Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Sosial Horizon: Jurnal Pendidikan Sosial is issued every June and December since 2014. The scope of the articles include

  • Social education
  • Social science
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Geography

All articles sent to our journal should have never been published or submitted to other journals.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to the Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Double Blind Preview Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month for a maximum time. In the each manuscript, Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. 

All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by editorial staff. Those Manuscript evaluated by editors to be inappropiate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscript evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double bilnd reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer's recommendation from among several possibilities : rejected, revision required, or accepted. 

Plagiarism detection of articles in this journal is carried out by using iThenticate and Mendeley as a Tool Reference Manager. The language used in this journal is English or Bahasa.

The editor has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. Review Process :

  1. Author submit the manuscript 
  2. Editor Evaluation (some manuscript are rejected or returned before the review process) 
  3. Double Bind peer review process 
  4. Editor Decision 
  5. Confirmation to the author


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Sosial Horizon will be published two times a year in the following months: June and December. Every issue consists of at least 6 articles and therefore every volume has at least 14 articles/reviews.


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.


Publication Ethic

Sosial Horizon: Jurnal Pendidikan Sosial concerns fully on publication ethic of whole publication process of the journal and on all received articles. As a quality assurance of a journal, Sosial Horizon: Jurnal Pendidikan Sosial assures professionalism of every party from the journal management, authors, editors and reviewers by referring to Sosial Horizon: Jurnal Pendidikan Sosial Publishing Ethics adopted from COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, as follow:


  1. Determining the name of the journal, the scope of science, the timeline, and the accreditation.
  2. Determining the membership of the editorial board.
  3. Defining the relationship between publishers, editors, peer review, and other parties in the contract.
  4. Appreciating the confidentiality of the contributing researchers, author, editor, and peer review.
  5. Applying the norms and regulations regarding intellectual property rights especially on copyrights.
  6. Conducting the policy reviews on the journals and present it to the authors, editorial board, peer review, and readers.
  7. Making the behavior code guidelines for editor and peer review.
  8. Publishing journals on a regular basis.
  9. Ensuring the availability of resources for sustainability journal publishing.
  10. Establishing cooperation and marketing network.
  11. Preparing for the licensing and other legal aspects.


  1. Improving the quality of publications.
  2. Ensuring the process to maintain the quality of published papers.
  3. Leading the freedom in delivering an opinion.
  4. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record.
  5. Conveying corrections, clarifications, withdrawal, and an apology if necessary.
  6. Owning the responsibility for styling and formatting the paper, while the contents and any statements in the paper are the responsibility of the authors.                                                          
  7. Assessing policies and attitudes of the published journal from the author and peer review to increase responsibility and minimize errors.
  8. Having an open-minded personality in accepting the new opinion or views of others who are different than their personal opinion.               
  9. Prohibiting in defending our own opinion, the author or third parties which may result in a false decision.
  10. Encouraging the author, in order to make improvements to the paper until it worth to publish.


  1. Receiving the task from the editors to review the papers and submit the review to the editor, as a matter of determining the feasibility of the paper for publication.
  2. Reviewing the papers in a timely manner (on time) in accordance with the style guide based on scientific principles (method of data collection, the legality of the author, conclusions, etc.).
  3. Reviewing the papers that have been corrected in accordance with the standards.
  4. Encouraging the author to make improvements in the papers by providing feedback, suggestions, feedback, and recommendations.
  5. Maintaining the author's privacy by covering the results of the corrections, suggestions, and recommendations received by the author.
  6. Reviewers must not review any papers that involve the reviewers in their work, directly or indirectly.
  7. Following the guidelines for peer review in reviewing papers and assessing the evaluation form paper given by the editors.
  8. Reviewing papers substantively by not correcting the grammar, punctuation, and mistype.
  9. Ensuring the principles of truth, novelty, and originality; prioritize the benefit of the paper for the development of science, technology, and innovation; also comprehending the impact on the development of science writing. 
  10. Prohibiting in defending own opinion, the author or third parties which may result in decision reference becoming non-objective.                                                                       
  11. Upholding the value of objectivity and free from any influences.                                  
  12. Ensuring the confidentiality of findings in the paper until it is published.                                
  13. Having a broad understanding of the expertise and ability to provide a review of the paper appropriately and correctly.
  14. Refusing to do a review of the research is not from the field of expertise. Instead, the peer review should be giving the recommendation to the researcher if there is any other expert on the subjects.  
  15. Having an open-minded personality in accepting the new opinion or views of others who are different than their personal opinion.
  16. Refusing to do the review if the deadline given by the editor cannot be reached. If absent the peer review should notify the editor as early as possible.      
  17. The results of the review must be presented in an honest, objective, and supported by clear arguments. Some possible recommendations from the review are: 
  • Accepted without repair
  • Accepted with minor repairs (after repaired by the author, it is not necessary to go to peer review)
  • Accepted with major repairs (after repaired by the author, return to the peer review for re-review)
  • Rejected and recommended for other publication
  • Rejected and recommended not to publish to any publication because scientifically the paper is flawed for the community.

    18.  Giving rejection for the last recommendation as to the last choice related to the feasibility of the papers or with an indication of severe violations of the code of ethics related to the author.

    19. Reviewed papers aren’t allowed to be used for personal or third-party interests. Moreover, The use of some of the contents of the reviewed papers must have received permission from the author.


  1. Author collectively responsible for the work and the content of the article which cover methods, analysis, calculation, and details.
  2. The author immediately responds to the comments made by the peer review professionally and timely.
  3. The author should inform the editor if they retract their paper.         
  4. The author describes the limitations of the study.                        
  5. The author respects the publishers if they demand to not to publish the findings in the form of interviews or through any other media before the publication.
  6. The author informs the editor of (a) paper that is part of a phased research, multidisciplinary, and different perspectives.                                  
  7. The author makes a statement that the papers submitted for publication are original, have not been published anywhere in any language, and not in the process of submission to another publisher.
  8. If there is an error in the paper, the author should immediately notify the editor or publisher.                                        
  9. The use of materials from other publications that are copyrighted should be given written permission and gratitude.
  10. The author refers to the work of others as appropriate in citations and quotations used in the paper.                                           
  11. When delivering new discoveries or improving inventions the authors should mention the job previous researcher/writer/founder.                                    
  12. The author is not allowed to give a bibliography of the publications if they do not read the publication.                                 
  13. If requested, the authors prepared the proof that the research has already met the requirements of the research ethics including the field notes.
  14. The author adequately responds if there are any comments or feedback after the paper published.



Licensing (Creative Commons)

This journal allows reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC BY SA 4.0. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.


Abstracting and Indexing

Sosial Horizon: Jurnal Pendidikan Sosial is open access and peer-reviewed journal, published by IKIP PGRI Pontianak, is indexed and abstracted in: