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Editorial Policies

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

LEKSEMA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra (Language and Literature Journal) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal focusing on disseminating research results and conceptual works from language and literature fields of study by publishing them into scientific articles.

The linguistic subdisciplines under the scope of this journal among others are general linguistics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, and forensic linguistics. Meanwhile, literature subdisciplines covered by this journal include—but not limited to—prosaic, poetic, and dramatic studies, as well as literary criticisms along with their subordinates. This journal is also open for publishing scientific works from interdisciplinary studies related to either language or literature subjects.

Since the publications of this journal are addressed to international audience, the working language of the articles is primarily English. However, Indonesian language is optionally applicable in order to give more opportunities to local researchers as well as to promote the language amid global communities.

Leksema: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is published by Faculty of Cultures and Languages IAIN Surakarta in cooperation with ELITE and ESAI. It is issued semi-annually every June and December by providing eight articles for each number of edition. Since 2018, it has been accredited nationally by achieving Sinta S3 grade.

Leksema: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra has currently been indexed by Google ScholarSintaGarudaISJD NeoMorarefCrossrefROADWorldcatDimensionsScilit, BASENeliti, and EuroPub.

Academics, scholars, experts, and all those who have interests in developing language and literature studies are welcomed to participate by submitting their manuscripts to this journal.

Section Policies


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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: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra 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

LEKSEMA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra 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...