Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

Journal policies on authorship and contributorship 

The policies of the Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) regarding authorship and contributorship require adherence to the following guidelines:

  1. Authorship of research publications must accurately reflect the significant contributions made by individuals to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study.
  2. The article must be proofread at a sworn/or trusted language institution; It is necessary to have the article proofread at a sworn or trustworthy language institution.
  3. The authors are expected to edit and submit the article before the specified due date, taking into account feedback provided by reviewers and editors.
  4. Failure to submit the edited version of the article based on the reviewer and editor's feedback within two months of receiving will result in the rejection of the article.
  5. Once approved, the final version will be published in The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP).

How the journal handles complaints and appeals

The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) regarding complaints related to the peer-review process or appeals against editorial decisions.

If you wish to appeal an editor's decision in the journal, please submit an appeal letter addressed to the Editor. In the letter, you should:

  1. Explain in detail the reasons for disagreement with the decision. Be sure to provide specific responses to any of the Editor's and/or reviewers' comments that contributed to the rejection decision.
  2. Provide any new information or data that you think the journal should consider.
  3. If you believe that a reviewer has made technical errors in assessing your manuscript, provide evidence to support your claim.
  4. If you believe that a reviewer may have a conflict of interest, provide evidence.

Journal policies on conflicts of interest / competing interests

A conflict of interest, also known as a competing interest, occurs when a person's professional judgment regarding a primary interest, such as the validity of research or patients' welfare, may be influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain or personal rivalry. In the case of authors submitting an article to The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP), a competing interest may arise if they have a financial interest that could potentially affect their interpretation of their results or those of others, even without their awareness. The journal considers it essential to be aware of any competing interests that authors may have to make an informed decision about how to handle the article. If the article is published, the readers should also be informed of any competing interests that the authors may have.

Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility

The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) Editors strongly encourage authors to include additional material data sets and codes that demonstrate the results shown in their final article. The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) journal editors may set their policies based on this broad principle, and authors may request a waiver for reasons of confidentiality or security.

The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) is also introducing a basic data-sharing policy across all its journal titles. This policy will encourage authors to share and make the data underlying their published article publicly available when it does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid subject privacy concerns.

Authors will be further encouraged to cite any data referenced in their paper. Whether this has been created by the author or someone else, cited data sets should be included in the reference list. Finally, authors will be encouraged to include a data availability statement. Data-sharing policies will be set at the journal level in consultation with editors, relevant societies, or other stakeholders.

Journal's policy on ethical oversight

The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) is dedicated to maintaining the utmost ethical standards in publishing research. The journal places great significance on ethical values like integrity, excellence in research conduct, transparency, clear communication, and respect. It adheres to the guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and requires authors to comply with its ethical principles when submitting their manuscripts.

Authorship: To be considered as an author of a manuscript, a person must have made a significant contribution to the work, including the conception, design, acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of the data, as well as drafting or critically revising the work and approving its final version. Additionally, they should be willing to take responsibility for all aspects of the work. Those who have contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria should be acknowledged. The corresponding author is responsible for handling correspondence during the publication process and has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors regarding the publication of the article. They will remain the main point of contact for any inquiries after the article has been published.

Conflict of Interest: In order to maintain the integrity and impartiality of the articles published in the journal, it is essential for authors to disclose any possible conflicts of interest that may compromise the objectivity and credibility of the article. These conflicts may arise from financial, non-financial, professional, or personal factors.

Funding: As per the requirements of the funding and grant-awarding bodies, authors are obligated to disclose the details of the funding received during the preparation of the manuscript.

Studies Involving Human or Animal Subjects: Research work that involves human or animal subjects must comply with both institutional and national ethical standards and regulations, and proper documentation such as informed consent, ethical committee approvals, and legal permissions must be provided.

Ethical Oversight: If research work involves risky chemicals or procedures, the submission should provide a clear and detailed account of the relevant information. Additionally, appropriate ethical documentation should be submitted if necessary.

Data Sharing and Availability: The journal requires authors to be transparent and open regarding any data, code, or materials related to their published content. Authors are encouraged to make their findings reproducible and reliable by depositing data in an appropriate repository and providing details on where the data can be accessed.

Advertising: The journal permits a restricted and specific form of advertising on its website, which is aimed at promoting certain research content that has been published by the publisher of the journal.

Complaints and Appeals: To ensure that the journal maintains its high ethical standards, anyone who suspects a violation of publication ethics guidelines or principles should report their concerns and provide any relevant documents or details to All complaints and appeals will be thoroughly investigated and handled according to the best practices set by COPE.

Corrections and Retractions: In case of errors found in a published article, the journal will issue a corrigendum or an erratum. If the errors are significant and make the results and conclusions unreliable, the journal will retract the article. If any serious ethical issues, such as plagiarism or duplication, are detected in a published article, the journal reserves the right to retract the article and report the matter to the relevant academic institutions or bodies.

Journal's policy on intellectual property

Intellectual Property and Copyright

  1. The authors declare that the manuscript they submit to The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) is their original work, and they have not transferred the copyright to any other parties.
  2. They certify that the manuscript is free from plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, or any form of manipulated citations and follows JISDeP's authorship policies.
  3. Additionally, authors confirm that they have obtained permission from the copyright holders for any copyrighted materials such as tables, figures, data, or text to be reproduced.
  4. The author(s) retain the copyright to their work, including all manuscripts, revisions, drafts, and galleys, except as stated in the agreed license.
  5. The author(s) have the full right to modify, reshare, repost, or archive any version of their copyrighted work.
  6. All review comments and reports belong to the reviewer or Editor and remain their intellectual property, except as stated in the agreed license.
  7. Authors, reviewers, and editors are required to keep all communications, comments, or reports confidential.
  8. Reviewers and editors must keep all manuscripts, revisions, and drafts confidential, except the final published galley(s).


  1. Authors agree that once their manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be immediately and irrevocably released under a Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.
  2. The license type will be specified on the front page of each online article galley, as well as within each issue of the print edition.


If you suspect any violations of this policy, you should report them to the editor-in-chief by following the Complaints and Appeals process.

Journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections

  1. The JISDeP acknowledges the importance of Post Publication Discussions on research articles and welcomes such discussions in its journals.
  2. These discussions can be published online after being reviewed and typically come with a response from the original authors.
  3. The guidelines for submission criteria and peer review processes for these discussions are available on the journal's website under "Instructions for Authors."

Handling Post-Publication Matters

To ensure the integrity of scientific research, The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) conducts investigations into any concerns raised by authors or readers. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to any complaints or comments. We may also request that reviewers review the original data and consult with experts to help us resolve and conclude the investigation. The course of action we take will depend on the severity of the issue, including any Post-publication discussions or corrections that may be necessary.

A Corrigendum may be published.

The journal may publish an Editor's Note or an Editorial Expression of Concern, and a follow-up notification could be released once the investigation is finished.

Retraction of the article.

To ensure transparency, The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) investigates any serious issues raised by authors or readers and may inform the author's institution of any fraud or academic misconduct.

JISDeP's aim is not to target any individual, and readers may be referred to publicly available reports of institutional investigations. During the investigation period, Editor's Notes and/or Editorial Expressions of Concern (EEoC) are published to inform readers of any criticisms of the published article, as recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Once a decision is made after a thorough investigation, these notes are replaced with a revision, such as a corrigendum or retraction.

Editor's Notes are online updates that are not indexed, while EEoCs are declarations by the Editor that are linked to the published paper, assigned a DOI, and listed in scholarly databases like PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus.