Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

TONIL: Jurnal Kajian Sastra, Teater dan Sinema adalah jurnal ilmiah di bidang pengkajian dan penciptaan karya teater dan seni pertunjukan yang diterbitkan oleh Program Studi Teater Fakultas Seni Pertunjukan Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (ISI Yogyakarta). Penerbitan TONIL utamanya adalah untuk menjadi ruang komunikasi, diskusi, advokasi dan pemuktakhiran wacana, gagasan dan kritisisme para seniman ilmuwan, praktisi, dan semua pemangku kepentingan di bidang teater dan seni pertunjukan. TONIL juga bertujuan untuk saling membuka wawasan di bidang teater dan seni pertunjukan secara luas yang berkembang di Indonesia maupun di manca negara sehingga dapat membawa inspirasi dan pencerahan bagi studi teater dan seni pertunjukan.TONIL terbit sebanyak dua kali dalam setahun, yakni pada bulan Maret dan September. TONIL membuka ruang bagi naskah-naskah hasil karya akademisi, praktisi dan semua pihak yang memberi perhatian pada bidang teater dan seni pertunjukan dari seluruh Indonesia maupun manca negara.


Tonil: Journal of Literature, Theatre, and Cinema Studies is a scientific journal in the fields of Theatre/Arts creations & studies under the publication banner of Theatre major, Faculty of Performing Arts in Indonesian Institute of Arts Yogyakarta (ISI Yogyakarta). TONIL publication emphasizes its role as a medium for communication, discussion, advocation and the literary refinement. TONIL serves as a vessel to accomodate the ideas and criticism from the artists, scientist, practitioners, and also all positions involved in the field of Theatre and Performing Arts.

Tonil aims to generate and connect the network of discussions in Theatre and Performing Arts that are vastly growing in Indonesia as well as the global world, in hope of bringing inspirations and insights for Theatre and Performing Arts studies. TONIL is published twice in a year, specifically in March and September. TONIL highly welcomes articles and works from academicians, practitioners, and all other communities focusing in Theater and Performing Arts from Indonesia and around the world.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) reviewers. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. Language used in this journal is English or Indonesia.


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

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

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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.


Abstracting & Indexing

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