Journal title : WACANA SARASWATI Majalah Ilmiah tentang Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pembelajarannya
Frequency : 2 issues per year
Print ISSN : 2615-4714
Online ISSN : 2685-0745
Editor-in-Chief : Drs. I Wayan Soper.,M.Hum.
Affiliation: IKIP Saraswati
Publisher: Faculty of Language and Art Education IKIP Saraswati
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WACANA SARASWATI: Majalah Ilmiah tentang Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pembelajarannya is a peer-reviewed scientific open access journal, with e-ISSN2685-0745 and p-ISSN2615-4714. It has been published by the Faculty of Language and Art Education IKIP Saraswati. It is published since 2005 and issued semiannually: in February and August. This journal publishes manuscripts on research in language teaching, literature, and linguistics. This journal accepts submissions of manuscripts that will be published within the scope:
Linguistics; phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and critical discourse analysis.
Literature: local literature studies, Indonesian literature, foreign literature studies, children literature, popular literature, comparative literature, and postcolonial literature.
Indonesian Language and Literature Learning: curriculum development, learning methods, learning materials, learning media, assessment, Indonesian language learning across curricula, information and communications technology in Indonesian language learning, language skills, and other Indonesian language learning analyses.
The editorial board would like to receive manuscripts submitted via the online submission system. Make sure that the manuscripts meet the scope and submission guidelines of the journal. For more detailed information, please refer to the terms and conditions of WACANA SARASWATI

Manuscripts sent to Wacana Saraswati undergo two review processes. Papers are first screened by the editors to ensure that the submission guidelines have been met. If a submission passes through the first review process, it will be assigned to reviewers while those which do not pass the process will be returned to the authors. 
Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers through a blind review process. Reviewers would evaluate the manuscript substances, including the research originality, novelty, methodology, and contribution to science. Reviewers are responsible to make a decision on the article status based on the results of the evaluation. If reviewers do not agree with each other, the editors would ask the third reviewer’s opinion. The results of the review would be sent by the editors back to the author with a note (one of the following): accepted without revision, accepted after major revision, accepted after minor revision, rejected. 
The review process until the final decision lasts within 4-8 weeks. However, the review process may take longer depending on the reviewers’ responses and the review cycle. Manuscripts sent back to Wacana after revision can be reassigned to the reviewers according to the reviewers’ availability, editors’ decision, and the number of revisions to be made. 

Wacana Saraswati is issued semiannually: in February and August.

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.

Manuscripts submitted to Wacana Saraswati must be free from plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification. Authors are required to use an application for plagiarism check. The similarity level of a submission must be under five percent. To avoid plagiarism, authors need to quote from other parties. Auto-plagiarism is also forbidden.
Authors need to send an article along with the declaration that it has not published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The form can be downloaded in Declaration Form.


WACANA SARASWATI would really appreciate the reviewers’ to spend time evaluating manuscripts submitted to our journal. Before agreeing to it, reviewers need to note some things as follows. First, reviewers need to inform the editors if reviewed manuscripts are not included in their areas of expertise. Second, reviewers need to inform the editors if they do not have adequate time to finish the review process. Third, reviewers need to inform the editors if they have a conflict of interest with the reviewed manuscripts. This information will help the editors to determine the status of a manuscript.
The review process of a manuscript is confidential. Reviewers are not allowed to make contact with the author or provide information to other parties related to the manuscript being reviewed. If it is necessary to contact other parties for information, reviewers must let the editors know.
All articles submitted to WACANA SARASWATI must be free from plagiarism. Therefore, if a plagiarism practice is detected, reviewers need to contact the editors. So is the inaccuracy and use of dubious data. Reviewers are requested to evaluate articles based on a number of evaluative criteria, including novelty, clarity, quality, accuracy, relevance, and significance. Reviewers should review the articles objectively. Reviewers may leave comments on the manuscripts being reviewed in the form of review. These comments will help the author to develop their manuscript and improve their writing professionalism. Reviewers are also able to provide comments at the end of the Review Form.
After reviewing a manuscript, reviewers would be asked to make these following decisions: • Accepted • Accepted with revision • Revised and resubmit • Rejected

WACANA SARASWATI publication ethics refer to the Cope of Publication Ethic (COPE) set by Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) through Peraturan Kepala LIPI Number 5 Year  2014 on Scientific Publication Ethics. COPE contracts all parties involved in Wacana SARASWATI manuscript publication processes: publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors. COPE WACANA SARASWATI concerns three principles underlying scientific publication ethics, including (1) neutrality, i.e. free from conflict of interests, (2) fairness, i.e. provision of authors’ rights, and (3) honesty, i.e. free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.  
In relation to COPE LIPI (Peraturan Kepala LIPI Number 5 Year 2014 on Scientific Publication Ethics), there are four pillars of scientific publication that need to be referred to: (1) practices related to publisher tasks, that include establishing policy and publication programs, facilitating editors and reviewers work, respecting editors and reviewers decision, as well as determining sponsors and selecting the third parties. In publication practices, the publisher is obliged to guarantee submissions that comply with the Scientific Publication Ethics as a whole. In terms of sponsorship, the publisher needs to make sure that sponsors and the third parties do not complicate rewards and influence journal policy and programs; (2) practices associated with editors tasks, that include making a decision related to the publication of the manuscript, regulating reviews of the manuscript, as well as assuring the fairness of the results of the manuscript reviews, the confidentiality of the content, and protecting it from manuscript manipulation. (3) practices related to reviewers tasks, that include reviewing manuscripts either openly or in private, checking the accuracy and the authenticity of data sources, references, and concepts, as well as the objectivity of the content, and performing a neutral review. (4) practices related to authors tasks, that are to examine practices related to authors tasks including the authority of the manuscript, the statement of the originality of the manuscript, the detection of the manuscript duplication possibility, the acknowledgment of sponsorship, authority statements, and the statement of the sources of research funding.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission’s compliance with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript is a report of original research
  2. The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
  3. The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word.
  4. Where appropriate, URLs for the references are provided.
  5. The text is typed on A4 paper, single-spaced for abstracts, 1.5 space for the rest of the text, uses Times New Roman with 12-point font, employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. It is of particular importance that references are formatted as endnotes that follow APA style.
  7. The manuscript includes the author's name(s), affiliations, and contact information (email address).
  8. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  9. The length of the manuscript is 4.000 to 6.000 words
  10. The structure of the manuscript corresponds to the structure of rhetoric: title, abstract  (English and Indonesian) and keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references.