Publication Ethics

Jurnal Hutan Pulau-Pulau Kecil (JHPPK)  committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. This publication ethics is developed to avoid misconduct in research and publishing.  This publication ethics clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing a scientific article in JHPPK.  This publication ethics is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).



The author is defined as an individual who has made significant contributions to the study.  The author should: (1) has a substantial contribution to the conception or design of the work, analysis, and interpretation of data for the work, (2) involve actively in the writing process in term of intellectual content, (3) approve the final version to be published.  All contributors that meet all the criteria should be listed as authors.


Review Process

JHPPK is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.  JHPPK chooses reviewers based on their expertise (whose most closely matches the topic of the paper).  At least 2 reviewers are invited to evaluate a manuscript. In cases of controversy or disagreement regarding the merits of the work, an additional review will be solicited.  The Hutan Pulau-Pulau Kecil editor mediates all interaction between authors and reviewers, and the review owned by JHPPK.


Publication Decisions

Comments and suggestions from reviewers are taken seriously and weighed based on their expertise. However, JHPPK Editor reserves the final decision.  The editor JHPPK is responsible for the final decision on article acceptance based on the reviewer's opinions, suggestions, and comments. 


Fair Play

JHPPK evaluates manuscripts only based on intellectual content.  No race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophies of the authors are considered in the evaluation process.



JHPPK assures the confidentially of the manuscripts, actors, and other related information on the publishing process.  Only the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher are allows for the information.


Duties of Author

The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. Authors also should assure that the research is original, the analysis only underlying data, and able to retain data for at least 5 years after publication. All authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors contribution and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.  All of the submitted works will be checked by anti-plagiarism software. Plagiarism detected works will be banned for further publication procedures. Authors who have been determined to have committed plagiarism will be banned for publishing in Hutan Pulau-Pulau Kecil. Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publication is unacceptable. 


Duties of Reviewers

A reviewer should: (1) providing written and unbiased feedback to the authors, (2) indicating whether the writing is clear, concise and relevant, (3) evaluate the scientific accuracy, (4) identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors to elevate the quality of the manuscript, (5) assuring a fair play by avoiding personal comments or criticism including in this point is that reviewer should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest, and (6) maintaining the confidentiality of the review process. 


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors-in-Chief who are unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such types of problems.