Publication Ethics

JRIODL complies with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standard and strictly abides the COPE’s guidelines and core practices.


All manuscripts are subjected to a double-blind peer review process. The author(s) must revise the manuscript based on the feedback provided by the reviewers. 

Multiple Submissions and Redundant Publications 

JRIODL considers only original manuscripts (i.e. manuscript that has not been published elsewhere) and have not been submitted at, or are under review by another journal. However, manuscripts based on a thesis and content published on a preprint server or institutional repository will be considered.

If the submitted manuscript is partly or largely based on previously published work, or work that is currently under review at a journal, the authors are required to explain in a footnote how their submitted manuscript differs from their previous work and cite articles from which content is taken. The re-use of substantial amounts of wording or figures from previous works may be subject to permission from the copyright holder and the authors are responsible for obtaining this permission.

Redundant publications will not be accepted and submission of duplicate manuscripts that are the same, or very similar to another submitted/published article may result in rejection or removal if the manuscript has been published.


Author(s) must give credit to the words, figures, or ideas of others by providing citation at the points they are used. Quotation of other works must be functional and be accompanied by appropriate citation.

JRIODL has a strict policy on plagiarism. Whenever a manuscript has found to be the result of self-plagiarizing or plagiarizing of others, whether of published or unpublished works, the manuscript will be rejected. Any published articles that afterwards are found to have plagiarized the author’s own work or the work of others, will be retracted or may need to be corrected by the author.

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest must be declared by the authors and reviewers.  A clear declaration of all possible conflicts allows JRIODL to make informed decisions about the submitted works and their review process.

Conflicts of interest occur when certain issues have the potential to affect the neutrality or objectivity of the authors’ work or a reviewer’s assessment.

Editors and Reviewers

Editors and reviewers have to ascertain anonimity and should decline to review a submitted manuscript, if they:

  • Have a recent publication or current submission with any author;
  • Share or recently shared an affiliation with any author;
  • Collaborate or recently collaborated with any author;
  • Have a close personal connection to any author;
  • Have a financial interest in the subject of the work; and/or
  • Feel unable to be objective.

Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form, which will be considered by the editor.

Corrections and Retractions

Errors by the authors may be corrected by a corrigendum and errors by the publisher by an erratum. All authors must have stated their agreement to the content of the notice to the submitting author.

If the errors significantly affect the conclusions of the submitted work, or there are reliable indications of misconduct, JRIODL may employ retraction or an expression of concern following the COPE Retraction Guidelines. 


JRIODL secretariate and contact:

Journal of Research and Innovation in Open and Distance Learning

Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat

Universitas Terbuka,

Jl. Cabe Raya, Pondok Cabe, Pemulang, Tangerang Selatan

Banten – Indonesia (15418)

Phone: +62 21 7490941 ext: ......