Review Process

Some policies in the review of KAMASEAN: Jurnal Teologi Kristen:

  1. A manuscript will be checked first by the Editor to ensure its appropriateness to the Author's Guidelines in general. This review results in three possible decisions: a) editorial rejection, b) starting the peer review process, or c) requesting the authors to revise their manuscripts given the editorial suggestion(s) and resubmit the revised version.
  2. The writer who sent the revised article at this early stage submitted it to the "Pre-Review Discussion" menu at OJS, NOT MAKING A NEW SUBMISSION.
  3. If the manuscript matches the Author's Guidelines, it will be sent to the review process.
  4. The review process employs a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author's identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. A minimum of two reviewers will review one manuscript.
  5. In the review process, reviewers consider the correspondence of title, abstract, discussion (findings), and conclusions. Beside, reviewers also examine the novelty, scientific impact, and references used in the paper.
  6. Referring to the reviewer’s decisions and comments, the assigned Editor/Editor in Chief decides the manuscript (Accept, Request Revisions, Resubmit, and Decline) and informs the corresponding author about the review results.
  7. If the manuscript needs major revisions, the editor reviews the revisions and decides without another peer-review. For the other decisions, except for decline, all re-submitted manuscripts undergo another round of the double-blinded peer-review process. Hence, the editor makes a final decision after completing the second round of the peer-review process.
  8. 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 4 weeks to 8 weeks.