Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial or Journal of Social Welfare (JIKS) is academic journal in social welfare issues. JIKS invites an academia and practitioners to send their article to contribute their research and experiences in social welfare. A research article should be a results of original research and assess it to contribution in social welfare. Conceptual study focus on empirical development of theory or concept in social welfare issues. Article can discuss theory and concept based on themes and intervention level.

Articles should discuss one of these following themes:

  • Industrial Relation and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation
  • Child and Family Welfare
  • Health and Social Welfare
  • Disability and Social Welfare
  • Social Welfare for Ageing People
  • Social Policy, Social Planning and Social Development
  • Human Organization Management
  • Program Evaluation
  • Social Welfare and Environment Issues

Otherwise, articles can discuss various topic based on intervention level:

  • Policy
  • Community
  • Organization
  • Group
  • Individual and Family


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every article submitted to JIKS will be reviewed using the blind review method by reviewers who have expertise and national reputation in the social welfare issues. All submissions will be initially assessed for suitability with the topics set by JIKS. Once the article is accepted, 2 (two) reviewers will be assigned for each manuscript.

To decide whether an article will be published or not, the reviewers are asked four main questions:

  1. Academic depth in terms of the compatibility between research questions and methods.
  2. Academic depth in terms of the appropriateness between analysis and conclusion.
  3. Accuracy and completeness of the references.
  4. Uniqueness and contribution (novelty) of the article.

Normally, the process will take between 4 (four) up to 8 (eight) to make a decision of whether the article is accepted or not. It depends on the review progress by the referees. If an article is accepted, it will take about 6 (six) on average for the layout editing process. In addition, the Chief of Editor of JIKS will also review every article in a way to decide whether it will be published or not.


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 Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher which is Social Welfare Study Center, Department of Social Welfare, FISIP, University of Indonesia.

This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial or Journal of Social Welfare (JIKS) publishes various articles discussing social welfare issues in academic framework and practical experiences.

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial (JIKS) 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 method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher, and the society.

As a publisher, the Social Welfare Study Center, Department of Social Welfare, FISIP, University of Indonesia is responsible for guardianship all stages of the publishing process and recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. Therefore, the Social Welfare Study Center, Department of Social Welfare, FISIP, University of Indonesia and the Board of Editor will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

For 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.

Data Access and Retention:
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism:
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it has to be appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), and claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

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.

Human or Animal Subjects Hazzards:
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

For Editors

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

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

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.

Publication Decisions:
The editor board journal are 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 editorial board 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.

Review of Manuscripts:
Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial publishes twice a year in two times issues, which are in April and October.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to editorial decision

Peer review assists the Editor in Chief and the Editor-in-Charge in making editorial decisions while editorial communications with the main author may also assist the author(s) in improving the manuscript.


Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editor as soon as possible and excuse himself from the reviewing process.


Manuscripts received for reviewing must be treated as a confidential document. They must not be shown to, or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor in Chief. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal advantage.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviewing process should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author(s). Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published works that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that has been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewer should also immediately prompt the Editor-in-Chief/Editorial-in-Charge's attention for any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper(s) of which those have similarities.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Reviewer(s) should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the author(s), companies, or institutions connected to the under review manuscript.