Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Informatic and Digital Expert (INDEX) Is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to be a source of information about studies in the field of Computer Science. We publish scientific writings, including research results, theoretical and methodological studies, research assessments, and book reviews that focus on Computer Science. These writings absolutely have never been published in any language. In addition, these writings should not be being assessed for publication in other journals. The following statement emphasizes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in journal management, namely, authors, editorial board, reviewers, managing editors.

Author assignment

Writing Standards: The author presents his writing clearly and discusses its significance. In addition, the author must convey the results of his research honestly, without fabrication, falsification, or data manipulation. Writing should contain sufficient detail as well as reading references. Submissions must also follow the writing and submission guidelines set by the journal.

Originality and Plagiarism: The author ensures that all parts of the writing are his own work. Articles may not be submitted to more than one publication, unless the editorial board approves co-publication. Various relevant previous studies and publications, both from other researchers and authors, must be respected and used as a reference. Primary reading material should be cited. Direct quotations must use quotation marks with proper citations.

Multiple Publication: Authors are not supposed to submit the same article to more than one journal at the same time. Authors are also expected not to do multiple publications or writings that tell the same results in more than one journal. Multiple publication is considered a violation of publishing ethics and is highly discouraged. Multiple publications originating from a single study must be clearly stated and the main publication must be cited.

Acknowledgment of Data and Information Sources: The author must acknowledge all sources of data and information used in the research that influence the results of the writing. Recognition of the work of other parties must also be given a platform.

Authorship: The authorship of research results must reflect the researcher's contribution to the research and its reporting. Authorship should be limited to those who really have important contributions to the conception, design, execution and interpretation of the studies and research written. Other parties who also contribute can be included in the list of co-authors. If the largest contribution is made by the author, then technical or less substantial assistance can be mentioned in the acknowledgment section. The author also ensures that all authors have seen and approved the submitted paper and the inclusion of their names as co-authors.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: All authors must clearly disclose sources of funding as well as possible conflicts interpreted in their writing that could affect their results or interpretation. All research financial sources must be disclosed publicly.

Fundamental Errors in Publication: If the author finds any fatal errors or inaccuracies in the text submitted, the author must inform and work with the editorial board to correct the writing.


Reviewer Tasks

Trust: All material in writing sent by the author must be kept confidential. Reviewers may not discuss it with other parties, unless authorized by the editorial board.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that the author has mentioned all data sources and citations used in their research. Reviewers should be able to identify related publications that have not been cited by authors. All statements originating from observations, derivative results, or arguments that have been published must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should immediately notify the editorial board if they find any irregularities, ethical violations, or suspicions about research or writing; however, the reviewer must maintain the confidentiality of the writing and not conduct personal investigations, unless the journal requests further information or advice.

Objectivity: The results of written reviews are carried out objectively and the reviewers express their views clearly which are supported by arguments. Reviewers follow the journal's instructions regarding their duties and responsibilities. Reviewers provide constructive input that helps authors to improve their writing. The reviewer must indicate the further investigation required by the author to support the statements contained in the writing.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Special information or ideas that arise in the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers are not allowed to consider writing that has a conflict of interest as a consequence of competition, collaboration, or other relationships with authors, companies, or other institutions related to writing. In the double-blind review process, the reviewer notifies the journal if he or she can suspect the identity of the author and is concerned that this could lead to a conflict of interest.

Timeliness: The editorial board provides an appropriate deadline. The reviewer only agrees to provide a review if he believes he can return the results of his review within the allotted time, and informs if additional time is needed. If the reviewer feels that he cannot complete his assignment on time, then he must inform the editorial board, so that the writing can be sent to other reviewers.

Expertise: Reviewers provide feedback according to their expertise.


Editorial Tasks

Management Policy: Based on the editorial board meeting, the editorial board can determine journal management policies, including the appointment of the editorial board, board meeting schedules, review processes, publishing schedules, and innovations for better journal management.

Publishing Decision: From the results of the review, the editorial board has the right to accept, reject, or request corrections to the writing. The editorial board's performance is governed by the policies of the journal's editorial board and is controlled by various legal requirements, including copyright and plagiarism. The editorial board can discuss with other editors and reviewers to make publishing decisions. The editorial board is responsible for everything published, including ensuring the quality and integrity of the publication.

Writing Assessment: At the initial stage, the editorial board must ensure that all writing meets the initial requirements, especially its authenticity. The editorial board uses a fair review process. The editorial board needs to explain the flow of reviews and ratings to the authors. In editorial meetings, the editorial board uses the review process optimally by selecting reviewers with the most appropriate expertise.

Trust: All writing must be treated fairly. The article is reviewed based on its scientific content, regardless of gender, gender, race, religion, and others. The editorial board must uphold the independence and integrity of the editor. The editorial board ensures that its decisions are fair and unbiased.
Confidentiality: Confidentiality of writing must be maintained. The editorial board must be alert to data protection violations, including requesting a statement of authenticity and a letter of approval for publication.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: The editorial board will not use various unpublished writings for their personal gain without the consent of the author. Editorial boards may not engage in reviewing articles in which they have a conflict of interest.


Executive Editor Duties

Daily Commitment: The executive editor is in charge of managing the daily activities of the journal, including collecting and listing all accepted writings.

Coordination: Coordinating all publication processes is the main task of the managing editor. This coordination task includes planning editorial board meetings and the entire publishing process flow.

Liaison: The managing editor is the liaison between the author, reviewers, and the editorial board. Therefore, the managing editor must be able to bridge the communication between the three parties. The managing editor contacts the editor to rate the writing, manages all responses to the writing, asks the author to improve his writing, and sends the results of the corrections to the editorial board.
Editing: In the final stage, the executive editor edits the language, including writing errors.


Publisher Duties

Publishing: Informatics and Digital Expert (INDEX) must ensure that the journal is published on time twice a year

Distribution: after publication, Informatics and Digital Expert (INDEX) distributes to authors.

Promotion: Conducting writing screenings to attract writers' interest.