Publication Ethics


This word spells out the ethical practice of all parties engaged in the publishing act of an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher. This statement is placed on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

Publishing an article in a peer-reviewed EJI (English Journal of Indragiri): Studies in Education, Literature, and Linguistics is an indispensable component in creating a coherent and valued information network. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is also necessary to agree on standards of ethical conduct required of all parties involved in the publishing act: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.

English Study Program of Education Faculty of Islamic University of Indragiri (UNISI) as the publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Editorial Boards will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication Decisions

It is the duties of EJI (English Journal of Indragiri): Studies in Education, Literature, and Linguistics editorial staff to make the choice which of the articles submitted to the journal should be accepted for publication. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be directed by the rules of the editorial board of the journal and limited by certain legal provisions which are then in place with regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. In taking this step, the editors can consult with other editors or reviewers.

Fair Play

An editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content at any time, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and any editorial team must not reveal the details regarding a manuscript sent to someone else than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials revealed in a submitted manuscript must not be included in the work of an editor without the authors’ express written consent.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review supports the editor in seeking to make editorial decisions and may also help the author in getting better the manuscript through the editorial communication with the author.


All appointed referee who considers incompetent to review the work mentioned in a manuscript or who recognizes it would be difficult to review it promptly should inform the editor and withdraw from the study.


All manuscripts accepted for review must be considered as private documents. They are not be displayed or shared with others except as approved by the editors.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be carried out independently. The authors’ personal criticism is unacceptable. Referees should explicitly express their opinions with reasons that justify it.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should classify related published research which the authors have not cited. Every statement previously recorded an observation, derivation, or argument should be followed by the related quotation. 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.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained by peer review strictly confidential and must not be for personal benefit. 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.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of original research papers should provide a detailed description of the work undertaken, as well as an impartial explanation of its significance. Underlying data must be adequately reflected in the paper. A paper should contain adequate information and sources to allow replication of the research by others. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should confirm that they have published fully original works and that this has been properly referenced or cited if the authors have used the works and/or words of other people.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not usually publish papers in more than one journal or primary publication which describe essentially the same work. Sending the same papers to more than one publication at the same time constitutes and is illegal unethical publishing behaviour.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement of others' work must always be granted. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

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

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another 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.