Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Governance (JOG) is published by the Faculty of Social and Political Science Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa with its main aim to spread critical and original analysis from researchers and academic practitioners on various social, political and government issues both local and foreignThe writing is published after undergoing a peer-review process by providing an exclusive analysis on social, political and government issues from various perspectives. JOG provides high-quality study outcomes and new thoughts for academic practitioners, researchers, publics to break down the complexity and dynamics of contemporary socio-political changes.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by editorial staff. Those Manuscript evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscript evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer's recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, major revision, need minor revision, or accepted.

The editor has a right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

Review Process :

  1. Author submits the manuscript directly to Journal of Governance Submission
  2. Editor Evaluation/Desk Review (includes plagiarism check by TURNITIN, reference accuracy, conformity with focus and scope. Manuscript could be rejected or returned to the review process).
  3. Double-Bllind Peer Review process (Reviewer and Authors’ identities remain anonymous) 
  4. Editor Decision (based on revised article)
  5. Proofread
  6. Confirmation to the author
  7. All the process will take times 90-120 days.


Publication Frequency

Starting in 2022, JOG will be published four times a year: March, June, September and December.


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.



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...


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Journal of Governance does not charge fees for submission and Accepted: 0,00 (USD).
The Proofreading is mandatory, all the costs are charged to the author. Payment must be proceed before an article published.

The waiver policy is addressed once the author come from various country other ASEAN




Publication Ethics

Journal of Governance  is a peer-reviewed international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewed and the publisher statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors 


Duties of Authors
1.Reporting Standards:
 Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
2.Data Access and Retention:
 Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide such data within a reasonable time.
3.Originality and Plagiarism:
 The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
4.Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication:
 An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
5.Acknowledgement of Sources:
 Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
6.Authorship of the Paper:
 Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
7.Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
 All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other 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.
8.Fundamental errors in published works:
 When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
9.Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:
 If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Duties of Editors
1.Fair Play:
 An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
3.Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:
 Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
4.Publication Decisions:
 The editor board journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
5.Review of Manuscripts:
 The editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. The editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
Duties of Reviewers
1.Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
 Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
 Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process
3.Standards of Objectivity:
 Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
 Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
5.Disclosure and Conflict of Interest:
 Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
6.Acknowledgement of Sources:
 Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.








Citation Analysis

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        1. Hikmawan, M. D. (2017). Pluralisme Demokrasi Politik di Indonesia. Journal of Governance2(2), 223–247. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.31506/jog.v2i2.2678

                a. Indriyany, I. A., Hikmawan, M. D., & Mayrudin, Y. M. (2019). The Movement of Women with Disabilities on Indonesia’s Legislative Election 2019. In Proceedings of the International Conference of Democratisation in Southeast Asia (ICDeSA 2019) (Vol. 367, pp. 289–294). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2991/icdesa-19.2019.59

                b. Hikmawan, M. D., Indriyany, I. A., & Mayrudin, Y. M. (2019). Environmental Movement Against Mining Exploration in Bojonegara Serang Banten. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2991/icdesa-19.2019.57


        2.  Hikmawan, M. D., & Hidayat, R. (2016). Depoliticisation of Public Issue : Low Degree of Government ’ S Democratic Legitimacy. Journal of Governance1(1), 23–37. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.31506/jog.v1i1.1311

                   a. Hikmawan, M. D., Indriyany, I. A., & Mayrudin, Y. M. (2019). Environmental Movement Against Mining Exploration in Bojonegara Serang Banten. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2991/icdesa-19.2019.57


Reviewers’ Guideline

Manuscripts submitted to Journal of Governance (JOG) will undergo a Double blind review process. The reviewers are tasked to carry out reviews that include analyses and assessments of manuscripts’ acceptability to be published. Reviewers should consider the following points prior to conducting their review:

1.Does the manuscript you are being asked to review match your expertise?
 If the article does not sufficiently match your area of expertise, please notify the Editorial Secretary.
2.Do you have time to review the manuscript?
 The review process should be completed within 2 weeks after a manuscript has been sent. If you do not agree with this condition and need more time to review, please contact the Editorial Secretary.
3.Are there any conflicts of interests with the manuscript?
 If you have any conflicts of interests with the manuscript, please contact the Editorial Secretary
4.Are there any indications of plagiarism in the manuscript?
 If you suspect any indications of plagiarism in the manuscript, please contact the Editorial Secretary immediately.
Review Process:
1.Title: Does it clearly describe the manuscript?
2.Abstract: Does it reflect the content of the manuscript?
3.Introduction: The introduction should contain the general background and research questions or hypotheses. Literature review should be included in the introduction.
4.Has the manuscript met the required journal writing guideline?
1.If the issue relating to the reviewed manuscript has previously been published, is the manuscript sufficient to warrant publication?
2.Does the manuscript contain novelty, profound knowledge, and interesting points to warrant publication?
3.Does the manuscript contribute to the development of science and knowledge?
4.Are the main theories or references used in line with the study?
1.Does the author accurately describe how the data was collected?
2.Does the article answer the questions posed in the study?
3.Are new methods used? If there are new methods, are they explained in detail?
Results and Discussion:
The results should explain the findings of the author. This section should be written clearly in a logical sequence. Reviewers need to consider if the appropriate analysis has been conducted.
The conclusion should contain recommendations and summary of the research. The summary should have examples of answers corresponding to the research objective or the acquired findings. The summary should not contain repetitions of research results or discussions. The recommendations provided should correlate with the concept of the conducted research or suggestions for improving the study.
Table and Figures:
The tables and figures presented should correlate with the article’s content and they should have clear sources of reference (such as books, journals, website, or other references)
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is written in the reference list using the American Psychological Association (APA) style. The references used should be published within the last 10 years, consisting of 80% from journal articles and 20% from books, theses, or other relevant publications.
Writing Style:
Please write your text in good English that is interesting to read and easy to understand.
Final Review:
1.Assessment of the manuscript review should be written in the Review Form sent by the Editorial Secretary./td>
2.Reviewers are required to fill in the table marked with asterisks.
3.At the end of the review, reviewers are required to give one of the following recommendations:
 a. Accepted; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
 b. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the
      reviewers concerns
 c. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used,
      and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised
 d. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or the given reviews relate to very basic issues
4.Upon completion of the review form, please fill in the reviewer’s identity in the corresponding columns.


Screening Plagiarism

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Journal of Governance Editorial Board using TURNITIN