Publication Ethics

Journal of Sustainable Development using following ethics for articles submission: 


Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper. Participants of certain substantive aspects of the research, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Policy in screening of plagiarism

The Journal team will judge any case of plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected before the article is published, we will alert the author(s), asking them to either rewrite the text or quote the exact text and cite the original source.

Galley proof will be scanned for detecting the plagiarism level. The tolerance for the plagiarism level for each article is < 5%. The revision will be required if the level is > 5%. We use Plagiarism Detector Program subscribed by the Graduate Program, University of Brawijaya. 

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journal team will conduct an investigation on its own merits. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the authors. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.

Multiple publication

The authors should not submit same manuscripts to more than one journal or primary publication.

Acknowledgement of source

Proper acknowledgment to others should always be written.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

The authors must include disclosure of all relationships to prevent a potential conflict of interest.

Fundamental errors in published works

When the authors discover a significant error in their own published work, they have to notify and cooperated to the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the paper.

Reporting standards

The authors should present an accurate account of the work performed with an objective discussion.