Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JURNAL PENELITIAN GEOGRAFI (JPG) is a journal that publishes articles with the theme of geography. The details of the theme to choose from are as follows:

  1. Physical Geography
  2. Social Geography
  3. Disaster Geography
  4. Remote Sensing
  5. Geographic Information Systems


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Each article will go through a screening process by Turnitin Software. Furthermore, the article will be reviewed by a minimum of 2 people with a double-blind peer-review method. The decision on whether or not the article is accepted is based on the results of the Editor-in-Chief Council meeting and based on the comments of reviewers. All stages of the journal from submission to publication take approximately 3-6 months. The following is the process of publishing articles in the Journal of Geography Research:


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


  1. Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, timeline, and accreditation.
  2. Determine the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Defines the relationship between the publisher, editor, peer review and other parties to the contract.
  4. Respect the confidentiality of contributing researchers, authors, editors, and peer reviewers.
  5. Apply norms and regulations regarding intellectual property rights, especially to copyright.
  6. Conduct policy reviews on journals and present them to authors, editorial boards, peer reviewers, and readers.
  7. Create code of conduct guidelines for editors and peer reviewers.
  8. Publish journals periodically.
  9. Ensure the availability of resources for sustainability journal publishing.
  10. Establish cooperation and network marketing.
  11. Preparing licensing and other legal aspects.



  1. Improving the quality of publications.
  2. Ensuring the process to maintain the quality of published papers.
  3. Lead freedom in expressing opinions.
  4. Maintain the integrity of the author's academic track record.
  5. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed.
  6. Have the responsibility to organize and format the papers, while the content and statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author.
  7. Reviewing the policies and attitudes of published journals from authors and peer reviews to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  8. Have an open-minded personality in accepting other people's new opinions or views that are different from their personal opinions.
  9. Prohibit in defense of our own opinions, authors or third parties that may result in wrong decisions.
  10. Encourage authors, in order to make improvements to the paper until it is worthy of publication.


  1. Accept the task from the editor to review the paper and submit the review to the editor, as a matter of determining the eligibility of the paper for publication.
  2. Review the paper in a timely manner (on time) in accordance with style guidelines based on scientific principles (data collection methods, author's legality, conclusions, etc.).
  3. Review the corrected papers in accordance with the standards.
  4. Encourage authors to make improvements in the paper by providing feedback, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations.
  5. Maintain the author's privacy by covering up the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations received by the author.
  6. The reviewer shall not review any paper involving the reviewer in his or her work, directly or indirectly.
  7. Follow peer review guidelines in reviewing papers and assessing evaluation form papers provided by editors.
  8. Substantively review the paper by not correcting grammar, punctuation, and typos.
  9. Ensuring the principles of truth, novelty, and originality; prioritizing the benefit of written works for the development of science, technology, and innovation; also understand its impact on the development of science writing.
  10. Prohibit in defense of one's own opinion, the author or third parties which may result in the reference of the decision being non-objective.
  11. Upholding the value of objectivity and being free from any influence.
  12. Ensure confidentiality of findings in papers until they are published.
  13. Have a broad understanding of expertise and be able to provide paper reviews appropriately and correctly.
  14. Refuse to review if the research is not from an area of expertise. Instead, peer review should provide recommendations to researchers if there are other experts on the subject.
  15. Have an open-minded personality in accepting other people's new opinions or views that are different from their personal opinions.
  16. Refuse to conduct a review if the deadline given by the editor cannot be reached. If there is none, peer review should notify editors as early as possible.
  17. The results of the review must be presented honestly, objectively, and supported by clear arguments. Some of the possible recommendations from the review are:(1) Accepted without improvement, (2) Accepted with minor improvements (after being fixed by the author, no need to go to peer review), (3) Accepted with major improvements (after being fixed by the author, returning to peer review for review), (4) Rejected and recommended for other publications, and (5) Rejected and recommended not to be published to any publication because scientifically the paper is flawed for community.
  18. Provide a rejection of the final recommendation as a last resort regarding the eligibility of the paper or with an indication of gross violation of the code of conduct relating to the author.
  19. The reviewed papers are not permitted to be used for personal or third-party purposes. In addition, The use of some of the contents of the reviewed paper must have received permission from the author.


  1. The author is collectively responsible for the work and content of the article which includes the method, analysis, calculations, and details.
  2. The author promptly responds to comments made by peer reviews in a professional and timely manner.
  3. Authors should notify editors if they retract their papers.
  4. The authors explain the limitations in the study.
  5. Authors respect publishers if they demand not to publish findings in the form of interviews or through other media prior to publication.
  6. The author informs the editor about (a) the paper being part of a phased, multidisciplinary, and different perspective research.
  7. The author makes a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has not been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being sent to another publisher.
  8. If there are errors in the paper, the author must immediately notify the editor or publisher.
  9. Use of material from other copyrighted publications, must be granted written permission and a thank you.
  10. The author refers to the work of others corresponding in the quotations and quotations used in the papers.
  11. When providing new discoveries or improving discoveries, the author must mention the work of the previous researcher/author/founder.
  12. Authors are not allowed to provide a bibliography of publications if they do not read the publications.
  13. If requested, the author prepares evidence that the research has met the requirements of research ethics including field notes.
  14. The author simply responds if there are comments or feedback after the paper is published.