Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Al-Khidmat , with registered number ISSN 2654- 4431 (print), ISSN 2623-2006 (online) is a scientific multidisciplinary journal published by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (LPPM) UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung. It is in the national level that covers a lot of common problems or issues related to community services. The aim of this journal publication is to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and research results that have been achieved in the area of community services.

The Al-Khidmat Journal aimed to gather information or concepts and the results of research that has been achieved in the field of public services. Al-Khidmat Journal published the multi-disciplinary scope article, including:
1. Field of Community Studies
2. Technology Innovation for Village Communities
3. Village Community Development
4. Policy for Village Communities
5. Village government governance
6. All fields related to Community Service

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Accepted paper

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in Jurnal Al-Khidmat is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. Al-Khidmat acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the JOSI. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Type of peer review

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by single experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. 

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process.

Decision

Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for JOSI but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for Al-Khidmat include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in the related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for JAK as part of your professional development requirements. Al-Khidmat's reviewers are volunteers who contribute their expertise to the science, thus no financial payments are made.

 

 

Publication Frequency

Jurnal Al-Khidmat (JAK) is a Journal published online twice a year in the middle of the year (June) and in the end of the year (Desember).

 

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.

 

Publication Ethics

Jurnal AL-Khidmat is a peer-reviewed journal. This journal follows guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)  facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. Jurnal AL-Khidmat is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and the journals do not tolerate plagiarism in any form.

Jurnal AL-Khidmat adapts COPE to meet a high quality standard of ethics for publisher, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. Publisher doesn’t have the t to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in a timely manner.

For Editors

  1. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. Editors should be responsible for every article published in Jurnal AL-Khidmat
  3. The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. He/she should decline his/her assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if these are well-reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.

 For Reviewers

  1. Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
  2. Reviewers will do the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor if they can not complete the work.
  3. Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.

For Authors

  1. Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not trans­ferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance with the format of the references.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that are taken from Jurnal AL-Khidmat that is explained in instruction for the author of  Jurnal AL-Khidmat
  5. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  6. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  7. The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree.
  8. Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  9. If at any point in time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  10. Authors of the journal should clarify everything that may cause a conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consul­tant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of  Jurnal AL-Khidmat form disclosure.

 

 

Plagiarism Checker

In publishing, Jurnal Al-Khidmat strongly against any case of plagiarism on its own merits. Jurnal AL-Khidmat commits to deterring plagiarism, including self-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. Papers found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised. Also, significant parts of the work have not been published. The author also respects entirely Author Guideline of Jurnal Al-Khidmat regarding the redundant, duplicate or fraudulent publication.

The article has not been published in other media and does not contain elements of plagiarism. We recommend that the authors should use reference management software, for the example EndNote or Mendeley.

All articles submitted to the journal are subject to plagiarism check. Articles that don't meet the requirement will be returned to authors for further editorial works or will be rejected immediately.

Plagiarism checker used by the journal is iThenticate or Turnitin.

 

References Management

Jurnal AL-Khidmat has reference template available in many of the most popular reference management software products. These include all products that support Citation Style Language styles, such as Mendeley and Zotero, as well as EndNote. Using the word processor plug-ins from these products, authors only need to select the appropriate journal template when preparing their article, after which citations and bibliographies will be automatically formatted in the journal's style. If no template is yet available for this journal, please follow the format of the sample references and citations as shown in this Guide.


 

Indexing

AL-KHIDMAT : Jurnal Ilmiah Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat was indexed and/or available catalogue in: