Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to this journal Indonesian Journal Applied Research (IJAR) must follow Focus and Scope and Author Guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must fulfil scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope of this journal.
All manuscripts submitted to this journal must be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Chief Editor and Section Editors will evaluate the submitted papers on prequalification step for the suitability of further review process. The review process used in this journal is Double-blind-peer-review.The manuscripts will be evaluated by two qualified peer reviewers selected by Chief Editor and Section Editors. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Chief Editor or Section Editors as soon as possible, usually within 3 weeks. If one of peer reviewers recommends rejection, the Chief Editor will ask a third reviewer or Section Editors to decide the acceptance or rejection of the paper. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript. Sometimes (if required) a third peer-reviewer is needed to give critical comments to the submitted manuscript.
Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the authors must return the revised manuscript to the Chief Editor via OJS of IJAR. Chief Editor sends the revised manuscript to Section Editors to check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Sections Editors could give recommendation to Chief Editor that the manuscript should return to authors, accept, or reject within 2 weeks. After acceptance letter sent by Chief Editor, the manuscript is forwarded to the technical editor for editing and layout process. Chief Editor would send a letter announcing the publication issue to authors.
There are four steps of revision process by authors: 1) revision manuscript to accommodate Section Editors suggestions (prequalification step) within 2 weeks; 2) revision manuscript to accommodate peer reviewer suggestions within 2-4 weeks; 3) revision to accommodate Section Editors suggestions within 2-4 weeks (if any); and 4) revision to accommodate editorial meeting suggestions within 1 week (if any). Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be withdrawn. Authors may request for extension to Chief Editor before the revision expires. The time interval from the date the manuscript is submitted to the acceptance for publication varies, depending on the time required for review and revision process.
The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely made by Editor in Chief/Regional (Handling) Editor (together with Editorial Board if required) according to reviewers' critical comments. The final decision of the manuscript is solely based on the Editor's final review which considering peer-reviewers comments (but not solely by Reviewer).
Publication of accepted articles including assigning the article to the published issues will be made by Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic issue.