Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Creativity Student (ISSN 2502-1958) is double blind peer reviewed journal published by Research & Community Services Unit, Universitas Negeri Semarang (LPPM UNNES). The journal has focus:

Research: comprises scholarly reports that enhance knowledge regarding creativity in general, including the interdisciplinary and comparative study of creativity. This may include articles that report results of quantitative or qualitative research studies.

Conceptual Idea:  publishes articles conceptually relevant to advancing creativity whether practices or theories, present theories of creativity, models, or philosophical position, etc. Articles may draw upon theory/or material developed in educational practice that recognize and address a wide range of pedagogical approach that would interest members from a variety of countries and teaching setting, including activities and creativity practices to help internationalize creativity in learning, teaching, and other creative forms.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double blind reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Creativity Student has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

The Journal of Creativity Student implements the peer review policy as a means to ensure the quality of the publication in the journal. The peer-review process consists of initial review, double-blind review, and the decision by the editor. 

  1. Initial Review: The editor evaluates the submitted manuscript to determine if the content is suitable for the journal. The manuscript is also subjected to a similarity check procedure to identify any indication of plagiarism. Manuscripts with contents that are not suitable for the journal or with a high percentage of similarity will be returned immediately to the author(s).
  2. Peer Review: Submitted manuscripts that have passed the initial review are subjected to double-blind peer review, where both authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the review process. Minimum of two reviewers are assigned to evaluate and provide the recommendation for a manuscript. In assigning the reviewers, the editor is responsible to avoid the conflict of interest during the review process. 
  3. Decision: The editor makes the final decision on the acceptability of a manuscript based on the comments and recommendation of the reviewers. 

 

Open Access Policy

All articles published by the Journal of Creativity Student are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means:

  • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full text of all articles and other types of publication published in the Journal of Creativity Student; and
  • everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given under an open access Creative Common Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Permissions

No special permission is required to reuse all, or part of article published by the Journal of Creativity Student including figures and tables. All articles published under an open access Creative Common Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), and any part of the article may be reused without permission provided that the original article is clearly cited. Reuse of an article does not imply endorsement by the authors or Journal of Creativity Student. 

Meaning of Open Access

In accordance with major definitions of open access in scientific literature (namely the BudapestBerlin, and Bethesda Declarations), the Journal of Creativity Student defines open access by the following conditions: 

  • peer-reviewed literature is freely available without subscription or price barriers,
  • literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period), and
  • published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.

This means that all articles published in the Journal of Creativity Student, including data, graphics, and supplements, can be linked from external sources, scanned by search engines, re-used by text mining applications or websites, blogs, etc. free of charge under the sole condition of proper accreditation of the source and original publisher. The Journal of Creativity Student believes that open access publishing fosters the exchange of research results amongst scientists from different disciplines, thus facilitating interdisciplinary research. Open access publishing also provides access to research results to researchers worldwide, including those from developing countries, and to an interested general public. Although the Journal of Creativity Student publishes all of its articles under the open access model, we believe that open access is an enriching part of the scholarly communication process that can and should co-exist with other forms of communication and publication, such as society-based publishing and conferencing activities.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

The Journal of Creativity Student is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards for all parties involved in the act of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal: the author, the editor of the journal, the peer reviewer and the publisher the Journal of Creativity Student publishing ethics, both internally and externally and we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractices Statement based on Committe of Publication Ethics (COPE) standard. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication at any time even after the publication. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing to the relevant authorities. The Journal reserves the right to use plagiarism-detecting software to screen every submitted papers at all the times. 

 

EDITOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Accountability and Plagiarism: The editors of a peer-reviewed journal are accountable and responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. It is our routine procedure to run all submission through plagiarism detection software. Our acceptance rate for similarity is <25%. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers when making this decision.
  2. Fair play: An editor should evaluate manuscripts for those intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  3. Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers 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 papers.

