Publication Ethics

Since the 1st of February 2023  Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Journal has been following guidelines from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in order meet high quality standard of ethics for publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers (

This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia). 



  1. The editor of Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Journalhas a right for accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript based on the review report of the editorial review board.
  2. Editors should be responsible for every article published in Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Journal.
  3. Editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. Editors must evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors.
  5. Editors must ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. The decision made by editors should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libellous remarks.
  7. Editors should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  8. Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.


 For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
  2. Reviewers will do the work in timely manner and should notify editor if they can not complete the work.
  3. Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.


For Authors

  1. Authors ensure that the material has not been previously published and that they have not transferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Authors ensure the originality of the work, and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance with the references format.
  3. Authors should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. Authors should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria which are taken from Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Journalthat is explained in instruction for author of Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Journal.
  5. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently and/or not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  6. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  7. Authors should clarify everything that may cause conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Journal form disclosure.