Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal is focus on the result of community services and activities by empowering the society through a participatory approach to reach the sustainable development.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Every article published in the Journal of InEJ through the process of double-blind peer-review by peer-reviewer of InEJ Journal.

Articles submitted are reviewed by the editorial team as the initial process. Editorial team will evaluate the feasibility of the content, focus, and methodology in the article. The articles are then sent to one reviewer at the position Double Blind Review. Notes from reviewer then sent back to the author to be adapted to the standards of journal writing. Decision of the revised manuscript will be re-evaluated in the meeting of the editorial board. Later, the decision of editor in  the final meeting will be informed to the author.

Editor of InEJ responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted must be published. Validation of these works and their importance for researchers and readers should always push the decision. The editor can be guided by a policy board of editors of the journal and is limited by law as to be enforced regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism (plagiarism). Editors can confer with other editors or the assessment team in making this decision


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.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics 

InEJ: Indonesian Engagement Journal is a biennial journal published in June and December by the Institute for Research and Community Services of the Institute of State Islamic Studies (IAIN) Ponorogo. This journal focuses on the results of community services and activities by empowering the community through participatory approaches to achieve sustainable development. This statement clarifies the ethical conduct of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including authors, editor-in-chief, editorial board, peer-reviewer and publisher (IAIN Ponorogo). This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. 

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication 

Publication of an article inInEJ peer-review: Indonesian Engagement Journal is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of writers and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on the expected standards of ethical conduct for all parties involved in publishing acts: authors, journal editors, peer-reviewers, publishers and the public.  

Ponorogo State Islamic Institute (IAIN) as the publisher of InEJ: Indonesian Engagement Journal takes its guardianship duties over all stages of publishing very seriously and we recognize ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary. 

Publication Decision 

Editor of InEJ: Indonesian Engagement Journal is responsible for deciding which articles are submitted to the journal to be published. Validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors can be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and limited by later applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors may consult with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. 

Fair Play 

An editor at all times evaluates the manuscript for their intellectual content regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy. 


Editorial editors and staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript submitted to anyone other than the appropriate author, reviewer, potential reviewer, editorial advisor, and publisher, as appropriate. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts should not be used in the editor's own research without the author's written consent. 

Reviewer's job 

Peer reviewers assist editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers. 


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in the manuscript or knows that his quick review is unlikely should inform the editor and excuse himself from the review process. 


Any manuscript accepted for review should be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editor. 

Standard Objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with the arguments of supporters. 

Source Confessions 

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. A reviewer should also call the editor's attention to any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers for which they have personal knowledge. 

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connection with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper. 

Author's Assignments 

Reporting standards 

The author of the original research report should present an accurate report on the work being done as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data should be accurately represented in the paper. A paper should contain enough detail and reference to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior. 

Data Access and Retention 

Authors are required to provide raw data with respect to papers for editorial review, and shall be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), where possible, and in any case should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. 

Originality and Plagiarism 

Authors should ensure that they have written a completely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or other people's words that this has been appropriately quoted or quoted. 

Multi, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications 

An author should not generally publish a manuscript that essentially describes the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously constitutes unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior. 

Source Confessions 

Proper recognition of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. 

Authorship of papers 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Everyone who has made a significant contribution should be listed as a co-author. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The appropriate 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 approved its submission for publication. 

Dangers and Subjects of Humans or Animals 

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author should clearly identify these in the manuscript. 

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors shall disclose in their manuscript any other financial or substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the outcome or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed. 

Fundamental errors in published works 

When an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his or her own published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the editor of the journal or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.