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Focus and Scope

The journal aims to share recent research trend, experiences and research work among scientists, industry, community, and policy makers related to the management of degraded and mining lands.

The scope of the journal includes aspects directed towards the management of degraded and mining lands covering topography of a landscape, soil and water quality, biogeochemistry, ecosystem structure and function, and environmental, economic, social and health impacts of degraded and mining lands. Papers dealing with result of original research, and critical reviews on the above aspects are welcome.

 

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the editorial board or qualified international reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within four weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management is published in a single volume every year. Each volume consists of four issues, normally published in October, January, April and July. In addition, special issues consisting of a collection of papers dealing with a specific theme (e.g. proceeding of scientific conferences) may also be published. Organizers of scientific conferences/workshops may please contact the editor for related information

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management is a peer-reviewed e-journal. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor and editorial boards, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and BERA Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research (4th ed.).

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed of Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.

Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University as the publisher of Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Agriculture, Brawijaya University will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance for researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

Editors should strive to ensure that peer review at their journal is fair, unbiased, and timely.

Confidentiality

Editors should have systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

  1. Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers, and editorial board members.
  2. Journals should have a declared process for handling submissions from the editors, employees, or members of the editorial board to ensure unbiased review.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness

  1. Only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner. Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process
  2. Acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal, except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

  1. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers are not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations 
  2. Be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewer should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant 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 paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

  1. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not use the for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others.
  2. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

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

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

  1. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
  2. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed and the confidential of human participants’ data is considered the norm for the conduct of research, both institutions and individual participants. This could involve employing ‘fictionalising’ approaches when reporting, and where using such approaches researchers should fully explain how and why they have done so. However, in some circumstances individual participants, or their guardians or responsible others, may want to specifically and willingly waive their right to confidentiality and anonymity: researchers should recognise participants’ rights to be identified in any publication of their original works or other inputs if they so wish. This statement based on the ethical guidance of the privacy and data storage from BERA Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research (4th ed.).

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict 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, as should the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains an error, it is the obligation of the author to cooperate with the editor, including providing evidence to the editor where requested.

 

Plagiarism

Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized and not has been published or being considered elsewhere. Turnitin or other software will be used by the editorial team to check for simmiliarities of submitted manuscript with existing literatures.