Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Geografi is a scientific communication medium in Geography and Geography Education and other related fields. Jurnal Geografi aims to develop relevant concepts, theoretical studies, and actual issues and to encourage broader global and regional analysis and innovative thinking about sustainability globally and regionally.

Jurnal Geografi is committed to professional article manuscripts. Therefore, it welcomes high quality, original article manuscripts with the following themes: Education Geography, Social Geography, Tourism Geography, Political Geography, Population Geography, Soil Geography, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Climatology, Geomorphology, Geology, Biogeography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Regional Planning and Development, Climate Change.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Peer reviewers and the editorial board assess manuscripts to be published in the Jurnal Geografi. The entire review process is carried out as a double-blind review. The Editor-in-Chief and editorial board handle all correspondence with authors and decide whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision (reviewers' comments are also sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take necessary action and response).

The peer review process is carried out by internal journals (Editor in Chief and Editorial Board) and external journals (reviewers according to the field of science). The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board will evaluate manuscripts submitted at the prequalification stage for suitability for further review processes. Every submitted manuscript that passes this step will be checked to identify plagiarism before being reviewed further by the reviewer. Two qualified peer reviewers selected by the Editor-in-Chief or editorial board will evaluate manuscripts. Peer reviewers should check the manuscript and return it with their recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief as soon as possible (Journal of Geography gives four weeks). The Editor-in-Chief decides whether to accept or reject the manuscript.

Manuscripts that require revision will be returned to the author, and the author must return the revised manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief via OJS Jurnal Geografi. The Editor-in-Chief sends the revised manuscript to the Editorial Board to check whether the manuscript is revised according to the suggestions of the peer reviewers. The Editorial Board can recommend to the Editor-in-Chief that the manuscript be returned to the author, accepted, or rejected within two weeks. Finally, the decision to revise the manuscript will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting based on the reviewer's recommendations from several possibilities: rejected, requires major revisions, requires minor revisions, or accepted. The Editor-in-Chief will send an acceptance letter announcing the issue of publication accompanied by a reprint of the manuscript to the author.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global knowledge exchange.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Geografi is published twice a year in February and August. Starting with the February 2021 issue of the Jurnal Geografi, each issue contains 11 articles.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.


Article Publication: 750000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.


If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.



Screening for Plagiarism

To check the possibility of plagiarism manuscript is submitted using the application Plagiarism Checker


Publication Ethics


A 'code of conduct that outlines desired behaviour and obligations of members of the scientific profession is needed to publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal. Such a code of conduct attempts to optimize the advantages of science to society and the work. For example, the advancement of science necessitates sharing knowledge, even though this may sometimes forego any immediate personal benefit.

The publication of scientific research in journals is one of the fundamental ways JURNAL GEOGRAFI serves the geography science communities. For this purpose, editors, reviewers, authors and publishers have to maintain the high ethical standard relating to manuscripts in the JURNAL GEOGRAFI.


Editors have the following responsibilities:

  • To decide which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Editors are accountable and responsible for everything they post.
  • To decide to accept or reject a manuscript for publication with reference only to the manuscript's importance, originality and clarity, and its relevance to the journal.
  • To acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts and ensure the fair, efficient, and timely review process.
  • To assess manuscripts for the intellectual subject matter disregarding race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. 
  • To guarantee that submitted manuscripts are handled in personal conduct, with no details being disclosed to anyone, except the reviewers, without the author's permission until a decision has been taken as to whether the manuscript is to be published.
  • Not unveil any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone excluding the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Not to use for their research, work reported in unpublished submitted articles.
  • To act in response to any suggestions of scientific misconduct or convincing evidence that a published manuscript's primary substance or conclusions are mistaken, usually through consultation with the author. This may necessitate the publication of a formal withdrawal or amendment.
  • To determine rationally responsive measures when ethical objections have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper associated with the publisher (or society).


Reviewers should:

  • Only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to conduct an appropriate evaluation and which they can assess on time.
  • Acknowledge that peer review is a joint effort and undertake to conduct their fair share of reviewing and on time.
  • Be objective and constructive in their reviews, abstaining from being hostile and from making offensive personal remarks.
  • Have a non-influenced review, neither by the author's nationality, religious nor political beliefs of the author, gender nor other characteristics of the authors nor by commercial considerations.
  • Treat any manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. Therefore, they must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person's or organization's advantage or to disadvantage or discredit others.
  • Recognize relevant published work that has not been referred to by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be completed by pertinent reference.
  • State all possible conflicting interests, looking for recommendations from the journal if they are hesitant whether something constitutes a relevant interest.


Authors have the following responsibilities:

  • To present a report of the research that has been conducted ethically and responsibly.
  • To present their results truthfully and without fraudulent, misrepresentation or improper data manipulation.
  • To provide, if needed, the unprocessed data in connection with a paper for editorial review.
  • To ensure that the work they submitted is original. If the authors have used the work and words, this has been appropriately cited or referred. Plagiarism in all its forms comprises unethical publishing manners and is intolerable.
  • To describe their methods clearly and explicitly so that others can confirm their findings.
  • Take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • The authorship of research publications should precisely reveal individuals' contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • To disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Report to the journal editor or publisher without delay if an author notices a significant inaccuracy or erroneousness in their published work. They have to collaborate with the editor to withdraw or correct the paper.


Publishers should:

  • Define the relationship between publisher, editor and other parties in a contract.
  • Respect privacy (for example, for research participants, for authors, for reviewers).
  • Defend intellectual property and copyright.
  • Promote editorial independence.
  • Work with journal editors to:
    • Regulate journal policies appropriately and aspire to meet those policies, mainly editorial independence; research ethics; authorship; clearness and honesty; peer review, appeals and complaints.
    • Inform journal policies to authors, readers, reviewers.
    • Evaluate journal policies periodically.
    • Preserve the integrity of the academic record.
    • Support the parties in charge to investigate suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, assist in resolving these problems.
    • Issue amendments, clarifications, and retractions.
    • Publish content on a timely basis.