Publications Ethics

Publication Ethics Statement
Casuarina is a peer-reviewed journal in the field of environmental engineering. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles in this journal, including authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, independent reviewers, and publisher (LPPM UNAMIN).

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in the Journal of Environmental Engineering that is peer-reviewed is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. It 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. Therefore, it is important to agree on expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public.

LPPM Universitas Muhammadiyah Sorong (UNAMIN) as the publisher of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (Casuarina) takes the duty of guardianship over all stages of publishing very seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints, or other commercial revenues have no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Institute for Research and Community Service, Universitas Muhammadiyah Sorong and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers if needed.

Publication decision
The Editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (Casuarina) is responsible for deciding which articles to publish. The validity of the work concerned and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive the decision. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making these decisions.

Fair play
Editors at all times evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy.

Editors and 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.

Disclosures 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 authors.

Reviewer Duties
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving the manuscript.

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in the manuscript or knows that timely review is not possible, should inform the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Any manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document. It should not be shown or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standard
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of authors is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any assertion that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers should also bring to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published manuscripts of which they are personally aware.

Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts that have a conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.

Author Duties
Reporting standards
Authors of original research reports must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be accurately represented in the journal. The journal should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Knowingly fraudulent or inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Storage
Authors are requested to provide raw data, appendix data in relation to the journal for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, where practicable, and in any case should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written a wholly original piece of work, and where authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
An author should not publish a manuscript 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.

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

Journal Authorship
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported study. All persons who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If others 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 in the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and approved submission of the manuscript for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors should clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for this project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work
When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in published work, the author is obligated to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.



Anif Farida, S.Si., M.Sc.

Chief Editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering




Supporting Contact

Azalia Fajri Yasin, S.T. M.T.
Cellphone number: 082248166347