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

The submitted paper will be firstly reviewed by the editors to determine whether the paper meets the edition theme and submission guidelines. Papers that 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 that involves reviewers based on their expertise relevant to the topic of the paper. The final decision of paper acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comments.

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.

There are four types of editorial decisions during the peer review process, which are:
Decline submission I Resubmit for review I Revision RequiredAccepted

Decline submission
Following peer review, the paper is judged not to be acceptable for publication in Journal of Governance and Public Policy 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 the Journal of Governance and Public Policy 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 Journal of Governance and Public Policy. The resubmitted manuscript will be returned to the original associate editor if at all possible.

Revision Required
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 Journal of Governance and Public Policy.

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 minor amendments 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.


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.


R-W-C-R-R Policy


Journal of Governance and Public Policy, we have a commitment to maintaining the integrity of the academic record, so there are times when there is a need to retract articles. An article would be retracted for the following reasons:

  • If there are major scientific errors, that will invalidate the article conclusion. An example is when there is evidence that that the findings in the article is unreliable either due to an honest error – a miscalculation or experimental error or as a result of misconduct – data fabrication.
  • If the research and resulting findings have already been posted elsewhere without appropriate cross-referencing, justification, or permission – the case of a redundant publication.
  • If there are plagiarism issues – the use of the words used in another publication without giving credit – or inappropriate authorship.

To make sure that retractions are handled to the best practice of publications, and also in accordance with COPE retraction guidelines, Journal of Governance and Public Policy make use of the following retraction process:

  • Any article which requires potential retraction should be brought to the notice of the journal editor.
  • Once this is done, the journal editor would follow the guidelines according to the COPE flow chat – this includes the evaluations of the answers given by the author of the article t certain questions.
  • The editor's findings are then sent over to the Ethics Advisory Board before any action can be taken. This step is put in place to ensure a consistent approach to these situations in accordance with the best practices of the industry.
  • The decision on whether or not the publication is going to be retracted or not is communicated to the author and other relevant bodies such as the Author's institution if necessary.
  • When all this is concluded, a retraction statement is posted online and then published in the next available issue of the journal – we are going to be giving detailed information on this step as we move on.

Note: if the author retains copyright for an article, this does not qualify them for the right to retract it after publication. The integrity of the public scientific record is important, and COPE's Retraction Guidelines still apply in such cases.


It is not in the jurisdiction of an author to withdraw a submitted manuscript. This is because referees, editors, and publishers have spent a lot of time editing and processing the submitted manuscript leaving the sudden retraction a waste of valuable resources. Before an author submits a manuscript, through our OJS, the author is required to provide the following checklist:

  • If the author requests the removal or withdrawal of his/her manuscript when it is still in the peer-reviewing process, there would be a fine of $150 USD per manuscript.
  • If the author wants to withdraw the article after being accepted for publication, the author would be asked to pay $200 USD per manuscript.
  • If the article has been published as “Article in Press” – articles which have accepted for publication although not formally coming without the complete package – that has errors, or has violated the Journal publishing ethics guideline as viewed by editors, or has been discovered to be a duplicate to another published article, or maybe it has been Withdrawn from the JGPP website. The author would be fined a total of $250 USD per manuscript. The term "Withdrawn" means that the article's content has been replaced with a PDF of HTML page stating that the article has been withdrawn.
  • If the author refuses to pay the penalty at any point, the author, alongside any affiliation linked to him/her, would be blacklisted for publication for three years.
  • If there is a request to withdraw a manuscript by the author, an official letter signed by the corresponding agency leader and the author must be sent to the Principal Editor.


Issuing a correction is considered by Journal of Governance and Public Policy if the following happens:

  • A small section of a reliable publication reports flawed data, which misleads due to an honest error.
  • The Contributor list or Author is incorrect (e.g., a deserving author has been omitted, and likewise, a person who is not worthy of authorship criteria has been included.

Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of these three categories:

  • Publisher correction (erratum): this helps to notify readers of a major error made by a publishing staff that negatively impacts a publication record or the scientific veracity of the article, or the reputation of the Journal or authors.
  • Author correction (corrigendum): this also helps to notify a reader of an error made by an author, which negatively impacts the scientific integrity of a publication record or the reputation of the author of the journal.
  • Addendum: this is where there is an addition to the article by the author to explain inconsistencies and expand the existing work or explain or update the information in the main work.

Deciding whether a correction should be issued is made by the editor of a journal, and this sometimes comes with advice from Reviewers or Editorial Board Members. Handling Editors would contact the Authors of the concerned paper with a clarification request, but the final decision on a correction is required, and if so, which type rests on the editors.


There might be a need to remove a published article from an online platform in a limited number of cases. This would only occur if an article is defamatory or infringes the legal rights of others, or we have good reason to believe that the publication would cause certain court orders. In such situations, while the metadata of the article will be retained, the text would be will be replaced with another screen, which points out that the article has been removed to prevent any legal complications.


At a point, an author of an original paper may wish to remove or retract the flawed original and replace it with another corrected version. Under these circumstances, the retraction procedure would be followed, with the difference stating that the article retraction notice would contain a link to the – corrected – re-published article alongside the history of the document.