Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Hukum Novelty is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Law, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. This journal is published two times a year, in April and October. Jurnal Hukum Novelty offers instantaneous open access to its content in order to make research easily available to the public so it will support a wide exchange of knowledge.

Jurnal Hukum Novelty is dedicated to share and promote research findings and fresh insights into current debates and controversial topics in technology law, business law, international law, family law, and criminal law, both from global and Indonesian perspectives.

P-ISSN: 1412 6834

E-ISSN: 2550 0090


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Jurnal Hukum Novelty uses a double-blind system for peer review. The identities of both reviewers and authors remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts who are typically involved in reviewing a manuscript. 

The review process by considering two main aspects, namely: the relevance and contribution of articles on the law theory and practices. Editors and reviewers provide constructive feedback on the evaluation results to the author.

The article review process usually takes 4 to 12 weeks. This review period depends on the editors' and reviewers' duration in reviewing the manuscript. If the author does not get confirmation from JHN for a long time, the author can confirm by email at jhnovelty@law.uad.ac.id. The stages of the review process applied at JHN are as the following:

1. Submission of manuscripts is only processed online, i.e. OJS of JHN, website: http://journal.uad.ac.id/index.php/Novelty/index

2. The incoming manuscripts will be checked by the Managing Editor whether it complies with the JHN author’s guidelines and template for submission, also whether the manuscript matches the focus and scope of JHN. If appropriate, the next process will be carried out to the relevant JHN Editor, and if not, we will recommend the manuscript to be revised and/or rejected.

3. Furthermore, the manuscripts will be checked with Turnitin (similarity check). If more than a 20% level of similarity, the manuscripts will be asked to be repaired or rejected by JHN Editor. This decision is final and entirely the prerogative right of the JHN editor. Click this for Plagiarism Policy.

4. Then, the manuscripts will be sent to at least two (2) anonymous reviewers. Sometimes if required, a third peer-review is also needed for further consideration.

5. The reviewer then will send the review notes to the editor, which will be forwarded to the authors. 

6. For a manuscript that is accepted with revisions (minor or major), it would contain comments from peer reviewers and would be returned to the author for revision. Referring to the JHN policy, reviewers only give suggestions on whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected. Meanwhile, the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is in the hand of the editor and editor-in-chief.

7. The author is given the time to revise the manuscript no later than one month. Extra time to revise should be asked the editor via email (jhnovelty@law.uad.ac.id). If there is no notification after the specified period, then the Author is deemed to resign.

8. Manuscripts that have gone through final revisions and been accepted by the editor will be published in JHN in the edition determined by the editor-in-chief.

Note for Decision:

  • Accepted, as it is;
  • Accepted by Minor Revision (implies that publication is desirable and a limited number of changes will bring the manuscript up to scratch);
  • Accepted by Major Revisions (implies that the manuscript needs considerable reworking prior to reconsideration); and
Rejected (generally, on the grounds of the outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation).


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Hukum Novelty published biannually; April and October.


Open Access Policy

This journal is an open access journal which provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of all published articles without charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles in Jurnal Hukum Novelty. 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.


Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Jurnal Hukum Novelty is an open-access journal. Readers can read and download any full-text articles free of charge. In addition, the author could order the reprinted journal at some eligible rates. 

In order to improve the quality of journal management, as of January 01, 2024, Jurnal Hukum Novelty amends the article processing policy. All accepted articles in the January 2024 Edition and fourth are subject to the Article Processing Charges (APC) of IDR 3,000,000 for the local author or USD 200 for the foreign author. 

The author can pay the APC to:

Bank Mandiri
Account Number 1370017758869 
Beneficiary: Muhammad Nur (SWIFT CODE: BMRIIDJA), or

IBAN: GB97 REVO 0099 7056 5305 12
Beneficiary: Muhammad Nur


Plagiarism Policy

  1. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed.
  2. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  3. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  4. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Every manuscript submitted to Jurnal Hukum Novelty is going to be scanned using Turnitin (similarity check)

  1. Similarity Index above 40%: Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted)
  2.  Similarity Index (20-40%): Send to the author for improvement [provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided]
  3. Similarity index Less than 20%: Accepted or citation improvement may be required. [proper citations must be provided  to all outsourced texts]

    In cases 2 and 3: The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do good paraphrasing outsourced text. And resubmit the article with a new Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM and similarity below 20%


Publication Ethics Statement


Jurnal Hukum Novelty  (hereinafter, “JHN”) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Law Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This journal is available in print and online and highly respects the publication ethic, and avoids any type of plagiarism. This statement explains the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the editorial board, the peer-reviewers­­­­­ and the publisher (Faculty of Law Universitas Ahmad Dahlan). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in JHN is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Faculty of Law Universitas Ahmad Dahlan as the publisher of JHN takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize our ethical behaviour and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Law Universitas Ahmad Dahlan and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Jurnal Hukum Novelty is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. 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.

Fair play

The editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without considering race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished information revealed in a submitted manuscript will not be used by the editorial board for their own research purposes without the express written permission of the author(s). As a result of handling the manuscript, privileged information or suggestions received by editors would be kept confidential and not used for their personal interests and advantages. Editors will not accept manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, and any other relationship with other persons, institutions, and companies connected to the manuscript.

Management of unethical behaviour(s)

The editors, along with the publisher(s), should follow rationally sensitive steps when ethical concerns have been made about the submitted manuscript or the published paper. Any recorded act of unethical publishing activity would be prosecuted, even if it is discovered years after publication. For this reason, Jurnal Hukum Novelty has legal experts in the area of Intellectual Property as the Ethics Advisory Board based on the Decree of the Rector of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan.

