Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Pengabdian Rekayasa dan Wirausaha (JPRW) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Directorate of Research, Community Service, and Community Development at Universitas Syiah Kuala. JPRW serves as a scholarly platform that welcomes a diverse range of research articles stemming from the collaborative efforts of faculty and student researchers. These articles are presented in the form of comprehensive research papers.

JPRW is dedicated to disseminating research outcomes that revolve around community engagement and entrepreneurial endeavors. The journal accommodates quantitative, qualitative, or combined research methodologies, contributing to the convergence of multidisciplinary knowledge. The thematic areas covered by JPRW intersect with fields such as socio-cultural studies, economics, science and technology, and education.


  • Community Engagement: Research outcomes and initiatives related to community service and development. Impactful projects and collaborations between faculty and students aimed at addressing societal challenges. 
  • Entrepreneurship: Exploration of entrepreneurial activities and their role in fostering innovation. Studies on the intersection of entrepreneurship with various academic disciplines and societal sectors. 
  • Methodological Diversity: Encouraging submissions that utilize quantitative, qualitative, or mixed research methods. Embracing diverse research approaches that contribute to a comprehensive understanding of community engagement and entrepreneurship. 

Publication Schedule
JPRW publishes biannually, providing a platform for researchers to share their findings and insights with a wider audience. The journal releases issues in May and November, contributing to the ongoing discourse in the realms of community engagement and entrepreneurship. 

Audience Appeal
For authors, readers, and librarians, JPRW offers a dynamic space to explore and contribute to the evolving landscape of community-focused research and entrepreneurial initiatives. The journal invites scholarly works that bridge theory and practice, fostering a collaborative environment for knowledge exchange and societal impact.

JPRW welcomes submissions that advance the understanding of community engagement and entrepreneurship, providing a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and educators committed to positive societal transformation.



Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Jurnal Pengabdian Rekayasa dan Wirausaha (JPRW) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarly integrity and transparency in the peer review process. Our review policy ensures a rigorous evaluation of submitted manuscripts while upholding the principles of objectivity and anonymity. Here is an overview of our peer review policy and processes:

  1. Number of Reviewers:

    • Each submission to JPRW undergoes a thorough review by a minimum of two anonymous reviewers.
    • Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the relevant field and standing in the academic community.
  2. Review Criteria:

    • Manuscripts are evaluated for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation.
    • Reviewers are guided by these criteria to provide constructive feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the submission.
  3. Double-Blind Review:

    • JPRW employs a double-blind reviewing policy to ensure impartiality.
    • Reviewers' identities are concealed from authors, and authors' identities are likewise hidden from reviewers.
  4. Review Timeframe:

    • The review process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks.
    • Authors will be informed of the results of the review as soon as possible after the evaluation period.
  5. Triage and Editorial Decision:

    • To expedite the review process, the Editors may conduct an initial triage of submissions.
    • Some submissions may be evaluated internally, and decisions may be made without external review for prompt response to authors.
  6. Final Editorial Decision:

    • The Editors' decision is final, and no correspondence can be entered into concerning manuscripts considered unsuitable for publication.
    • All communication, including decision notifications and revision requests, will be conveyed through the submission system and email.
  7. Recruitment of Reviewers:

    • Reviewers are recruited based on their expertise and experience in the specific subject areas covered by JPRW.
    • The Editors strive to engage reviewers with a commitment to academic excellence and ethical standards.

JPRW is dedicated to maintaining a fair and constructive peer review process, ensuring the quality and validity of published articles. We appreciate the valuable contributions of our reviewers and authors in advancing scholarly discourse in the fields of community engagement and entrepreneurship.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Pengabdian Rekayasa dan Wirausaha (JPRW) operates on a biannual publication schedule, releasing issues in the months of May and November each year.

Publication System
JPRW employs a hybrid publication system to best serve our readers and contributors. Our approach involves a combination of collective issue releases and continuous publication of individual items. This dual system is designed to optimize the dissemination of knowledge and maintain a dynamic flow of scholarly content.

Frequency of Publication

  1. Collective Issues:

    • JPRW will publish collective issues with a dedicated Table of Contents in May and November.
    • Each issue will feature a curated selection of articles, ensuring thematic coherence and comprehensive coverage of relevant topics.
  2. Continuous Publication:

    • Individual items, such as research articles, can be published as soon as they are ready.
    • These items will be added to the "current" volume's Table of Contents throughout the year.

About the Journal

  • JPRW's publication system reflects our commitment to providing a timely and accessible platform for the exchange of knowledge in the fields of community engagement and entrepreneurship.
  • Readers can expect biannual collective issues in May and November, offering a consolidated overview of recent research.
  • Additionally, individual items will be continuously published throughout the year, ensuring a steady stream of fresh and impactful contributions to the journal.

We encourage authors and readers to stay engaged with JPRW, anticipating regular releases of high-quality content that contribute to the advancement of scholarship in our focus areas.


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.