Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

LEKSEMA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is an academic periodical which publishes research results and analyses from language and literature field of study. The linguistics subdisciplines under the scope of this journal among others are grammar, language skills, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and applied linguistics. On the other hand, the subdisciplines under literary field covered by this journal are prosaic, poetic, dramatic analysis, literary criticism etc. This journal is also open for publishing analyses and research results analysis on language and literature teaching/education. Aside from publishing articles, it optionally publishes book reviews and biographies of public figures in language and literature field as well. All academics, scholars, experts, and those who are interested in the development of language and literature studies are welcomed to participate by publishing their scientific works in this journal.

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

LEKSEMA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra conducts double-blind peer review. It involves at least two reviewers for measuring the quality of each manuscript. The judgments to the submissions based on the criteria of a proper academic journal article. The  duration for each reviewing process is maximum two weeks. The recruitments for reviewers highly consider the academic qualification, particularly in journal article writing, of the candidates. Accepted manuscript will be decided by editors.

Publication Frequency

Leksema is published twice per-year (January-June and July-December period). Therefore, in a year there will be a single volume with two numbers of journal editions. Starting from Volume 2, each edition will publish eight articles or 16 articles in total for each volume.

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.


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. More...