Publication Ethics

Our editors and employees work hard to ensure the content we publish is ethically sound. To help us achieve that goal, we closely follow the advice laid out in the guidelines and flowcharts on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website.


Khalifah: Jurnal Pendidikan Nusantara is a periodic scientific journal managed on a peer-review basis, where other scientists (peer-review) evaluate the value and credibility of articles before publication. This journal is dedicated to publishing scientific articles on educational studies from various aspects and perspectives. The journal is available in online with ISSN: 3032-5358, and print with ISSN: 3032-5366, and is published twice a year, in June and December. Khalifah: Jurnal Pendidikan Nusantara aims to be a forum for disseminating ideas and research results in the field of education, especially in the archipelago or Indonesia. Apart from that, it can also be the main reference in the same field. Khalifah: Jurnal Pendidikan Nusantara is committed to maintaining high ethical standards in scientific publications including peer-review, authors, journal editors and publishers.


Publication of articles in Khalifah : Jurnal Pendidikan Nusantara is an important foundation in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the author's work and the institutions that support it. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of ethical behavior that are expected for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public. As the publisher of Khalifah : Jurnal Pendidikan Nusantara carries out its duties of supervision at all stages of publication seriously and recognizes ethical and other responsibilities. Aksara Shofa is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints or other commercial revenues do not impact or influence editorial decisions.

Publication Decisions

Editor Khalifah: Jurnal Pendidikan Nusantara is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. Validation of the work involved and the importance to researchers and readers of the issue should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the journal's editorial policy board and limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors can interact with other editors or reviewers in making decisions.

Plagiarism Screening

Basically it is the writer's job to only submit manuscripts that are free from plagiarism and academic malpractice. However, editors double-check each article before publication. The first step is to check plagiarism against the offline database developed by Aksara Shofa and the second is to check as many times as possible on the online database.

Fair Play 

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editors 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in editors' own research without the express written consent of the author.


Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the authors may also assist the author in improving the quality of the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

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 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by a proper citation. A reviewer should also call to the editors' attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict 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 with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the papers.

Review Process 

Every manuscript submitted to Khalifah : Jurnal Pendidikan Nusantara is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of "double-blind review". The decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendations. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, the third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary.


Reporting Standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

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.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

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 research. 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another 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.

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.