Publishing Code of Ethics

Code of ethics

This publishing code of ethics is derived from COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors with aims to regulate the publishing activities and ethics in the Asian Journal of Technology Management (AJTM) involving the authors, editors, and the publisher (School of Business & Management ITB).

Publishing ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed the Asian Journal of Technology Management (AJTM) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. 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. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society or sponsored journals.  

School of Business and Management, Institut of Teknologi Bandung (SBM ITB) as the publisher of the articles is committed to uphold the ethics throughout the publication processes. We commit to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, SBM ITB and editorial board of AJTM will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.


Duties of editors

  • Publication decision

The editor in chief of AJTM is responsible for deciding articles that will be published. The decision is based on the articles compliance with AJTM standard, and recommendation from the journal's editorial board members and reviewers. The journal abides by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor confers with the editorial team and reviewers in making this decision.

  •  Fairness

AJTM upholds for fairness. The editors and reviewers evaluate articles for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, or political philosophy of the authors.

  • Confidentiality

AJTM ensure the confidentiality of all data and information related to publications. The editor, reviewers, and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted article to other parties who have no relations to our publication processes.

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted article must not be used by any of the editorial board members and reviewers in their own research.


Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions

AJTM uses double-blind review process. The reviewers review articles content and advise the editor-in-chief in making the editorial decision. Further, editor-in-chief communicates with authors, and sends the comments from reviewer to improve the quality of their manuscripts.

  • Promptness

AJTM journal editor commit to provide sufficient time in reviewing the author’s article, thus we involve reviewers from various countries. When a reviewer does not submit the review report in a timely manner, the article will be immediately sent to another qualified reviewer.

  • Confidentiality

We enforce enclosed process where only editor-in-chief and reviewers can discuss articles submitted thus we ensure its confidentiality.

  • Standards of Objectivity

AJTM upholds objectivity to all articles submitted. Our editors and reviewers evaluate articles based on its content, provide recommendation for improvement, and the review comments must be respectful.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards

Authors should present their work clearly. An article should contain sufficient detail, clear tables and figures, and references. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

  • Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide such data within reasonable time.

  • Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that the article submitted to AJTM must be an original work. Authors are not allowed to submit the same article to other journals while the article is being under review by AJTM. Further, articles must be free of any plagiarism falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material. Articles found with such problems will be automatically rejected.

  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Multiple, redundancy or self-plagiarism is unacceptable. Further, when submitting an article, authors should make a written statement mentioning that the article has not been published and is not currently under publication to any other journal.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others is required. Authors must cite publications that have led to the authors’ current research.

  • Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be shared properly and only for those who have actually made contributions. The corresponding author who submits the article should list all co-authors. If accepted, all authors are required to give 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 any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose any financial support in their article, and should avoid conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

  • Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the article.