Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

NORMA welcomes both national and international legal scholars and practitioners to contribute and publish their original ideas whether it is theoretical or empirical papers, as it is the aims of this journal. 

Papers published in NORMA shall be about legal issues in the field of:

  • Private law;
  • Criminal law;
  • Islamic law;
  • International law; and
  • Constitutional law.

Section Policies

Articles

This section is for all general articles that will be published in NORMA

  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

NORMA will publish the only paper strictly following NORMA guidelines and manuscript preparation. Those papers are read by editorial members (upon field of specialization) and will be screened by Managing Editor to meet necessary criteria of NORMA publication. NORMA has reviewing forms in order to keep the same items reviewed by two reviewers. The editorial board will make a decision upon the reviewer's comments or advice. Reviewers will give their assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the field/science. NORMA has three kinds of decisions:

Accepted, as it is
Accepted by Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
Rejected (generally, on grounds of the outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation)

NORMA Editorial Board will screen plagiarism with Turnitin. If it is found plagiarism indication more than 25% (twenty five percent), the editorial board will reject the manuscript immediately.

Before publishing, it is required to obtain written confirmation from authors in order to acquire copyrights for papers published in the journal. Authors must sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement (Downloadable) as follows: The undersigned hereby transfer any and all rights in and to the paper including without limitation all copyrights to NORMA. The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that the paper is original and that he/she is the author of the paper, except for material that is clearly identified as to its original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required. The undersigned represents that he/she has the power and authority to make and execute this assignment. This agreement is to be signed by at least one of the authors who have obtained the assent of the co-author(s) where applicable.

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.

Archiving

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.

Publication Frequency

NORMA is an open-access law journal with double-blind peer-review process that published three times a year in February, June, and October by Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University.

Publication Ethics

NORMA is an open-access law journal with double-blind peer-review process that published three times a year in February, June, and October by Faculty of Law Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya. This journal is available in print and online and highly respects the publication ethics and avoids any type of plagiarism. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor in chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers, and the publisher (Faculty of Law Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal of NORMA is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.

Faculty of Law Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya as the publisher of NORMA takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical behavior and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Law Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.


Duties of Editors
Publication Decisions. The editor of the NORMA is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair Play. The editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.


Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of Authors
Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

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Editor-in-Chief of NORMA
Faculty of Law Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya

Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by NORMA Editorial Board using Turnitin. Please note that:

  • Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed;
  • Maximum score of plagiarism is 25% (twenty five percent);
  • The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted;
  • Author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable;
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work;
  • The maximum time given to the author to revise the manuscript is one week.

Article Processing Charges

NORMA is an open-access journal, all its articles are freely available online. In order to cover editorial process, web hosting, online tools, and indexing services we will charge IDR 250,000 for publication fee. We will send an invoice once your article accepted by the Editorial Board. The payment must be made within the period stated in the invoice. The article will not be published until the payment is made.

The Editorial Board may waive the publication fees upon request of the authors. Editor in Chief of NORMA will consider such a request on an individual basis. If you need a waiver on publication fees, please state the reasons and send your request to the Principal Contact here.

Indexing and Abstracting

NORMA has been indexed by:

  1. Google Scholar
  2. Crossreff / DOI
  3. Academia.edu