e-ISSN 2406-9183       print ISSN 2355-794X

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope

HUBS Asia seeks to advance understanding on human behavior in Asia through the publication of empirical research articles that may stimulate further research. For this purpose, "Asia" refers to Asian people, regardless where they live. 

The journal welcomes quantitative and/or qualitative articles from various disciplines in social sciences and humanities as long as they focus on human behaviour. Novel ideas and originality that trigger further research are emphasized. Research on frontier issues in human behavior are strongly encouraged. Double blind review is observed.

Our journal set English language and Roman script references as our primary texts requirements. Additionally, we set English abstract as our default requirement. We expect all authors to submit their articles with these requirements.

Publication Charges

We do not charge any payment from the authors to publish any of their articles. The processes and administration is completely free of charge.


Section Policies


  • Corina D. Riantoputra
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Double blind peer reviewed process is implemented, where authors do not know reviewers and vice versa. Authors should respect the confidentiality of the review process and should not reveal themselves to reviewers, and vice versa. Consequently, manuscripts should not include any self-revealing information that would identify author(s) to reviewers.

Archiving and Backup


Publication Frequency

Makara Hubs-Asia publish 12 to 14 articles annually with two publication schedule (July and December 2017)


Open Access Policy

In the spirit of disseminating empirical research, exchanging knowledge and discussing new theoretical advancement, Hubs Asia provides immediate open access to its content.



Hubs Asia adapts the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for its statements of ethics. This statement covers code of ethics for authors, editors and reviewers.



1. Originality

Authors must submit original works only. Authors must not submit the same work to other journal at the same time or while the manuscript is under review. Authors must wait for a rejection decision or formally request for withdrawal before submitting to another journal.

The manuscript must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, except as a conference proceedings paper, where the paper is work in progress toward the submitted manuscript. Author must inform in the manuscript if it was published previously as conference paper.

Author must properly cite all existing works which may overlaps or used as material for the manuscript, both in the body text and in the reference list. Authors must explicitly cite their own earlier works used as material in the manuscript. If exact sentences or paragraphs that appear in another work by the author are included in the manuscript, the material should be put in quotation marks and appropriately cited in a way that does not compromise the double-blind review process.

The manuscript should identify the origin and originality, of the datasets used in the paper, such as data collected through survey. Authors should mention if the dataset has been used elsewhere by this or another Author, whether published or not.

2. Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism

All work in the manuscript should be free of any plagiarism, falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material.

Authors are expected to explicitly cite others' work and ideas, even if the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrased. This standard applies whether the previous work is published, unpublished, or electronically available. Failure to properly cite the work of others may constitute plagiarism. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Redundancy (or “self-plagiarism”) is an unacceptable publishing behavior. Redundancy can occur in at least two ways: (1) Authors recycle portions of their previous writings by using identical or nearly identical sentences or paragraphs from earlier writings in subsequent research papers, without quotation or acknowledgement; or (2) Authors create multiple papers that are slight variations on each other, which are submitted for publication in different journals but without acknowledgement of the other papers.

Authors can and often do develop different aspects of an argument in more than one manuscript. However, manuscripts that differ primarily in appearance, but are presented as separate and distinct research without acknowledging other related work, constitute attempts (whether unintentional or deliberate) to deceive reviewers and readers by overinflating the intellectual contribution of the manuscript. Since publication decisions are influenced by the novelty and innovativeness of manuscripts, such deception is inappropriate and unethical.

If exact sentences or paragraphs that appear in another work by the Author are included in the manuscript, the material must be put in quotation marks and appropriately cited. We wil screen all articles/manuscripts that we receive with plagiarism checker software (iThenticate).

3. Reporting Standards

The reports of original research should be in accordance with the actual work performed by author(s) and the actual data obtained. It should also provide the objective discussion containing the research significance. If necessary, Makara Hubs-Asia will also ask the provision of raw data used for the manuscript for editorial review.

Author(s) should not publish manuscript/article that has been published before in different journal. Also, proper acknowledgment of the work of others must be always given. References should always be included when the author(s) cite the work of others. The standard format for the manuscript should be in accordance with APA Style. Failing to comply with these standards constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

4. Ethical Treatments to Human Subjects

Makara Hubs-Asia encourage all authors to assure that no human subjects be harmed upon the data collection. Any approval for research ethics committee should be informed to Makara Hubs-Asia, especially those that potentially affect human well-being. Failure to comply will be regarded as unethical and are unacceptable.


Editors’ responsibilities are to decide which submitted manuscript should be published and which reviewers should review the manuscript. Due to the double-blind peer review policy, we disclose any information about the author and the reviewer (name, residency, citizenship, and contact information) for every manuscript. The manuscripts that are being processed must not be used by anyone without the author’s consent.

Editors will evaluate the manuscripts based on intellectual merits. Makara Hubs-Asia do not evaluate the manuscript for reason other than scientific scrutiny. We do not discriminate the authors based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, or ethnic origin.

Editors are responsible in responding to complaints and should provide ways for dissatisfied complainants to address their complaints. Makara Hubs-Asia welcome the complaints through the e-mail at hubsasia@ui.ac.id.

To ensure that Makara Hubs-Asia be free from commercial considerations, editors are never allowed to take funds, sponsors, or other gifts for their own profit. Any grants and operational budget was provided by journal owner (Universitas Indonesia) and is evaluated regularly by the governments.

To ensure the quality of the manuscripts, editors should assign proofreader that will blindly evaluate the manuscript and give final reviews regarding the format, grammars, and other technical details.


Reviewers’ responsibilities are to assist the editors in deciding whether the manuscripts should be rejected or revised. Thus, they also assist the authors to improve their manuscripts. Due to the double-blind peer review policy, the reviewers can never see the authors’ background information. Reviewers should also never disclose the manuscript contents to anyone without any consent from the editors.

Every manuscript submitted will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Their review and feedback to the manuscripts will ultimately become the basis of editors’ decision. If necessary, the editors will choose the third reviewer before making the decision.



HUBS Asia is published twice in a year: July & December



Since Conflicts of interest may influence the judgment of authors, reviewers, and editors, authors  should avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest throughout the research process. All such interests (or their absence) should be declared in writing by authors upon submission of the manuscript. If any are declared, they should be published within the article. If there is doubt about whether a circumstance represents a conflict, it should be disclosed, so that Editors may assess its significance. Any queries about possible conflicts of interest should be addressed to HUBS Asia’s Editor-in-Chief.