Deskripsi Bahasa [DB] is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and supporting ethical research practices, referring to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and is strictly against publication malpractices. We are responsible for cross-checking to ensure that submitted manuscripts are original and have not been published before submission to DB. The editorial board provides best practice guidelines that must at least be complied with in the DB management editorial process, listed as follows:
Authors of DB must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Authors may publish an article only once per volume (annually) and must consider the distribution of other authors in subsequent volumes.
- Authors submit their manuscripts truthfully and comprehensively.
- Authors should balance intellectual contributions to the conception, design, analysis, and writing of the manuscript against other work concerning the research.
- Authors must declare that the work reported is their own and that they are the copyright owner (or else have obtained the copyright owner's permission).
- Authors must state that the manuscript submitted has never been published and is not considered for publication elsewhere. We will reject the manuscript if we find multiple submissions to another publisher.
- Authors have competence or qualifications in the linguistic field, in line with our focus and scope.
- Authors must state their name and affiliation along with the manuscript submitted.
- All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be quickly communicated to the editorial board.
- Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated.
Editors of DB must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Editors must review all submitted manuscripts transparently, objectively, neutrally, and professionally regardless of business interests, gender, religion, ethnicity, race, and nationality.
- Editors should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased, and justifiable reports to the manuscript reviewed for 2 weeks, with the following reminder timeline:
- 1st reminder will be noticed after the first week the manuscript is assigned to an editor.
- 2nd reminder is noticed on the 14th day after the manuscript is assigned to an editor. At that time, the editor must immediately submit the assessment result and assign a reviewer.
- 3rd reminder is noticed a week after reminder 2. This reminder will be the cancellation of the manuscript assignment and the editorial board will assign it to another editor.
- Editors must mediate all exchanges between authors and peer reviewers during peer review.
- Editors should encourage peer reviewers to consider ethical issues raised by the research they are reviewing.
- Editors must ensure peer-reviewers understand the provisions and the manuscript review process clearly.
- Editors must ensure timely peer-review and publication of manuscripts they receive.
- Editors must keep peer-reviewers' identities from authors and vice versa.
- Editors must encourage peer-reviewers to decline peer-review requests if they identify a conflict of interest with the manuscript.
- Editors' decisions to accept or reject a manuscript for publication should be based only on the paper's importance, originality, and clarity and the study's relevance to the journal's remit.
- Editors' decisions about whether or not to publish submitted manuscripts must not be influenced by pressure from the editor's employer, the journal owner, or the publisher.
- Editors should reserve the right to reject manuscripts if there is a doubt about whether appropriate procedures have been followed.
- Editors must keep any information related to the rights and privacy of the author properly.
- Editors adhere to the points of publication ethics above to avoid conflicts of interest.
Reviewers of DB must adhere to the following guidelines:
- All manuscripts are reviewed fairly based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry, or political values of the authors.
- Reviewers should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased, and justifiable reports to the manuscript reviewed and conduct a review for a maximum of 4 weeks. If a reviewer exceeds the specified time limit, the editorial board has the right to cancel the assignment and assign a new reviewer to assess the manuscript.
- Reviewers assigned to a manuscript will evaluate the following items:
- The originality and importance of the study
- The strengths and weaknesses of the data analysis
- Writing, organization, and presentation
- The degree to which the findings justify the conclusion
- The validity of the manuscript's references and citations
- The relevance, usefulness, and comprehensibility of the article for the journal's target audience
- Reviewers must notify the editorial board of writing errors, so they are immediately forwarded to the author for correction.
- All information about the manuscript is kept confidential.
- Any information that may be the reason for a publication rejection must be communicated to the editor.
- Any observed conflict of interest during the review must be communicated to the editor.
Editorial board of DB must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Editorial board explains the vision, mission, and objectives of journal publication to realize a professional publication without any interests except for the dissemination of knowledge in the field of language and linguistics.
- Editorial board is responsible for making publication decisions based on the reviewer's evaluation.
- Editorial board allows peer reviewers and editors to work comfortably and maintain the rights and privacy of authors.
- Editorial board guarantees the copyright and promotes publications intending to disseminate knowledge.
- The editorial board adheres to the points of publication ethics above to avoid conflicts of interest.