Duties of Reviewers.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources. 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. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

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.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should 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.

Fundamental errors in published works. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Muhammad Nur, S.H., M.H.
Editor in Chief,
Jurnal Hukum Novelty (JHN)


Publishing Process


Retraction, Withdrawal, and Correction Policy

Policy Statement

The Journal Hukum Novelty acknowledges that the author(s) have worked precisely in preparing the manuscript, and peer-review procedures will be carried out by the Editors. However, for research purposes, there is also the possibility for published papers to be removed or even withdrawn. It is not light to do and can only be done under exceptional circumstances.

Consequently, corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies, if necessary, will also be carried out with strict criteria to preserve confidence in the authority of its electronic archives. Our dedication and strategy are to preserve the quality and completeness of relevant scientific documents in the collections of researchers and librarians.

Content Integrity and Maintenance

The Jurnal Hukum Novelty recognizes the importance to scholars and librarians of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record and attaches the utmost importance to preserving confidence in the authority of its electronic archive. Clicking on the CrossMark icon will remind the reader of the current status of the document and will also provide additional publication record information on the document. Applying the CrossMark icon is a promise made by the Jurnal Hukum Novelty to keep content published and warn readers to change as and when occurred.

Article Retraction

Jurnal Hukum Novelty is committed to conducting its part in upholding the credibility of the scholarly record, and it is therefore appropriate, on occasion, to remove the article(s). Article(s) can be removed if:

  1. There is a significant scientific mistake that may invalidate the conclusions of the article, for example, there is strong proof that the findings are not credible, either as a result of fraud (e.g. data manufacturing) or an honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
  2. The results have previously been published elsewhere without sufficient cross-reference, permission or justification.
  3. There are ethical problems such as plagiarism (appropriation of the ideas, procedures, findings or words of another person (s) without giving due credit, even those gained by confidential analysis of the manuscripts of others) or unauthorized authorship.

In order to ensure that retractions are treated in compliance with the best practice of publishing and the COPE Retraction Guidelines, Jurnal Hukum Novelty adopts the following retraction process:

  1. An article requiring possible retraction shall be brought to the attention of the editor of the journal.
  2. The editor of the journal should obey the step-by-step instructions according to the COPE flowcharts (including evaluating a response from the author of the article in question).
  3. Before any decision is taken, the reports of the editor should be forwarded to the Ethics Advisory Board, which will be a forum to provide advice and recommendations regarding ethical issues. The goal of this move is to ensure a consistent approach in line with industry best practices.
  4. The final decision on whether to withdraw is then conveyed to the author and, if necessary, to all other relevant bodies, such as the institution of the author, on occasion.
  5. The Retraction Statement is then posted online and released in the next available journal issue (see below for more details of this step).

Notice that if the author(s) hold the copyright for an article, this does not mean that they automatically have a right to remove it after publication. The credibility of the published scientific record is of utmost importance, and the COPE Retraction Rules still apply in such situations.

Article Withdrawal

The author is not permitted to withdraw the submitted manuscripts because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources since editors and referees have spent a great deal of time editing the submitted manuscript and the works invested by the publisher. The author is obliged to approve the checklist provided before sending the manuscript via OJS.

If the manuscript has been published as "Article in Press" (articles that have been accepted for publication but which has not been formally published and will not have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), maybe "Withdrawn" From the Jurnal Hukum Novelty website. Withdrawing means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is deleted and replaced with an HTML page and PDF simply states that the article has been withdrawn.

If the author requests the removal of the manuscript, an official letter signed by the corresponding author and Head of Department of the affiliated institution should be submitted to the Principal Editor.

Article Correction

Jurnal Hukum Novelty should consider making a correction if:

A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports incorrect data or proves to be inaccurate, particularly if this is the product of an honest mistake.

The list of author(s) or contributors is wrong (e.g. a deserving Author has been omitted, or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed material fall into one of three categories:

  1. Publisher correction (erratum): inform readers of a significant error made by the publisher/journal staff (usually a production error), which has a negative effect on the publication record or the scientific credibility of the article or on the reputation of the authors or journals.
  2. Author correction (corrigendum): to inform readers of a significant error made by the authors which have a negative effect on the publication record or the scientific reputation of the paper, or on the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
  3. Addendum: an addition to the article by its authors to clarify contradictions, extend existing work, or otherwise explain or update the details in the main work.

The decision on whether a correction should be made is made by the editor(s) of a journal, often with recommendations from the members of the Reviewers or the Editorial Board. Handling Editors will approach the Writers of the paper concerned with a request for clarification but with a final determination as to whether a correction is needed and, if so, which form of correction rests with the Editors.

Article Removal

In a very limited number of instances, it may be appropriate to delete a published article from Jurnal Hukum Novelty online website. This can only happen if the article is explicitly defamatory or infringes the legal rights of others, or if the article is, or we have a practical reason to accept it to be, the subject of a court order, or if the article, if acted upon, may pose a significant health danger. In such cases, the metadata (i.e. title and author information) of the article will be preserved, the text will be replaced by a screen showing that the article has been deleted for legal purposes.

Article Replacement

In situations where an article can pose a significant health risk, the authors of the original paper may decide to remove the original faulty and substitute it with a corrected edition. In such cases, the procedures for retraction referred to above will be followed with the difference that the notice of retraction of the article will include a link to the revised re-published article along with the history of the text.


Indexing and Abstracting

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