Editorial Policies

Journal of Social and Economics Research (JSER) is open access and peer-reviewed Journal. JSER is a scientific journal that contains the results of theoretical research and studies on Community and Community Service. Managed by Ikatan Dosen Menulis in with collaboration GoAcademica CRP.

Peer Review Process Manuscripts submitted to JSER will undergo a selection and assessment process by the Board of Editors to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus, and scope and that they are of excellent academic quality. The manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind peer review method, in which case neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities.

Desk Review. At the desk review stage, the manuscript will examine manuscripts to ensure they have met the writing guideline, focus, and scope with excellent academic quality. If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be allowed to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be directly rejected.

Peer ReviewWhen the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, it will then be delivered to reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The review process will be done within four weeks or 40day(s). Manuscripts that did not successfully pass the desk review process will not proceed to this stage.

Reviewer’s Decision. The reviewers will provide the following recommendations:

  1. Accepted; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns.
  3. Accepted with major revisions means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised.
  4. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or the given reviews relate to very basic issues.

The Board of Editors will consider the reviewer’s decision to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript.

Revision StageOnce the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted four weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, two weeks are allotted for revision. When returning the revised manuscript, the author must fill in and attach the review summary form. 

Final Decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Board of Editors to ensure that the author has revised it in response to the reviewers’ concerns. The manuscript may still be rejected in this final decision if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.

ProofreadOnce the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Board of Editors, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

Publication Confirmation. At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content is under the author’s writing. The author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript at this stage. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary will process the manuscript for online publication on the website and print publication.

Publication Frequency
JSER publishes twice times a year, i.e., in June and December.