Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

RISTEK: Jurnal Riset, Inovasi dan Teknologi Kabupaten Batang (p-ISSN: 2541-6561, e-ISSN: 2549-6948) is a scientific journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research results in the fields of knowledge and strategic development issues in Batang Regency, including Economics, Tourism, Information Technology, Education, Health, and the Environment, but not limited implicitly. This statement outlines the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the article publishing process in this journal, including authors, chief editors, the Editorial Board, reviewers, and the publisher. This statement is based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors by COPE (Committe on Publication Ethics).

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Publishing an article in RISTEK: Jurnal Riset, Inovasi dan Teknologi Kabupaten Batang is a crucial component of developing a coherent and recognized knowledge network. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the authors' work and the institutions supporting them. Reviewed articles support and embody scientific methods. Therefore, it is essential to agree on the expected ethical behavior standards for all parties involved in the publishing process: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the community.

Bidang Litbang Bapelitbang Kabupaten Batang as the publisher of RISTEK: Jurnal Riset, Inovasi dan Teknologi Kabupaten Batang takes the responsibility of maintaining all publication stages very seriously, and we are aware of our ethical and other responsibilities. Additionally, the Research and Development Division of the Batang Regency Research and Development Agency and the Editorial Board will assist in communicating with other journals and/or publishers, which is beneficial and necessary.

Publication Decision

The Editor of RISTEK: Jurnal Riset, Inovasi dan Teknologi Kabupaten Batang is responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published. The validation of the work and its significance to researchers and readers should always guide this decision. Editors may be guided by the journal's editorial policy and constrained by applicable legal requirements, such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may consult with other editors or peer reviewers in making this decision.

Fairness Aspect

Editors continually evaluate manuscripts for the intellectual content of the authors without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political views of the authors.


Editors and every editorial staff must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other relevant editorial board members, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's research without the written consent of the author.


Reviewer's Duties

Contribution to Editorial Decision

Peer reviewers assist editors in making editorial decisions and may help authors improve the quality of the manuscript through editorial suggestions.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified/uninterested to review the manuscript or does not have enough time for the review should promptly notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.


Every manuscript accepted for review must be treated as confidential. Manuscripts should not be disseminated or discussed with others unless allowed by the editor.

Objective Standards

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Recognition of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. Statements that observations, derivations, or arguments have been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should also inform the editor if there is substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or ideas obtained during the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should decline manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships and connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.


Author's Responsibilities

Reporting Standards

Authors of manuscripts must present accurate research reports along with the objectives and benefits of the research. The data used should be accurately presented in the submitted article. The manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to enable others to replicate the work. Dishonest or deliberately inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Access and Data Storage

Authors are required to provide raw data related to the article for editorial review and should be ready to provide public access to that data (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Database), if possible. Authors must store this data for a reasonable period after publication in any condition.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written a fully original or self-written work, and if authors have used the work and/or words of others, they must ensure that it is appropriately cited.

Multiple Publications, More Than One Journal

An author is not allowed to publish the same research manuscript in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable.

Source Acknowledgment

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite influential publications in their scholarly writing.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research. All individuals who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Appropriate authors should ensure that all co-authors are included on the paper, and no inappropriate co-authors are included, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any conflicts related to financial sources or third-party interests that may affect the objectivity of the submitted manuscript. All financial support sources for the project/research in the submitted article must be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Work

When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work, it is the duty of the authors to promptly inform the journal editorial team or publisher and cooperate with the editors to retract or correct the article.


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