Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is an Opened Access Journal and published twice a year every January and July. This journal publishes the research in term of Indonesian language and literature learning, linguistics, literature, and social and cultural studies.

The journal welcomes contributions in such areas of current analysis in:

  • Language and Literature Learning

Curriculum, learning methods, learning media, assessment, BIPA, and other Indonesian language learning analysis.

  • Linguistics

Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and discourse analysis

  • Literature

Indonesian literature, local literature, art, philology, literary criticism, and other literature studies.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra receives many more submissions than can be published. All manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by reviewers in a related field of expertise. Authors will be asked to revise their manuscripts based on recommendations/suggestions from reviewers and editors. Acceptance, rejection, and review results of manuscripts are communicated through the online journal system.

The paper submitted in the journal must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Every paper submitted will be scanned for plagiarism before publication.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is published twice a year, in January and July


Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Bahasa dan Sastra journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing. This publication ethics applies to all parties involved including authors, editorial board members, reviewers, and the publisher.


Publication decisions                                               

The editor in chief of the Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. All submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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 editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play                                                                   

Editors evaluate submitted 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 in Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.


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.


Contribution to editorial decisions                         

Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communications with authors may assist authors in improving their manuscripts.


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 decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

Standards of objectivity                                           

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment 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.


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 behaviour 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 behavior 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 conflicts 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 author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



Open Access Policy

Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra applies an open online journal system or open acces journal. It is conducted to accelerate the process of information exchange on language and literature studies and their educational aspects.


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is an unethical act that involves using someone else's prior ideas, processes, results, or words without proper acknowledgement of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author utilizes a significant portion of their own previously published work without appropriate references. This includes publishing the same manuscript in multiple journals or modifying a previously published manuscript with new data.

Authors submitting articles to the journal are expected to ensure that they have written entirely original works. If the authors have used the work or words of others, appropriate citations or quotes must be included. In general, authors should not 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. Authors should always give proper acknowledgement to the work of others and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.


Author Fees

This journal are not charges fees