The Borneo Journal of Sciences and Technology (BJoST) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. All authors submitting their works to the BJoST for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors' contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.

It is important to avoid:

Data fabrication and falsification:

Data fabrication means the researcher did not do the study but made-up data. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment but then changed some of the data. Both of these practices make people distrust.


Taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Plagiarism is a serious issue around the world in the arena of manuscript writing. Plagiarism means “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of one's own original work”. This is generally noticed that authors are simply copying scientific data and information from other published papers, which is an awful practice in the academic fraternity. Therefore, we request to all our author(s) please adopt the holistic & pragmatic approach to design the manuscript of interest. Hence, BJoST will not be responsible for further action on the Plagiarism issue. The author will be solely responsible for the plagiarism issue.

Multiple submissions:

It is unethical to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Doing this wastes the time of editors and peer reviewers and can damage the reputation of journals if published in more than one.

Redundant publications:

Publishing similar manuscripts based on the same experiment can make readers less likely to pay attention to your manuscripts. Authors are advice to avoid doing this.

Peer review policy:

The Borneo Journal of Sciences and Technology (BJoST) while maintaining the highest standards of peer-reviewing, and also planning to enhance efficiency and the speed of manuscripts processing. Manuscripts submitted to BJoST will be screened by the editorial staff who may reject submissions that are out of the scope or that have low-standard content. Only suitable manuscripts will be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief to make the first decision. The Editor-in-Chief will decide promptly whether to accept, reject, or request the Editorial Board to handle the manuscript. The Editorial Board members share their wisdom and vision with the Editors-in-Chief and assist him to make final publication decisions.

Peer review of novel submissions:

Articles submitted directly to the BJoST will then be fully peer-reviewed by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board. The BJoST reserve the right to assign additional reviews when needed. Authors will be advised when editors decide further review is required. Generally, all selected reviewers are asked to declare their competing interests, if any. Based on the referees’ comments, the Editor-in-Chief will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions for the submitted paper. Only the novelty and incrementally (but not assessments of priority) determine whether the submission would be accepted for publication in the BJoST.

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