Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Vocational and Automotive Engineering publisher in vocational education and automotive engineering. The focus on papers that will be influential in their field or across fiels and will significantly advance understanding in the following topics: automotive engineering, vocational education in automotive, management and industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, ergonomic, aerodynamics, environmental, and entrepreneurship. It provides an academis platform for reserchers and professionals to contribute innovate in the field.


Section Policies


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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.




Author Guidelines

1. Manuscripts should include research findings related to Indonesian language teaching and Indonesian language and literature

2. Manuscripts are free from plagiarism practices and have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors hoping to submit their articles to JOVAE have to sign a statement which declares such a thing. Please download the Declaration Form.

3. Manuscripts are written in Bahasa Indonesia and they should range from 3.000 to 6.000 words.

4. All submissions must be word processed in A4 (21 x 29,7 cm) Times News Roman, single spaced. Paper margins should be set as 2,5 cm (left) and 3 cm (top, bottom, and right).

5. Prior to submitting an article through the online submission system, authors are required to register first and then follow five steps of article submission.

6. The systematic of the manuscripts consist of: title, authors name, authors affiliation, and authors affiliation address, main author’s email, DOI (provided by the editors), abstract and keywords, introduction, method, research findings and discussion, conclusion, and references. Please download article template.

7. Manuscripts’ titles must be capitalized, centred, 14 points, and bold. Titles written in Bahasa Indonesia must not exceed 12 words and titles written in English must not exceed 10 words.  Formal heading sections must be written as follows.



If accepted for publication, the copyright of the article belongs to the author. Copyright includes the exclusive right to reproduce or transmit manuscripts in any form and media: reprint, produce photographs, microfilm, or translated versions of the manuscript. Increasing parts of this journal, storage and transmission of databases of any form or media, such as electronic copies, electrostatic and mechanical copies, photocopies, recordings, magnetic media and so on are permitted without permission. JOVAE: Journal of Vocational and Automotive Engineering  allow readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link the fulltext of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose. However, it can not be used for commercial purposes.

JOVAE: Journal of Vocational and Automotive Engineering is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


Peer Review Process

Article sent to JOVAE: Journal of Vocational and Automotive Engineering undergo two review processes. Papers are first screened by the editors to ensure that the submission guidelines have been met. If a submission passes through the first review process, it will be assigned to reviewers while for those which do not pass the process will be returned to the authors. 

Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers through a blind review process. Reviewers would evaluate the manuscript substances, including the research originality, novelty, methodology, and contribution to science. Reviewers are responsible to make a decision on the article status based on the results of the evaluation. If reviewers do not agree each other, the editors would ask the third reviewer’s opinion. The results of the review would be sent by the editors back to the author with a note (one of the following): accepted without revision, accepted after major revision, accepted after minor revision, rejected. 

The review process until final decision lasts within 4-8 weeks. However, the review process may take longer depending on the reviewers’ responses and the review cycle. Manuscripts sent back to INDONESIA: Jurnal Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesiaafter revision can be reassigned to the reviewers according to the reviewers’ availability, editors’ decision, and the number of revisions to be made.


Publication Ethics

JOVAE: Journal of Vocational and Automotive Engineering publication ethics refer to Cope of Publication Ethic (COPE) set by Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) through Peraturan Kepala LIPI Number 5 Year  2014 on Scientific Publication Ethics. COPE contracts all parties involved in JOVAE manuscript publication processes: publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors. JOVAE concerns three principles underlying scientific publication ethics, including (1) neutrality, i.e. free from conflict of interests, (2) fairness, i.e. provision of authors’ rights, and (3) honesty, i.e. free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.  

In relation to COPE LIPI (Peraturan Kepala LIPI Number 5 Year 2014 on Scientific Publication Ethics), there are four pillars of scientific publication that need to be referred to: (1) practices related to publisher tasks, that include establishing policy and publication programs, facilitating editors and reviewers work, respecting editors and reviewers decision, as well as determining sponsors and selecting the third parties. In publication practices, publisher is obliged to guarantee submissions which comply with the Scientific Publication Ethics as a whole. In terms of sponsorship, publisher needs to make sure that sponsors and the third parties do not complicate rewards and influence journal policy and programs; (2) practices associated with editors tasks, that include making a decision related to the publication of the manuscript, regulating reviews of the manuscript, as well as assuring the fairness of the results of the manuscript reviews, the confidentiality of the content, and protecting it from manuscript manipulation. (3) practices related to reviewers tasks, that include reviewing manuscripts either openly or in private, checking the accuracy and the authenticity of data sources, references, and concepts, as well as the objectivity of the content, and performing a neutral review. (4) practices related to authors tasks, that are to examine practices related to authors tasks including the authority of the manuscript, the statement of the originality of the manuscript, the detection of the manuscript duplication possibility, the acknowledgement of sponsorship, authority statements, and the statement of the sources of research funding.

Followings are rules and responsibilities of the publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors in details.