Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in our journal, including authors, editors, peer-reviewers and publishers of the Institute Journal and Publication Muhammadiyah University of Buton. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical AIQU: Journal Multidiscipliner of Science untuk Publikasi Jurnal

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal AIQU: Journal Multidiscipliner of Science is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This 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 therefore important to agree on standards of ethical behavior expected for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.

Institute Journal and Publication Muhammadiyah University of Buton as the publisher of this Journal, we take our duties of guardianship over all stages of publication very seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, Muhammadiyah Buton University and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers if this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

Editor AIQU: Journal Multidiscipliner of Science responsible for deciding which articles submitted to journals should be published. Validation of the work and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Fair play

At all times evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.


Editors and any editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

Reviewer Duties

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review helps editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also help authors in improving papers.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review is not possible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.

Standar Objektivitas

The review must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should also draw the editor's attention if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they are personally aware.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest resulting from a competitive, collaborative, or other association or relationship with any author, company, or institution associated with the paper.

Writer's Duties

Reporting standards

The author of an original research report must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be presented accurately in the paper. The manuscript must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are requested to provide raw data in connection with the 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 possible, and in any event should be prepared to preserve the data for a reasonable time after publication.

Orisinalitas dan Plagiarisme

Authors must ensure that they have written completely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others that these have been appropriately cited or cited.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author should not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Source Acknowledgment

Proper recognition of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the work reported.

Paper Writing

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

Human or Animal Hazards and Subjects

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

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work

When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.