Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JEKP aims to be a leading journal as source of information in economics and public policy. We publish original research papers, review articles, and case studies focused on economics and public policy issued as well as related topics. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two expert. JEKP is managed to be issued twice a year. The Scope of JEKP is:

1. Economics: including macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade, finance, human resource, and.

2. Public policy: including fiscal policy, monetary policy, public good, private good, governance issues, energy policy issue, and any other related issues.

The study within all scope of JEKP will be prefered ini applied studies.


Section Policies

Front Pages

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


  • Eka Budiyanti, S.Si., M.S.E.
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Back Pages

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The JEKP employs a double-blind manuscript review process. With a double‐blind review approach, the identity of the both the author(s) and reviewer(s) are unknown to both parties.

The JEKP conducts its editorial work using the Online Journal System (OJS). The OJS is system that systematically handles JEKP’s double-blind review process. Once a manuscript is submitted through the OJS, it is automatically logged in and checked (by the journal manager) to ensure that the submission is complete and has been prepared according to the JEKP submission instructions. At this time a receipt of manuscript acknowledgement is sent to the corresponding author confirming that his/her manuscript has been received and is been considered for possible publication in JEKP.

All manuscripts submitted for publication in the JEKP are first evaluated by the Managing Editor, either individually or in consultation with the Editorial Board member(s), to assess its suitability for the journal in line with the journal’s aims, scope, and writing guidelines. This is an important step to ensure that the content is not only falls within the aims and scope of the journal in terms of quality and/or impact on policy but also writing guidelines-requirement. Manuscripts that do not meet the journal’s expected standards are rejected with an explanation of reasons behind a desk-reject decision. Those manuscript’s meeting the journal’s expected standards are then checked for ‘similarity’ (similarity index (SI)) using the PlagSan software. The JEKP allows a SI of 20%. Those papers having a SI > 20% are returned to the authors for further re-writing to bring the index to 20% or less.

These manuscripts when resubmitted are then assigned to at least two reviewers. The reviewers are experienced researchers who have published in high impact factor journals, and are part of the JEKP reviewer database. This reviewer selection is the most critical aspect of peer review. Managing Editor will (a) contact potential reviewers and obtain their agreement to review before they are sent a manuscript, (b) ensure reviewers are sent manuscripts that are appropriate to their areas of interest and expertise, (c) advise authors on who it is not permissible for them to suggest as potential reviewers for their manuscripts, and (d) ask authors to provide reasons for any requests for exclusion of particular reviewers for their manuscripts. On the other hand, Managing Editor will not (a) send manuscripts to more reviewers than are needed with the intention of using only the first reviews returned, (b) put pressure on any reviewer who feels uncomfortable about reviewing a manuscript to do so, and (c) send manuscripts to reviewers who regularly fail to return reviews, or who do so only after unacceptably long times, or who provide superficial or inadequate reviews. Reviewers are given 14 working days to provide a detailed report on the manuscript with their recommended decision, which can either be ’accept‘, ’minor revision‘, ’major revision‘, or ’reject‘. Where reviewer reports are in conflict the Managing Editor reads the report(s) and the manuscript, and conveys the final decision to the corresponding author.

When a ‘revise’ decision is made, for ‘minor revisions’ (‘major revisions’) authors are provided between 14-21 working days (or 1-2 month(s)) to undertake revisions. When revised manuscripts are submitted, in the case of minor revisions, the Managing Editor reads the manuscript and the rejoinder and makes a final decision. In the case of a major revision, resubmitted manuscripts are again assigned to reviewer(s) and the editorial decision proceeds from there.

In all cases, regardless of the reviewer recommendation, the final decision on whether or not to publish a manuscript rests solely with the Managing Editor who in making the editorial decision keeps in mind the scope/aims of the journal.


Publication Frequency

JEKP is a journal published online twice a year in the middle of the year (June) and in the end of the year (December).


Open Access Policy

JEKP provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.




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Article Processing Charges

Every article submitted to JEKP will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.


Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by JEKP Editorial Board using PlagScan and Google Scholar 


Accreditation Certificate

JEKP has been certificated as a Scientific Journal by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) since 07 October 2013 (Accreditation Number: 557/Akred/P2MI-LIPI/09/2013) and regained its position since 03 August 2020 (Accreditation Number: 148/M/KPT/2020).


Reviewer Acknowledgement

The Editors would like to thank the following individuals who have reviewed the manuscript for JEKP during the past year. Their generous contribution of time and experise would shape the quality of our journal. (the names are alphabetically listed by the first name).

Prof. (Riset) Dr. Ir. Achmad Suryana, M.S.
Prof. (Riset) Dr. Ir. Carunia Mulya Firdausy, M.A.
Dr. Ir. Erwidodo, M.S.
Dr. Ir. Mahyus Ekananda, M.S.E., M.M.
Dr. Padang Wicaksono, S.E., M.Sc.
Dr. Riant Nugroho, M.Si.
Dr. Solikin M. Juhro, M.A.