Focus and Scope

Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS), published since 2016 by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, IPB University, is an e-journal that contains articles on consumer and family economic issues. The Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS) is unique because it contains articles on consumer and family economic issues, as well as related to Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), which aims to provide important information on sustainable development in the global context of consumer studies.  The journal publishes quantitative and qualitative manuscripts in the scope of consumer attitudes, preferences, behavior, decision-making, empowerment, protection, education, family financial management, marketing, social marketing, management, business, finance, and other studies in the consumer sciences. The uniqueness of JCS due that it publishes research on consumer science mostly from Asian countries which have  diverse in culture and behavior. The Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS) is published in collaboration with Asian Association for Consumer Interest and Marketing (AACIM), Indonesian Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (IAFCS), and Association of International Business & Professional Management (AIBPM). In terms of research methods, the accepted articles also include qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches.


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet the standard of academic. Submissions and input from peer-reviewed will be revoked by the Editor to be accepted and accepted by the author or rejected immediately, and the identity will be kept confidential by the author.

The suitability of the manuscript for publication in the Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS) was assessed by peer reviewers and the JCS Editorial Board. All review processes are carried out in a double-blind review. The Editor in Chief handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejected, or should be returned to the author for revision.


Publication Frequency

From 2023, the Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS) publishes three times a year in January, June, and November. It published 18 to 27 articles each year which consists of 6 to 9 articles each edition.


Open Access Policy and Copyright

1. JCS 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.

2. JCS is allow authors to retain the copyright of their papers without restrictions. Authors may grant the publisher non-exclusive publishing rights to publish the articles. Granting the publisher the right of first publishing also qualifies as unrestricted copyright (because there is no restriction imposed by the publisher on the author's copyright). The author permits anyone to compose, repair, and make derivative creations even for commercial purposes, as long as appropriate credit and proper acknowledgment to the original publication from the Journal of Consumer Sciences is made to allow users to trace back to the original manuscript and author. Readers are also granted full access to read and download the published manuscripts, reprint, and distribute the manuscript in any medium or format.


Plagiarism Policy

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 is carried out to spread another paper as the author's own paper, copy or paraphrase important parts of another paper (without attribution), to claim the results of research carried out by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The articles sent by the author must be an original script and is not being considered for publication and not being published by other journal or publishers. This is done through a waiver of rights of copyright to the publisher and a statement about plagiarism filled by the author.

JCS checked all of the submitted works with anti-plagiarism software (Grammarly or Turnitin). Plagiarism-detected works will be banned for further publication procedures.
Articles reviewed by peer review teams who are competent in their field as a way to control plagiarism.


Article Processing Charge

Journal of Consumer Sciences charges the following author fees.

Article publication charge : 1.500.000 (IDR) / 75 USD per article If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an article publication fee.

Email : jcs.ikkipb@gmail.com / jcs@apps.ipb.ac.id




Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement: Composed using the Publishing ethics resource kit and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations

Ethical guidelines for journal publication (These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies)

Journal of Consumer Sciences (JCS) publishes information on empirical research and reviews in consumer behavior and family economics.

JCS is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles to develop a coherent and respected network of consumer science knowledge. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and society. This statement is based on COPE Website and DOAJ.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University as the publisher of JCS takes its duties of guardianship all stages of the publishing process and we recognize 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.



(These guidelines are based on Elsevier policies)

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 be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, 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 paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another 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. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g., clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

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 appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and 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 authorís 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.



(These guidelines are based on based on Elsevier policies and COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Review Process

Editors will evaluate the submitted papers on prequalification review for suitability of further review process. A manuscript could be rejected without review process, due to four general reasons:

  • The manuscript does not pass the plagiarism check.
  • The topic of manuscript does not fit in the JCS scope and may be better suited for publication elsewhere.
  • The substance of the manuscripts does not meet JCS standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion.
  • The manuscripts are not written following JCS guidelines mentioned in  Authors Guidelines

JCS is committed to conducting an objective and fair, double-blind, peer review of those submitted for publication work and to preventing actual or potential conflicts of interest between editorial and review personnel and the material being reviewed. JCS selects reviewers based on their expertise and of course according to the topic of the paper. At least 2 reviewers are invited to evaluate the manuscript. Editors at JCS can also mediate in the event of disagreement about the benefits of scientific papers, or other reviews.

Publication decisions : The editor of a peer-reviewed is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. 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 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.

Confidentiality : 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 interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations : An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.



(These guidelines are based on based on Elsevier policies and COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Contribution to editorial decisions : Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.

Promptness : Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality : Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity : Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources : Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest : Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewerís 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. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.



Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.

  1. Author should register through the following address: http://jurnal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jcs/user/register
  2. Author should fulfill the form, especially on the star mark. On the Confirmation Register section, please give your selection as author, reviewer, or both of them.   After the form is filled, click on "Register" to process the registration.
  3. Please go to User Home and select your role as Author. In Active Submission, click on "Click here: to go to step one of the five-step submission process".
  4. These are the five-step submission process:
  • Step 1. Starting the Submission On the Journal Section, select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Articles. Author has to check-mark on the submission checklists. Author is able to give brief information to Editor about the submitted manuscript on the Comment form.  Please click on the "Save and continue" button to go to the further step.
  • Step 2. Entering the Submission's Metadata. 
    Author should enter metadata of all authors engaged in the writing process. The information of manuscript title, abstract, and keywords must be filled in the textbox.
  • Step 3. Uploading the Submission
    To upload manuscript to this journal, author should click Browse to find the manuscript file on the hard drive. Choose the file and click Upload button. Once the submission is uploaded, click Save and Continue on the bottom of this page.
  • Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files
    The supplementary file should be uploaded is form A, consisting of Statement of Originality and Copyright Release Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the file, click on Upload button, and click on Save and Continue.
  • Step 5. Confirming the Submission
    Author has to check that all documents are complete. To submit the manuscript to Journal of Family Sciences, click Finish Submission button. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission's progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.
  • Author is able to trace the submission manuscript status including manuscript review and editorial process by logging in to the journal web.


Indexing and Abstracting

  1. Science and Technology Index (SINTA)
  2. Google Scholar
  3. Indonesia One Search
  4. Indonesian Publication Index (IPI)
  5. Crossref
  6. Neliti
  7. Dimensions
  8. Garba Rujukan Digital (GARUDA)
  9. Scilit
  10. Ministry of Religious Affairs Reference (MORAREF)
  11. DOAJ
  12. Index Copernicus International


Archiving Policy

The Indonesia Publication Index (IPI, forerly Portal Garuda Indonesian Publication Index) digitally preserves a full copy of the content this journal. The digital archives os accessible through the Portal Garuda