Publication Ethics

The ethics of publishing an article in a scientific journal is an important reference. It is necessary to standardize ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publication of this scientific journal, namely: writer, editor, reviewer.

A statement of professional code of ethics is a statement of the code of ethics of all parties involved in the process of publishing this scientific journal (Editors, Peer-reviewers, and Authors). Publication ethics of the Kestra Midwifery Journal (JKK) refers to the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) on Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and LIPI Head Regulation Number 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications. Basically, the code of ethics itself upholds three ethical values ​​in publications, namely:

- Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in public management),
- Fairness (granting authorship rights to the recipient as the author), and
- Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, forgery, and plagiarism (DF2P) in this publication.


1.   Reporting Standards: Authors must present reports and accurate data from the results of research. The research article must contain sufficient detailed information and references. Fraudulent intentional content of manuscripts is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

2.  Originality and Plagiarism : Authors must ensure the originality of their work and provide clear information / sources when using citations. Authors are not allowed to publish their research manuscripts in more than one journal because sending the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

3.  Acknowledgement of Sources : Acknowledgment of Sources: Appropriate recognition of the work of others must always be included. Authors must cite publications that have been used to base the making of a scientific work.

4.  Authorship of the Paper : Writing must be limited to researchers who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research. All researchers who have made significant contributions must be registered as co-authors. Researchers who participate in substantive aspects of a study must be recognized or registered as contributors. The main author must ensure that the co-authors are indeed eligible to be included in the list of researchers and all authors must see and agree to the final version of the manuscript to be published.

5.  Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest : Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Every writer must disclose in their manuscript any substantive financial or interests that might be interpreted to influence the results of a manuscript.

6.  Fundamental errors in published works : Fundamental errors in published works: If the writer finds errors or inaccuracies in the published manuscript, the author is expected to notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to withdraw or correct the manuscript.



1.   Publication decisions : The editors are responsible for deciding articles that the editorial board has accepted for publication. Editors can refer to the policies of the journal editorial board and are limited by applicable legal provisions regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors can also negotiate with other editors or reviewers in making decisions.

2.   Fair play : Editor can at any time evaluate the contents of the text regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author.

3.   Confidentiality  : The editor and each editorial staff must not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the author, reviewer, potential reviewer, editorial advisor and publisher.

4.   Disclosure and conflicts of interest : Material in manuscripts that are sent and not published in a journal, may not be used in editor's research, without the written consent of the author.



1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions : The reviewer helps the editor in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author, can help the writer improve the manuscript. The reviewer is also expected to provide suggestions for improvements to the results of the review.

2.  Promptness : Any reviewer who feels ineligible to review the research reported in a manuscript or conduct a review of the manuscript quickly, must notify the editor and not be involved in the review process. Invited reviewers must also confirm their willingness / unwillingness to review the article.

3.  Confidentiality : Every text received for review must be treated as a confidential document. The texts do not have to be displayed or discussed with other parties unless obtained permission from the editor.

4.  Standards of Objectivity : Reviews must be done objectively. The author is not allowed to do criticism in person. The reviewer must provide clear information about the results of the review along with supporting arguments.

5.  Acknowledgement of Sources : The reviewer must identify published works that are relevant and that have not been cited by the author. Statements about observations, derivations or arguments that have been previously reported must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also coordinate with the editor about the substantial similarities between the manuscripts considered and other articles that have been published through the knowledge of the editor and reviewer.

6.  Disclosure and Conflict of Interest : Information or ideas obtained from reviewing partners must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The reviewer is not allowed to consider a text that is caused by a conflict of interest, collaborative, or other interests with the author, the company, or related institutions.