FOCUS AND SCOPE
Jurnal Tata Kelola Pemilu Indonesia (Journal Electoral Governance) is the official journal published by Komisi Pemilihan Umum Republik Indonesia in cooperation with electoral governance consortium from 12 State Universities in Indonesia. This journal serves as a medium to disseminate scientific papers or literature reviews of electoral systems, electoral stages, voting behaviour, election management bodies, election financing, election technology, electoral justice system, political representation and political parties as well as other contemporary issues on election.
The Publication of this journal is aimed to contribute to the development of electoral governance in Indonesia. Published twice a year: in May and November, the journal's Editorial Board consist of experts, scholars, practitioners from top rank universities in Indonesia. Editors will select every manuscript submitted to the journal using the blind reviewer mechanism from peer reviewers appointed by editors. Reviewers of this journal come from national and international experts on election from universities or academic institutions.
Electoral Governance Jurnal Tata Kelola Pemilu Indonesia publishes peer-reviewed original articles on current issues in electoral governance and provides a sharing knowledge in election studies. The following statements describe ethical policy applied to all parties involved in the process of manuscript publication on Electoral Governance Jurnal Tata Kelola Pemilu, i.e. the authors, the editors, the peer reviewers and the publisher.
Duties of Authors
The author should reports original research presenting 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 recited the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have entirely written original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they must be properly cited.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
The author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or others 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.
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.
Duties of Editors
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, citizenship, or political orientation 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.
The editorial board is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles 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.
Review of Manuscripts:
The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and conduct peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes to authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. The editor should appoint competent peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to editorial decision
Peer review assists the Editor in Chief and the Editor-in-Charge in making editorial decisions while editorial communications with the main author may also assist the author(s) in improving the manuscript.
Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editor as soon as possible and excuse himself from the reviewing process.
Manuscripts received for reviewing must be treated as a confidential document. They must not be shown to, or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor in Chief. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal advantage.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviewing process should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author(s). Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published works that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that has been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewer should also immediately prompt the Editor-in-Chief/Editorial-in-Charge's attention for any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper(s) of which those have similarities.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Reviewer(s) should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the author(s), companies, or institutions connected to the under review manuscript.