Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Uniplan adalah jurnal akses terbuka yang berfokus pada karya ilmiah yang melingkupi: 1. Kajian kota, desa, wilayah, kawasan, lingkungan binaan, perbatasan, sumber daya lahan perairan dan pesisir dalam ranah multi dimensi (spasial, ekonomi, sosial, budaya, kesejarahan, geopolitik, pertahanan dan keamanan); 2. Kajian penelitian empiris, teoritis, dan normatif untuk mengembangkan keilmuan terkait perencanaan, pembangunan dan pengembangan kota dan wilayah; 3. Kajian kebijakan, tata kelola pemerintahan serta pemangku kepentingan, dan manajemen infrastruktur terkait perencanaan, pembangunan dan pengembangan kota dan wilayah di Indonesia dan dunia. Semua manuskrip termasuk penelitian asli, catatan penelitian, dan resensi buku diperbolehkan dalam Bahasa Indonesia dan Bahasa Inggris.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-blind reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted.

The Editor-in-Chief of UNIPLAN: Journal of Urban and Regional Planning has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

 

Review Process:

  1. The author submits the manuscript
  2. Editor Evaluation [some manuscripts are rejected or returned before the review process]
  3. The double-blind peer-review process
  4. Editor Decision
  5. Confirmation to the authors

 

Publication Frequency

UNIPLAN: Journal of Urban and Regional Planning published two times a year in March and September

 

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.

 

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

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in UNIPLAN: Journal of Urban and Regional Planning, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Tanjungpura Pontianak,).


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed UNIPLAN: Journal of Urban and Regional Planning is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher, and the society.  

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Tanjungpura Pontianak as the publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Editorial Board of UNIPLAN will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor in chief of UNIPLAN: Journal of Urban and Regional Planning is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The decision is based on the recommendation of the journal's editorial board members and reviewers. The journal abides by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor confers with the editorial team and reviewers in making this decision.

Non-Discrimination

The editors and reviewers evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editor, reviewers, and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial team, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by any of the editorial board members and reviewers in their own research.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The journal uses a double-blind review process. The reviewers advise the editor-in-chief in making the editorial decision. The editor-in-chief communicates with authors, as required, and helps them in improving the quality of their research papers.

Promptness

The journal editors are committed to providing a timely reviews to the authors. If a reviewer does not submit his/her report in a timely manner, the paper is immediately sent to another qualified reviewer.

Confidentiality

Manuscript content is treated with at most confidentiality. The journal uses a double-blind process. Except for the editor-in-chief, the editors and reviewers cannot discuss a paper with any other person, including the authors.

Standards of Objectivity

The editors and reviewers are required to evaluate papers based on the content. The review comment must be respectful of the authors. The reviewers are required to justify their decision and recommendation.

Acknowledgment of Sources

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. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

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.

 

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors 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 wherever possible. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide such data within a reasonable time.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Papers found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

When a paper is submitted for possible publication, the submitting author makes a written statement that the paper has not been published not it is currently under publication with any other journal. Simultaneous submission is considered unethical and is therefore unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others is required. Authors must cite publications that have led to the authors’ current research.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the manuscript. The corresponding author has a responsibility to keep co-authors posted with the review process. If accepted, all authors are required to give a signed statement that the research work is their original research work.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Plagiarism Screening

It is basically the author’s duty to only submit a manuscript that is free from plagiarism and academic malpractices. The editor checks each article using iThenticate before publication.

 

Indexing and Abstaracting

UNIPLAN: Journal of Urban and Regional Planning, e-ISSN: 2747-2973, is indexed and abstracted in:

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