Publication Ethics

Journal of Chemical Mulawarman managed by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Mulawarman University in developing a peer-reviewed scientific journal as a contribution to the knowledge of chemistry-related science. All matters Relating to chemistry for Increased research in the field of exact sciences. All published manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by a committee composed of experts concerned, therefore, a paper published in accordance with editorial standards. Publishing ethics written statement to describe the expected behavior and attitudes of peer review, editor, and writer.
Journal of Chemical Mulawarman is the medium of communication between academics and peer review, therefore, the issuer has the responsibility for maintaining the validity and independence of publications published research, literature review, and case studies. issuance decisions are purely determined by the quality of the script and are not affected by the sponsor or advertorials. The blind method applied in the review process to minimize bias and subjectivity.


Peer review should provide a recommendation to assist author for the published manuscript quality and the editor to determine editorial policy in accordance with his/ her expertise.

1. Willingness
Peer review should provide information to the editor about their willing in reviewing the manuscripts to publish. Whereas the peer review is unwilling, he/ she should inform the editor. Peer review should provide information to editor on his/ her willingness

2. Confidentiality
The reviewed manuscripts are secret documents. Communication with other parties without authors consent is prohibited.

3. Objectivity Standard
Peer review should follow the objectivity principle and avoid personal critics on the author in manuscripts review processing. All comments should include with clear and constructing suggestion.

4. Source Clarity
Peer review is recommended to provide information to the authors of research, literature review, or relevant case study without citation, contain substantial similarity or overlap with reviewed manuscript.

5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Peer review is not allowed to use an unpublished manuscript material for personal interest without the author’s written consent. The written information and ideas in reviewed manuscript are confidential and prohibited to disseminate and use for personal interest. Whereas there is a conflict of interest due to the reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relation with the authors, institutions, or company involving in publishing, peer review is not allowed to evaluate the related manuscript.


1. Publication decisions
The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

2. Fair play
An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

3. Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage

Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.

Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations.

Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified

5. Involvement and cooperation in investigations
An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


1. Reporting standard
Presenting accurate data (using controlled and specific protocol/ procedure), trustable, repeatable, precise, and validated.
Presenting proper details and reference to facilitate other parties in repeating research or maintaining stages in the manuscript.
Distinguishing personal opinion and accurate and objective scientific statement from literature source.

2. Authenticity and Plagiarism
The manuscript should be contained original research or maintenance. The published citation or adaptation from the author and the research or maintenance should be clearly stated. All forms of plagiarism are prohibited.

3. Multiple, Repetition, or Simultaneous Publication
Multiple, repetition or simultaneous publication on other publication media are prohibited. Manuscripts with similar information could not be submitted or published on other scientific periodicals.

4. Acknowledgment of Source
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services

5. Manuscript Writing Agreement
The main author and all co-authors should agree on the manuscript ending version and sign the provided submitting form of the scientific periodicals.

6. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
Precarious tools and matters should be clearly written in the manuscript. All procedures related to human and animal should be agreed by related institutional committee, and the agreement should be stated in the manuscript. Human right is significant matter and should be understood by the author. The author should clarify the act agreement and information acceptance statement of every involving human.

7. Conflict of Interest
The conflict of interest indication should be stated as early as possible. All supports in financial, work relation, consultation, resource ownership, paid experts statement, patent registration/ application, grant or other funding schemes should be clearly stated.

8. Published Manuscript’s Fatal Mistake
The author’s actions in finding published manuscript’s fatal mistake:

  • Immediately contacting publisher’s editor.
  • Immediately retract or correct the manuscript.