Editorial Policies

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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.


Focus and Scope

The focus of the REAL DIDACHE Journal is on Christian Religious Education while the scope is, Program Design, Learning Strategies and Curriculum, History and Philosophy, Theology, Educational Methodology, Education in Comprehensive Communities, Educational Evaluation Educational Psychology, Teacher Professional Ethics, and all of which are related to Christian Education.

Delivery deadline:
* July 30, for the September issue
* January 30, for the March issue

Please read the Author Guidelines and ensure that the articles you are submitting meet the standards set out in the guidelines. Use article template articles. It is available on the website. In addition, make sure you read and understand the publication ethics in this journal.


Open Access Statement

REAL DIDACHE: Journal of Christian Education provides immediate open access to all article on the principle that making research freely available to the public; supports a greater global exchange of knowledge; and invaluable way to maximize the visibility and impact of research, especially education field. 
This means:

  • Everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in REAL DIDACHE ;
  • Everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
  • Open an opportunity for potential benefits for society, this can improve the research profile of author(s);
  • Open access publication is supported by the authors' institutes or research funding agencies by payment of a comparatively free Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles.

Important Note: some articles (especially Reviews) may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which Real Didache does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.


Licensed and Copyright

REAL DIDACHE: Journal of Christian Education is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Users are free to copy, modify or redistribute articles for any lawful purpose in any medium, provided that you give appropriate credit to the original author and the Batam Real Theological College as publisher, link to license, indicate any changes, and redistribute any derivative works under the same license.

Article copyright is held by REAL DIDACHE. A non-exclusive license is granted to REAL DIDACHE to publish articles and identify themselves as original publishers, including commercial rights to sell them to libraries and individuals.

By publishing articles on REAL DIDACHE, the author grants third parties the right to use their articles to the extent permitted by the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.


Publication Ethics

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
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 at any time 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.

Duties of Reviewers

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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 behaviour and is unacceptable.

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.

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.

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.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Online Submissions

Make sure you have a username and password for the REAL DIDACHE Journal when you want to LOGIN.

Username and password can be obtained through REGISTRATION.

Registration and login are required to submit the manuscript and its completeness online and to check the status of the manuscript.


Author Fee

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)



Before going to review process, all manuscripts will be checked that they are free from plagiarism practice using "Turnitin". If there are indications of plagiarism of more than 20%, the manuscript will instantly be rejected.


Author Guidelines

  1. The author has never published his article or is currently submitting his article in another journal.
  2. The article is neatly typed on A4 size paper (210 mm x 297 mm) with a top margin of 3cm, a bottom margin of 3cm, a left margin of 2.5 cm and a right of 2.5 cm, using one column with a left column. and right-aligned format.
  3. Articles must be typed in good and correct Indonesian or English. Manuscripts in Indonesian must comply with the applicable PUEBI, and if in English they must meet standard English grammar standards.
  4. The minimum length of the article is 10 pages and a maximum of 20 pages including references.
  5. The title of the manuscript should reflect the essence of the content of the article. The title should highlight the phenomenon (object) under study. The title is informative, specific, effective and a maximum of 15 words. Mainly the front page (cover) contains the title of the article, the name of the author (without the title), the author's affiliation, the author's email and the abstract.
  6. The title is written in the middle, capital letters, times new roman, bold, and size 14
  7. The author's name is written in full under the title without mentioning the title.
  8. Abstract written in English and Indonesian, each equipped with keywords, a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 200 words.
  9. The systematics of writing articles consists of abstracts, keywords, introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments (if any), and references.
  10. If using a table or figure, it is given a serial number and a title that corresponds to the contents of the table or figure. The font used is Times New Roman and Size 12.
  11. References are written in alphabetical order according to the last name (without academic degree) of foreign and Indonesian writers.
  12. References must be written in accordance with  American Psychological Association (APA) Style writing guidelines. The author is responsible for all information provided in the references.
  13. We recommend that the manuscript be adapted to the template, the author can download and use the template format that has been provided.
  14. References and footnote citations are mandatory using the Mendeley reference app.
  15. If any, thanks are due to official institutions or individuals who have provided funding or have made other contributions to this research.
  16. The author does not need to change the "header and footer" in the template format because the editor will adjust the information in that section.
  17. The maximum turnitin check result is 20%.

The submitted manuscript will be selected by the Editorial Board with full authority to correct, return, or reject the submitted writing if deemed necessary.

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