Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Gorontalo Development Review (GOLDER) is a media publication for academics, researchers, and practitioners to publish the results of research and community service in the concept of economic development


The scope of the fields received are:

  • Regional and Urban Economics
  • Economic Development Planning
  • Economic Demography
  • Public Policy and Regional Development
  • International Trade Economy
  • Marine Economic Development
  • The Economy of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Agricultural Economics and Community Empowerment
  • Cooperative economics
  • Sharia Economy



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


  1. Reviewer is chosen and determined based on the decision letter by the Faculty of Economic Gorontalo University.
  2. A reviewer will be given a maximum of 2 (two) texts for review practicality, both in terms of the substance of the problem, research methods, results of research or practicality of reference lists used in the research.
  3. Each reviewer is given the autonomy to recommend to the Editor in accepting or rejecting the text for published.
  4. The time needed for conducting a journal practicality review is aprroximately 2 (two) to 3 (three) months after the text is received by the Reviewer.
  5. In the process of reviewing journal eligibility, for one article will be reviewed by two reviewers, if the results of the review show differences recommendation between the first and second reviewers, the Editor Team will appoint the third reviewer for recommendations on the journal that is.
  6. If the reviewer neglects in the matter late in reviewing the manuscript from the deadline determined or did not carry out a script review, the editor can retract the manuscript to be submitted to another reviewer.
  7. For reviewers who make negligence in the event of being late in carrying out review the manuscript from a predetermined deadline or do not carry out a review of the manuscript, the Editor may not provide rewards as determined.
  8. For reviewers who have finished carrying out the feasibility study of the manuscript in one issue number (not in one issue volume) well and has been published through print or online media, it has the right get rewards as determined.


  1. Access registration: http://www.jurnal.unigo.ac.id/index.php/gdrev/user/register
  2. For confirming registration, prospective reviewers are welcome to fill out Reviewer Identity Form provided in the next attachment and sent back via email to address: [email protected]
  3. Reviewer Form: http://bit.ly/formGolder
  4. For further information please contact: Kalzum R. Jumiyanti / 08114899199

 Peer Review Process

  1. The editor receives the script from the author.
  2. The editor evaluates the manuscript (Denied if it does not meet the criteria)
  3. Screening editors for plagiarism in offline and online databases manually (Denied if large plagiarism is found, contact the author if small redundancy or plagiarism is found for clarification)
  4. Editor sends the script to the reviewer.
  5. Reviewer processes using Blind Review
  6. Reviewer returns the review form to the Editor (with revised text).
  7. Editor's decision (rejected, requires major revisions, needs minor revisions, or received).
  8. Confirm to the author.
  9. If the revision, the author revises the text and must be returned to the editor without delay. Returns of more than three months will be considered as a new shipment.


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 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...


Publication Etic

Gorontalo Development Review (Gorontalo Development Rev. - GOLDER) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Economic, Gorontalo University. This journal is available in print and online and highly respects the publication ethics and avoids any type of plagiarism. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers­­­­­ and the publisher (Faculty of Economic, Gorontalo University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal of GOLDER is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important 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, the publisher and the society.

Faculty of Economic, Gorontalo University as the publisher of GOLDER takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical behavior and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprinting or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on the editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Economic, Gorontalo University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication Decisions

The editor of the Gorontalo Development Review is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

The editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose 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.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

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

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

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

Acknowledgment of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research 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 contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts 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.

Acknowledgment of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should 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. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and 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 another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works. When an 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 cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



Kalzum R. Jumiyanti, S.E., M.Si
Gorontalo Development Review.
Faculty of Economic, Gorontalo University.