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.

With full awareness, the author submitting the article manuscript understands that if the article manuscript is accepted for publication, the publishing copyright must be given to Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia as the publisher of the journal. Therefore, the author must submit a statement of the copyright transfer agreement (copyright transfer agreement).
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Open access policies

Wacana, 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.

The distribution of the printed form of the journal is conducted by the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia, and Penerbit Yayasan Obor Indonesia, while the electronic offprint version of manuscripts is only provided by the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia.

The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. You are allowed to share and adapt the material only for non-commercial purposes. In addition, the material must be given appropriate credit, provided with a link to the license and indicated if changes were made.

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia is a member of Crossref collaborative reference linking service. Crossref is an official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation.

Author fees

a. Submission fee

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia does not charge a fee at the time of manuscript submission. This implies that an editor’s decision to accept or reject a manuscript does not depend on submission fee. We do not charge processing fees as well. The cost for a review and editing of manuscripts is the responsibility of the journal.

b. Publication fee

The author does not have to pay any charges for publishing in the journal, both in print and online format. Publication fee is the responsibility of Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia. The journal is also responsible for the printing costs of a printed journal version, but readers of the printed journal must reimburse the printing costs. Regarding the online format, electronic journals are accessible to readers for free.

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