About the Journal


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.

This journal is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative

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 An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies. 

I.  Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, but they are also within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas
: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen
: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend
: Director of Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova
: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Guédon: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann
: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson
: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna
: Electronic Society for Social Scientists 
István Rév: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant 
Sidnei de Souza
: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber
: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop
: Publisher, BioMed Central 


Anti Plagiarisme Policy

All manuscript submitted to The Journal of Society and Media will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin to avoid the threat of plagiarism.


Content Licensing, Copyright and Permissions

The Journal of Society and Media have CC-BY 4.0 or an equivalent license as the optimal license for the publication, distribution, use, and reuse of scholarly work.

In developing strategy and setting priorities, The Journal of Society and Media recognize that free access is better than priced access, libre access is better than free access, and libre under CC-BY or the equivalent is better than libre under more restrictive open licenses. We should achieve what we can when we can. We should not delay achieving free in order to achieve libre, and we should not stop with free when we can achieve libre.

The Journal of Society and Media is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Article Processing Charges (APCs) & Article Submission Charges

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Processing and Submission FREE: 0.00 (USD)

Article Publication : Rp. 1.000.000,00 / 67.00 (USD) for Indonesian writers, while writers from abroad are free of charge.

Screening Plagiarism

  1. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed;
  2. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted;
  3. An author should not in general publish manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable;
  4. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Working Process:

  1. Editorial Team checking manuscript on offline and online database manually (checking proper citation and quotation)
  2. The submitted manuscript would be check by the Editorial Team for plagiarism using by Turnitin
  3. If it is found plagiarism indication (more than 25%), the board will reject the manuscript immediately.


Department of Social Science, Faculty of Social Science and Law, Universitas Negeri Surabaya in collaboration with Asosiasi Profesi Pendidikan dan Peneliti Sosiologi Indonesia (AP3SI)


Journal History 

The Journal of Society and Media published two issues per year since the beginning. At The beginning of the publication, we recieved articles in two languages (Indonesian and English), so there were articles that used Indonesian and English in the publication. 

However, based on the desire to advance toward international Journal, since Volume 3 Number 2, The Journal of Society and Media published all articles in English. So as not lose Indonesianness, for each abstract's article is made in Indonesian

For page numbering, initially we provide page numbers starting from page 1 per issue, so in Vol 1 No 1 and Vol 1 No 2, issue returns to page 1. In the next issue, the policy of The Journal of Society and Media sets the page numbering strating from page 1 each time a new volume is started, so that when there is Vol 2 No 1 and Vol 2 No 2, the page numbering is continuous.

In April 2019, there was a change of Editor in Chief. The Editor in Chief of January, 2017-Februari, 2019 is Dr. Ari Wahyudi, M.Si.  In April, 2019 the task of Editor in Chief was given to Dr. Agus Machfud Fauzi, M.Si. In October, 2021, the task of Editor in Chief was given to Dra. Pratiwi Retnaningdiyah, M. Hum., MA, Ph.D. 

Based on the increasing number of manuscript, as well as the author's request to add published articles, since Volume 3 Number 1 2019, The Journal of Society and Media has published 8 articles since Volume 3 Number 1 2019.

In July 2019, The Journal of Society and Media recieved accreditation from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology with the accreditation of Sinta 4 with the Decree of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology No 14/E/KPT/2019

As stated in LIPI , The correct name for this Journal is  The Journal of Society and Media but in some time, several parties used the name The Journal of Society & Media. After correction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology accreditation assesor, the correct name is used namely The Journal of Society and Media since August 2019.

In April 2020, publication Journal of Society and Media Vol.4 No.1 increased. This journal published as many as 10 articles becauser more and more writers were submitted manuscript, both from within the country and abroad.

Since April 2020, The Cooperation Paper between The Journal of Society and Media with the Professional Association of Sociology Educators and Researchers (AP3SI) was made a special link on the AP3SI website here which previuosly was only in the form of a Cooperation Paper.

In 12 July 2020, StatCounter to view statistics on the number of journal visitors having trouble.  So that the number of visitors is monitores, an alternative view of visitors is made in Histats.com 

Since April 2021, Volume 5 No. 1, publication in The Journal of Society and  Media cost money with a publication fee of Rp. 1,000,000.00 or $70