Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Jurnal Filsafat dan Teologi DISKURSUS (hereafter: DISKURSUS) is a scholarly journal, which publishes academic articles of the developments of thoughts and research in the disciplines of philosophy and theology, as well as works resulting from interdisciplinary research at the intersections between the aforementioned disciplines and other scientific disciplines. DISKURSUS is committed to ensuring the integrity of the publication process. Therefore, following the guidelines of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), DISKURSUS has formulated the subsequent publication ethics, which the authors, editors, reviewers, and publisher must obey.


  1. The authors should not submit the same manuscript concomitantly to more than one journal or to other form of publication.
  2. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged by showing references in accordance with non-plagiarism requirements.
  3. The authors are responsible for writing and presenting manuscript of their research ethically, without data manipulation, and being consistent with the regulation of scientific writing in effect.
  4. The corresponding authors are responsible for ensuring that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the manuscript and its submission for publication.
  5. The authors are responsible for confirmations submitted for the manuscript they have written.


  1. The editors of DISKURSUS are responsible for determining the suitability of manuscripts to be published in the journal, while observing legal provisions related copy right violation and plagiarism.
  2. The editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively based on their academic merit and ensure fairness consistent with peer-review process.
  3. Racial, gender, religious, ethnic, citizenship or ideological differences of an author should not influence the editors’ decisions both in the review process and in making decision for publishing/declining a manuscript.
  4. The confidentiality of every information on submitted manuscript should always be maintained by the editorial team, unless on author’s permission.
  5. The editors must not use unpublished information in the editors’ own research without the express written consent of the author.
  6. The editorial team should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published article.


  1. Reviewers must treat received manuscripts as confidential documents and should never use novel ideas obtained through peer review process for their personal advantage.
  2. In case reviewers have conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors or institutions connected to the paper, reviewers should not accept the editorial request to consider the manuscript.
  3. Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic or research presented in a manuscript should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
  4. Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts objectively based on DISKURSUS’s reviewer guidelines, and must formulate his observations clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the submitted paper.
  5. Reviewers are responsible for helping the editors in making decision on the suitability of manuscripts to be published by providing honest recommendation.


  1. As a scientific journal publisher, DISKURSUS will publish only manuscripts which have been edited, peer reviewed, given layout consistent with the regulation of scientific journal publication.
  2. DISKURSUS is responsible for protecting intellectual property and copy right, as well as editorial independence.
  3. DISKURSUS is responsible for assuring that the editors and reviewers may perform their respective tasks in academic freedom.
  4. DISKURSUS will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to clarify alleged or proven cases of research misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism, which measures may include the eventual publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of a published article.