Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Atthiflah: Journal of Early Childhood Islamic Education is a journal published twice a year in both of print and online by Islamic Institute of Daruttaqwa Gresik. This statement explains about the ethical behavior of all involved parties in publication of Atthiflah: Journal of Early Childhood Islamic Education, including the authors, editors, Bestari partners and publishers. This statement is based on COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website.
The author has only to submit a manuscript that is free from plagiarism and academically malpractices. The editor, however, double checks each article before its publication. The first step is to check plagiarism against offline databases developed by Islamic Institute of Daruttaqwa Gresik, East Java, Indonesia. Secondly, against as much as possible online databases.
The Ethical Guidelines of Publishing
Publishing articles in Atthiflah: Journal of Early Childhood Islamic Education is an essential building in the development of knowledge which is coherent and respectable. This can be a reflection of the quality of work from authors or institutions that support them. The reviewed article supports and contains the scientific method. So, it is important to agree the standards of ethical behavior that is expected for all of the parties who involved in publishing, such as authors, editor journals, Bestari partners, publishers, and public.
Islamic Institute of Daruttaqwa Gresik as the publisher of Atthiflah: Journal of Early Childhood Islamic Education is responsible to escort the whole process in publishing and recognizes the ethical responsibilities and other related responsibilities. The institutions is not only committed to ensure that the advertisement will be continuously printed and other commercial income has no impact or influence on editorial decisions, but also committed to assist the communication among journal managers and/or other publishers if it seems to be useful and necessarily to do.
Decisions of Publishing
The editorial of Atthiflah: Journal of Early Childhood Islamic Education is responsible to decide which one of the submitted articles will be published. The validation of the text and worthiness of the article for researchers and readers should always consider before making decisions. The editor can be guided by journal editor policies and is limited by law as the commitment to fight against defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors can confer with other editors or the assessment team for making the decision.
Editors will assess the text based on their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editors and staff are not allowed to disclose any private information about the submitted text to everyone other than the author, expert editors, bestari partners and publishers.
The submitted article that is going to be reviewed should be treated as confidential documents. The document should not be demonstrated or be discussed with anyone else unless it is allowed by the editor.
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The assessment of bestari partners will help the editor in making editorial decisions and through the intense communications, the editorial team may also help the editors to improve their writing.
Every chosen assessors who are not qualified enough to assess the research that is reported in a text or knows that their quick review will not work, they has to notify the editor and quit themselves from the assessment process.
Standard of Objectivity
Assessment must be conducted objectively. The criticism that is personal to the author is not allowed. Assessors must state their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Recognition of Sources
The assessors should confirm that the published articles which is relevant is not quoted by the author. Every statement of an observation, derivation, or argument that had been previously reported should be attached by relevant quotes. An assessor must ask the editor to consider any similarity or overlap among the texts and other published writings.
Fair recognition of the other's work must always be given. The authors should cite the essential publication to determine the nature of the reported text.
Notice and Conflicts of Interest
The unpublished materials that are disclosed in the submitted text are not allowed to be used by editors in their own research or purpose without a clear and written consent from the author.
Confidential information or opinion obtained from the result of assessment by Bestari partners must be kept secretly and should not be used for private purposes. The assessor should not consider the texts in which they have a conflict of interest that comes from any relationships or connections in form of either competition or cooperation with any author, company, or institution related to the article.
The authors must give notification in their texts if there are financial conflicts or other substantial conflicts that may affect the results or interpretation of their texts. The entire financial support for the project must be clearly notified.
Standard of Reporting
The authors should present an accurate report of their work and an objective discussion about its significance. Basic data must be represented accurately in the text. An article should include enough details and references so that everyone can reiterate the work. Fraudulent statements or intentionally inaccurate statements are such an unethical behavior and are totally unacceptable.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure themselves that they wrote the text purely original, and that they have quoted correctly when referencing the other's works.
Double Publishing, Repetition or Concurrent
In general, a writer is not allowed to publish the text which essentially describes the same research in more than one journal or other main publications. Submitting the same text to more than one journal concurrently is such an unethical behavior and is totally unacceptable.
The Authorship of Posts
The authorship should be limited to those who give an important contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported studies. All of the people who give important contributions should be listed as co-author (co-authors). If there are other people who participated in certain important aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or be listed as contributors (contributors). The author must ensure that all co-authors are included in the article, and that all co-authors have checked and have approved the final version of the text and have agreed to submit it for publication.
The fundamental error in the published works
If an author finds errors or inaccuracies in their published works, it is the duty of the author to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and being cooperate with the editor to retract or to correct the paper.