Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Majalah Biomorfologi publishes articles in the form of original research report, excel-literature review, communication and special case report. The scope of this journal includes Medicine and Health sciences, focusing in basic and applied Anatomy and Histology (i.e.,  neuroscience, medical and health education, anthropology, clinical genetics, embryology, medical education, clinical anatomy, histotechnics, and photomicroscopy) although other correlated topics are also welcomed.

 

Section Policies

RESEARCH

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LITERATURE REVIEW

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CASE REPORT

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Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscript will be subjected to double-blind peer review evaluation to assess the originality of the topic and its contribution, the soundness of theory and methodology it uses, analysis coherences, and communicability to the readers. 

The double-blind peer review process means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

 

Publication Frequency

Majalah Biomorfologi is published twice a year.

 

Open Access Policy

Majalah Biomorfologi provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, or to use them for any other lawful purpose.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Plagiarism Statement

All submitted articles are subjected to anti-plagiarism screening using Turnitin and the passing grade is less than 25%.

 

Publication Ethics

Majalah Biomorfologi is a double-blind peer-reviewed electronic journal. This letter explains the ethical rules of conduct established by all parties involved in the publication of articles into this journal, including the authors, the editor in chief, the editorial board, peer-reviewer as well as publisher. This statement is adopted under COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Duties of Authors

1. Reporting Manuscript’s Standards :

Authors must present an accurate account of the original article (research, review, or case report) performed as well as an objective discussion. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. Review articles should be accurate, objective and comprehensive, while editorial 'opinion' or perspective pieces should be clearly identified as such. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Manuscripts should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

 

2. Originality and Plagiarism:

Authors must ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced.

 

3. Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable.

4. Duplicate and Redundant Publications

Authors must avoid duplicate publication. Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced.

 

5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

 

6. Authorship of the Paper: 

The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. Authors ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study.

 

 

 

7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

Authors have to clearly disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be supposed to influence the results or interpretation of manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

 

 

8. Fundamental Errors in Published Works

In case the author discovers an error or inaccuracy in their submitted manuscript, the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to or correct the paper.

 

  1. 9.  Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

The author should clearly identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use. If the work involves the use of animals or human participants, the authors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them; the manuscript should contain a statement to this effect. Authors should also include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human participants. The privacy rights of human participants must always be observed.

 

Duties of Editor

1. Publication Decisions

Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.

 

2. Review of Manuscripts

Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. Editors should critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

 

3. Fair Play

An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is the upholding of the principle of editorial independence and integrity. The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.

 

4. Confidentiality

The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

 

5. Disclosure and conflicts of interest

The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained by editors as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage. 

 

 

 

Duties of Reviewers

1. Confidentiality

Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

 

2. Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving the manuscripts. Peer review is a heart of scientific endeavor.

 

3. Standards of objectivity

Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript.

 

4. Promptness

The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame. Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

 

5. Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivation or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

 

6. Disclosure and conflicts 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.

 

Article Processing Charge

All submitted articles will be selected for suitability of publication in Majalah Biomorfologi prior to the completed article processing charge transfer proof (Rp.400.000,- paid via bank transferred to: Kusuma Eko Purwantari, Bank Mandiri, Account No. 142-001-4563-042).