Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Journal of Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah (JSASS) adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publication ethics. Every article must adhere to the requirements and format that have been stated in the JSASS Policy.
Every submission is subject to these requirements:
The above article has not been previously published elsewhere.
The transfer of copyright shall become effective only upon acceptance for publication of the paper.
The author(s) reserve all proprietary rights (such as patent rights) in this paper other than the copyright transferred to Pusat Pengajian Teras (PPT) by this document.
The Journal of Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah retain the right to electronically distribute accepted articles but the authors will retain the copyright. If the author (s) wish to republish the article, they must write to the Chief Editor and acknowledge Pusat Pengajian Teras (PPT) as the original publisher.
If this paper is in the public domain, such as education or other public service, I/we simply authorise its publication.
If this paper is subject to security clearance, I/we certify that as of the date below, it has been cleared.
Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE.
Review of Manuscript
Journal of Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah (JSASS) practices double-blind academic review; both author and reviewer are unknown to one another. Every submitted manuscript, if deemed appropriate, will go through a review process that involved a minimum of one reviewer to a maximum of three reviewers. The number of reviewers is at the discretion of the Chief Editor in consultation with the Editorial Board. The review may be lengthy, but all efforts are made to ensure that an outcome be made known to the author at the soonest possible time. Delays are often commonplace as reviewers are working academics with heavy work commitments. Patience on the part of authors is greatly appreciated.
Ethical and Legal Considerations
All articles submitted to the Journal of Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah (JSASS) are accepted on the basis that authors have obtained permission from the copyright owner for the use of material such as figures, tables or large sections of text that have been published previously. All copyrighted materials must be properly credited in the manuscript.
If the paper involves human or animal research, the authors must provide the ethics approval number from the relevant tertiary institution(s).
By submitting a manuscript for review, authors indemnify the journal and its editorial staff for any civic or criminal liability that might arise from authors not obtaining such permissions or including classified material in their submission.
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The Journal of Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah (JSASS) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher (KUIS Press) and the society.
PPT Press as publisher of Journal of Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah (JSASS) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, PPT Press and Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
The editors of the Journal of Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah (JSASS) are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
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 study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
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.
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.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Reference: Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).