Publication Ethics




Bhakti Setya Medika is a peer-reviewed scientific magazine as one of the contributions to health development. Each published paper will be reviewed by a peer reviewer board consisting of experts in related fields, so that the quality of published manuscripts is in accordance with predetermined editorial standards. Ethics statement publications are designed to provide an overview of the conduct and behavior expected of peer reviewers, editors, and authors.

Bhakti Setya Medika is a medium of communication between academics, clinicians and peer reviewers so that publishers have the responsibility to maintain the validity and independence of published research publications, literature or case studies. The decision to publish is purely determined by the quality of the manuscript professionally and is not influenced by advertising or sponsorship. On the other hand, the blinded method is applied to the review process so that subjectivity and bias can be minimized.


Peer Reviewer

Peer reviewers are required to provide recommendations to help authors improve the quality of published manuscripts and editors in determining editorial policies, according to their respective areas of expertise.

  1. Will

The peer reviewer must inform the editor about his willingness to review the manuscript to be published. Otherwise, the peer reviewer must notify the editor.

  1. Confidentiality

The manuscript being reviewed is a confidential document. Do not communicate with other parties without the author's permission.

  1. Standard Objectivity

Peer reviewers should adhere to the principle of objectivity and avoid personal criticism of the scriptwriters during the review process. All comments must be accompanied by clear and supportive suggestions.

  1. Clarity of Reference

Peer reviewers are recommended to inform research authors that relevant literature, or case studies that have not been cited, have substantial similarities or overlap with the manuscripts being reviewed.

  1. Conflict of Interest

      Peer reviewers may not use unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written permission of the author, under any circumstances. The information and ideas contained in the manuscripts under review are confidential and may not be disseminated or used for personal gain. If you have a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relationship with the author, institution or company involved in the publication, the peer reviewer is not allowed to evaluate the relevant manuscript.



  1. Publication Decision

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

  1. Fairness

Editors must be able to evaluate manuscripts based on their scholarly content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy.

  1. Confidentiality

All information contained in the manuscript is confidential and may not be disseminated except to the author, peer reviewer, prospective peer reviewer, editor, and publisher concerned.

  1. Conflict of Interest

      Editors may not use unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written consent of the author, under any circumstances.

      Information and ideas contained in texts that are under peer-review process are confidential and will not be disseminated or used for personal gain.

   In the event that there is a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, cooperation, or other relationships with the authors, institutions or companies involved in the publication, the editor is not allowed to evaluate the manuscript in question. Thus, other members of the editorial board must be involved in determining the publication of the manuscript.

      Editors must ensure that all parties involved in the process of reviewing and publishing manuscripts declare a conflict of interest in publishing the manuscript, and make corrections if a conflict of interest is revealed after the manuscript is published. If necessary, the editor may take appropriate action, such as issuing an editorial statement or withdrawing the manuscript.

Non-peer-reviewed portions written by editors must be distinguished and easily identified in scientific periodicals.

  1. Involvement and Collaboration in Investigations

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

  1. Fatal Error in the Published Manuscript

If the editor or someone else finds fatal errors and inaccuracies in a published manuscript, the editor must immediately notify the author and ask for a correction or revocation.



  1. Writing standards
  2. Authors must meet the standards for drafting manuscripts to be published in scientific periodicals as follows:

       a. Present data that is accurate (using controlled and specific protocols/procedures), reliable, repeatable, precise, and validated.
       b. Present sufficient details and references to make it easier for other parties to repeat the research steps or treatment written in the text.
       c. Distinguish personal opinion from accurate and objective scientific statements based on references.

  1. Data Access and Storage

Raw data access must be granted for editorial review purposes.

  1. Originality and Plagiarism

Manuscripts must contain original research. Any quotations or adaptations from authors, previously published research must be clearly stated. Any form of plagiarism must be subject to rejection.

  1. Multiple, Repeating, or Simultaneous Publishing

Multiple, repeated or simultaneous publications in other publications are unacceptable. Manuscripts containing the same information cannot be submitted or published in other scientific periodicals.

  1. Sources of Information and Reference

Information from private communications such as conversations, interviews, correspondence, and confidential discussions or activities such as grant applications or research funding schemes, may not be used without written permission from the original source or author.

  1. Writing Agreement

The primary author and other authors must approve the final version of the manuscript and sign a submission form available from scientific periodicals.

  1. Hazardous Materials and Human and Animal Subjects

The use of hazardous materials or equipment must be clearly written in the text. All procedures relating to humans or animals must be approved by the appropriate institutional committee and such approval must be specified in the text. Human rights are important things to be fully realized by creators. Authors must clearly explain their actions and express consent to receive information from any human subjects involved.

  1. Conflict of Interest

Any indication of a conflict of interest must be disclosed as clearly as possible. All financial support, work relations, consulting, ownership of resources, fees paid, application/registration of patents, grants or other funding schemes must be fully and clearly stated.

  1. Fatal Error in Published Manuscripts

The following actions should be taken if an author finds a fatal error in a published manuscript, contact the publisher's editor immediately.