Publication Ethics

Jurnal Penelitian dan Pendidikan IPS (JPPI) is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewer, and the publisher. This statement is based on copes.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal Penelitian dan Pendidikan IPS (JPPI) journal is essential for developing a coherent and respected knowledge network. It directly reflects the quality of the authors' work and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles help and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is essential to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.

The Postgraduate Programme at Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang, as the publisher of Jurnal Penelitian dan Pendidikan IPS (JPPI), takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or additional commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Jurnal Penelitian dan Pendidikan IPS (JPPI) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors can consult with other editors or reviewers to make this decision.

Fair play.

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for intellectual content without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a manuscript submitted to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the author's express written consent.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgments of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call the editor's attention to any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Exclusive information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts with conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any authors, companies, or institutions connected to the articles.

Author's duties

Reporting Standards

The authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work carried out and an objective discussion of its significance. The underpinning data should be represented accurately in the document. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and that if they have used the work and words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publications

An author should publish only manuscripts describing the same research in one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously constitutes unacceptable publishing behavior.

Acknowledgments of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite publications that have influenced the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the article and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or substantive conflicts of interest that could be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Editor in Chief