Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Jaffray is a double-blind reviewer and open access peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the novelty of theology, biblical exegesis, and Christian service and education practices through quantitative research, and qualitative research (hermeneutics, argumentative, and case studies).

This journal publishes original articles, reviews, and also new case reports.
Journal Subject:
1. Development of theology and religion
2. Bible Interpretation
3. Biblical Study
4. Educational Science Research
5. Christian Education Research
6. Christian Ethics
7. Pastoral Practice
8. Old Testament and Old Testament Hermeneutics

 

Section Policies

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 13 No. 1 April 2015

Editors
  • Lora Brake
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 13 No. 2 Oktober 2015

Editors
  • Queency Wauran, M.Th
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 1 No. 1 Juni 2003

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 2 No. 1 Juni 2004

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 2, No. 2, Desember 2004

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 3, No. 1, Juni 2005

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 4, No. 1, Juni 2006

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 5, No. 1, Desember 2007

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 6, No. 2, Oktober 2008

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 7 No. 1 April 2009

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 7 No. 2 Oktober 2009

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 8, No. 1 April 2010

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 8, No. 2 Oktober 2010

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 9, No. 1 April 2011

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 9, No. 2 Oktober 2011

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 10, No. 1 April 2012

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 10, No.2 Oktober 2012

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 11, No. 1 April 2013

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 11, No. 2 Oktober 2013

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 12, No. 1 April 2014

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 12, No. 2 Oktober 2014

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 1 No. 2 Desember 2003

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray 14, no. 1 April 2016

Editors
  • Queency Wauran, M.Th
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 14, No. 2, Oktober 2016

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 15, No. 1, April 2017

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 16, No. 2, Oktober 2018

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 16, No. 1 April 2018

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 15, No. 2 Oktober 2017

Editors
  • Queency Wauran, M.Th
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 17, no. 1 April 2019

Editors
  • Queency Wauran, M.Th
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Jurnal Jaffray Volume 17, no. 2 Oktober 2019

Editors
  • Queency Wauran, M.Th
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article

Editors
  • Queency Wauran, M.Th
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Editors
  • Hengki Wijaya
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to the Jurnal Jaffray undergo a strictly blinded peer review in which the authors’ names are removed from the manuscripts to prepare an anonymous version. The peer-review process mainly comprises two steps; editorial review and blinded peer review.

Editorial Review

The editorial office initially reviews the submitted manuscripts in terms of the use of the template, scope, instructions for authors and proficiency in English.

This review results in three possible decisions:

  • Editorial rejection;
  • Starting the peer review process
  • Requesting the authors to revise their manuscripts given the editorial suggestion(s) and resubmit the revised version.

The editorial review process generally takes about three weeks, but sometimes even for longer than the schedule due to backlogs.

Blinded Peer Review

Each manuscript is sent to at least two referees to make a scientific decision of its publication in the Jurnal Jaffray.  The referees anonymously read, examine and analyze the manuscript by the following criteria:

  • The clarity of the purpose
  • Originality of problem
  • Literature review and theoretical framework
  • Research design/methodology
  • Presentation, fluency and consistency of the findings
  • Quality of discussion
  • Implications for education, learning, teaching and theology studies
  • Strength and weak points of the manuscript.

Given the referees’ decisions and comments, the assigned Editor/Editor in Chief decides the manuscript (Accept, Minor revisions, Major Revisions, Reject and Resubmit and Reject) and informs the corresponding author about the review results.

If the manuscript needs major revisions, the editor reviews the revisions and decides without another peer-review. For the other decisions, except for rejection, all revised and re-submitted manuscripts undergo another round for blinded peer-review process. Hence, the editor makes a final decision after completing the second round of the peer-review process.

The accepted articles are sent to the author/s for their correction and publishing approval. In this process, the authors must have the papers proofread by professional editing. The review process takes about 3 to 12 months.

 

Publication Frequency

Jurnal Jaffray is published with a frequency of 2 times a year, namely April and October.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the PKP-PN 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.

 

Publication Fee

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
The Jurnal Jaffray does not charge an article submission fee. However, a penalty of 30 USD will be charged for authors who retract their submission after the review results are delivered.

However, all accepted papers have to pay the publication fee of 60 USD (IDR 900.000). It covers DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) registration for each paper; checking the article similarity by a Plagiarism checker, and the final editing stage of the paper. Waivers are available to authors who find it financially difficult to pay for article processing charges (APCs), and they may lodge a request with the editor of the journal their article is to appear in.

 

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Jurnal Jaffray is a blind-review journal published periodically twice a year (April and October). Jurnal Jaffray publishes writings in the field of Christian theology and religious education as well as Christian ethics which have a significant contribution to the development of theological sciences, and Christian religious education. 

