Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This Journal provides space for academic and critical thinking to explore social studies learning (Pendidikan IPS--Junior high school course). Subjects suitable for publication include but not limited to;
- Social studies Education (Pendidikan IPS--Junior high school course)
- Learning media issues in Social studies
- Learning model issues in Social studies
- Innovation in social studies learning.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submitted paper will be processed and evaluated by editors. Those manuscripts that inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to minimally two reviewers using blind review method. The editors make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. The Editor-in-Chief has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.


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.



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Autor Guidelines

The Editor accepts delivery of the script with the following conditions:

  1. The manuscript has never been published in any other media and do not contain elements of plagiarism with attached with a statement in writing from the author.
  2. The manuscript can be the results of research (field and library), conceptual ideas,and applications of theory or case report.
  3. The author can create a book review with provisions, (a) the diresensi book is relatively new (at least 1 year to speak Indonesia and 2 years for foreign language), (b)the length of the review between the 3-5 page, (c) a copy or scan of the book cover should be diresensi attached.
  4. Journal manuscript should be typed using font Times New Roman size 12, 1.5 spacing on A4 size paper. The maximum number of pages 15 sheets including references and tables.
  5. Systematics scriptwriting arranged in the following order: (a) title: comprehensive,clear, and concise. The title is typed with capital letters with a size 14. (b) the author's name: author's surname is written without a degree with a description instances as well as address the author's email address or agencies, (c) abstract: this is the essence of the paper with a maximum number of 250 words and written in one paragraph, (d) keywords: under abstract the keyword must be attached with a maximum amount of 5 which reflects important concepts that exist in the objective/problem, or a review of the literature, (e) Introduction: the beginning of the script, which describes the background, objectives/issues, and review of the literature, (f) methods: describe in brief about the types and research approach is accompanied by adescription of the data analysis, (g) discussion: presenting subjects with mangacuon the purpose of writing, (h) images, tablesand formulas: images, tablesand formulas given a description of the title, number and source. The inclusion of a picture or a table is too long (more than 1 page) should preferably be avoided, (i) graph or graphs or curves: curves indicate difference of meaning created in the line is thick, thin and dashed, (j) cover, (k) references: libraries referenced should be incorporated in the text of the manuscript. Writing format (template) can be downloaded here.
  6. Bibliography written and sorted alphabetically.
  7. A script that is already stored in the compact disc (CD) can be sent by post at the address of the editorial status of Education IPS-Faculty of social sciences-State University of Malang, Semarang Road No.5 Malang 65145, Telp. (0341) 585 966 or by email with the address sukamto.fis@um.ac.id. Manuscript submitted with the file extension of Microsoft Word 2007.
  8. The certainty of the manuscript is accepted or rejected shall be made in writing at least 1 month after delivery. Script not loaded will be returned to the author, unless at the request of the author.
  9. The author is willing to do revisions if needed.
  10. The author of the manuscript contained will receive 1 copies as proof loading.
  11. The paper will also be published on e-journals on the website of the Fakultas Ilmu Sosial Universitas Negeri Malang.


Plagiarism Policy


  1. Refer and/or quoting terms, words and/or sentences, data and/or information from a source without citing sources in the record citation and/or without stating the source adequately;
  2. Refer and/or quoting random terms, words and/or sentences, data and/or information from a source without citing a source in the record citation and/or without stating the source adequately;
  3. Using a source of ideas, opinions, views, or theory without stating the source adequately;
  4. Formulate the words and/or sentences themselves from the source of words and/or phrases, ideas, opinions, views, or theory without stating the source adequately;
  5. Submit a scientific papers produced and/or published by others as a source of scientific work without express adequately.
In every article submitted to the JTP2IPS must be attached to a statement signed by the author that:
  1. The article is free of plagiarism;
  2. If at a later proved there is plagiarism in the article, the author is willing to accept the sanctions in accordance with the legislation.
  1. Reprimand;
  2. Letter of warning;
  3. Revocation of the article;
  4. Cancellation of publication.
Letter of Statement of free Plagiarism can be downloaded at here


Publication Etics


  1. Determining the name of the journal, the scope of science, the timeline, and the accreditation.
  2. Determining the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Defining the relationship between publishers, editors, peer review and other parties in the contract.
  4. Appreciating the confidentiality of the contributing researchers, author, editor, and peer review.
  5. Applying the norms and regulations regarding intellectual property rights especially on the copyrights.
  6. Conducting the policy reviews on the journals and present it to the authors, editorial board, peer review, and readers.
  7. Making the behavior code guidelines for editor and peer review.
  8. Publishing journals on a regular basis.
  9. Ensuring the availability of resources for sustainability journal publishing.
  10. Establishing cooperation and marketing network.
  11. Preparing for the licensing and other legal aspects.



