Publication Ethics

Jurnal Kesehatan dan Keperawatan Bethesda (JKKB) adheres to the highest standards of publication ethics. We are committed to ensuring the integrity of our publication process and to fostering a culture of ethical behavior in the publication of scientific research. The following principles guide our ethical standards for authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher:

1. Authors' Responsibilities:

  • Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable.
  • Authorship: All authors listed in the manuscript should have made a significant contribution to the research. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors may be 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 if possible.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or other conflicts of interest that could influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.
  • Reporting Standards: Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation.

2. Editors' Responsibilities:

  • Publication Decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published based on the reviewer's comments and the paper's significance.
  • Fair Play: Manuscripts will be evaluated solely on their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Confidentiality: The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and other editorial advisers.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

3. Reviewers' Responsibilities:

  • Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
  • Promptness: If a reviewer feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, they should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors.

4. Publisher's Responsibilities:

  • Ethical Oversight: The publisher will ensure that good practice is maintained to the standards outlined above.
  • Support for Ethical Research: The publisher works closely with editors and reviewers to ensure that high ethical standards are maintained and that any issues that arise are handled promptly and transparently.

By adhering to these ethical standards, Jurnal Kesehatan dan Keperawatan Bethesda (JKKB) strives to maintain the trust of the academic community and ensure the integrity of the scholarly record.