Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat is the peer-reviewed journal of the Muslim Society Development. This journal is devoted to improving knowledge and practice in the field of purposive community change. The mission of the journal is to advance critical theory, research, and practice in all domains of community development, especially in the topic of Muslim society around the globe.

Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat specializes on Muslim Society Development, and is intended to communicate original research and current issues on the subject. This journal warmly welcomes contributions from scholars of related disciplines, including social policy of development for Muslim cociety, community based tourism for Muslim society, philanthropy of development for Muslim society, and Muslim community development.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


Reviewed manuscripts are original manuscripts that have been selected by Executive Editors and arranged according to the writing guidelines of  Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat. For some manuscripts, reviewing process could be conducted by Reviewers (the articles will be sent to the peer reviewers to get Double-Blind Peer Review Process). Consideration in determining the reviewers and its number, and the decision of whether a manuscript is published or not, is determined by the executive editors based on the assessment and/or input from reviewers. Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.

We ensure that the reviewed manuscript is treated confidentially prior to being published, as explained in publication ethics.


Type of Decision

There are four types of editorial decisions during the peer review process, which are:

  Decline Submission

  Resubmit for Review


  Accept Submission

Decline Submission

Following peer review, the paper is judged not to be acceptable for publication in JPMI and resubmission is not possible.

Resubmit for Review

The submitted version of the paper is not acceptable and requires major revision, but there is clear potential in the work, and JPMI is prepared to consider a new version. Authors are offered the opportunity to resubmit their paper as a new submission. Concerns will remain regarding the suitability of the paper for publication until the editors are convinced by the authors that their paper fits the scope and standards of JPMI. The resubmitted manuscript will be returned to the original associate editor if at all possible.


The paper requires changes before a final decision can be made. Authors are asked to modify their manuscript in light of comments received from referees and editors and to submit a new version for consideration within 2 weeks of receiving the decision letter. A point-by-point explanation of how comments have been addressed must be supplied with the revised version of the paper. Revisions may undergo further peer review and papers may undergo more than one round of revision. If the authors do not revise their papers to the satisfaction of the editors, the paper can still be declined from publication in JPMI.

Accept Submission

The paper is accepted for publication, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript. These may include sub-editing changes and the minor amendment to ensure the paper fully matches our criteria. After final checking in the editorial office, acceptance is confirmed and the paper is forwarded to the publishers for publication.

Galley Proof

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for final checking. Corrections to the proofs must be restricted to printer’s errors: any other changes to the text, in equations or grammar, may be charged to the author. Proofs should be returned to the editors within three days of receipt to minimize the risk of the author’s contribution having to be held over to a later issue. The editors do not accept responsibility for the correctness of published content. It is the author’s responsibility to check the content at the proof stage.


JPMI Editorial and Publishing Process

Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat: Media Pemikiran dan Dakwah Pembangunan follow the editorial and publishing process set by PKP, as presented in this link.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat is published twice a year (June and December)

For the June Issue

Article will be published no later than 30 June every year

For the December Issue

Article will be published no later than 30 December every year

Please submit your article using our online journal system


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to it content on the principle that making research freely avaliable to the public support a greater to global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...




Scientific Statement

The articles published in this journal are scientifically proved, which follow the code of ethics in scientific publication. The code of ethics it self upholds three values of ethics in publications, namely, (1) Neutrality (free from conflicts of interest in public management). (2) Justice (giving the right of authorship to the beneficiary as the author). (3) Honesty (free from duplication, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism (DF2P) in the publication. The articles published also following certain procedures or orders, such as double-blind review and revision process that consistent with the journal’s regular review, to ensure that the quality is maintain properly.