Focus and Scope

Convergence: The Journal of Economic Development is focused on publishing research articles in the field of economics, both theoretically and empirically covering development economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, industrial economics, public economics, monetary economics, natural resource economics and regional economics.

Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All articles was sent by the author will be read by the editorial team for later review based on criteria established by Convergence: The Journal of Economic Development. The criteria in question are those that are in accordance with the format of writing scientific articles and are provided as well as still referring to the area and focus of research in this journal. Manuscripts in accordance with the existing provisions will be reviewed through a double blind reviewer process. That is, reviewers do not know the ownership of the article being reviewed, and so do the authors. In this case, the writer also does not know who reviewed their article. It is intended that the assessment conducted by the reviewer can take place objectively and without intervention from any party. Reviewers in this journal are academics who are experts in their fields. After the review process is carried out by reviewers, the decision and authority of the article to be published are in the Editor. Then the editor will make a decision based on recommendations from reviewers, related to the decision regarding the manuscript being rejected or accepted provided the manuscript must be revised or the manuscript immediately accepted.

Publication Frequency

Convergenge: The Journal of Economic Development  published twice a year (June and December).

Open Access Policy

Convergence: The Journal of Economic Development provides open access directly to content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports global exchanges that are greater than knowledge. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link to the full text of this article, or use it for other legitimate purposes under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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Publication Ethics

Obligations of the Author :

  1. 1. The research presented must be research that contains accurate data. Articles are written must be supported by adequate evidence and references. Doing fraud by writing inaccurate data and statements is a form of action that is not commendable and unacceptable.
  2. 2. The author is asked to provide raw data and documents in connection with editorial interests. And can show and still have the data in question after the publication of the manuscript.
  3. 3. The author must be able to ensure that the manuscript that has been written is an original work. And include quotes as references correctly.
  4. 4. Authors are not permitted to publish articles that describe the same research, at the same time to other journals or publications. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal, at the same time, is an unethical act.
  5. 5. The author must acknowledge and include references from the citation of the manuscript that has been published correctly.
  6. 6. All who have contributed significantly to the research manuscripts must be written as authors in the article manuscript. All authors have seen and approved the final manuscript of the article. In addition, the authors have also approved submissions for publication.
  7. 7. All writers must express their perspectives that can influence the results of their manuscript interpretation.
  8. 8. When a writer finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, the author's obligation is to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work together to withdraw or correct the article's manuscript.

Obligations of the Editor :

  1. 1. When evaluating manuscripts for publication, editors are obliged not to look at race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the author.
  2. 2. The editor and editorial staff are obliged not to disclose any information about the manuscript to anyone, other than to the authors, reviewers, publishers and interested parties during the process of publishing the article manuscript.
  3. 3. Unpublished material described in the manuscript sent to the editor is not permitted to be used in the research of other parties without the written consent of the main author.
  4. 4. The editorial board responsible for deciding which articles to publish. After going through the work validation process. The editorial team guided by applicable policies and limited by legal requirements that will apply to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. All the editors will discuss in making the decision.
  5. 5. The editor is obliged to evaluate the originality of the work. The editor organizes and conducts peer review fairly and wisely. The editor is obliged to explain the peer-review process carried out by reviewers to the authors clearly. At the same time, show the parts that need improvement. The editor is obliged to use the right peer reviewer on each article manuscript received. After that, submit it to people who have sufficient expertise by considering the reviewer's expertise. The goal is to avoid those who have conflicts of interest.

Obligations of reviewers :

  1. 1. The reviewer assists the editor in making decisions during the process of publishing the manuscript. Each selected reviewer who feels he is not eligible to review the research that is to be published or can’t carry out the review process, must notify the editor and resign from the review process.
  2. 2. Reviews carried out by reviewers must be objective. Reviewers must explain their views clearly with supporting arguments. Personal criticism of the author should not be done.
  3. 3. Each manuscript received by a reviewer for review must be treated as a confidential document. The reviewer is not permitted to show and discuss with others except as permitted by the editor.
  4. 4. Information or interesting ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers may not consider manuscripts where they have conflicts of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with any author, company or institution connected with the article manuscript.
  5. 5. Reviewers must identify that the manuscript of the article has used quotes and references correctly. Reviewers are also permitted to give an opinion to the editor regarding the presence or absence of substantial or overlapping similarities between the manuscripts being considered with the manuscript of the article that has been published. 

Submission Preparation Checklist:

  1. 1. Manuscripts submitted must have never been published and are not being submitted to other journals and publishers. 
  2. 2. The submitted manuscript must be in accordance with the Convergence: The Journal of Economic Development template, including the style and bibliography described in the Author Guidelines.
  3. 3. During the submission process, the author is required to examine the manuscript so that it complies with the rules and conditions. If a manuscript is found that does not comply with the provisions, the manuscript can be returned.
  4. 4. The file submission of the manuscript is within Ms.Word's format.
  5. 5. Manuscript length ranges from 12-25 pages
  6. 6. Attach the latest plagiarism test result, with a maximum result of 25%.

Indexing and Abstracting


Author Fees

This journal does not impose fees on the authors

Article Submission     : 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication      : 600.000 (IDR)

This journal impose fees on the authors

Article Submission     : 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication      : 600.000 (IDR)

ONLY article that HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED are required to pay fee publication. 

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