Peer Review Process

The journal implements the peer review policy as a means to ensure the quality of the publication in the journal. The peer-review process consists of an initial review, a double-blind review, and the decision by the editor.

  1. Initial Review. The members of the Editorial Board choose and evaluate each manuscript that is submitted to Jurnal Transformasi Global (JTG). This procedure is applied as the initial screening to assess whether the manuscripts have been compiled with the submission guidelines, focus, and scope and whether they are of outstanding quality. This process will require approximately a week to complete. The manuscript must follow these requirements:
  • Format and style. Authors must follow the manuscript template for the submission draft.
  • Screening for plagiarism. Plagiarism screening will be conducted by the editor using Turnitin. The maximum similarity percentage is 20%. When the similarity percentage exceeds the cutoff, the manuscript will be rejected.
  • Focus and Scope. The manuscript must follow the focus and scope of JTG.
  1. Reviewer AssignmentAfter completing the initial review, the journal's editor contacted potential manuscript reviewers. This process will require approximately 1-2 weeks to complete.
  2. Peer-Review. Submitted manuscripts that have passed the initial review are subjected to a double-blind review, where both authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the review process. A minimum of two reviewers is assigned to evaluate and provide the recommendation for a manuscript. In assigning the reviewers, the editor is responsible for avoiding conflict of interest during the review process. This process will require approximately four weeks to complete.
  3. Reviewers' Decision. The editor makes the final decision on the acceptability of a manuscript based on the comments and recommendations of the reviewers. This process will take approximately 1-2 weeks.

Once the review process is done, the editor will notify the author of one of the following decisions.

  • Accepted Submission. This decision implies that the article needs no more revisions and is ready for the copyediting process. There are no corrections unless the copy editor improves the article's clarity and readability.
  • Resubmit for Review. The editor made this decision because the article has eminence in content, but the manuscript is not written based on the style of the journal. The article might also be prone to plagiarism because of inappropriate referencing.
  • Revision Required. A manuscript subject to this decision means the article needs improvements according to the reviewers' recommendations and the editor's evaluation. For minor revisions, the author will be given ten days to have their article revised and a maximum of three weeks for major revisions after the decision is made.
  • Decline Submission. Generally, the manuscript is declined by the editor because (1) it is not fit to the aim and scope of the journal, (2) the article does not offer a novelty, originality, or significance to the field that is being discussed, (3) the article has plenty of flaws whether in research and article design, methodology, and analysis, (4) subject to plagiarism issues
  1. Revision. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts accepted with significant revisions, authors are allotted three weeks to revise, Whereas, for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, one week is allotted for revision. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill out and attach the review summary form.
  2. Final Decision. At this stage, the Editorial Board will re-evaluate the manuscript to ensure that the author has revised it in response to the reviewers' concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct necessary revisions.
  3. Proofreading. Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Editorial Board, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.
  4. Competing Interest. After the paper submission is accepted and scheduled for publication, the corresponding author will be asked to attach the declaration of no conflict of interest.
  5. Publication Confirmation. At this stage, in a certain condition, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content follows the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the manuscript is ready for publication.