About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Indonesian Journal of Social Studies is a journal that contains interesting articles for all levels of education at various levels. The places that can be entered into the IJSS include: social studies, social sciences Education, human geography, history and interdisciplinary studies. This journal is very open to various new paradigms and research methods. The following articles will be issued for publication:

  1. Learning: Instructional of social studies research,
  2. Curriculum: Epistimology and content in social studies educational program,
  3. Perspectives on Social Studies: Controversial issues and emerging topics.
  4. Factual topics:
  •    Gender Issues,
  •    Education for Sustainable Development,
  •    Conflict Resolution,
  •    Human Rights Education,
  •    Multicultural Education,
  •    Assessment in Education,
  •    Migration and Globalization

Peer Review Process

The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing. The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based on the review results supplied by the reviewers. There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision. Authors whose papers are rejected will be informed with the reasons of the rejection.

Article to be published will undergo a two-stage review process, the first is the Editor's Review and a double-blind review submitted to the reviewer. The author's identity will not be known to reviewers and vice versa. Reviewers will consider the feasibility of the article in terms of the appropriateness of the title, abstract, introduction, discussion, and conclusion. Reviewers also assess the originality, significances of the article and the quality of the references. The following are the stages of the review process,


1. Editor's Review

Manuscripts that have been received by the editor will go through an initial review process by the editor. The Editor will consider the following: 1) Suitability of Scope with IJSS; 2) Suitability of the Template; 3) Reference Quality; and 4) Plagiarism. The decision will be taken by the editor to "accept", reject "and "accept with revision ".


2) Author's Revision 1

The editor sends the decision of the manuscript to the author's review results. If the manuscript is "accepted with revision" then the author is required to make improvements in accordance with the advice of the editor. The author was given 2 weeks to complete the text revision. The revised manuscript was re-uploaded through the system.


 3) Double Blind Review

After going through the editor review process. then the manuscript that has been received is continued for review by two reviewers. Reviewers are tasked with reviewing the contents of the manuscript. The reviewer has the right to assess and recommend matters that need to be corrected in each part of the manuscript. The reviewer can recommend to "accept", reject "and" accept with revision "the reviewed manuscript. The decision to publish the reviewed article remains in the hands of the editorial board.


4) Authors Revision 2

The editor sends the manuscript decision on the results of a double blind review to the author. If the manuscript is "accepted with revision" then the author is required to make improvements in accordance with the advice of the reviewer. The author is given 2-4 weeks to complete the revised manuscript. The revised manuscript was re-uploaded through the system.


 5) Publishing


After the review process is complete, the articles that have been received will enter the editing and proofreading stages, to the layout settings.

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.

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Indonesian Journal of Social Studies is a scientific journal published by Department of Social Studies, Universitas Negeri Surabaya.  IJSS publishes original articles on the most recent knowledge, researchers, or applied researcher and other development in fields of Educational Research of Social Studies, Social Science Research and Interdiciplinarity Research in Social Sciences.

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Researchers should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Manuscripts should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Author should not in general submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
  5. Authorship of the Paper: The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals contributions to the work and its reporting. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should clearly disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  8. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: The author should clearly identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.


Duties of Editor

  1. Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. 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. Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.
  2. Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
  3. Fair Play: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is the upholding of the principle of editorial independence and integrity. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.
  4. Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without written consent of the author. Editors should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest


Duties of Reviewers

  1. Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  2. Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. 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. The reviewers should notify the journal immediately if they come across any irregularities, have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, or suspect that misconduct may have occurred during either the research or the writing and submission of the manuscript; reviewers should, however, keep their concerns confidential and not personally investigate further unless the journal asks for further information or advice.
  3. Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers should follow journals instructions on the specific feedback that is required of them and, unless there are good reasons not to. The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript. The reviewer should make clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript under consideration and which will just strengthen or extend the work
  4. 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. In the case of double-blind review, if they suspect the identity of the author(s) notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest.
  5. Promptness: The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame. The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.


The Indonesian Journal of Social Studies does not charge any processing or publishing fees for every article published.

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission FREE: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review FREE: 750.000 (IDR)

Article Publication FREE: 500.00 (IDR)

for payments by transfer to Bank BANK BTN account number 3770-1560-0074-36, please confirm with proof of payment via the admin's official email.


Frequency of issue

IJSS is published 4 times a year, in  March, June, September, and December.

References management

The manuscript sent to IJSS is recommended to use reference management applications such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote

Plagiarism Checker

Each published text is first carried out with Turnitin plagiarism checking or Plagiarism Checker X Level 5 software. The manuscript will be processed if the results of the scan plagiarism show results below 25%.


  • Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Journal History

The Indonesian Journal of Social Studies (IJSS) was founded in 2018 in order to offer the disciplines in the field of Social Studies a representative scholarly publication. The journal represents a sophisticated image that is characterized by its theory and research orientation, interdisciplinary approach, internationalism, and originality as well as by a rigorous anonymous peer review. The Indonesian Journal of Social Studies is a journal published twice a year, namely in July and December. In order to provide space for a wider exchange of ideas due to the large number of quality articles submitted in this journal, starting in March 2023, IJSS will be published 4 times a year, namely in March, June, September, and December.  IJSS published by the Social Studies Education Postgraduate Program, Universitas Negeri Surabaya collaborating with the International Social Studies Association (ISSA) and APRIPSI. IJSS has e-ISSN 2615-5966. We are proud to say that The Indonesian Journal of Social Studies has been accredited (Rank 4) by the Ministry of Research Since 2021.