Review Guidelines

Before you accept or decline an invitation to review, please please note the following questions:

  • Is the article requested to be reviewed in accordance with your expertise? If you receive a manuscript that covers topics that are not appropriate areas of your expertise, please notify the editor or recommend an alternative reviewer.
  • Do you have the time to review this paper? The review process must be completed within two weeks. If you agree and require a longer period, notify the editor or suggest an alternative reviewer.
  • Is there any potential conflict of interest? Meanwhile, conflicts of interest will not disqualify you as a reviewer, disclose all conflicts of interest to the editor before reviewing. 
Review Evaluation
Your review result will help the editor to decide whether or not to publish the articles in our journal. The peer reviewer is responsible for critiquing by reading and evaluating manuscripts in the field of expertise, then giving constructive advice and honest feedback to the author of the article submitted. Peer reviewers, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, how to increase the strength and quality of the paper, and evaluate the relevance and authenticity of the manuscript.
Conducting a review. 
1. Title, abstract, and keywords.
The title of the article should be concise, informative, and describe the article’s content. The abstract should briefly describe the paper's contents: the objectives of the research, the methods, the results achieved, and the major conclusions. The keywords should be specific and reflect what is essential about the article. 
2. Problem Formulation. 
Problem recognition and its significance, Clear problem identification and Appropriate research questions, Coverage of problem complexity, and Well-defined objectives
3. Research Methodology. 
A concise explanation of research methodology is prevalent; Reasons to choose particular methods are well described; Research design is accurate; Sample design is appropriate; Data collection process is proper; Data analysis methods are relevant and state-of-the-art.
4. Research Findings. 
Empirical and theoretical benefits; Economic benefits; Existence of new findings.
5. References. 
References are thoroughly covered in the article; the Recency of references provided is strong; Citations and referencing are employed correctly and truthfully.
6. Article’s Presentation and Systematic Order. 
Framework and The flow of article presentation, Readability, Grammar, and Writing style.
7. Overall Evaluation
The reviewer gives comments on how to improve the papers.
In the end, the reviewer needs to make a recommendation to the editor. The recommendations are as follow:
a. Rejected
b. Major revision*
c. Minor revision*
d. Accepted
*Note about revision. If the revision is required, please indicate to the editor whether or not you would be happy to review the revised article.


The editor will have the final decision on the article whether to accept or reject the article. The editor may request the author to revise the article before making the final decision.



Dear Reviewer, please follow the following steps while submitting your review reports;

 1. Accept to review

 2. Download the manuscript (supplementary files if any),

 3. Submit your review report:

  • You are required to write down your manuscript evaluation on the form provided,
  • Evaluate each part of the article,
  • Provide for recommendations: accepted, minor, major, or rejected
  • Make comments on the paper if possible (MS Word review tool),

 4. Upload the review report:

  • The commented manuscript

 5. Choose your decision and click the button submit.

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Journal title is Zabags International Journal of Engagement
Initial journal is ZIJEn
EISSN 2988-0246
PISSN 2988-6732
Freq: June & December
Publisher: Zabags Qu Publish
Editor-in-chief: Dr. Zaenal Abidin, M.Pd.I

ZIJEn is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement. This includes highlighting innovative endeavors; critically examining emerging issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities; and reporting on studies of impact in the areas of public service, outreach, engagement, extension, engaged research, community-based research, community-based participatory research, action research, public scholarship, service-learning, community service and developing research of community engagement.

ZIJEn is a high-quality open access peer-reviewed research journal that is published by the Zabags Qu Publish. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 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.