Editorial Policies

LENTERA HUKUM sets the journal policies as the journal's basic guidelines for our periodical publication. This page describes this journal's details as follows:

Aims & Scope

This journal is especially interested in publishing a cross-border legal analysis that addresses legal issues arising in Indonesia and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere. The publication aspires to provide a comparative and interdisciplinary forum to particularly disseminate up-to-date analysis on constitutionalism, international governance, human rights law, environmental law, technology law, and legal pluralism within the Global South perspective.

While its coverage is not limited to Indonesia, new submissions may deal with the following topics that:
   ● critically examine contemporary issues of human rights and constitutionalism from non-Western locations;
   ● engage with rules of environmental sustainability against development in emerging economies; 
   ● evaluate the legal framework of digital-related technology toward the rising economic power;
   ● involve a critical analysis of law and development in the global economy with its impact on post-colonial countries; and
   ● locate analytical foundations of legal pluralism in wider concerns of current reality.

All submissions from socio-legal to theoretical will be considered for review and publication. However, preference will be given to manuscripts with comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches. The authors are advised to submit a manuscript that:
   ● discusses law and its social, economic, and political contexts in Indonesia and the Global South countries;
   ● brings Indonesia and the Global South perspectives to socio-legal issues of international concerns; or
   ● uses Indonesia and the Global South countries as a starting point for a comparative exploration of legal conversation.

Indonesia is characterized as a heterogeneous nation with European, Islamic, and indigenous legal traditions; often referred to as distinct from its colonial-origin legal system. While World War II ended, Indonesia's endeavors for legal development and democratization have faced challenges such as authoritarianism, inequality, and divided society amidst the unfinished project of legal transplants, as they have been also encountered by many other Global South countries. Hitherto, the discourse on Indonesia's legal development and those in other Global South countries has remained relevant due to their relatively similar and unique pathways with arduous tasks in developing the legal system. They also experienced colonialism and imperialism in the past, followed by current efforts to consolidate and leverage state capacity to the emergence of nationalizing, developmental, and neoliberal agendas.

Taking Indonesia and the Global South countries as a starting point for exploring legal conversation represents critical but more likely underrepresented discourse amidst the structural dominance of legal knowledge production in the Global North. The term "Global South" frequently refers to the unequal power relations that shape the lives of current and former colonized, enslaved, and dispossessed nations by imperial powers, believed as an epistemological grid of power, not a geographic divide, that has shaped academic knowledge, including legal studies. However, while many southern countries follow the West-led perspectives to legal development, the trajectory to designing their distinctive features has flourished and encouraged legal scholars to explore more complex relations due to politically, socially, and culturally diverse, whose legal developments are often directed to respond to newly emerging economies and divided societies. Therefore, this journal adds an increasingly important cross-border legal analysis with the Global South standpoint, primarily by considering southern countries' voices and experiences in legal development.

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes articles three times a year. 

Article Publication Charges

In our effort to maintain the quality of the English language, this journal charges authors. Along with the acceptance notification of manuscripts for publication, this journal charges papers written by domestic authors with publication fees of IDR 3,000,000, while papers authored by foreigners are charged USD 150. However, authors from English-speaking countries (native speakers) are exempted from this scheme and this charge also does not apply to invited authors.

Archiving Policy

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS systems 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 online permission statements. We work closely with LOCKSS network implementers to facilitate the development of governance and legal terms 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.

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Authors who publish in 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 can 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) before 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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