Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

We are interested in topics relating to domestic and international legal issues. it accepts articles relating to Civil Law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedural Law, Criminal Justice Process, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, State Administrative Law, Adat Law, Islamic Law, Agrarian Law, Environmental Law and Constitutional Procedural Law.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Syiah Kuala Law Journal is applying the double blind review process. The decision to determine the appropriate reviewers is right of editor. The approved gallery proof of manuscript will early view online as early as possible upon received from author and final proof reading by editor in chief.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. A software tool may be used so that the submitted articles are screened for plagiarism. Detection of overlapping and similar text is used there and so quotations and appropriate citations have to be used whenever required. the author is only to submit a manuscript that is free from plagiarism and academically malpractices. The editor, however, checks each article before its publication by Syiah Kuala Law Journal Editorial Board.


Publication Frequency

The Syiah Kuala Law Journal (SKLJ) is a periodical journal published by the Law Studies Program of Syiah Kuala University with a duration of 3 (three) times a year, in April, August, and December.


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.



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Publication Ethics

SYIAH KUALA LAW JOURNAL is a peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Law Syiah Kuala University. This journal is available in print and online and highly respects the publication ethic and avoids any type of plagiarism.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Syiah Kuala Law 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: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Faculty of Law of Syiah Kuala University as publisher of Syiah Kuala Law Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Law of Syiah Kuala University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Syiah Kuala Law Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. 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.

Fair play

The 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.



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.



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


Author and Editing Fee Policy

Syiah Kuala Law Journal (SKLJ) DOES NOT CHARGE fees for any submission, article processing (APCs), and publication of the selected reviewed manuscripts. Journal subscription is also open to any individual without any subscription charges.

All published manuscripts will be available for viewing and download from the journal portal for free.


Indexing and Abstracting

Syiah Kuala Law Journal, has been Indexed and Abstracted by the following service (click the link for the further information).
  2. Google Scholar
  3. SINTA
  4. PKP
  5. Scilit
  7. Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
  8. Index Copernicus International (ICI)
  9. One Search Indonesia
  10. Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)
  11. Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI)


Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial Team of the Syiah Kuala Law Journal recognizes that plagiarism is unacceptable and therefore sets out the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication in the Syiah Kuala Law Journal.

Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit or value for a scientific work, citing some or all of the work and/or scientific work of another party recognized as its scientific work, without stating the source appropriately and adequately.

Before sending the script, please do a plagiarism check. Manuscript will received by the editor / editor if there is plagiarism ≤25%

For that, then:
The article must be original, has never been published, and not in the process of waiting for publication elsewhere. Material taken verbally from other sources needs to be clearly identified so that it differs from the original text.

If plagiarism is identified, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the review of the article
and will approve the action in accordance with the level of plagiarism detected, with the following guidelines: Papers submitted to the Syiah Kuala Law Journal will be checked for plagiarism using grammarly detection software Turnitin (www.turnitin.com) since September 2017.


  • Plagiarized some short sentences from other articles without mentioning the source. Action: Authors are given warnings and requests to change the text and quote correctly.
  • Plagiarized most other articles without proper citations and did not mention the source. Action: Submitted articles are rejected for publication in the Syiah Kuala Law Journal and the Author may be sanctioned for not being allowed publication in the Syiah Kuala Law Journal.
  • All article authors are responsible for the content of the articles they submit to the Syiah Kuala Law Journal. If the article is plagiarism, then all authors will be subject to the same action.
  • If the Author is proven to submit a manuscript to the Syiah Kuala Law Journal by simultaneously submitting also to other Journals, and this overlap is found during the reviewer process or after publication, then it is given the action according to point 2 above.
  • If plagiarism is found outside the above rules, the editor of the Syiah Kuala Law Journal has the right to give sanctions action in accordance with the policy of the editor's team.