Peer Review Process is a process in which journals assess the quality of manuscripts prior to publication, are reviewed by relevant experts in their fields to review and comment on accepted manuscripts. This process aims to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in Gestalt : Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual.

The Peer Review Process is basically a quality control mechanism, where experts evaluate manuscripts with the aim of ensuring the quality of published manuscripts. However, the peer reviewer does not make a decision to accept or reject the article, but provides a decision recommendation. In journals, decision-making authority rests solely with the journal editor or the journal's editorial board.

Gestalt : Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual uses a double-blind (double-blind peer-reviewed) type of review, namely the reviewer does not know the name of the author of the article, and the author does not know who reviewed the article.

Peer Review Steps:

  • Article submission. The author sends the manuscript to Gestalt : Jurnal Desain Komunikasi Visual via OJS by registering first.
  • Assessment of the Editorial Team. The editorial team checks the manuscript to ensure it is inaccordance with the journal template or not. The quality of the manuscript is not rated at this time.
  • Assessment by the Editor in Chief. The editor-in-chief checks that the manuscript is suitable for the journal, has at least 80% originality, and is interesting. Otherwise, the paper may be rejected without further review.
  • Peer Reviewer Invitation. Editors send invitations and attach a review form to reviewer/reviewer partners who have appropriate fields of knowledge with the article.1 article reviewed by 2 reviewers.
  • Response to the Invitation. Reviewers consider the invitation with their expertise, and willingness. They then accept or reject. Where possible when refusing, they suggest alternative review partners.
  • Review Conducted. Reviewer partners set aside time to read articles and make detailed point-by-point notes. The length of time for the review process is a maximum of 2 weeks. The review is then sent back to the editor with a recommendation to accept or reject it or with a request for revision.
  • Journal Evaluating Review. The editor considers all returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews are very different, the editor may invite additional reviewersfor additional opinions before making a decision.
  • Decisions Communicated. Editors send decisions to authors including relevant reviewer partner comments.
  • Stages of revision. If accepted, the manuscript is sent to production. If it is rejected or sent back, the author is asked to revise according to the results of the bestari partner review. After the manuscript is revised by the author, the article is sent back to the editor. The editor reviews and sends back to reviewer until the article recommendation is accepted. The editor reviews the article and decides to accept the article and then sends it to the copyeditor
  • Copyeditor reviews grammar, writing systematics, giving metadata, giving page numbers, and arranging layouts.

Publication. The whole process of publishing articles is done electronically. After the peer review process from the reviewers is complete, the Journal Editor is tasked with deciding which articles are worthy of publication, taking into account the results of the initial review from the editorial team, the validity of the articles from the reviewers, the benefits and contributions of the substance of the articles in the context of developing legal science for researchers, academics, and practitioners, particularly about the development of legal substance locally, nationally, and internationally.