Publication Ethics


RESIPROKAL (Jurnal Riset Sosiologi Progresif Aktual)   is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. This statement clarifies the ethics of all parties involved in the article publishing actions in this journal, including authors, Chief editors, Editorial board, Peer-Reviewer and publisher (Department Sociology of Mataram University). This statement is based on the COPE best Practices guidelines for the journal Editor.


Ethical Guidelines for journal publication

The publication of a peer-reviewed article on the RESIPROKAL (Jurnal Riset Sosiologi Progresif Aktual) is an important part of developing a coherent and respectable knowledge network. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the works of authors and institutions that support writers. The review article supports and embodies a scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the ethical standards of conduct expected for all parties involved in the publishing act: authors, journal editors, peer-reviewers, publishers, and the public.

Department Sociology of Mataram University as a RESIPROKAL (Jurnal Riset Sosiologi Progresif Aktual) publisher is doing its job very seriously and we are aware of our ethical responsibilities and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertisements, reprints or other commercial revenues do not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, Department Sociology of Mataram University and the Editorial board will assist in communicating with other journals and/or publishers as necessary.

Publication decision

RESIPROKAL (Jurnal Riset Sosiologi Progresif Aktual) editors are responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal for publication. Validate scientific work in stating questions and importance for researchers and readers should always drive the decision. Editors can be guided by Editorial board policy journals and are limited by legal requirements that will apply to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors can negotiate with other editors or reviewers in making this


An editor, at any time, evaluates the script for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy from the author.


Any editor and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the appropriate author (The corresponding author), reviewer, prospective reviewer, section editor, and publisher, accordingly.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted manuscript should not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.decision.

Job Reviewer

Contributions to Editorial decisions

Peer Review helps editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also help writers in improving the quality of the script.


Any reviewer who feels incapable of reviewing a manuscript of scientific work, or feeling impossible to review in a short period of time, must tell the editor and resign from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document. They may not be disclosed or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standard Objectivity

Review should be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is prohibited. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supportive arguments.

Source Recognition

Reviewers must identify the relevance of published works that have not been cited by the author. Any statement that observations, derivations, or arguments have been previously reported must be accompanied by relevant quotations. Reviwer should also contact the editor about the substantial or overlapping similarities between the manuscript being considered and any other published manuscripts.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Special information or ideas obtained through peer-reviewed should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviwer should not consider a manuscript in which they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationship or connection with the author, company, or any institution connected with the manuscript.

Author's work

Reporting Standards

The authors of the report based on the original research should present an accurate report of the research conducted and discuss the purpose of research and its significance. Data must be presented accurately in the script. A script should contain enough detail and reference to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Retention

The author is asked to provide raw data in connection with the script for editorial review, and must be prepared to provide such data so that it is publicly accessible (consistent with the ALPSP-STM statement on Data and databases), if it can be done, and in any case, the author must be prepared to retain such data in some time after publication.


Originality and plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written a completely original work, and if the author uses the work and/or the words of others make sure that it has been cited appropriately.

Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publications

A writer should not publicly publish a manuscript that is essentially describing the same research in more than one journal or publication. Submitting the same script to more than one journal simultaneously is an unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

SOURCE recognition

True recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications contributing to the reported work.

Manuscript writing

The writing must be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. All who have contributed significantly must be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. The author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no co-authors are not appropriately included in the manuscript, and that all the authors involved have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Dangers and subjects of humans or animals

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual dangers of use, the author must clearly identify this in the manuscript.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any conflicts of financial or other substantive interest that may affect the outcome or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support in research must be disclosed.

Fundamental mistakes in published works

When a writer finds a significant mistake or inaccuracy in his/her work to be published, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or Publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or improve the manuscript.