About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi is an open access and peer-reviewed journal, contains original research about the results of community service activities. The community service activities include the implementation of research results, the application of appropriate technology, the dissemination of innovations, conceptual ideas, study and application of theory, and the development of community empowerment models; in the fields of science and technology and based on Islamic values.
Peer Review Process
Every manuscript submitted to Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi is independently reviewed by at least two reviewers in the form of "double-blind review" (both author(s) and reviewers identities are concealed from each other). Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary.
Generally, there are five stages for publication in Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi (JBS).
- Initial screening by Editor-In-Chief. 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 JBS. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.
- Peer-review by reviewers. All submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three 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.
- First decision (can be rejected or accepted with revision). 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
- Revision stage.
- Final decision (the revised manuscript will either be accepted or rejected). 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.
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.
Manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi will be automatically screened for plagiarism using plargiarism checkers (tools). Papers found to contain a significant amount of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) will be automatically rejected.
Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi, as a respected international journal, wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.
Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation, and unacceptable in international academic publications.
When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge, e.g., the fact that Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world.)
When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required—even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence the author can explain her or his more developed idea.
When the author takes words from another author, a citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author’s original words; just a citation is no longer enough.Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office.
Article Processing Charges
Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi does not charge authors and readers with any fee. All the process of submission, publication, and maintenance of publication are free of charge.
Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi is published twice a year, February and August.
Editors of the Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi treat all submitted manuscripts and communication with authors and reviewers as confidential. It is expected that authors will also treat communication with the journal as confidential. Correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports, and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise published without prior permission from the editors, regardless of wether the submission is published on Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi or not.
All article published in Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi are Open Access. Open Access Publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted access to full text of article, immediately on publication in Jurnal Bakti Saintek: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Bidang Sains dan Teknologi. No payment is collected from the readers for accessing and using the articles.
Manuscript Processing Time
On average, the manuscript processing time ranges from 6 to 10 weeks. It is depending on how long it takes to receive all of the reviewers’ reports and how quickly the author(s) revise the manuscript.