Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Didache: Journal of Christian Education provides a vehicle for the scholarly interchange of research findings relative to every level of Christian education. Particular emphasis is given to Christian schooling within the Protestant tradition as well as to research findings from other traditions which have implications for such schools.

The purposes of the Didache: Journal of Christian Education are (1) to stimulate inquiry among scholars of Christian education on topics of common interest, (2) to serve as a clearinghouse for the organization and diffusion of emerging research on the Christian school, and (3) to communicate research findings that inform Christian educators as well as the wider society.

Articles and materials in Didache: Journal of Christian Education fall into four general categories:

Church education
This field includes categorical education, catechesis, church education programs

Indonesian context education
This section covers research in the field of education in churches, schools,and communities related to local wisdom in Indonesia.

Teaching and professional practice
This section includes pedagogical practice and curriculum matters related to specific subjects; action research projects; resources; 'cameos' or ‘snapshots’ of effective and innovative classroom practice.

Research and scholarship
A scholarly section that is comprised of refereed / peer reviewed articles including essays, philosophical papers, theological papers, biblical papers, research reports, and reviews or critiques of issues that are of special interest.

Educational administration
This category incorporates articles on school administration including relationships to the law, organisational culture and climate, decision making, human resources management and school development.

Reflections, impressions and experiences
A section that contains book reviews, conference notices and reports, reflections, impressions and experiences of Christian educators, including other matters of relevance and interest.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection softaware to do the similarity checking.

The research article submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.

The Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic  issue.


Publication Frequency

Didache: Journal of Christian Education published twice a year in June and December


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.



Didache: Journal of Christian Education has electronic backup and preservation of access to the content of its journals via PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN). This can be seen at Publisher Manifest.

PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PN ensures that journals that are not part of any other digital preservation service (such as CLOCKSS or Portico) can be preserved for long-term access. For additional details about the PKP PN, Please kindly see the high-level overview (an early discussion document).



To maintain and ensure the originality of the manuscripts, each submitted manuscript will be checked for similarity (similarity check) using the Turnitin software. The allowable similarity tolerance limit is a maximum of 20%. Manuscripts that exceed the 20% similarity limit will be returned. Implementation of similarity check after the submitted script is declared in accordance with Focus & Scope Didache: Journal of Christian Education



This Publication Ethics refers to The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


  1. Publication Decision. Didache Editor is responsible for deciding articles to be published from accepted articles. This decision is based on validation of the article as well as the contribution of the article to researchers and readers. In carrying out its duties, the Editor is guided by the policy of the editorial board and is subject to legal provisions that need enforcement such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor can discuss with the editor or other reviewer in making the decision.
  2. Objective Assessment. The editor evaluates a script based on its intellectual content without any discrimination in religion, ethnicity, ethnicity, gender, nation, and so on.
  3. Confidentiality. Editor and editorial staff should not disclose any information about the manuscript received to anyone, other than the author, reviewer, prospect reviewer, and editorial board.
  4. Conflicts of Interest. The material of the article submitted to Didache Journal has not been published and should not be used for personal research editors without the written permission of the author. Information or ideas obtained through blind reviews must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The editor must refuse to review the manuscript if the editor has a conflict of interest, due to a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company or institution dealing with the manuscript.
  5. Cooperation in Investigation. The editor must take responsive steps if there are ethical-related complaints on submitted texts or on published articles. The editor may contact the screen writer and give consideration to the complaint. The editor may also communicate further to the relevant institution or research institution. When complaints are resolved, things such as publication of corrections, withdrawals, statements of concern, or other records, need to be considered.



  1. Contribution to Editor's Decision. Blind peer review by reviewers helps editors in making decisions and can help authors improve their writing through editorial communication between reviewers and authors. Peer review is an important component in formal scholarly communication and scientific approach.
  2. Timeliness. If the assigned reviewer feels unqualified for a review of a script or knows that it is impossible to review in a timely manner, the assigned reviewer should notify the editor immediately.
  3. Confidentiality. Any submitted manuscript for review should be treated as a confidential document. The text should not be disclosed to or discussed with anyone else unless it has been authorized by the editor.
  4. Objective. Review must be done objectively. The personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The reviewer must convey his or her views clearly accompanied by a supportive argument.
  5. Completeness and Authenticity Reference. The reviewer should identify the publication works that have not been quoted by the author. A statement of previously published observations or arguments must be accompanied by relevant citations. Reviewers shall notify the editors of substantial similarities or overlaps between manuscripts being reviewed with other published posts, in accordance with reviewer's knowledge.
  6. Conflict of Interest. Unpublished article material should not be used in a reviewer's personal research without including written permission from the author. Information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should refuse reviewing the manuscript if a reviewer has a conflict of interest, due to a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company or institution dealing with the work.



  1. Standard of Writing. The author should present accurate papers / articles on the research conducted and present an objective discussion of the significance of the study. Research data should be presented accurately in the article. An article should be sufficiently detailed with sufficient reference to enable others to replicate the work. Inaccurate fraud or presentation of papers is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  2. Access Research Data. Authors may be required to provide raw data on the articles to be reviewed and should be able to provide public access to such data where possible, and should be able to retain such data within a reasonable time after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism. Plagiarism in all forms is unethical in the publication of scientific papers and is unacceptable. The author must ensure that all the work presented is original, and if the author has used the work and / or the words of others, then the author must present the quotation appropriately. There are various forms of plagiarism, such as acknowledging someone else's writing into their own writing, copying or rewriting substantial parts of the work of others without mentioning the source, and claiming the results of research done by others. Self-plagiarism or auto plagiarism is one form of plagiarism. Oto plagiarism is to quote the results or sentences of their own published works without mentioning the source.
  4. Posting Terms of Posts. Authors may not publish the same script in more than one journal. Applying the same script to more than one journal is an unethical behavior in the publication of scientific papers and is unacceptable.
  5. Inclusion of Reference Resources. Correct recognition of the work of others must always be done. The author should mention the influential publications in the preparation of his work. Personally-acquired information, such as in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, may not be used or reported without the prior written consent of the source of such information.
  6. Authorship Posts. The author is the person who has contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the article. All those who have contributed significantly are listed as co-authors. Corresponding authors should ensure that all co-authors have been included in the text, and that all co-authors have read and approved the final version of the work and have approved the submission of the manuscript for publication.
  7. Errors in published articles. When the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, the author is responsible to promptly notify the editor of the journal, and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the article. If the editor obtains information from a third party that a work of publication contains significant misunderstandings, the author is responsible for promptly withdrawing or correcting the text or providing evidence to the editor regarding the accuracy of the original article.