“Jurnal Ilmu dan Teknologi Kelautan Tropis”


The code of ethics of scientific publications in the Jurnal Ilmu dan Teknologi Kelautan Tropis (JITKT) is used to ensure that all the works/writings in this journal have followed ethical principles in academic publications to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. This document presents several articles on the field of tropical marine science, technology, and guidelines on ethics in this journal publication (authors, editors, best partners, publishers, and readers). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines.

Guidelines on Ethics in Journal Publications

JITKT publishes articles from the scientific research results in tropical marine science and technology and has never been published. The proposed articles can come from the fields of marine biology, marine ecology, oceanographic biology, oceanographic chemistry, oceanographic physics, oceanographic geology, oceanographic dynamics, coral reef ecology, marine acoustics, marine remote sensing, geographic information systems, marine microbiology, marine pollution, marine aquaculture, fisheries product technology, marine biotechnology, integrated coastal management (ICM), air-sea interaction, and ocean engineering.

JITKT is a peer-reviewed journal in the publication of an article in building a coherent and recognized network of knowledge about marine science and technology. Articles sent to JITKT must show the quality of the author's work, research method, and supporting institutions. Therefore, it is essential to set standards in ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publication: authors, editors, sustainable partners, publishers, and journal sponsors.

The Department of Marine Science and Technology, Indonesian Association of Oceanologists, and Indonesian Association of Coastal Management Experts are also responsible for all stages of the publication process. Also, all editorial boards and related parties are committed to ensuring that advertising/promotion, printing, or other commercial income does not impact or influence editorial decisions.

Allegation of Research Misconduct

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest.

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient.

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, JITKT journal will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.

Complaints and Appeals

JITKT journal will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to the respected person with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints include anything related to the journal business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guidelines.

Ethical Oversight

If the research work involves chemicals, human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, Authors must provide legal ethical clearance from the association or legal organization.

If the research involves confidential data and of business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify this matter whether the data or information will be hidden securely or not.



Standard Article

Articles are written original reports from research results and present accurate articles from research conducted by the objectives of the research. The data presented in the article must be accurate based on research results rather than fabrication data. Articles that are published must be adequate and detailed to be used as references or references for other researchers. Articles with inaccurate results reports and data presented not by ethical behavior will not be accepted, and cannot be published in JITKT.

Data Access and Storage

The author may ask to provide raw data relating to editorial needs in the publication process and be prepared to provide data that is readily accessible to the public. If possible, and must be prepared in storing the data by the period after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The author must ensure that what has written in the article is the original work. If the author includes the results of the research or references from other articles, the author must include the name of the author of the article quoted. Plagiarism is the act of imitating or copying substantially everything written by other authors without including the original author. This behavior of plagiarism is unethical in the publication and cannot accept in JITKT.

The Same Publication in Other Journals

An author may not publish articles that contain research results and the same substance more than one journal or another publication. Submitting the same article to more than one journal is unethical behavior in the publication and is not acceptable.

Source Recognition

Appropriate recognition of the work/writing of others must always give. The author should include the author's name from the article cited from the published research results (from previous research reports, related service reports, and other related reports). Personally obtained information, whether in conversation, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, does not have to be reported/written explicitly, only written permission from the source.

Article Compilers/authors (Authors or co-authors)

The authors of this article are limited, those who have contributed to the concept of writing, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research results. Those who have made significant contributions must register as co-authors. If other people have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research, they must be recognized and registered as contributors. The author must ensure the suitability of the articles with the co-authors before being submitted for publication.

Fundamental Errors in Published Articles

When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the JITK journal's research, the author should notify the journal editor or editorial board to retract the article and correct it.


Publication Decision

The editorial team of the JITKT is responsible for deciding which articles will publish in JITKT. Sustainable reviewers/partners work closely with the editorial team to decide which articles are eligible for publication in JITKT.

Justice in Publication

Editors and sustainable partners evaluate articles for article science and technology content regardless of race, gender, relatives, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author.

Secrets in the Publication Process

The Editor Team and staff editors maintain the author's confidentiality and the writing before publication in JITKT. The editorial team and editorial staff did not give the names and institutions of origin of all authors to sustainable partners in the article review process to ensure that the article will review blinded review paper.

Information Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

The editorial team cannot use articles that enter but are not published in JITKT in their research without the author's written consent. Specific information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The editor must resign (i.e., must ask the co-editor, editor's association to review) the consideration of the article that has a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships with one of the authors, affiliates or institutions. Other appropriate actions must be taken in addressing this, such as revocation of publications.

Engagement and Cooperation in Research

The editor will take responsive steps when there is an ethics complaint in the manuscript published. These steps generally include contacting the author of the article and giving consideration to the complaint in question or complaint made, but also including further communication with relevant agencies and research bodies, repairs to publications, and relevant actions related to the complaint.


Contribution to the Decision of the Editorial Board

Peer-reviews help the editor make decisions to be accepted or rejected by an article that enters JITKT, peer-reviewed (a sustainable partner), to conduct a blinded review or evaluation of relevant articles in their field expertise. Blinded-review means the reviewer team does not know the author's name and the author's institution's name to avoid conflicts of interest and improve its quality.

Each paper is reviewed at least by two reviewers using track change in the article. All comments, suggestions, and reviewers' comments on articles were written in the article using track change to help the editor and writer team communicate the review results. Thus, JITKT does not require any other form to communicate the reviewer's results to the editorial team.


The review process in JITKT generally takes 1-4 months, and if the review process takes longer because of one reason or another, this will be communicated to the author. It is expected that the administrative review process, the improvement of the author, and the publication of the article can be carried out six months.


Every article received for review must be treated as a confidential document. The article may not be shown or discussed with other parties unless permitted by the editorial board.

The review must be objective.

A review of articles received must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate and not allowed. The review's results must sharpen the writing, especially in strengthening the results and discussing the research objectives to support the article's improvement.

Source / Reference Recognition

The reviewer should identify relevant research that will be published that there is no plagiarism by the author. Each statement in the discussion must be observed, explored, or the opinion previously reported must be accompanied and strengthened by the relevant quote. Reviewers must provide an understanding of the editor regarding substantial similarities and overlap with the articles that have been reviewed before the article is published.

Information Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Reviewers may not use material articles that are not published in JITKT in their research without the author's written consent. Specific information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must consider the article in the review that there is no conflict of interest or there are other relationships with one of the authors, the company, or perhaps the relationship with the institution of the article.

(Revisied Edition 2020)