QE Journal - About


QE (Quantitative Economics) Journal is an OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL. This journal is published by the Department of Economics, Post Graduate Program, State University of Medan and can be used as online and print editions.

This journal is contained with the articles that cover the economics area that derived from quantitative research and engineering ideas. The viewers, authors and future authors that expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the Department of Economics, Post Graduate Program, State University of Medan.

QE Journal is published quarterly (4 publication/year) : March (1st volume), June (2nd volume), September (3rd volume), and December (4th volume). All of the content at this journal can be written and published in Indonesian or English language.

Since 2017 we reduce the publication time into 3 TIMES per year (March , July and December) with 5 articles per publication.

Submition and Publication (APCs) process of this journal is FREE OF CHARGE. We invite all parties to submit their articles in this journal by submitting online at this website .


Reviewer policy

All submitted papers are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial paper evaluation

The Editor first evaluates all submitted papers/articles. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to 2 experts for review. Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed.

Type of Peer Review

QE Journal employs double blind reviewing, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

How the reviewer is selected

Reviewers are matched to the article according to their expertise.

Reviewer reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the paper :

  • Is original
  • Is practically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work

Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit the paper. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.

Final report

A final decision to accept or reject articles will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include strict comments by the reviewers.

Editor’s Decision is final

Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Publication Process

The Publication Process Consis With The Following Steps.

  1. After Receiving The Article, The system will automaticly Send A Submission Of Acknowledgement E-Mail to The Author.
  2. The Article Will Be Sent For Double Blinded Review.
  3. Based On The Double Blinded Review Editor Will Take Decision And The Decision Will Be Communicated To The Author. Decisions Can Be Three Types Like Accepted Without Revision, Resubmit With Major/Minor Revisions, Rejected.
  4. Primary Quality Will Be Checked By The Editor.



Director of Post Graduate Program

Editor in Chief

Prof. Indra Maipita, Ph.D

Managing Editor

Dr. H. Haikal Rahman

Dr. Eko W. Nugrahadi

Dr. Muhammad Yusuf

Weri Binahar, MA. Econ.

Dr. Fitrawaty, M.Si

Riswandi, M.Ec


Prof. Dr. Raja Masbar, M.Sc (Universitas Syiah Kuala)

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Mohd. Dan Jantan, M.Sc (University Utara Malaysia)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juzhar Jusoh (Universiti Utara Malaysia)

Dr. Kodrat Wibowo (Universitas Padjadjaran)

Dr. Dede Ruslan, M.Si (Universitas Negeri Medan)

Lukman Hakim, M.Si., Ph.D (Universitas Sebelas Maret)

Dr. Dwisetia Poerwono, M.Sc (Universitas Diponegoro)

Setyo Tri Wahyudi, M.Sc., Ph.D (Universitas Brawijaya)

Dr.Nazamuddin, MA (Universitas Syiah Kuala)

Dr. Rahmanta Ginting, M.Si (Universitas Sumatera Utara)

Dr. Djaimi Bakce, M.Si (Universitas Riau)

Dr.Imam Mukhlis, S.E., M.Si (Universitas Negeri Malang)

Dr. Rahmanta Ginting, M.Si (Universitas Sumatera Utara)

Prof. Dr. HB. Isyandi, S.E., M.Sc (Universitas Riau)

Dr. Wawan Hermawan (Padjadjaran University)



Dedy Husrizal Syah, SE, M.Si

Andra O.Norman, S.E

Yusri Effendi, M.Pd

Cover Design

Gamal Kartono, M.Hum


M. Ihwani, M.Kom

Ahmad Suhaely, S.P

Nur Basuki, M.Pd

Web and System Developer

Dr. H. Haikal Rahman