Peer Review Process

Peer review policy

Publication of articles in Jurnal Kebijakan Pembangunan Daerah is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and or peer reviewers who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. Jurnal Kebijakan Pembangunan Daerah acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers.

Initial evaluation

The editor will first evaluate articles submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the Jurnal Kebijakan Pembangunan Daerah. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Type of peer review

The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed with double blind peer review process, who will be asked to evaluate whether the article is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the article:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results or findings which presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit articles. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process.


Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. The editor in chief will give the final decision.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for Jurnal Kebijakan Pembangunan Daerah but would like to be one of the reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for Jurnal Kebijakan Pembangunan Daerah include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in the related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for Jurnal Kebijakan Pembangunan Daerah as part of your professional development requirements.