The publication of articles in blind-review journals is an important part of the development of science. Articles from blind-review results support and embody a scientific approach. Therefore, a standard of ethical behaviour is required for all parties involved in the publication: journal editors, reviewers, and authors. This statement was adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers the code of ethics for chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors. This statement is based on:

ETHICS STANDARDS FOR EDITORS

1. Publication Decision

Jurnal Jaffray’s Editor is responsible for deciding articles to be published from accepted articles. This decision is based on validation of the article as well as the contribution of the article to researchers and readers. In carrying out its duties, the Editor is guided by the policy of the editorial board and is subject to legal provisions that need enforcement such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor can discuss with the editor or other reviewer in making the decision.

2. Objective Assessment

The editor evaluates a script based on its intellectual content without any discrimination in religion, ethnicity, ethnicity, gender, nation, and so on.

3. Confidentiality

Editor and editorial staff should not disclose any information about the manuscript received to anyone, other than the author, reviewer, prospect reviewer, and editorial board.

4. Conflicts of Interest

The material of the article submitted to Jurnal Jaffray has not been published and should not be used for personal research editors without the written permission of the author. Information or ideas obtained through blind reviews must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The editor must refuse to review the manuscript if the editor has a conflict of interest, due to a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company or institution dealing with the manuscript.

5. Cooperation in Investigation

The editor must take responsive steps if there are ethical-related complaints on submitted texts or published articles. The editor may contact the screenwriter and consider the complaint. The editor may also communicate further to the relevant institution or research institution. When complaints are resolved, things such as publication of corrections, withdrawals, statements of concern, or other records, need to be considered.

ETHICS STANDARDS FOR REVIEWERS

1. Contribution to Editor’s Decision

Blind peer review by reviewers helps editors in making decisions and can help authors improve their writing through editorial communication between reviewers and authors. Peer review is an important component of informal scholarly communication and scientific approach.

2. Timeliness

If the assigned reviewer feels unqualified for a review of a script or knows that it is impossible to review promptly, the assigned reviewer should notify the editor immediately.

3. Confidentiality

Any submitted manuscript for review should be treated as a confidential document. The text should not be disclosed to or discussed with anyone else unless it has been authorized by the editor. 

4. Objective

The review must be done objectively. The personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The reviewer must convey his or her views accompanied by a supportive argument.

5. Completeness and Authenticity Reference

The reviewer should identify the published works that have not been quoted by the author. A statement of previously published observations or arguments must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers shall notify the editors of substantial similarities or overlaps between manuscripts being reviewed with other published posts, by reviewer’s knowledge.

6. Conflict of Interest

Unpublished article material should not be used in a reviewer's research without including written permission from the author. Information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should refuse to review the manuscript if a reviewer has a conflict of interest, due to a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company or institution dealing with the work.

ETHICS STANDARDS FOR AUTHORS

1. Standard of Writing

The author should present accurate papers/articles on the research conducted and present an objective discussion of the significance of the study. Research data should be presented accurately in the article. An article should be sufficiently detailed with sufficient reference to enable others to replicate the work. Inaccurate fraud or presentation of papers is unethical and unacceptable behaviour.

2. Access Research Data

Authors may be required to provide raw data on the articles to be reviewed and should be able to provide public access to such data where possible, and should be able to retain such data within a reasonable time after publication.

3. Originality and Plagiarism

Plagiarism in all forms is unethical in the publication of scientific papers and is unacceptable. The author must ensure that all the work presented is original, and if the author has used the work and/or the words of others, then the author must present the quotation appropriately. There are various forms of plagiarism, such as acknowledging someone else's writing into their writing, copying or rewriting substantial parts of the work of others without mentioning the source, and claiming the results of research done by others. Self-plagiarism or auto plagiarism is one form of plagiarism. Oto plagiarism is to quote the results or sentences of their own published works without mentioning the source.

4.   Posting Terms of Posts

Authors may not publish the same script in more than one journal. Applying the same script to more than one journal is unethical behaviour in the publication of scientific papers and is unacceptable.

5. Inclusion of Reference Resources

Correct recognition of the work of others must always be done. The author should mention the influential publications in the preparation of his work. Personally-acquired information, such as in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, may not be used or reported without the prior written consent of the source of such information.

6. Authorship Posts

The author is the person who has contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the article. All those who have contributed significantly are listed as co-authors. Corresponding authors should ensure that all co-authors have been included in the text and that all co-authors have read and approved the final version of the work and have approved the submission of the manuscript for publication.

7. Errors in published articles

When the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, the author is responsible to promptly notify the editor of the journal, and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the article. If the editor obtains information from a third party that a work of publication contains significant misunderstandings, the author is responsible for promptly withdrawing or correcting the text or providing evidence to the editor regarding the accuracy of the original article.

 

Screening for Plagiarism

Manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Jaffray will be automatically screened for plagiarism using Plagiarism Checker X. Papers found to contain a significant amount of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) will be automatically rejected.