Salience: English Language, Literature, and Education Journal is a peer-reviewed national journal. The statement clarified the ethical conduct of all parties involved in the act of the article publication in the journal, including authors, editors, editorial boards, peer reviewers, and publishers (LPPM STKIP PGRI Ponorogo). This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guide for Journal Editors.
Tasks and Ethics of Editors
Editors have the responsiblity in selecting reviewers of received articles then deciding which articles that will be published after considering recommendations from reviewers.
Editors also have the responsibility in evaluating contents of articles to prevent copyrights violations, plagiarism, or conflicts that posibly occur on publication of that articles. Editors must maintain equal rights among all authors by limiting the content of the article as the only benchmark, and editors should not consider other benchmarks, such as the author’s original organization, race, gender, religion, citizenship, or political orientation.
The editor has no right to disclose any information from the author's articles to anyone else who is not the author, reviewer or person in charge of these articles. All the content of the article is the rights of the author and the editor. Therefore, without the author's permission, the editor has no right to use the published or unpublished information for their own benefit. The confidentiality of any information about authors or special ideas obtained from peer review should be protected and prohibited from being used for personal gain.
With full knowledge, the editor must determine whether he is involved in an article with a conflict of interest. Editors are responsible for responding to any questions and complaints related to ethical issues in texts published from authors, the public or other authors. Even if any unethical publishing behavior is discovered several years after publication, it must be regarded as illegal. Editors have the right to impose sanctions on ethical errors committed by authors.