In carrying out the article editorial process, Visio Dei: Jurnal Teologi Kristen adheres to the principles of publication ethics that are generally accepted in the world of scientific publication.
The publication ethics of scientific writing is a statement of all parties involved in the journals' process: the editors, peer reviewers, and author. Publications ethic was essentially upholding ethics in three values, namely 1) Neutral, free from conflicts of interest in the journal management. 2) Justice gives rights to those entitled to authorship as an author. 3) Honesty, free from plagiarism.
Publication Ethics for Editors
- Editors should decide which articles are worthy of publication, considering the applicable provisions concerning publishing, including defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
- Editors should be ensuring that the process of reviewing, accepting, and publishing articles are base on the right of equality of treatment by not distinguishing race, sex, ethnicity, nationality, or ideology of the author.
- Editors should be ensuring that the review of each article is carried out with a double-blinded review system.
- Editors should have systems for managing conflicts of interest between authors, reviewers, and editorial board members.
- Editors should provide new editorial board members with guidelines on everything expected of them and keep existing members updated on new policies and developments.
- Editors will not use articles that not publish for personal benefit but return them directly to the author.
Publication Ethics for Reviewers
- Reviewers should review the manuscript objectively, express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Reviewers should assist authors in improving their article's quality with care, consideration, and objectivity, promptly.
- Reviewers should inform the journal editor if articles they review suspected plagiarism.
- Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.
- Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material supplied during the review process.
- Reviewers who feel unqualified to review a paper because not meet their field of expertise or know that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.
- Reviewers should not use the material of articles they review for personal benefit.
- Reviewers should follow the journal’s guidelines.
Publication Ethics for Authors
- Authors must state that the articles they submit are their original works and have not been or are not being considered for publication in other media.
- Authors must appropriately cite content from other sources to avoid plagiarism.
- Authors must ensure their contributions do not contain libelous issues or violate the copyright or other intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.
- The authors' list must accurately reflect who conducted the research and wrote the article, and the order of the authors must be determined jointly by all co-authors.
- All authors should know that their work is submitted to the journal for publication on their behalf.
- If a section in an article overlaps a particular part of another author's article published in other media, the author must acknowledge it and cite it.
- If any, the source of funding must be stated in the manuscript in the form of an acknowledgment.
- Authors should notify editors or publishers of significant errors in published sections and work with editors to publish errata, addendums, or retraction if necessary.