UJLC is a peer-reviewed journal which upholding the standard of publication ethics thus put serious attention on such issue. It is intended to maintain the quality of an article to avoid the plagiarism and self-plagiarism practice. In addition, UJLC reserves the right to use plagiarism-detecting software to check any submitted manuscripts at all times. Therefore ethical behavior standards are important for all parties involved in publishing actions: Author, Editorial Board, Reviewers, and Publisher. We are committed editorial decisions are the result of editorial meetings which independence is guaranteed.
1.Original Works and Language Editing
Authors who are intended to submit their manuscripts to UJLC must ensure that their writings are original works and if the author has used the work and or the words of others than the authors should ensure that they have been correctly quoted. Authors must also ensure that the submitted manuscripts have never been published elsewhere and they are responsible for language editing of their respective manuscripts before the submission.
2. Article Submission Over One Journal
An author is not allowed to publish the same research script in more than one journal at major publications. Sending the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.
3. Reporting Standard
The authors must present an accurate report of the research undertaken as well as the objectives and benefits of the study. The data used should be presented accurately in the submitted manuscript. The manuscript should contain enough detail and reference to allow others to continue the research. Fraudulent acts or deliberate inaccuracies in presenting data or references constitute as unethical and unacceptable behaviors.
4. Access and Data Storage
Authors are required to provide raw data in connection with the manuscript for the editorial purposes and must be prepared to provide public access to the data (consistent with ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Database), if possible. Authors are required to keep such data within a reasonable time after publication under any circumstances.
5. Source Acknowledgment
The proper recognition of the work of others must always be acknowledged. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in the writing of their scientific works.
6. The Listed Authors
The listed authors of a submitted manuscript should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of submitted research. Anyone who has made a significant contribution should be listed as a co-author. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The author shall ensure that all appropriate co-authors and all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the submitted manuscript and have agreed to the submission for publication.
7. Disclosure Financial Resources and Conflict of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript, any substantive conflicts related to financial resources or third-party interests, which may affect the objectivity of the submitted article. All sources of financial support for projects or research in a submitted manuscript should be disclosed.
8. The Fundamental Error in Published Works
When the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in self-published works, it is the author's duty to immediately notify the journal editors or publisher and to work together with editors to draw up or revise the article.
1. Standards of Objectivity
The review must be done objectively based on the content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. Criticism of the author's personality is unethical. Reviewers must express their views clearly and are supported by good arguments.
2. Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest
Any submitted manuscript to be reviewed should be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts may not be displayed or discussed with others unless authorized by the editorial board. Confidential information or ideas obtained through peer-review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers are not allowed to review manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected with the reviewed manuscripts.
Each reviewer who is appointed and feels that he or she does not meet the qualifications required to review a particular manuscript or knows that his review will not be completed in time should make notice to the editorial boards and withdraw from the manuscript review process.
4. Recognition of Reference Sources
Reviewers shall identify relevant works that have been published and have not been cited by the Authors. Observation, derivation, or argument statement which previously examined should be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers should also notify the editorial board if there is substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript being considered with any other manuscript they may have known before.
5. Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Reviewers assist the editorial board in making editorial decisions, and through editorial communication with authors, reviewers can also assist authors in improving the quality of the manuscript concerned.
1. Decision for Publication
The editorial boards are responsible for deciding which manuscripts should be published from some manuscripts that have been submitted. The validity of articles and benefits for researchers and readers should serve as a decisive factor in any decision-making. The editorial board will base on the policies of this journal's editorial board and generally applicable legal rules such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may negotiate with the reviewers in making the decision.
2. Fair Play
In making the decisions, the editorial board will put forward the principle of "fair play" with the equality of treatment of each manuscript.
The editorial board must ensure the confidentiality of any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the Author, Reviewers, and Publisher. In addition, unpublished material in a submitted manuscript should not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.
4. Conflict of Interest
Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest.