Focus and Scope
The International Journal of Indo-Pacific Studies, IJIPS (ISSN xxxx-xxxx) is an electronic journal (e-journal) published by Pusat Kajian Indo-Pasifik (Center for Indo-Pacific Studies) of Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), designed towards fulfilling one of the principal missions of the Pusat Kajian Indo-Pasifik, namely the dissemination of academic research and other scholarly works. With all its inherent advantages, an e-journal serves as the best vehicle to carry IJIPS to the forefront of the global scholarly community.
IJIPS is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, internationally refereed journal focusing primarily on biogeographic region of Indo-Pacific, including Central Indo-Pacific, Eastern Indo-Pacific, Western Indo-Pacific. The disciplines of interest encompass politics, history, indigenous languages and literature, religion, man and the environment, ethno-history, anthropology, cultural heritage, social issues, economic development, war and conflict resolution, prehistory and archaeology, technology, and the arts.
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
Peer Review Process
All submitted manuscripts go through an internal review and if they meet the basic requirement they are sent out for double blind review from experts experts in the fields. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. If the reviewers consider manuscripts unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.
Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. The file should be the latest file sent by the editorial staff to see the revision process. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface. The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.
Following initial review, the editors accept, reject, or call for revision. In case there is a need for revision, the editor may opt to request extended commentary from one or both reviewers in order to clarify what revisions are needed, and will then forward a request for revision to the author. Following revision, the editor may decide to publish, although following major revisions a paper will normally be sent for at least one further review. After acceptance, editorial assistants take charge of proof-reading and formatting.
One of the most important goals of the journal is to keep time from submission to publication to a minimum. With the advantages of the open access format, and the strong commitment of our editorial board to this goal, we aim for a significantly faster time-to-publication.
IJIPS publishes twice a year, i.e. July and December.
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...
The International Journal of Indo-Pacific Studies (IJIPS) Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in IJIPS.
Definition: Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."
Policy: Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.
Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.
When plagiarism is identified, the Chief Editor and Editor are responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:
Level of Plagiarism
Minor: A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper
Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made
Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper
Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year
Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication
Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.
It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all sign the IJIPS Copyright Transfer Form. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.
If the second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Chief Editor, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Chief Editor. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.
This policy applies also to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in the case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature much of the material was previously published.
The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to IJIPS with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means the use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one-half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one-half of the paper but more than one tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.
If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder.
In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in IJIPS either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.
However, an author shall be permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted, that was originally published in another language, the title, date, and journal of the original publication must be identified by the authors, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper that had been published (e.g. a “historic” paper) for republication in order to provide a better perspective of a series of papers published in one issue of IJIPS. This republication shall be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given, and the permission of the author(s) and the publisher shall be obtained.
The IJIPS layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Chief Editor who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the website with the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript. A sentence shall be added to the copyright transfer form to indicate that the author(s) have read the Plagiarism Policy.
Digital Archiving and Preservation Policy
International Journal of Indo-Pacific Studies (IJIPS) is fully committed to the cause of digital preservation of scientific research. The digital content of the Journal is extremely valuable and measures are in place to ensure both its current accessibility and long-term preservation.
- All digital Journal content is stored on a secure server which is backed up frequently. In the event of a problem, the back-up will be restored within 24 hours. IJIPS also implementing PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) preservation function. More info click here
- The articles in digital format are archived on Perpustakaan Nasional RI (Perpusnas)-(IOS), Crossref, Science and Technology Index (sinta), portal garuda, and in the Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD).
- All digital Journal content is stored on a secure server of PTIK (Center for Technology, Information, and Communication) of Universitas Negeri Padang which is backed up frequently. In the event of a problem, the back-up will be restored within 24 hours.
Abstracting and Indexing
International Journal of Indo-Pacific Studies (IJIPS) is currently indexed by:
- Google Scholar