Publication Ethics

The scientific ethics code is a statement of the ethical code of all parties involved in publishing scientific journals. The parties involved in publishing scientific journals are a manager, editor, reviewer, and author.

The Ethics Code of Scientific Publication Statement is based on the Regulation of Head of LIPI No. 5 of 2014 about the Ethics Code of Scientific Publication. The Ethical Code of Scientific Publication upholds three ethical values in the publication:

  1. Neutrality, that is free of conflict of interest in the management of publications
  2. Justice,which gives the right of authorship to the author
  3. Honesty,that is free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication

 Journal Management’s duties and responsibilities

  1. Specify the journal's name, science scope, scale, and accreditation if necessary.
  2. Determine the membership of the Board of editors.
  3. Define the relationship between publishers, editors, reviewers, and others in a contract.
  4. Appreciate the confidential things, both for contributing researchers contribute to the research, editors, or reviewer.
  5. Implementing norms and provisions on intellectual property rights, in particular, copyright
  6. Conduct a review of journal policy and submit it to the author, Board of editors, reviewer, and reader.
  7. Make guide code behaves for editors and reviewer.
  8. Publish the journal regularly
  9. Ensure the availability of sources of funding for the sustainability of journal publishing.
  10. Build a network of cooperation and marketing.
  11. Preparing licensing and other legality aspects.

 Editor’s duties and responsibility

  1. Meet the need of the reader and the author,
  2. Improve the quality of publication continuously.
  3. Implement the process to ensure the quality of the published paper
  4. Promoting freedom of speech objectively,
  5. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record,
  6. Deliver the correction, clarification, withdrawal, and apologies if it is necessary,
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and any statement in the article are the responsibility of the author
  8. Ask the opinions of authors, readers, reviewers, and editorial board members actively to improve the quality of publications.
  9. Encourage the assessment of the journal if there are any findings,
  10. Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an Ethical Clearance form approved by the Commission of clearance ethic,
  11. Supports the initiative to educate researchers about publication ethics,
  12. Examine the effect of the publishing policy against the attitude of the author and reviewer as well as fix partners to increase responsibility and minimize errors,
  13. Open-minded towards a new opinion or view of others that may differ from personal statements,
  14. Does not defend his own opinion, author or third-party, which may result in a non-objective decision,
  15. Encourage authors to make improvements to their papers to be published.

 Reviewer's duties and responsibilities

  1. Obtain from the editor the task of reviewing the paper and communicating the review results to the editor as material to determine the viability article for publication.
  2. The reviewer should not review any paper involving him directly or indirectly.
  3. Maintain the author's privacy by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations by providing input, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations
  4. Encourage authors to make improvements to the papers.
  5. The review of the revised work follows the specified standards.
  6. The paper is reviewed on time according to the published style of scientific publication (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, Etc.)

 Author’s duties and responsibility

  1. Ensure that the list of authors meets the criteria of an author.
  2. Responsible for the work and the content of the article, including methods, analysis, calculation, and details collectively.
  3. Declare the origin of the resources (including funding), either directly or indirectly.
  4. Explain the limitations of the research.
  5. Respond to comments made by the partners professionally and on time.
  6. Inform the editor if the paper will be retracted.
  7. Make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of submission to other publishers.

Manuscript Withdrawal Policy

If authors wish to withdraw their manuscript after publication, a signed application from all authors must be submitted along with a withdrawal fee of 65 USD (or Rp1000.000 for indonesian authors). This fee is necessary to cover the costs associated with removing the paper from all search engines, which can cause significant issues for our editorial staff. Please note that it may take up to 30 business days to completely remove the paper from all search engine visibility after the fee has been paid. Furthermore, all the author also will be blacklist to publish other article in JTMMX for all the next issues.

Plagiarism Policy

Mechanical Xplore Journal is part of CrossCheck, a programme that helps editors check the originality of submitted manuscripts. Selected manuscripts are scanned and compared against the CrossCheck database as part of the process.

Plagiarism occurs when an author claims credit for someone else's work. This is a duplicate publication when an author reuses significant portions of their own previously published work without adequately referencing it. This can include anything to publish the same paper in multiple journals, which involves authors adding small amounts of new data to an existing article.

  • <30 Plagiarism: The manuscript will be given an ID, and the manuscript will be sent to the reviewer.
  • 30-35% Plagiarism: The manuscript will not be given an ID. The manuscript is sent back to the author for content revision.
  • >35% The Plagiarism: manuscript will be rejected without review. The authors are advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.