Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Diligentia: Journal of Theology and Christian Education is a scientific journal published by the Department of Christian Religion Education, Teachers College, University of Pelita Harapan. The journal covers academic research in the field of theology, Christian worldview, Christian education, and integration of faith and education. Diligentia is published triannually in September, January and May, and started in 2019.

 

Section Policies

EDITORIAL

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ARTICLES

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BOOK REVIEWS

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted will go through the evaluation process with a system of double-blind peer review by at least two reviewers selected by the Editorial Board with at least one of whom is a member of the Editorial Board. Reviewers are appointed under consideration of expertise and suitability to the subject. Results of the evaluation will be communicated within 2-3 months. On the basis of reviewers’ comments and recommendations, the Editorial Board will decide whether the manuscript is accepted without revision, accepted with revisions required, or rejected. The revised manuscript should be returned to the Editorial Board within a predetermined time.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal is published in September, January, and May.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  This access is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access

 

Archiving

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...

 

Author Fees Policy

There are no author fees or author processing charges required for publication in DILIGENTIA.

 

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites and institutional or funder repositories after publication. The final published PDF version should be used and bibliographic details that credit the publication in this journal should be included.

 

Competing Interest Policy

A competing interest is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of research or non-research articles" (with acknowledgement and thanks to PLoS).  Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise in relationship to an organization or another person. Declaring all potential competing interests is a requirement and is integral to the transparent reporting of research.

1) Authors must declare all relevant competing interests for consideration during the review process.

2) Editors (professional or academic, paid or unpaid) and reviewers must declare their own competing interests and if necessary, recuse themselves from involvement in the assessment of a paper.

3) Anyone who comments on or rates published papers in DILIGENTIA must declare their competing interests at the time of posting their comments and/or rating.

 

Complaints Policy (as per COPE Guidelines)

Complaints should be sent via e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief at editor.diligentia@uph.edu. In your complaint, please clearly describe the nature, circumstances, and subject of the complaint.  All complaints will be addressed promptly following the best practice in the ethics of scholarly journal publishing

 

Ethics and Misconduct Policy

DILIGENTIA and its editors will take reasonable "steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others." In no case shall DILIGENTIA or its editors "encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place." In the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article, we will follow COPE's Guidelines for dealing with allegations. [With acknowledgement and thanks to DOAJ

 

Plagiarism Policy

As already stated in the above Ethics and Misconduct Policy, Diligentia and its editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where plagiarism has occurred. Editors and reviewers will use Turnitin: https://www.turnitin.com/ as an official screening tool to assist the checking process with 25% limit of similarities.

In no case shall Diligentia or its editors "encourage such misconduct, or knowling allow such misconduct to take place." In the event that we are made aware of any allegation of plagiarism relating to a published article, we will follow COPE's Guidelines for dealing with allegations. [With acknowledgement and thanks to DOAJ.]