Publication Ethics

DISCOVERY: Jurnal Kemaritiman dan Transportasi is a reviewed journal published by Lembaga Penelitian Pengabdian Masyarakat, Akademi Kelautan Banyuwangi. This statement describes the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the process of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, chief editor, Editorial Board, reviewers and publishers.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal Discovery: Jurnal Kemaritiman dan Transportasi is an important building block in the development of a coherent and recognized knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Review articles support and embody the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on the expected standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, journal editors, review partners, publishers and the public.

Lembaga Penelitian Pengabdian Masyarakat, Akademi Kelautan Banyuwangi as publisher of the journal Discovery: Jurnal Kemaritiman dan Transportasi takes the role of maintaining all stages of publishing very seriously and we are aware of our ethics and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue does not impact or influence editorial decisions. In addition, the Institute for Community Service Research, the Banyuwangi Marine Academy and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers, where this is useful and necessary.

Publication Decision
Discovery journal editor: Jurnal Kemaritiman dan Transportasi is responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published. The validation of the work and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and constrained by applicable legal provisions, such as defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may consult with other editors or review partners in making this decision.

Aspects of Justice

The editors evaluate manuscripts at all times for the intellectual content of the authors regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political views of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other appropriate editorial boards, and publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

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


Editor's Task

Publication Decision
Based on the editorial board's review report, the editor may accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. Validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. Editors must be responsible for everything they publish and must have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the records published.

Reviews of Manuscripts
Editors must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for authenticity. Editors must regulate and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors must describe their peer review process in information to authors and also indicate which sections of the journal were reviewed. Editors should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers under consideration for publication by selecting people with adequate expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

Aspects of Justice
Editors must ensure that every manuscript accepted by the journal is reviewed for intellectual content without regard to the gender, gender, race, religion, nationality, etc. of the author. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and impartial decisions is upholding the principles of editorial independence and integrity. Editors are in a strong position with making decisions about publication, which makes it extremely important that this process is as fair and as possible unbiased.

Editors must ensure that information about manuscripts submitted by authors is kept confidential. Editors must critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Journal Editors will not use unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts for their own research without the written consent of the authors. Editors should not be involved in making decisions about papers that have a conflict of interest

Reviewer's Task

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Bestari partners assist editors in making editorial decisions and can assist authors in improving the quality of manuscripts through editors.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified/interested in reviewing the manuscript or does not have sufficient time to review it must immediately notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscript accepted for review must be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts must not be shared or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.

Objectivity Standard

Review must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate to convey. Reviewers must state their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Statements that observations, derivations, or arguments have been previously reported must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also state to the editor if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published articles.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or ideas obtained in the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers must reject manuscripts where they have a conflict of interest due to competition, collaboration, or other relationships and connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the manuscript.

Writer's Task

Reporting Standard

Authors of the original research report must present an accurate account of the work done as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research. The underlying data must be accurately included in the manuscript. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to copy the work. Reporting fraud or giving out inaccurate information is unethical and unacceptable.