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Author Guidelines

Please note that by submitting a manuscript for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and the Jember University Press may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the submitted manuscript. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, we will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process.


LENTERA HUKUM welcomes the contribution of manuscripts on contemporary legal development in the light of theoretical, doctrinal, multi-disciplinary, empirical, and comparative studies. Manuscripts may comprise articles (6,000-10,000 words), commentaries (3,500-6,000 words), and book reviews (1,500-2,000 words).


Format and Style

Authors are invited to follow the journal's technical guidelines and style sheet which may be downloaded by clicking here. Authors are also encouraged to download our journal's citation style, Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide), from Zotero.


Special Guidelines for Book Reviews

  1. Please include, at the beginning of the review the book information: author(s), title, place, date, number of pages, ISBN.
  2. The review should begin with a brief overall description of the book.
  3. Matters that may be considered in the body of the review.
  4. The average review should be no more than 2,000 words.
  5. The strengths and weaknesses of the book.
  6. Comments on the author’s style and presentation.
  7. Whether or not the author’s aims have been met.
  8. Errors (typographical or other) and usefulness of indices.
  9. Who would the book be useful to?
  10. Would you recommend readers to purchase the book?



All submissions should be made online. Please go to https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/eJLH/submissions. Paper or email submissions are not accepted.

Due to a very high number of manuscripts submitted to this journal, we normally need at least three months prior to our decision whether manuscripts are accepted for publication or rejected from publication. However, all authors are advised to submit manuscripts earlier than three months from the regular date of publication as it is our standard by which all articles should pass rigorous reviews before the publication. 


Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts will be pre-reviewed by editors to determine whether the manuscripts have conformed to the submission guidelines of the journal. Manuscripts which have conformed to the journal’s style will be peer-reviewed. This journal applies a double-blind peer-review process which involves reviewers of experts in the relevant field of legal studies. The task of reviewers is to give an assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the field/science. The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comments. 

It is solely the author’s responsibility to ensure that the manuscript submitted to this journal is original and plagiarism free. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. Editors have the right to decline the submission when it is found that the manuscript is detected with plagiarism.


Language Editing Pre-Submission

Language editing, particularly if English is not your first language, can be used to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by the journal editors and reviewers. Please note that edited manuscripts will still need to undergo peer-review by the journal. All non-English manuscripts will be translated to English for publication.