Publication ethics and malpractice statement

(composed using the Publishing ethics resource kit and in compliance with  COPE’s Core Practices and Elsevier Publishing Ethics recommendations)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication ( This publication ethics is based on COPE’s Core Practices and Elsevier Publishing Ethics.)

JMA is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research papers and reviews associated with tropical agribusiness management and related industries. The journal aims to disseminate knowledge and insights into agribusiness and strategic management based on academic rigor and relevance to academics, researchers, professionals, and/or public decision-makers. In particular, we focused on research in Indonesia and other tropical regions. The journal publishes in the following areas of research:  Supply Chain and Value Chain, Competitiveness, Innovations, Economics of Organisation and Industries, Strategic Management, Sustainable Business Development, Business Consumer Behaviour, and International Trade Issues.

JMA is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles to develop a coherent and respected network of agribusiness management  knowledge. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

School of Business, Bogor Agricultural University (SB-IPB) as publisher of JMA takes its duties of guardianship all stages of publishing process and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition School of Business, Bogor Agricultural University (SB-IPB) and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Duties of authors (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies)

Reporting standards

Authors must accurately depict their original research and discuss its significance objectively. Data must be faithfully represented, with enough detail and references for replication. Fraudulent or knowingly false statements are unethical. Reviews and professional articles should be accurate and objective, while editorial opinions must be clearly labeled as such.

Data access and retention

Authors submitting research papers should be ready to provide the raw data for editorial review. Ideally, they should also make this data publicly accessible. Even if public sharing isn't possible, authors should retain the data for a reasonable time after publication. This promotes transparency, reproducibility, and the credibility of research findings.

Originality and plagiarism

Authors must ensure their work is original. Proper citation is essential when using others' work or words. Plagiarism includes various forms and is unacceptable, from passing off others' work as one's own to copying substantial portions without credit.

The detail of plagiarism checks:

  1. The articles sent by the author must be an original script and is not being considered for publication and not being published by other journal or publishers. This is done through a waiver of rights of copyright to the publisher and a statement about plagiarism filled by the author.
  2. All of submitted works will be checked by anti-plagiarism software. At present, all of the articles have been checked for plagiarism by using free software, but due to limitations in the software database, we start using the software checker this year.
  3. Articles reviewed by peer review teams who are competent in their field as a way to control plagiarism.

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. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement 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. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authors must have significantly contributed to the study's conception, design, execution, or interpretation to be listed. All major contributors should be co-authors. Those involved in specific research aspects should be acknowledged. The corresponding author is responsible for proper co-author inclusion, their approval of the final paper, and agreement to submit it.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

For research involving hazards, chemicals, or equipment with risks, authors must clearly state them. When using human or animal subjects, authors must declare compliance with laws and institutional guidelines, including approval from relevant committees. Informed consent and privacy rights of human subjects must be acknowledged.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Authors must declare any financial or significant conflicts of interest that could affect their manuscript. This includes sources of funding and potential conflicts like employment, stock ownership, and grants. Transparency is key, and disclosures should be made early on.

Fundamental errors in published works

Authors must inform the journal editor about errors in their published work and collaborate for corrections. If errors are identified by others, authors must promptly correct or retract the paper and provide evidence of its accuracy if necessary.

Duties of the Editorial Board (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies and COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Publication decisions

The JMA editor chooses articles for publication based on their value and relevance to readers. Decisions adhere to journal policies and legal obligations like libel, copyright, and plagiarism. Consulting with other editors or reviewers is possible.

Fair play

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


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.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Editors must not use unpublished materials from submitted manuscripts for their own research without written consent. Privileged information gained from peer review must remain confidential and not be exploited. Editors with conflicts of interest should delegate manuscript review. Contributors should disclose competing interests, and corrections or retractions should be issued if necessary.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

Editors must address ethical complaints regarding manuscripts or papers. This involves contacting authors, considering complaints, and communicating with institutions. If valid, corrections, retractions, or other notes may be published. All unethical behavior, even discovered later, must be investigated.

Duties of reviewers (These guidelines are based on based on Elsevier policies and COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review aids editors in decisions and helps authors enhance their papers. It's vital for scholarly communication and the scientific method.


Referees unqualified or unable to review a manuscript should inform the editor and decline.


Review manuscripts must be kept confidential; sharing requires editor approval.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews must be objective, avoiding personal criticism of the author. Referees should offer clear viewpoints backed by supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers must highlight uncited relevant published work. Any mention of prior reporting should be accompanied by citations. If the reviewer is aware of significant similarity between the manuscript and another published work, they should inform the editor.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Reviewers must not use unpublished materials from a submitted manuscript in their own research without written consent. Confidential peer-reviewed information mustn't be exploited for personal gain. Reviewers should avoid assessing manuscripts involving conflicts of interest due to relationships with authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Editor in Chief