Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in the JPUBP journal is the foundation for developing psychological science. This is a form of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The articles that have been reviewed can support and realize the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on expected ethical standards of conduct for all parties involved in the act of publishing: author, journal editor, reviewer, publisher and community.

The Faculty of Psychology, University of Buana Perjuangan Karawang as the publisher of the journal JPUBP takes the task of maintaining all stages of publishing very seriously and we are aware of our ethics and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. Besides, the Faculty of Psychology, University of Buana Perjuangan Karawang and the Editorial Team will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers, which is useful and necessary.

Decision of Publication

The JPUBP editor is responsible for deciding which sent articles should be published. The validation of the work and its importance for researchers and readers must always drive the decision. The editors can be guided by the policies of the journal editor team and are limited by applicable legal provisions, such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors can negotiate with other editors or reviewer in making this decision

Justice aspect

The editor will evaluate the manuscript for the writer's intellectual content regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, or political views of the authors


Editors are required not to disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the author, reviewer, prospective reviewer, team editor, and publisher

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material in a proposed paper may not be used in the editor's research without the written consent of the author.

Reviewer's Duties 

Contributions to Editorial Decisions

Reviewer helps editors make editorial decisions and can help writers improve the quality of manuscripts through editors.


The reviewer who is chosen feels that he does not meet the requirements to study the manuscript or does not have enough time to study must immediately notify the editor and withdraw from the review process. 


Every manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts should not be distributed or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor. 

Objectivity Standards

Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism from the author is inappropriate to convey. Reviewers must state their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

Source Recognition

Reviewers must identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. A statement that observations or arguments that have been reported before must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers must also state to the editor if there is substantial similarity or overlap between the text under consideration and any other articles published. 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or ideas obtained in the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must reject texts where they have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships and connections with one of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the manuscript.

Author's Duties 

Reporting Standards

The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research. The underlying data must be included accurately in the manuscript. A manuscript must contain enough detail and references to allow others to emulate the work. Fraudulent reports deliberate inaccurate giving of information is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Retention

The author is asked to provide raw data related to the manuscript for editorial, and must be prepared to provide public access to the data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Data and Database Statement), if possible, and must, in any case, keep the data after publication. 

Originality and Plagiarism

Writers must ensure that they have written a fully original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, then this has been quoted properly. 

Multiple, Redundant and Simultaneous Publications

An author may not publish manuscripts that describe the essence of the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Sending the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior. 

Source Recognition

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite publications that have been influential in determining the work reported.

List of Manuscript Writers

Authors must be limited to only those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the research reported. All people who have made significant contributions must be registered as co-authors. People or other parties who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The author of the correspondence must ensure that all appropriate authors are listed in the manuscript and there are no inappropriate authors and that all authors have seen and agreed to the final version of the paper and have agreed to submit for publication. 

Dangers and Subjects of Humans or Animals

If work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify this in the text. 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their text any conflict of interest whether substantive or financial that might be interpreted to affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed. 

Fundamental Mistakes in Published Works

When the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in the work he published, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.