  1. Improving the quality of publications.
  2. Ensuring the process to maintain the quality of published papers.
  3. Leading the freedom in delivering opinion.
  4. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record.
  5. Conveying corrections, clarifications, withdrawal, and an apology if necessary.
  6. Owning the responsibility for styling and formatting the paper, while the contents and any statements in the paper are the responsibility of the authors.                                                          
  7. Assessing policies and attitudes of the published journal from the author and peer review to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  8. Having an open minded personality in accepting the new opinion or views of others who is different than their personal opinion.               
  9. Prohibiting in defending our own opinion, the author or third parties which may result in a false decision.
  10. Encouraging the author, in order to make improvements to the paper until it worth to publish.



  1. Receiving the task from the editors to review the papers and submit the review to the editor, as a matter of determining the feasibility of the paper for publication.
  2. Reviewing the papers in a timely manner (on time) in accordance with the style guide based on scientific principles (method of data collection, the legality of the author, conclusions, etc.).
  3. Reviewing the papers that have been corrected in accordance with the standards.
  4. Encouraging the author to make improvements in the papers by providing feedback, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations.
  5. Maintaining the author privacy by covering the results of the corrections, suggestions, and recommendations received by the author.
  6. Reviewers must not review any papers who involve the reviewers in its work, directly or indirectly.
  7. Following the guidelines for peer review in reviewing papers and assessing the evaluation form paper given by the editors.
  8. Reviewing papers substantively by not correcting the grammar, punctuation and mistype.
  9. Ensuring the principles of truth, novelty, and originality; prioritize the benefit of the paper for the development of science, technology, and innovation; also comprehending the impact on the development of science writing. 
  10. Prohibiting in defending own opinion, the author or third parties which may result on decision reference becoming non-objective.                                     
  11. Upholding the value of the objectivity and free from any influences.
  12. Ensuring the confidentiality of findings in the paper until it is published.         
  13. Having broad understanding on the expertise and able to provide a review of the paper appropriately and correctly.
  14. Refusing to do review if the research is not from the field of expertise. Instead, the peer review should be giving recommendation to the researcher if there is any other expert on the subjects.  
  15. Having an open minded personality in accepting the new opinion or views of others who is different than their personal opinion.
  16. Refusing to do the review if the deadline given by the editor cannot be reached. If absent the peer review should notify the editor as early as possible.      
  17. The results of the review must be presented in an honest, objective, and supported by clear arguments. Some possible recommendations from the review are:
    1. Accepted without repair
    2. Accepted with minor repairs (after repaired by the author, it is not necessary to go to peer review)
    3. Accepted with major repairs (after repaired by the author, return to the peer review for re-review)
    4. Rejected and recommended for other publication
    5. Rejected and recommended not to publish to any publication because scientifically the paper is flawed for the community.
    6. Giving rejection for the last recommendation as the last choice related to the feasibility of the papers or with indication of severe violations of the code of ethics related to the author.
    7. Reviewed papers aren’t allowed to be used for personal or third party interests. Moreover, The use of some of the contents of the reviewed papers must have received permission from the author.



  1. Author collectively responsible for the work and the content of the article which cover methods, analysis, calculation, and its details.
  2. Author immediately responds to the comments made by the peer review professionally and timely.
  3. Author should inform the editor if they retract their paper.         
  4. The author describes the limitations in the study.                        
  5. Author respects the publishers if they demand to not to publish the findings in the form of interviews or through any other media before the publication.
  6. The author informs the editor of (a) paper that is part of a phased research, multidisciplinary, and different perspectives.                                  
  7. The author makes a statement that the papers submitted for publication is original, has not been published anywhere in any language, and not in the process of submission to another publisher.
  8. If there is any error in the paper, the author should immediately notify the editor or publisher.                                        


Author Fee

JTP2IPS does not charge any processing or publishing fees for every article published.
Article Submission is FREE (0.00 IDR)
Article Publication is FREE: (0.00 IDR)