Peer Review Process

The first stage is an initial editorial review (also known as Desktop Review, Screening Review) by one of the section editors or editor-in-chief, resulting in either a decision to send for peer review (stage 2) or an editorial rejection. 

If the paper is passed to stage 2, a Section Editor will be assigned to manage the review process. Here, two members of Berbakti review panel will be assigned to review the paper. Our review panel comprises researchers and practitioners drawn from section editors and other experienced researchers. Reviewers selected to review an article are chosen on the basis of their experience, expertise, and interests aligned with the focus of the article.

Berbakti uses a Double-blind review process. In it, reviewers know the identity of authors, but authors don’t know the identity of reviewers. No direct communication is allowed between the reviewer and the author.  

The article will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  1. Contributions to advancing community service outcomes include training, marketing, local food security, appropriate technology, design and construction, community empowerment, social access, border areas, underdeveloped regions, and education for sustainable development. The results of activities handling and managing various potentials, constraints, challenges, and issues present in the community.
  2. The quality of the background of the problem, literature review of previous research or community service as a basis for the statement of the scientific novelty of the article, the statement of scientific novelty, and proposed solutions to the problems raised.
  3. Clarity of the objectives of the community service activities.
  4. Clarity of the appropriate implementation methods for the community service.
  5. The quality of empirical data, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of community service results.
  6. The quality of writing (including structure, writing style, and content clarity)

The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, within 2-6 weeks.

The editor will run a plagiarism check using Plagiarism Checker X for the submitted articles before sending them to the reviewers. We do not process any plagiarised content. If an article has over 20% plagiarism based on the result of the check, the article will be rejected. The journal is carried out by using Mendeley or Endnote as a Tool Reference Manager. The language used in this journal is Indonesian. 

The accepted research articles will be available online (free download) following the journal peer-reviewing process. The final decision on article acceptance will be made by the Editors according to the Reviewers' comments. The articles sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised article returned later than 20 days will be considered a new submission. The revised article can be sent to the editorial through the Online Submission Interface on our online Journal website.