Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia) seeks to advance understanding of human behavior in the context of Asia through the publication of empirical research articles that may stimulate further research. We use the word "Asia" to refer to people from the Asian continent, regardless of where they live. The journal welcomes research from any discipline that provides significant advancement of our understanding of human behavior in the context of Asia.
The journal welcomes quantitative and/or qualitative articles from various disciplines, but primarily from the social sciences and humanities. Disciplines covered in this journal include Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Study, Criminology, Education, Management, Psychology, Psychiatry, Political Science, Public Policy, and Sociology.
The mission of our journal is to stimulate research on human behavior in the context of Asia, which will ultimately improve our understanding of human behavior in Asia. The Asian continent has pressing social challenges in the 21st century, and this journal contributes to addressing those issues. Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia set English language and Roman script references as our primary texts requirements. The abstracts are in English and Bahasa Indonesia. For non-Bahasa-Indonesia speakers, we will translate the submitted English abstract into Bahasa Indonesia for free.
We do not charge any payment from the authors to publish any of their articles. The submission and publication processes are completely free of charge.
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia will go through Initial Review processes by the Editorial Board. Then, the articles undergo the Double Blind Review Process by sending the manuscripts to the peer reviewers . As soon as two or more anonymous peer reviewers completed their review, the editor make the decision of either accept, reject, or invite the authors to submit a revision. If an Editorial Board member is an author or co-author of a submitted manuscript, the manuscript will be handled by another Editorial Board member without the knowledge of the author or co-author of the manuscript. This is important to ensure objectivity of the review process. The detailed process of manuscripts selection is presented on the followings flow chart:
The time required for the review process to reach a decision on a manuscript varies depending on the time it takes for reviewers to submit their reviews, authors in submitting their revisions, and the editors' decision. Editors can make decision at any time and will inform authors whether the manuscripts are required to make some revisions, accepted, or rejected. But usually, if the manuscripts are required to make some revisions, we ask authors to submit a revision within two weeks. We also ask our reviewers to complete their review in one to two weeks. However, we routinely offer additional time for authors and reviewers. For more information regarding this issue, you may check this page link: Author-guidelines
Furthermore, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia cannot provide any guarantee to publish certain manuscripts on a particular month and/or speed up the review process. The journal cannot provide any information whether the manuscript will be published on a particular month before going through the initial screening and the double blind review process. However, as an example, some of our fastest published articles went through the submission, review, and revision process in two to six months.
Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia) publishes two issues per year on July and December. In addition, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia may also publishes a special issue. The special issue centers on a theme based on current social challenges relevant in the context of Asia.
Open Access Policy
In the spirit of disseminating empirical research, exchanging knowledge and discussing new theoretical advancement, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia) provides immediate open access to its content.
Statement of Ethic and Integrity
Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia) follows the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for its statements of ethics. This covers code of ethics for authors, editors and reviewers.
The journal encourages an honest and informed debate on various issues to advance the understanding in human behaviours; hence, we are open to research that challenges previous work published in the journal
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.
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.
Any author and/or his/her manuscript that does not comply with the guideline may not be publish. In the case where ethical violation is found after the manuscript is published, the editors reserve the rights to issue a public explanation and/or retract the article.
2. Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism
All work in the manuscript should be free of any plagiarism, falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material.
The editors will support author whose article(s) in the journal is plagiarized, or her/his copyright has been infringed. We are prepared to work with their publisher to defend authors’ rights and pursue the offenders (e.g. by requesting retractions or removal of material from websites) irrespective of whether their journal holds the copyright
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 screen all submitted articles/manuscripts 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 Human Behavior Studies in Asia (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 behavior and are unacceptable.
4. Ethical Treatments to Human Subjects
Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (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 Human Behavior Studies in Asia (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 Human Behavior Studies in Asia (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 Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia) welcome the complaints through the e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure that Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (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.
Conflict of Interest
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), such as roles in a project or funding source, should be stated explicitly by authors upon submission of the manuscript. If the manuscript is published, such statement will 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 Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia)’s Editor-in-Chief.
The operational cost of the journal is covered by funding from Universitas Indonesia.
Any opinion expressed in the article by the author(s) does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors.
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