Publication Ethics

Journal Karbazon applies ethical conduct for each party involved in publishing a manuscript, including the author, the editorial board, and the reviewers.

Plagiarism check

Authors must submit a plagiarism checker result along with the submitted manuscript. The editorial board will only consider processing the manuscript with at least 80% originality in the main sections, not including the Reference Section. One of the following tools is recommended for plagiarism checking.




Plagiarism Checker

Ethical Guidelines

All authors must abide by academic ethical conduct. All the scientific methods and arguments must be supported and embody adequate citations. Reproducing figures, tables, and data must get permission from previous authors or publishers. We acknowledge responsibilities and guardianship duties over all publishing phases. We will ensure that editorial judgments are neither impacted nor influenced by advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue.

Publication decisions

The editorial board is responsible for selecting the manuscript to be published. The decision is based on the validity of the work in question and its significance to the readers. The editorial policies, copyright infringement, and plagiarism may serve as a guide for the editors. The editorial board may consult the reviewers when deciding on this issue.

Fair play

Editorial board members and reviewers evaluate a manuscript solely on their intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.


The editorial board members and any editorial staff must not disclose any information related to a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding authors, reviewers, editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used for any purposes without the author's express written consent.



Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers assist the editorial board in making editorial decisions. Positive feedback from reviewers is encouraged to assist the author in improving the manuscript. All communication is conducted through editorial contacts.


Selected reviewers who feel unqualified to review the manuscript or cannot do the refereeing promptly should notify the editor and excuse themselves 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.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the appropriate citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article 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 with conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.



Reporting standards

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

Originality and plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and must appropriately cite or quote if using the work and/or words of others.

Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publications

Authors should only submit manuscripts describing the same research in one journal at any one time. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have influenced the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the paper

Only individuals who significantly contributed to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported study should be given the privilege of authorship. Co-authors should be named for everyone who contributed significantly. Those people who have contributed to the research endeavour in meaningful ways should be recognized or identified as contributors when applicable. The corresponding author is responsible for making sure that the manuscript has all necessary co-authors, none of whom should be, and that all co-authors have seen, approved, and agreed to the paper's submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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 authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, they must promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



Manuscripts must be original. Journal Karbazon is committed to deterring plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, by publishing only original reports. Note that all manuscripts may be screened during the submission or peer-review process.

Text. Manuscripts must be prepared using accepted word-processing software. Times New Roman 10th, double columns

Tables. Tables may be prepared in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and must be embedded in the word-processing file. Authors are asked to follow these guidelines: (1) Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. (2) Include a descriptive caption that explains the table. (3) Give footnotes a letter designation, and cite in the table by italic superscript letters, labelling sequentially by table lines.

Graphics. The preferred submission procedure is to embed graphic files in the word-processing document near where they should appear in the final publication. Separate graphic files may also be included with the submission package. Additional acceptable file formats for graphics are TIFF, PDF, or EPS (vector artwork). EPS files: For EPS files, all fonts should be converted to outlines or embedded in the graphic file. The document settings should be in RGB mode. EPS is preferred for line-art figures. TIFF files are selected for photographs. A rule should not be placed around the graphic.

Colours. Choose colours that will allow all features to be visible on white paper and format in RGB colour mode. The RGB requirements are essential for producing high-quality graphics within the published manuscript. Graphics submitted in CMYK may be used; however, the colours may not appear the same in the final output.

Naming and numbering. Name your graphics Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. (Arabic numerals) consecutively. For figures not embedded in the text, place a call-out in the main manuscript text where the graphic should be located. Boldface Arabic numerals should be used for numbering structures.

Lettering. Lettering should be 10 points, and lines should have ≥0.5-point thickness at the final printed size. Lettering and lines should be of uniform density.

