Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat fokus pada permasalahan di dalam pengembangan ilmu dan teknologi untuk peningkatan pertahanan, keamanan, dan kesejahteraan masyarakat.

Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat adalah peer-reviewed journal yang memuat artikel-artikel ilmiah dari berbagai disiplin ilmu yang diadopsi dalam berbagai aktivitas pengabdian kepada masyarakat dan penelitian terapan lainnya.

Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat menerima manuskrip atau naskah artikel dalam bidang riset terapan dan hilirisasi hasil penelitian ilmiah kuantitatif maupun kualitatif berbasis komunitas ke dalam format pengabdian kepada masyarakat yang sesuai bidang keilmuan yang relevan mencakup:

  1. Ilmu Sosial
  2. MIPA
  3. Ilmu EKonomi
  4. Ilmu Teknik
  5. Ilmu Kedokteran dan Ilmu Kesehatan
  6. Ilmu Tanaman dan Ilmu Hewani
  7. Aplikasi Rekayasa Teknologi


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Every manuscript that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Desk Review and Initial Manuscript Evaluation processes by Editorial Board. The article selection process by the Editor-in-Chief looks at the suitability of the scope, novelty, plagiarism, original, and reference. Then, the articles will be sent to the Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by the Double-Blind Peer-Review Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors for revision. These processes take one month for a maximum time.

In each manuscript, Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer will be rated on the substantial and technical aspects. Mitra Bestari/ peer reviewer that collaboration with Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (Journal of Community Engagement) is the expert in the sciences of community services areas (See Focus and Scope). They were experienced in the prestigious journal management and publication that was spread around the nation and abroad. Further details on reviewing policy and processes are available in the Submission guidelines.

The Editorial Board has the right to decide which are the priorities in a volume.


Open Access Policy

Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat is an open-access journal that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access.

Benefits of open access for the author(s), include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication



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Article Processing Charge

We are fully committed to advancing science at our university and also in the world; and for that reason, WE DO NOT CHARGE the author(s) either from the submission stage until their articles are published in the Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat. We look forward to the author(s), and also the reader(s) for all the goodness of the efforts we have made.

Publishing article in Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat is totally FREE OF CHARGE


Policy of screening for plagiarism

In reporting plagiarism, writers must adhere to the following steps:

  1. Inform the editor of the journal which published articles plagiarized.
  2. Submit the articles that were traced to the original author article where plagiarized parts are highlighted.
  3. The editor will arrange a meeting discipline if evidence of plagiarism is convincing.
  4. The editor of the journal where the article is plagiarized must communicate with the technical editor that contains the original article to fix the problem. Plagiarists should be required to provide an explanation.
  5. In the case of a response within the stipulated time or the explanation is not satisfactory, the article should be withdrawn permanently.
  6. The author should be blacklisted and debarred to submit articles to a particular journal for at least 5 years. The head of the institution concerned must be informed.
  7. The manuscript that is submitted to this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin. Turnitin provides tools to help originality checking to prevent plagiarism, and checks writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying with personalized feedback.
  8. Articles submitted to Abdi Bela Negara: Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat must have a similarity rate of less than 20%.


Publication Ethics

Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), publication ethics should.


1. Publication Decisions.

  • Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • 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.
  • Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.

2. 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.

3. Fair Play.

  • The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  • An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is the upholding of the principle of editorial independence and integrity.
  • Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.

4. Confidentiality.

  • The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  • Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality.
  • This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable.

5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest.

  • The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without the written consent of the author.
  • Editors should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest


1. Confidentiality.

  • Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  • They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

2. Acknowledgment of Sources.

  • Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research.
  • Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  • Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
  • The reviewers should notify the journal immediately if they come across any irregularities, have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, or suspect that misconduct may have occurred during either the research or the writing and submission of the manuscript; reviewers should, however, keep their concerns confidential and not personally investigate further unless the journal asks for further information or advice.

3. Standards of Objectivity.

  • Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • The reviewers should follow journals’ instructions on the specific feedback that is required of them and, unless there are good reasons not to.
  • The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript.
  • The reviewer should make clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript under consideration and which will just strengthen or extend the work

4. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest.

  • Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
  • In the case of double-blind review, if they suspect the identity of the author(s) notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest.

5. Promptness.

  • The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame.
  • The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension.
  • In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer


1. Reporting Standards.

  • Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
  • Researchers should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
  • Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Manuscripts should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

2. Originality and Plagiarism.

  • Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
  • The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication.
  • Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced.
  • The primary literature should be cited where possible.
  • Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.

3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications.

  • Author should not in general submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
  • It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced

4. Acknowledgment of Sources.

  • Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

5. Authorship of the Paper.

  • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
  • Others who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors.
  • In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgment section.
  • Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest.

  • All authors should clearly disclose in their manuscript any financial or another 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.

7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works.

  • If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

8. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects.

  • The author should clearly identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.


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