Peer Review Process


BASIC : Jurnal Pendidikan Sekolah Dasar is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Each paper submitted to BASIC: Primary School Education Journal for publication is subject to peer review. Peer review in this journal is an evaluation of papers submitted by two or more individuals with the same competence as the authors. It aims to determine the suitability of academic papers for publication. Peer review methods are used to maintain quality standards and give the paper credibility. Peer review in BASIC : Jurnal Pendidikan Sekolah Dasar takes place in 9 steps with the following description.

1. Paper Submission

Appropriate author or submit a paper to the journal. This is done through an online system supported by the Open Journal System (OJS). But to facilitate the author, BASIC : Jurnal Pendidikan Sekolah Dasar while also accepting the delivery of papers via email.

2. Editorial Office Assessment

The paper submitted was first assessed by BASIC : Jurnal Pendidikan Sekolah Dasar. The editor checks whether it matches the focus and scope of the Journal. The composition and arrangement of the paper is evaluated against the journal's Author Guidelines to ensure it covers the necessary sections and styles. In addition, the minimum quality assessment required of the paper for publication begins at this step, including one that assesses whether there are major methodological defects. Any submitted papers that pass this step will be examined by Turnitin to identify plagiarism before review by reviewers.

3. Assessment by the Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief examines whether this paper is appropriate for the journal, is original, interesting, and significant for publication. Otherwise, the paper may be rejected without further review.

4. Invitation to Reviewer

The handling editor sends invitations to individuals he or she believes will be appropriate reviewers (also known as referees) based on expertise, closeness of research interests, and no consideration of conflicts of interest. The peer review process in BASIC : Jurnal Pendidikan Sekolah Dasar is a community of experts in the field of Universal Studies who are narrowly defined who are qualified and able to perform impartiality fairly.  Impartiality is also maintained by the double-blind peer review used in this journal. That said, reviewers don't know the identity of the author, instead, the author doesn't know the reviewer's identity.  The paper is sent to reviewers anonymously.

5. Respond to invitations

Potential reviewers consider invitations to their own expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They then decide to accept or refuse. In an invitation letter, the editor may ask a potential reviewer for advice from an alternative reviewer, when he or she refuses to review.

6. Review Conducted

Reviewers allocate time to read the paper several times. The first reading is used to form the initial impression of the work. If a major problem is found at this stage, reviewers may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise, they will read the paper a few more times, taking notes to build a detailed point-by-point review. Reviews are then submitted to the journal, with recommendations to accept, or reject them, or by request for revision (usually marked as major or minor) before reconsideration.

7. Journal Evaluating Reviews

The Editor-in-Chief and handling editor consider all reviews returned before making an overall decision. If reviews differ widely between the two reviewers, the handling editor may invite additional reviewers to get additional opinions before making a decision.

8. Communicated Decision

The editor sends a decision email to the author including the comments of relevant reviewers. Reviewer comments are sent anonymously to the appropriate author to take the necessary action and response. At this point, reviewers are also sent an email or letter informing them of the results of their review.

9. Final Steps

If accepted, the paper is sent to copy editing. If an article is rejected or sent back to the author for major or minor revisions, the handling editor will include constructive comments from reviewers to help the author improve the article. Authors should make corrections and revise the paper according to the reviewer's comments and instructions.

Once a revision is made, the author must resubs the revised paper to the editor.

If the paper is sent back for revision, reviewers should expect to receive a revised version, unless they have opted out of further participation. However, where only minor changes are requested, this follow-up review can be conducted by the handling editor.

If the editor is happy with the revised paper, it is considered acceptable. Accepted papers will be published online and all are freely available as downloadable pdf files.