Statement of Publication and Malpractice Ethics

EXPLORE IT: is a national journal that collaborates with Bestari which is published twice a year (June and December) both printed and online by the Informatics Departement, Yudharta Pasuruan University Indonesia. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the publishing process including the author, Editorial Board, Expert Editor, and Publisher.

Publishing Ethics Guide

Publishing articles at EXPLORE IT is a very important process in developing coherent and respectful knowledge. This is a direct reflection of the quality of work and institutional writers who support researchers. The article reviewed contains and supports scientific methodology. Therefore, it is important to agree on the expected standard of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publishing process including writers, editors, expert editors, executive editors, publishers, and the public.

Informatics Departement, University of Yudharta Pasuruan, as the publisher of the EXPLORE IT journal, is responsible for overseeing all stages of publishing seriously and recognizing ethical responsibility and other responsibilities. Institutions ensure that every advertisement and other commercial income does not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, it also helps to communicate with other journal publishers if it is useful and necessary.

Issuance Decision

Editors are responsible for deciding which articles to submit must be published. Validation of these works and their importance to the writer and the reader must support that decision. The editors are guided by the journal editorial policy and are limited by laws which include defamation, copyright, and plagiarism. Editors can discuss with other editors or assessment teams to decide on policies.


Editors always judge texts based on their intellect regardless of the race, gender, belief, ethnicity, nationality or political philosophy of the author.


Expert editors and executive editors are prohibited from disclosing any information related to the manuscript sent to anyone other than to the author himself, senior editor, best partner, and publisher.

Notification and Conflict of Interest

All unpublished content written in the text is prohibited to be used in the editor's own research without confirmation from the author.

Contributions to Editor's Decisions

Editor's Evaluation Experts help editors to make editorial decisions and through communication between editorials and authors, this can help writers to improve their articles.


Each selected appraiser who does not feel qualified to assess a study published in a text or knows that the assessment takes longer, so he must notify the editors and withdraw himself from the assessment process.


Each text received which is considered must be treated as a confidential document. It may not be displayed or discussed with others without editor's authority.

Standard of Objectivity

Assessment must be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not justified. Assessors must express their views clearly using supporting arguments.

Reference Recognition

The assessor must identify the relevant articles that have not been quoted by the author. Any statements of observation, derivation, or arguments that have been previously reported must be accompanied by relevant citations. The assessor must also ask the editor to pay attention to the similarities or overlaps between the texts that have been assessed and published.

Notification and Conflict of Interest

Secret information or arguments obtained through the assessment of the expert editor must be kept confidential and prohibited from being used for personal purposes. Assessors cannot assess the text if they have a conflict of interest with the author, company or institution involved in writing the script.

Reporting Standards

The author must present an accurate report of the article and objective discussion about the significance of the article. Basic data must be presented accurately. Articles must include sufficient details and references to enable others to carry out the same research. Deception statements or intentionally inaccurate reports are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written their original articles, besides, they must quote correctly if they take other people's articles or words.

Double Publishing, Repetition or Accident

In general, an author is not allowed to have the same publication that has a similar research focus in more than one journal.