Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Pencerahan adalah jurnal ilmiah bidang pendidikan yang meliputi semua aspek pendidikan pada semua tingkatan baik format maupun non formal. Pendidikan menerima naskah asli yang belum pernah diterbitkan baik hasil kajian pustaka (review paper), hasil penelitian (research paper) dan opini pakar (expert opinion) dalam Bahasa Indonesia maupun dalam Bahasa Inggris yang baik dan benar. Paper yang diterbitkan terlebih dahulu dinilai oleh editor dan mitra bebestari. Jurnal ini terbit dua kali (2 nomor) dalam setahun, yaitu pada Bulan Maret dan September.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Single Blind Review


Publication Frequency

two issues per year (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.


Publication Ethics and Malpractices

Jurnal Pencerahan is a peer-reviewed journal to publish articles in the field of education sciences in general. Jurnal Pencerahan is committed to the ethical standards set for all entities involved in the publication of the article.

 Responsibilities Pencerahan Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and Editor-in-Chief Editor


The Jurnal Pencerahan has an editorial team consisting of an editor-in-chief, a managing editor, and board of editors. They all are required to be accountable and responsible editors for publishing the Jurnal Pencerahan Journal article. The Jurnal Pencerahan Journal editors led by the editor-in-chief. The Jurnal Pencerahan Journal editors have a duty and responsible as follows:

  1. Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor accept articles submitted by the author to the Jurnal Pencerahan.
  2. Articles submitted by the authors to the Jurnal Pencerahan Journal are distributed by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor to the editors in the Board of Editors for conducting the 1st review process (initial review). Distribution of the articles is well-regulated by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor so workload can be fairly distributed in number to all editors. Review process Jurnal Pencerahan Journal using a double-blind peer-review system, performed by using the Referee's Appraisal Form.
  3. In reviewing an article, the 1st review process is done by the editor (at point 2) as the first reviewer. Then, the editor sent the article to at least two external independent reviewers for the 2nd review process. The results of the review process are sent to Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor. Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor makes the decision and send it to the author with the article status being with accepted, accepted with changes or rejected.
  4. If changes are required as the outcome of the review process on the article, the second round of review process (point 2 to 3) is taken into account.
  5. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for determining the deadline for receipt of articles that are ready for publication.
  6. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for implementing and leading the editorial board meeting. Editorial board meetings conducted at least 1 (one) times in 1 (one) issue, to finalize the issue for publication. If the Editor-in-Chief is absent, then Editor-in-Chief can assign the Managing Editor or one of the editors to do the duties.


A decision to publish an article is done through the mechanism of peer-review process stated above, and it is taken into account based on the quality of an article. The decision was taken without considering the religion, ethnic origin, nationality, race or gender of the author.


Confidentiality of the article before publication maintained as well as possible. The Jurnal Pencerahan  editors cannot release any information available on the article to anyone except the author of the article. Information in a text can be released to others Jurnal Pencerahan journal editor with the knowledge of the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor.

Disclosure and conflict of interest:

Articles and the materials related to the article that is not accepted for publication in the Jurnal Pencerahan Journal must be returned to the authors, and it cannot be used by the Jurnal Pencerahan Journal editors for any reason. To avoid conflicts of interest, the decision was taken in publishing the articles should be fair and based on the peer-review process.

 Responsibilities of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Evaluation Reviewers become the main reference for the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions. Evaluation results from the reviewers are really intended to help the author to improve the quality of the article.


If there is an improper designation reviewer, for example, the designated reviewer is not competent in the field of expertise of the article being in peer-review process, one of the Jurnal Pencerahan Journal editors can report it to the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor. Then, the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor determines another reviewer with a consideration of some of the editors with the expertise of the article.


Each article is accepted by the reviewer must be strictly confidential. Article and peer-reviewed results should not be submitted directly to the author or communicated to other than the author, but it must be submitted to the editor in charge, Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities of Authors

Reporting standards:

Authors should clearly present the objective and significance of research in the article. The author should follow the Jurnal Pencerahan guidelines in preparing the article to submit.


Authors should prepare original research results which have not being published by other authors in any publication. To ensure it, the authors need to check the originality of article using plagiarism checker before submission. The article will be rejected if there is plagiarism on the article. Any information from references used in the article should be honestly and accurately cited in the article.

Multiple Submissions:

The authors should submit their article to the Pencerahan only. When it is not accepted to publish in the Jurnal Pencerahan as the result of peer-review and officially reported by Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor, the authors can submit it to another journal. The article will be rejected if there are plagiarism and multiple submissions on the article.

Errors in Publication:

The authors will receive their article to conduct final checking of any error in the article before publication. The authors should report any error in the article to the Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor in a period of time given, and the errors should be clearly listed and addressed in a separated sheet together with the evidence of revision.

 Responsibilities of Publisher

The Majelis Pendidikan Daerah Aceh and Syiah Kuala University as the publisher of the Jurnal Pencerahan encourages the editors and all bodies involved in publication processes to follow the ethics and code of conducts of every party. The publisher defines the relationship between publisher, editor and another party in a contract, respect privacy, protects intellectual property and copyright, and fosters editorial independence.

Publisher works with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to editorial independence, research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research, authorship, transparency, and integrity.

Publisher works with journal editors to converse journal policies in general and review journal policies periodically, responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate the resolution of these cases, make and publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions, and publish content on a timely basis.

Human and  Animal Ethics

The Jurnal Pencerahan and its editors endorse the compliance of authors to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on human beings, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on laboratory and other animals.