Publication Ethics

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Publication of peer-reviewed articles in Tatsqif Journal is an important part of developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. 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 on the expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.

UIN Mataram as the publisher of Tatsqif Journal takes its trusteeship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize its ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints, or other commercial revenues have no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Publication Decision

The editors of Tatsqif Journal are responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validity of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's board of editors and constrained by legal requirements as they currently apply relating to defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making these decisions. the knowledge that we can offer to the author. 


Editors and editorial staff should not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers as appropriate. Editors at all times evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy.

Disclosures and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts may not be used in the editors' own research without the written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest with any of the authors, or the institution.

Reviewer Duties

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.


Any selected person who feels unqualified to review the research reported in the manuscript or knows that a speedy review is not possible should inform the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.


Manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential documents. They should not be shown or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standard

The review should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not appropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers should also bring to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.

Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be accurately represented. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written a completely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others that have been appropriately quoted or cited.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author should not commonly publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously constitutes unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work being reported.

Article Authors

Article authors should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported research. All persons who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are other people who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be recognized or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included above the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have approved its submission for publication.

Fundamental errors in published work

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his or her published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.