Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Al Ibtida:  Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI is an international, open access, and peer-reviewed journal to discuss about new findings in elementary education especially at primary/elementary schools. This journal is publishing original research articles and case studies focused on elementary education. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. 

The scope of Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI is:

1. Curriculum Development in Elementary Education (MI/SD)

2. Learning Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Civics Education, English, Indonesian, Islamic Education, Art and Local content in Elementary Education (MI/SD)

3. Media and Instructional Technologies in Elementary Education (MI/SD)

4. Learning Strategies in Elementary Education (MI/SD)

5. Teacher Competence in Elementary Education (MI/SD)
 
6. Assessment in Elementary Education (MI/SD)
 

7. Counseling Guidance in Elementary Education (MI/SD)

8. School-Based Management in Elementary Education (MI/SD)

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI uses an online submission and review system. The submission and peer review of every article must be managed using this system and based on following Peer Review Policy.

  • Manuscript articles that submit by online to Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI will be checked by the editorial board regarding focus and scope, article template, and plagiarism (max simmilarity 15%).
  • The manuscript that qualifies the focus and scope of Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI will be continued to the review process by at least two suitably qualified experts with double blind review.
  • The Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.
  • The reviewing process by reviewer is done at least in four until eight weeks.
  • Editor will make the final decision regarding the submission to the corresponding author based on reviewer’s recommendation.
  • The qualified paper will be published in English (starting volume 6, issue 1)
  • Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI Editorial Board shall protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers. 

 

Publication Frequency

Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI Publishes two times a year in June and OctoberEach issue consists of 10 articles. However, starting 2022 Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI will increase up to 15 articles for each issue.

 

Open Access Policy

All research articles published in Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI are fully OPEN-ACCESS: immediately freely available to read and download. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 

 

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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 and Malpractice Statement

Al Ibtida:  Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI is a peer-reviewed journal to discuss about new findings in basic education especially at primary/elementary schools. This journal is publishing original research articles and case studies focused on basic education. This following statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor, the 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 Al Ibtida:  Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI 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.  

The PGMI Department of Teaching and Training Education Faculty, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon and Perkumpulan Dosen PGMI Indonesia as publisher of Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing 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. 

After you have finished reading this Publication Ethics  Statement, please download Letter of Copyright Agreement. Please sign and submit the Ethical Statement as a part of your initial article submission. The Copyright Agreement must be submitted before the article can be published.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI 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 evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

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.

Promptness

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.

Confidentiality

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.

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 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 behavior and are unacceptable.

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 behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment 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.

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 Policy

Al Ibtida:  Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI Editorial team recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in Al Ibtida:  Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI. Al Ibtida:  Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI will use Turnitin's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version articles ready for publication. A maximum of 15 % of similarities is allowed for the submitted papers. Should we find more than 15 % of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and re-submission.

 

Reference Management

The writing citations and bibliography, Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI using software mendeley

 

Copy Editing and Proofreading

Every articles received by Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI will be checked by experts.

 

Retraction and Correction

Retraction & Correction (R & C) Policy

We understand that the authors have worked carefully preparing manuscripts, and we have carried out peer-review processes. However, sometimes there is the potential for published articles to be withdrawn or deleted for scientific reasons. It should not be done lightly and can only occur under extraordinary circumstances. Therefore, corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed will be carried out with strict standards to maintain confidence in the authority of its electronic archives. Our commitment and policy are to maintain the integrity and completeness of important scientific records for researchers and librarians' archives.

Article Retraction

Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI is committed to playing its part in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record; therefore, on occasion, it is necessary to retract articles. Articles may be retracted if:

  • There is a major scientific error that would invalidate the article's conclusions, for example, where there is clear evidence that findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error).
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  • There are ethical issues such as plagiarism (appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit, including those obtained through confidential review of others' manuscripts) or inappropriate authorship.

To ensure that retractions are handled according to publication best practice and following COPE retraction guidelines, Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI  adopts the following retraction process:

  • An article requiring potential retraction is brought to the journal editor's attention.
  • The journal editor should follow the step-by-step guidelines according to the COPE flowcharts (including evaluating a response from the author of the article in question).
  • Before any action is taken, the editor's findings should be sent to the Ethics Advisory Board. The purpose of this step is to ensure a consistent approach in accordance with industry best practices.
  • The final decision as to whether to retract is then communicated to the author and, if necessary, any other relevant bodies, such as the author's institution on occasion.
  • The retraction statement is then posted online and published in the next available issue of the journal (see below for more details of this step).

Note that if authors retain the copyright for an article, this does not mean they automatically have the right to retract it after publication. The integrity of the published scientific record is of paramount importance, and COPE’s Retraction Guidelines still apply in such cases.

Article Correction

Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI should consider issuing a correction if:

  • A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports flawed data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error.
  • The Author or Contributor list is incorrect (e.g., a deserving author has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of three categories:

  • Publisher correction (erratum): to notify readers of a critical error made by publishing/journal staff (usually a production error) that has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
  • Author correction (corrigendum): to notify readers of an important error made by the Authors, which negatively impacts the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article or the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
  • Addendum: an addition to the article by its Authors to explain inconsistencies, to expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.

The decision of whether a correction should be issued is made by the Editor(s) of a journal, sometimes with advice from Reviewers or Editorial Board members. Editors will contact the Authors of the paper concerned with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and which type rests with the Editor in Chief.

 

Article Removal

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove a published article from our online platform. This will only happen if an article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect that it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk. In such circumstances, while the article's metadata (i.e., title and author information) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating that the article has been removed for legal reasons.

Article Replacement

In cases where an article, if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk, the Authors of the original paper may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. Under such circumstances, the above procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the article retraction notice will contain a link to the corrected re-published article together with a history of the document.

 

Article Processing Charges

Since September 2022, this journal has charged the following article processing charges.

Article Processing Charges (APCs):  1.500.000 (IDR) or 100 (USD)

The fee for publication of original papers in this journal is 1.500.000 (IDR) (for Indonesian Authors) and 100 (USD) for Foreign Authors. If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay the fee. Accepted manuscripts will not be published until payment has been received. 

 

Ethical Clearance

Ethical Clearance

Because the research involves human subjects, every article submitted to Al Ibtida: Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI must meet the ethical clearance requirements, including:

  1. Ethical approval for all research

  2. Protection of participants

  3. Informed consent

  4. No coercion

  5. The right to withdraw.

  6. Anonymity and confidentiality

  7. Appropriate exclusion criteria.

  8. Concern about participant’s health and well-being.

  9. Duty of care.

  10. Additional safeguards for research with vulnerable populations

  11. Ethical treatment of non-human animals.

  12. Appropriate supervision.

Further explanation regarding this can be accessed at the following links: 

Ethics in Language & Identity Research

Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research