Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal focus and scope of JGPP  is  to publish research articles within the field of an advanced understanding of how politics and political management intersects with policy processes, program development and resource management in the public sector.  The scope research based paper on the interactions between

  • the individual
  • the state
  • government
  • public affairs
  • public policy


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submitted paper will be  firstly reviewed by the editors to determine whether the paper meet the edition theme and submission guidelines. Papers which meet the theme and the guidelines will be assigned to selected reviewers for peer-reviews. Journal of Governance and Public Policy is a double blind peer-reviewed journal which involves  reviewers based on their experties relevant to the topic of the paper. Final decision of paper acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comment.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are prohibited. Journal of Governance and Public Policy uses Turnitin to scan papers for detecting plagiarism. Thus, Appropriate citation and quotation should be used


Publication Frequency

Journal of Governance and Public Policy will publish three times (in three issues) a year: February, June and October.


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 Fee

Journal of Governance and Public Policy is a journal publication that is not oriented to profit. Therefore, for the publication process, JGPP regarding certain costs, namely:

The cost of article Process submission Rp 0, - ($ 0.-)
The cost of an article Accepted /published Rp 1.500.000, - (USD 99.17.-) (author [s] will get 1 (one) hard copies of JGPP with free of shipping cost, Certificate, Free Proofread)
If Author from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta will get a discount the cost of an article Accepted /published Rp 1.000.000, - (USD 66.11.-) (author [s] will get 1 (one) hard copies of JGPP with free of shipping cost, Certificate, Free Proofread)


Publication Ethics


Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality research publications, public trust in research findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas.


All journals published by JGPP (Journal of Governance and Public Policy) are committed to publishing only original material, i.e. material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.

Duplicate Submission

Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

Citation Manipulation

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.

Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

All listed authors must have made a significant research contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant research contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.


In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by Journal of Governance and Public Policy, the following sanctions will be applied:

Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.

That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.

Plagiarism Policy

Regarding plagiarism all the authors submitting paper to Journal of Governance and Public Policy should ensure that their paper is free from PLAGIARISM. The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool. All submissions will be checked by TURNITIN before being sent to reviewers.Editor will check all paper by using plagiarism tool http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker.

Copyright Form

Submission of a paper in any journal of JGPP will be taken to imply that it presents original unpublished work, not under consideration elsewhere. A copyright assignment form will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. This publishing agreement should be completed and returned to the editorial office.