Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh) focuses on philosophical and theological studies based on both literary and field types of research. The emphasis of the study is as the following:

  • Contextualization and inculturation of philosophy and theology in socio-politics and history of Indonesia;
  • A systematic attempt of exploring methodologies of Indonesian philosophy and Christian theology;
  • Dialogue between Western and Eastern or Indonesian philosophy and theology.
  • Cross-cultural-religious studies of Indonesian treasures hidden in the daily life of Indonesia;
  • Research and studies preferably covering topics of theologizing and philosophizing Indonesia and Asia.
The scope of International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh) covers various perspectives of philosophical and theological studies from trans-interdisciplinary methodology and cross-cultural-religious point of view of traditions.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow the focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. 

The research article submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.

Editors will make the final decision of article acceptance according to reviewers' comments. Publication of accepted articles, including the sequence of published articles, will be made by Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors and a thematic issue.


Publication Frequency

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDONESIAN PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY are published twice a year in June 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.



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Publication Ethic


  1. Publication Decision. IJIPTh Editor is responsible for deciding articles to be published from accepted articles. This decision is based on the article's validation and the article's contribution to researchers and readers. In carrying out its duties, the Editor is guided by the editorial board's policy and is subject to legal provisions that need enforcement, such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor can discuss with the editor or other reviewers in making the decision.
  2. Objective Assessment. The editor evaluates a script based on its intellectual content without discrimination in religion, ethnicity, ethnicity, gender, nation, etc.
  3. Confidentiality. The editor and editorial staff should not disclose any information about the manuscript received to anyone other than the author, reviewer, prospect reviewer, and editorial board.
  4. Conflicts of Interest. The article's material submitted to the International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh)has not been published and should not be used by personal research editors without the author's written permission. Information or ideas obtained through blind reviews must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The editor must refuse to review the manuscript if the editor has a conflict of interest due to a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company, or institution dealing with the manuscript.
  5. Cooperation in Investigation. The editor must take responsive steps if there are ethical-related complaints on submitted texts or published articles. The editor may contact the screenwriter and consider the complaint. The editor may also communicate further to the relevant institution or research institution. When complaints are resolved, things such as publication of corrections, withdrawals, statements of concern, or other records, need to be considered.



  1. Contribution to Editor's Decision. Blind peer review by reviewers helps editors make decisions and can help authors improve their writing through editorial communication between reviewers and authors. Peer review is an important component of informal scholarly communication and scientific approach.
  2. Timeliness. If the assigned reviewer feels unqualified for a script review or knows that it is impossible to review on time, the assigned reviewer should notify the editor immediately.
  3. Confidentiality. Any submitted manuscript for review should be treated as a confidential document. The text should not be disclosed to or discussed with anyone else unless the editor has authorized it.
  4. Objective. The review must be done objectively. The personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The reviewer must convey his or her views clearly, accompanied by a supportive argument.
  5. Completeness and Authenticity Reference. The reviewer should identify the published works that the author has not quoted. Relevant citations must accompany a statement of previously published observations or arguments. Reviewers shall notify the editors of substantial similarities or overlaps between manuscripts being reviewed with other published posts, following the reviewer's knowledge.
  6. Conflict of Interest. Unpublished article material should not be used in a reviewer's personal research without including written permission from the author. Information or ideas obtained through peer review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should refuse to review the manuscript if a reviewer has a conflict of interest due to a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with the author, company, or institution dealing with the work.



  1. Standard of Writing. The author should present accurate papers/articles on the research and present an objective discussion of the study's significance. Research data should be presented accurately in the article. An article should be sufficiently detailed with sufficient reference to enable others to replicate the work. Inaccurate fraud or presentation of papers is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  2. Access Research Data. Authors may be required to provide raw data on the articles to be reviewed and should be able to provide public access to such data where possible, and should be able to retain such data within a reasonable time after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism. Plagiarism in all forms is unethical in the publication of scientific papers and is unacceptable. The author must ensure that all the work presented is original, and if the author has used the work and/or the words of others, then the author must present the quotation appropriately. There are various forms of plagiarism, such as acknowledging someone else's writing into their own writing, copying or rewriting substantial parts of others' work without mentioning the source, and claiming the results of research done by others. Self-plagiarism or auto plagiarism is one form of plagiarism. Oto plagiarism is to quote the results or sentences of their own published works without mentioning the source.
  4. Posting Terms of Posts. Authors may not publish the same script in more than one journal. Applying the same script to more than one journal is unethical behavior in the publication of scientific papers and is unacceptable.
  5. Inclusion of Reference Resources. Correct recognition of the work of others must always be done. The author should mention the influential publications in the preparation of his work. Personally-acquired information, such as in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, may not be used or reported without the prior written consent of the source of such information.
  6. Authorship Posts. The author is the person who has contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the article. All those who have contributed significantly are listed as co-authors. Corresponding authors should ensure that all co-authors have been included in the text. All co-authors have read and approved the final version of the work and have approved the manuscript's submission for publication.
  7. Errors in published articles. When the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in his published work, the author is responsible to promptly notify the editor of the journal and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the article. If the editor obtains information from a third party that a work of publication contains significant misunderstandings, the author is responsible for promptly withdrawing or correcting the text or providing evidence to the editor regarding the accuracy of the original article.


Plagiarism Policy

To maintain and ensure the originality of the manuscripts, each submitted manuscript will be checked for similarity (similarity check) using the Turnitin software. The allowable similarity tolerance limit is a maximum of 20%. Manuscripts that exceed the 20% similarity limit will be returned. Implementation of similarity check after the submitted script is declared in accordance with Focus & Scope International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh).


Corrections and Retractions

In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh) does not alter articles after publication.

In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh) publishes corrections and retractions.

In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh) publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh) will retract a published article if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation), the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication), it constitutes plagiarism, it reports unethical research. An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. International Journal of Indonesian Philosophy & Theology (IJIPTh) will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such.