Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal KEMBARA as a forum for dissemination of research thinking conducted by teachers or lecturers. Substantively the articles in the journal KEMBARA are expected to inspire various circles to make new breakthroughs in the field of language, literature, and teaching scholarships. Information on KEMBARA's focus and spacing includes the following.

1. Linguistics

2. Literature

3. Culture

4. Language and Literature Learning

5. Evaluation of Language and Literature Learning

6. Media Learning Language and Literature

7. Development of Language and Literature Learning



Section Policies


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Editorial Informations

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

KEMBARA is published two times a year (April and October) 


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.


Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial board. 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 reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted.


For writers who want to submit the manuscript publication is expected to pay attention to the following rules:

  1. The article is not a plagiarism of other people's work.
  2. Article sent has never been published and not under consideration for publication in another journal.
  3. Articles should be sent according to the KEMBARA template



The papers published in the KEMBARA will be consider to retract in the publication if :

They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabri-cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error) the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission orjustification (i.e. cases of redundant publication) it constitutes plagiarism, it reports unethical research. T

The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.


Screening for Plagiarism

Screening plagiarsm by using Turnitin with maximum similarity score 20%.


Author Fees

Start from 2018, KEMBARA charges the following author fees.

Article Publication Cost (500.000 IDR). For supporting the cost of wide open access dissemination of research results, managing the various costs associated with handling and editing of the submitted manuscripts, and the Journal management and publication in general, the authors or the author's institution is requested to pay a publication fee for each article accepted.

The fee covers

  • The payment also included delivery fees of the hardcopy to the corresponding author
  • DOI registration for each paper
  • Checking the article similarity by iThenticate; the final result will be send to authors.
If the manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.