Publication Ethics

 NUANSA: Educational scientific journals are national journals published twice a year in print and online by the Al-Amin Dompu Biology Education Study Program (STKIP) Indonesia. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing articles, including authors, editorial boards, and publishers. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Publishing Code of Conduct

Publishing articles in Nuance is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The articles reviewed to support and contain scientific methods. Therefore, it is important to agree on standards of ethical behavior that are expected for all parties involved in publishing, namely: authors, journal editors, publishers, and the public.

The Biology Education Study Program (STKIP) Al-Amin Dompu as the publisher of Nuance is responsible for overseeing all stages of publication in earnest and recognizes ethical and other responsibilities. In addition to being committed to ensuring that reprint advertisements and other commercial revenues do not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions, they are also committed to assisting with the management of other journals and / or publishers if deemed useful and necessary.

Decision of Issuance

The nuance editor is responsible for deciding which articles to submit must be published. The validation of the work and its importance for researchers and readers must always drive the decision. Editors can be guided by the policies of the journal editing board and are limited by legal provisions as they must be upheld regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor can negotiate with other editors or the assessment team in making this decision.

Fair treatment

Editors always evaluate texts based on their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the writers.


Editors and editing staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the author, expert editor, bestari partner, and publisher.

Notification and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted manuscript may not be used in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The assessment of bestari partners helps the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communication with the writer can also help the writer perfect his writing.


Any selected evaluator who feels that he does not meet the qualifications to assess the research reported in a text or knows that his quick review will be impossible to inform the editor and free himself from the assessment process.


Every text received for evaluation must be treated as a confidential document. The document must not be shown or discussed with anyone unless authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standards

The assessment must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not justified. Assessors must state their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Recognition

The assessor must identify the relevant published work that is not cited by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been reported before must be accompanied by a relevant quote. An appraiser must also ask the editor to pay attention to the similarity or overlap between the assessed text and other published writings.

Notification and Conflict of Interest

The information or confidential opinion obtained through bestari's partner assessment must be kept confidential and may not be used for personal gain. Assessors may not consider texts where they have a conflict of interest originating from a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connection with any writer, company, or institution related to the writing.

Reporting Standards

The author must present an accurate report of the work made and an objective discussion of its significance. The main data must be represented accurately in writing. An article must include enough detail and references to allow others to repeat the work. Deceptive or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.


Originality and Plagiarism

Writers must ensure that they have written works that are entirely original and that they have quoted correctly when using the work and/or words of others.

Multiple, Repetitive or Concurrent Publishing

An author in general must not publish manuscripts that essentially describe the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same text to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Source Recognition

Fair recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite influential publications in determining the nature of the work reported.

Authorship Writing

Authorship must be limited to those who make important contributions to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the studies reported. All people who make important contributions must be listed as co-authors. If there are other people who participate in certain important aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. The right writer must ensure that all appropriate joint authors are included in the writing and that all joint authors have seen and agreed to the final version of the article and have agreed to submit it for publication.

Notification and Conflict of Interest

All authors must notify in their text of any financial or another substantive conflict that might be suspected to affect the results or interpretation of their text. All financial support for the project must be notified.

A fundamental error in the published works

If an author discovers a meaningful error or inaccuracy in his publications, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and work with the editor to retract or correct the writing.