Focus and Scope
Empati: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial is a peer-reviewed journal on social welfare and social work, offering access to a better understanding of social welfare in Indonesia and developments through the publication of articles and research reports. EMPATI emphasizes on social welfare and social work practice in Indonesia, and intended to communicate original researches and current issues on various subjects such as on human service organizations, children, elderly, disability, economy, policy, health, gender, age, class, mental health, etc. The Journal includes a science integration, Islamic and Indonesianness features. The Journal provides an interdisciplinary forum to which academics and professionals working in the fields of social welfare. All articles will be reviewed prior to publication. Each author is solely responsible for the content of published articles.
This journal encompasses original research articles and review articles, including:
- Studies in Social Welfare
- Studies in Social Work
- Human Service Organizations
- Book Reviews
- Special Issues
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
Peer Review Process
Criteria for publication
Empati: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial, welcomes articles related to subjects for publications. Papers shall be selectively chosen or rejected of which may need revisions and further peer-reviewered when accepted. As set for publication in the Journal, a paper should meet the following general criterias:
- Presenting considerable evidence for its conclusions.
- Clear novelty.
- Distinct significance for scientists in the field.
- Open for inter or multidisciplinary studies.
The acceptable paper should represent an outstanding comprehension to inspire a development thinking and practice of the field.
The review process
All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by Editors. Papers suitable in accordance to editorial criterias are for further full peer review, or if insufficient to general interest annd otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly based on internal and external advice from reviewer specialists in the field.
The potential manuscripts to readership interest are sent for further review, at least by two reviewers. The editors then take a decision based on the reviewers' recommendation.
Reviewer selection is essential for publication process based on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and experience of reviewing the publication process.
Writing the review
The main purpose of the review is to provide the editors with the information needed to determine the accepted manuscripts. The review should also advise the authors as to how they can standardly comply with editorial requirements. A constructive and critics review should explain the weaknesses of their manuscripts, so that authors can understand the basis for the decision and see in broad terms what needs to be performed to improve the manuscripts. This is secondary to the other functions, however, and reviewer should not feel obliged to provide a detailed, constructive advice to the authors of papers that do not meet the criteria for the journal (as outlined in the letter from the editor when asking for the review).
We conduct double-blind review where authors and the reviewer are unknown to each other. Unless the reviewers feel so strongly to identify the author, nonetheless, we prefer that reviewers are anonymous throughout the review process and beyond.
Peer-review publication policies
All contributions submitted to the specialists for social welfare area that are selected for peer-review. No less than two selected reviewers read the proposed articles.
Ethics and security
EMPATI : Journal of Social Welfare editors may seek advice about submitted papers not only from technical reviewers but also on any aspect of a paper that raises concerns. These may include, for example, ethical issues or issues of access to data or materials. Occasionally, concerns may also relate to the implications to society of publishing a paper, including threats to security. In such circumstances, advice will usually be sought simultaneously with the technical peer-review process. Overall, publishing decisions, the ultimate decision as to whether to publish is the responsibility of the editor of the journal concerned.
Open Access Policy
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 is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative
Budapest Open Access Initiative
An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.
For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibility, readership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.
The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
While the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.
To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies.
I. Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.
II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.
Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.
The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.
We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.
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...
Empati: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial is a peer-reviewed journal on Social Welfare, provide readers with a better understanding of education in the Muslim world, present developments through the publication of articles and research reports. EMPATI specializes on Social Welfare in Indonesia, and is intended to communicate original researches and current issues on the subject. All articles will be reviewed by experts before accepted for publication. Each author is solely responsible for the content of published articles.
Empati: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial is an open-access journal. Authors are not obliged to pay for article processing and DOI maintenance once their articles have been accepted. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.