Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal specifically covers areas of research in Democracy, Governance, Political Thought, Contemporary Politics, Ethics, and Discourse on Justice. Articles that discuss the theoretical aspects of Political Philosophy, Theories of Democracy, Governance and Discourse on Justice are welcome, as well as pieces that engage in the discussion of democratic governance practices, election, and contemporary national and international politics.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

 

This journal accepts articles from research in the field of political sciences. The type of peer-review used in this journal is a double-blind review so that the reviewer and author do not know each other. The editor will direct articles that have this theme to be peer-reviewed.

The reviewers are allotted 2 weeks to review the manuscript. The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Board of Editors to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author for revisions. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted 3-6 weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, 1 week is allotted for revision. 

At the final decision, the editor considers the feedback provided by the peer-reviewers and comes to a decision. The following are the most common decisions:

  • Accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form.
  • Accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and ask the author to make minor corrections.
  • Accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance): the journal will publish the paper provided the author makes changes suggested by reviewers and/or editors.
  • Revise and resubmit (conditional disclaimer): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision-making after the authors make major changes.
  • Reject paper (outright refusal): the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the author makes major revisions.

 

 

Publication Frequency

 

This journal is published twice per year every June and November.

 

 

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

 

This is the statement of ethics for the Indonesian Journal of Politics (IJP). This statement was adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers the code of ethics for the chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors. 

Duties of Authors

  • Have the responsibility of ensuring only new and original work is submitted.
  • Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  • Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
  • Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
  • Must inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  • Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission
  • Can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
  • Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally.
  • Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief Editor for further action.
  • Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
  • Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
  • Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission are at the discretion of the Chief Editor.

Duties of Editorial Board Members

  • Actively contribute to the development and the greater good of the journal.
  • Act as ambassadors for the journal.
  • Continuously support and promote the journal.
  • Review any work assigned to them.

Duties of Editor-in-Chief

  • Evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
  • Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  • Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
  • Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/increase the image and visibility of the journal.
  • Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  • Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.

Plagiarism

Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere.  Appropriate software may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Reporting

Authors should state their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. The methods used in the work should be clearly and unambiguously described so that the findings can be repeated and confirmed by other researchers.

Conflicts of Interest

A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Authorship and Collaboration

Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors. It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper.  All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.

Multiple or Redundant

Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research output in more than one journal or primary publication. A similar manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal concurrently as this constitutes as unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

 

 

Article Processing Charge

 

Authors can submit articles for free until they are published because this journal does not have article submission fees nor article processing fees.

 

 

Plagiarism Checking

We strongly recommend our authors to carefully write the manuscript without any plagiarism, because we will check them using software (Turnitin) before we send them to the reviewers. The authors must ensure that the articles sent to the editor are the results of their work, not duplicated or recycled. If the author cites the writings of other researchers or the results of his/her own research please do not forget to write the source of the article(s). An article that contains more than 25 percent similarity, or containing similarities without giving enough credits; containing important points in the results section and or conclusion section similar to other research; will be questioned, and the manuscript will be returned to the author/s.