Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus & Scope

✓ Religious Studies:

Religious studies discuss the problems of the practice of religiousity as they arise out of varied religious traditions of society and culture in Nusantara. The key to understanding the fundamental motivations for the behaviour of human groups lies in the knowledge of religious beliefs and practices. This study encompasses an examination of the reception of scriptural texts (hermeneutical, aesthetic, and functional receptions), interreligious dialogue, the philosophical significance of diverse assimilations between religion and local wisdom, the influence of religious identity on politics and economics, and the involvement of religious figures in societal and state affairs. This focus area includes the following disciplines:

- Philosophy of Religion and Science Integration;

- Islamic Studies (The Living Al-Qur'an and Hadith Studies, Islamic Law, Islamic Politics, Islamic Cultural History, Sufism, and Sharia Economics);

- Interreligious/Interfaith Dialogue Studies.

✓ Humanities Studies:

Humanities studies involve the study of people and the investigation of their many societal concerns. It is a broad study that incorporates several disciplines concerned with humans and their socio-cultural elements. However, the aim of this publication is limited to research-based papers on educational ethics, the application of law, the effect of classical history on contemporary society, and social media communication patterns in Nusantara. This focus area includes the following disciplines:

- Literature & Linguistic Studies;

Critical Discourse Analysis;

- Psychological and Behavioral Studies;

- Communication and Media Studies.

✓ Cultural Studies:

Cultural studies is an interdisciplinary academic study that involves a broad knowledge of culture that extends beyond textual or artistic objects such as literature, music, or cinema. Instead, it embraces a larger viewpoint that acknowledges culture as a dynamic and finely organised expression of diverse ways of living. The journal restricts the field of research to the study of local traditions in diverse ethnicities, gender equality worries, and national ideology discourse in the context of the Nusantara. This focus area includes the following disciplines:

- Sociology;

- Anthropogy;

- Ethnography;

- Gender Studies.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

✓ Submission procedure

Authors are encouraged to submit original manuscripts online, which are not presently under consideration at another journal, in a format defined by the author guidelines. Submitted manuscripts are pre-screened by plagiarism detection software both before and after blind peer review, prior to acceptance. The journal allows the author to track and participate in all activities related to the processing of the manuscript, such as the review process, copy editing, layout editing and proofing of manuscripts, which are all managed online. The publisher utilises multiple communication channels such as email, text messaging and telephone calls, with the intent to provide status updates and action requests for authors. For this purpose, we ask that authors frequently visit their user profile and update it with the latest contact information. This process takes place no later than two months from the date of submission. The acceptance ratio of articles in this journal is only 25%.

✓ Reviewing procedure

Wawasan Nusantara is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be single anonymous peer reviewed by two independent, anonymous expert. If you have shared an earlier version of your Author’s Original Manuscript on a preprint server, please be aware that anonymity cannot be guaranteed. Further information on our preprints policy and citation requirements can be found on our Preprints Author Services page. Find out more about what to expect during peer review and read our guidance on publishing ethics.

✓ Revisions procedure

After formal peer review many manuscripts may be provisionally accepted pending minor revisions, after which authors will submit revised manuscripts. The editor would have gauged the revisions needed as being feasible and capable of being completed within 3 months. Revisions will be requested by the editor through email, with instructions on how to proceed to create and upload a revised submission on the journal website. In the journals’ personalised section your submission will move in the active table from having the status In Review to In Review: Revisions Required. When you prepare a revised version of your manuscript it is essential that you follow the instructions given in the editor’s letter and the reviewer’s comments (when provided) very carefully.

✓ Publications procedure

Upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication by the Editor-in-Chief, the editorial staff will work towards preparing the manuscript for online publication. The first stage involves language editing, after which the manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for review. This is the author’s final opportunity to make text changes to the manuscript and submit a revised version. At a final stage the editorial staff will send the author one set of galley proofs, and the author will have two working days to mark any typographical errors. It may not be possible to incorporate author corrections in the printed version of the manuscript if the author fails to respond to proofreading requests. Authors should visit their personalised homepage frequently to assess the location or stage of the manuscript.


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.