Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Contemporary Sociological Issues (CSI) is managed by Advanced Studies on Socio-Economic Development (ASEED) based at the University of Jember. CSI oriented to develop multi-disciplinary research that collaborates with social humanities studies, particularly on the sociological dimension. Thus, sociological perspectives, theories, and methodologies are being used to encourage social humanities research, also to contribute alternative ideas. By promoting empirical inquiry across global and local scales, CSI is committed to representing the complexities of social transformation occurring in the world today, especially for the creation of dialectics and the spirit of emancipation.

The Journal of Contemporary Sociological Issues (CSI) publishes original research articles. The journal gives preference to papers that extend existing theory or generate a new approach through interpretive engagement with empirical cases. Article based on single country case-studies should indicate and develop the broader relevance of their analyses for an international readership. The journal does not publish an interpretation of single texts. However, it does consider critical, contextualized readings that similarly indicate and develop the broader relevance of their analyses to the field.

The objective of this Journal comes from the sociological perspective on "Social Transformation" and its current effect on social practices realities in globalized world.  Thus, the scope of this journal covers interdisciplinary studies on contemporary sociological issues and beyond.

CSI is primarily focused on issues related to economic and sustainable development, media and communication, youth and marginal communities, feminism and woman rights, post colonialism and social movements, social transformation, political rights, religious practices, health care systems, minority rights and identity, peasantry and land rights, tradition and indigenous rights, social changes, demographic and labor, alternative educational systems, tourism and heritage, demography and working-class, bureaucracy, and good governance, Conflict, and Peace, environmental and conservation,  and various additional cultural articulations issues in the local or global context.

In the hope that this journal eventually serves as a platform for discussion and debate, a plurality of opinions and perspectives are also welcomed. For more information about CSI's focus and scope, please feel free to send any inquiries to the email provided on the contact page.

In keeping with its commitment to distribute and disseminate information regarding contemporary sociological issues to as broad an audience as possible, CSI allows free and open access to all of its published works.

Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The article submitted on CSI would be going through a process of double-blind peer-reviewed. Every submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers. This ethical statement binds the behavior of the author, the editor, reviewers, and the publisher. Articles are accepted in CSI, can be followed by a process of peer-reviewed online. The language used in this journal is English language.


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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.

This journal is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Journal Contemporary of Sociological Issues by https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/JCSI is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Article Processing Charges (APCs) & Article Submission Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission FREE: 0.00 (Rp)

Fast-Track Review FREE: 0.00 (Rp)


Publications Ethics

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. There are three parties that should consider the ethical policy of CSI.


It is entirely the responsibility of the author to ensure that any manuscript submitted to CSI includes: assurance of originality, acknowledged assistance from co-authors and editors, requisite citations, and is completely free from plagiarism. Authors must understand that plagiarism takes many forms, including inappropriate paraphrasing, which may lead to a misinterpretation of the original source. Additionally, authors must use discretion when knowingly publishing information that may result in harm to those named in their academic work. Information of this kind cannot be published without explicit, written permission from those persons to whom the information pertains.

CSI uses a very strict code of conduct on how to disseminate knowledge. It is always with an editorial deep awareness that all published manuscripts must meet the very high qualified academic standard to protect the integrity of the Journal and author. Additionally, as part of the worldwide networks of open journals, CSI is also committed to providing free issues with highly qualified publications.

All authors that use doctrinal and desk research should ensure that their references provide diverse and balanced information in order to take a neutral position when proposing an argument. Authors that use empirical data should provide enough and rich information in order to help them develop analyses and propositions. The authors must also declare that their manuscript is original and cite all references properly.


EDITORS should be accountable and responsible for everything published in the CSI. To ensure that editors can achieve all ethical standards, they must operate under the standard of a double-blind review process to ensure the quality of the manuscript and decide whether the manuscript will be accepted or rejected solely based on its originality, quality, and prospect for knowledge dissemination for readers. Editors are prohibited to apply a discriminative policy by giving priority or discouraging certain authors based on their religion, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any form of personal background.

The ethics policy may also require Editors to re-check manuscripts before making a decision. Editors are often asked to communicate with reviewers and authors in order to clarify and enrich the substance of manuscripts. This communication will not reduce the authority of editors to accept or decline the manuscripts.


All reviewers must be aware that they are only mandated to review substances, not manuscript layout or language spelling. The layout will be completed by a copy editor while language spelling and grammatical errors will be checked by a copy editor or language proofreader.

All reviewers cannot disclose the confidentiality of author information.

All reviewers can decline the offer from the editorial office to review the manuscript if they think there will be a potential conflict of interest between reviewer and author. They can also decline the offer to review the manuscript if they believe their review work will not help authors to enrich the substance of the manuscript.