Publication Ethics

Patriot Journal is an academic journal on Sports Coaching Education that contains articles from researchers and sports practitioners based on research. The articles are published through a process in line with scientific principles and scholarly publishing. Therefore, all parties involved in the publication process of Patriot Journal (Manager, Editor, Peer Reviewers, and Authors) must understand and adhere to the norms/ethics of scholarly publishing. The statement of publication ethics in this journal is based on the Regulation of the Head of LIPI No. 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications and Research Ethics from the Research Institute of Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) in the Chancellor's Decision of UNP No. 201/UN.35/AK/2012 Article 10).

Journal Policies

  • Patriot Journal from the Sports Coaching Education Study Program in the Faculty of Sports Science began in 2018 and is published three times a year, in March, July, and September.
  • Manuscripts eligible for publication in Patriot Journal include research articles using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods, conducted individually or in groups.
  • Authors whose scripts have been published in Patriot Journal will receive one printed copy of the manuscript.
  • Abstracts suitable for upload will be reviewed by the editorial team.
  • Authors must revise based on feedback from reviewers within the time frame set by the Editor. The Editorial Board has the right to improve the content and writing of the manuscript without changing the substance of the content.
  • Publication texts must include recommendations from supervisors (theses and dissertations), stating that the manuscript is suitable for submission to Patriot Journal.
  • Manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication must not be submitted to another journal. If this provision is violated, Patriot Journal will block the author's list.

 Managerial Duties and Responsibilities of the Journal

  1. Determine the journal's name, scope of science, validity, and accreditation.
  2. Establish the membership of Editors.
  3. Define the relationship between the Publisher, Editors, Peer Reviewers, and other parties in the contract.
  4. Respect confidentiality for researchers, Authors, Editors, and contributing Peer Reviewers.
  5. Enforce norms and regulations regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyright.
  6. Conduct a review of journal policies and deliver them to Authors, Editorial Boards, Peer Reviewers, and Readers.
  7. Develop a code of conduct for Editors and Peer Reviewers.
  8. Publish the journal regularly.
  9. Ensure the availability of financial resources for the sustainability of journal publication.
  10. Build collaboration networks and marketing strategies.
  11. Prepare licenses and other legal aspects.

 Editor's Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the needs of readers and authors.

  • Strive to continuously improve the quality of publications.

  • Implement processes to ensure the quality of published works.

  • Promote freedom of expression objectively.

  • Maintain the academic integrity of authors' track records.

  • Send corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if necessary.

  • Be responsible for the style and format of papers, while the content and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author.

  • Actively seek feedback from Authors, Readers, Peer Reviewers, and members of the Editorial Board to improve the quality of publications.

  • Encourage journal evaluations if findings arise.

  • Support initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by requesting authors to submit the Code of Ethics.

  • Support initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics.

  • Review the effects of published policies on the attitudes of Authors and Peer Reviewers and improve them to enhance responsibility and minimize errors.

  • Maintain an open mind to new opinions or views that may contradict personal opinions.

  • Avoid maintaining personal opinions, the author, or third parties that may lead to objective decision-making.

  • Encourage Authors so that they can make improvements to the paper to make it suitable for publication.


Duties and Responsibilities of Peer Reviewer

  1. Receive tasks from the Editor to review papers and submit review results to the Editor as a basis for determining the eligibility of publishing the paper.

  2. Reviewers should not review written papers involving them, either directly or indirectly.

  3. Maintain the privacy of authors by not disseminating correction results, suggestions, and recommendations but providing criticism, suggestions, input, and recommendations.

  4. Encourage authors to make improvements to the paper.

  5. Review the corrected paper according to established standards.

  6. Review papers promptly according to the publication environment style based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author legality, conclusions, etc.).

  7. Peer Reviewers are expected to identify manuscripts that have been published in other scientific journals to prevent duplicate publications.

  8. In reviewing manuscripts, Peer Reviewers must indicate the reasons for rejecting the manuscript.

  9. Peer Reviewers must provide constructive input to accepted manuscripts with improvements.

  10. Before accepting/rejecting a text, consider whether the manuscript is in line with the scientific field of the reviewer/peer, and whether they have the time to review, commit, and complete it within the deadline.

  11. Review results will assist the editor in deciding whether the manuscript is suitable for publication or not.

  12. Reviewers can summarize the text they have reviewed by providing specific comments and suggestions, including layout and format, Title, Abstract, Introduction, Graphic Abstract, and/or Review, Methods, Statistical Errors, Results, Conclusion/Discussion, Language, and References. If the reviewer suspects any issues, they should be communicated directly to the editor and explained in as much detail as possible.

  13. When making recommendations for the outcome of the reviewed manuscript, explain the detailed reasons if the manuscript is accepted, rejected, or requires revision.

 Duties and Responsibilities of the Author

  1. Ensure that those listed as Authors meet the criteria as Authors.

  2. Someone listed as an Author for publication must meet the following criteria: (a) significantly contribute to the planning, drafting, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; (b) significantly contribute to the preparation, revision, and finalization of the manuscript; and (c) be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the writing of the Scientific Work.

  3. The inclusion of someone's name as an Author is discussed earlier to avoid disputes.

  4. Clearly state the origin of resources (including funding), both directly and indirectly.

  5. Explain limitations in the research.

  6. Respond professionally and promptly to comments made by Peer Reviewers.

  7. Inform the Editor if they intend to withdraw their submission.

  8. Make a statement that the submitted paper for publication is original, has not been previously published anywhere in any language, and is not currently in the process of being submitted to another Publisher.

Withdrawal of Manuscript

Authors are not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts because withdrawal constitutes a waste of valuable resources that editors and peer reviewers spend considerable time processing, and the work invested by the publisher.

If an author still requests the withdrawal of their manuscript while it is still in the peer-review process, the author will be penalized with a payment of Rp200,000 per manuscript as a withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a manuscript submitted to one journal if it has been accepted by another journal.

Withdrawal of manuscripts after acceptance for publication will result in a penalty of Rp. 300,000 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscripts is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been paid in full to the publisher. If the author disagrees to pay the penalty, the author and their affiliation will be blacklisted and published in this journal. Moreover, previously published articles will be removed from our online system.