Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal BACA presents the up to date information on the research results of the library and information science, documentation science, information science, research data management, digital library, big data, data science, scholarly communication, scientific publication, bibliometric, infometric; scientometric, knowledge management, research collaboration, and archiving data [see also ODLIS]


Section Policies


This section contains the main page of the full-text article from the field research, literature review, best practice, and brief communication.

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Short Communication

This section contains the main page of short communication articles full text of no more than nine pages, in the form of a design/concept of subsequent research.

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Peer Review Process

  • Each submitted manuscript will be initial review by the editor to check the suitability of the template, focus and scope, and manuscript submission policy. If the manuscript is appropriate, the manuscript will be sent to the reviewer. Otherwise, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for revision to match the manuscript template
  • Reviewer receives a double-blind review manuscript from the section editor or secretariat. If not in accordance with his/her competence, the reviewer has the right to reject the manuscript and recommend it to other reviewers who are more competent.
  • Each manuscript is reviewed by 2 (two) reviewers. The reviewer assesses the manuscript from the writing quality and substance aspects, which includes the renewal, authenticity, usefulness, validity of citation, and bibliography.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal BACA published twice a year, precisely in June and December. Each issue consists of a minimum of five titles of article.


Open Access Policy

The access right of all information or articles of Jurnal BACA is open access for non-commercial purposes [see also copyright statement].

Access permission of BACA: JURNAL DOKUMENTASI DAN INFORMASI under the license of Creative Commons Attribution-Noncomercial-No Derivative 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


Reviewer/Editor Join

  • Prospective reviewer or editor must have an interest in, interest, and enthusiasm to improve journal reputation and quality, and has relevancy of competencies to the scientific scope of the journal.
  • Prospective reviewer/editor contact the secretariat to be registered at the journal website. In this case, the prospective reviewer must fill out Call For Reviewer Form and the prospective editor must fill out Call For Editor Form as his/her involvement evidence of Jurnal BACA team. As proof of expertise, the reviewer and editor inform the scientific publication databases, such as Google Scholar, SintaID, ResearchGate, Academia, OrcidID, Dimensions, ScopusID, and so on.


Publication Ethics

Jurnal BACA is a journal that is professionally managed by PDDI LIPI by upholding the copyright, privacy, license, and ethics of scientific publication. Every article that is published in Jurnal BACA gives a significantly scientific impact to the reader, because it prioritizes aspects of renewal, authenticity, and expediency. The publication ethics below are the main principles and foundations in journal publication, which regulates the ethics of author, editor, reviewer, and journal manager. We hope that by understanding and implementing this scientific publication, every article that is published in this jurnal can avoid all forms of the malpractice publication band copyright infringement, such as duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.

Author Ethic

  • Reporting; author should report the process and results of their research fairly, clearly, precisely, accurately, thoroughly, and impartially as well as save the data well. Honesty is expected in presenting any data and information listed in content and research results.
  • Originality; author makes a statement that the paper submitted to the journal editor is original (from the author's own ideas), has never been delivered and published in any media, in any language, and not in the process of submission to another publisher. The case of publication duplication and deception, the article is subject to be removed from this journal.
  • Clear sources; author should mention and ensure that any reading materials used as citations and bibliography are written clearly and completely. Author is strictly forbidden to quote the writings of others without citing the original source.
  • Responsibility; author is fully responsible for the data and research writings, in terms of methods, analysis, calculation, and details. If verification is required from editor and reviewer, the author is willing to answer it clearly, precisely and fairly.
  • Agreement; author ensures that the names listed in the article are based on contributions of ideas and thoughts every author and have been approved by the entire team of author. Any changes, reductions or additions of author names, should be approved the team of author. Any other parties contributing fully ( non-substance ) in writing this paper,  the author expresses their gratitude to the relevant parties.
  • Punctuality; author revises and edits the manuscript punctually for the sake of discipline and regular journal publication. Otherwise, the author is ready to take the consequences, which is the delay of journal article publication.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest; author upholds copyright and privacy of one another to avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of a conflict of interest with other parties, the author must solve it justly and wisely.

Editor Ethic

  • Neutrality; the editor is neutral in selecting and screening manuscript. The editor must be objective and fair to every author who submitted their written works. The editor is forbidden to be discriminative to the author in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, race, intergroup, or nationality.
  • Reporting; editor reports the selection and reviews scripts clearly and accurately to the author based on accuracy, completeness, and clarity of reporting of result research and its development, including editing techniques and the use of guidelines for publication and screenwriting.
  • Communicative; editor communicates effectively and efficiently in the process of publishing the journal. Every suggestion and criticism from the author, reviewer, and journal manager should be addressed clearly, fairly and transparently.
  • Fairness; editor distributes the manuscript to editor team member and reviewer fairly based on their respective competence.
  • Professional; editor works professionally based on his duties and responsibilities. The editor should understand any policy related to journal publication. Editor ensures that every script has undergone the editorial process and review correctly, fairly, and objectively.
  • Responsibility; editor takes full responsibility for the success of journal publication. Editor guarantees that every journal article published is a new paper and not a copy, and gives benefits to those reading and accessing the journals.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest; editor upholds copyright and privacy of each other to avoid conflict of interest. Should a conflict of interest arise with other parties, an editor must solve it justly and wisely.

