Publication Ethics

Journal Research Physical Education and Sports (RESPECS) is a peer-reviewed national journal, available online and published twice a year. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in this journal, including authors, editor-in-chiefs, Editorial Board, peer-reviewers and publishers (Department Physical Education , Universitas Majalengka, West Java, Indonesia). This statement is based on COPE's Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editor.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Publication of articles in the peer-reviewed Journal of RESPECS is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The articles reviewed support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the public.

Department Physical Education, Universitas Majalengka, as the publisher of the Journal RESPECS, carries out its duties as guardians of all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints, or other commercial revenues do not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Universitas Majalengka and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and / or publishers where this is useful and necessary. Decision of publication

The Journal Editor of RESPECS is responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal must be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance for researchers and readers must always drive the decision. Editors can be guided by the policies of the journal editorial board and are limited by legal requirements that will apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors can negotiate with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

1. Fair rules

An editor at any time evaluates texts for their intellectual content regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author.

2. Confidentiality

Any editor and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and publishers, as appropriate.

3. Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material that is disclosed in the text submitted may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

Review Task

1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review helps the editor in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author can also assist the writer in refining the paper.

2. Speed

Any selected reviewer who feels ineligible to review the research reported in a text or knows that a quick review is not possible must inform the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

3. Confidentiality

Every text received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

4. Objectivity Standards

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

5. Recognition of Sources

The reviewer must identify the relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement that observations, derivations, or arguments have been reported before must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also call the editor's attention to the substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscripts being considered and other published papers for which they have personal knowledge.

6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or special ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers may not consider texts where they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with the authors, companies or institutions connected with the paper.

Author's Duties

1. Reporting standards

The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A paper must contain enough detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

2. Originality and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that they have written the original work in its entirety, and if the author has used the work and / or words of others that this has been quoted or quoted properly.

3. Multiple, Redundant, or Simultaneous Publications

An author may not generally publish manuscripts which basically describe the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Submitting the same text to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

4. Recognition of Sources

Proper recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite influential publications in determining the nature of the work reported.

5. Paper Arrangements

Authorship must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the research reported. All who have made significant contributions must be registered as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The appropriate author must ensure that all suitable joint authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all joint authors have seen and agreed to the final version of the paper and have approved their submission for publication.

6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any other conflict of financial or substantive interest that might be interpreted to affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

7. Fundamental errors in published works

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 paper.