Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya is an academic journal that focuses on publishing scientific papers in a mono-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, or multi-disciplinary perspective. 

 LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya embodies research articles including:

  • linguistics
  • literature
  • language teaching
  • translation
  • cultural studies.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process


LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya aims to publish academic articles that uncover new depths in the study of Language and Linguistics, Literature, and Culture. These articles should be able to contribute to and advance our current understanding of language, linguistics, literature, and culture, with a sound scientific basis. To ensure this, we employ a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewers' and authors' identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process.

More specifically, our editorial process is as follows:

  1. Initial screening. All submissions are initially screened by the Editor-in-Chief for their conformity to LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya's scope and basic submission requirements, and checked for plagiarism. Manuscripts that fail to abide by our ethical standards are immediately rejected, as are manuscripts that do not fit within the journal's scope.
  2. Reviewer assignment. Manuscripts that passed the initial screening are then handed over to a section editor, who will select at least two relevant reviewers and initiate the peer review process for double-blind review.
  3. Peer review. During this stage, a reviewer will assess the content of the manuscript and provide their recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.
  4. First decision. Once both (or more) reviewers have submitted their recommendations, the manuscript is either rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), or accepted as is. If it is accepted, the manuscript is returned to the submitting author for proofreading. The final decision to accept the manuscript is made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendation of the section editor and following approval by the editorial board.
  5. Revision. A manuscript that requires revisions is returned to the submitting author, who will have up to one week to revise the manuscript. Once the revision is submitted, it is once again assessed by the section editor to determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author(s) sufficiently responded to the reviewers' comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this step is repeated (the manuscript is returned to the submitting author once more for further revision).
  6. Final decision. Finally, the revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected, depending on whether the section editor has found the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya's standards, the manuscript is rejected.
  7. Language editing. Once the manuscript is accepted, it is returned to the submitting author for the final editing of its language and content; these are changes that improve the readability of the article without changing the substance of the content. LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya requires authors to return the manuscript with proof that changes have been made, which the editorial board will review before ultimately greenlighting the manuscript for publication.
  8. Typesetting. Once greenlit, the manuscript is handed over to the journal's typesetter. The final version of the article, as it will appear in LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya, is returned to the submitting author for proofreading and final approval.
  9. Publication. Congratulations! The published article will appear in the latest issue of LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published two times per year in March and September.


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...


Repository Archive

  • Universitas Dian Nuswantoro repository
  • National Library (Indonesia One Search)
  • Garuda (Digital Reference Garba of the Ministry of Research and Technology / National Agency for Research and Technology)
  • Mendeley
  • Zenodo


Publication Ethics

It is strictly against the ethics of academic article publication for duplication of publication. It is mandatory that contributors (authors) provide a written declaration that a manuscript submitted to LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya has not been previously published and is not being considered for other publications. In addition, we have a commitment to ensure that all submissions are original. Therefore, the editorial office of our journal is responsible to cross-check to ensure that submitted manuscripts have not been published prior to their submission to LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya.

There is a limit to the extent that LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya can examine submitted works. As such, we call upon external reviewers and the academic community to report any misconduct to our help desk officer via lite@fib.dinus.ac.id  for prompt action to be taken.

LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya may initiate a retraction if a work is proven to be fraudulent, or an expression of concern if our editors have well-founded suspicion of misconduct. In addition, LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya can facilitate a replacement. In this case, the author(s)'s of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original article and replace it with a revised version.

Neither peer-reviewer' comments nor correspondence should contain personal attacks on authors. Editors and peer-reviewers should only criticize the work, not the researcher and should edit (or reject) letters containing personal or offensive statements.

Authors of LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The authorship should balance intellectual contributions to the conception, design, analysis, and writing of the manuscript against other work in relation to the research. If there is no task that can reasonably be attributed to a particular individual, this individual should not be credited with the authorship.
  • Authors must declare that the work reported is their own and that they are the copyright owner (or else have obtained the copyright owner's permission).
  • Authors must declare that the submitted article and its essential content have not previously been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • The author should avoid disputes over attribution of academic credit. Therefore, it is helpful to decide early on who will be credited as corresponding author, contributors, and who will be acknowledged.
  • Authors must take public responsibility for the content of their paper. It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
  • Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated.
  • Authors must acknowledge the data sources of their research and should acknowledge financial support sources to the research if any.
  • All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be quickly communicated to the Editor.
  • Authors should state that the papers they submit have been approved by the relevant research ethics committee or institutional review board. If human participants were involved, manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the participants had signed informed consent forms.
  • Authors should submit a short description of all contributions to their manuscript. Each author's contribution should be described in brief. Authors of research papers should state whether they had complete access to the study data that support the publication. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should also be listed and their particular contribution described. This information should appear as an acknowledgment.
  • Authors have a right to appeal editorial decisions.

