Journal Policies


Focus and Scope

Matra Pembaruan (MP) is an open access journal that publishes research that focuses on government policy innovation which includes but is not limited to:

  1. Governance policy innovation
  2. Community development policy innovation
  3. Public service policy innovation
  4. Model policy innovation and its methods

Review Process

MP uses an online submission and review system. The submission and review process of every article must be managed using that system and based on following Review Policy.

  • MP Editorial Board is responsible for selection of papers and selection of reviewers.
  • Articles must typically be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  • Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers (double blind review)
  • Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.
  • Editor will send the final decision regarding the submission to the corresponding author based on reviewer’s recommendation.
  • MP Editorial Board Shall protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers.

Publication Frequency

MP published 2 edition in one volume in May and November. Each edition publishes minimum 6 articles.

Open Access Statement

MP is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. User are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Article Processing Charges

Every article submitted to MP will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.

Plagiarism Check

The editors will run plagiarism check using Turnitin for the submitted manuscripts. We do not process any plagiarised contents. If a manuscript has over 20% of plagiarism, we will send back the manuscript to the author to be revised for the plagiarised contents.

References Management

Every article submitted to MP shall use reference management software, Mendeley (APA 7th Edition).


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Ethics of Publication

MATRA PEMBARUAN is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and MATRA PEMBARUAN doesn't tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting articles to MATRA PEMBARUAN affirms that manuscript contents is original.

The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) for Journal Editors. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the MATRA PEMBARUAN submission guideline policies.


  1. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications (revisions) to the manuscript.
  2. Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript (revisions).
  3. The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by MATRA PEMBARUAN is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  4. The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  5. The editor will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.



  1. Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See submission guideline policies)
  2. Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
  3. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  4. Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  5. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study (first author). Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  6. Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  7. If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.


  1. Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  2. Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.
  3. Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.


The Editors of MP make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the Editors of MP make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and isn't necessarily the views of the Editors of MP.

Self-Archiving Policy

MP permits and encourages authors to post their submitted articles to the journal on personal websites and institutional or funder repositories after publication.

The final version of PDF must be used, and the details of bibliographic that giving a publication credit in this journal must be included.

Privacy Statement

The name and email address that entered on this journal site will be used exclusively for the purposes of managing journal, not for any other purpose or any other party outside such purposes.