Login or Register to make a submission.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Journal of Law and Legal Reform will publish the only paper strictly following Journal guidelines and manuscript preparation. All submitted manuscripts are going through a double-blind peer review process. The aim of this journal is to provide a venue for academicians, researchers, and practitioners for publishing the original research articles or review articles in legal studies, especially in law reform studies. The scope of the articles published in this journal deal with a broad range of topics, including: Criminal Law; Civil Law; International Law; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Islamic Law; Economic Law; Medical Law; Customary Law; Environmental Law and another section related contemporary issues in law in the perspective of law reform and its development.
Review Policy
Manuscripts submitted will be subject to reviews by an editorial team board and a peer reviewer who are experts and familiar with the relevant field of research. After review process, the Managing Editor will inform the authors of the acceptance, rejection, or necessity of revision of the manuscript. All manuscript submitted will undergo the first stage of the review process carried out by the Internal Editor, which includes: suitability of the manuscript with focus and scope, manuscript template; writing standards (including the number of words), and similarity (plagiarism check by Turnitin). Regarding plagiarism check, the percentage limit allowed does not exceed 20%. After passing the first stage, the manuscript will be sent to be processed in the second stage, namely the review process (through a double-blind peer-review system).
In carrying out article publication services, we refer to the following service time standards



First Step Review (Internal Review)

1 week (7 working days)

Similarity Check

1 week (7 working days)

Second Step (Peer Review Process by External Reviewers)

1-2 month

Review Decision


Notification of Acceptance (after the Author submitted the revised version of manuscript)

1 week (7 working days)

Copyediting & Proofreading

1-2 weeks


Conditional (based on the publishing schedule)

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.
Paper Format
 The word limit for the submission is 4000-15000 words (including of footnotes (if any) and abstract).
 The sequence of manuscripts following: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method (for original research articles); Results and Discussion; Conclusion; and References.
Main Headings of Manuscripts. Following main headings should be provided in the manuscript while preparing. Main headings, sub-headings and sub-sub headings should be numbered in the manuscript with the following example:
1. Sub-Sub Headings
*please follow and check our manuscript template
 Title of articles are written with Californian FB (20pt) and preferably not more than 14 words. Author(s) name, affiliations, and e-mail.
The abstract should be clear, concise, and descriptive. This abstract should provide a brief introduction to the problem, objective of paper, followed by a statement regarding the methodology and a brief summary of results. Font Californian FB (13 pt) Italic and preferably not more than 250 words.
Keywords arranged by alphabetically and should have at least two keywords and maximum five keywords separated by a semicolon (;).
The introduction should be clear and provide the issue to be discussed in the manuscript. At the end of the paragraph, the author/s should end with a comment on the significance concerning identification of the issue and the objective of research.
The method written in descriptive. This Method are optional, only for original research articles.
Result and Discussion
This section is the most important section of your article. Contains the results of the object of study and should be clear and concise. The title of Result and Discussion may not be used, Author can directly mention the main heading title.
Conclusion contains a description that should answer the objectives of research. Do not repeat the Abstract or simply describe the results of the research. Give a clear explanation regarding the possible application and/or suggestions related to the research findings.
References at the end of the manuscript should be written in APA (American Psycho-logical Association) Citation Style. Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. (we suggest Mendeley). All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of Bibliography, arranged alphabetically by author.
Books with an author:
Suhadi, S. (2020). Regulasi dan Implementasi Ganti Kerugian Tanah Desa dan Tanah Wakaf dalam Pengadaan Tanah. Semarang: BPFH UNNES.
Ali, A. (2012). Menguak Teori Hukum (Legal Theory) dan Teori Peradilan (Judicialpru-dence) Termasuk Interpretasi Undang-Undang (Legisprudence). Jakarta: Kencana.
Books with an editor or more:
Sulistiyono, T., et.al. (eds). (2020). The Implementation of Law and Its Implication to The Citizen: In the Public and Private Law Perspectives. Semarang: BPFH UNNES.
Irianto, S. (ed). (2009). Hukum Yang Bergerak; Tinjauan Antropologi Hukum. Jakarta: Yayasan Obor Indonesia.
Journal articles:
Das, D. Z., & Rohilla, B. S. (2020). Conflicting Interests of Legislators in India: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Law and Legal Reform, 1(4), 605-616. https://doi.org/10.15294/jllr.v1i4.39867
Online sources:
British Broadcasting Corporation. (2012). Noken Papua Mendapat Pengakuan UNESCO. Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/indonesia/ber-ita_indonesia/2012/12/121205_noken_unesco. [Accessed May 16, 2015].
Bibliography citations are provided in bodynotes, however footnotes may be allowed with format:
Werner Menski, Comparative Law in a Global Context, The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa, London, Platinum Publishing Ltd, 2000, p. 16
Section from a book:
Eddy O.S. Hiariej. “Pemilukada Kini dan Masa Datang Perspektif Hukum Pidana” on Achmad D. Haryadi (ed), Demokrasi Lokal: Evaluasi Pemilukada di Indonesia, Jakarta, Konstitusi Press, 2012, p.182.
Journal articles:
Deb Zyoti Das & Bhanu Singh Rohilla, “Conflicting Interests of Legislators in India: An Exploratory Study”, Journal of Law and Legal Reform, Vol. 1 No. 4, 2020, pp. 605-610
The figures should be clearly readable and at least have a resolution of 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) for good printing quality.
 Table made with the open model (without the vertical lines).
Publication Ethics
Journal of Law and Legal Reform is a peer-reviewed journal as committed to keep and uphold the highest standards of publication ethics. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication at any time even after the publication. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor in chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Postgraduate Program Master of Laws, Universitas Negeri Semarang). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Postgraduate Program Master of Laws, Universitas Negeri Semarang as publisher of The Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical behavior 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 Universitas Negeri Semarang and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
Upon final publication, the new issue will be made available online at:
Submission Manuscript
All manuscripts must be submitted online at: https://journal.unnes.ac.id/sju/index.php/jllr/submissions
If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following e-mail: [email protected]


The Author Guidelines (PDF) can be downloaded here