COMMUNITY : Journal of Community Service has a two-stage review process.
The first stage is an initial editorial review (also known as Desktop Review, Screening Review) by one of the section editors or editor in chief, resulting in either a decision to send for peer review (stage 2) or an editorial rejection.
If the paper is passed to stage 2, a Section Editor will be assigned to manage the review process. Here, two members of COMMUNITY : Journal of Community Service review panel will be assigned to review the paper. Our review panel comprises researchers and practitioners drawn from section editors and other experienced researchers. Reviewers selected to review an article are chosen on the basis of their experience, expertise and interests aligned to the focus of the article.
COMMUNITY : Journal of Community Service uses a single-blind review process. In it, reviewers know the identity of authors, but authors don’t know the identity of reviewers. No direct communication is allowed between the reviewer and the author.
The article will be reviewed against the following criteria:
Contribution to advancing knowledge of Teaching and Education
Quality of critical engagement with relevant literature (literature review and discussion)
Clarity of research and/or development goals
Clarity and justification of appropriate methodology
Quality of empirical data, analysis, presentation and interpretation of results
Inclusion of appropriate implications for further research, theory, practice and/or policy.
Quality of writing (including structure, writing style, clarity of expression)
The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully in 7 to 14 days.
The editor will run a plagiarism check using turnitin for the submitted articles before sending it to the reviewers. We do not process any plagiarised contents. If an article has over 30% of plagiarism based on the result of the check, the article will be rejected. The journal is carried out by using Mendeley or Endnote as a Tool Reference Manager. The language used in this journal is English.
The accepted research articles will be available online (free download) following the journal peer-reviewing process. The final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to Reviewers' comments. The articles sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The revised article returned later than 20 days will be considered as new submissions. The revised article can be sent to the editorial through the Online Submission Interface on our online Journal website.
All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.