Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scope of the articles published in Yustisia Jurnal Hukum deal with a broad range of topics in the fields of Civil Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Administrative Law, Islamic Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Procedural Law, Antropological Law, Health Law, Law and Economic, Sociology of Law and another section related contemporary issues in Law.


Yustisia Jurnal Hukum is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.



Section Policies


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Book Review

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Peer Review Process

 The articles submitted to Yustisia Jurnal Hukum will be processed through a formatting review by the editor and a substantial review by independent reviewers. The reviewing process is conducted by the double blind review. The reviewers are chosen by editor or a section editor. The decision regarding article publication is based on the review result.

Editor applies a plagiarism scanning with Turnitin and Google Scholar before the article is subjected to a substantial review process


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.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License license agreement.



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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Yustisia Jurnal Hukum (p-ISSN: 0852-0941; e-ISSN: 2549-0907) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Law, University of Sebelas Maret .This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Yustisia Jurnal Hukum journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society. 

Faculty of Law, University of Sebelas Maret as publisher of Yustisia Jurnal Hukum  journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue

has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Law, University of Sebelas Maret and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.


Publication Decisions

The editor of the Yustisia Jurnal Hukum journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.



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

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

 Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


 Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


 Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

 Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict 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.


Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

 Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

 Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

 The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

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 behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

 Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

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.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

 If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

 All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict 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.

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.

Human Subject Protection

Yustisia Jurnal Hukum adheres to the Human Subject Protection. It encourages research reports submitted to Yustisia Jurnal Hukum to comply with local/national regulations and ethical considerations to ensure that human subjects are adequately protected from unreasonable risks and adequately informed of the potential harms and benefits of their research participation. 

However, it is the author's responsibility to obtain ethical clearance subject to research sponsor/donor/institution requirements before conducting research involving human participants and their data or tissue. The written consent from the research participant should be kept and - when requested - should be disclosed to the journal editor.  

Yustisia Jurnal Hukum adopts the definition of 'human research' that includes:

  • humans taking part in surveys, interviews, or focus groups
  • humans undergoing psychological, physiological, or medical testing or treatment
  • humans being observed by researchers
  • researchers having access to participants' documents or other materials
  • the collection and use of participants' body organs, tissues, or fluids (such as skin, blood, urine, saliva, hair, bones, tumors, and other biopsy specimens, or exhaled breath)
  • accessing participants' information (in individually identifiable, re-identifiable, or non-identifiable form) as part of an existing published or unpublished source or database
  • Accessing health informationpersonal information, and sensitive information for research purposes


Author Fees

Article submission and Publication in Yustisia Jurnal Hukum is free of charge.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR). No fees incurred for article processing, submission, neither reviewing the articles.

For Libraries/Individual, can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge


Plagiarism Policy

Every manuscript submitted for publication in Yustisia Jurnal Hukum is checked for plagiarism after submission and before being sent to an editor for editorial review.

Yustisia Jurnal Hukum uses ‘Turnitin Software’ to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.

How are manuscripts with plagiarism handled?

The manuscripts in which plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of plagiarism present in the manuscript.

<5% plagiarism - The manuscript is assigned a manuscript ID and it is immediately sent back to the authors for content revision.
5–25% plagiarism - The manuscript is NOT assigned a manuscript ID and it is immediately sent back to the authors for content revision.
>25% plagiarism - The manuscript is rejected without editorial review. The authors are advised to revise the plagiarized parts of the manuscript and resubmit it as a fresh manuscript.



Citedness in Scopus

Yustisia Jurnal Hukum has been cited in Scopus-Indexed Publication

Fleshing out the Provisions for Protecting Foreign Investment Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(3), pp. 406-427, cited in Sovereignty, National Interest and Security in Bilateral Investment Treaties of Malaysia Journal of International Studies(Malaysia) 16, pp. 39-58

Fleshing out the Provisions for Protecting Foreign Investment Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(3), pp. 406-427, cited in Sovereignty, National Interest & Security and the Bilateral Investment Treaties of Bangladesh and the Netherlands: A Comparison African Journal of Legal Studies 12(2), pp. 183-214

Fleshing out the Provisions for Protecting Foreign Investment Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(3), pp. 406-427, cited in Environmental protection and the bilateral investment treaties of Malaysia and Netherlands: A comparison European Energy and Environmental Law Review 28(5), pp. 185-196

Achieving of income tax with awareness of taxation in Indonesia's tax law system Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 8(2), pp. 292-308, cited in Tax Awareness Among Students from Higher Learning Institutions in Malaysia: Education Area as A Moderator  International Journal of Economics and Management 15(1), pp. 89-102

the Internationalization of the International Contract According To International Theories and Conventions Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(3), pp. 428, cited in Legal effective of putting "Business as Usual" clause in agreements International Journal of Criminology and Sociology 10, pp. 58-70

Why village fund not yet promoting environmental sustainability? An empirical study of village fund incentives in central java province, Indonesia Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(1), pp. 190-196, cited in Towards deliberative ideals with informality: A practical study of rural planning in indonesia Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning 12(1), pp. 13-23

Why village fund not yet promoting environmental sustainability? An empirical study of village fund incentives in central java province, Indonesia Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(1), pp. 190-196, cited in Village fund, village-owned-enterprises, and employment: Evidence from Indonesia Journal of Rural Studies 79, pp. 382-394

Why village fund not yet promoting environmental sustainability? An empirical study of village fund incentives in central java province, Indonesia Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(1), pp. 190-196, cited in Seeking prosperity through village proliferation: An evidence of the implementation of village funds (Dana Desa) in Indonesia Journal of Regional and City Planning 31(2), pp. 97-121

Why village fund not yet promoting environmental sustainability? An empirical study of village fund incentives in central java province, Indonesia Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7(1), pp. 190-196, cited in The impact of budget, accountability mechanisms and renewable energy consumption on environmentally sustainable development: Evidence from indonesia International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 10(6), pp. 697-703

Aktualisasi Pancasila Sebagai Landasan Politik Hukum Indonesia Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 4(1), pp. 190-202, cited in Recontextualizing the patriarchal dominance of manggarai heritage customary law system by democratic and gendered orientation International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 13(1), pp. 238-246

Pergeseran Asas Legalitas Formal Ke Formal dan Material dalam Pembaharuan Hukum Pidana Nasional Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 4(1), pp. 235-244, cited in Innovation in resolving customary sanctions in criminal cases in Bali International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change 12(3), pp. 16-33 12(19), pp. 8217-8226

Politik Hukum Ketahanan Pangan Nasional (Sinkronisasi Politik Hukum Undang-undang Hak PVT dan Undang-undang Pangan) Yustisia Jurnal Hukum Vol 2, No 1, cited in Politics of law of the protection of plant variety (Pvt) and its implications for food security in indonesia: A maqashid al-shari'ah perspective International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research 9(2), pp. 4805-4814

Green Constitution sebagai Penguatan Norma Hukum Lingkungan dan Pedoman Legal Drafting Peraturan Daerah dalam Rangka Praktik-Praktik Tata Kelola Pemerintahan yang Baik di Daerah Yustisia Jurnal Hukum Vol. 1, No. 1, cited in Indonesia as an ecocracic country: The state’s responsibility and the people’s participation in preserving and in managing the environment quality Quality - Access to Success 21(179), pp. 140-143




The papers published in Yustisia will be considered to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (eg, of data) or falsification (eg, image manipulation);
  2. It constitutes plagiarism;
  3. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication);
  4. It contains material or data without authorisation for use;
  5. Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (eg, libel, privacy);
  6. It reports unethical research;
  7. It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process;
  8. The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (a.k.a. conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers;

    The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at: