Global Strategis is a double-blind reviewed electronic journal that can be widely accessed. Hence, it is committed to upholding the standards of ethical behavior commonly practiced in reputable international journals for all parties involved in the process of publishing articles in the journal. The following ethical rules were composed in regard to the standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Ethics for Editorial Team (in accordance with the COPE's Ethical Editing for New Editors)
Editors should be held accountable for everything published in Global Strategis, and this includes the willingness to publish corrections and clarifications required.
Upon carrying out their duties, editors should adhere to the principle of non-discrimination and act based on fair and unbiased judgment. Their duties should be carried out without discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs.
Editors should provide clear guidelines for authors and reviewers.
Editors should handle submissions in a fair, unbiased, and timely manner and treat all manuscripts as confidential. Manuscript distribution to others is prohibited and distributions should only be done for peer-review purposes.
Editors should generate systems to ensure that peer reviewer identities are protected.
Editors should make decisions based on quality regarding which articles to get published, and this should be taken after considering evaluation from reviewers as well as without interference from the publisher, department, faculty, and university that Global Strategis associates with and belongs to.
Editors should generate systems to manage their conflicts of interest as well as conflicts of interest with authors and reviewers.
Ethics for Authors (in accordance with COPE's Ethical Guide of Authorship)
Authors should comply with all editorial policies, including issues related to the focus and scope of the journal, guidelines for authors, plagiarism, and the publication fee which had been recorded on the journal's website.
The author should declare that all work cited in their submitted article is original and that they have appropriately cited the content from other sources to avoid plagiarism.
Authors should ensure that their contribution does not contain any defamatory matter or infringe upon any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.
The listing of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and wrote the article, and all the co-authors should jointly determine the order of authorship.
Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Should there be any section of the manuscript overlapping with published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged beforehand and cited.
Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from third-party sources.
Authors should openly note all funding resources for their research papers as well as other sources of support for the manuscript, typically in an acknowledgment.
Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article.
Authors should inform the editorial team if there is a significant error in their published article, and work with the editorial team to publish corrections when necessary.
Ethics for Peer Reviewers (in accordance with the COPE's Ethical Guide for Peer Reviewers)
Reviewers should provide assistance in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration, and objectivity promptly.
Reviewers should inform the editorial team of any published or submitted content that is similar to any material under review, or other manners of suspected plagiarism.
Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.
Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material attained during the review process.
The editorial team does not explicitly publish reviewers' identities.
Reviewers should be unbiased toward the manuscripts.
Reviewers have their rights to refrain from the editorial team to cite their comments explicitly.
Retraction, Withdrawal, and Correction Policy (in accordance with COPE's Retraction Guidelines)
The articles published in Global Strategis will be considered to be a subject of retraction during or after the publication process if:
The Board of Editors finds clear evidence that the findings of the article are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. experimental error) or as a result of falsification (e.g. data manipulation);
The findings of the article have previously been published elsewhere without giving appropriate credit to the original sources, informing the editor about the prior publication, obtaining permission to publish again, or providing a valid reason for doing so (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
The article constitutes plagiarism and/or copyright infringement;
The article reports unethical research.
Authors are highly discouraged to withdraw submitted manuscripts because the withdrawal leads to a waste of valuable resources that editors and reviewers have spent to process the submitted manuscript and a waste of work invested by the publisher.
Nonetheless, if the authors still request withdrawal of their manuscript for valid reasons when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author should send a notice to the Board of Editors, and the Board of Editors will consider and confirm the withdrawal decision. If the authors request a withdrawal when their manuscript has entered the publication process, the withdrawal will be processed as a retraction.
Correction on the manuscripts may be done if:
- A small part of the publication reports flawed data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error;
- The authors' list is incorrect (e.g., a contributor has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).
The Editor in Chief holds the central decision on whether a correction is required, in some cases with advice from reviewers or the members of the editorial board. The section editors will contact the authors of the article concerned with a request for clarification if a correction is considered to be necessary to make.
Baiq L.S.W Wardhani
Editor in Chief of Global Strategis