Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

PRIMA: Journal of Community Empowering and Services (PRIMA JCES) is a scientific journal that publishes the result of thoughts and activities on empowerment and community service with the focus:
(1) communities as an employer in the field of agriculture with the scopes are:

  • cultivation,
  • plant protection,
  • food technology,
  • animal husbandry,
  • soil science,
  • agricultural extension and communication,
  • social agricultural economics,
  • fisheries,
  • plantation,
  • forestry.

(2) the other fields whose activity targets are farmer community.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every manuscript is written in the PRIMA: Journal of Community Empowering and Services will be reviewed by two reviewers (double-blind reviewers). If one reviewer rejects the article, the editor will send the article to the third reviewer. The decision to accept or reject the article script is decided in the Editor's meeting by considering the recommendations and notes made by the reviewer.


Publication Frequency

PRIMA: Journal of Community Empowering and Services published twice in a year :

  • June
  • December


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.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees:

  • Article Submission: 0.00 (USD): Authors are NOT required to pay an Article Submission Fee.
  • Article processing charges (APCs) / Article Publication Fee: 500,000 IDR, if your manuscript is accepted for publication

The APCs covers:

  • The standard twelve (12) pages manuscript. 
  • DOI registration for each paper.
  • Checking the article similarity by Turnitin; the final result will be sent to authors.
  • FREE OF CHARGE will be available for paper 


Screening for Plagiarism

Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text.

PRIMA uses Turnitin to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Editors can see our Similarity Check page for more information on how to interpret these reports.

Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.


Waiver Policy

A waiver or partial waiver of author fees may be decided by the editor in case of lack of funding, excessive length of the submitted manuscript, or other reasonable reasons provided by the author during the submission. The author should clearly declare that he asks for a waiver in the comments to the Editor box during their submission. A waiver is most likely to be denied if it is not asked in this stage. The waiver will have no effect on the review result.