About the Journal

Journal of Environmental and Development Studies (JEDS) is a peer-reviewed journal published by TALENTA (Universitas Sumatera Utara's Journals Publisher) and managed by Postgraduate School, Universitas Sumatera Utara. This journal is published two times a year in March and September, and all papers are written in English. It will be managed by following the scientific publication policy either national or international. The aims of this journal are to provide a place for graduate students, academicians, researchers, and practitioners to interchange and publish original research or review articles related to the domain of environmental and development studies. 

This journal published two times a year in February and August, and all papers written in English. The author can submit articles in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Authors who submit articles in Bahasa Indonesia will be charged for translation fee.

As our commitment to the advancement of science, the Journal of Environmental and Development Studies follows an open-access policy that allows the published articles freely available online without any subscription. These articles will be indexed periodically by Google Scholar, Indonesian Publication Index (Garuda Portal), and other reputable indexing institutions. Furthermore, the journal will be registered to Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia to acquire national accreditation after 2 years of publication.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (IJAU) will be evaluated through two review parts. These parts are pre-review and substance review.

The pre-review of the article is aimed at reviewing the conformity of the manuscript with the journal focus and scope as well as the journal style and specific IJAU writing guidelines. Besides, the journal editor will check the plagiarism level using Turnitin to ensure this article has not been published. Only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered for review.

After the manuscripts passed the pre-review stage, the manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent referees who are experts in the related area. This journal uses a Double-Blind Peer Review Process, where the duration of review is 3-10 weeks. The reviewer may request a re-review after the author revises his/her article (if necessary). The return of a reviewed manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the revised manuscript for publication. The final decision will be based on the comments of reviewers, upon their second review of the revised manuscript.

The Journal editor (authorized by Editor in Chief) will decide whether the article will be published or not, based on the recommendations from reviewers. The articles which have been declared accepted will be published before the regular issue is published on schedule, as Article in Press.