The purpose of the code of conduct is to regulate publishing and ethics activities at JEMBA for writers, editors, reviewers and publishers. Publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support it. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on standards of ethical behavior expected of all parties involved in the publishing act: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, and publishers.
General duties and responsibilities of Editors
- Publication decision
Based on the review report the editor has complete responsibility and authority to accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The Editor-in-Chief of JEMBA is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
- Review of Manuscripts
The Editor of JEMBA must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the reviewer for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so.
The editor must ensure that each manuscript submitted to JEMBA is double-blind reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, ethnic, political, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
JEMBA protects the confidentiality of all individual data and information related to the publication. JEMBA also guarantees the confidentiality of articles submitted to parties not related to the publication process
- Disclosure and conflicts of interest
The editor of JEMBA will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.
General duties and responsibilities of Reviewers
- Contribution to Editorial Decisions
JEMBA uses a double-blind review process. Reviewer assists an editor in making editorial decisions and through communication of the editor with authors, a reviewer can also help authors improve the quality of work. Peer review is an essential part of formal scientific communication and has a central role in the scientific method. The task of the reviewer is critical, but also constructive assessment of the received manuscripts. He or she provides detailed and reasoned objections and suggestions related to the research and the way in which it is presented in the work. Reviewers are not responsible for communicating with authors.
JEMBA is committed to review the author's articles in accordance with the specified time period. Reviewers will be given a period of time to review the article, if they cannot review within the specified time period, then the article will be transferred to another qualified reviewer.
Each submission received for review must be treated as a confidential document. It should not be shown or discussed it with other people except with the permission of the editor.
- Standards of Objectivity
The reviewers should evaluate articles based on the content, provide recommendations for improvement, and clearly express their views and support them with arguments. The review comment should be respectful.
The reviewer should identify relevant articles which were not cited by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously published should be accompanied by a citation. Reviewers also need to alert editors to substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any published paper they are personally acquainted with.
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Reviewer must not use unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscript for their own research without the express written consent of the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained through the review process must remain confidential and should not be used for personal gain. Reviewers should not agree to review the manuscripts in which there is a conflict of interest because of competition, cooperation, or other relationships or connections with any author, company or institution associated with the work.
General duties and responsibilities of Authors
- Reporting standards
Authors reporting an original research are required to provide their work in the correct manner in accordance with the patterns of scientific and academic communication. The authors are also required to explain the methods and results of research in a clear and unambiguous way. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references consisting of clear tables, figures, and references. Fraudulent or inaccurate statements is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
- Data Access and Retention
Authors may be required to provide basic information related to the work for the purpose of editorial reviews and they should be willing to provide and keep such information for a reasonable time after its publication.
- Originality and Plagiarism
Plagiarism in all its forms is considered unethical behavior which is not acceptable. An author should ensure that articles submitted to JEMBA are original work and not allowed to submit the same articles to other journals while their articles are under review. The author is required to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish illustrations, photographs, tables and other materials that are protected by copyright law. Each submitted article will go through an initial review process to check for plagiarism.
- Multiple or simultaneous publication
The submission of the same manuscript simultaneously to more than one journal is considered unethical behavior in publishing and unacceptable. Authors should not submit previously published papers to another journal. The author must prove through a written statement that the submitted article has not been published and / or is not currently published through other journals.
Authors should cite all sources that affect the content of research and manuscript. Any information obtained, for example, in a conversation, correspondence or discussion with a third parties may not be used or transferred without the prior written permission of the source. Any information originating from other sources shall be cited correctly and in accordance with the procedure.
Authorship should be limited to those who have been involved in making a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation and interpretation of the study. All authors are required to provide a signed statement that the research is their original research work. After viewing and agreeing to the final version of the work, all authors agree on its submitting for publication.
- Communication with editors and reviewers
Authors are expected to respond professionally and timely to editorial and reviewer comments. If an author decides to withdraw the manuscript that was already submitted to the review process, they should immediately notify the editor.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Authors must disclose any financial or other significant conflicts of interest that may affect the result of their work. The manuscript should clearly state all organizations that have provided support for research and all funding sources and their possible role in conducting research and processing and publication of the results.
- Basic errors in articles
The author is committed to notifying editors or publishers if they find significant errors or inaccuracies in their publications, and working with editors to withdraw or correct the work. If the editor discovers from a third party that the published article contains significant errors, the author's obligation is to immediately withdraw or correct the work or provide evidence to the editor about the validity of the original work.