Ethics of Publication and Statement of Malpractice Publication

This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in the Food Science and Technology Journal (Foodscitech), including writers, editors, peer reviewers and publishers (Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Soetomo University).

This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in the Food Science and Technology Journal (Foodscitech) peer reviewed: The Food Science and Technology Journal (Foodscitech) is an important building block in developing 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. Articles reviewed by colleagues support and realize the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.

Faculty of Agriculture

The Faculty of Agriculture as the publisher of this Journal takes its trusteeship very seriously and we are aware of our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints, or other commercial revenues do not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, the editorial board of the Food Science and Technology Journal (Foodscitech) will assist in communication with other journals and / or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor in chief of the Food Science and Technology Journal (Foodscitech) is responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal that must be published. Decisions are based on recommendations from editorial board members and journal journals. The journal complies with the legal requirements which then apply in relation to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor concedes to the editorial team and reviewers in making this decision.


The editors and reviewers evaluate the manuscript for intellectual content regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, and / or political philosophy of the author.


Editors, reviewers, and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the appropriate authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial team, and publishers.

 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

Unpublished material disclosed in the text submitted may not be used by members of the editorial board and reviewers in their own research.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

This journal uses the blind review process. The reviewer advises the chief editor in making editorial decisions. The editor in chief communicates with the authors, as requested, and helps them improve the quality of their research papers.


Journal editors are committed to providing writers with timely reviews. If the reviewer does not send the report on time, the paper is sent immediately to other reviewers who qualify.


The contents of the manuscript are treated with maximum confidentiality. This journal uses a double blind process. Except for the chief editor, editors and reviewers cannot discuss papers with others, including writers.

Standards of Objectivity 

The editors and writers are asked to evaluate the problem based on the content. Comments comments must respect the author. Reviewers are asked to justify their decisions and recommendations.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

The reviewer must identify the relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement that observations, derivations, or arguments have been reported before must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also call the editor's attention to the substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscripts being considered and any other published papers which have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or special ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers may not consider texts where they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with the authors, companies or institutions connected with the paper.


Duties of Authors

Authors are required to fill out, sign (stamped), and send a Statement of Originality and Ethics as an attached file at the time of submission of the manuscript. Download the Statement HERE.

Reporting Standards 

The author must present an accurate report of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its meaning. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A paper must contain enough detail and references to enable others to replicate the work wherever possible. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Retention 

Authors can be asked to provide raw data in connection with papers for editorial review. They must be prepared to provide the data in a reasonable time.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that they have written the original work in its entirety, and if the author has used the work and / or words of others that this has been quoted or quoted correctly. Papers found with such problems are automatically rejected and the author is strongly recommended.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Acknowledgement of Sources 

True recognition of the work of others is required. Authors must cite publications that lead to the current author's research.

Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the manuscript. The appropriate author has the responsibility to keep the co-author in the review process. If accepted, all authors are required to provide a signed statement that the research work is their original research work.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects 

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify this in the text.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any other financial or substantive conflict of interest that can be interpreted to affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works 

When a writer discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-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.