Publication Ethics


Jurnal Gizi dan Dietetik develops a scientific peer-reviewed periodicals as a contribution to the development of the dentistry to improve dental health. Every published paper will be reviewed by the board of peer reviewers having expertise in the related fields to ensure that the quality of the published paper is in accordance with the determined editorial standards. Jurnal Gizi dan Dietetik is a medium of communication between academics, clinicians, and peer reviewers so that publishers are responsible to safeguard the validity and independence of research article, review articles, case studies, and policy brief published. Issuance decisions are purely determined by the quality of the manuscript and are not influenced by advertising or sponsorship. On the other hand, blinded method was applied to the review process to minimize the subjectivity and bias.

Publication of ethics statement is designed to give an overview of expected behaviour and conduct of peer reviewers, chief editors, editorial board, author and publisher (Poltekkes Bandung). The following ethical statements are based on COPE’s ( best practice guideline for journal editors.



Peer reviewers are required to provide recommendations to help authors to improve the quality of published manuscripts and editor in determining the editorial policy, in accordance with their respective expertise.



  1. Publication Decision 

Decision making of the published manuscript is the liability of the editor based on the policies and guidelines of the editorial board as well as based on compliance with legal requirements, such as not containing any information that harm others or containing slander, copyright disputes, and plagiarism. Communication with other editors or peer reviewers is acceptable to support the decision-making of the publication of the manuscript. Issuance decisions cannot be made by an editor based on personal considerations.

  1. Fairness

Editors must be able to evaluate a manuscript based on its scientific content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and belief, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

  1. Confidentiality

All information contained in the manuscript is confidential and should not be distributed except to the author, peer reviewers, prospective peer reviewers, editors, and publishers concerned.

  1. Conflicts of Interest
  • The editor is not allowed to use the unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written consent of the author, under any circumstances.
  • The information and ideas contained in the text which are in the peer-review process is confidential and will not be distributed or used for personal benefit.
  • In case of having a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relationship with the author, institution or company involved in publishing, the editor is not permitted to evaluate the related texts. Thus, another editor board member should be involved in determining the issuance of the manuscript.
  • Editors must ensure that all parties involved in the review process and the publication of the manuscript declare a conflict of interest in the publication of a manuscript, as well as make corrections if a conflict of interest is revealed after the manuscript is published. If necessary, the editor can take appropriate action, such as publishing editorial statements or retraction of the manuscript.
  • The share of non peer-reviewed written by the editor should be differentiated and easily identifiable in the scientific periodicals.
  1. 5Involvement and Collaboration in the Investigation

Reports related to actions that do not comply with the ethics of publishing are justified, even many years after the manuscript was published. The report must be addressed by the editor. Editors should contact the author and establish communication with the institution or entity related to the report. Correction, retraction, or other editorial notes should be published as a form of official response to the report complaints.

  1. Erratum on Published Manuscript

If the editor or others encountered a fatal error and inaccuracies in the published manuscript, the editor should immediately notify the author and inform it through the website.


  2. The author should comply with the following standards for preparing the manuscript to be published in the scientific periodicals:
  • Presenting accurate (using controlled and specific protocols/procedures), reliable, repeatable, précised, and validated data.
  • Presenting sufficient details and references to ease other parties to repeat the research steps or treatment written in the text.
  • Differentiating personal opinion from accurate and objective scientific statement on the basis of references.
  1. Data Access and Retention

Access of raw data should be granted for the purpose of editorial review.

  1. Originality and Plagiarism

The manuscript should contain research or treatment of original nature. Any citation or adaptation of the previously published author, research, or treatment should be clearly stated. All forms of plagiarism should be subjected to rejection.

  1. Multiple, Repetitive, or Simultaneous Publication

Multiple, repetitive, or simultaneous publication in other publications are things which are objectionable. The manuscript containing same information cannot be submitted or published in other scientific periodicals.

  1. Sources of Information and References

Information from personal communication such as conversations, interviews, correspondence, and discussions or activities that are confidential as a manuscript jury or grant application or research funding schemes, should not be used without written permission from the original source or author.

  1. Writing Agreement

The main author and all co-authors must approve the final version of the script and sign available submission form of the scientific periodicals

  1. Hazardous Materials and Human Subjects and Animals

The use of hazardous materials or equipment should be written clearly in the text. All procedures related to human or animal to be approved by the appropriate institutional committee and the approval must be explained in the text. Human rights is an important thing to be fully realized by the author. Authors should clearly explain their actions and statements consent for receiving information of every human subject involved.

  1. Conflict of Interest

Any indication of conflict of interest should be disclosed as clearly as possible. All financial supports, working relation, consultation, resources ownership, honoraria, paid expert revelation, patent application/registration, grant or other funding scheme should be clearly stated.

  1. Corrigendum in the Published Manuscript

The following actions should be taken if the writer encountered a fatal error in the published manuscript immediately contact the editor of the journal to retract the manuscript.