Journal History


  • 1974:  BACA: JURNAL DOKUMENTASI DAN INFORMASI (Jurnal BACA) is one of the first periodicals published by the Center for National Scientific Documentation/PDIN (before changing its name to Center for Scientific Documentation and Information - Indonesian Institute of Sciences/ PDII LIPI). Jurnal BACA was published in 1974 in a printed version, which contained articles, news, and documentation of institution activities related to the documentation, information, and library subject. In the early,  this publication is called not ‘Jurnal BACA’ but ‘Majalah BACA’ because of most the publication contents in form popular articles, like news, opinions, and documentation of the institution activities, while the scientific articles are a few, only 1-3 articles.
  • 1980: Jurnal BACA obtained the printed ISSN version in 1980 (with ISSN 0125-9008) (SK ISSN Nomor: 0005.044/JI.3.2/SK.ISSN/1980.02, February 4, 1980). The ISSN was valid since Jurnal BACA has published Vol.7, No.1, June 1980 on printed.
  • 1998: Jurnal BACA publication began to be designed to support research, education, and training activities in the documentation, information, and library subject in Indonesia. Through the program, in 1998, Jurnal BACA received a special award from the Institute of Studi Arus Informasi (ISAI) —because it was consistent in providing a variety of up-to-date information related to the problems and the development of documentation, information, and library. Based on this activity, the identity of Jurnal BACA has begun to change from popular publication to semi-scientific publication.
  • 2010: Editorial Team declares Jurnal BACA as a "Scientific Journal" and builds a journal site for online publishing practice. In an effort to become a scientific journal, they made various efforts, namely: (1) searching for and collecting back issues journal to be uploaded and online through journal site; (2) digitizing journal back issues and separating every article (pdf.format); (3) install Open Journal System (OJS) version as a journal site; (4) translate the e-journal publishing module through OJS in Indonesian version and apply it to Jurnal BACA; (5) conduct training on e-journal publishing through OJS. Issuance of Jurnal BACA back issues is done online and the information can be accessed openly and freely. Jurnal BACA system is a single journal in Indonesian and it can be accessed at Interface and feature of Jurnal BACA site at that time were still very simple, the dominance color the site is blue. The main of menu features are still standard from OJS, there is no additional menu related to journal accreditation provisions, such as author guidelines menu, manuscript submission, editor and reviewer team, publication ethics, indexers, manuscript template, statistic counter, etc.
  • 2012: Jurnal BACA received the ISSN online in 2012, with series ISSN 2301-8593 (SK ISSN Nomor: 0005.044/JI.3.2/SK.ISSN/2012.08, August 13, 2012). Along with this, the editorial team reassembled the print back issue to complete the publication on the journal site. Based on the searching results only to be found journal that is published from 1986 onwards, and publication from 1974 – 1985  that is published by Jurnal BACA, the archives have not been found until now.
  • There is a vacancy issue published by Jurnal BACA, a number of three issue numbers, namely Jurnal BACA Vol.31, No.2 (2010): December; Vol.32, No.1 (2011): June; and Vol.32, No.2 (2011): December, this was due to a "text crisis" and not yet a solid journal manager.
  • 2015: Jurnal BACA site was upgraded to the system, from OJS version to version, and changed the site's page to However, the journal website's address page did not last long (only 6 months) because it was under the institution website sub-domain ( and finally moved to the http: // The site's page also doesn't last long because the page address has become an ISJD page and finally it can't be accessed again. At the same time, Editorial Team compiled the first edition of the book "Publishing Guidelines of Jurnal BACA" as the works based for editorial team and reviewer.
  • 2016: Jurnal BACA site page is updated back to, and until now the journal page address is still active and can be accessed online. Along with the preparation for accreditation of electronic scientific journals (which took effect on April 1, 2016, journal accreditation has been conducted online through ARJUNA (, Jurnal BACA features and information are updated in accordance with the accreditation provisions of the national journal, update the appearance of features and information referring to ‘Peraturan Kepala LIPI No.3 Tahun 2014 dan Peraturan Dirjen DIKTI No.1 Tahun 2014 tentang Pedoman Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah’, namely paying attention to aspects: (a) name; (b) publisher institution; (c) editorial and management; (d) articles substances; (e) writing style; (f) appearance; (g) continuity; and (h) dissemination. In this year, the editorial team also submitted the DOI Application for Jurnal BACA to the Center for Development, Education and Training (Pusbindiklat) LIPI.
  • 2017: Editorial team and reviewer of Jurnal BACA conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to discuss the preparation of journal accreditation and conduct published self-evaluations to ARJUNA. The FGD focus discussion was; (a) update on the appearances, features, and information of Jurnal BACA publishing; (b) consistency in the journal layout appearance, systematics and writing of journal articles (four publications in the last year); and (c) Jurnal BACA indexing to global indexer databases, such as DOAJ, Dimensions, EBSCO, Sherpa/RoMEO, BASE, WorldCat, ROAD, CiteFactor, EZ3, PKP Index, Academic Resource Index, Google Scholar, ISJD, Portal Garuda, SINTA 2, Indonesia OneSearch, Mendeley, OrcidID, dan LoopID.
  • 2018: Submission and registration of Jurnal BACA accreditation online through LIPI accreditation database ( and completing administrative files according to the requirements for accreditation of national journal (LIPI and Kemenristek-DIKTI). On July 9, 2018, Jurnal BACA holds the title of ‘Keputusan Direktur Jenderal Penguatan Riset dan Pengembangan Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi Republik Indonesia Nomor 21/E/Kpt/2018 Tentang Peringkat Akreditasi Jurnal Ilmiah Periode I Tahun 2018’.
  • 2019 until now: Jurnal BACA Editorial Team focuses on publication promotion and strengthening the partnership and collaboration in improving the quality and quantity of journal publishing, such as actively calling for paper, call for editor, and call for reviewer. This was done for the purposes of: (1) capturing quality texts from various of author distribution institutions; (2) get credible editor and reviewer in accordance with Jurnal BACA scope and have a track record of national and international publications; (3) improve citations to journal articles in Google Scholar; (4) increase the number of site users and journal articles; (5) registration of Jurnal BACA to Repositori Ilmiah Nasional Dataverse (; (6) upgrade Jurnal BACA system to version (update March 7, 2019); and (7) building public trust in the journal publication impact in improving the science and technology of the documentation, information and library subject.
  • To maintain the publication quality and quantity, as well as the regularity of journal publishing, journal manager of Jurnal BACA sets out the publishing vision and mission, as follows:

- Vision: to be a scientific journal in the documentation, information, and library subject that is quality and has the global reputation.

-  Missions: (1) disseminating up-to-date information on the librarinship and technology science; (2) improvement of the scientific communication and research culture for the librarian, academic, researcher, and practitioner in the documentation, information, and library subject in Indonesia and the global community.

Publication archieves of Jurnal BACA can download in here (the last Vol.40 No.1 June 2019) and here (start from Vol.40 No.2 December 2019).