Editorial Policies


Focus and Scope

Articles must be original writings about the results of community service activities in various fields of science application. Community service activities related to research implementation, application of appropriate technology, dissemination of innovation, and development of community empowerment models from various disciplines. The article must have never been published in international or national scientific journals.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process

Decision of Publication

a) The Editor of the Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) is responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal must be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance for researchers and readers must always drive the decision. The editors can be guided by the policies of the journal editorial board and are limited by legal requirements that will apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors can negotiate with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

b) Fair Play, the Editor at any time evaluating texts for their intellectual content regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author.

c) Confidentiality, the Editor and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the appropriate author, reviewer, prospective reviewer, other editorial advisors, and publisher, as appropriate.

d) Disclosure and conflicts of interest, unpublished material disclosed in the text submitted may not be used in the editor's research without the written consent of the author.

Review Process

a) Review Process. After the manuscript is received, a similarity checking will be carried out using Turnitin, the tolerance limit of Turnitin is 20%. If the manuscript has a similarity of less than 20%, then it will be sent to the editor for review. After passing through the terms of writing, it will be sent to the reviewer (double-blind review). Each manuscript will be assigned by a minimum of two reviewers.

The paper that has been reviewed will have a decision: accepted without changes, minor revision, major revision, and reject. Average number of weeks between article submission & publication is eight to twelve weeks.

b) The reviewer's decision will be considered by the Editorial Board to determine the next process of the manuscript.

c) Revision Phase. After the manuscript is received with a small or large revised notation, the manuscript will be returned to the author with a summary review form. For texts received with major revisions, the author is given three weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts received with minor revisions, one week is allocated for revision. When returning a revised text, the author is required to fill out and attach a summary review form.

d) Final decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editor's Board to ensure that the authors have revised it in response to reviewers' concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript can still be rejected if the writer is not serious about making the necessary revisions.

e) Proofread. After the manuscript is deemed acceptable by the Editor's Board, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

f) Confirm publication. At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be sent back to the author to ensure that the content is in accordance with the writer's writing. At this stage, the author can revise the typos found in the final manuscript. After confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as print publications.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) publish four times in one year in March, June, September, and December.


Open Access Policy

The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose. 

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.

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Plagiarism Screening

Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) does not accept any type of plagiarism. One of the JLM core values is originality, therefore we did not tolerate any article that has plagiarism issues. We using 20% Turnitin as our plagiarism checker tool to ensure that our article is free from plagiarism issues.


Publication Ethics

Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) (p-ISSN: 2580-8680; e-ISSN: 2722-239X) is a anonymous peer-reviewed electronic journal. This letter explains the ethical rules of conduct established by all parties involved in the publication of articles into this journal, including the authors, the editor in chief, the editorial board, peer-reviewer as well as publisher in this case is Universitas Airlangga. This statement is adopted under COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) applies open citation as indicated in I4OC.
The publication of an article using the peer-reviewed process in  Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) is very important to build community service science. This is a real reflection of the work or the research of the authors and institutions from which they came from. The peer-reviewed article ensures the correct scientific method and maintains Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) quality standards. Therefore, it is very important for all parties involved in the Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) publications to maintain ethical standards of good worth as writers, editors, peer reviewers, publishers and society in general.

Universitas Airlangga as the publisher of Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) carries out its responsibility to maintain the quality standard of publishing an article in every publishing stage seriously and we understand the responsibilities and ethics that must be maintained. We are committed to keeping the Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) sponsorship, printing, distribution, and commercialization of having no impact or effect on editorial decisions on an article.
The editor-in-chief of Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) is responsible for determining the manuscripts that have been submitted to be peer-reviewed and if the manuscript is meeting the editorial policies and journal's requirement it will be published. Validation of research or literature review and the importance of the manuscript for scientific development, subsequent researchers, as well as readers of Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat, has always been a major consideration in decision making. Editors of Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) may refer to the Board of Editors directives and always refer to the rules and regulations that exist in the Republic of Indonesia regarding copyright and plagiarism. Chairman of the board of editors may authorize other members of the editor for decision-making by observing the peer review results.
The editor will always uphold the sense of fairness and fairness at all times in evaluating the manuscript regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion and belief, ethics, citizenship or political ideology of the author.
Editors and all editorial staff are not allowed to disclose information about manuscripts that have been signed by Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) to anyone other than to the corresponding author, editorial board and publisher if feasible.
Unpublished material from a manuscript enters Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) is not allowed to be used by the editor as a form of his own research without written consent or written consent from the author.
Reporting standards
The author of an original research article must present the results openly and objectively discuss the significance of the manuscript he made. The data underlying the writing of the manuscript must be accurately displayed therein. A manuscript must contain sufficiently detailed explanations for other researchers to replicate the research. Report fraud and consciously writing statements that are inconsistent with data are actually part of unethical and unacceptable scientific behavior.
Originality and Plagiarism
The author must ensure that the manuscripts made are original research results and if the authors refer or use the thoughts, data or writings of others must be properly and properly cited. Each major author is required to sign a Statement of Originality on 6000 stamp duty (attached). Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) recommends using the paraphrase of ideas or sentences from others with the corresponding citation with the guide for the author.
Dual Publication (Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication)
The author should not publish the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. Such behaviors are included as unethical and unacceptable publications.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Appropriate source recognition should always be performed by the author in the use of the source of the article or reference used in manuscript. The author should only cite articles that are influential and relevant to the manuscript he wrote.


Article Processing Charge

All articles published in our journals are free Article Processing Charge (APC), open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This includes the provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services.

Submission Charge

Submit an article into Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services)  is free without any charge.

Publication Charge

Article publication in Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) is free without any charge.


Journal History

Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) was first published in Vol. 1 No. 1 of 2017 is still a print journal and not yet OJS. At the beginning of 2020 for the 4th Volume Issue No. 2 in 2020, it just entered into OJS.

In the year of 2023, Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) change its publication frequency from twice a year to four times a year. From 2023, Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat (Journal of Public Services) published in March, June, September, and December.

According to Decree No. 79/E/KPT/2023 stated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, Jurnal Layanan Masyarakat Journal of Public Services) has received accreditation SINTA 4.