Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Desa-Kota is a journal of regional, urban, and settlement planning that has the main objective to deepen the understanding of urban, rural, and regional characteristics, as well as transformations and dynamics that occur in those areas, from an empirical, theoretical, and policy perspective.

Topics covered include, but not limited to:

  1. The governance of natural environment, community, and culture within built environment
  2. The provision of urban, rural and regional infrastructure and services including the process of policy formulation and its implementation.
  3. The resiliency of city and region to recover from disaster.
  4. Sustainable settlement planning  
  5. The social, economic, political and institutional dimensions of changes that occur at urban and regional scale.

 

Section Policies

Front Matter

Editors
  • Almadea Anissa
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Back Matter

Editors
  • Almadea Anissa
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to this journal will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal (format and theme). Papers considered suitable are then sent to one independent reviewer with related expertise to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editors are responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editors’ decision is final. Any such submission is subject to all the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor. 

Reviewer for Jurnal Desa-Kota should conduct a thorough assessment for the manuscript. The reviewers will evaluate the manuscript by using the evaluation form that include the following aspects:

  1. Title, abstract, and keywords
  2. Literature review, adequate and relevance of reference, update reference
  3. Methodology, technique for data analysis, and scientific rigor
  4. Scientific writing and style
  5. Analysis and Interpretation of data
  6. Originality
  7. Elaborated discussion and conclusion.
  8. Overall evaluation of the manuscript 

 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

Jurnal Desa-Kota is a peer-reviewed journal published by Urban and Regional Planning Program , Universitas Sebelas Maret. Statements in the Publication Ethics explain the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing manuscript in this journal, including authors, editors, reviewers, and publisher.

Publication Decision

The Editor of the Desa-Kota journal is independently 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 support such decisions. The editor 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 issues such as libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making these decisions.

Fair Process

An Editor evaluates a manuscript for its intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The Editor and any editorial staff may not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewer, potential reviewer, editorial advisor, and publisher.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a manuscript may not be used in the editor’s own research without written consent of the author.

Duties of reviewer

Contribute to Editorial decisions. Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communication with authors, can assist authors in improving their manuscript.

Promptness Any selected reviewers who feel unqualified to give an assessment of the manuscript must notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

Confidentiality Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the authors directly without permission from the editor.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Alertness to Ethical Issues A reviewer should be alert to potential ethical issues in the paper and should bring these to the attention of the editor, including any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.

Standard of objectivity Review must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author should be avoided. Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of source Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any statements based on observations, derivations, or arguments that have been expressed by previous research must be accompanied by appropriate citations. A reviewer should also inform the editor if there are substantial similarities between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which the reviewer is aware.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal benefit. Reviewer may not review manuscripts for which they have a conflict of interest due to a particular relationship such as a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company, or any institutions with which the manuscript is related. 

Duties of author

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 behavior and are unacceptable.

Data access and Retention Authors may be asked to provide raw data connected to a paper for editorial review, and must be prepared to provide public access to such data (in accordance with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases). Authors must be able to retain the data within dertain taime after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism Authors must ensure that they have written an entirely original work, and if the author has referred to the work and/or words of others as a reference source, then this reference source has been properly cited, and correctly cites the source.

Multiple, redundant, and concurrent publication Authors should not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one major journal or publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Source Acknowledgement Authors must always properly acknowledge the work of others. Authors must cite influential publications in their manuscript.

Authorship of the Manuscript Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research. Everyone who has made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors.

Corresponding authors must ensure that all co-authors are appropriate for their contributions, and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the manuscript, and all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have approved its submission for publication.

Hazard and Human or Animal Subjects If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards associated with their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other conflict of interest that could affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the process of producing the manuscript must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published worksWhen an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his own published work, it is the author’s obligation to immediately notify the journal’s editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.

 

 

Plagiarism Screening

Manuscript submitted to Jurnal Desa-Kota will be screened for plagiarism and self-plagiarism using turnitin.com. Depending on the level of originality and similarities with other documents, the editor will decide on whether to reject or contacts authors for further clarifications, or to proceed the process.

 

Review Criteria

Reviewer for Jurnal Desa-Kota should conduct a thorough assessment for the manuscript. The reviewers will evaluate the manuscript by using the evaluation form that include the following aspects:

  1. Title, abstract, and keywords
  2. Literature review, adequate and relevance of reference, update reference
  3. Methodology, technique for data analysis, and scientific rigor
  4. Scientific writing and style
  5. Analysis and Interpretation of data
  6. Originality
  7. Elaborated discussion and conclusion.
  8. Overall evaluation of the manuscript