly.
  4. The author explains the limitations of the study.
  5. The author immediately responds to comments made by bestari partners in a professional and timely manner.
  6. The author informs the editor when he will withdraw his writing.
  7. The author respects if there is a request from the publisher not to publish the findings either in the form of interviews or through other media before being published by the publisher.
  8. The author informs the editor of (a number of) papers that are part of a phased, multi-disciplinary, multi-perspective study.