Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Wahana Literasi: Journal of Language, Literature, and Linguistics publishes manuscripts on research in language teaching, literature, and linguistics. This journal features research novelties and significance for scientific advancement in one of the fields of the published manuscripts. This journal welcomes submissions from around the world as well as from Indonesia. Manuscripts published including;

Linguistics; phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and critical discourse analysis.

Literature: local literature studies, Indonesian literature, foreign literature studies, children literature, literature studies for character education, and other literary studies.

Indonesian Language and Literature: curriculum development, learning methods, learning materials, learning media, assessment, Indonesian language learning across curricula, information and communications technology in Indonesian language learning, language skills, and other Indonesian language learning


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.


Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts should include research findings related to linguistics, literature, and Indonesian language teaching
  2. Manuscripts are free from plagiarism practices and have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors hoping to submit their articles to WAHANA LITERASI have to sign a statement which declares such a thing. Please download the Declaration Form.
  3. Manuscripts are written in Bahasa Indonesia and they should range from 3.000 to 6.000 words.
  4. All submissions must be word processed in A4 (21 x 29,7 cm) Times News Roman, single spaced. Paper margins should be set as 2,5 cm (left) and 3 cm (top, bottom, and right).
  5. Prior to submitting an article through the online submission system, authors are required to register first and then follow five steps of article submission.
  6. The systematic of the manuscripts consist of: title, authors name, authors affiliation, and authors affiliation address, main author’s email, DOI (provided by the editors), abstract and keywords, introduction, method, research findings and discussion, conclusion, and references. Please download article template.
  7. Manuscripts’ titles must be capitalized, centred, 14 points, and bold. Titles written in Bahasa Indonesia must not exceed 12 words and titles written in English must not exceed 10 words.  Formal heading sections must be written as follows.


Level 2 (Title Case Capitalization, Justify, Bold)

Level 3 (Title Case Capitalization, Justify, Bold, Italic)

  1. Authors’ names must not be attached by an academic title and put under the manuscript title. If the manuscript is written by a team, all names must be mentioned. Authors whose names mentioned are only those with significant contribution. Authors name should be sorted based on their contribution in writing the manuscript. Editors will only communicate with the main author whose name is mentioned first.
  2. Abstracts and keywords must be written in 80—100 words, both in Bahasa Indonesia and English with a single space. Abstracts should contain research title, objectives, method, findings, discussion, and conclusion. There should be 3-5 keywords describing the manuscript substances. Keywords should not be part of the manuscript title.
  3. Introduction contains background of the study, context of the study, review of main literature underlying the research, and research aims. Authors are strongly recommended to refer to the most recent articles published by reputable journals. Introduction must be presented in paragraphs. Introduction should be 15—20 % of the manuscript length.
  4. Research method contains the explanation of methods used by the researchers to generate findings. This part must present scientific research procedures conducted by the researchers. Method also contains research approach and methods, source of data/population and sample, sampling technique, instrumentation and data collection method, and technique of data analysis. The length of this part should be around 10—15 % of the total manuscript.
  5. Research findings and discussion contains interpretation based on research objectives. Describe research findings according to the objectives or problems of the research. Research findings must be discussed, interpreted, and compared with previous related theories and research findings. Discussion must indicate the novelty and significance of the findings. Discussion constitutes the most important part of the article so that authors need to provide clear and complete explanation to it. The length of this part should be around 50—60 % of the total manuscript.
  6. Conclusion contains research findings and the summary of the discussion. Conclusion is presented in paragraphs. Write the substantial findings concisely. Give recommendations for future researchers related to research follow-ups. Conclusion is 5—10% of the total length of the manuscript.
  7. References should include the most recent publication (80% of them should not be dated more than 10 years). Primary sources such as journal articles and research reports including undergraduate theses, master theses, and dissertations are most welcomed. Manuscripts published in accredited national and international journals should be more prioritized.
  8. Citations, references, tables, figures, illustrations, statistics, and bibliography writing should refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) and APA Style Guide to Electronic References. Manuscripts written in Bahasa Indonesia should be referred to Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia dan Istilah yang telah dibakukan.
  9. Use caged referral technique (last name, year) to write references. In-text citations should include page numbers and sources.


