Publication Ethics

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

GOVERNANCE (Jurnal Ilmiah Kajian Politik Lokal dan Pembangunan) yang diterbitkan oleh Lembaga Kajian Ilmu Sosial dan Politik (LKISPOL). Terbitan pertama di tahun 2014 dan terus berkembang hingga saat ini. Jurnal ini menerima karya penelitian orisinal di yang berkaitan dengan tema politik lokal, kelembagaan politik (eksekutif dan legislatif, kebijakan daerah (implementasi dan evaluasi), pembangunan Daerah (multi aspek). Setiap naskah akan di periksa oleh editor dan reviewer yang memiliki kompetensi di bidang masing-masing. GOVERNANCE memiliki ISSN versi online dan ISSN versi cetak.

Kami mengadopsi pedoman praktik etika publikasi dari COPE untuk editor Jurnal dan penerbit jurnal.

GOVERNANCE (Scientific Journal of Local Political Studies and Development) published by the Institute for the Study of Social and Political Sciences (LKISPOL). The first issue was in 2014 and continues to grow to this day. This journal accepts original research work related to the theme of local politics, political institutions (executive and legislative, regional policies (implementation and evaluation), regional development (multi-aspect). Each manuscript will be checked by editors and reviewers who have competence in the field respectively, GOVERNANCE has an online version of the ISSN and a printed version of the ISSN.

We adopted the COPE publication ethics practice guidelines for Journal editors and journal publishers

Publication decisions

The editor of the Politika 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.

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.


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 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.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


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.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

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 the relevant citation. 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 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 of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of 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 detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. 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 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 behaviour and is unacceptable.

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.

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 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.

Article Processing Charge

Each article that is accepted for publication is subject to a fee of 500.000,- (IDR/Rupiah) for the cost of the publishing process. For certain cases, the issuance fee can be waived. For certain cases, such as writers with the best scripts but experiencing financial difficulties.

Plagiarism Screening

The manuscript of the submitted article will be checked with turnitin. manuscript standards are below 30 percent of the check results.