Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Management and Economics Journal (MEC-J) is a peer-reviewed and open access journal that focuses on management and economics fields. This journal publishes original articlesreviews, and also interesting case reports. Letters and commentaries of our published articles are welcome.

Subjects suitable for publication include to the following fields of:

- Marketing Management,
- Finance Management,
- Strategic Management,
- Operation Management,
- Human Resource Management,
- E-business,
- Knowledge Management,
- Management Accounting,
- Management Control System,
- Management Information System,
- International Business,
- Economics,
- Business Economics,
- Business Ethics and Suistainable, and
- Entrepreneurship.

The submitted articles in any business related subjects and any research methodology that meet the standards established for publication in the journal. The primary, but not exclusive, audiences are academicians, graduate students, practitioners, and others interested in management and economics research.

The primary criterion for publication is the significance of the contribution an article makes to the literature in management and economics area, i.e., the significance of the contribution and on the rigor of analysis and presentation of the paper. The acceptance decision is made based upon an independent review process that provides critically constructive and prompt evaluations of submitted manuscripts.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


All submitted articles are read by the editorial staff. Those articles evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Articles evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-blind reviewers. Every submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. The Editor of MEC-J has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

To be published in this Journal, a paper should meet general criteria:
- The submitted article must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Provides strong evidence for its conclusions.
- Should be a research result or literature studies in management and economics field
In general, to be acceptable, the article should represent an advance in understanding likely to influence thinking in the field. There should be a discernible reason why the work deserves the visibility of publication in MEC-J rather than the best of the specialist journals.




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 based on Budapest Open access initiative.
All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA).



This journal utilizes LOCKSSIndonesia One Search (IOS)Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), and Indonesian Publication Index (IPI) 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.


Publication Frequency

MEC-J is published three times a year, in April, August, and December and one volume in a one-year calendar.



Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential model for our journal "Management and Economic Journal (MEC-J)". It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

Publication Ethics

Our Publication Ethics is mainly based on Elsevier policies and Committee on Publication Ethics/ COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. These guidelines should be useful for authors, editorial board, and reviewers. These guidelines are intended to be advisory rather than prescriptive, and to evolve over time. We hope that they will be disseminated widely, endorsed by editors and refined by those who use them.

Author’s Responsibilities                                                                  

Reporting standards

Original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should content sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.


Authors will submit only entirely original work, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others.

Plagiarism and copyright

Plagiarism range from the unreferenced use of others published and unpublished ideas, including research grant applications to submission under "new" authorship of a complete paper, sometimes in a different language. It may occur at any stage of planning, research, writing, or publication: it applies to print and electronic versions. All sources should be disclosed, and if large amounts of other people’s written or illustrative material are to be used, permission must be sought. This journal requires authors to declare that the work reported is their own and that they are copyright owner (or else have obtained the copyright owner’s permission).

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in the authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

The corresponding author ensures all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved person are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the result or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock, ownership and honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflict of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental error in published works

When author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.

Reviewer’s Responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decision

Peer review assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who fells unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and with draw from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editors.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviews should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity on overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscript in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connection with any of the authors, companies, or institution connected to the papers.

 The Editorial Board Responsibilities

Publication Decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal’s scope. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff  must not disclosed any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recues themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

The editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.



Screening For Plagiarism

All articles submitted into this journal will be screened for plagiarism using TURNITIN.

 MEC-J (Management and Economics Journal)  will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. All submitted texts will be screened by plagiarism using Turnitin and Plagiarism Checker. The similarities tolerance is no more than 25%. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance then we will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or the to cite the references from where the content has been taken.


Review Guidelines

Responsibility of Peer Reviewer
The peer reviewer is responsible for critiquing by reading and evaluating manuscripts in the field of expertise, then giving constructive advice and honest feedback to the author of the article submitted. Peer reviewers, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, how to increase the strength and quality of the paper, and evaluate the relevance and authenticity of the manuscript.

Before reviewing, please note the following:
- Is the article requested to be reviewed in accordance with your expertise?
If you receive a script that covers the topics that are not appropriate areas of your expertise, please notify the editor as soon as possible. Please recommend an alternative reviewer.

- Do you have the time to review this paper?
The review process must be completed within two weeks. If you agree and require a longer period, notify the editor as soon as possible, or suggest an alternative reviewer.

- Is there any potential conflict of interest?
Meanwhile, conflicts of interest will not disqualify you as a reviewer, disclose all conflicts of interest to the editor before reviewing. If you have any questions about potential conflicts of interest, do not hesitate to contact the editorial office.