One author: According to Fairclough (2010:99) or.... (Fairclough, 2010:99).

Two authors: According to Kalantzis & Cope (2012:129) or.... (Kalantzis & Cope, 2012:129)

Three authors: According to Miles, Huberman, & Saldana (2017:10) or.... (Miles, Huberman, & Saldana, 2017:10).

More than three authors: According to Sakaria, et al. (2020) or.... (Sakaria, et al., 2020)

  1. References should be ordered alphabetically and chronologically and written as follows.


Hopkins, D. (2011). A Teacher Guide to Classroom Research. McGraw Open University Press.

Translated Books:

Anderson, L.W. & Krattwohl, D. R. (2001). Kerangka Landasan untuk Pembelajaran, Pengajaran, dan Asesmen: Revisi Taksonomi Pendidikan Bloom. Diterjemahkan oleh Agung Prihantoro. 2010. Pustaka Pelajar.

Manuscripts in compilation books:

Sugono, D. (2007). Perencanaan Bahasa Indonesia dan Memasuki Globalisasi. Dalam Anshari dan Mahmudah (Eds.), Budi Bahasa (hlm.1—14). Badan Penerbit UNM.

Manuscripts in journals:

Sultan. (2010). Gaya Bahasa Guru dalam Interaksi Pembelajaran. Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan Insani, 11 (2): 82-89.

Manuscripts in electronic journals with DOI:  

Sultan, Rofiuddin, A., Nurhadi, Priyatni, E. T. (2017). The Development of Critical Reading Learning Model to Promote University Students’ Critical Awareness. New Educational Review, 48(2):76–86, doi: 10.15804/tner.2017.48.2.06

Manuscripts in newspapers:

Agustien, H. I. R. 1 Maret 2013. Bahasa Indonesia Berbasis Genre, Kompas, hlm. 6.

Undergraduate Theses, Master Theses, Dissertations, Research Reports:

Saleh, M. (2009). Representasi Kesantunan Berbahasa dalam Wacana Akademik: Studi Etnografi di Universitas Negeri Makassar. [Disertasi, Universitas Negeri Malang]. UM Malang.

Papers presented in Seminars, Discussions, Workshops, and Training:

Taha, Z. (2012). Etiket dan Kesantunan dalam Berbahasa Bugis. Makalah disajikan dalam Kongres International II Bahasa Daerah di Sulawesi Selatan, Hotel Sahid Makassar, 1—4 Oktober 2012.

Internet (manuscripts in online journals):

Widodo, A. (2006). Profil Pertanyaan Guru dan Siswa dalam Pembelajaran Sains.  http://upi.edu.

  1. Manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by the reviewers who have been assigned according to their expertise. Authors are given an opportunity to revise the manuscripts based on the reviewers or editors recommendations. Authors will receive written receipt of information related to the acceptance or disapproval of the manuscript.
  2. Authors are responsible for anything related to the permission of citing or using a computer software during the manuscript writing as well as used intellectual properties and their legal consequences.
  3. Authors are required to check and edit errors in language use including vocabulary, sentence structure, capital letters, and punctuation prior to submission. Authors can refer to the previous published articles to adjust theirs with the journal writing style.



Peer Review Process

Article sent to WAHANA LITERASI: Journal of Language, Literature, and Linguistics 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 WAHANA LITERASI: Journal of Language, Literature, and Linguistics after revision can be reassigned to the reviewers according to the reviewers’ availability, editors’ decision, and the number of revisions to be made.


Publication Ethic

WAHANA LITERASI: Journal of Language, Literature, and Linguistics 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 INDONESIA manuscript publication processes: publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors. COPE INDONESIA 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 (Peraturan Kepala 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.