Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Kewarganegaraan (English: Citizenship Journal) is an academic journal dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of research on citizenship studies and citizenship education. Our particular attention is paid to works dealing with historical and contemporary questions of concern regarding other dimensions, meaning, and forms in relation to citizenship and contribute to education for citizenship. Jurnal Kewarganegaraan is very interested in scientific and professional studies in the discourse and practice of citizenship.

We seek submissions articles that cross the lines of scientific disciplines (interdisciplinary perspectives) that aim at the development of citizenship studies and citizenship education in the local, national and global scope. This includes the exploration of issues and phenomena across the perspectives of law, politics, economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, ideology, history, psychology, pedagogy and temporality that are within the framework of citizenship studies and contribute to education for citizenship.

In this regard, the Jurnal Kewarganegaraan seeks to bring together various unique studies of citizenship. The unique study includes an analysis of how to learn citizenship in society; teaching and learning citizenship education in school and higher education, including the development of approaches, strategies, models, methods, media, content, sources, and evaluations of learning; Comparison of curriculum and practice across countries; and the renewal of the citizenship education learning system. This includes past, present and future studies to develop ideal citizens.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Jurnal Kewarganegaraan (English: Citizenship Journal) publishes research and study articles about civics and citizenship education. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the focus and scope of Jurnal Kewarganegaraan will be reviewed. Each article published passes the peer review process from designated experts. Each article published has gone through a peer-reviewed process by designated experts. They have experience in journal management and prestigious article publications. To ensure this, To ensure, the manuscript will be sent to at least two reviewers (double-blind peer 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.

Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible. 

More specifically, our editorial process is as follows:

  1. Initial screeningAll submissions are initially screened by the Editor in Chief for their conformity to Jurnal 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 Jurnal 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. Jurnal 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.



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

Jurnal Kewarganegaraan starts using the TURNITIN plagiarism check tool for Vol 18, No 2 (2021): September 2021 to scan of plagiarism. Every paper submitted to the Jurnal Kewarganegaraan will be screened for plagiarism using TURNITIN plagiarism detection tools. Each article must have a maximum article similarity of 20%. Should we find more than 20% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.

Jurnal Kewarganegaraan will immediately process papers identified as plagiarism. Before giving in articles to reviewers, editors will be checked the similarity/plagiarism of the articles with TURNITIN by an editorial team member.

It has to understood that authors are responsible for the content of their papers. You have to read and understand Jurnal Kewarganegaraan's Copyright and Licensing Terms. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, so all authors of the article will be subject to the same penalty.



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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Author Fees

Jurnal Kewarganegaraan charges Article Processing Charges (APC) to support management, editing, and maintenance of access to online dissemination of articles to the authors of each article accepted for publication. Authors are charged the following publication fees:

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication Charges: 550.000,00- (IDR)

Article Processing Charges (APC) are article publication charges and do not include translation and proofing (at cost). Payment is made when an article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publishing Fee to cover costs with processing, reviewing, editing, producing, and distributing the article, while ensuring that readers around the world can access the published article free of charge.

This journal charges a publication fee for each article it accepts. This fee is to ensure that readers around the world can access the published articles free of charge. The APC fee charged by the Jurnal Kewarganegaraan is assessed on a need basis ensuring that the fee is reasonable and competitive with fees charged by other scientific journals in the field.


Citation Analysis

Citations Analysis of Article published by the Jurnal Kewarganegaraan, as follows: