Peer Review Process

Pancasila dan Civics Education Journal publishes research and study articles about civics and citizenship education. Only manuscripts that fit the topic and scope of Jurnal Kewarganegaraan and are of appropriate quality will be examined. Every published article successfully completes the process of peer review by appointed experts. Every published article has undergone peer review by assigned specialists. They've published prestigious articles and managed journals before. Double-blind peer review, in which the names of the reviewers and the authors are kept secret during the review process, will be used to ensure that the manuscript is distributed to at least two reviewers. Subsequently, experts render conclusions based on recommendations that can be rejected, accepted with small or large adjustments, or rejected.

Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible. 

More specifically, our editorial process is as follows:

  1. Initial screening. All submissions are initially screened by the Editor in Chief for their conformity to Jurnal Kewarganegaraan’s scope and basic submission requirements and checked for plagiarism. Manuscripts that fail to abide by our ethical standards are immediately rejected, as are manuscripts that do not fit within the journal’s scope.
  2. Reviewer assignment. Manuscripts that pass the initial screening are then handed over to a section editor, who will select at least two relevant reviewers and initiate the peer-review process.
  3. Peer-review. During this stage, a reviewer will assess the content of the manuscript and provide their recommendation to the Editor in Chief. The review is done for 4-8 weeks.
  4. First decision. Once both (or more) reviewers have submitted their recommendations, the manuscript is either rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), or accepted as is. If it is accepted, the manuscript is returned to the submitting author for proofreading. The final decision to accept the manuscript is made by the Editor in Chief based on the recommendation of the section editor and following approval by the editorial board.
  5. Revision. A manuscript that requires revisions is returned to the submitting author, who will have up to four weeks to revise the manuscript. Once the revision is submitted, it is once again assessed by the section editor to determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author(s) sufficiently responded to the reviewer’s comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this step is repeated (the manuscript is returned to the submitting author once more for further revision).
  6. Final decision. Finally, the revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected, depending on whether the section editor and editor in chief have found the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below Jurnal Kewarganegaraan’s standards, the manuscript is rejected.
  7. Language editing. Once the manuscript is accepted, it is returned to the submitting author for the final editing of its language and content; these are changes that improve the readability of the article without changing the substance of the content. Jurnal Kewarganegaraan requires authors to return the manuscript with proof that changes have been made, which the editorial board will review before ultimately green-lighting the manuscript for publication.
  8. Typesetting. The script is then adjusted to the template. The final version of the article, as it will appear in Kewarganegaraan, is returned to the submitting author for proofreading and final approval.
  9. Publication. Congratulations! The published article will appear in the latest issue of Pancasila and Civics Education Journal.