Peer Review Process

Each article sent to the editor will be checked first by the editor. The editor checks whether the article meets the style and the scope of the journal. If it does, it will undergo a review process through an open journal system (OJS). The review system used by the journal is a double-blind review. The author and the reviewer don't know each other.

The editor will invite two reviewers who are familiar with the topic of the article. If the reviewers agree to review the article, the editor will send them the article via OJS. The review process is done by filling out the form provided by the journal, and the reviewers may provide important notes for the writer to improve the quality of the article. Furthermore, based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editor will make a decision whether the article should be rejected, accepted with revisions (major or minor), or accepted without any revision. Each article reviewed within four to five weeks at the latest.

Aspects to be reviewed :

1.novelty of topic 
2. authenticity of the manuscript
3. scientific value
4. contribution to society and science
5. conformity with the author's expertise
6. ethical aspects
7. systematic writing
8. reference list related to citations
9. grammar, diction, spelling, punctuation
10. scientific misconduct

Screening Plagiarism

To ensure that the manuscript sent by the writer does not contain plagiarism, the editor will have the manuscript checked for plagiarism using the Turnitin software. The manuscripts submitted to MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (Journal of Community Empowerment) must have a similarity level of less than 20%.

Publication Frequency

Twice a year, in May and November. Each number contains 5-10 articles.

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 is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. 

Creative Commons License

MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Digital Archiving 

MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat uses the LOCKSS system to create a distribution filing system among participating libraries and allows the library to create a permanent journal archive to maintain preservation and recovery.