Ms. Velda Bellaretta

Managing Editor

Lekantara, Tirtasani Royal Resort, Kec. Karangploso, Kab. Malang 65152, Jawa Timur Province, INDONESIA



Focus and Scope

Nusantara Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (NJSH) is an international, peer-reviewed, quick-refereeing scholarly open access journal (free for readers). The central concern of this journal pertains to the core values of the Social Sciences and Humanities, i.e., focusing on the ideals of human existence, seen through many different lenses. What makes life valuable, livable, meaningful? How can we understand human existence in its historical, artistic, spiritual, linguistic, communicative, environmental, political, and social sciences perspectives? Both historical and modern perspectives are welcome, as well as interdisciplinary approaches.

NJSH is a research journal and solicits papers that meet the highest level of scholarship, hence our intensive peer-reviewing process. This entails that each paper must critically engage with the relevant, and most recent secondary literature on the topic addressed. Nusantara Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities is not a journal that publishes opinion pieces, essays, creative writing, or similar types of texts, as valuable as those genres might be. We do not pursue any political or religious perspective and aim for complete objectivity. It is expected that the authors have made their best efforts to reflect on all the relevant research and thus to be at the top of the state of art in their field, both in theoretical and practical terms.

Subjects covered are, but not limited to:

  • History
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Social Science
  • Politics
  • Administration
  • Information Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education

We encourage authors to submit full research articles as well as editorial comments to Nusantara Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.


Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to NJSH are reviewed by at least two independent readers who are qualified experts in the subject field. Authors and reviewers remain anonymous during this process. Reviewers' recommendations are taken into consideration by the editors in determining publication and revisions.

For further information on best practice peer review processes, please see the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors and Publishers and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Responsibilities in the Submission and Peer Review Process.

Conflicts of Interest

Our editors are required to declare any potential competing interests in undertaking their editorial duties. In cases where a manuscript is submitted by a colleague at their own institution or from their resesarch networks, editors will remove themselves from the decision-making process. A co-editor, or an external trusted expert, with no such connections, is then asked to act as the editor for that particular article. Additionally, an editor will have no input or influence on the peer review process or publication decision for an article they have authored and submitted to the journal. Should a member of a journal's editorial team submit a manuscript to the journal, a co-editor, or external trusted expert, will be assigned to manage the entire review process and act as editor for that particular article. If the article proceeds to publication, it will be explicitly stated on the article that the editor who submitted the paper has had no involvement with the journal's handling of this particular article, along with the reasons for this, and the name of the assigned editor.


Publication Frequency

NJSH employs an article-based or publish-as-you-go model. After articles have been peer reviewed and accepted, they are then allocated and published in the relevant annual volume and are viewable online immediately. NJSH publishes 4 (four) issues in a year, on March, June, September, and December.


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.  

Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant others the right to use, reproduce, adapt and share their articles according to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.  

Authors are permitted to self-archive works on their personal or institutional webpages and repositories.



The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not, and should not, be considered representative of NJSH nor the publisher.


Handling of Suspected Misconduct

Issues of suspected misconduct will be handled in accordance with the guidelines set out by the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.


Corrections and Retractions

Corrections and retractions will be treated in accordance with the guidelines set out by the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.


Complaints Handling

Complaints related to NJSH should be directed in the first instance to the Assistant Editor, Velda Bellaretta at Complaints will be investigated according to recommendations by the Committee on Publication Ethics (see COPE Flowcharts). If complainants are unsatisfied with the response they may contact the Publisher at Authors with complaints related to the peer review or editorial process should refer to the Author Guidelines.


Author Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the author/s to ensure:

  • Any conflicting or competing interest is disclosed on submission of their work and all sources of funding are declared.
  • They contact the Managing Editor Velda Bellaretta at to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work.
  • The work is original, and all sources are accurately cited, according to the Journal's style guide.
  • The authorship of the work is accurately reflected. This means that all individuals credited as authors legitimately participated in the authorship of the work, and all those who participated are credited and have given consent for publication. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the work. Other contributors should be mentioned in the acknowledgement section of the article and their contribution described. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.



This journal automatically runs all submissions received through iThenticate anti plagiarism software.