Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The editor of the RAJ journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should 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.
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.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflict 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Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties for Reviewers
Objectivity and neutrality
The reviewer must be fair, objective, unbiased, independent, and take a side with scientific truth. The process of reviewing the manuscript is carried out professionally, regardless to gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, class, and author's nationality.
Clarity of reference sources
The reviewer must ensure that the source of the reference/quotation of the manuscript is appropriate and credible (can be accounted for). If errors or irregularities are found in writing the references/quotations, the reviewer must immediately inform the editor in order it has to be corrected by the author according to the notes from the reviewer.
he reviewer must respond to what has been sent by the editor and work in accordance with the predetermined peer review time (maximum 2 weeks). If the additional time is required in reviewing the script, there should be an immediate confirmation to the editorial board.
Disclosure and conflicts 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.
Duties for Authors
The author should inform the process and the result of the research to the editor fairly, distinctly, and comprehensively as well as keep the research data carefully and securely.
Originality and plagiarism
The author should guarantee the manuscript is original works, originally written by the authors, and not other works/ideas. Authors are prohibited to write the references without using appropriate citation or quotation.
The author must inform that the submitted manuscript has never been submitted/published in any other journals. If there is a case of resubmission of the manuscript to other publishers, the editorial board has the right to reject it.
Status of the author
The author should inform the editors that the author has the competence or qualifications in certain areas of expertise that are in accordance with the field of published science, namely librarianship. The author who sends the script to the editor is the corresponding author (co-author) so that if a problem is found in the process of publishing the manuscript, it can be immediately settled.
Errors in Manuscript Writing
The author should immediately inform the editor if there is an error in writing the manuscript, both the review of results and edits. The errors include writing the names, affiliations/agencies, quotation/citation, and other writings that may affect the meaning and the significance of the manuscript. If that happens, the author must immediately propose a repair of the manuscript.
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.
Aknowledgement 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.