Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Socioeconomics and Development (JSeD) publishes articles of high-quality empirical research and literature reviews in the scope of the social and economic fields, include:

- development economics, 
- social development, 
- agricultural development, 
- ecotourism development,
- regional development, 
- geography, planning, and development, 
- institutional development, 
- management of natural and environmental resources, and 
- sustainable development. 

The JSeD journal focuses on presenting research or reviewing articles that impact or imply economic and social development perspectives, not only proves hypothesis testing statistically. Each article is encouraged to present findings and promote implications research (by doing synthesis) for the macro or broader side so that they can be useful for decision-makers in the government, community, or industry. 

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts in compliance with author guidelines and apply to the journal template. Journal templates consist of the main manuscript and the title page. Therefore, the author makes sure that the main manuscript does not contain any identity of the author(s) or affiliation to ensure a double-blind review process. The identity of the author(s) is written on the title page in a separate file and included in the supplement file in the OJS submission. 

The length of the whole manuscript ranges from 4500 to 8000 words, not including Tables and Figures.


Section Policies


Editorial are articles of high academic opinions that express specific themes and was approved by an editor in chief and the editorial board. Author of the editorial are those who show respected, experience, hard work in their field consistently; and are intentionally invited by the editor of JSeD.  The whole article ranges from 2500 to 5000 words.  See further the criteria for editorial articles

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Research Articles

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Review Articles

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Accepted Articles (in press)

Articles have been accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue but have not been fully edited. Content may change prior to final publication.

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Special Issue

JSeD publishes special issues for articles that expose actual research, global issues, policy reviews, or other research collaborations.  The author has earlier communicated with the editor about the manuscript scheme to be submitted.

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Peer Review Process

The Journal of Socioeconomics and Development (JSeD) conducts peer review standards to improve the quality of publications and the effectiveness of the review process. Peer review standards are evaluated at all times to find the best results for the publication of articles, and editorial processes with integrity and responsibility. 

The JSeD is highly concerned about considerations in the peer review process, including

  • The peer review process is a valuable contribution to improving the quality of articles and provides insight, advice, and guidance to the Editor to assist in making decisions about the publication of the article.
  • Peer review can contribute their experience to provide a critical review of a manuscript on novelty, main references, and research roadmap.
  • Peer review is part of the academic communication process between editors, reviewers and authors, for mutual care, compassion and fostering to develop scientific development, produce development policy concepts and uphold the dignity of humanity and civilization

All manuscripts published in the JSeD are subjected to a full peer review, through the stages below:

  • All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the editor regarding the administrative process and its compliance in meeting author guidelines, which is suitable for the scope and substance of the manuscript. Editor carefully review each manuscript to ensure it is appropriate for the journal and has a high enough chance of receiving favorable reviews. Editorial board members provide insight and advice to the Editor in chief to select and assign qualified reviewers.
  • All submitted manuscripts will be fully peer reviewed by at least two qualified experts. In addition, editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed depending on the features and substance of the manuscript. Reviewers conduct a review process based on scientific reasons to examine the substance of the manuscript, academic writing skill, novelty, originality, method, research findings, and research implication (the evaluation form). 
  • All processes are in a double-blind peer review and are managed by the editor at OJS. Peer review procedures were carried out through OJS (download the reviewer guidelines), and the review results returned to the editor.
  • The Editor in chief or the appointed editorial board then decides whether to accept, reject or revise the manuscript based on the comments and assessment from the reviewer. The results of the decision can be complemented by the editor's considerations and comments, in particular the necessity to exhibit the novelty, update literature, sharpen the problem formulation, explore the discussion, complete the research implications, and confirm the conclusions of achieving the research objectives. The decision is then sent immediately to the author to obtain a response.

The revised manuscript of the authors is re-evaluated whether it meets the comments of reviewers and editors. Manuscripts that are declared to be feasible shall be examined again by the editor in chief and editorial board to carry out the copyediting process as well. The results of the copyediting process are notified to the author to obtain final substance feedback. In the next process, the technical editor employs the layout and proofreading work. With the approval of the editor in chief, at the final stage, the technical editor prepares the article issue through the galley format, thus the article is officially published. All editing processes are operated at OJS and can be monitored by the author.

In certain cases, the editor can reevaluate the manuscript to clarify the manuscript or published article  to meet ethical standards. The editor can also contact the author to clarify various matters to ensure that research activities have been worked well, and publication decisions are free of interest. Furthermore, the editor has a decision to withdraw the published manuscript because the manuscript is considered conclusively not meeting publication standards (refer to Elsevier policy).  The decision includes article withdrawal, retraction, removal, and replacement depending on the case and evidence of violations of standards and ethics.  See also publication ethics.

Download the reviewer guidelines in OJS and the evaluation form


Publication Frequency

Journal of Socioeconomics and Development (JSeD) is published biannually in April and October, consist of 6-8 articles each edition. JSeD opens the submission of the manuscript all year.

JSeD provides a platform for the researchers, planner, academicians, professional, and practitioners to impart and share knowledge in the form of high-quality empirical research and literature reviews in the scope of socioeconomics and development

Editors can revise the paper without changing the substance and content after the review process. The articles sent by the author must be an original script and is not being considered for publication by other journal or publishers.


Open Access Policy

Journal of Socioeconomics and Development (JSeD) 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 (based on The Budapest Open Acces Initiative).  All research or review articles published in JSeD are fully open access which means that all content is freely available without asking prior permission from the publisher or author.

The work of JSeD journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC). We are continuously working with our author communities to comply with the license options

Authors/readers/third parties can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose non commercially. They must provide appropriate credit (the name of the creator and attribution parties), a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material. 

They must also indicate if changes were made (if any) and retain an indication of previous modifications.  CC licenses prior to Version 4.0 also require them  to provide the title of the material if supplied, and may have other slight differences.  Although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.  See Legal Code



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Article Processing Charges

The journal charges an article processing fee of IDR 1,000,000 or USD 70 per article.   The author makes a payment after the manuscript is confirmed to be accepted.  The journal does not charge a manuscript submission fee.

The cost is for supporting the open-access dissemination of articles, managing the various costs associated with handling and editing of the submitted manuscripts, and the journal management and publication in general.

The automatic waiver of publishing costs is applied to foreign or non-Indonesian affiliated authors who first published the article in this journal.  If the author(s) cannot pay such fee for a reason, there is an opportunity to propose a waiver. We do not want the fee to prevent the publication of worthy work.  


Register and Indexing

JSeD is registered/indexed in

- Sinta 2 (2020 - 2024)
- Google Scholar
Microsoft Academic


Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works for Journal of Socioeconomics And Development (JSeD), and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The JSeD Editor applies the plagiarism provisions carefully. Every sentence and word in the manuscript is examined in close detail, by excluding references or methods (parts that are often very similar to what have been published in other papers) about 15 percent is acceptable. Some sentences that are definitions (for example the definition of innate immunity) are of course used repeatedly, and plagiarism in those sentences is difficult to avoid but is generally accepted.  Plagiarism screening will be conducted by JSeD's editor using Turnitin