Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Recently, the value of arts studies in higher education level is often phrased in enrichment terms- helping scholars find their voices, and tapping into their undiscovered talents. IJCAS focuses on the important efforts of input and output quality rising of art education today through the experiences exchange among educators, artists, and researchers with their very own background and specializations. Its primary goals is to promote pioneering research on creative and arts studies also to foster the sort of newest point of views from art field or non-art field to widely open to support each other. The journal aims to stimulate an interdisciplinary paradigm that embraces multiple perspectives and applies this paradigm to become an effective tool in art higher institution-wide reform and fixing some of biggest educational challenges to the urban imperative that defines this century. IJCAS will publish thoughtprovoking interdisciplinary articles, reviews, commentary, visual and multi-media works that engage critical issues, themes and debates related to the arts, humanities and social sciences. Topics of special interest to IJCAS include ethnomusicology, cultural creation, social inclusion, social change, cultural management, creative industry, arts education, performing arts, and visual arts.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

  1. As peer-reviewed international journal, IJCAS welcomes the submission of articles and reviews from a wide range of disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, business and management, architecture, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, cinema studies, pop art, politic-economics and neuroscience that related to arts and culture.
  2. Contributions may encourages the following types of articles which are completed research papers, student papers (research done by students), and case studies in any of the topic areas or related areas, book reviews, conference reports with the mutual understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by any other English language journal(s).
  3. All articles published in this journal will have been have been fully peer-reviewed by two-three experts who have specialized knowledge of the subject area and are often times researchers themselves with the aim of reaching an initial decision within a two-month time frame. Submissions that are out of the scope of the journal will not be reviewed.
  4. The peer reviewers check the manuscipt for clarity, accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and theoritical base, provide feedback to the editor.
  5. The reviewers have specialized knowledge of the subject area and are often times researchers themselves. They review the article for quality of research. Their goals to find any gaps in reasoning and to ensure that nothing has been overlooked.
  6. The article is returned to the editor along with a recommendation to either reject the article, revise it or accept it.
  7. The editor may send reviewer’s comments to the authors who may then revise and resubmit the article for further review. If the article does not maintain sufficiently high scientific standars, it may reject at this point. In all cases, the ultimate decision lies with the Editor-in-Chief after a full board consultation.
  8. The views expresses in IJCAS articles published are the sole responsibility of the authors and not necessarily shared by the IJCAS editors or Postgraduate Program of Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta.


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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Publication Ethics

The International Journal of Creative and Arts Studies (IJCAS) is an international, peer reviewed journal published every six monthly by Graduate School of Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta Indonesia. We compose this ethics of publication referring to the regulation issued by the head of LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences) number 5 in 2014 about Ethical Code of Scientific Publication.

The document upholds three ethical values, namely (i)Neutrality, which means a publication is free from conflict of interests in publishing a document; (ii) Fairness, which means recognising copyright by its righful author; and (iii) Honesty, which means that a document is free from duplicaiton, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism (DF2P).


Our ethic statements are also based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express 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.

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.

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 behaviour 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.



Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using Turnitin software.