Ethical Standars

Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies ethical behavior by parties involved in the act of manuscript publication in Mediastima, which is managed by the Fakultas Ekonomi IBI Kosgoro 1957, including writers, editors, and reviewers.

This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice standard.

  1. Ethical Guidance for Journal Publication

The publication of a manuscript requires consideration related to its ethics. This is also applied in Mediastima. Mediastima publishes articles that are studied both theoretically and empirically from accountable resources. This matter is important for the development of knowledge to be implemented in developing the economy of a country. Thus, a coherent and valued network of knowledge needs to be carried out in the Ethics Guidelines for Journal publications. This thing reflects on the work by authors and supporting institutions.

Articles in Mediastima is peer-reviewed to support and achieve scientific method. It is important to agree on expected standards of ethical behavior by parties involved in the act of manuscript publication, including writers, editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public.

Fakultas Ekonomi IBI Kosgoro 1957 as Publisher of Mediastima takes its trusteeship beyond all the publishing stages very seriously and carry it out with ethics and other responsibilities. Fakultas Ekonomi IBI Kosgoro 1957 commits to ensure that broadcasting, reprinting or other commercial income does not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions.

  1. Publication Decisions

Before publishing Mediastima both online or printed, the Chief Editor in charge of publishing requests input from other editors as well as support from the reviewer. It also based the steps of journal publications, which start from the submission of the manuscript to editor review, checking by the reviewer, layout checking, plagiarism, and copyright checking. This process is under the supervision of the Chief Editor and other editors with authority that a publication decision arises for the articles in Mediastima.

  1. Non-discrimination

In each publication of Mediastima, the editors and reviewers evaluate the manuscript for its scientific content alone without relating to race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author. This matter is for the sake of upholding the ethics of publishing the Mediastima that is non-discrimination.

  1. Confidentiality

Every article published in Mediastima is secured for its valuable information. Thus, editors and reviewers are not permitted to disclose much information related to the journal to anybody. It is including the authors, reviewers, editorial teams, and publishers. They are only allowed to disclose what is relevant and appropriate.

  1. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Any unpublished material will be disclosed under a submitted manuscript and are not to be used by the editorial boards and reviewer in their research


Duty and Obligation of the Reviewer

  1. Contribution to editorial decisions

Publication of manuscripts in Mediastima involves reviewer in the associated field. Decisions of the reviewer contribute to the editor’s decision for every manuscript. This journal uses the blind-review process. The result of the review is sent back to the author by the editor. This point is done to improve the author’s quality of writing.

  1. Promptness

Mediastima values punctuality of the publication and information delivery to authors. Every submitted manuscript in Mediastima will be informed to the author and reviewer to be processed based on the basic provisions. If the reviewer is unable to submit on-time, the editor will decide to replace them with another reviewer that is more qualified. This is to ensure that the publication time is consistent with the decided schedule.

  1. Privacy and Confidentiality

Mediastima is managed by the Fakultas Ekonomi IBI Kosgoro 1957 with support of the editor and expert reviewer. Every manuscript submitted is secured confidentially by the editors, reviewer, and publisher. By the fact that it is blind reviewd, every manuscript can only be discussed for its content by editor and writer.

  1. Objectivity Standard

Every submitted manuscript submitted to Mediastima is obligated to be evaluated by the editors and reviewers based on the established standard. Nevertheless, commentary and review by the editor and reviewer must be respectful towards the author. Every reviewer is required to be consistent with the decision and recommendation for the editors and writer

  1. Reference Citation / Acknowledgment

The reviewers are obligated to make point of reference used in the manuscript submitted by the authors through the editor. Every source must be checked for its validity and novelty, and is obtained from trusted journal site. 

  1. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Any specific information or ideas obtained through peer-review process must be kept confidential not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not any consider texts containing conflicts of interest which from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or also connections with writers, companies or other institutions associated with the research.


Duties and Obligation of the Author

  1. Reporting Standard

All authors are obligated to serve accountable relevant information in works submitted to Mediastima. Presented data ought to be cited from liable sources. The references must be written in the article. Any form of fraud or inacurrate statement made on purpose is an unethical doing therefore unacceptable.

  1. Data Access and Retention

The Authors might be asked for explanation related to data and information written in the script. Thus they are obligated to provide data and information to the editor and the reviewer punctually. This is due to simplify the correction process of submitted article bassed on the guideline by Mediastima.

  1. Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that the work is original. They must make proper citations whenever using other's word or work. If any sort of plagiarism or problems with the citation is discovered in the author's work, the manuscript will be automatically rejected. Complete policies related to plagiarism can be seen in the plagiarism policy

  1. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Whenever an author submits a manuscript to be published in the Mediastima, one is not allowed to send the manuscript to another publisher simultaneously. This act is considered unethical. Thus the manuscript would not be accepted.

  1. Acknowledgment of Sources.

Every manuscript sent by the author to Mediastima ought to give proper acknowledgment and credits to cited authors. All of the acknowledgment must be written clearly in the Reference List.

  1. Authorship of the Paper.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the submitted manuscript. The authors listed in the manuscript have a responsibility to keep the co-authors posted with the review process. If the manuscript is accepted, all authors are required to provide and sign a statement that the research is their original work

  1. Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the research use of chemicals, procedure or tools which may contain hazard that normally does not inherent in the usage, the author must clearly identify all these things in the text

  1. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest.

All writers should express in their manuscript everything that supports them to complete the research. All financial supports for the research should be disclosed.

  1. Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, the author is obligated to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and work with the editor to withdraw or improve the research.


Malpractice Statement

In any form of established ethical publications, malpractice will lead to the application of sanctions and other actions needed to ensure all articles published by Mediastima. In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and the Editorial Board will use the best practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to assist them in resolving the complaint and dealing fairly with the misconduct. This will include an investigation of the Editors' allegation. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where the published paper has been found to contain such misconduct, the retraction may be published and linked to the original article.



Retraction, Withdrawal and Correction Policy



The papers published in the Mediastima will be consider to retract in the publication if :

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabri-cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission orjustification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  3. it constitutes plagiarism
  4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at



Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, and works invested by the publisher.


Mediastima should consider issuing a correction if:

  • A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports flawed data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error.
  • The Authors list is incorrect (e.g., a contributor has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of three categories:

  • Publisher correction (erratum): to notify readers of a critical error made by journal staff (usually a production error) that negatively impacts the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or the reputation of the authors of the journal.
  • Author correction (corrigendum): to notify readers of a critical error made by the authors, which has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the authors or the journal.
  • Addendum: an addition to the article by its authors to explain inconsistencies, expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.

The Editor-in-Chief decides whether a correction should be issued, sometimes with advice from reviewers or editorial board members. Handling editors will contact the authors of the paper concerned with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and which type rests with the Editor-in-Chief.