Editorial And Peer Reviewer Process

All manuscripts received by The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers via Open Journal System (OJS) based on the originality, contribution to the field of the scientific area, coherence of the analysis, grammar, and style. This journal uses the framework of the Double-Blind Peer Review Process policy, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The final decision on the acceptability, or otherwise, of manuscripts will be taken by the board of editors based on reviewers' comments presented during an editorial board meeting. Scanning for instances of plagiarism present in manuscripts will be conducted using turnitin software. In each manuscript, peer reviewers will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Peer reviewers that collaborate with The Journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) are the experts in sustainable development at the national and international levels and are experienced in prestigious journal management and publication system.

The editor or editorial board considers the feedback provided by the peer reviewers and arrives at a decision. The following are the most common decisions: (Download Guidelines for Reviewer)

  • 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 asks the author to make small corrections
  • accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance ): the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors
  • revise and resubmit (conditional rejection): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision making after the authors make major changes
  • reject the paper (outright rejection): the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions.

The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Board of Editors to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript. (Download Guidelines for Editor)

  • Revision Stage. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. Authors are allotted 3-6 weeks to revise.  
  • Final decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editors to ensure that the author has revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.
  • Proofread. Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the 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 in accordance with the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editor will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as a print publication. The author(s) will receive the final version of the manuscript as a PDF file. PROOF of all manuscripts will be provided to the corresponding author. The PROOF should be read carefully, checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned within 7 days. 
  • Rejection confirmation. If the manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by Chief Editor with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal to Chief Editor if he or she believes an unfair judgment has been made which encloses the author’s reasons. Chief Editor will review and discuss the reasons with Section Editors responsible for the manuscript, and later decide whether to accept or deny the appeal.

All reviewing processes are in double-blind peer review and managed by editor in the Open Journal System (OJS