Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Welfare: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial is a journal designed as a media publication in the form of scientific papers related to the science of social welfare. The focus of this study discusses the addressing of Persons with Social Welfare Problems from a Social Work perspective. The scope of the study covers the handling of social work using a micro, mezzo, and macro approach.

WELFARE: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial menerima artikel dengan Fokus kajian membahas tentang penanangan Penyandang Masalah Kesejahteraan Sosial dalam perspektif Pekerjaan Sosial. Scope kajian meliputi penanganan pekerjaan sosial menggunakan pendekatan mikro, mezzo, dan makro.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the editorial will be selected through Initial Review processes by Reviewer. Then, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Blind Review Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month for a maximum time. In the each manuscript, Peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Peer reviewer that collaboration with WELFARE: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial is the experts in the Social Welfare Science area and issues around it. They were experienced in the prestigious journal management and publication that was spread around the national and abroad.


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.


Anti Plagiarism Policy (Kebijakan Terhadap Plagiarisme)

Will not tolerate any kind of plagiarism. Authors should understand well the publication ethics regarding plagiarism. To make sure that your papers are plagiarism-free, we will do at least two following step:

    Rapid assesment by plagarism-cheking softwares
    Comprehensive assement by editors.

Segala bentuk plagiarisme tidak akan ditoleransi. Penulis hendaknya memahami benar cara mengutip dan merujuk data dengan baik. Editor akan melakukan dua tahapan untuk memastikan naskah bebas plagiarisme:

    Evaluasi cepat dengan software
    Evaluasi rinci oleh editor


Retraction [Pencabutan Naskah]

Retractions are considered by journal editors in cases of evidence of unreliable data or findings, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and unethical research. We may consider an expression of concern notice if an article is under investigation.

A replacement version of the article will be posted containing just the metadata, with a retraction note replacing the original text. The PDF will be replaced with a version watermarked with “Retracted” but the original text will remain accessible.
Retraction notices are indexed

Welfare berkomitmen untuk mencabut naskah yang telah terbit ketika terjadi plagiarisme, publikasi ganda, dan pelanggaran kode etik penelitian.
Artikel yang telah terbit akan digantikan dengan pemberitahuan status pelanggaran yang telah dilakukan oleh penulis. Teks PDF akan diganti dengan teks yang dicap "Retracted".
Teks rektraksi akan diindeks oleh sistem pengindeks terkait jurnal Welfare.


Article Processing Charge (APC)

Welfare does not charge authors and readers with any fee. All the process of submission, publication, and maintenance of publication are free of charge.

[Welfare tidak mengenakan tarif (gratis) pada seluruh proses publikasi artikel, mulai dari pengiriman naskah, review, publikasi, hingga perawatan.]



Publication Frequency

Welfare is published twice a year. The first edition is published by June; and the second by December.

[Jurnal Welfare terbit dua kali dalam setahun. Edisi 1 terbit dalam rentang Januari-Juni. Sedangkan Edisi 2 terbit dalam rentang Juli-Desember.]


Publication Ethics

WELFARE: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial is a peer-reviewed journal, published biannually by Social Welfare Science Departement State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta. It is available online as open access sources. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the Executive Editors, the reviewer, and the publisher.

Duties of the Publisher

The publication of an article in WELFARE: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial 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 methods. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society. As the publisher of WELFARE: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial, Publisher takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and it recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities.  

If there are plagiarism and questions about the published article will be discussed and determined by the executive editors and published by the publisher.

Each article accepted and published in Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat: Media Pemikiran dan Dakwah Pembangunan, its grammar and sentences are checked with “Grammarly” application and is recommended to use Reference Manager application Mendeley, Zetero and Turnitin.


Duties of the Editor

The editor of the WELFARE: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial 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 executive editors 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.

Fair Play

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


Other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate, the information about a submitted manuscript will not be disclosed to anyone by the editor and any editorial staff.

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.


Duties of Reviewers

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.


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.


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.

Standards of Objectivity

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

Acknowledgment 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.

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.


Duties of Authors

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.