Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Simulacra is a medium of diffusion and exchange of original thoughts, ideas and research findings focusing on the intersectionality studies of social sciences. The scope of the journal includes general and specific areas of sociology:

1. Sociology of Culture
2. Sociology of Religion
3. Sociology of Politics
4. Sociology of Economy
5. Sociology of Education
6. Sociology of Consumption
7. Sociology of Communication
8. Sociology of Media
9. Sociology of Digital Culture
10. Sociology of Sport
11. Sociology of Law
12. Sociology of Organization
13. Social Work
14. Social Development
15. Social Psychology
16. Social Statistics
17. Theories of Sociology
18. Gender Studies
19. Subculture Studies
20. Cognitive Sociology
21. Urban Sociology
22. Rural Sociology

Simulacra accepts both qualitative and quantitative journal manuscripts for publication.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

In the reviewing process, there are at least two peer-reviewers for each manuscript in the related topic. In addition, the author(s) can also propose the candidate of reviewers. Judgment from the first reviewer will be the main priority for the editor to make a decision if there are only two peer-reviewers. In the case of three reviewers, the decision will be made from at least two peer-reviewers. 

Generally, the candidate of reviewers will be chosen based on their reputation in the international publication number and quality. Next step, the editor send the invitation letter for each candidate of the reviewer. After the candidate of reviewer informed their availabilities for the reviewing process, the editor creates an account for each reviewer and then send the manuscript by OJS.

All reviewing process are in double blind peer-review and managed by editor in the OJS. 

After being reviewed, there will be four types of editor decision based on the reviewers’ recommendation:

1. Accept Submission: the submission will be accepted without revisions.
2. Revisions Required: the submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
3. Resubmit for Review: the submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
4. Decline Submission: the submission will not be published in the journal.

The accepted manuscript will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. 


Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice a year in June and November.


Open Access Policy

This journal is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available immediately upon publication without any charge to users or institutions. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Our support as an organization for BOAI could find here. 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 journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


Anti-Plagiarism Policy

We recommend authors to screen plagiarism before submitting an article to our journal. It makes sure the article is original.  Every article submitted to Simulacra is screened by Turnitin, a plagiarism detector software. If a manuscript has over 30% of plagiarism based on the result of the Turnitin check, we will send back the manuscript to the author to be revised for the plagiarised contents.


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

This journal charges the following author fees:

Article Submission Fee: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication Fee: 0.00 (IDR)


Publication Ethics

Simulacra is a peer-reviewed journal. This journal follows guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)  facing all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.

This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­s and the publisher. 

Simulacra is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and the journals do not tolerate plagiarism in any form.

Simulacra adapts COPE to meet the high-quality standard of ethics for publisher, editors, authors, and reviewers. As an essential issue, publication ethics needs to be explained clearly to improve the quality of the research worldwide. In this part, we explain the standard for editors, authors, and reviewers. Publisher doesn’t have the right to interfere with the integrity of the contents and only support to publish in a timely manner.

For Editors

Editors should consider these following statements:

  1. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. Editors should be responsible for every article published in Simulacra.
  3. The editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor has to evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without looking to nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. He/she should decline his/her assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
  5. Editors need to ensure the document sent to the reviewer does not contain the information of the author, vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decision should be informed to authors accompanied by reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if these are well-reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staffs should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by COPE flowcharts if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.

For Reviewers

Reviewers need to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct:

  1. Reviewers will do the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor if they can not complete the work.
  2. Reviewers need to keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  3. Reviewers should not accept to review the manuscripts in which there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.

For Authors

Authors should consider these following statements:

  1. Author(s) affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not trans­ferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and they have properly cited others’ work in accordance with the format of the references.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism nor self-plagiarism.
  4. Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria that are taken from Simulacra that is explained in instruction for the author of Simulacra.
  5. Authors should not 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 the same research in more than one journal.
  6. 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. 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.
  7. The author(s) haven’t suggested any personal information that may make the identity of the patient recognizable in any forms of description part, photograph or pedigree.
  8. Author(s) should give the editor the data and details of the work if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  9. If at any point in time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  10. Authors of the journal should clarify everything that may cause a conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consul­tant expenses, and intellectual property on the document of Simulacra form disclosure. 


The Editors of Simulacra make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the  Editors of Simulacra make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not necessarily the views of the Editors of Simulacra.


License Terms

Simulacra has a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-SA) or an equivalent license which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium. This license term is the optimal license for the publication, distribution, use, and reuse of scholarly work.

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Abstracting and Indexing

Simulacra has been abstracted and indexed by these following indexing systems:

1. SINTA (3)
3. Google Scholar
4. Crossref
5. Dimensions
6. Scilit MDPI
7. PKP Index
8. Portal Garuda
10. ROAD