Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Paradigma: Jurnal Masalah Sosial, Politik, dan Kebijakan  is an open access, and peer-reviewed journal. Our main goal is to disseminate current and original articles based on research or critical thinking from researchers and practitioners on various social, political, and policy issues related to:

  1. National Defense
  2. Government Relations
  3. Democracy, Radicalism, and Terrorism
  4. Corporate Communication
  5. Nation Branding
  6. State Security
  7. Social Conflict Resolution
  8. Politic Governance
  9. Public Policy
  10. Marketing Communication
  11. Media and Journalism
  12. Broadcasting Industry
  13. Business Management
  14. Entrepreneurship


Section Policies


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Administrasi Bisnis

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Hubungan Internasional

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Hubungan Masyarakat

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Ilmu Komunikasi

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to Paradigma: Jurnal Masalah Sosial, Politik, dan Kebijakan will undergo a selection and assessment process by the Editorial Board to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus, and scope, and that they are of excellent academic quality.  The manuscripts will be reviewed using the open peer review method.

Desk Review. At the desk review stage, manuscripts will be examined to ensure that they have met the writing guideline, focus, and scope with excellent academic quality. If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be given the opportunity to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be directly rejected.

Peer review. When the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, it will then be delivered to two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The review process will be done within 4 weeks. Manuscripts that did not successfully pass the desk review process will not proceed to this stage.

Reviewer’s decision. The reviewers will provide the following recommendations:

  1. Accepted; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns
  3. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised
  4. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or the given reviews relate to very basic issues

The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Editorial Board to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript.

Revision Stage. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted 4 weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, 1 week is allotted for revision. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill in and attach the review summary form.  

Final decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editorial Board to ensure that the author has revised it in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.

Proofread. Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Editorial Board, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

Publication confirmation. At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content is in accordance with the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Board will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as a print publication.


Publication Frequency

Paradigma: Jurnal Masalah Sosial, Politik, dan Kebijakan published bi-annual (twice a year) in January and July.


Open Access Policy

Paradigma: Jurnal Masalah Sosial, Politik, dan Kebijakan holds the principle that all research is for the benefit of mankind. Research is a product of an investment by society and therefore the results must be returned to all without borders or discrimination, serving society in a universal and transparent manner. 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. We understand that in this world everyone has an equal opportunity to seek, share and create knowledge. We hope writers join us in this open access concept.





This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration


Author Fees

All manuscripts submitted and published in Paradigma: Jurnal Masalah Sosial, Politik, dan Kebijakan requires payment.

Article Publication: 300.000 (IDR)

To support the cost of wide open access dissemination of research results, to manage the various costs associated with handling and editing of the submitted manuscripts, and the Journal management and publication in general, the authors or the author's institution is requested to pay a publication fee for each article accepted. Instructions for money transfer via bank transfer will be provided by the editor with the notification of acceptance for the accepted paper.

A waiver or partial waiver of author fees may be decided by the editor in case of lack of funding, excessive length of submitted manuscript or other sound reasons provided by the author during the submission. The author should clearly declare that he asks for a waiver in the comments to the Editor box during their submission. The waiver will have no effect on the review result of the paper. A waiver is most likely to be denied if it is not asked in this stage.

An author or group of authors who cannot afford the publication fee may be eligible for a partial waiver (max 15% discount) of publication fees. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work. The partial waiver is intended primarily for authors from low-income countries http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/LIC who are without funding. It is unlikely that a partial waiver will be granted to authors from established academic or research centres in the developed world. If you would like to apply for a fee partial waiver, you will need to email Principle Contact before submission with details about your research paper, such as author names and positions, institutions, funding and type of research. Please contact the Principle Contact for more information at paradigm@upnyk.ac.id


Publication Ethics

The following statements are based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Paradigma: Jurnal Masalah Sosial, Politik, dan Kebijakan and its publisher, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Yogyakarta this journal follows the COPE. Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.


Paradigma is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. Authors who submit papers to Register attest that their work is original and unpublished, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, authors confirm that their paper is their own; that it has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works; and that they have disclosed actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.