Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus and scope of Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial (JPIS) covers the fields of social science education: Social Sciences Learning (Citizenship, Economics, Accounting, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology), Social Science Learning Innovation, Social Science Learning Evaluation or Learning Assessment.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Articles sent to the Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial (e-ISSN: 2541-4569) will be evaluated through 2 stages of review, namely pre-review and content review.
The article pre-review stage is carried out by the journal editorial team to review the appropriateness of the article with the focus and scope of the journal and the writing guidelines. In addition, the editorial team also conducts plagiarism checks using the help of Google Scholar and Turnitin . The duration of the pre-review is usually between 1-2 weeks.

The content review phase is carried out by at least 2 reviewers on a single-blind basis. The duration of content review is between 2-3 weeks. After the author revises the article, the article will be reviewed again if the reviewer asked to do so. The decision whether the article can be published is the authority of the Editor in Chief through the Editor's Board Session forum, taking into account the recommendations of the reviewers.
Every submissions that is entered will be assessed based on the following criteria:
1. Authenticity and contribution to scientific development
2. Reliability of the methodology
3. Compliance with the topic taken
4. Coherence of analysis
5. Grammatival aspect as well as the adherence to the style of the Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial

If you want to be a reviewer for the Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial, please contact us. You must provide a description of yourself in what area of interest to review the manuscript / article. We will register you as a Reviewer and Author in the Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial within 5 working days. Account information (username and password), will be sent to your email.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial is published twice a year, every June and December.


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.



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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics


Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

1.    Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial (JPIS) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.  

Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta as publisher of JPIS takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our 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 communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

2.    Publication decisions

The editor of JPIS is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

a.    Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

b.    Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

c.    Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

3.    Duties of Reviewers

a.    Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

b.   Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

c.    Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

d.   Standards of Objectivity

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

e.    Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

f.     Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

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

4.    Duties of Authors

a.    Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial ‘opinion’ works should be clearly identified as such.

b.   Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

c.    Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Also, must be noted that all manuscripts will be checked by Plagiarism Scanner Software.

d.   Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

e.    Acknowledgement of Sources

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

f.     Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding 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 agreed to its submission for publication.

g.    Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

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

h.   Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

i.      Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Plagiarism Policy

Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial (JPIS) Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial.

All the manuscripts will be subjected to pre-screening of plagiarism check by using Turnitin Software. The screening process will be conducted by Editor once the manuscript is received. 


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism

  1. Minor (less than 30%): A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper.
    Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made.
  2. Intermediate (30%-50%): A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper
    Action: request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made and journal editor considers the rejection of the article submitted based on reviewer recommendation
  3. Severe (more than 50%): A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication.
    Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one years.