Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of this journal publication is to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and research results that have been achieved in the area of public administrations and policies.

JAPK, particularly focuses on the main problems in the development of the sciences of public policies and  public administration areas as follows:

1. Bureaucracy and Administration Development

2. Decentralization and Regional Autonomy

3. Social Policy

4. Economic and Public Policy

5. Public Management and Governance

6. Regional Development Planning

7. Any specifics issues of public policy and management

Articles published on research results and literature review with acceptable research methodologies, qualitative studies, quantitative studies, or a combination of both, statistical analysis, case studies, field research, and historical studies. JAPK received manuscripts from various related circles, such as relevant researchers, professors, students, policy-makers, scientists and others


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each article that has been summarized at the Tekjar Info journal will be examined for the original by the editor, then forwarded to the reviewer.
The article will be reviewed by at least 2 (two) reviewers / partners. The time required to conduct a maximum review is 4 weeks. The review process is carried out with a Blind Peer Review.


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.



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Publication Ethics

Jurnal Administrasi Publik dan Kebijakan (JAPK) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara).

Reporting Standard:
The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Data Access and Retention:
Authors are required to provide raw data with respect to papers for editorial review, and must be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if applicable, and should under all circumstances be prepared to save such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism:
Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if authors have used the work and / or words of others that these have been appropriately quoted or cited.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication:
An author may not generally publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Source recognition:
True recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Entries should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where other people have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. Appropriate authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on paper and that all co-authors have viewed and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that could be interpreted to influence the results or their interpretation of the text. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works:
When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the text.

Fair Play:
An editor at any time writes a script for their intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, national origin, nationality, or 62 politics.
Editors and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the appropriate, appropriate, appropriate author and publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
Proposal unpublished material in the manuscript which may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

Publication Decision:
The editorial board journal is responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and limited by the legal requirements that will apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Manuscript Review:
Editors must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. Editors must organize and use peer reviews fairly and wisely. Editors should describe their peer review process in information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer-reviewed. Editors should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers being considered for publication by selecting those with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
Peer reviews assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.
Any selected referee who feels ineligible to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a speedy review is not possible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process
Objectivity Standards:
Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions the paper is linked to.
Source Recognition:
The reviewer must identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. Any statements that the observations, derivations, or arguments have previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewer should also call the editor's attention about any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published papers that have personal knowledge.


Plagiarism Screening

To avoid plagiarism, all submissions are screened using Turnitin before undergo the review processes. Plagiarism-free  works should match these requirements:

  1. Writing that quoting writings of others (by quoting indirectly) that has been well paraphrased, by making one’s own words, instead of performing copy and paste or typing the source word-by-word, and write down the reading sources according to the rules of scientific writing.
  2. Writing with the direct quotation, by quoting the same words as the original copies should apply quotation marks (for writing that less than 40 words), or if the quote consists of over than 40 words, the paragraphs should be notched and apply different font size.
  3. Mentioning the source other people's ideas that are being used, whether from published or unpublished writing, both oral or written source, in any form of media

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Jurnal Administrasi Publik dan Kebijakan (JAPK)

Alamat Redaksi:

Program Studi Ilmu Administrasi Publik

Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (Gedung C)

Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara

Jalan Kapten Mukhtar Basri No. 3 Medan 20238


Kontak : Khaidir Ali 0821 6055 9891

e-mail  : japk@umsu.ac.id 

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