Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Muharrik must follow the author guidelines of this journal and be done through the OJS environment. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the aim and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism content in which all authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal using Plagiarism Checker software. 

Articles submitted are reviewed by the editorial team as the initial process. The editorial team will evaluate the feasibility of the content, focus, and methodology in the article. The articles are then sent to at least 2 (two) expert reviewers at the position of Double Blind Review Process. Notes from the reviewers were then sent back to the author to be adapted to the standards of journal writing. The decision of the revised manuscript will be re-evaluated in the editorial board's meeting. Later, the decision of the editor in the final meeting will be informed to the author.

Editors make decisions based on reviewer recommendations as follows:

  • Manuscripts can be accepted without changes
  • Manuscripts may be accepted with minor revisions
  • Manuscripts may be received with major revisions
  • Manuscript rejected

The following image can help the author understand the process of submitting articles to the publishing process. The estimated total time required on average is 12 weeks (3 months).

Screening for Plagiarism

In order to ensure that submitted and published articles are free from plagiarism, editors will use Turnitin's web-based software to check the similarity index with a quality standard of 20%. This process is carried out when the author submits the article for the first time (submission) and the second or next time (revision/after being revised based on reviewer input).

If the article meets the standards, the article can be processed to the next stage (review or publish). Otherwise, the author will be asked to correct it.

Apart from using Turnitin, the editor will also check with Google Scholar and other means. This step is intended to ensure that articles are neither the result of plagiarism nor are already sent/published to other journals (double submission).