Publication Ethics

The statement below explains the ethical codes of all parties involved in publishing articles in the ARIKA Journal, including Authors, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board, Reviewers, and Publishers. This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Instructions for Journal Publication

The publication of articles in the ARIKA Journal is an important part of the development of science based on coherence and mutual respect. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method, so it is important to agree on standard ethical codes for all parties involved in publishing articles in ARIKA journals, including Authors, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board, Reviewers, Publishers, and the public.

Industrial Engineering Study Program, Pattimura University as the publisher of the ARIKA Journal carries out a serious obligation to maintain every step of the publishing activity and understand the ethical codes and other responsibilities. The Industrial Engineering Study Program is committed to ensuring that advertising, printing, and other income-generating activities have no impact on editorial decisions. Furthermore, The Industrial Engineering Study Program and the Editorial Board will help communicate with journals and/or other publishers when needed.

Publication Decision

Editor-in-Chief of ARIKA Journal is responsible for deciding and selecting articles to be published from articles submitted to the journal. In making decisions, the Editor-in-Chief can be assisted by the Editorial Board and is limited by legal provisions regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors in making this decision.

Fair Play

Editor-in-Chief evaluates articles regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, and/or political affiliation.


The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board are not allowed to disclose any information about the article to parties other than the Author, Reviewers, and Publishers as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Material or substance in articles that are not published in a submitted article may not be used in Editorial Board research without written consent from the Author.


Reviewer's Duty

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Reviewers assist the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions, as well as assisting writers in improving the quality of articles submitted.


Reviewers who are selected, but feel ineligible or feel that they do not wish to review an article must notify the Editor-in-Chief and resign from the article review process.


Any articles that have been accepted for review must be treated as confidential documents. Articles may not be displayed or discussed with others unless authorized by Editor-in-Chief.

Standard of Objectivity

The review process must be carried out objectively. Reviewers must express their views clearly, objectively, and by using supporting arguments.

Source recognition

Reviewers must identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the Author. A statement that previously reported observations, derivations, or arguments must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers inform the Editor-in-Chief if there is a substantial similarity or overlap between the article being reviewed and other articles that have been published, based on their personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through a peer-review process must be kept confidential and may not be used for personal purposes. Reviewers are not allowed to review manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the article.


Author's Duty

Reporting Standards

The authors must present an accurate report of the research conducted and carry out an objective discussion. The underlying data must be displayed accurately in the article. An article must contain sufficient detail and references so that others can replicate the research activities carried out. Fraud is unethical and unacceptable behavior.


Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. If there are other people who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be recognized or registered as contributors. Suitable authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the article and that all co-authors have viewed and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are required to provide raw data relating to articles for review and must be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), and if possible, in any case, be prepared to store such data in a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that the work is written is original, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, that this has been properly cited.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

Authors should not generally publish articles describing the same research in one or more journals. Submitting the same article to more than one journal at the same time is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Source recognition

Proper recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature or outcome of the work reported.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose in their articles any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be interpreted as affecting the results or interpretation of their articles. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, animals, procedures, or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the text.

Fundamental errors in published work

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the article.