Publication Ethics

Saree: Research in Gender Studies, is a peer-reviewed journal, published biannually by Pusat Studi Gender dan Anak (Center of Gender and Child Study), LP2M - IAIN Lhokseumawe, It is available both in print and online as an open-access source. This statement clarifies the professional ethics of all parties involved in the publication of an article in this journal, including the authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, reviewers, and publisher.

The submitted article is original, research-based, unpublished, and not currently under evaluation for prospective publication in other journals.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in Saree: Research in Gender Studies is essential for creating a coherent and reputable network of knowledge. It directly reflects the quality of the authors' work and the institutions that support them. The scientific methodologies are supported and embodied by peer-reviewed articles. It is consequently essential that all parties engaged in the publication process—the authors, the editors, the reviewers, the publisher, and the society—agree on principles of required professional ethics. As the publisher of Saree: Research in Gender Studies, the publisher takes its responsibilities of guardianship over all stages of publication seriously and is aware of its other ethical and legal obligations. The publisher is dedicated to ensuring that advertising, reprint charges, and different types of commercial revenue have no effect on editorial decisions.

Publication Decisions
The editorial board of Saree: Research in Gender Studies determines which of the manuscript submissions will be published. Validation of the work in question and its significance to researchers and readers must always be the determining factor in such judgments. The editors may be influenced by the journal's editorial board's rules and be bound by the applicable legal requirements for libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may consult with additional editors or reviewers before coming to a decision.

Fair Play
A manuscript is always evaluated for its intellectual substance, regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic background, citizenship, or political ideology.

The editors and any editorial staff members are prohibited from disclosing any information on a submitted article to anybody other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor(s) in making editing judgments and, through editorial communications with the author(s). It may also help the author(s) in enhancing the manuscript.

If a referee feels unqualified to evaluate the research provided in a submission or believes that a timely evaluation is impossible, he or she must contact the editor and withdraw from the review process.

Any submitted manuscripts must be considered confidential documents. They cannot be displayed to or discussed with anyone without the editor's authorization.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources
The reviewers should identify relevant previously published works that were not referenced by the authors. Any assertion that a certain observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be backed by the appropriate citation. A reviewer should also bring to the editor's notice any significant overlap or resemblance between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article of which they are personally aware.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Confidential information or ideas received by peer review must not be exploited for personal benefit and must be kept private. They should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscripts.