Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MAHACITA : Jurnal Pecinta Alam dan Lingkungan dipublikasikan oleh Direktorat Kemahasiswaan dan Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa (UKM) Pencinta Alam (MAHACITA) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. Terbit 1 tahun dua kali pada bulan Juli and Desember. Menerima naskah artikel baik penelitian kuantitatif, penelitian kualitatif, penelitian metode campuran, Penelitian dan Pengembangan (R&D) serta pengabdian kepada masyarakat yang ditulis dalam Bahasa Indonesia atau bahasa Inggris.

MAHACITA : Jurnal Pecinta Alam dan Lingkungan berperan dalam melakukan penguatan terhadap Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) melalui penelitian dan pengabdian pada masyarakat untuk bidang lingkungan yang mencakup tujuan air bersih dan sanitasi layak, kota dan pemukiman yang berkelanjutan, konsumsi dan produksi yang bertanggung jawab, penanganan perubahan iklim serta ekosistem lautan dan ekosistem daratan.

MAHACITA : Jurnal Pecinta Alam dan Lingkungan, menerbitkan artikel yang memberikan kontribusi bagi pengembangan ilmu pengetahuan dan praktik pada bidang sumber daya alam dan lingkungan. Topik publikasi artikel pada bidang 

  1. Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam dan Lingkungan yang terdiri dari Pengelolaan Lingkungan, Ekologi Lingkungan, Pembangunan dan Lingkungan, Analisis Mengenai Dampak Lingkungan, Perencanaan dan Penatausahaan Lingkungan, Kesehatan Lingkungan, Teknik Lingkungan dan Pencemaran Lingkungan, dan Sistem Informasi Lingkungan, lingkungan sosial dan budaya serta pendidikan lingkungan hidup; 
  2. Manajemen Pariwisata yang terdiri dari Destinasi Pariwisata, Pariwisata Berkelanjutan, Ekowisata, Manajemen Pemasaran Pariwisata, Perilaku Wisatawan, Industri dan Investasi Pariwisata, Teknologi dan Informasi Bisnis Pariwisata, Manajemen Sumber Daya Manusia Pariwisata serta Perencanaan dan Kebijakan Pariwisata,


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must fit into the focus and scope of MAHACITA : Jurnal Pecinta Alam dan Lingkungan  and follow the author guidelines of this journal. The review process uses peer review.

The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merits and novelties. Author(s) should present their manuscripts honestly without fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or inappropriate data manipulation. Author(s) are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking.

Submitted manuscripts are evaluated by two or more reviewers for understanding their contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments for improving the contents of the manuscripts. Editor(s) also check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in this journal by using Turnitin similarity checker software. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: Accept Submission, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review, Resubmit Elsewhere, and Decline Submission.

Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief. 


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.


Publication Frequency

Each volume of the journal contains two issues which published in July and December. Every issue consisted of 5 articles and therefore, every volume consisted 10 articles.


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.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons -ShareAlike 4.0 Internasional (CC BY-SA 4.0).




Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

(Based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journals published by Direktorat Kemahasiswaan dan Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa Pecinta Alam (MAHACITA)  is process of permanent knowledge improvement. 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 behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

Direktorat Kemahasiswaan dan Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa Pecinta Alam (MAHACITA) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia takes their duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognise 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, Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.

Duties of authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor 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 editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate 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. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interest.


Plagiarism Screening

The manuscript that submitted into this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism checker. All manuscripts will be checked that they are free from plagiarism practice (less than 20% similarities). If there an indication of plagiarism (higher than 20% similarities), the manuscript will instantly be rejected.





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.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Internasional (CC BY-SA 4.0).


Indexing and Reputation

Indexing by google scholar, Indonesia one Search, Garba Rujukan Digital (Garuda)



MAHACITA : Jurnal Pecinta Alam dan Lingkungan  is an open access journal. Since manuscript submission year 2018, Author(s) should not pay any processing fees and submissions fees for article processing (free of charge). Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.





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