Review Process
When reviewing the article, please consider the following:
- Title: is it clearly illustrating the article?
- Abstract: does it reflect the contents of the article?
- Introduction: does it describe the accuracy of matters submitted by the author and clearly state the problem being considered? Typically, the introduction should summarize the context of the relevant research, and explain the findings of the research or other findings, if any, offered for discussion. This research should explain the experiments, hypotheses and methods.

Content of the Article
In order to determine the originality and suitability for the journal, are there any elements of plagiarism over 25% of this paper field? Quick literature search can use certain tools such as Scopus to see if there are similarities from other parts.
If the study had been previously done by other authors, it is still eligible for publication?
is the article is fairly new, fairly deep, and interesting to be published?
does it contribute to knowledge?
does the article adhere to the standards of the journal?

- Is the article in line with the objectives and scope of the journal?

Comprehensive and perfect:
- does the author accurately describe how the data is collected?
- is the theoretical basis or reference used appropriate for this study?
- is the exposure design suitable for the answer to the question?
- is there a decent enough information for you to imitate the research?
- does the article identify following procedures?
- are there any new methods? If there is a new method, does the author explain it in details?
- is there any appropriate sampling?
- have the tools and materials used been adequately explained? and
- does the article exposure describe what type of data is recorded; right in describing the measurement?

This is where the author must explain the findings in his/her research. It should be clearly laid out and in a logical sequence. You will need to consider whether the appropriate analysis has been carried out; the use of statistical tools? If you have a better statistical tools to be used in this study, notify it, and the interpretation need not to be included in this section.

Discussion and Conclusion
- are the claims in this section is supported by the fair results and quite reasonable?
- does the author compare the research results with other previous ones?
- do the results of research written in the article contradict the previous theories?
- does the conclusion explain how a better scientific research to be followed-up?

Tables and Pictures
Is it suitable with the referred explanation by showing data which is easy to to interprete and understanable for the readers?

Writing Styles
- Authors must be critical mostly to the literature systematic review of the issues, which is relevant to the field of study.
- Reviews should be focused on a single topic.
- All exposure should be in English and written in a god and coherent grammar.
- Easy to understand
- Interesting to read

Things that need to be considered
a unique perspective that describes experiences and situations related to issues in marketing management, finance management, strategic management, operation management, human resource management, e-business, knowledge management, management accounting, management control system, management information system, international business, business economics, business ethics and suistainable, and entrepreneurship.

Originality Research
The original data and testing
it must present data that offers a new approach to improve systems, processes, and precision of the tools which are used.

Research policy and observational analysis
it should clarify the feasibility, effectiveness, and implementation on the research results. It is not limited to the topic of marketing management, finance management, strategic management, operation management, human resource management, e-business, knowledge management, management accounting, management control system, management information system, international business, business economics, business ethics and suistainable, and entrepreneurship.

In Practice (case study)
The paper should explain the situation regarding the future challenges in marketing management, finance management, strategic management, operation management, human resource management, e-business, knowledge management, management accounting, management control system, management information system, international business, business economics, business ethics and suistainable, and entrepreneurship, within its conclusions, and things which can be learned.

First Person (Interview)
Book Reviews
Insight Technology (Product Review)

Final Review
- All results of the review submitted by reviewers are confidential
- If you want to discuss the article with a colleague, kindly inform the editor
- Do not contact the author directly.

Ethical issues
- Plagiarism: if you suspect the article is mostly plagiarism from other authors, please let the editor knows the details
- Fraud: It is very difficult to detect a fraud catogory, but if you suspect the results in the article is not true, please inform the editor.

Complete "The Review" by the due date to the editorial office. Your recommendation for the article will be considered when the editor makes a final decision and your honest feedback is highly appreciated.
When you write a comment, please show the part of the comment that is only intended for the editor and parts that can be returned to the author.
Please do not hesitate to contact the editorial office with any questions or problems that you may encounter.



Author Fee

MEC-J (Management and Economics Journal), Starting from the manuscript submission in January  2023, author(s) (excluding Member of Editors/Editorial Board/Active Reviewer) should pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) of IDR 750,000,- per article or IDR 500,000,-  for article collaborating with non-Indonesian authors, once the manuscript was accepted. An invoice will be sent to the Authors whose article was accepted. The accepted articles will not be published until the APC was paid by the Author(s). The APC will be used for the full-text PDF articles cost.