Focus and Scope

Jurnal Ekonomi dan Pembangunan Indonesia (JEPI) has been published since 2000 by the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Indonesia. The journal has been accredited 'B' as a national academic journal based on the Decree of the Director General for Higher Education Accreditation Number 43/DIKTI/Kep/2008. In 2015, it has got re-accreditation 'B' based on Decree of the Director General for Higher Education Accreditation Number 1/E/KPT/2015 on 21 September 2015 for period 2015-2019. The journal published biannual in January and July. 

JEPI focuses on issues pertaining empirical investigation on Indonesian economy. The journal aims to publish and disseminate high quality publication at national level through blind review process.

The articles published in JEPI are expected to cover wide range topics in economics and employed standard economics analysis tools focusing on Indonesian economy. The topic encompasses various fields of economics, including but not limited to monetary, fiscal, environment and natural resource, industrial organization, regional and urban economics, and international and trade.

It is expected for JEPI to facilitate students, lecturers and researchers to contribute significantly in understanding Indonesian economy. 


Peer Review Process

JEPI adopts the double-blind peer review system that involves two or more reviewer who has expertise and national reputation in the particular field of economics for each article. These reviewers are appointed for each Journal series and managed by the JEPI board of Editor. All submission will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability with the topics set by JEPI. Once the article is accepted by the board of editor, two reviewers will be assigned for each manuscript.

In making judgement whether an article is reasonable for publication, the reviewers are asked four main questions:

  1. Academic depth in terms of the compatibility between research questions and methods
  2. Academic depth in terms of the appropriateness between analysis and conclusion
  3. Accuracy and completeness of the references
  4. Uniqueness and contribution (novelty) of the article

Normally, the process will take between two weeks up to a month to make decision of whether the article is accepted or not. It depends on the review progress by the referees. If an article is accepted, it will take about three months in average for layout editing process.

The submission is assessed using web tools plagiarism Turnitin. JEPI’s policy allows plagiarism <25%, with a maximum of 1% per source.


Publication Ethics

JEPI adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines that ensures a high-quality standard of ethics for authors, editors, and reviewers:


  1. Authors attest that the material has not been previously published and that they have not transferred any rights to the article to another party.
  2. Authors should ensure the originality of their work and must properly cite others work in accordance with the approved references format.
  3. Authors should not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
  4. Authors should make all data and details of their work available to the editors if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  5. Authors of the article should declare any possible conflicts of interest such as their job role, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property.


  1. Editors are responsible for every article published in the JEPI.
  2. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers when making final decisions regarding publication.
  3. An editor must evaluate manuscripts objectively for publication; judging each on its merit without bias towards nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors should decline articles if there is a potential conflict of interest.
  4. Editors must ensure that documents sent to reviewers do not contain private information of the authors and vice versa.
  5. The editor's final decision should be relayed to authors in a timely fashion and will be accompanied by the reviewer's comments, unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
  6. If authors have a well-reasoned objection to a certain individual reviewing their work, editors should respect this request.
  7. Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  8. Editors will be guided by the COPE guidelines if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.


  1. Reviewers are required to comment on possible research, ethical, and publication misconduct if they are suspected.
  2. Reviewers must complete the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor immediately if they cannot complete the work.
  3. Reviewers are to respect the confidentiality of the manuscript.

Reviewers should not accept manuscripts for assessment if they believe there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.


Authorship and Plagiarism

Authorship of articles should be limited to those who have contributed sufficiently to take public responsibility for the contents. These contributions include (a) conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (c) final approval of the version to be published; and (d) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work by ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Submission to the JEPI is interpreted by the journal to mean that all the listed authors have agreed with all of the articles content. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been reached, and for managing all communication between the journal and co-authors before and after publication. Any requests for changes to the author list after submission, such as a change in the order of the authors, or the deletion or addition of authors needs to be accompanied by a letter signed by all original authors. The letter should be scanned and e-mailed to by the submitting author. The JEPI editors assume that on multi-group collaborations, one member of each collaboration, usually the most senior member of each submitting group has accepted responsibility for the contributions to the manuscript from their team.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that:

  1. The article is an original work and does not involve fraud, fabrication, or plagiarism.
  2. The article has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. If accepted by the JEPI, the article will not be submitted for publication to any other journal.
  3. The article contains no defamatory or unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that infringe upon individual privacy, proprietary rights, or any statutory copyright.
  4. They have written permission from owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources from where they were obtained.
  5. All authors have made significant contributions to the study including the conception and design of the article, the analysis of the data, and the writing of the manuscript.
  6. All authors have reviewed the manuscript, take responsibility for its content and approve its publication.
  7. All authors are aware of and agree to the terms of this publishing agreement.

Every article submitted to the JEPI is screened by web tools plagiarism Turnitin. JEPI’s policy allows plagiarism <25%, with a maximum of 1% per source.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice a year.


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.

Readers have right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in JEPI.




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.


Subscription and Purchase

At the moment JEPI appears in printed form. In the near future, we are planning to produce two forms, printed and on-screen format.

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Publication Charge

There is no processing and publishing charges to corresponding author for publishing in JEPI. All of processing and publishing fee will be waived by Department of Economics Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia.

Each contributing author to be delivered five copies of the journal (hardcopy). We encourage authors to promote our Journal to their colleague.



Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published in JEPI are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board or the publisher.


Conflict of Interest Policy

Journal submissions are assigned to editors with minimum potential conflicts of interest. The following relationships between editors and authors are considered conflicts and are avoided: Current colleagues, recent colleagues, recent co-authors, and doctoral students for which editor served as committee chair. After articles are assigned, individual editors are required to inform the managing editor of any conflicts not included in the list above. In the event that none of the editors satisfy all of the conflict screens, co-editors who are least conflicted will be assigned to the manuscript. In addition, co-editors who are least conflicted are assigned for all paper submissions by sitting editors. Journal submissions are also assigned to referees to minimize conflicts of interest. After papers are assigned, referees are asked to inform the editor of any conflicts that may exist.



Editors, authors, and reviewers are required to keep confidential all details of the editorial and peer review process on submitted manuscripts. Unless otherwise declared as a part of open peer review, the peer review process is confidential and conducted anonymously; identities of reviewers are not released. Reviewers must maintain confidentiality of manuscripts. If a reviewer wishes to seek advice from colleagues while assessing a manuscript, the reviewer must consult with the editor and should ensure that confidentiality is maintained and that the names of any such colleagues are provided to the journal with the final report.

Regardless of whether a submitted manuscript is eventually published, correspondence with the journal, referees' reports and other confidential material must not be published, disclosed, or otherwise publicised without prior written consent. Reviewers should be aware that it is our policy to keep their names confidential and that we do our utmost to ensure this confidentiality. We cannot, however, guarantee to maintain this confidentiality in the face of a successful legal action to disclose identity.

JEPI reserves the right to contact funders, regulatory bodies, journals, and the authors’ institutions in cases of suspected research or publishing misconduct.



Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia


Journal History

JEPI has been published since 2000 by the Department of Economics Faculty of Economics, Universitas Indonesia. The journal has been accredited 'B' as a national academic journal based on the Decree of the Director General for Higher Education Accreditation Number 43/DIKTI/Kep/2008. In 2015, it has got re-accreditation 'B' based on Decree of the Director General for Higher Education Accreditation Number 1/E/KPT/2015 on 21 September 2015 for period 2015-2019. The journal published two times a year in January and July.