Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Hippocampus: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. Authors who submit papers to Hippocampus attest that their work is original and unpublished, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, authors confirm that their paper is their own; that it has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works. They have disclosed actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. 

The statement of the scientific code of ethics is a statement of the code of ethics of all parties involved in the process of scientific publication of journals, namely managers, editors, reviewers, and authors. The statement of the code of ethics of scientific publications is based on the Head Regulation of LIPI Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publication, which in essence the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publication upholds three ethical values in publication, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflict of management publication; (ii) Justice, which gives authorship rights to the recipient as a writer; and (iii) Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, forgery, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publications.

Publication and authorship

All persons listed as authors should qualify for authorship. Such authorship should be limited to persons who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, data analysis, or interpretation of the manuscript. All other persons who have participated in certain important aspects of the research but do not qualify as authors, then they should be acknowledged. Authorship is the responsibility of the corresponding author; they should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the manuscript. On behalf of all co-authors, the corresponding author should submit an Authors’ Statement, stating that all of them have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to submit it for publication. Request to add or remove author(s) or to arrange the author names of the accepted manuscript before it is published, must be sent to Chief Editor.

Responsibilities of authors

Authors are obliged to follow in peer review process set by Hippocampus: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat. Authors are responsible to provide original and accurate data (no plagiarism, no fraudulent data) concerning the manuscript submitted, and to provide the data when they are requested. The submitted manuscript should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where parts of the data have been published elsewhere, the sources have to be acknowledged or cited accordingly. When reproducing data from other sources, proper citation and permission are required. Authors should ensure that studies involving animals are performed according to animal ethics and welfare. Any potential conflict of interest has to be declared including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other people or organizations related to their work that could affect their work. All sources of financial support for the research project and study sponsor(s) (if any) along with their role in the research or study, should be disclosed in the Acknowledgement. Authors are requested to be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

Responsibilities of reviewers

Reviewers are requested to assist in improving the quality of the manuscript through an objective review process within a scheduled period and to contribute to the decision-making process on the manuscript. If reviewers find any published or submitted content similar to that under review, the editor has to be informed. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest concerning the research, the authors, and/or the research funders. Any confidentiality of the information supplied by the editor or author should be protected.

Responsibilities of editors

Editors have the complete responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article. They should have no conflict of interest with regard to articles they accept or reject. Editors should be objective and fair when conducting their duties without making any discrimination on gender, ethnicity, religion, political view, or geographical origin of the authors. Editors should also accept manuscripts on the basis of academic merit and without commercial influence. The anonymity of reviewers should be kept by editors.

Publishing ethics issues

Authors, reviewers, and editors should maintain integrity during the whole process of publication. Business needs should be precluded from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

Animal ethics issues

Authors should ensure that studies involving animals are performed according to animal ethics and welfare. All experimental animals should be cared for and used in compliance with international, national, or local regulations.

Authors could refer to International Standards for Editors and Authors ( by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) for policies that are not stated in these instructions.