This part declares the code of ethics for International Journal of Zakat (IJAZ) published by The Center of Strategic Studies, The National Board of Zakat Republic of Indonesia (BAZNAS). This section adapts the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which covers the code of ethics for the editor in chief, editorial board members, editorial team, reviewers and authors. This statement follows COPE as in the below link: https://publicationethics.org/guidance?classification=2772
Articles published in IJAZ are an indispensable contributor in the development of a comprehensible and valued network of knowledge on zakat related studies which are reflective of the writers and institutions quality. It is thus important to agree upon the standards of the anticipated ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing, who are the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society. The editors of IJAZ are committed to guarantee the procedures to be simply directed to facilitate an objective and intellectual treatment. The editors and the assigned reviewers evaluate the submitted manuscripts without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or certain political and group interest. A software is utilized to avoid plagiarism.
Duties of Authors
- Perform the responsibility of guaranteeing only new and original work is submitted and free of plagiarism.
- Never reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
- Never submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
- Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the editorial team of IJAZ, or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
- Must inform the Chief-in-Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work for correction or retraction of the article.
- Make significant contributions and be responsible for any inadequacy in their work.
Duties of Reviewers
- Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
- Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
- Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally.
- Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief-in-Editor for further action.
- Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
- Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
- Adhere to the time allocated for the review process.
- Requests for extension to review the submission is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
Duties of Editorial Board Members
- Actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.
- Act as ambassadors for the journal.
- Continuously support and promote the journal.
- Review any work assigned to them.
Duties of Chief Editor
- Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
- Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
- Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
- Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve or increase the image and visibility of the journal.
- Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
- Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected or identified for the reviewing process.