Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Community Research and Service (JCRS) is an international multidisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal published by The Center of Community Service of State University of Medan (Lembaga Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat Universitas Negeri Medan, abbreviated as LPM UNIMED). JCRS is designed to publish research and case studies of university-community engagement initiatives, analyses of the policies, and reflective essays. The journal welcomes and acknowledges high quality theoretical and empirical original research papers, case studies, review papers, literature reviews, book reviews, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, technical note from researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students from all over the world for following related fields:

  • Social science
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Economics

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Peer reviewers are entitled to provide the authors with some feedbacks to foster the quality of the published manuscript and editors for the decision making of editorial policy in accordance to their respective expertise.

Willingness 

Peer reviewers should inform the editor about the willingness to do a review on the manuscript to be published. If unwilling, peer reviewers must notify the editor.

Confidentiality

The reviewed manuscript is a confidential document. Communication with other parties without the author's permission is prohibited.

Standard Objectivity  

Peer reviewers must take hold on the principles of objectivity and avoiding personal criticism against the author of the manuscript during the review process. All comments must be accompanied by clear and supportive suggestions.

Reference Clarity  

MPeer Reviewers are recommended to provide information to the authors of the research with the literature, or relevant case studies which have not been cited, having a substantial similarity or overlap with the manuscripts reviewed.

Conflicts of Interest

  • Peer reviewers are not allowed to use unpublished manuscript material for personal use without the prior written consent of the author, under any circumstances.
  • The information and ideas contained in the reviewed manuscript is confidential and should not be distributed or used for personal gain.
  • If having a conflict of interest for reasons of competition, collaboration, or other relationship with the author, institution or company involved in publishing, peer reviewers are not permitted to evaluate the related manuscript.

 

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 exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

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...

 

Journal of Community Research and Service (JCRS)

Journal of Community Research and Service (JCRS) is an international multidisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal published by The Center of Community Service of State University of Medan (Lembaga Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat Universitas Negeri Medan, abbreviated as LPM UNIMED). JCRS is designed to publish research and case studies of university-community engagement initiatives, analyses of the policies, and reflective essays. The journal welcomes and acknowledges high quality theoretical and empirical original research papers, case studies, review papers, literature reviews, book reviews, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, technical note from researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students from all over the world for following related fields:

  • Social science
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Economics