Publication Ethic

Journal of Multicultural Education and Social Studies (JOMESS) is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement details the ethical conduct expected of all parties involved in publishing an article in this journal, including the author, chief editor, editorial board, peer reviewers, and publisher (Asosiasi Dosen Perguruan Tinggi Islam). The COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors serve as the foundation for this assertion.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The creation of a comprehensive and reputable network of knowledge depends on the publishing of an article in a peer-reviewed JOMESS. It is a clear indication of the caliber of the authors' work and the organizations that support them. The scientific method is supported and embodied in peer-reviewed literature. Therefore, it's critical to establish expectations for ethical conduct among all parties engaged in publication, including the author, journal editor, peer reviewers, publisher, and society.

As the publisher of JOMESS, Asosiasi Dosen Perguruan Tinggi Islam takes its duty of guardianship over all publishing stages very seriously and is aware of its other obligations as well. We are dedicated to making sure that editorial judgments are neither impacted or influenced by advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue. Additionally, if helpful and required, the Editorial Board will participate in interactions with publishers and/or other journals.

Publication Decisions

Which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published is up to the editors of JOMESS. Such decisions should always be guided by the validity of the work in question and its significance to scholars and readers. Editorial board guidelines and applicable laws when dealing with defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism can serve as guidelines and limitations for their respective editors. In making this choice, the editor may consult with additional editors or reviewers.

Fair Play

The editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to 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 submitted manuscript 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Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Peer reviewers assist 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 that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse her/himself from the review process.


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

Standards of Objectivity

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

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should point out pertinent published works that the authors have not cited. Any claim that a certain observation, deduction, or argument has already been recorded should be supported by the appropriate citation. Any significant overlap or resemblance between the manuscript under consideration and any other published material of which the reviewer has firsthand knowledge should be brought to the editor's attention.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

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

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit 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 if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

It is recommended that the authors using Ithenticate to do plagiarism check as JOMESS will actively check it making sure that no more than 20% similarity within the submitted work.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Only individuals who significantly contributed to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported study should be given the privilege of authorship. Co-authors should be named for everyone who contributed significantly. Other people who have contributed to the research endeavor in meaningful ways should be recognized or identified as contributors when applicable. The corresponding author is responsible for making sure that the manuscript has all necessary co-authors, none of whom should be, and that all co-authors have seen, approved, and agreed to the paper's submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might 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, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.