Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS) focuses on the studies of consumer behavior and family economics. Research findings are expected to provide implication for business community and organizations, public policy, consumer education, consumer empowerment, community, non-government organization programs and activities to enhance the well-being of consumers, families, and communities. 


Section Policies


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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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Frequency

Journal of Consumer Sciences is published two times a year, on February and August


Publication Ethic

All parties involved in publication process such as Editor, Reviewer, and the Author must understand and respect to the ethics of scientific publication as well as avoid misconduct that refers to fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and improper authorship.

  • Fabrication refers to the act of creating false information about non-existent data or findings.
  • Falsification refers to the act of distorting research information or results by artificially manipulating research materials, equipment, process, or by randomly transforming or deleting data.
  • Plagiarism refers to the act of fraudulent use of other people’s ideas, research content, and results without appropriate approval or quotation.
  • Duplicate publication refers to the act of showing the same or substantially similar academic work as the researcher’s own previous findings in another journal or literary work, without permission of the copyright holders or journal editors who first published it, or without displaying appropriate sources.
  • Improper authorship refers to when the person who has contributed to research contents or research results is scientifically and technically unqualified as an author or when the person who has not contributed to research contents or research results scientifically and technically is qualified as an author merely to express gratitude or courtesy.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editors 


  • Solely and independently responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should before published
  • Ensure that the peer review procces is fair,unbiased,and timely.
  • Select reviewers who have suitable expertise in the relevant field
  • Encourage transparency and complete, and honest reporting
  • Ensure that peer reviewers and authors have a clear understanding of what is expected of them.
  • Protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers
  • Assess the effects of their journal policies on author and reviewer behavior
  • Ensure that all published reports of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers
  • Ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions
  • Monitor the performance of peer reviewers and take steps to ensure this is of high quality
  • Develop and maintain a database of suitable reviewers, and update this on the basis of reviewer performance
  • Ensure that the reviewer database reflects the academic community for their journal


Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • Assists the editor in making editorial decisions
  • Treat any manuscripts received for review as confidential documents.
  • Alert to potential ethical issues in the paper and should bring these to the attention of the editor
  • Conduct review objectivily.
  • Aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account


Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

  • Present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
  • Ensure that have written entirely original works
  • Cited or quoted the work and/or words of others
  • Should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same reasearch in more than one journal of primary publication.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contributon to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made substantial contributions should be listed as co-authors.


Note :The policy for editors, reviewers, and authors in Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS) use Elsevier Publishing Ethics and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors 



Online Submission

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How To Register

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.

  1. Author should register through the following address: http://jurnal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jcs/user/register
  2. Author should fulfill the form, especially on the star mark. On the Confirmation Register section, please give your selection as author, reviewer, or both of them.   After the form is filled, click on "Register" to process the registration.
  3. Please go to User Home and select your role as Author. In Active Submission, click on "Click here: to go to step one of the five-step submission process".
  4. These are the five-step submission process:
  • Step 1. Starting the Submission On the Journal Section, select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Articles. Author has to check-mark on the submission checklists. Author is able to give brief information to Editor about the submitted manuscript on the Comment form.  Please click on the "Save and continue" button to go to the further step.
  • Step 2. Entering the Submission's Metadata. 
    Author should enter metadata of all authors engaged in the writing process. The information of manuscript title, abstract, and keywords must be filled in the textbox.
  • Step 3. Uploading the Submission
    To upload manuscript to this journal, author should click Browse to find the manuscript file on the hard drive. Choose the file and click Upload button. Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and Continue on the bottom of this page.
  • Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files
    The supplementary file should be uploaded is form A, consisting of Statement of Originality and Copyright Release Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the file, click on Upload button, and click on Save and Continue.
  • Step 5. Confirming the Submission
    Author has to check that all documents are complete. To submit the manuscript to Journal of Family Sciences, click Finish Submission button. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission's progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

Author is able to trace the submission manuscript status including manuscript review and editorial process by logging in to the journal web.


Peer Reviewer Process


Peer Review Process

  1. Every submitted manuscript will be selected by the Editorial Team
  2. The submitted manuscript will be evaluated by Chief Editor and Editorial board based on the suitability of focus and scope Journal of Consumer Sciences within 1 week.
  3. Managing editor will evaluate format and structure of the submitted manuscript base on author guidelines. Manuscript that need revision will be returned to the author and the author must return the revised manuscript within 1 week.
  4. The manuscript that meet standard writing criteria will be forwarded to the reviewer while manuscript that do not meet the standard writing criteria will be returned to the author.
  5. All review process are conducted in a double blind review.
  6. The manuscript reviewed by qualified reviewer selected by chief editor and editorial board. The reviewer should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to chief editor within 2-3 weeks. The recommendation consists of acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision
  7. The author make improvements in accordance with the input and ratings from the reviewers within 1-2 weeks, then the author must submit the revised manuscript to be re-reviewed.
  8. Chief editor asks editorial board to check the suitability of the revised manuscript and decides the manuscript is accepted or not. If the manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by Chief Editor with a statement of reasons for rejection.
  9. After acceptance by Chief editorand Editorial Boards, the manuscript is forwarded to managing editor for layout.
  10. Before publication, Chief Editor and Editorial Board conduct editorial team meeting. Chief Editor would send to the corresponding authors a letter of acceptance and final version of the manuscript.
  1. Manuscripts that have been reviewed and declared accepted are not permitted to be sent to other journals. Otherwise, the author will be black-listed.
  2. Plagiarism screening will be conducted using Turnitin application system. Turnitin creates tools for K-12 and higher education that improve writing and prevent plagiarism. (http://turnitin.com/). Plagiarism screening will also be conducted using Grammarly.




Transfer Of Publication Rights

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Manuscript Autheticity Statement

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Digital Archiving

Journal of Consumer Sciences uses the Indonesian One Search (IOS) system to create distributed archiving systems.


Screening Plagiarism

  1. Plagiarism screening will be conducted using Turnitin application system. Turnitin creates tools for K-12 and higher education that improve writing and prevent plagiarism. (http://turnitin.com/). 
  2. Plagiarism screening will also be conducted using Grammarly.


Charge Policy

Journal of Consumer Science does not charge any fee for submission, article processing, only charge IDR 750.000 for publication of articles.




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