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Focus and Scope
WACANA Jurnal Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia. It invites original articles on various issues within humanities, which include but are not limited to philosophy, literature, archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, history, cultural studies, philology, arts, library and information science focusing on Indonesian studies and research.WACANA seeks to publish a balanced mix of high-quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, review papers, comparative studies, exploratory papers, and book reviews. All accepted manuscripts will be published both online and in printed forms.
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Peer Review Process
Submission and processing of manuscripts to Wacana are done on a non-paying basis.
The editor makes an initial appraisal of each manuscript. If it seems potentially appropriate for the journal, the manuscript goes to a review process. Once the review process has been completed, decision on acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript is made by the editor.
Wacana has a double-blind review process. Authors are not told who review their papers and reviewers are not told who the author of a paper is. Peer reviewers may be informed of the identity of the author after a manuscript is either accepted or rejected. After a decision is reached, peer reviewers may be informed of the identity of the author of a manuscript.
A decision on the manuscript generally takes four to five months after submission; delays in obtaining reviews may prolong this process. Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail.
Wacana uses i-Thenticate plagiarism detection service to ensure the integrity of all submitted manuscripts.
This journal is published 2 times per year
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.
Wacana is a Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia provides immediate open access to its content in order to disseminate research results freely to the public to support a greater global exchange of knowledge, especially in relation to Malay-Indonesian humanities issues.
Wacana is a Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia is member of Crossref collaborative reference linking service.
The distribution of the printed form of the journal in the Southeast Asian region is conducted by Penerbit Yayasan Obor Indonesia, while the international distribution service of the electronic offprint version of manuscripts is provided by Brill Netherlands.
Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia is committed to peer-review integrity. We use i-Thenticate to check the originality of material. Authors submitting to WACANA should be aware that their manuscripts may be submitted to i-Thenticate plagiarism detector during the peer review or production processes. In addition, authors are also strongly advised to uphold the integrity of their works in relation to conflicts of interest, falsification and fabrication of data, plagiarism, unethical experimentation, inadequate subject consent, and authorship disputes.
Ethical guidelines for authors
We expect authors to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:
- All authors must ensure that their articles are their own original works, which do not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity and cannot be construed as plagiarizing any other published work, including their own previously published works.
- All authors named on the article are equally held accountable for the content of a submitted manuscript or published article.
- The corresponding author must ensure all co-authors consent to publication and to being named as a co-author. All persons who have made significant scientific or literary contributions to the work reported should be named as co-authors.
- Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously.
- Authors should not submit previously published works, nor works which are based in terms of substance on previously published works, either in part or as a whole.
- Authors must appropriately cite all relevant publications. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, can be used or reported in the author's work only when fully cited, and with the permission of that third party.
- Authors must avoid making defamatory statements in submitted articles which could be construed as impugning any person's reputation.
- Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest – be it professional or financial – which could be held to arise with respect to their articles.
Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia considers plagiarism as a serious offense and will blacklist authors who knowingly cite or use material from other published works without proper acknowledgment.
Conflict of interest
A conflict of interest can occur when an author or an author's employer or sponsor has a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations, or with the people working with them, that could influence the author's research.
Potential conflicts of interest in relation to the submitted manuscript include but are not limited to consultancies, employment, grants, fees and honoraria, patents, royalties, stock or share ownership.
Full disclosure by the author is required at the point of submission and the editor will use this information to inform editorial decisions. If necessary, authors could be asked to describe any potential conflicts of interest in a covering letter. A decision may be made by the editor or peer reviewers not to publish on the basis of any declared conflict.
Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers
Peer reviewers are asked to make every reasonable effort to adhere to the following ethical guidelines for Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia articles they have agreed to review:
- Reviewers must give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for consideration for publication and should judge each on its merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
- Reviewers must keep the peer review process confidential; information or correspondence about a manuscript should not be shared with anyone outside of the peer review process.
- Reviewers should provide a constructive, comprehensive, evidenced, and appropriately substantial peer review report.
- Reviewers should make all reasonable effort to submit their report and recommendation in a timely manner, informing the editor if this is not possible.
- Reviewers should inform the editor for any significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any published papers or submitted manuscripts of which they are aware.
Ethical guidelines for editors
All editors are asked to make every reasonable effort to adhere to the following ethical guidelines for Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia articles that seem worthy of peer review.
- Editors should give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for consideration for publication and should judge each on its merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
- Editors must keep the peer review process confidential; information or correspondence about a manuscript should not be shared with anyone outside of the peer review process.
- Editors may reject a submitted manuscript without resort to formal peer review if they consider the manuscript inappropriate for the journal and outside its scope.
- Editors should make all reasonable effort to process submitted manuscripts in an efficient and timely manner.
- If an editor is presented with convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of an article published in Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia are erroneous, the editor should facilitate publication of an appropriate erratum.
- Any data or analysis presented in a submitted manuscript should not be used in an editor's own research except with the consent of the author.