Reviewers of LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of the authors.
  • Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the editor.
  • All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential.
  • Any information that may be the reason for a publication rejection must be communicated to the Editor.
  • The duty of confidentiality in the assessment of a manuscript must be maintained by expert reviewers, and this extends to reviewers’ colleagues who may be asked (with the editor’s permission) to give opinions on specific sections.
  • Submitted manuscript should not be retained or copied.
  • Reviewers and editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations unless they have the authors’ permission.
  • Reviewers should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased, and justifiable reports.
  • Reviewers assigned to an article will comment on the following items:
  • The importance, originality, and timeliness of the study
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the study design and data analysis for research papers or the analysis and commentary for essays
  • Writing, organization, and presentation
  • The degree to which the findings justify the conclusion
  • The relevance, usefulness, and comprehensibility of the article for the Journal’s target audience.

Editors of LITE: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • Editors must treat all submitted papers as confidential.
  • Editors should inform peer reviewers about this Misconduct.
  • Editors should encourage peer-reviewers to consider ethical issues raised by the research they are reviewing.
  • Editors should request additional information from authors if they feel this is required.
  • Editors should exercise sensitivity when publishing images of objects that might have cultural significance or cause offense.
  • Editors should inform readers if ethical breaches have occurred.
  • Editors should encourage peer-reviewers to decline peer-review request if they identify a conflict of interest with the manuscript.
  • Editors may assign peer-reviewers suggested by authors but should not consider suggestions made by authors as binding.
  • Editors should mediate all exchanges between authors and peer reviewers during the peer-review process (i.e. prior to publication). If agreement cannot be reached, editors should consider inviting comments from additional peer reviewer(s) if the editor feels that this would be helpful.
  • Decisions by editors about whether or not to publish submitted manuscripts must not be influenced by pressure from the editor's employer, the journal owner, or the publisher.
  • Editors should publish corrections for discovered errors that could affect the interpretation of data or information presented in a manuscript.
  • Editors should expect allegations of theft or plagiarism to be substantiated and should treat allegations of theft or plagiarism seriously.
  • Editors should keep peer-reviewers’ identities from authors. If peer-reviewers’ identities are revealed, editors should discourage authors from contacting peer-reviewers directly, especially when misconduct is suspected.
  • Editors should reserve the right to reject manuscripts if there is a doubt whether appropriate procedures have been followed. If a paper has been submitted from a country where there is no ethics committee or institutional review board, editors should use their own experience to judge whether or not the paper can be published. If the decision is made to publish a paper under this circumstance, a short statement should be included to explain this situation.
  • Editors should ensure timely peer-review and publication for manuscripts they receive, especially where findings may have important implications.
  • The Editorial Board is responsible for making publication decisions based on the reviewer’s evaluation, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restraint acting against plagiarism, libel, and copyright infringement.

(This Publication Ethics adopted from Committee on Publications Ethics-COPE)


Citation etiquette

Plagiarism is understood as the complete or partial imitation of the work of another author without citing that work’s source and author. Short passages from another work may be quoted. The quote must, however, be identified and its source cited.

  1. Source citation: Cite all of your sources fully and verifiably, such that anyone can check them.
  2. Your own work: Differentiate clearly between your own work and that of others: always name the author(s) of work which is not your own. This applies to texts, computer codes, tables, graphics and data, even if they come from the World Wide Web.
  3. Word-for-word quotes: Place borrowed text (both sentences and concepts) in inverted commas.
  4. Analogous quotes (paraphrases): If you have rendered text in your own words or summarised it, give its source in parentheses.
  5. Secondary sources: Identify a citation as a secondary source if you have taken it from another author without looking at the original source yourself.
  6. Bibliography: At the end of your paper list all of the sources and ‘intellectual mentors’ you have used.
  7. General knowledge: Anything which may be regarded as general or basic knowledge does not require a source citation. If the basic ideas are taken from another author, e.g. from a textbook, however, the source must be cited.

 You may not:

  • use the exact words of or ideas from another author’s intellectual property (text, ideas, structure, etc.) without citing the source clearly.
  • use text from the internet without citing the www. address and the date you accessed it.
  • re-use your own written texts or parts of them in different course papers or performance assessments without explicitly identifying them as such.
  • translate and use a foreign-language text without citing its source.
  • submit work under your own name which has been written for you by someone else (a ‘ghost writer’).
  • use an extract from another author’s work, paraphrase it and indeed cite the source but somewhere other than in the context of that extract (for example, the (in practice, plagiarised) source is hidden in a footnote at the end of a paper).

(Adapted from the ‘Notice on dealing with plagiarism’ issued on 30 April 2007 by the Teaching Committee of the University of Zurich)


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

  • Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
  • Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)