Focus and Scope

       Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat (JPM17) memuat artikel ilmiah yang berfokus pada bidang teknologi tepat guna dan kewirausahaan

  • People,
  • Local Food Security,
  • Training,
  • Marketing,
  • Appropriate Technology,
  • Design
  • Community Empowerment,
  • Social Access;
  • Community Services
  1. Student Community Services;
  2. Education for Sustainable Development.
  3. Hasil-hasil kegiatan pengabdian masyarakat berupa penerapan dan pendampingan kepada masyarakat di berbagai bidang ilmu, diantaranya
  • Teknologi Rekayasa
  • Pendidikan,
  • Hukum,
  • Psikologi,
  • Pertanian,
  • Manajemen,
  • Teknologi Informasi,
  • Sosial Humaniora, dan
  • Bidang Ilmu Lainnya.


Peer Review Process

Publication Frequency

JPM17 issues are published three times a year (in February, June, and October). All papers have been written in English only. Presentations are open year-round. Before sending, however, please make sure the manuscript fits within the context and scope of Journal Of Community Engagement published by University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, and is written in English and meets our author guidelines. Please note that academic papers or book reviews are the only ones

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


Journal of Community Engagement




In line with the mission of the University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya which seeks to advance and disseminate knowledge and understanding through scientific publications and knowledge books. As part of the Ethics of this publication the University of 17 August 1945 Surabaya adopted a neutral position on the issues managed in the publication. We offer a free and open type of access to our journal articles.

 University 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya is committed to upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process and we recommend the Committee on Best Practices Publication Ethics Guidelines (COPE).

 Publication Ethics for Journal Editors

Editors should be accountable for everything published in their journal: this includes having measures in place to assess the quality of the material they accept for the journal and a willingness to publish corrections and clarifications when required.
 Editors should act in a fair and balanced way when carrying out their duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious or political beliefs.

Editors should provide guidance to authors and reviewers on everything that is expected of them.

Peer Review

Editors should make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for the journal and without interference from the journal owner/publisher.

A description of peer review processes should be published, and editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes.

 Editors should handle submissions in a fair, unbiased and timely manner and treat all manuscripts as confidential, for distribution to others for purposes of peer-review only.

Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected unless they use an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers.

 Journals should have policies and systems in place to ensure that commercial considerations do not affect editorial decisions, and editors should handle submissions for funded issues in the same way as for standard issues, so that articles are accepted entirely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.

Editors should be guided by COPE flowcharts in cases of suspected misconduct (including plagiarism) or disputed authorship.

Journals should  have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against editorial decisions.

Editorial Board

Editors should provide new editorial board members with guidelines on everything that is expected of them and should keep existing members updated on new policies and developments.

 Conflicts of Interest

Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers and editorial board members.
 Publication Ethics for Journal Authors

Authors should declare that all work in their submitted piece is original, and cite content from other sources appropriately to avoid plagiarism.

 Authors must ensure their contribution does not contain any libellous matter or infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.

 The listing of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and wrote the article, and the order of authorship should be jointly determined by all of the co-authors.

 All authors should be aware of the submission of their paper to the journal and agree to the main author signing an IPR form on their behalf.

 Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Where sections of the manuscript overlap with published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged and cited.

 Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from third-party sources (text and images).Unfortunately, the Press is unable to publish third-party content for which permission has not been obtained (excluding content covered by fair dealing).

 The source of funding for a research project should be listed on all funded research papers. Other sources of support (including funding for Open Access article processing charges) should also be clearly identified in the manuscript, typically in an acknowledgement.

 Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article.

 Authors should inform the editor or publisher if there is a significant error in their published piece, and work with the editor to publish an erratum, addendum or retraction where necessary.

Publication Ethics for Journal Article Reviewers

 Reviewers should assist in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration and objectivity, in a timely manner.

Reviewers should inform the journal editor of any published or submitted content that is similar to the material under review, or any suspected plagiarism.

 Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.

 Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material supplied during the review process.




The principle of transparency is the fundamental protection of the scientific activity. It assumes the full clarity and accountability of processes that take place in science mainly, the spread of full list of information about the actions to all the interested individuals and the key parameters in order to verify them by the international scientific community. In the context of Predatory Journals practices, principle of transparency is understood as the willingness of Editorial Offices to be assessed by the international scientific community in case of reliability of their editorial processes while working with manuscripts (this means: the acceptance of manuscript, preliminary assessment, review, publication, and distribution). Maintaining the principle of transparency by journals is to enable to confirm that the Editorial Offices provide accountable scientific editorial services that are crucial for the scientific environment.


The accountable scientific editorial services may be understood as:


  • Publishing complete information about the conditions needed for the articles to be published (the publication charges, the formal requirements of manuscripts, submission deadlines and the estimated time of manuscript acceptance to the first review and manuscript publication)
  • Transparent criteria of manuscript rejection (when its topic is inconsistent with the journal’s profile, publisher’s policy, publisher’s requirements or when its scientific quality is not enough to be published),
  • Feedback for the author on each step of editorial process,
  • Transparent principles of review (including the selection of reviewers who are specialists in a particular study, preferably from different affiliation than the author of a publication),
  • The proper review standards (parametrical and qualitative assessment of manuscript) as well as peer review dialog,
  • Sharing the full content of scientific articles along with the data which served as the source for conclusions in electronic version in open access.


Standard of Scientific Review


JPM17 Experts pay attention to the fact that nowadays the values of scientific work reviews ale underrated. An accountable review based on the peer review dialog is crucial for the scientific activity and increasement of the scientists competencies. The most challenging actions for those who create the scientific policy at universities, associations, scientific academies, and for those who financially regulate the scientific activities are development and implementation of high standards of scientific reviews. Having more than fifteen years’ experience in releasing the scientific journals, we recommend the given components of a proper scientific review:


  • Parametric assessment of manuscript, these are the closed-ended questions in review questionnaire. They consists of criteria suggested by the Editorial Office, such as topicality of discussed issues, originality of the theses or the substantive level of publications which are assessed by the reviewer who gives special points for them.


  • Qualitative assessment of manuscript is a descriptive part of the review, where the reviewer indicates the positive as well as negative sides of the assessed article.

  • Peer review dialog is a written form of communication between the author of a particular publication and a person who conducts the review. It can also mean all changes that, according to the reviewer, the author should introduce to the work. Peer review dialog indicates that the manuscripts were reviewed properly. Consequently, these manuscripts may be accepted to the publication, on the condition that the necessary changes are introduced.


The practice proposed by Index Copernicus, which is an exemplification of the transparency of reliable editorial services, is publishing by the Editorial Office part of the review containing at least one positive as well as negative remark concerning the authenticity of presented in the work researches plus their influence on the development or spread of study. This practice can be helpful for the general audience to familiarize with the initial opinion about a given work, as well as it can be a supplement to the article’s abstract.


Statement of Originality



Date :


The Editorial Board of  Journal of Community Engageme (JPM17)

University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya 

This original form must be signed and dated in ink and submitted with your completed manuscript to the Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17). No paper will be published without a signed Publishing Agreement. 

This Publishing Agreement is:


the undersigned (names of all authors):




Hereinafter referred to as "Authors" of:  
paper's title:
book review’s title:
and Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17) :
Regarding the manuscript entitled …………………………………………………………………  

…………………………………………....................................................……………., submitted to Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  and accepted for publication.



1.    The manuscript submitted is ORIGINAL work and the sole property of the Author(s). It has not been published nor have significant parts of the work been published and it is not subject to publication in another journal.

2.    The present manuscript has not been published anywhere in any form of publication (in any language) and it is not presently under consideration for publication anywhere in any form of publication.
3.    The Author(s) has/have not signed any licence agreement or copyright/ownership permission with third parties that would prevent them from publishing in Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17) .
4.    When a manuscript has more than one contributor, regardless of the degree of involvement (one main author with secondary authors, or co-authors at the same level of involvement), all of the authors involved in the intellectual elaboration of the manuscript have been properly acknowledged.
5.    When a manuscript has more than one contributor, all of the contributors have read and agreed to the final version of the document.  6.    The undersigned hereby agree to designate: as the contributor who will receive all correspondence and who has enough authority to represent all of the authors as their authorized agent.
7.    When a manuscript has more than one contributor (as specified in point 4), Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17) is discharged from the responsibility of acknowledging all of the contributors and their level of involvement.
8.    All of the contributors understand that Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  does not necessarily share the views and opinions expressed in the paper.
9.    All quotations, citations, paraphrases and their respective bibliographical references have been properly identified and noted thereby guaranteeing the paper’s ethics and reliability.
10. As required, written permission was obtained for any copyrighted material in the manuscript.
11. The Author(s) understand(s) that a source must be properly acknowledged and that permission to include it in the manuscript must be obtained from the copyright holder; this is the responsibility of the Author(s). Further, all trademark usage within the manuscript must be properly credited to its owner otherwise written permission to use the name must be granted and secured by the Author(s). The manuscript must not violate other copyright or proprietary rights, and it must not in any way contain libellous, defamatory or confidential material that could infringe upon any laws or contractual obligations. As such, the Author(s) agree(s) to indemnify and hold harmless Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  and its publisher from and against any and all legal fees, damages, or other costs resulting from proceedings related to this matter.
12. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the Author(s) transfer(s) the manuscript’s editing rights and copyrights to the editor of Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  (University of 17 Agustus 1945 SurabayaIndonesia), FREE OF CHARGE, EXCLUSIVELY AND FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME, which implies the following:

a.    The Author(s) accept(s) that, with their collaboration, the manuscript/paper will be modified by the editing team of Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  in compliance with the "Instructions for authors", as previously established and published in the official Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17) (JPM17) web page (, with regards to procedures, formatting, correction, editing, translation, publication, duration of the editorial process and other requirements set out in the aforementioned norms.

b.    The Author(s) accept(s) that the manuscript/paper will be distributed through the Creative Commons 3.0 licence (for non-commercial use, with no derivative works). This means readers can download, save, copy and distribute the approved and published final version (post print) of the manuscript/paper for free, as long as it is not for commercial purposes, and will not generate derivative works. Readers must mention Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  as the primary publication source of the manuscript/paper.

c.    The Author(s) consent(s) to the transfer of the manuscript/paper to reading, sound or voice files, or any other technical representation or device that is available, to facilitate access to the manuscript by people who are partially or totally blind, or who have other special abilities that prevent conventional access to it.

d.    The Author(s) consent(s) to the publication and reproduction of the manuscript/paper, or part of it, in print and electronic media including the Internet and any other known or not yet known technology.

e.    The Author(s) consent(s) to Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  posting the electronic version of the manuscript/paper online and to enabling open access to it at all times from anywhere, through whatever physical or electronic means the reader might have at hand.

f.    The Author(s) accept(s) any other usage, procedure, and known or not yet known system that will be associated with the editorial activities and purposes related to Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17) .

g.    The Author(s) agree(s) that Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  will carry out or foster actions aimed at increasing the manuscript’s visibility by publishing, reproducing, distributing, and disseminating it in all forms and media, and by authorizing other reputable third parties to do the same.

13. Reuse rights: the Author(s) also agree(s) that University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya will grant the right to reuse the approved and published final version (post print) of the manuscript/paper to the Author(s) for any purpose including its online publication on any other webpage, as long as it is for non-profit purposes.
14. The Author(s) agree(s) to provide a contact email address to Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17) , as well as all personal data needed to identify the authorship of themanuscript/paper.
15. The Author(s) also authorize(s) Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  to publish the required personal data (first and last name, affiliation, city and country) together with the manuscript/paper. Any other data will be kept confidential by Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17)  and will not be disclosed to third parties without the AUTHOR(S) consent.
16. The Author(s) accept(s) that the submission and possible publication of the manuscript/paper in Journal of Community Engagement (JPM17) will be governed by its editorial policies, the institutional regulations of University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, and Indonesian law. Additionally, should a disagreement in criteria or a future dispute arise, it will be settled in accordance with Alternative Dispute (Claims) Resolution mechanisms and Indonesian jurisdiction.

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