Reviewer Ethic

  • Neutrality; reviewer is fair, objective, unbiased, independent, and only in favor of scientific truth. The script review process is carried out professionally without distinguishing the author’s background. Reviewer is prohibited conduct a review of papers involving himself, either directly or indirectly.
  • Professional; reviewer should be critical and professional in assessing a paper (related to his expertise), open about new things, able to keep the secret of the things being assessed, does not take personal advantage of the paper he assesses, as well as has a passion for improving written works. Reviewer has the right to refuse a script if it does not correspond to his expertise. He then can recommend it to the other more competent reviewer in accordance with the scope of the publication.
  • Quality assurance; reviewer has a duty to assist editor in improving the quality of paper he reviews. Reviewer analyzes papers on the substance not on grammar, punctuation, and typos. The reviewer is required to uphold the basic principles and scientific analysis in the process of reviewing a paper. Reviewer works on the principle of truth, novelty, and originality; prioritizes benefit of the paper for the development of science, technology, and innovation; as well as understands the impact of paper on the development of science.
  • Punctuality; reviewer reviews the manuscript and gives a response to the editor quickly, expected to be on time. If the time is not enough, the reviewer then informs the editor with a clear reason for the sake of discipline and regularity of journal publication.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest; reviewer upholds copyright and privacy of each other in order to avoid conflicts of interest. Should a conflict of interest arise with other parties, the reviewer must finish it justly and wisely.

Journal Manager Ethic

  • Decision-making; journal managers should define the vision, mission, and goals of the organization in journal publication based on the recommendation of the reviewer and the editorial board. To do so, journal managers are neutral and free from conflicts of interest of individuals or groups, business aspects, aspects of ethnicity, religion, race, and intergroup.
  • Freedom; journal managers give freedom to the reviewer and editor to create harmony at working atmosphere and mutual respect for one another in order to guarantee and protect intellectual property rights, particularly those related to the management of funds received from third parties. Journal managers encourage editor and reviewer to apply the ethics clearance including confidentiality, licensing, and special requirements in research on human, animal, and other living creature.
  • Responsibility; journal managers are responsible for the guideline of journal publication policies, starting from the name of an issue, scientific scope, manuscript writing style, collaboration, licensing and legal publications, and evaluation of manuscript publication.
  • Promotion; journal managers promote and ensure the sustainability of journal publication. Journal managers are entitled to determine the funding in accordance with the policies and needs of journal publication. In its management, funders do not intervene in terms of issue substance. Source of research and development fund is included in the publication without affecting the reader's perception.
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest; journal manager upholds copyright and privacy of each other to avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of the conflict of interest with other parties, journal managers must finish it justly and wisely.
Further information on ethics of scientific publication, please access the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE) site.


Subscribe Policy

Jurnal BACA is an open access journal so that is no charge to reader, author, and others of full articles in the journal website [see also open access policy].


Copyedit and Proofread

Each manuscript that is received and published in Jurnal BACA, the grammar and the sentence are carefully examined by editor and proofreader. For the English manuscript, please check the grammar to use Grammarly®.


References Management

Each manuscript that is received and published in Jurnal BACA is strongly recommended to use Mendeley.


Plagiarism Checker

Each manuscript that is received and published in Jurnal BACA, is ensured to avoid all forms of publication malpractice and copyright infringement, such as duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. Plagiarism checking for each the manuscript using https://www.turnitin.com/ or https://www.ithenticate.com/


Publication Charge

Each manuscript submitted by author to Jurnal BACA editor is not subject to publication fee, starting from submitting, review, editorial, publication, archiving, to accessing full articles in the journal site [see also subscribe policy].


Archiving Policy

To ensure the long-term storage, access, and security of Jurnal BACA archives, we archive them at LOCKSS.


Data Deposit Policy

Deposit and access to the research data from Jurnal BACA article through Repositori Ilmiah Nasional Dataverse (https://data.lipi.go.id/dataverse/jurnalbaca). Data is deposited through the Jurnal BACA system, do it at the "Supplementary File" stage and/or Repositori Ilmiah Nasional Dataverse. Research data of this article is a dataset that is shaped by the interview transcript, processed data/statistics, documentation of activities (photos, images, graphics), sound recordings, etc.). As a form of willingness to the research data deposit, author was asked to fill out the Research Data Deposit Form of Jurnal BACA.


Publication Guidelines

The publication guideline of Jurnal BACA, can be accessed in here (Indonesia/English).