Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia was published to develop and enrich scientific discussion for scholars who put interest in socio-cultural issues in Indonesia. This journal applies the peer-reviewed process in selecting the high quality article. Editors welcome theoretical or research-based article submission. The author’s argument doesn’t need to be in line with editors.

The scope of the field articles published in this journal deal with;

  1. The article presents the results of an ethnographic/qualitative research in a certain topic and is related to ethnic/social groups in Indonesia;
  2. The article is an elaborated discussion of applied and collaborative research with strong engagement between the author and the collaborator’s subject in implementing intervention programs or any other development initiative that puts emphasis on social, political, and cultural issues.

The scope of the desk research published in this journal deal with;

  1. Theoretical writing elaborates on a social and cultural theory linked with the theoretical discourse of anthropology. 
  2. The article is a critical review of anthropological references and other ethnography books that must be published at least in the last 5 years.
  3. Review papers exist for the expression of opinions and allow authors to submit material that may not be appropriate for original research articles but which contains ideas worthy of publication.

The scope of the articles published in this journal deal with a broad range of topics, including:

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology;
  • Law Anthropology;
  • Economic Anthropology;
  • Ecological Anthropology;
  • Maritime Anthropology;
  • Agricultural Anthropology;
  • Social Identity;
  • Interactionisme and Simbolisme;
  • Business Anthropology;
  • The religion of Anthropology;
  • Ethnography of Communication;
  • Medical Anthropology.
  • Anthropological Tourism.



Section Policies

Desk Research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Field Research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submitted articles will be selected and reviewed by editorial boards. The submission should be in soft copy format in Ms. Word file format, single-spaced, with letter size paper. The length of the article should not exceed 8000 words. Please also attach abstract with a maximum of 250 words length in English, and five keywords. The author should write their institution postal address and also the phone contact in the first part of the article.

The article should meet the following structures: introduction, Method, Result and Discussion, Conclusion, and reference. All references in the articles should be neatly put in a proper format. Footnotes should be written on the bottom part of every page, do not put them at the end of the article. The bibliography should follow the APA (American Psychological Association) Style.

ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia will publish the only paper strictly following ETNOSIA guidelines and manuscript preparation. All submitted manuscripts are going through a 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 ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia publication. Manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers minimum based on their historical experience in reviewing manuscript or based on their field of specialization. ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia has reviewing forms in order to keep the same items reviewed by two reviewers minimum. Then the editorial board will make a decision upon the reviewer's comments or advice. Reviewers will give their assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the field/science, ETNOSIA has four kinds of decisions:

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



Publication Frequency

ETNOSIA : Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia is a journal published by Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University. Two times a year in Juni and December.


Open Access Policy

This 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.

Benefits of open access for the author, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints

However, works/articles in this journals as are bound to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.




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Publication Ethics

ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University. This journal is available online and highly respects the publication ethic and avoids any type of plagiarism. 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 (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University). 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 journal of ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia 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 Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University as the publisher of ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia 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 Social and Political Sciences Hasanuddin University 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 ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia 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. The editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality. 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.

Promptness. 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.

Confidentiality. 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.

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 behavior and are unacceptable.

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 behavior and is unacceptable.

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.

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.


Dr. Munsi Lampe, MA.
ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia.
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University.


Plagiarism Policy

Papers submitted to ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tools. The Editorial Board will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to ETNOSIA: Jurnal Etnografi Indonesia must have a similarity level of less than 20%.