About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Mahakarya: Student's Journal of Cultural Sciences is an academic periodical focusing on publishing the research results under the scope of cultural sciences, such as language, literature, and history studies along with their teachings. This journal was created as the medium for students of higher education all over the world to disseminate their research reports, final projects, theses, dissertations and other academic writings in the forms of articles that can openly be accessed by public.

Mahakarya: Student's Journal of Cultural Sciences is published bianually with two issues a year between January-June and July-December. The language used for the article is preferably English since this journal is targeting global audience. However, articles in Bahasa Indonesia are limitedly acceptable with the purpose for promoting this local language for international communication. Any students of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs are welcomed to participate in developing cultural sciences by publishing their scientific articles in this journal.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal should follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. When a manuscript is submitted, it is given a submission ID number. Always refer to this number in communications with the editor. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to inform the coauthors of the manuscripts status throughout the review and publication processes.

All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking before submitting the draft. Editors check all manuscripts to see if there are any similarities with other articles. The Editor reviews the manuscript for scope and assigns reviewers. All manuscripts are considered to be confidential and undergo a blind review. All article will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) or more reviewers.

All reviewers are expected to complete their reviews within two weeks after receiving the manuscript. Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. The corresponding author is notified, about three months after the submission, of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or require modification.

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.

Publication Ethics

Mahakarya: Jurnal Mahasiswa Ilmu Budaya 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 (Faculty of Cultures and Languages UIN Raden Mas Said). This statement is based on COPE's Code of Conduct

1. Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

2. Code of Conduct for Reviewers

3. Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

it is expected of authors, reviewers and editors that they follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behaviour contained therein.