Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in JPMB: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Berkarakter 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. JPMB: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Berkarakter acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers.

Initial evaluation of manuscripts
The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be 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 JPMB: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Berkarakter. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review. Check the similarity score.

Type of peer review
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The method is a double-blind peer review.

Review reports
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
     » Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
     » Is methodologically
     » Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
     » Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
     » Correctly references previous relevant work
     » Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the
        peer-review process.

Review Outcomes
Utilizing feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make a final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks. Decisions categories include:
    » Reject - Rejected manuscripts will not be published and authors will not have the opportunity to resubmit a
       revised version of the manuscript to JPMB: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Berkarakter.
    » Resubmit for Review– The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be 
       accepted. However, It will require a second round of review.
    » Accept with Revisions - Manuscripts receiving an accept-pending-revisions decision will be published in 
       JPMB: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Berkarakter under the condition that minor/major 
      modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by an editor to ensure necessary updates are made prior
      to publication.
    » Accept - Accepted manuscripts will be published in the current form with no further modifications required.

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’s decision is final.