Publication Ethics

BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning is a peer-reviewed journal. This journal follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in dealing with all aspects of publication ethics, in particular how to handle research cases and publication errors. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including authors, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board, peer-reviewers, and publishers (Biology Education Study Program, Postgraduate-Pattimura University, and the Indonesian Biology Education Consortium). BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning is dedicated to following best practices on ethical issues, errors, and repeal. Publication malpractice prevention is one of the most important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is unacceptable, and the journal does not tolerate plagiarism of any kind. The author who submitted the article to BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning confirms that the contents of the manuscript are original. Besides, the authors warrant that their articles have not been published elsewhere in any language in full or in part, nor are they currently under review for publication anywhere.

The following tasks described for editors, authors, and reviewers are adapted from the COPE Code of Conduct.


For Journal Editors

  1. Based on the editorial review board review report, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. Editors must be responsible for every article published in BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning
  3. Editors can communicate with editors or other reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor must evaluate manuscripts objectively for publication, assessing the quality of each regardless of the author's nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation. He must refuse assignments if there is a potential conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure that the documents sent to reviewers do not contain the author's information, and vice versa.
  6. The editor's decision must be communicated to the author accompanied by reviewers' comments unless they contain comments that are offensive or defamatory.
  7. Editors should honor requests from authors that someone does not review submissions if this is reasonable and practical.
  8. Editors and all staff must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscripts.
  9. Editors will be guided by the COPE flowchart if there are allegations of author error or disagreement.


For reviewers

  1. Reviewers are required to comment on the manuscript and possible research and publication errors using an ethical statement.
  2. Reviewers will do work on time and must notify editors if they are unable to complete work.
  3. Reviewers need to maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not accept to review manuscripts where there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any author.


For Authors

  1. The author confirms that the material has not been published before and that they have not transferred any rights to the article elsewhere.
  2. Authors must ensure the authenticity of the work and cite other people's works according to the reference format.
  3. The author must not do plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
  4. Authors must ensure that they follow the authorship criteria taken from the BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning template as well as the criteria outlined in the instructions for authors BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning
  5. Authors may not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. It is also hoped that the author does not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal. Writing should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. The author also ensures that all authors have viewed and approved the submitted version of the manuscript and the inclusion of their names as co-authors.
  6. The author has not suggested any personal information that would make the author's identity identifiable in the form of a description section, photo, or any pedigree.
  7. The author must provide data and details of the work to the editor if there are allegations of data falsification or falsification.
  8. If at any time, the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the submitted manuscripts, then the errors or inaccuracies should be reported to the editor.
  9. Journal writers should avoid anything that can create a conflict of interest, such as work, research costs, consulting fees, and intellectual property in the article manuscript.



Editorial of BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning strives to ensure the accuracy of all the contents of the manuscripts contained in its publications. However, the Editor of BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaims all such representations and warranties either express or implied to the maximum extent possible. permitted by law. All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor of BIOEDUPAT: Pattimura Journal of Biology and Learning.