About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Tujuan dari publikasi jurnal ini adalah untuk menyebarluaskan pemikiran konseptual atau ide-ide dan hasil penelitian yang telah dicapai di bidang Ilmu Sosial.

Jurnal Sosial Nusantara (JSN) berfokus pada masalah utama dalam studi Ilmu Sosial sebagai berikut:

1. Ilmu Sosial

Peer Review Process

Setiap artikel yang diterima staf Editor akan dipilih melalui Initial Review (Kajian Awal) yang dilakukan oleh Dewan Editor. Kemudian, artikel dikirimkan ke Mitra Bebestari/Reviewer dan menuju ke seleksi berikutnya melalui Blind Review Processs. Setelah itu, artikel dikembalikan kepada penulis untuk direvisi. Proses ini membutuhkan waktu maksimal 6 bulan. Dalam setiap naskah, Mitra Bebestari/Reviewer akan dinilai berdasarkan aspek substansi dan teknis. Mitra Bebestari/Reviewer yang berkolaborasi dengan JSN berasal dari ahli di bidang ilmu sosial dan isu-isu terkait. Mereka memiliki pengalaman dalam publikasi di jurnal dan forum ilmiah di tingkat nasional maupun internasional.

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.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

 Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

 Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

 If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

Publication Ethics

JSN is a peer-reviewed journal, available in print and online and published two times a year. 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 (Program Studi Ilmu Pemerintahan, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar and Asosiasi Ilmu Pemerintahan Perguruan Tinggi Muhammadiyah). 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 Otoritas : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan (p-ISSN: 2088-3706, e-ISSN: 2502-9320) 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.  

Program Studi Ilmu Pemerintahan, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar and Asosiasi Ilmu Pemerintahan Perguruan Tinggi Muhammadiyah(AIPPTM) as publisher of Otoritas : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan (p-ISSN: 2088-3706, e-ISSN: 2502-9320) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

Publication decisions

The editor of the Otoritas : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan (p-ISSN: 2088-3706, e-ISSN: 2502-9320) 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

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


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.


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.


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.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

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 behaviour 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 behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

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.

Journal History

Jurnal Sosial Nusantara diluncurkan pada Workshop Tata Kelola Jurnal Online Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial se-Indonesia pada Kamis tanggal 3 November 2016 di Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar. Kegiatan ini diinisiasi oleh Forum Dekan Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial Negeri se-Indonesia. Perguruan tinggi yang hadir dalam workshop ini bersepakat untuk membentuk konsorsium ilmiah bernama Konsorsium Ilmu Sosial Nusantara (KISN) sebagai pengelola Jurnal Sosial Nusantara. JSN akan diluncurkan secara resmi di Jakarta pada Desember 2017.