Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

INSEARCH focus on the dissemination of scientific research in the field of Information System and Information Technology. We invite researchers, academics, practitioners to join us, submitting your original manuscripts. The journal's scope includes but not limited to the following fields:

  • IS Development and Management,
  • IS Project Management,
  • IS Quality and Satisfaction Analysis,
  • Enterprise Resource Planning System,
  • Customer Relationship Management System,
  • Supply Chain Management System,
  • IT Audit and its Methodology,
  • IT Governance and its Methodology,
  • Human-Computer Interaction,
  • Social Informatics,
  • Information Security and Risk Management,
  • Cryptography and its application,
  • Distance Learning and its application,
  • Geographic Information System (GIS),
  • Decision Support System,
  • Expert System,
  • Data Mining,
  • Big Data and its application.

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Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Research articles or manuscripts submitted to INSEARCH are initially reviewed by the editors for general fit with the INSEARCH focus and scope and for the writing quality. Only those research articles meeting the INSEARCH focus and scope will be sent to reviewers for a double blind review. Review time is typically 1-3 months. Two reviewers will be assigned to evaluate the research articles or manuscripts on the basis of their expertise. Reviewers are expected to return their reviews within 2 weeks. A third reviewer will be appointed in case one of the reviewers disagrees upon the quality of the research article for publication. The assigned reviewers evaluate the research articles by using a standard manuscript evaluation form. They are required to treat all the information in the research articles as confidential. Views of the assigned reviewers serve as a guide to INSEARCH editors to make a final decision on the research articles. Final decision always belongs to INSEARCH. Those manuscripts that are judged by the editors and assigned editors to be inappropriate are rejected promptly without external reviews.

The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:

  1. Accept as written without any revisions.
  2. Accept with minor revisions (a second round of review is not necessary).
  3. Accept with major revisions (a second round of review will be necessary).
  4. Reject (the paper is not suitable for publication).


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.



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Publication Ethics

INSEARCH focus on the dissemination of scientific research in the field of Information System and Information Technology

INSEARCH published publication online version of 2775-4669 (e-ISSN) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Program Studi Sistem Informasi UIN Imam Bonjol Padang. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the Author, the Chief Editor, the Editorial Board, the Peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the Publisher. 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 INSEARCH 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.
Program Studi Sistem Informasi UIN Imam Bonjol Padang as publisher of INSEARCH takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Program Studi Sistem Informasi UIN Imam Bonjol Padang and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication Decisions
The editor of INSEARCH 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
An 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.