Publication Ethics

The following statements are based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


1. Decision on the Publication of Articles:
The Editor-in-Chief of "Wahana Teknik" is responsible for determining which submitted articles should be published. This decision is guided by the journal's editorial board policies and is subject to legal requirements concerning issues such as libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may consult with other editors or reviewers when making this decision.

2. Review of Manuscripts:
The Editor-in-Chief ensures that each manuscript undergoes an initial evaluation by the editor or co-editor. This may involve using appropriate software to assess the originality of the content. Once this assessment is passed, the manuscript is sent to two blind peer reviewers who provide recommendations for publication, modification, or rejection. The review process typically takes at least one month from the reviewer's willingness to review, and the timeline may vary depending on the quality of the article.

3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in the reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author.

4. Fair Evaluation:
Manuscripts should be evaluated solely based on their intellectual merit, without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

5. Confidentiality:
Editors and editorial staff must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.


1. Promptness:
Reviewers should promptly inform the editor if they cannot complete the manuscript review within the stipulated time, allowing the editor to assign it to another reviewer.

2. Confidentiality:
Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and treated as privileged information.

3. Standards of Objectivity:
Reviews should be conducted objectively without personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly, supported by arguments.

4. Acknowledgment of Sources:
Reviewers should identify relevant published work not cited by the authors and bring any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published works to the Editor-in-Chief's attention.

5. Conflict of Interest:
Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.


1. Reporting Standards:
Authors should present an accurate account of their research and an objective discussion of its significance. Data should be accurately represented in the paper, and sufficient detail and references should be provided to permit replication of the work.

2. Data Access and Retention:
Authors may be required to provide raw data for editorial review and, if possible, for public access. Authors should retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

3. Originality and Plagiarism:
Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original. Any use of the work or words of others must be appropriately cited or quoted.

4. Multiple Publications:
Authors should not submit essentially the same research to more than one journal or primary publication. Concurrent submission of the same manuscript to multiple journals is unethical.

5. Acknowledgment of Sources:
Authors must properly acknowledge the work of others and cite influential publications that have contributed to their work.

6. Authorship of the Paper:
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research. All contributors should be listed as co-authors or acknowledged appropriately.

7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
Authors must disclose any financial or substantive conflict of interest that could influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support should be disclosed.

8. Fundamental Errors:
If authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work, they must promptly inform the journal editor and cooperate to correct or retract the paper.

The publisher and Wahana Teknik Journal strictly prohibit plagiarism and unethical publication practices. Plagiarism is considered a serious breach of scientific ethics and will be dealt with accordingly. Continuous support and guidance from the Editorial and Reviewer Board are encouraged to ensure the highest standards of publication ethics.