Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Negara Hukum publishes the original research paper, review article and case studies on legal issues as well as related topics. 


  • Constitution Law: Local Government Law/Decentralization Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Science of Legislation, Election Law, Parliamentary Law, Constitutional Law. 
  • Criminal Law: Thought of Criminal Law and Theory, Legisprudence, Criminal Procedure Law, Islamic Criminal Law, Customary Criminal law, International Criminal law, Criminal Justice System, Victimology, Comparative Criminal Law, Customary Dispute Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Penology.
  • Civil Law: Trade and Contract Law, Agreement and Contract Law, Corporate an Association Law, Economic and Banking Law, Inheritance Law, Fiduciary,mortagese, and lien Law, International Civil Law, System and Administration of Civil Court, Insurance Law, Commercial Court, Tax Law, Consumer Protection Law, Competition Law, Lawon Bankruptcy, Customary Civil Law, Civil Procedure Code, Capital Market Law, Law on Financing, Co-Operative Law, Investment Law.
  • Law and Human Rights: International Law and Human Rights, International Human Rights Institutions, Law and Human Rights of Indonesia, Rights, Duties, adn Universality of Human Rights.
  • Citizenship and Imigration Law: Principles in Citizenships, Naturalization, Mixed Marriage and Child Protection, Legal Status and Prtection of Immigrants, Immigration and Customs Regulations.
  • Labour Law: Labour Dispute Settlement, Labour Social Security Law, Wage System, Industrial Relations, Labour Unions, Labour Contract, Outsourcing System.
  • Health Law: Rights of Patients and Malpractice in Health Law.
  • Customary Law: Customary Institution, Customary Dispute Settlement, Costumary Community Rights, Marriage and Inherintance Law in Customary Community, Customary Law and Legal Pluralism.
  • Islamic Law: Islamic Criminal Law, Islamic Inheritance Law, Islamic Civil Law, Islamic Economics Law, Islamic Judicial System and Administration.
  • Agrarian and Land Law: Land Rights, Land Law and Governance, Customary Community Land Rights, Agrarian Reform.
  • Intelectual Property Rights Law: Patent Rights, Trademark Rights, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, Publicity Rights, Industrial Design Rights, Intelectual Property Rights Based on Geographical Indication, Plant and Animal Variety Protection.
  • Environmental Law: Administrative Environmental Law, Private Environmental Law, Criminal Environmental Law, International Environmental Law.
  • Spatial Law: Spatial Planning, Spatial Use Regulations, Land, Waterm and Air Use, Areas Regulations.
  • Air and Aerospace Law: Air Law, Aerospace Law, Air Carriage Law.
  • Maritime Law: Sea Zonations, Exclusive Economic Zone, Internatinal Fishery Regulations, Marine Tenure Rights, Marine Resources and Environment Protection, Sea Dispute Settlement, Ship Transport, Sea Freight an Sea Insurance, Sea Security Protection.
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Administrative Law: Civil Service Law, Financial Administration Law, Deconsetration and Regional Autonomy Law, Administrative Court/Tribunals Law, Comparative Administrative Law.



Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Negara Hukum berkomitmen untuk melakukan segala upaya dalam mengembangkan ilmu pengetahuan di bidang hukum, oleh karena itu Jurnal Negara Hukum mempunyai kebijakan dalam penerimaan naskah jurnal, seperti:

  • Jurnal Negara Hukum tidak akan menerima jurnal yang secara bersamaan dikirimkan ke jurnal lain.
  • Naskah jurnal yang tidak sesuai dengan disiplin ilmu hukum tidak akan di tindak lanjuti.
  • setiap naskah jurnal akan diperiksa dan ditinjau oleh minimal 2 (dua) orang ahli di bidang hukum berdasarkan saran dari Dewan Redaksi.
  • Setiap tulisan akan direview kembali oleh Editor untuk diperiksa sesuai dengan arahan dari Mitra Bestari dan apabila diperlukan naskah diperbaiki oleh penulis. 
  • Ketua Dewan Redaksi mempunyai kewenangan untuk menyetujui seluruh naskah yang akan dipublikasikan. Apabila naskah tidak dipublikasikan, maka Dewan Redaksi akan memberitahukan penulis.
  • Seluruh naskah yang masuk ke dalam Dewan Redaksi dan direview oleh Mitra Bestari bersifat rahasia.
  • Jurnal Negara Hukum menghindari adanya konflik kepentingan antara penulis, Mitra Bestari, dan editor. Oleh karena itu setiap naskah yang masuk ke dalam Jurnal Negara Hukum akan di distribusikan kepada Mitra Bestari dan editor yang tidak mempunyai kepentingan terhadap tulisan tersebut.
  • Review terhadap sebuah naskah merupakan hal yang rahasia. Oleh karena itu, review bersifat tertutup atau tidak menampilkan nama penulis pada saat dilakukan review oleh Mitra Bestari.


Publication Frequency

The schedule of Negara Hukum publishes twice a year in June and November.


Open Access Policy

Negara Hukum provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public to support a greater global exchange of law field.




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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


JNH is a journal aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of information. We publish original research papers, review articles and case studies focused on laws as well as related topics that has neither been published elsewhere in any language, nor is it under review for publication anywhere. This following statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor, the reviewer, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Researchers should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Manuscripts should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. The manuscript should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Author should not, in general, 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. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given.
  5. Authorship of the Paper: The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. 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. In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgement section. 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.
  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should clearly disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  8. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: The author should clearly identify in the manuscript if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.


Duties of Editor

  1. Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.
  2. Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer-reviewed. The editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
  3. Fair Play: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is the upholding of the principle of editorial independence and integrity. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.
  4. Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without the written consent of the author. Editors should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest


Duties of Reviewers

  1. Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  2. Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewers should notify the journal immediately if they come across any irregularities, have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, or suspect that misconduct may have occurred during either the research or the writing and submission of the manuscript; reviewers should, however, keep their concerns confidential and not personally investigate further unless the journal asks for further information or advice.
  3. Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The reviewers should follow journals’ instructions on the specific feedback that is required of them and, unless there are good reasons not to. The reviewers should be constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript. The reviewer should make clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript under consideration and which will just strengthen or extend the work
  4. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.  Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. In the case of double-blind review, if they suspect the identity of the author(s) notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest.
  5. Promptness: The reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame. The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.



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Article Processing Charges

Every article submitted to JNH will not have any "Article Processing Charges". This includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.