Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS) Contains scientific writing articles in the form of the results of analytical studies, research, application of theory and discussion of the library on Social Sciences consisting of History Education, Geography Education, Sociology Education and Economic Education and other social sciences in society. Publishing this journal aims to increase the quantity and quality as well as disseminate Social Science studies as well as a vehicle for communication between scholars, practitioners, students and observers of Social Sciences issues and Social Science practitioners.


Section Policies


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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

Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS) publication ethics refer to Cope of Publication Ethic (COPE) set by Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) through Peraturan Kepala LIPI Number 5 Year  2014 on Scientific Publication Ethics. COPE contracts all parties involved in Pattingalloang manuscript publication processes: publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors. COPE Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS)  concerns three principles underlying scientific publication ethics, including (1) neutrality, i.e. free from conflict of interests, (2) fairness, i.e. provision of authors’ rights, and (3) honesty, i.e. free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.  

In relation to COPE LIPI (Regulatory chief LIPI Number 5 Year 2014 on Scientific Publication Ethics), there are four pillars of scientific publication that need to be referred to: (1) practices related to publisher tasks, that include establishing policy and publication programs, facilitating editors and reviewers work, respecting editors and reviewers decision, as well as determining sponsors and selecting the third parties. In publication practices, publisher is obliged to guarantee submissions which comply with the Scientific Publication Ethics as a whole. In terms of sponsorship, publisher needs to make sure that sponsors and the third parties do not complicate rewards and influence journal policy and programs; (2) practices associated with editors tasks, that include making a decision related to the publication of the manuscript, regulating reviews of the manuscript, as well as assuring the fairness of the results of the manuscript reviews, the confidentiality of the content, and protecting it from manuscript manipulation. (3) practices related to reviewers tasks, that include reviewing manuscripts either openly or in private, checking the accuracy and the authenticity of data sources, references, and concepts, as well as the objectivity of the content, and performing a neutral review. (4) practices related to authors tasks, that are to examine practices related to authors tasks including the authority of the manuscript, the statement of the originality of the manuscript, the detection of the manuscript duplication possibility, the acknowledgement of sponsorship, authority statements, and the statement of the sources of research funding.

Followings are rules and responsibilities of the publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors in details.


General Duties and Responsibilities of the Publisher

  1. Determine journal name, scopes, and accreditation status when necessary
  2. Select editorial board members
  3. Define the relationship between publisher, editors, reviewers and other parties involved in the contract
  4. Appreciate confidentiality for contributing researchers, authors, editors, and reviewers
  5. Apply norms and conditions related to intellectual richness, especially copyright
  6. Do review the journal policy and deliver it to the authors, editorial board, reviewers, and readers
  7. Establish a guide to ethics for the editors and reviewers
  8. Publish journal articles regularly
  9. Ensure the availability of sponsorship for journal publication
  10. Build cooperation and marketing networks
  11. Prepare permissions and other legal aspects

  General Duties and Responsibilities of the Editors

  1. Meet the needs of readers and authors
  2. Seek to improve the sustained quality of the publication
  3. Apply processes to ensure the quality of the published manuscripts
  4. Put forward freedom to express opinions objectively
  5. Maintain the integrity of authors’ academic tracks  
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies when necessary
  7. Be responsible for the manuscript styles and format; however, the content and all statements are authors’ responsibility
  8. Actively ask for opinions from the authors, reviewers, and members of the editorial board to enhance the quality of the publication
  9. Encourage assessment for findings published in the journal
  10. Support the initiative to reduce research and publication errors by requesting authors to attach Ethical Clearance form which has been approved by the Ethical Clearance Commission
  11. Support the initiative to educate researchers about publication ethics
  12. Review the effects of publication policy on authors and reviewers’ attitudes to promote responsibility and minimize errors
  13. Be open minded towards new ideas or perspectives that might contradict their own
  14. Make objective decisions by avoiding being persistent to particular opinions (of editors, of authors, or of third parties
  15. Encourage authors to revise manuscripts until they are published

General Duties and Responsibilities of the Reviewers

  1. Review manuscripts assigned by the editors and send the results back to them as the consideration for publication
  2. Review manuscripts within the given time and according to the submission guidelines and scientific publication principles (data collection method, authors legality, conclusion, etc.)
  3. Re-review manuscripts which have been revised by the authors based on the predetermined standards
  4. Encourage authors to revise manuscripts by providing critiques, suggestions, and recommendations
  5. Keep the authors’ privacy by not publishing the results of the review, suggestions, and recommendations  
  6. Do not review manuscripts written by themselves, both directly and indirectly

General Duties and Responsibilities of the Authors

  1. Make sure that the criteria of an author have been met
  2. Be responsible collectively for the content of the manuscripts including method, analysis, discussion, and details
  3. Mention research resources (including funding) both from direct and indirect supports
  4. Explain research limitations
  5. Provide feedback to the results of the review on time and professionally
  6. Inform the editors about a manuscript withdrawal
  7. Appreciate requests from the publisher for not publishing findings through interviews or other media before the manuscripts are published
  8. Inform the editors about manuscripts that belong to a longitudinal, multidisciplinary study (or written from different perspectives)


Peer Review Process

Manuscripts sent to Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS) undergo two review processes. Papers are first screened by the editors to ensure that the submission guidelines have been met. If a submission passes through the first review process, it will be assigned to reviewers while for those which do not pass the process will be returned to the authors. 

Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers through a blind review process. Reviewers would evaluate the manuscript substances, including the research originality, novelty, methodology, and contribution to science. Reviewers are responsible to make a decision on the article status based on the results of the evaluation. If reviewers do not agree each other, the editors would ask the third reviewer’s opinion. The results of the review would be sent by the editors back to the author with a note (one of the following): accepted without revision, accepted after major revision, accepted after minor revision, rejected. 

The review process until final decision lasts within 4-8 weeks. However, the review process may take longer depending on the reviewers’ responses and the review cycle. Manuscripts sent back to Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS) after revision can be reassigned to the reviewers according to the reviewers’ availability, editors’ decision, and the number of revisions to be made.



Abstracting and Indexing





Author Guideline

Submission Guidelines

  1. Manuscript submitted should be between 4000-6000 words (including references, notes, and tables) in length.
  2. Manuscript should not have been published previously elsewhere in any from.
  3. Manuscript will be examined to avoid plagiarism.
  4. Manuscript is presented in the following components;

Title: it should preferably be no more than 14 words maximally. 14 size Times New Roman font.

Name of author(s): it should be typed below the title in Bold, 11 size, Times New Roman font without a degree and must not be shortened. Below the author’s name, it should be written area of expertise, name of institution, and email address.

Abstract: it should be no more than 200 words, typed in English in one paragraph summarizing your main points including research objective, research method, analysis techniques, and results of the research. It should be typed in Times New Roman front, single space, and written in italics.

Keyword: five keywords maximally separated by a comma, typed in double space below the abstract [11 size, Times New Roman font, singel space, and written in italics].

Introduction: it is typed in all capitals [bold, 12 size, Time New Roman font], The introduction is typed in capital letters, containing the background described with the previous state of the art research. At least 5 pieces of literature can be able to justify novelty, overcome a problem, urgency and rationalization of activities, literature review, problem-solving plan, and hypothesis development, analysis GAP, solution to problems, renewal of science, reference to primary sources, describe objectives and hypotheses at the end of the introduction [normal, 11 size, Times New Roman font].

Methods: it describes the approach used, object, variables or focus of the research, research location, population and sample/informant, instruments, data collection techniques, data analysistechniques [normal, 11 size, Times New Roman font].

Results and Discussion: the results of the research are presented completely including tables, graphics, and/or diagrams, and in accordance with the scope of the research. Table and graphics are numbered and titled. The results of the analysis are interpreted correctly. The discussion section is separate from the results, describing the findings logically, linking with relevant reference sources. The discussion section explains the findings logically and relates it to relevant reference sources. The discussion contains: what / how: whether the data presented has been processed (not the raw table) set out in the form of tables or images (choose one) and give comments, (why) the discussion section shows a link between the results obtained and the basic concepts and / or What else is there a match or contradiction with the results of other people's research, also explain the implications of the results of both theoretical and application research. [normal, 11 sizes, Times New Roman font]. [normal, 11 size, Times new Roman font].

Acknowledgments: Describe anyone who directly helps your research such as funders (an institution called non-personal), may be supplemented by the research contract number.

Conclusion and Suggestion: it sould be brief summary of the research. Conclusion is research finding which answers the research questions or research objectives. The results of the research provide suggestions/contribution on theapplication and/or development of knowledge [normal, 11 size, Times New Roman font].

References: it contains sources of references with at least 80% literature published in the last 5 years. The references should refer to the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) fifth edition. All sources listed in the references must be in the article script using the reference application such as Mendeley, Zotero, AndNote


  1. Manuscript should be typed in the Microsoft Officed Word format, using 11 size, Time New Roman font, sigle space in A4 paper.
  2. If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay the article publication fee.
  3. People who are interested to purchase printed Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS) may contact tje journal management.
  4. All manuscript must be summitted electronically through the e-mail and address it to the editor:


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.



Manuscripts submitted to Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS) must be free from plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification. Authors are required to use an application for plagiarism check. The similarity level of a submission must be under five percent. To avoid plagiarism, authors need to quote from other parties. Auto-plagiarism is also forbidden.

Authors need to send an article along with the declaration that it has not published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The form can be downloaded in Declaration Form.

Before accepted, the manuscript is tested plagiarism using grammarly applications that are accessed online https://www.grammarly.com/


Publication Frequency

Makassar Journal of Social Sciences (MJoSS)  is issued semiannually: in April, Agustus and Desember.


Manuscript Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission’s compliance with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript is a report of original research
  2. The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
  3. The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word.
  4. Where appropriate, URLs for the references are provided.
  5. The text is typed on A4 paper, single-spaced, uses a 12-point font, employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. It is of particular importance that references are formatted as endnotes that follow APA style.
  7. The manuscriptThe manuscript includes author name(s), affiliations, and contact information.
  8. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  9. The lenght of manuscript is 4.000 to 6.000 words
  10. The structure of manuscript corresponds to the structure of rhetoric: title, abstract and key words, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references.