Peer Review Policy

Submitted manuscripts will be pre-reviewed by the editors, determining whether the manuscripts have conformed to The Indonesian Journal of International Clinical Legal Education's submission guidelines. Manuscripts which have conformed to the journal's style will be peer-reviewed. The Indonesian Journal of International Clinical Legal Education is a double blind peer-reviewed journal which involves many reviewers of experts in relevant field of laws. Final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comment.

Manuscripts will be sent to at least two reviewers based on their expertise and specialization or their historical experience in reviewing the manuscripts. The Indonesian Journal of International Clinical Legal Education has reviewed forms in order to keep the same items reviewed by two reviewers. Then, the editorial board makes a decision based on the reviewer's comments or advice. Reviewers give their assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the legal studies, The Indonesian Journal of International Clinical Legal Education  has four kinds of decisions:

  1. Accepted, as it is
  2. Accepted by Minor Revisions (let authors revise with stipulated time)
  3. Accepted by Major Revisions (let authors revise within the stipulated time)
  4. Rejected (generally, on the grounds of the outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation)
The Indonesian Journal of International Clinical Legal Education implements the peer review policy as a means to ensure the quality of the publication in the journal. The peer-review process consists of initial review, double-blind review, and the decision by the editor. 
  • Initial Review: The editor evaluates the submitted manuscript to determine if the content is suitable for the journal. The manuscript is also subjected to a similarity check procedure to identify any indication of plagiarism. Manuscripts with contents that are not suitable for the journal or with a high percentage of similarity will be returned immediately to the author(s).
  • Peer Review: Submitted manuscripts that have passed the initial review are subjected to double-blind peer review, where both authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the review process. Minimum of two reviewers are assigned to evaluate and provide the recommendation for a manuscript. In assigning the reviewers, the editor is responsible to avoid the conflict of interest during the review process. 
  • Decision: The editor makes the final decision on the acceptability of a manuscript based on the comments and recommendation of the reviewers.