NIDA Journal of Language and
Communication is concerned about the importance of
publication ethics which should be followed by the authors, the editor, and the
reviewers to maintain the integrity of the peer review and publication process.
Following the ethical practices, adapted from the Code of Conduct and Best
Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct)
helps ensure that any malpractices such as authorship disputes, allegations of
plagiarism and dual submission, accusations of data mishandling or fabrication,
and author and reviewer conflicts of interest are prevented.
- The authors are required to sign
and submit the Plagiarism Declaration form confirming that their work is
original, that it represents their own scholarly product, and that the
manuscript has not been submitted to any other publication for consideration.
- When reusing text, whether from the
authors’ own publication or that of the others, appropriate citations and
references must be provided.The authors must present an
accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of
- The authors must be prepared to
provide public access to the research data supporting their paper for editorial
review and/or to comply with the open data requirements of the journal.
- The authors must ensure that they
have written original works which are appropriately cited and quoted.
- The authors must not submit the
same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently as it constitutes
unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
- The authors must recognize others
who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the paper.
- The authors must carefully
edit for language quality which is academically appropriate to the standard of
English before submitting to the journal.
- All co-authors must agree with the
paper submitted for publication, as well as any addition, removal or
arrangement to the paper.
- The editor must ensure the prompt
acknowledgement of receipt of submitted manuscripts.
- The editor must play a vital role
in safe-guarding the integrity of the peer review process.
- The editor must ensure that all
submitted papers receive the same treatment during the review and publication
- The editor must match reviewers
with the scope of the content in a manuscript to receive the best reviews
- The editor must ensure the
expedient selection of reviewers to complete the peer review process.
- The editor must ensure the strict
confidentiality of the content of a submitted work.
- The editor must respond promptly
and fairly when an ethical issue or complaint arises concerning a submitted or
- The editor must ensure that the
peer review process is undertaken in a timely manner.
- The editor must reject submissions
that would result in a duplicate publication.
- The editor must make the final
decision on all manuscripts submitted to the journal.
- The editor must make a decision on
whether a manuscript is to be published based on its quality and suitability
for the journal, as well as its contributions to the related fields of language
- The editor must monitor any for
malpractices in publishing a manuscript pertaining to self-plagiarism,
plagiarism of other works, additional submissions, citation and reference
manipulation, and data mishandlings.
- The reviewers must provide the
journal with personal and professional information that is accurate and a fair
representation of their expertise, including verifiable and accurate contact
- The reviewers must agree to review
only if they have the necessary expertise to assess the manuscript.
- During the review process, the
reviewers must remain unbiased by considerations related to the nationality,
religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors.
- Reviewers must respect the
confidentiality of the peer review process and refrain from using information
obtained during the peer review process for their own or another’s advantage,
or disadvantage or discredit others.
- Reviewers must ensure that authors
receive the most constructive feedback possible for improving their
- Reviewers must complete the review
in a timely manner.
- Reviewers must continue to respect
the confidential nature of the review process and do not reveal details of the
manuscript after peer review unless they have permission from the author and