Editorial Policies

 

Aims, Focus, and Scope

This journal aims to publish impactful scholarships that reflect the increasing importance of cross-border legal analysis on the Global South perspective with references to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Latin America. It reflects that the discourses on law and legal systems of the Global South countries are often marginalized, in spite of the expansion of the Euro-American outlooks in developing the discipline. While many southern countries may follow the West-led perspectives, their distinctive features have increasingly attracted scholars to explore more complex relations: politically, socially, and culturally diverse. 

This journal is comparative by its focus. It includes the full range of legal scholarships in the Global South countries that examine both practical and academic perceptions. It features a critical analysis of current issues, debates, and global trends that carry further legal implications.

This journal's scope particularly deals with the law and legal systems of the Global South countries. The importance of the current analysis portrays emerging issues posed by Global South governments under economic globalization that gradually impact the way to interact and promote domestic affairs. It includes how they develop constitutional structures and address legal problems, such as the environment, human rights, poverty, and good governance.

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes articles three times a year in April, July, and November. 

Article Processing Charges

To maintain the quality and standards of publication, this journal adjusts the article publishing charge (APC). The APC will be IDR 1,000,000.00 for a manuscript written by all Indonesian authors. However, this journal waives APC for all Indonesian authors that collaborate with foreign authors. Also, this journal waives APC for international authors.

If a paper is accepted for publication, the domestic authors will be asked to pay the above Article Publication Fee. If the authors do not want to pay, they can withdraw their article.

Archiving Policy

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. All content in the CLOCKSS Archive and the Global LOCKSS Network is preserved with explicit publisher permission, secured via a written contract or through online permission statements. We work closely with LOCKSS network implementers to facilitate the development of governance and legal terms that are appropriate to the implicated content, jurisdictions, rights, and access affordances.

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 work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which permits share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license. If you remix, transform or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. To view a copy of this license, visit this permalink.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

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Index Information

Lentera Hukum is indexed by:

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) - DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high-quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Google Scholar - a database that indexes websites and files of a scholarly nature.
  • HeinOnline - a source for traditional legal materials, historical, governmental, and political documents, legislative debates, legislative and executive branch reports, world constitutions, international treaties, and reports and other documents of international organizations.
  • SINTA (Science and Technology Index) - a database of nationally accredited journals, as well as a mark of ranking certification for high-quality peer-reviewed periodical journals, awarded by the Indonesian government. 
This journal is also available in other index and library services, as follows:
      1. ResearchGate
      2. Crossref
      3. OCLC WorldCat
      4. Dimensions
      5. BASE
      6. EuroPub
      7. University of Missouri Libraries
      8. ScienceGate
      9. Scilit
     10. CUHK Library
     11. University of Pennsylvania Libraries
     12. Library Hub 
     13. Universiteit Gent Library
     14. Universiteit Leiden Catalogue
     15. Columbia University Libraries
     16. University of Oxford Library

By including the content on such databases, this journal receives many benefits, including exposure to many libraries across the globe and it has increased web traffic to the journal’s website.

Accreditation

The journal has been nationally accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, listed in the Science and Technology Index (SINTA) database. Since the 2020 publication, this journal has ranked with SINTA 2 (score: 73.25), which means it has become one of Indonesia's premier law journals. The detailed information can be accessed here. Download the certificate here. Check this journal in the SINTA database here.

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

LENTERA HUKUM is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards for all parties involved in the act of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal: the author, the editor of the journal, the peer reviewer, and the publisher, both internally and externally, are based on- and adhere to- the Committee on Publication Ethics's (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Conduct for Journal Publishers.

Editor Responsibilities

Accountability and PlagiarismThe editors of a peer-reviewed journal are accountable and responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. It is our routine procedure to run all submissions through plagiarism detection software. The result of manuscript screening should be less than 20% of similarity. Also, the Editorial Board has the right to decline the submission when it is found that the manuscript is detected with plagiarism.

Fair play: An editor should evaluate manuscripts for those intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: 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: 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.

Reviewer Responsibilities

Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential. Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be a reason to reject publication of a manuscript. Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.

Review Process

Each paper is first reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.

Author Responsibilities

Reporting standards: Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. Authors should describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.

Originality, plagiarism, and acknowledgment of sources: Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere - fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. If an author has used the work and/or words of others, that this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.

Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Ethics: Authors should only submit papers only on work that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that complies with all relevant legislation.

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.

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.

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.

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.