Linguistic, Literature, Teaching, English for Specific Purposes

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Wanastra: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is intended as a platform for scientific research findings, theories, and critical-analytic research on English issues, both nationally and internationally. The scientific articles combine theoretical reviews and empirical studies from related sciences, recognizance and dissemination nationally and globally.

The editorial welcomes the manuscripts are:

  1. Linguistic
  2. Literature
  3. Teaching
  4. English for Specific Purposes 

The manuscripts have primary citations and have never been published online or in print.



Section Policies

Jurnal Wanastra

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each article submitted to the editorial will be selected through a Pre-Review process by the Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to Peer Reviewers for further selection by the Blind Review process. After that, the article will be returned to the author for revision. This process takes two months for maximum time. In each manuscript, Peer Reviewers will be assessed substantially and technically. The Peer Reviewers who collaborate with us are experts in their respective fields.

The principle of recruiting reviewers has at least written in a scientific journal as the first author or co-author of three articles, both in accredited national and international scale scientific journal publications.

The editorial board will select all submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts evaluated by the Editor that meet the journal's criteria will be accepted with external review. Manuscripts evaluated to attract our readers' interest are sent to reviewers using the Blind Review system. The Editor then decides based on the reviewer's recommendations with several possibilities: rejected, revision needed, or accepted.

The Editor has the right to decide which manuscripts should be published later.

Review Process:
1. The author sends the manuscript
2. Initial review by the Editor (some manuscripts may be rejected or returned before the review process). If it does not fit the scope of Wanastra: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra, the paper will be rejected. If the paper has novelty but has minor deficiencies in several aspects, then the paper will be returned before the review process with notes. If the paper complies with the focus and scope of Wanastra: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra, the Editor will assign it to reviewers.
3. The review process is carried out using an Blind Review process. The total number of reviewers is two (2); if the assessment results are not balanced, Editor will be submitted to additional reviewers. The maximum limit is two months for review.
4. Editor's decision
5. Confirmation to the author



Publication Frequency

Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is published twice a year, Maret and September


Open Access Policy

Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra provides direct and open access freely and publicly to support a more comprehensive global exchange of knowledge. Readers can download and print published manuscripts and editions free of charge. All manuscripts, which have been published, will be available and free to download on the website.



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Publication Ethics

Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Publication Ethics

This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in publishing a manuscript in Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra, managed by the Department of Research and Public Service (LPPM) of Universitas Bina Sarana Informatika, including the authors, editors, and reviewers.

This statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

1. Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

A manuscript publication is essential to its ethics stated in the Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra. It publishes research related to theoretical and empirical studies from various sources with responsibility. It is used for science development implemented in the Country's economic growth. Therefore, coherent and respected knowledge needs to be carried out in the Journal publication Ethics Guidelines to reflect manuscript quality from authors and institutions. Peer-review articles support and realize the scientific method. It is then essential to agree on the expected standards of ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the publishing: author, journal editor, reviewer, publisher and the public.

We take all publishing stages kindly and carry out ethics and other responsibilities. The Department of Research and Public Service (LPPM) Universitas Bina Sarana Informatika ensures that broadcasting, reprinting, or other commercial income does not impact editorial decisions.

2.. Publication Decision

Chief Editor of Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is responsible for publishing requests input from other editors and supports suggestions from reviewers published on the public. It is based on journal publications series starting from submitting manuscripts, checking editors, checking reviewers, checking layouts, checking plagiarism and copyright. It is under the supervision of the Chief Editor and other Editors with authority; thus, a publication decision emerges for the Manuscript in Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra.

3. Non-Discrimination

In Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra publishing process, both editors and reviewers evaluate manuscripts for scientific content without linking to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors that uphold the publishing ethics Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra, namely non-discrimination.

4. Confidentiality

Manuscripts published in Wanastra : Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra are highly guarded in their informational value, where editors and reviewers are not allowed to disclose the information about a manuscript that has been submitted to anyone, including the author, reviewer, editorial team, and publisher, except in an appropriate way.

5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used by multiple editorial board members and reviewers in their research.


Plagiarism Screening

Editor of Wanastra: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra acknowledges that plagiarism is unacceptable. Turnitin's software checks for plagiarism and accepts articles with the minimum level of similarity possible.


Review Guideliness

Guide for Reviewers


Article Substance Review

A reviewer guideline is used to review article material against the standard components of the article.

Title: The title must describe the manuscript's subject adequately, clearly, and precisely, and not have multiple interpretations.

Abstract: The abstract should briefly state the research purpose, the methods used, the results, and the core conclusions.

Reference Review: Authors must cite others who contributed to the article. Excessive cited sources must be avoided. The head in the introduction must illustrate the author's originality and novelty through gap analysis.

Purpose: The purpose of the article review should be well explained and will be able to answer the hypothesis.

Methods: The methods utilized to accomplish goals should be stated accurately and thoroughly enough for a competent reader to duplicate the author's work. The research tools, resources, equipment platforms, and procedures must be described.

Clarity: To be clearly understood, writers must write information on research methodology and results in articles in a straightforward, concise, and effective manner.

Delivery organization: Manuscripts must develop/explain the research subject logically and effectively.

Duplication: The details of published research by the author or others are not duplicated in manuscripts. If there are any duplications in the text, the reviewer can provide additional remarks. Check out whether several figures and tables may be added to create the Manuscript shorter without affecting the content.

Calculations: Reviewers check if you can verify the authors' findings in a few randomly selected cases.

Text-to-Tables-and-Figures Correlation: All figures and tables must be linked in the text/paragraphs. The text's statements must relate to the contents of the tables and figures.

Titles of Figures and Tables: The contents should be stated in the title. Kindly suggest ways to improve the table/image titles quality.

Title in Table/Caption: interpretation should be unequivocal and use the correct SI units.

Graphics: Data for presenting graphs/images must be accurate.

Conclusion: Conclusions to answer the hypothesis must be stated adequately and clearly and must be supported by data and testing.

Allegation: The author must clearly distinguish between conjecture and fact.

References: All references must be provided in the Bibliography/References section of the manuscript. There are at least 15 references, with 60% primary (scientific journals, proceeding articles, reference books, thesis/dissertation) published in the last ten years.