Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scope of the articles contained in this journal discusses various topics in the areas of

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Customary Law and other parts related to contemporary issues in the field of law.


Section Policies


  • Muchtar Labetubun
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

SASI will publish the only paper strictly following guidelines and manuscript preparation. All submitted manuscripts are going through a double-blind peer review process. Those papers are read by editorial members (upon field of specialisation) and will be screened by Managing Editor to meet necessary criteria of publication in two weeks. Every submitted manuscript which passes this step will be checked by Plagiarism Checker X to identify any plagiarism. Manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers, based on their historical experience in reviewing manuscript or based on their field of specialisation. The time period for review is three weeks. SASI has reviewing forms in order to keep same items reviewed by two reviewers. Then editorial board will make a decision upon the reviewers comments or advice. Reviewers will give their assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the field/science, SASI has four kind of decisions:

  • Accepted, as it is
  • Accepted by Minor Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  • Accepted by Major Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  • Rejected (generally, on grounds of outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation)


Publication Frequency

SASI is published every two times per year, June and December.


Open Access Policy

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.



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Author Fee

SASI does not charge any fees to the author at the time of article submission, nor at the time the article is received and published.


Publication Ethics

SASI is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Law, Pattimura University. This journal is available in print and online and respects the ethics of publication and avoids all kinds of plagiarism. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including the author, editor in chief, editorial board, peer-reviewers and publishers (Faculty of Law Pattimura University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication. The publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals from SASI is an important building block in the development of a coherent and respected knowledge network. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the writers and institutions that support them. The articles that are reviewed support and materialize the scientific method. Therefore it is important to agree to the expected ethical behavior standards for all parties involved in publishing actions: writers, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and the public.

Faculty of Law Pattimura University as the publisher of SASI carries out its guardianship duties for all stages of publishing seriously and we recognize ethical behavior and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertisements, reprints, or other commercial income do not have an impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Faculty of Law Pattimura University and the Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals and / or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decision. The editor of SASI is responsible for deciding which articles are submitted to journals that must be published. Validation of questionable works and their interests for researchers and readers must always encourage such decisions. The editors can be guided by the policies of the journal editorial board and are limited by legal requirements such as those currently applicable related to defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editors can work with editors or other reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play. The editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality. Any editor and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the author concerned, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflict of interest. Unpublished material that is disclosed in the submitted manuscripts may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.


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 behavior and are unacceptable.

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 behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Proper acknowledgment 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 on 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 conflict 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.



Sarah Selfina Kuahaty, S.H., M.H.
Faculty of Law, Pattimura University.


Plagiarism Policy

To check Plagiarism, the Editorial Board will filter plagiarism manually on the Title and Abstract of the manuscript by using the Plagiarism Checker X application and Google search. If there are indications of plagiarism (above 30%), the editorial board will immediately reject the manuscript.