Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Kewarganegaraan is Journal of Civics and Citizenship Education Research and Study that are scientific journals that publish articles from scientific research and study. This journal aims to publish the development of concepts, theories, perspectives, paradigms and methodologies of research in the science of citizenship and citizenship education.

The focus and scope of Kewarganegaraan: Journal of Civics and Citizenship Education Research and Study include:

  1. Civics (Science of Citizenship)
  2. Citizenship Studies
  3. Values and Moral Education
  4. Legal and Human Rights Education
  5. Political Education
  6. Classroom Action Research (Citizenship Education)
  7. Development of teaching and learning citizenship education (approaches, strategies, models, methods, media, sources, and evaluations)
  8. Development of Citizenship Education textbooks
  9. Study of learning content on Citizenship Education
  10. Study of Citizenship Education curriculum in school
  11. Study of Citizenship Education curriculum in Higher Education

We are very interested in articles that cross the lines of scientific disciplines, various theoretical and methodological perspectives that aim at the development of civics and citizenship education. Each text received will be assessed and reviewed. The review process is carried out in a double-blind review, which means that the reviewer does not know the identity of the author and the author also does not know the identity of the reviewer.

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Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Jurnal Kewarganegaraan is Journal of Civics and Citizenship Education Research and Study that was published by the Jurusan Pendidikan Pancasila dan Kewarganegaraan (English: Departement of Pancasila and Civic Education) Universitas Negeri Medan. Kewarganegaraan; Journal of Civics and Citizenship Education Research and Study publishes research and study articles about civics and citizenship education. Each article published passes the peer review process from designated experts. Each article published has gone through a peer-reviewed process from designated experts. They have experience in journal management and prestigious article publications. To ensure this, we employ a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewers and authors identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process. Then experts make decisions based on recommendations from several possibilities: rejected, requires revisions (minor or major), or accepted.

More specifically, our editorial process is as follows:

  1. Initial screeningAll submissions are initially screened by the Editor in Chief for their conformity to Kewarganegaraan’s scope and basic submission requirements and checked for plagiarism. Manuscripts that fail to abide by our ethical standards are immediately rejected, as are manuscripts that do not fit within the journal’s scope.

  2. Reviewer assignment. Manuscripts that pass the initial screening are then handed over to a section editor, who will select at least two relevant reviewers and initiate the peer-review process.

  3. Peer-review. During this stage, a reviewer will assess the content of the manuscript and provide their recommendation to the Editor in Chief. The review is done for 4-8 weeks.

  4. First decision. Once both (or more) reviewers have submitted their recommendations, the manuscript is either rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), or accepted as is. If it is accepted, the manuscript is returned to the submitting author for proofreading. The final decision to accept the manuscript is made by the Editor in Chief based on the recommendation of the section editor and following approval by the editorial board.

  5. Revision. A manuscript that requires revisions is returned to the submitting author, who will have up to four weeks to revise the manuscript. Once the revision is submitted, it is once again assessed by the section editor to determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author(s) sufficiently responded to the reviewer’s comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this step is repeated (the manuscript is returned to the submitting author once more for further revision).

  6. Final decision. Finally, the revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected, depending on whether the section editor and editor in chief have found the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below Kewarganegaraan’s standards, the manuscript is rejected.

  7. Language editing. Once the manuscript is accepted, it is returned to the submitting author for the final editing of its language and content; these are changes that improve the readability of the article without changing the substance of the content. Kewarganegaraan requires authors to return the manuscript with proof that changes have been made, which the editorial board will review before ultimately green-lighting the manuscript for publication.

  8. Typesetting. The script is then adjusted to the template. The final version of the article, as it will appear in Kewarganegaraan, is returned to the submitting author for proofreading and final approval.

  9. Publication. Congratulations! The published article will appear in the latest issue of Kewarganegaraan.

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Publication Frequency

This journal published twice a year, in March and September.



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.




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Publication Ethics


A ‘code of conduct’ which outlines the desired behaviour and obligations of members of the scientific profession is needed in the publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal. Such of a code of conduct attempts to optimize the advantages of science to society and the profession. The advancement of science necessitates the sharing of knowledge, even though this may sometimes forego any immediate personal advantage.

Publishing scientific research in journals is one of the fundamental ways that Jurnal Kewarganegaraan serves the Civics and Citizenship education community. For this purpose, editors, reviewers, writers and publishers must maintain high ethical standards regarding manuscripts in the Jurnal Kewarganegaraan.


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 publish.

  • 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 to ensure the fair, efficient and timely review process of submitted manuscripts.

  • 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 confidential conduct, with no details being disclosed to anyone, except for the reviewers, without the permission of the author, 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 to convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of a published manuscript 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, in association with the publisher (or society).


Reviewers should:

  • Only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to conduct appropriate evaluation and which they can assess promptly.

  • Acknowledge that peer review is a reciprocal 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. 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 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 a recommendation 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/or words of others that 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 their findings can be confirmed by others.

  • 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.

  • To report without delay the journal editor or publisher if an author notices a major inaccuracy or erroneousness in his/her published work. He/she has 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, particularly concerning: 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 of the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, assist in the resolution of these problems.

    • Issue amendments, clarifications, and retractions.

    • Publish content on a timely basis.


Screening for Plagiarism

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




Articles published in this journal will be considered for withdrawal from publications if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).

  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication).

  3. It constitutes plagiarism.

  4. It reports unethical research.

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Publication 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: 0.00 (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.