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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Diponegoro Journal of Economics is a scientific journal specializes in the state of the art theory and empirical studies on economics and issues of development studies. The journal aims for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among academia, researchers, governments, and practitioners in the field of Economics and Development studies. The journal also accepts manuscripts containing conceptual ideas and policy discussions should they are relevant to the current issues and make significant contributions to the body of knowledge.

Manuscripts published in Diponegoro Journal of Economics are expected to encourage open discussion on new ideas and their application, including an inter-disciplinary approach to economic development to answer challenges of current economic and development issues. Thus, the scope of the manuscripts published in Diponegoro Journal of Economics is not only specific are in economics but also interdisciplinary studies.

The journal is flexible to any science development and any research development. The journal field of studies is microeconomics, macroeconomics, public economics, monetary economics, environmental and resource economics, economics of human resources, regional and urban economics, industrial economics, international economics (trade and finance), development issues, sustainable development, etc.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions
Checked Indexed
Checked Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process / Policy

The article is reviewed in a blind review by  external reviewers. The review is done for a maximum of 2 months.


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.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Diponegoro Journal of Economics (ISSN Print 2337-3814) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Department of Economics and Development Studies Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed DJE journal 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 author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society. 

Department of Economics and Development Studies Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University as publisher of JDEP 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, Department of Economics and Development Studies Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the DJE journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. 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.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


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

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement 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 of reports of original research 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. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

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.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

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 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.

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.


Article Submission Guideline

There are 2 ways to get an account:
a. Registered by Journal Manager
b. Register yourself (on the main menu "Register" link)

How to register yourself:
a. On the Main menu, click "Register"
b. Fill in the registration form, with an asterisk (*) must be filled in like username, password, repeat password, validation, first name, last name, and email
c. Click Register when it's finished

Create Submission:
a. Step 1. Start submission: check all submission checklists, then fill in the comment form for editor (to order editor so the article sent can be published)
b. Step 2. Upload Submission: please upload the word file
c. Step 3. Entering the Submission's Metadata: please complete the metadata including author, title, abstract, and keyword
d. Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files if necessary (supporting files from articles sent)
e. Step 5. Confirming the Submission
f. Click Finish & Active Submission


Article Review Guideline

Here are the steps to do reviews:

1. Log in as reviewer

2. Select the article sent by clicking "1 active": number 1 shows the number of articles handled

3. Choose the article’s title

4. Follow the review instructions, there are 5 steps :

  1. Reply to Editor's Response to the article submission, choose Will do the Review, then send the email
  2. Download the article
  3. Click on review form, then download it
  4. Give review toward the article
  5. Upload the review form

5. Give recommendation

6. Send an email after done the review process

7. Done


Article Processing Charge

FREE OF CHARGE for Submitting, Processing, and Publishing the Article in Diponegoro Journal of Economics. Authors will be informed on the decision on their manuscript(s) within 1-2 month of submission following the acceptance of their manuscript.


Plagiarism Screening

Manuscripts submitted to Diponegoro Journal of Economics will be screened for plagiarism and self-plagiarism using TURNITIN and Google-based search engines. Depending on the level of originality and similarities with other documents, the managing editor will decide on whether to immediately reject the manuscripts, contact authors for further clarifications, or to proceed to the peer-review process.