Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MASA is a journal that aims to publish articles dedicated to the development of history education and history. Articles can be a result of conceptual thinking, ideas, innovation, creativity, best practices, book reviews and the research that has been done.
As for the study of other disciplines that examine topics related to history education and history such as:
1. Field of History Education, for example the development model of teaching history, action research, lesson planning, the implementation process of learning, evaluation of learning history, learning innovation within the scope of the teaching of history.
2. History of the town's history, for example, the history of the movement, the history of independence, labor history, ideology history, social history, women's history, military history, cultural history and all things related to the history of science.
As well as the study of the history of education and other related educational history.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based on the review results supplied by the reviewers. There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision. Authors whose papers are rejected will be informed with the reasons for the rejection.


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.



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Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher, namely IKIP PGRI Pontianak.

Section A: Publication and authorship

1.            All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two Nasional Reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.

2.            Review processes are blind peer review.

3.            The factors taken into account in the review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability, and language.

4.            The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.

5.            If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.

6.            Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.

7.            The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

8.            No research can be included in more than one publication.

Section B: Authors’ responsibilities

1.            Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.

2.            Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.

3.            Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

4.            Authors must participate in the peer review process.

5.            Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

6.            All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.

7.            Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

8.            Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

9.            Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.

10.          Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors.

Section C: Reviewers’ responsibilities

1.            Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.

2.            Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author

3.            Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments

4.            Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.

5.            Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

6.            Reviewers should not review 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.

Section D: Editors’ responsibilities

1.            Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.

2.            Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.

3.            Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.

4.            Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.

5.            Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

6.            Editors should have a clear picture of a research’s funding sources.

7.            Editors should base their decisions solely on the papers’ importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to publication’s scope.

8.            Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.

9.            Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

10.          Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

11.          Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.

12.          Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.

13.          Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.

14.          Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.


Licensing (Creative Commons)

This Journal allows reuse and remixing of its contents, in accordance with a CC BY SA. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and buid upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.


Abstracting and Indexing

MASA: Journal of history is indexes and abstracted in:

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