Publication Ethics

Jurnal Geosains dan Remote Sensing (JGRS) is a peer-reviewed publication published by the Department of Geophysical Engineering at the University of Lampung. Based on the COPE Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editors, this statement emphasizes the ethical behavior of all parties engaged in prior research in this journal, including authors, editors-in-chief, editorial boards, peer-reviewers, and publishers.

Section 1: Ethical Guidelines, Publication Decisions, and Editorials
The publication of peer-reviewed articles in the Jurnal Geosains dan Remote Sensing (JGRS) is required. Its goal is to create a cohesive, civilized, and respected knowledge network. This process directly reflects the quality of the authors' and institutions' work. To support and realize the scientific method, articles must be reviewed. As a result, it is critical to agree on ethical standards for all parties, including writers, editors, reviewers, editors, and all parties involved in publishing. The publisher takes the ethical responsibility of acting as a guardian very seriously. The publisher is dedicated to ensuring that any commercial income has no bearing on editorial decisions. The journal editor is in charge of deciding which articles are submitted to journals for publication. Researchers' and readers' interests in the validity of the work in question must influence decision-making. Journal editorial board policies can guide editors, but only to the extent applicable legal provisions permit. These provisions deal with plagiarism, infringement of intellectual property rights, and defamation. When making decisions on this matter, the editors must negotiate with the parties. The editor must evaluate the text regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, nationality, or other factors that are inconsistent with humanitarian principles. The entire editorial board and staff are prohibited from disclosing any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the author, appropriate reviewer, reviewer, editorial advisor, and publisher. Without the author's written permission, editors may not use unpublished material expressed in texts sent by the author.

Section 2: Reviewer's Duties
Reviewers and peer-review processes aid editors in making editorial decisions. They can undoubtedly assist authors in improving their papers through editorial communication with the author. Every review paper must be treated as a confidential document. Unless the editor authorises it, manuscripts should not be shown or discussed with third parties. All reviewer actions must be carried out objectively by expressing their opinions in a clear and supportive argument. Each reviewer who is chosen but feels ineligible to review the assigned text or knows that a quick review is impossible must notify the editor and withdraw from the review process. Each statement related to the reported observations, derivations, or arguments must be identified by the reviewer and accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers must draw the editor's attention to significant similarities and overlaps between the text under consideration and other published papers. Any information or novel ideas from peer reviews must be confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must not consider texts with a conflict of interest related to competition, relationships, connections, or collaboration with any author or institution associated with the paper being reviewed.

Section 3: Author's Duties
The author must present an accurate report of the work or research and discuss its significance objectively. The data that underpins the author's text must be accurate, with sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or inaccurate statements made on purpose are unethical and unacceptable. If raw data is requested in connection with a paper for editorial review, authors must provide it. The author must be willing to provide public access to the data (if applicable) and to store the data within a reasonable time after publication (under any circumstances). If they are using the work or words of others, the writers must ensure that all quotations are correctly written. Authors must ensure that their manuscripts are entirely original works. Authors should not submit manuscripts to multiple journals describing the same research. The act of submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals at the same time is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior. The work of others must always be adequately acknowledged. Authorship is restricted to those who have contributed significantly to the research reported. Others who make significant contributions must be registered as writers.

On the other hand, others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project must be recognized or registered as contributors. The author is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors are appropriate and that no co-authors are inappropriately included in the text. The author must ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper before submitting it for publication. The author must specify whether his research involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment with unusual risks associated with their use. All authors must disclose in the manuscript any other financial or substantive conflict of interest that could be interpreted as influencing the results or interpretation of their manuscripts, including all sources of financial support. When the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his work, he must notify the journal editor or publisher and collaborate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.