Journal History

Journal Sospol is the Journal of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang. This journal was established in 2010 which covered 5 (five) field of social and political sciences - Sociology, Social Welfare, Government, Communication, and International Relations. It consists of 10 (ten) articles in each publication.

The first publication, we used the title “Sospol: Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik”. It published 2 (two) issues of Vol 1 on March 2011 and September 2011. The whole articles were only published in Bahasa by printed version ISSN 2088-8090.

Due to technical problems, unfortunately, Volume 2 of Journal Sospol published only one issue in November 2016. It was the beginning of Journal Sospol accepted articles written in Bahasa or English. The publisher – PKSP released its online version in cooperation with research and community services directorate (DPPM) of Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang.

In 2017, Journal Sospol released its new cover and template. Journal Sospol stands for Journal of Social Politics. It has new structural organization of management and published twice a year during January-June for Number 1 and July-December for Number 2. Vol 3 No 2 (2017) officially published online by e-ISSN 2597-6648.

In dealing with the effort to increase the standard of publication, the new template release in Vol 5 No 2 (2019). It is also supported by the new formation of Editorial Boards. 

Sospol: Journal of Social and Politics in collaboration with Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi (ASPIKOM) and Asosiasi Pendidikan Kesejahteraan Sosial dan Pekerja Sosial Indonesia (ASPEKSI). The ASPIKOM and ASPEKSI as an prominent epistemic community forums contribute in providing Journal Sospol's editor and peer-reviewers. 

Based on the support from authors, peer-reviewers, and the great team, Sospol : Jurnal Sosial Politik in November 2019 has achieved the 3rd rank of national accreditation (SINTA).