About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Prophetic Guidance and Counseling Journal (Pro-GCJ) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal and an open-access journal containing articles containing information about mentoring and publishing twice (April and October) by LPPM Ibn Khaldun University and assisted by the Study Program Guidance and Counseling for Islamic Education (BKPI UIKA).

The scope of the Pro-GCJ Journal is Islamic Guidance and Counseling, Child and Youth Counseling, Adult and Elderly Counseling, Family Counseling, School Counseling, Higher Education Counseling, Crisis and Risk Counseling, Occupational Counseling, Cyber Counseling, Educational Counseling, Educational Psychology, School Counseling, Higher Education Counseling, Higher Education Counseling, Crisis and Risk Counseling, Work Counseling, Cyber Counseling, Educational Counseling, Educational Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, Counseling Rehabilitation, Use of technology in Counseling, Counseling and Guidance for Special Education, and Counselor Education.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Pro-GCJ undergo a rigorous screening and review process to ensure that they fit into the journal's scope and are of sufficient academic quality and novelty to appeal to Pro-GCJ's readership. Pro-GCJ employs a double-blind peer review, in which both author(s) and reviewers identities are concealed from each other.

Initial screening. A newly submitted manuscript will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief for its conformity to Pro-GCJ's scope and basic submission requirements.

Peer-review. If the manuscript passes the initial screening stage, it will be assigned to a handling editor, who will then send it to reviewer experts in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer-review. Manuscripts that fail to pass the initial screening will be rejected without further review.

First decision. A decision on a peer-reviewed manuscript will only be made upon the receipt of review reports. At this stage, a manuscript can either be rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), accepted as is, or (if significant changes to the language or content are required) recommended for resubmission for a second review process. If it is accepted, the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author for formatting. The final decision to accept the manuscript will be made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendation of the handling editor and following approval by the board of editors.

Revision stage. A manuscript that requires revisions will be returned to the submitting author, who will have up to three weeks to format and revise the manuscript, following which it will be reviewed by the handling editor. The handling editor will determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author(s) sufficiently responded to the reviewers' comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this cycle will be repeated (the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author once more for further revision).

Final decision. At this stage, the revised manuscript will either be accepted or rejected. This decision is dependent on whether the handling editor finds the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below Pro-GCJ's standards, the manuscript will be rejected.

Publication Frequency

TProphetic Guidance and Counseling Journal published twice a year in April and October