Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

WACANA Journal provides an intellectual platform for students, faculty, and researchers. WACANA Journal also aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in the sciences of humanities and social studies, and is expected to participate in efforts to realize sustainable development.

WACANA Journal publishes scientific papers of research results and scientific studies in the sciences of humanities and social studies, such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross-cultural studies, demography, economic studies of development, education and ethics studies, social studies, information technology management, industrial relations, international relations, legal studies, media studies, political science, population dynamics, psychology studies, public administration studies, social welfare, religious studies and linguistics

WACANA publishes original paper articles, review articles, conceptual frameworks, analytic and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, and more

The WACANA journal prioritizes interdisciplinary studies in the context of "real world" issues, studies of the contribution of science in the social context, interconnection between social sciences and other sciences. The WACANA journal also commits to promoting the results of interdisciplinary studies involving social science, natural science, and applied science, a prospective mixed methodology for the development of knowledge oriented solutions to multidimensional development problems.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Publication of articles by WACANA is dependent primarily on their validity and coherence, as judged by peer reviewers, who are also asked whether the writing is comprehensible and how interesting they consider the article to be. All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff and only those articles that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, and specific recommendations. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accepted, with or without editorial revisions
  • Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision
  • Rejected, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission
  • Rejected outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems

Galley proof will be scanned for detecting the plagiarism level (< 5%).


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 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...


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

The Journal team will judge any case of plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected before the article is published, we will alert the author(s), asking them to either rewrite the text or quote the exact text and cite the original source.

Galley proof will be scanned for detecting the plagiarism level. The tolerance for the plagiarism level for each article is < 5%. Revision will be required if the level is > 5%.

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journal team will conduct an investigation on its own merits. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the author's. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.