Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) is one of the scientific journals in the field of criminal law published by the Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Semarang. IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) was first published in November 2016 to coincide with the 9th anniversary of the Faculty of Law UNNES, and since its first publication, it has had ISSN both printed and online (ISSN Print 2548-1568 ISSN Online 2548-1576). In 2017, IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) continues to improve and make improvements both in terms of management systems and writing quality. The first time, IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) was published in Indonesian, and since the second issue, in May 2017, IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) has been published in English as a forward vision towards a reputable international journal. At present, IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) has established various collaborations, including the Association of Indonesian Law Journal Managers, Indonesian Criminal Law and Criminology Society, and various other associations. In 2018, IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) in collaboration with the Faculty of Law held various activities in the form of seminars and criminal law conferences. Until now, IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) has been indexed by several national and international indexing institutions.

IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) is intended to be a scientific law research journal, that publishes articles concerning legal issues, especially on criminal law, but also not limited to:

  1. Penal Policy
  2. Penal Reform
  3. Criminal Law Studies
  4. Criminal Law Procedure
  5. Criminology
  6. Victimology
  7. Juvenile Criminal Law
  8. International Criminal Law
  9. Anti-Corruption and Money Laundering Law

and any other related issues, as well as comparative criminal law

IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) publishes each issue between 7-10 Articles (Research and Review Articles), and Book Review. The Journal also invites the current commentary from the invited Authors. 

 

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Ridwan Arifin
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Article

Editors
  • Ridwan Arifin
  • Diandra Preludio Ramada
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Editors
  • Ridwan Arifin
  • Diandra Preludio Ramada
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Editors
  • Ridwan Arifin
  • Diandra Preludio Ramada
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be pre-reviewed by the editors, determining whether the manuscripts have conformed to IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies)'s submission guidelines. Manuscripts which have conformed to the journal’s style will be peer-reviewed. IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal which involves many reviewers of experts in relevant field of laws. The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comments.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) uses Turnitin to screen articles for detecting plagiarism. Detection of overlapping and similar text is used there and so quotations and appropriate citations have to be used whenever required.

IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) published the only paper strictly following IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) guidelines and template for preparation manuscript. All submitted manuscripts are going through a double-blind peer-review process. Those papers are read by editorial members (upon the field of specialization) and will be screened by Managing Editor to meet the necessary criteria of the IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) publication.

Manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers based on their historical experience in reviewing manuscripts or based on their field of specialization. IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) has reviewing forms in order to keep same items reviewed by two reviewers. Then editorial board makes a decision upon the reviewer's comments or advice. Reviewers give their assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the field/science, IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) has four kinds of decisions:

  1. Accepted, as it is
  2. Accepted by Minor Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  3. Accepted by Major Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  4. Rejected (generally, on grounds of the outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation)

For checking Plagiarism, the IJCLS (Indonesian Journal of Criminal Law Studies) Editorial Board will screen plagiarism using Turnitin. If it is found plagiarism indication (above 30%), the editorial board will reject the manuscript immediately.

The Author retains the copyrights without any restrictions. Before publishing, it is required to obtain written confirmation from authors in order to acquire copyrights for papers published in the journal. Authors must sign the Originality Statement.  

 

Publication Frequency

Since the first edition this Journal is published twice in May and November every year

 

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.