Focus and Scope

The purpose of DiA: Jurnal Administrasi Publik is to promote the wide dissemination of the results of systematic scientific inquiry into the broad field of public administration research. DiA is intended to be a journal for publishing articles reporting research on public administration. DiA invites manuscripts in the fields of:

Public Administration;
Public Management;
Public Service;
Public Policy;
Local Government;
International institutions; and

DiA accepts articles on any subject related to public administration and any research methodology that meets the standards set for publication in the journal. The primary, but not exclusive, audience is academics, graduate students, practitioners, and others interested in public administration research. The primary criteria for publication in DiA are the significance of the contribution an article makes to the literature in the field of public administration, namely the significance of the contribution and the rigor of the analysis and presentation of the paper. Acceptance decisions are made based on an independent review process that provides a critical, constructive, and expeditious evaluation of submitted manuscripts.

Peer Review Process

For checking Plagiarism DiA editor will screen plagiarism manually (offline and online database) on the title, abstract, and body text of the manuscript, and by using plagiarism detection software (un-plag and crosscheck). If it is found a plagiarism indication, the editorial board will reject the manuscript immediately. Manuscripts submitted to DiA will go through a selection and assessment process by the Editorial Board to ensure they are under the writing guidelines, focus, and scope, and have excellent academic quality. Manuscripts will be reviewed using the double-blind peer review method where neither the author nor the reviewer knows each other's identity.

Desk Review. At the desk review stage, the manuscript will be checked to ensure it meets the writing guidelines, focus, and scope with excellent academic quality. If it does not meet the requirements, the author will be allowed to revise the manuscript according to the criteria given. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be rejected outright.

Peer review. When the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, it will then be submitted to two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The review process will be carried out within 6 weeks. Manuscripts that do not make it through the desk review process will not proceed to this stage.

Reviewer's decision. Reviewers will provide the following recommendations:

Accepted; means that the manuscript can be accepted for publication
Received with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication after revision in response to the concerns of reviewers
Received with major revisions; This means that substantive deficiencies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and paragraph rewriting, need to be revised.
Rejected; means that the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication or the review given is related to a very basic problem
The reviewer's decision will be considered by the Editorial Board to determine the next manuscript process.

Revision Stage. Once a manuscript is received with a minor or major revision notation, the manuscript will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts received with major revisions, authors are given 2 weeks to revise. As for manuscripts received with minor revisions, one week is given for revision. When returning a revised manuscript, the author is required to fill out and attach a review summary form.

Final decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the DiA Editorial Board to ensure that the authors have revised it in response to reviewers' concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript can still be rejected if the author does not seriously make the necessary revisions.

Correcting. After the manuscript is deemed acceptable by the DiA Editorial Board, the manuscript will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

Confirm publication. At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be sent back to the author to ensure that the contents match the author's writing. At this stage, the author can revise the typos found in the final manuscript. After confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary of DiA will process the manuscript for online publication on the website or print publication.

Publication Frequency

DIA Journal is published twice a year, in June and December

Open Access Policy

This journal provides direct open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Printed and electronically published manuscripts are open access for educational, research, and library purposes. In addition to these objectives, the editorial board shall not be liable for violations of copyright law.

Statement of Ethics and Malpractice

Author's Obligations
  1. Reporting Standards: Authors of original research reports must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately on paper. A paper must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Statements that are deceptive or intentionally inaccurate are unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  2. Access and Retention of Data: Authors may be asked to provide raw data concerning a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide such data within a reasonable time.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written a completely original work, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, then these have been properly cited or cited.
  4. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: An author may not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  5. Acknowledgment of His Source: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others should always be given. Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  6. Authorship of Papers: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported study. All persons who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or listed as contributors. Correspondence authors must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have approved its submission for publication.
  7. Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest: All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
  8. Fundamental errors in published work from DiA: When an author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects of Dia: If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, authors must identify these in the manuscript.

Plagiarism Policy

DIA: Journal of Public Administration Studies, has a policy of not publishing manuscripts containing plagiarism. The Screening of plagiarism will be conducted by DiA journal Editorial Board using Turnitin. As a preventative measure, we will do a plagiarism check for every manuscript sent to the editor. Only a manuscript that has a 30% similarity level will be processed. If there are manuscripts that have been published and proven plagiarism, then sanctions will be reprimanded until the withdrawal of the manuscript.

References Management

Writing citations and references must refer to the APSA (American Political Science Association) 6th edition reference style. We require the author to use the Mendeley application in writing citations and references

Manuscript Withdrawal

Withdrawing submitted or published manuscripts is not recommended. If the writer intends to retract the manuscript, the following rules must be followed:

  1. Manuscripts may only be withdrawn for acceptable reasons. Must not withdraw the manuscript because it has been published in another journal.

  2. The author must make a letter requesting withdrawal of the manuscript to the chief editor, along with the reasons for withdrawal. Requests for withdrawal of the manuscript must know all the authors, evidenced by the signature.

  3. If the manuscript being withdrawn is in the process of being reviewed, the writer must pay 500,000 (IDR)

  4. If the manuscript being withdrawn has been published, the writer must pay 1000,000 (IDR)

  5. If the review process of the manuscript is more than 6 months, the writer can withdraw the manuscript without having to pay a fine.

Retraction Policies

DIA: Journal of Public Administration Studies will be considered to retract in the publication if :

  • They have clear evidence that the 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)

  • It constitutes plagiarism

  • It reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of COPE Retraction Guidelines



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Journal History

This journal is a peer-reviewed journal. This journal aims to help academics, freelance writers, and researchers to publish their standard scientific papers. This journal began to be published in 2005 every six months offline, currently, the journal DIA has been managed online through OJS. Since December 2019 it has changed to publishing around fourteen articles, previously only seven articles, and since June 2020 it has changed to an international language journal and published 30 articles in 2021. The topics displayed generally contain the content of the social sciences of the humanities as a whole, especially those that contain the science of Public Administration. The editors who actively manage this journal come from the qualifications of professors to research lecturers. The language used is scientific in standard English.