Peer Review Process
The article that has been sent to Journal of Digital Law and Policy will be through two review processes namely pre-review and review. The pre-review process of the article is done by the managing director that includes:
- Focus and Scope: The article being sent should in accordance with the scope of Journal of Digital Law and Policy. If the article is out of the scope, the article will be rejected.
- Plagiarism Check: Plagiarism check and article similarity are done by using google scholar and Plagiarism Checker X with a maximum score of 25%. The article with 25% similarity or above will be returned to the author for revision.
- References: references used in the article are a minimum of 15 references that consist of 80% primary sources and 20% secondary sources. The references should be in last decade, use Chicago Manual of Style 17 th edition (full note, with Ibid.), and the references writing use MENDELEY reference manager software.
- Template: the submitted article should in accordance with the template in Journal of Digital Law and Policy
The article will be returned to the author if the four components above have not been adjusted. The time to revise the article is 7 days, and the author may send it back.
When the four components in the review process are fulfilled, then the article will be continued to be reviewed by the reviewer through the editor. The substances review process is done by three reviewers in Double-Blind Peer Review. The reviewer can give recommendation such as:
- Accept Submission: the article is accepted to be published without having revision in substances.
- Revision Required: the article with minor revision, the article is sent to the author to be revised (when the author has sent the revision, the article can be accepted to be published)
- Resubmit for Review: the article with major revision. After revision is done by the author, the article is resubmitted to the reviewer to be reviewed again ( maximum three times resubmit), If the article is not quite right in substance after the fourth review, the reviewer is allowed to give a recommendation as Decline Submission.
- Resubmit Elsewhere: in substance, the article is considered less suitable and suggested to be submitted to another journal
- Decline Submission: article is rejected by the reviewer to be reviewed for two reasons, (1) the reviewer rejects because of a reason (not related to articles substances), then the article is sent to another reviewer. (2) rejected article in substance is considered less suitable to be published in the journal.
Article Processing Time on Journal of Digital Law and Policy
The pre-review process takes a time about 3-7 days
The author has 1 week to revise the article in the pre-review stage. The author has not revised the article at that time and without giving any statement, then the managing director has done meaningless work, then the article will be rejected.
The review process by the reviewer is done about 2 weeks every round. The number of rounds in the review process depends on the reviewer recommendations.
The author is given one week to revise the article from the reviewer, and if the author does not send the revision at the specified time without any statement, then the editor and reviewer have done meaningless work, then the article is rejected.
The duration of the article starts from the submitting until the production stage in detail can be seen in the image below.
LOA (Letter of Acceptance)
LOA on Journal of Digital Law and Policy of 2 types, those are LOA that will be sent through the author's email automatically by OJS when the article has been accepted to be published.
The second LOA is manual LOA that will be attached to the discussion section on OJS when the article has been accepted to be published.
LOA will only be given to the author when the article has entered the production stage.
The manuscript rejection or manuscript cancellation on Journal of Digital Law and Policy consists of two types, namely rejection or withdrawal without fine, and rejection or withdrawal with a fine. Withdrawal without fine happens because of three things, those are:
- Do not in accordance with the focus and scope.
- The author does not revise the article both in the pre-review and review stage along the specified time without any reason.
- Article rejection by recommendation of the reviewer related to substances/content of the article
Rejection or withdrawal with a fine happens because of two things, those are:
- The author that takes his writing with any reasons when the article has been proceeded (enter the pre-review stage by the editor in chief).
- There is duplication in publication, where the author does submit an article in several journals and one of them is the Journal of Digital Law and Policy, or the article has been published in another journal and re-submit on Journal of Digital Law and Policy.
Article withdrawal after proceeding or duplication in the publication is a wasting time where the editor in chief, editor, and reviewer has done a meaningless activity so in this case, the author is fined about Rp. 1.000.000,- or US$ 100,00. Cancellation will be done when the author has done the payment and sent the receipt of payment to the editor of Journal of Digital Law and Policy. If the author does not agree to pay the fine, then the author will be put on blacklist with the consequences; the author will be blacklisted from the Journal of Digital Law and Policy, so the author could not submit the article.