Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Mimbar Sekolah Dasar is only focused to publish high-quality articles in the field of elementary education, both theoretical studies and educational practices. The scope of the study is only at the level of elementary education, such as the study of teaching and learning, curriculum and development, assessment and instruction, school management, educational counseling, educational policy, STEM in primary education, etc.

Mimbar Sekolah Dasar also opens opportunities for contributors to explore various educational problems in relation to elementary school students, elementary school teachers, and prospective elementary school teacher students, in various research designs such as Action Research, Classroom Research, Design Based or Developmental Research, Case Studies, Ethnography, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Focus Groups, Live Story Interview, Visual Research, Observational Studies, Discourse Studies, Content Analysis, Corpus Research, Experimental Research, Correlational Studies, Cross-sectional Studies, Comparative Studies, Survey Research, Mixed-Methods Research, Replication Studies, Meta-analysis Studies, Field Research, and Research 2.0.


Section Policies

Original Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

There are three main steps in checking or reviewing the manuscript submitted by the contributors to Mimbar Sekolah Dasar.

First Step:
The editor conducts the initial checking for plagiarism by Turnitin. The manuscript with 24% similarity and above will automatically be rejected. Meanwhile, the free-plagiarism manuscript or with the similarity below or equal to 24% will be proceed to the stage of research design examination. The manuscript that presents good research designs will be immediately preceded to the stage of peer-review. On the contrary, the manuscript that does not present good research designs will be immediately rejected.

Second Step:
The editor distributes the manuscript to the reviewers. Double-Blind Peer Review is employed by Mimbar Sekolah Dasar. Therefore, before submitted to the reviewers, first the editor removes the author(s) identity, such as name, email, and their affiliation. The reviewers examine the manuscript content using form review that has been provided on the journal website through a special login for the reviewers. They provide recommendation on the results of the manuscript for the editor in the type of decisions, namely the manuscript is accepted, revised, or rejected that must be accompanied with the reasons. If two reviewers provide different decisions, the editor will add one other reviewer as the supporter.

Third Step:
The editor sends the result of reviewers reviews to the author(s). If the manuscript must be revised, but the author(s) does not revise and give a response, the manuscript will be rejected. On the other hands, if the manuscript is accepted, the author(s) must be willing to have their article proceeded to the final proofreading stage. If the revised manuscript still contains major revisions, it will be returned back to the reviewers; if it contains minor revisions, editor will check and decide the final decision. During the review process, there is no communication between the author(s) and the reviewers. The communication is only conducted between the editor and the author(s). For every decision made, the author(s) has the right to get clear rationalization.

In conducting the review process, the editors and reviewers refer to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.


Publication Frequency

MSD is published three times a year in April, August and December. Each issue publishes 5-15 articles.


Open Access Policy

Mimbar Sekolah Dasar is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.



Open Journal Systems supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure secure and permanent preservation of the journal (LOCKSS PUBLISHER MANIFEST). To secure Mimbar Sekolah Dasar archives, articles in the form of metadata and PDF are also stored in several places, namely:††

Indonesia One Search by National Library
Indonesian Scientific Journal Database
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Internet Archive

If funding is adequate, Mimbar Sekolah Dasar aims at employing digital preservation services of CLOCKSS or PORTICO.