Authorship or a co-author means a person who has made a significant contribution to manuscript and who shares responsibilities and accountability of the results. If a manuscript is written by more than one author, you’ll choose one person to be the corresponding author. This person will handle all correspondence about the manuscript and sign the publishing agreement on behalf of all the authors. If you are a co-author, this means that
- You have made a significant contribution to the research, whether it is in the concept or design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation, or in all these areas.
- You have drafted, written, or revised the article.
- You have reviewed and agreed on the final version of the article before submission.
- You have agreed on the journal to which your manuscript will be submitted.
- You are aware that you are taking responsibility and accountability for the content of the manuscript.
- You are aware that the corresponding author will be acting on your behalf in any communication about the article, through submission, peer review, production, and after publication.
- In line with standard publishing ethics, if your article is found to be unsafe, have errors, in some way fraudulent, or in breach of the publishing agreement, that responsibility is shared by all named co-authors.
Authors who may have grievances about any aspect of their interaction with the AJCE should e-mail the Editor-in-Chief by email. All questions or complaints will be responded within 7 days. If required, the Editor-in-Chief will consult with other editors regarding the complaint. The Editor-in-Chief will liaise directly with the complainant and thoroughly explain the steps they have taken to resolve the matter.
Conflict of Interest Policy
Authors who submit their manuscripts to ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement (AJCE) must disclose all relationship or interest that could influence, or bias the work. Although authors may not be aware of potential conflicts, disclosure of relationships and interest affords a more transparent process, leading to an accurate and objective assessment of the work. A few potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number)
2. Honoraria for speaking at conferences
3. Financial support for attending conferences
4. Financial support for educational programs
5. Support from a project sponsor
6. Position on advisory board or board of directors or other type of management relationships
7. Multiple affiliations
8. Intellectual property rights (e.g. patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights)
The corresponding author of the manuscript will include a summary statement on the title page that is separate from their manuscript. This statement reflects what is recorded in the potential conflict of interes disclosure form(s).
Publication Ethics - Authors
- Reporting Standard: Reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work.
- Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
- Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior which is not accepted.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
- Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Publication Ethics - Editors
- Fair Play: An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a sub-mitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
- Criteria of Editors: Editors, both local and international, should have a, minimum of H Index / Scopus ID or a paper or manuscript published in an International Journal with a Scopus Index, especially on the topic of Community Engagement. An editor can help the reviewers to give an input to manuscript beside the result of review by reviewer.
- Publication Decisions: The editorial board is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal to be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
- Review of Manuscripts: Editors must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
Publication Ethics - Reviewers
- Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer reviewers assist the editors in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author for improving the paper.
- Criteria of Reviewers: Reviewers, both local and international, must have a paper or manuscript which have been published in International Journal with a Scopus Index, especially on the topic of Community Engagement. And also the reviewers have been publish an article with the same theme with the manuscript that will be reviewing. Or the reviewer have a community engagement program with the same theme.
- Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Time Periode of Reviewing: Reviewers should review the manuscript within 1 until 2 month (maximum). And total of reviewer every manuscript is 2 reviewer (minimum) and 5 reviewer (maximum).
The names and email addresses entered on this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
In order for AJCE to publish and disseminate research manuscripts, we need publishing rights. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and AJCE. This publishing agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to AJCE and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. For submitted manuscripts, AJCE is granted the following rights:
1. The exclusive right to publish and distribute manuscripts, and grant rights to others, in open access.
2. The right to provide the manuscripts in all forms and media, so they can be used on the later issues.
3. The authority to enforce the rights in the manuscript, on behalf of an author, for example in the case of plagiarism or in copyright infringement.
Copyright of AJCE is also to protect the specific way the manuscript which has been written to describe an experiment and the results. AJCE is pledged to its authors to protect and defend their research and takes allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethic disputes and fraud. Moreover, this means that your manuscript can assure attribution of your work, by making sure you are identified as the author, and you can act as stewards of the scholary record on your research.
If you as an author choose to assign copyright with AJCE, as part of the publication process, you will be asked to sign a Journal Publishing Agreement after your manuscript has gone through peer-review process, been accepted and sent to production.
In order for AJCE to publish and disseminate research articles, we need publishing rights. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and AJCE. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to AJCE and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles.
For both subscription and open access articles, published in proprietary titles, AJCE is granted the following rights:
- The right to provide the article in all forms and media so the article can be used on the latest technology even after publication.
- The authority to enforce the rights in the article, on behalf of an author, against third parties, for example in the case of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
Copyright aims to protect the specific way the article has been written to describe an experiment and the results. AJCE is committed to its authors to protect and defend their work and their reputation and takes allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethic disputes and fraud very seriously.
If an author becomes aware of a possible plagiarism, fraud or infringement we recommend contacting their AJCE publishing contact who can then liaise with our in-house legal department. Note that certain open access user licenses may permit quite a broad re-use that might otherwise be counted as copyright infringement.
The AJCE is an open access journal, it does not charge readers or institutions for access. There are no charges for submission of a manuscript, article processing, publication of manuscripts or colour reproduction of photographs.
About This Publishing System
This journal uses Open Journal Systems, which is an open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public for free supports a greater global exchange of knowledge in term of community engagement. This journal is accessible on the public internet, permitting any users (academics, students, lecturer, etc.) to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and also to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Peer Review Process
All articles submitted to the editorial staff will go through Initial Review processes by the Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to peer reviewers for the next step of the selection, the Double-Blind Review Process. As soon as the double blind review process is finished, the articles will be returned to the authors for revision. These processes can take up to 1 month. Each manuscript will be peer-reviewed in terms of the substantial and technical aspects. The peer review team are all experienced in the management and publication of national and international academic journal.
Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published on the AJCE are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board or the publisher.
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