Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow the journal's 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 software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using Turnitin software. It will be evaluated in the office, whether it is suitable for Hexagon: JIPM focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and similarity score by using Turnitin.

The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous referees for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation (double-blind peer review). Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses. 

The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterward, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.

Review Outcomes

Utilizing feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make a final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 4 to 8 weeks. Decision categories include:

1. Reject - Rejected manuscripts will not be published and authors will not have the opportunity to resubmit a revised version of the manuscript to Hexagon: JIPM.

2. Resubmit for Review - The submission needs to be reworked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. However, It will require a second round of review.

3. Accept with Revisions - Manuscripts receiving an accept-pending-revisions decision will be published in Hexagon: JIPM under the condition that minor/major modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by an editor to ensure necessary updates are made before publication.

4. Accept - Accepted manuscripts will be published in the current form with no further modifications required.

The reviewers' and editor's suggestions will be conveyed to the author, who will then have an opportunity to revise the paper. A manuscript returned to an author for revision can be held for a maximum of four weeks.


All correspondence concerning manuscripts should be directed to the Editor of Hexagon: JIPM and cc to The Editor will direct all correspondence to the lead author; the lead author is responsible for sharing communications with other authors. Beyond communication concerning the review, manuscripts accepted for publication may require additional correspondence to complete copyediting and layout editing.

After Accepted

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

The accepted paper will be edited by the lecturer of the English education study program at FKIP Universitas Terbuka. The cost of language editing services is currently free.