Size. Submit graphics at the required print publication size. At printed size, graphics must be 300 dpi for colour art and images containing photographic material, 600 dpi for grayscale art, and 1200 dpi for black-and-white line art. The resolution requirements are essential for producing high-quality graphics within the published manuscript. Graphics submitted at lower resolutions may be used; however, graphics that do not meet stated resolution requirements may appear at a lower quality in the final output.

Title. The title of articles in English should describe the main content of manuscripts, be informative, concise, and not too wordy (12-15 words only), and not contain formulas.

The author's names. Full name without academic degrees and titles, written in capital letters. Manuscript written by groups needs to be supplemented by complete contact details.

Authors Affiliations. The author's name should be accompanied by affiliation and address.

Abstract. Written briefly in English in one paragraph of 200-250 words, containing background, research objectives, methodology, results, the study's conclusion and your research contributions to science.

Keywords. Written in English, 3-5 words or groups of words, written alphabetically.

Introduction. Explaining the background, problems, and importance of research, a brief literature review that relates directly to research or previous findings that need to be developed and ending with a paragraph of research purposes. A balance must be kept between the pure and applied aspects of the subject. The introduction is presented in the form of paragraphs of approximately 1000 words.

Methodology. Make sure that work can be repeated according to the details provided. It contains technical information of the study presented clearly. Therefore, readers can conduct research based on the techniques presented. Materials and equipment specifications are necessary. Approaches or procedures of the study, together with data analysis methods, must be presented.

Results and Discussion. Well-prepared tables and figures must be this section's significant feature because they convey the major observations to readers. Any information provided in tables and figures should no longer be repeated in the text, but the text should focus on the importance of the study's principal findings. In general, journal papers will contain three-seven figures and tables. The same data cannot be presented as tables and figures. The study results are discussed to address the problem formulated, objectives and research hypotheses. It is highly suggested that the discussion focuses on why and how the research findings can happen and how the results can be applied to other relevant problems.

Conclusion. The conclusion should be withdrawn based on research findings, formulated concerns and research purposes. The decision is presented in one paragraph without a numerical form of expression. Explain your research contributions to science.

Acknowledgement. Include financial support, technical assistance, colleague advice, gifts, etc. Be precise and thorough when acknowledging funders and include grant numbers where appropriate.

References. Manuscripts use standard citation applications (Mendeley/Endnote/Zotero). Compile all references in a list at the end of the manuscript text. Many references will link directly to the cited article or other Web sites. Authors must verify the accuracy of the references cited. Authors must reference all previous publications in which portions of the present work have appeared. Literature references should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order of their first cited in the text and the corresponding superscripted numbers inserted at the appropriate locations in the text. References will be adequately formatted during the technical editing and page formatting process. Articles accepted for publication should be cited as "in press"; the DOI should be given if the paper is published online only.         


For journals:

1. Liu, D.; Zhong, T.; Chang, P. R.; Li, K.; Wu, Q. 2010. Starch composites reinforced by bamboo cellulosic crystal. Bioresour. Technol. 101 2529 – 2536.

For journal articles published online ahead of print or online only, the DOI should be used:

2. Liu, C.; Yang, S. 2009. Synthesis of angstrom-scale anatase titania atomic wires. ACS Nano DOI: 10.1021/nn900157r.


For books:

3. Halliwell, B.; Gutteridge, J. 1999 Free radicals in medicine and biology 3rd ed (New York: Oxford University Press)

Nomenclature. Use abbreviations and acronyms sparingly; all usage should be defined at the first occurrence in the text. Use systematic and standard terminology appropriate for your field of study.

The template can be downloaded HERE.

A guide (in Indonesia) on how to submit online through the system is available here.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors must check off their submission's compliance with all the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

The text is double-spaced, in a 10-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end.

The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, found in About the Journal.

The similarity index must be less than 20% (excluding references).

The number of references should be more than 20, with at least 40% being under five years old.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal. They will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Author Fees

If this paper is accepted for publication, the author(s) will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.

Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.


Dr. Saiful, M.Si.

Editor in Chief
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