The Indonesian Journal of Law and Society is the faculty-edited flagship journal of the Faculty of Law, University of Jember, Indonesia, which exclusively publishes all papers in the English language. It is a refereed journal, all published papers were under a double-blind peer review by academics and experts in the field. 

Aims, Focus, and Scope

All types of manuscripts, from socio-legal, empirical, to doctrinal will be considered for publication. This publication encourages empirical and cross-disciplinary areas of law relating to political science, criminology, history, sociology, human rights, technology, and political economy.

At retaining the focus to explore law and society issues in developing countries, this journal accommodates the intellectual horizon of the discipline that embodies comparative and international nature. If you have prepared a manuscript solely limited to analyzing a national legal system, the Editorial Board suggests you embed it with a comparative or international dimension. Otherwise, your submission may be rejected.

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes articles two times a year in March and September. 

Article Processing Charges

This journal does not charge authors any fees to publish a manuscript.

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.

As an open-access journal, all contents are freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without prior permission from the publisher or the author (CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0).

Index Information

Articles and abstracts published in this journal are covered by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), HeinOnline, Garba Rujukan Digital (Garuda), Dimensions, Google Scholar, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), Scilit, and WorldCat. Also, this journal is a member of Crossref so that each article has a unique digital object identifier (DOI).

This journal has not been indexed by Scopus yet. The journal will submit for the Scopus evaluation after the completion of Volume 4 Issue 2 (September 2023). However, please note that since its inception journal's management has been maintained to meet each component set by Scopus.


The journal has been nationally accredited with the second grade (SINTA 2). This ranking means that this journal is growing toward an internationally reputable journal.