Focus and Scope

JEP covers any topics related to Indonesian laws and legal system, spanning from the private and public law and covering various legal approaches, such as the comparative law, sociology of law, legal history and many others. Contemporary studies in legal field are appreciatively welcomed, including but not limited to:

  • Civil Law;
  • Criminal Law;
  • International Law;
  • Constitutional Law;
  • Administrative Law;
  • Islamic Law;
  • Business and Commercial Law;
  • Economic Law;
  • Medical Law;
  • Adat Law;
  • Environmental Law;


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Justitia Et Pax (JEP) applies a double-blind peer review process to all submitted manuscripts. Those articles will be screened by JEP editors in determining whether they have complied with JEP submission guidelines. Manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers based on their expertise, field specialization and experience. The editors will then determine according to the reviewers’ assessment whether the manuscripts have met JEP’s criteria on publication.
JEP editorial board will review all the articles based on their originality, presentation and the deepness of the discussion. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. JEP will use a software tool to screen the articles to detect any mean of plagiarism. Detection of overlapping and similar text is used in such software, so quotations and appropriate citations are required to be used. It is the duty of the authors to only submit manuscripts that are free from plagiarism or academic malpractices.
There are four possible decisions given by JEP Editorial Board after the review process:

  1. Accepted. The manuscript is accepted as it is.
  2. Accepted with Minor Revisions. The author is required to revise the article in certain period.
  3. Accepted with Major Revisions. The author is required to revise the article in certain period.
  4. Rejected. Usually the article is rejected on grounds of outside of the journal’s scope and aim, major technical description problems, or lack of clarity of presentation.


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

Justitia Et Pax (JEP) committed to uphold the highest standards of publication ethics and avoids any type of plagiarism. The publication ethics below stipulates the ethical behavior expected from all parties involved in the publication of JEP, including the author, the editor in chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers and the publisher (Faculty of Law, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta). It is made in accordance with COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions. The editor of JEP is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play. The editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

JEP employs peer review mechanism. In this regard, peer reviewers play a role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. The peer review process depends to a large extent on the trust and willing participation of the scholarly community and requires that everyone involved behaves responsibly and ethically. Peer reviewers play a central and critical part in the peer review process, but may come to the role without any guidance and be unaware of their ethical obligations. Journals have an obligation to provide transparent policies for peer review, and reviewers have an obligation to conduct reviews in an ethical and accountable manner.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider 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.