Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The focus of the journal is the field of language which includes the results of research on phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, stylistics, and other aspects of linguistic studies. In addition to linguistics, another focus is on literature which includes the results of research on the sociology of literature, the psychology of literature, postcolonialism, cultural studies, ecocriticism, and other aspects of literary study. In addition to language and literature, another focus is the teaching of Indonesian language and literature which includes Indonesian language and literary learning models, Indonesian language and literary learning media, Indonesian language and literary teaching materials, and other aspects of teaching/learning studies. 


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-blind reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, major revision, minor revision, or accepted.


Publication Ethics

Articles published in Caraka are scientific papers that prioritize the continuity of the development of science regularly, especially in the fields of Indonesian language, Indonesian literature, and Teaching Indonesian Language and Literature. The continuity of the development of this knowledge can also be realized by prioritizing the quality of both the author and the institution. Therefore, an ethical standard is needed as a guide for all parties involved in publishing journal articles in Caraka, namely writers, journal editors, and publishers. The editor is committed to ensuring all procedures are directed to objective action. Editors and reviewers select the basic principles of justice, where there are no differences in race, gender, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political interests, and certain groups in the process.


Duties of Author

  1. Take responsibility and ensure that only new and original works are sent.
  2. Not submitting the same work to another journal.
  3. Before there is an official rejection from either a reviewer or editor, do not send the same manuscript to other journals.
  4. Responsible and willing to fix the manuscript resulting from the review according to the reviewer's direction.


Duties of Reviewer

  1. Prioritizing the objective of scientific, professional, fair, before giving an assessment.
  2. Can provide suggestions for rejection if the text does not meet the criteria for scientific development.
  3. Ensuring the authenticity of the text against plagiarism.
  4. Reveal any mistakes related to publication ethics to the Editor in Chief.
  5. Comply with the time allocated for the review. If you want an extension of time, it must be at the editor's discretion.


Duties of Editor Team

  1. Contribute actively to the progress of the journal.
  2. Promote the journal continuously.
  3. Obey and carry out all tasks assigned to them.
  4. Fair, professional, adhere to the times.
  5. Principled for the progress of science.


Duties of Chief Editor

  1. Evaluating the manuscript fairly and based solely on intellectual ability.
  2. Guarantee the confidentiality of the manuscript and do not disclose any information related to the manuscript to anyone other than people involved in the publishing process.
  3. Responsible for deciding when and which articles to publish.
  4. Actively seek views from board members, reviewers, and writers on how to improve/improve the journal.
  5. Provide clear instructions to contributors about the process of submitting articles and what to expect from the author.