 

 

 

REVIEWER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential. Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript. Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  2. Each paper is first reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.
  3. The reviewers will evaluate manuscripts based on the content without considering genders, sexual preference, religious belief, citizenship, ethnic and origin, or political philosophy of the authors.
  4. The reviewers need to assure the confidentiality of the information in the manuscript.
  5. The reviewers need to report to the Editor-in-Chief if they find any violation in the manuscript.  
  6. The reviewers need to evaluate the manuscripts as objective as possible and the results of the review present their opinion on the works.
  7. The reviewers who feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.

 

AUHTOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Reporting standards: Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. Authors should describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others
  2. Originality, plagiarism, and acknowledgement of sources: Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere - fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. If an author has used the work and/or words of others, that this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  3. Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  4. Ethics: Authors should only submit papers only on work that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that complies with all relevant legislation.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  6. Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  7. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  8. Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Abstracting & Indexing

The Journal of Creativity Student has been covered by following indexing and abstracting services: 

  1. Science and Technology Index (SINTA 5)
  2. Garba Rujukan Digital (GARUDA)
  3. Google Scholar


 

Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

As a form of commitment from the Journal of Creativity Student in preventing various forms of plagiarism, we strictly implement an anti-plagiarism policy where every submitted manuscript will be checked through the Turnitin application and signed a Statement of Originality. This policy is in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of National Education Number 17 of 2010 concerning the Prevention and Eradication of Plagiarism in Higher Education.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. The Journal of Creativity Student uses plagiarism checker to screen articles for detecting plagiarism. Detection of overlapping and similar text is used there and so quotations and appropriate citations have to be used whenever required. For checking Plagiarism, the Journal of Creativity Student Editorial Board will screen plagiarism with using Turnitin. If it is found plagiarism indication (above 25%), editorial board will reject manuscript immediately. Before publishing, it is required to obtain written confirmation from authors concerning to Originalty Statement from Author(s). This statement is to be signed by at least one of the authors who have obtained the assent of the co-author(s) where applicable.

 

Retraction Policy

Basically, journal editors cannot independently decide which articles shall be published. In making decisions regarding publishing, editors are guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and are limited by applicable legal requirements relating to defamation, copyright infringement, double publishing, and plagiarism. Articles that have been published will remain extant, exact, and unaltered as far as is possible. However, under certain circumstances can arise where articles that have been published must then be withdrawn or even deleted. Such actions should not be carried out except in exceptional circumstances.

A retraction of articles that have been published can be initiated by journal editors, by authors and/or their institutions. In certain cases, the retraction must be accompanied by an apology for the previous mistakes and/or expressions of gratitude to those who revealed the error to the author. A retraction of published scientific articles must be accompanied by a statement that the original article must not be published, and that data and conclusions should not be used as part of the basis for future research.

 

Article withdrawal

These circumstances can occur if the initial version of the article contains an error or may have been accidentally sent twice to both the Journal of Creativity Student and/or a different publisher. In addition, it can also occur due to an element of infringements of the scientific code of ethics, such as double submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, self-plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Articles that meet the element of infringements of the code of ethics upon the awareness of the author can make a withdrawal of his article accompanied by a letter of statement withdrawal addressed to the editorial board of the Journal of Creativity Student.

 

Article retraction

A retraction is carried out if an article is indicated to have Infringements of scientific ethical codes, such as double submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, self-morningism, fraudulent use of data, fake authors, or the like. Also, a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. A retraction of an article by the author or editor under the advice of the editorial board of the Journal of Creativity Student. There are several forms of recraction carried out by the Journal of Creativity Student, i.e.:

  1. If the infragements of the scientific code of ethics are indicated before the article published, the editor will return the manuscript to the author accompanied by a retraction letter from the Chief Editor;
  2. If the infragements of the scientific code of ethics are indicated after the article published, there are several mechanisms that can occur:
    1. A retraction notes titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
    2. The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
    3. The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
    4. The HTML version of the document is removed.

 

Article removal: legal limitations

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database of the Journal of Creativity Student. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, hoax, infringes others’ legal rights, a court order, and endangering state security. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.

 

Article replacement

In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. In these circumstances the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.