Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Yustisia is open access, double-blind peer-reviewed law journal published by the Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret three times a year in April, August, and December. The specialty of this journal is that it publishes articles in contemporary legal studies with an interdisciplinary approach, Environmental Policy, Human Rights, and Democracy issues. The Journal publishes articles (Research and Review Article) and Book Review.



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 to prevent potential title similarities with previously published articles.


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS 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. More...


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Yustisia  (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 following guidelines are in accordance to (Committee on Publication Ethics) COPE’s guidelines.

The publication of an article in Yustisia 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 methods. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society. As the publisher of Yustisia, Faculty of Law Universitas Sebelas Maret takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and it recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities. Faculty of Law Universitas Sebelas Maret committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Publication Decisions:

The editors of Yustisia is responsible for deciding which 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 their decisions.

Duties of Authors:

1. Reporting Standards:

The Authors of original research reports must provide an accurate description of the work done and an objective discussion of its importance. Furthermore, the underlying data must be correctly described in the submitted document. In order to encourage others to reproduce the work, sufficient descriptions and references need to be included. Fraudulently or knowingly inputting inaccurate statements is unethical behavior and extremely unacceptable.

2. Data Access:

When necessary, Authors are required to provide the primary data related to the paper for editorial review.

3. Originality and Plagiarism:

The authors need to confirm that they have published entirely original works. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, the author should cite and reference the other authors accordingly.

4. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication:

Manuscripts containing essentially the same research work should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication as it is assumed dishonest and inexcusable publishing behavior.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources:

It is an obligation to provide proper acknowledgement for work of others. The authors have to cite the articles that influenced the characteristics of the reported work.

6. Authorship of the Paper:

Authorship, which involves listing specific individuals as co-authors, needs to be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Meanwhile, contributors or co-authors should be noted or identified exclusively for those who partake in particular research projects' substantive aspects. The corresponding author needs to guarantee that only eligible co-authors should be included in the paper. The final version of the paper and its submission for publication has been seen and accepted by these individuals.

7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

All Authors have to expose any cash flow and other meaningful potential conflicts of interest that could be perceived to affect the results of their manuscript's interpretation. Furthermore, all sources of funding should be reported for the research work.

8. Fundamental errors in published works:

Any significant error or inaccuracy in the published work discovered by the author should be retracted and corrected by directly notify the journal's editor or publisher;

9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:

In the manuscript, the author should explicitly define whether the study contains dangerous substances, processes, or devices that pose unusual hazards in their use.

Duties of Editors:

1. Fair Play:

Without being affected by gender, ethnicity, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, citizenship, or political opinions of the authors, an editor must always review manuscripts for their intellectual content.

2. Confidentiality:

Any information found in the manuscript sent to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors and the publisher shall not be disclosed by the editor and any editorial staff, as appropriate.

3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

Editors shall not, without the legal permission of the authors,use any unpublished material disclosed in the submitted manuscript.

4. Publication Decisions:

The editorial board of Yustisia is liable for figuring out which of the submitted research papers shall be published. Meanwhile, the decisions should be based on the research's validation in question and its significance to researchers and readers. The editors can be guided by the journal's editorial policy and restricted by constitutional requirements such as defamation, breach of copyright, and plagiarism. Furthermore, in resolving the decisions, the editor may consult with other editors or reviewers.

5. Review of Manuscripts:

The editor must guarantee that every manuscript's composition has been assessed for its authenticity while also organizing and utilizing peer review reasonably and wisely. Furthermore, the editor needs to clarify to the authors about the peer review processes and identify which aspects of the article have been peer-reviewed. By selecting people with sufficient mastery and excluding those with conflicts of interest, editors must perform influential peer reviewers for papers considered for publication.

Duties of Reviewers

1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Peer review helps the editor determine editorial choices and helps the authors refining the paper through editorial discussions.

2. Promptness:

Any chosen reviewer who feels unfit to observe the research work in a manuscript or recognizes that an immediate review would not be possible is required to notify the editor and not furtherly take part in the review process.

 3. Standards of Objectivity:

Reviews need to be carried out objectively, the personal judgment is unseemly, and the reviewer needs to express their viewpoints with supporting information explicitly.

4. Confidentiality:

All submitted manuscripts need to be treated as secret reports. Furthermore, except for those authorized by the editor, they should not be displayed or examined with others.

5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest:

It is compulsory to treat unique details or insights gained through peer review as confidential information and not exploited for individual gain. Moreover, reviewers do not need to evaluate manuscripts with conflict of interest because of collaborative competitive or other association or connection with any of the authors, businesses, or organizations.

6. Acknowledgement of Sources:

Reviewers ought to differentiate between similar published articles that the authors have not referred to. Likewise, the appropriate citation should be applied to every description where a previously recorded interpretation, inference, or statement is used. Finally, reviewers need to likewise bring to the editor's notice any overlap or noticeable similarity between the manuscript under scrutiny and any other published articles they have personal knowledge of.

Human Subject Protection

Yustisia requires that research involving human subjects (e.g., surveys, sensory panels, or other participation) complies with all appropriate laws, regulations, and policies (e.g., the Declaration of Helsinki) governing the use of human subjects in research. The authors should state explicitly that institutional review board (IRB) or equivalent approval was obtained before commencement of the study, including the name of the IRB that granted approval. The human object identity as respondent (information source) is securely protected according to the local authority policy.



Author Fees

Article submission and Publication in Yustisia 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 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.




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: