Statement of Ethics

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka abides by the ethics laid down by The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief/Editor
To make independent evaluations of all articles submitted by contributors.
To ensure the appointment if suitable evaluators, based on background and academic specialization.
To ensure that the evaluation process is carried out suing a double blind review.
To obtain the views of the Editorial Board.
To make decisions concerning articles to be published as well as the time of publication.

Responsibilities of the Writer(s)
To ensure the article is recent, original, has not been previously published and is not being reviewed for publication elsewhere.
To ensure there is no element of plagiarism in the submitted article.
To ensure that all sources of excerpts and quotations are clearly and stated in their entirety.
To acknowledge all sources of any secondary data used in their entirety.
To ensure adherence to the format set by the publisher.

Responsibilities of the Reviewers
To review articles in an objective, fair and professional manner.
To inform the editor-in-chief/editor of any transgression of publication ethics detected in a submitted article.
To endure that articles reviewed are not plagiarised, and have not appeared elsewhere previously.
To ensure reviews are completed within the allocated time and to inform the editor-in-chief/editor if an extension is required to review any article.
Not to discuss an article under evaluation with any other party without permission.

Responsibilities of the Editorial Board
To contribute actively to the development of the journal.
To function as ambassadors of the journal.
To provide continued support and promote the journal.
To evaluate articles submitted for evaluation.

Open Access
This is an open access journal available to all users.

There will be no remuneration for contributors.

Language Policy
Articles are published in English and Malay. Malay and English translations are given for titles, abstracts and keywords.