Aims and Scope

The Buletin Ekonomi Moneter dan Perbankan/Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) is an international peer-reviewed journal. This is a quarterly journal, published four times a year.

The BMEB focuses on a broad range of topics covering monetary economics, banking, macro-prudential, payment systems, financial stability, financial markets, and economic growth (including policy coordination) that are of regional and global relevance. The BMEB’s scope is global and the journal endeavors to publish high quality research that makes a contribution to the literature and/or has an impact on policy making. In this regard, the BMEB welcomes research papers from both central bank and non-central bank economists, academics, and policy makers regardless of their institutional affiliation and geographic location.

Peer Review Process

The BMEB employs a double-blind manuscript review process. With a double‐blind review approach, the identity of the both the author(s) and reviewer are unknown to both parties.

The BMEB conducts its editorial work using the Online Journal System (OJS). The OJS is system that systematically handles BMEB’s double-blind review process. Once a manuscript is submitted through the OJS, it is automatically logged in and checked (by the journal manager) to ensure that the submission is complete and has been prepared according to the BMEB submission instructions. At this time a receipt of manuscript acknowledgement is sent to the corresponding author confirming that his/her manuscript has been received and is been considered for possible publication in BMEB.

All manuscripts submitted for publication in the BMEB are first evaluated by the Managing Editor, either individually or in consultation with the Editorial Board member(s), to assess its suitability for the journal in line with the journal’s aims and scope. This is an important step to ensure that the content falls within the scope of the journal in terms of quality and/or impact on policy. Manuscripts that do not meet the journal’s expected standards are rejected with an explanation of reasons behind a desk-reject decision. Those manuscript’s meeting the journal’s expected standards are then checked for ‘similarity’ (similarity index (SI)) using the iThenticate software. The BMEB allows a SI of 20%. Those papers having a SI > 20% are returned to the authors for further re-writing to bring the index to 20% or less. These papers when resubmitted are then assigned to at least two reviewers. The reviewers are experienced researchers who have published at least 20 papers in high impact factor SCOPUS journals, and are part of the BMEB reviewer database.  Reviewers are given 21 days to provide a detailed report on the manuscript with their recommended decision, which can either be ’accept‘, ’minor revision‘, ’major revision‘, or ’reject‘. Where reviewer reports are in conflict the Managing Editor reads the report(s) and the paper, and conveys the final decision to the corresponding author.

When a ‘revise’ decision is made, for ‘minor revisions’ (‘major revisions’) authors are provided between 2-3 months (3-6 months) to undertake revisions. When revised papers are submitted, in the case of minor revisions, the Managing Editor reads the paper and the rejoinder and makes a final decision. In the case of a major revision, resubmitted papers are again assigned to reviewers and the editorial decision proceeds from there.

In all cases, regardless of the reviewer recommendation, the final decision on whether or not to publish a paper rests solely with the Managing Editor who in making the editorial decision keeps in mind the scope/aims of the journal.

Publication Frequency

The BMEB publishes 4 issues in a calendar year (between January to December). From time-to-time, the BMEB will also publish special issues on themed topics of policy/academic interests, including special issue(s) of papers presented at the BMEB’s annual conference. When such special issues are published, they will be considered independent of the 4 regular issues; in other words, special issues will not be considered as a substitute for the scheduled regular issues.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access (free to publish and free to read) at no cost to authors or readers. All costs in the production of the journal is met by Bank Indonesia. The objective of the BMEB is to contribute to a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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Sources of Support

Journal History

The vision of the BMEB is: "To be the most prominent journal for policy makers, academicians, and practitioners".

The BMEB was first published in July 1998 in printed version in Bahasa, before beginning to publish in both English and Bahasa (bilingual). In 2015, the BMEB launched as an electronic journal (e-journal).  

The BMEB is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Indonesia from 2011. The BMEB is indexed in DOAJ, Crossref, ACI, Google Scholar, SINTA, and ISJD.

Starting April 16, 2018, the Bulletin has changed its domain address from http://journalbankindonesia.org/index.php/BEMP to (http://bmeb-bi.org/index.php/BEMP).