About the Journal
Wimaya is a blind reviewed electronic journal that can be widely accessed. Hence, it is committed to upholding the standards of ethical behavior commonly practiced in reputable international journals for all parties involved in the process of publishing articles in the journal. This journal expects all parties to understand this ethical policy before submitting or accepting to review a manuscript.
A. Ethics for Editorial Team
1. Editors should be held accountable for everything published in Wimaya,including the willingness to publish corrections and clarifications required.
2. Editors need to make sure that publications undergo peer review by an expert field reviewer.
3. The Principal Editor is in charge to decide which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal would be published. This decision will be based on the importance of the publication to readers, the validation of the publication, the reviewers' comments, and legal requirements currently in force regarding copyright infringements, libel, and plagiarism. This decision can also be made with the Editor deliberating with other reviewers and editors.
4. Editors should act based on fair and unbiased judgement. The major factors’ editors use to evaluate submitted manuscripts is on the basis of academic merit – clarity, importance, originality, validity, and study’s – as well as its relevance to the scope of the journal without any consideration to the ethnicity, political philosophy, sexual orientation, authors’ race, gender, citizenship, institutional affiliation, or religious beliefs.
5. Manuscript distributions to others is prohibited and distributions should only be done for peer-review purposes.
6. Editors should treat all manuscripts as confidential and generate systems to ensure that peer reviewer identities are protected.
7. Editors should generate systems to manage their conflicts of interest as well as conflict of interest with authors and reviewers.
8. The editors and the publishers should take approachable measures to tackle ethical complaints related to a submitted manuscript or even a published article. Every unethical publishing behavior would be examined even when discovered after a publication.
B. Ethics for Authors
1. Authors should comply with all editorial policies, including issues related to the focus and scope of the journal, guidelines for authors, and plagiarism which had been recorded in the journal's website.
2. The author should declare that all work cited in their submitted article is original and that they have appropriately cited the content from other sources to avoid plagiarism. The author should aware that any form of plagiarism, from paraphrasing and copying another author's paper – without attribution to passing off another person's work as their own, it is regarded as unethical publishing behavior, and this is unacceptable.
3. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from third-party sources. For every work of others used by authors, there is a need for proper acknowledgment and also the citing of publications that have prompted the determining of the nature of the reported work.
4. The listing of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and wrote the article, and all the co-authors should jointly determine the order of authorship.
5. Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Should there any section of the manuscript overlapping with published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged beforehand and cited. Therefore, publication in more than one journal or primary publication is unacceptable.
6. Authors should inform the editorial team if there is a significant error in their published article, and work with the editorial team to publish corrections when necessary.
7. The author should declare any potential conflict of interest. Therefore, Every personal and financial relationship with other individuals and organizations should be disclosed by the author to prevent them from being perceived as trying to unsuitably influence their work.
C. Ethics for Peer Reviewers
1. Reviewers should provide assistance in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration, and objectivity promptly.
2. Reviewers should inform the editorial team of any published or submitted content that is similar to any material under review, or other manners of suspected plagiarism.
3. Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.
4. Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material attained during the review process. Therefore, it should not be shown or discussed by other experts for any reason.
5. Every view of the reviewer should be highlighted clearly with supporting facts rather than personal criticisms.
6. Reviewers have their rights to refrain from the editorial team to cite their comments explicitly.