Peer Review Process

KINERJA is a peer review journal. Every article submitted to KINERJA for publication is subject to peer review. A peer review evaluates a paper submitted by two or more individuals with competence similar to the author's. It aims to determine the feasibility of scientific papers to be published. The peer-review method is used to maintain quality standards and give credibility to the paper. Here are the peer review steps in KINERJA.

Paper Submission

Corresponding authors submit papers to journals. This process is entirely done through the Open Journal System (OJS). We are no longer accepting papers via email.

Editorial Office Checking

Editors assess the first submitted paper. The editor checks whether it fits the focus and scope of KINERJA. The composition and arrangement of the paper are evaluated against the journal's Author Guidelines to ensure it includes the necessary sections and language style. In addition, assessing the minimum quality of papers required for publication begins at this step, including whether there are major methodological weaknesses. Turnitin will check any submitted papers that pass this step for plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers.

Rating by Editor-in-Chief

The Editor in Chief checks whether the paper is suitable for the journal, is original, interesting, and significant enough for publication. Otherwise, the paper may be rejected without further review.

Invitation to Reviewers

The editor sends invitations to individuals they believe will be appropriate reviewers (also known as referees) based on expertise, the proximity of research interests, and no consideration of conflicts of interest. The review process in KINERJA is blind peer review. The reviewer does not know the author's identity. Otherwise, the author does not know the identity of the reviewer. Papers are sent to reviewers anonymously.

Response to Invitation

Potential reviewers consider the invitation to be against their expertise, conflict of interest, and availability. They then decide to accept or reject. In the invitation letter, the editor may ask the potential reviewer for suggestions from an alternative reviewer when he or she refuses to review.

Review done

Reviewers allocate time to read the paper several times. The first reading is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are discovered at this stage, reviewers may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise, they will read the paper several times, taking notes to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review result is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it, or with a revision request (usually marked as major or minor) before reconsideration.

Journal Evaluating Reviews

The Editor-in-Chief and the editors consider all returned reviews before making an overall decision.

The Decision

The editor emails the decision to the author, including relevant reviewer comments. Reviewer comments are sent anonymously to the corresponding author so that the author can take necessary action and respond. At this point, reviewers are also sent an email or letter notifying them of the results of their review.

Last Step

If accepted, the paper is sent to the copyediting stage. Suppose the article is rejected or sent back to the author for major or minor revisions. In that case, the editor in charge will include constructive comments from the reviewer to help the author improve the article. Authors should make corrections and revise the paper in accordance with reviewers' comments and instructions.

After the revision is made, the author must send the revised paper back to the editor

If a paper is sent back for revision, reviewers should expect to receive the revised version unless they have chosen not to participate further. However, if only minor changes are requested, the editor can perform this follow-up review.

If the editor is happy with the revised paper, it is considered accepted. Accepted papers will be published online and are all available free of charge as downloadable PDF files.