Image Manipulation and Quality
The Jurnal Ilmu Fisika (JIF) adheres to the highest standards of image integrity and quality in scientific publishing, in line with COPE's Core Practices. This policy outlines our commitment to ensuring the accuracy and clarity of all images published within our journal.
Authors are required to provide high-definition images to allow clear and precise representation of the data. Images must be of sufficient resolution to ensure that all details are discernible and accurately reflect the original data when published.
Policy on Image Integrity:
Images must not be manipulated in any way that could lead to misinterpretation of the information they represent. Acceptable adjustments include standard optimization for clarity, such as uniform adjustments to contrast, brightness, and color balance, provided they do not obscure or eliminate any information present in the original.
Unacceptable manipulations include splicing, excessive enhancement, obscuring, removing, or introducing elements into an image. Any such alteration that results in a misleading presentation of the data is strictly prohibited.
Transparency in Image Processing:
Authors must clearly identify all image manipulations and processing, providing detailed information within the manuscript or as supplementary material.
Verification and Compliance:
Submissions may be subject to verification checks for image manipulation. JIF reserves the right to request the original, unedited images from authors. Failure to comply with these policies or to provide the original images when requested may result in publication delays or rejection of the manuscript.
Consequences of Non-compliance:
If after publication, image manipulation is suspected or confirmed, JIF will act in accordance with COPE guidelines, which may include issuing a correction or retraction of the paper, and potentially notifying the authors' institutions.
Through this policy, JIF ensures the reliability and professional presentation of visual data, thereby upholding the integrity of the scientific record.