Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Krinok is a peer-reviewed journal that  published by English Literary Departement of Faculty of Language - Muara Bungo University  which primarily  aims  at providing a sustainable media  for the scholars,  teachers, lectures  and  researchers as well as the practitioners to discuss, promote, and publish  the research papers of  their scientific achievement  in the field of linguistics, literature, and  related  studies.  This journal  is widely opened to receive submission of articles that showing their focuses on linguistics (pure and  applied) linguistics, interdisciplinary linguistics studies, translation studies,  literary studies, and interdisciplinary literary studies as well as cultural studies. This journal accepts English and Indonesian language that has two editions  of publication  in a year which consisting of first edition (June-November) and second edition (December –May)

The editors longed for articles and research reports in the all fields of studies of language, literature, and culture, including;

-        Phonology and phonetics

-        Morphology

-        Lexicology

-        Syntax and language typology

-        Semantics and Pragmatics

-        Text analysis and discourse

-        Sociolinguistics and Anthropolinguistics

-        Language teaching and  development

-        Translation studies and related studies

-        Literary Teaching and development

-        General literary theory

-        Formalism and New Criticism

-        Semiotics

-        Structuralism and Marxism

-        Literature development and Related studies

-        Cultural studies  and Philosophy


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Peer Review

A peer review process is conducted in order  to improve the quality of the article. A peer reviewer is chosen based on his/her specialist to the topic and area interest that appointed by editor.

Peer Review Process

Krinok  Editorial Board will make a  peer-review process that is rapid and fair, and also confirms a high quality of articles published. Thus, Krinok will send to editorial boards who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts based on the field of their expertise.

Desk Review. The papers will undertake  desk review where those will be read carefully  by the editorial board members to ensure that the manuscripts  have met the writing guideline, focus, and scope of the study.  If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be given the opportunity to revise his/her  manuscript according to the given criteria.

Krinok  provides a reviewing process  which generally  includes  novelty of the topic , originality, scientific reliability, structure of language, and the ethical aspects of writing.  Then, editorial board will make a decision upon the reviewer comments or advice. The decisions include:

  1. Accepted, as it can be published directly
  2. Accepted with Minor Revisions  author is being revised with a specified time limit)
  3. Accepted with Major Revisions (let author revised with a specified time limit)
  4. Rejected, as it can be re-evaluted after revision (generally, the manuscript is out of the scope of Krinok or other   major technical problems.

Krinok  will provide a  reviewing process by reviewer  usually with a turn around  time of about 8 weeks before publishing.

Krinok : Jurnal Linguistik Budaya  publishes  two times  a year: First Edition is on June, Second Edition is on December.


Publication Frequency

Krinok : Jurnal Linguistik Budaya  publishes  two times  a year: First Edition is on June, Second Edition is on December


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.


Plagiarism and Retraction Policy

Krinok  Editorial board identifies  that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties).


Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not waiting publication elsewhere. Any material taken literal from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent there of or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism


A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper

Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made


A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper

Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year.


A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication

Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further for one year

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

If the second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

This policy applies also to material reproduced from another publication by the same author(s). If an author uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in the case of a review paper or a paper of a tutorial nature much of the material was previously published.

The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to Vivid with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means the use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one-half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one-half of the paper but more than one tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.

If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in Vivid either in identical or in expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

The papers published in Krinok  will be considered for a retraction if :

  • They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  • it constitutes plagiarism
  • it reports unethical research
  • The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.


Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Krinok : Jurnal Linguistik Budaya  is the  official scientific publication of the ISSN from LIPI which is managed by English Literary  Department at  Muara Bungo University. Krinok  publishes two editions for each volume in each year, namely June  and December.        This journal is basically dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The editorial board has an important responsibilities to avoid having malpractice of publication since any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable. Then, in order to have a high quality and originality  of article or manuscript, krinok  follows the regulation for the  code of ethics for scientific publication.

The statement of scientific code of ethics is a statement of code of ethics for all parties involved in the process of publishing scientific journals in this journal, namely managers, editors, peer-reviewers, and writers. The statement of code of ethics for scientific publications is based on the Head of LIPI Regulation No. 5 of 2014 concerning the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications, which in essence is a Code of Conduct for Scientific Publications upholding three ethical values in publications, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicts of interest in managing publications ; (ii) Justice, namely to give authorship rights to those who are entitled as writers; and (iii) Honesty, which is free from duplication, fabrication, forgery, and plagiarism (DF2P) in publications.


The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) and covers Code of Conduct for Authors, Reviewers, Editors. Editor In Chief & Managing Editors, Editorial Boards and Publisher will also follow  to Krinok: Jurnal Linguistik Budaya  submission guideline policies.


Publication Statement and Malpractice Ethics

Krinok : Jurnal Linguistik Budaya  is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement is a clarification of the ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing this journal article, including the authors, editor in chief, editorial board, peer reviewers and publishers. This statement is based on the COPE Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editor.



Every article received must be treated as a confidential document. Each editor, editorial staff, and reviewer must not disclose any information about the text sent to anyone other than the author concerned, reviewers, prospective reviewers, advisors and other editorial publishers, as appropriate. They cannot be displayed or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.






Disclosure and conflict of interest



Unpublished material disclosed in the text submitted may not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author.


Information or special ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers may not consider texts where they have a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with the authors, companies or institutions connected with the paper.



All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any other financial or substantive conflict of interest that might be interpreted to affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors must ensure that they have written the original work in its entirety, and if the author has used the work and / or words of others that this has been quoted or quoted correctly.


Duties of the Authors

  1. Authors must  present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts  should  follow the submission guidelines of the journal provided
  2. Authors must have  responsibility of ensuring a  new and original work only  is submitted.
  3. Authors must not submit the same manuscript  more than one journal publisher.  It means that  the author will not publish the same article with the same topic into another journal.
  4. Authors are expected to acknowledge  all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  5. Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must maintain  such data.
  6. If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  7. Authors should  make significant contributions and  accountable for any shortcoming  in their work.

Duties of the Editors

  1. The editor has a privilege   to  accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript based on the report from the editorial board.
  2. Each editor must guarantee  that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for  the manuscript originality and related requirements. Then,  following desk review, the manuscript will be  forwarded a  blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
  3. The editor must guarantee  that each manuscript received by Krinok: Jurnal Linguistik Budaya  is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. In other words, it’s a free of subjectivity matters.
  4. The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept privately and confidential.
  5. The editor should  avoid using unpublished materials  in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written agreement of the author.

Duties of the Editorial Board Members

  • Editorial Board member  is  expected to be an active  contributor  to the development and the improvement of journal quality
  • Editorial Board member  should be able to take an important role  as ambassadors for the journal.
  • Editorial Board member continuously support and promote the journal broader
  • Editorial Board member will review any work or article that  assigned to him

Duties of the Editor-in-Chief  and Managing Editor

  • Editor in Chief should be able to evaluate manuscripts fairly and solely on their intellectual merit and be free of conflict of interest
  • Editor in Chief should give his best respect on  confidential issues, both for researchers, writers, editors, and contributing reviewers.
  • Editor in Chief  has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
  • Actively seek the views of board members, reviewers and authors on how to improve/ increase the image and visibility of the journal.
  • Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  • Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/identified for the reviewing process.
  • Conduct a policy review journal and present it to the author, editorial board, bestari partners, and readers.
  • Publish journals regularly along with its period

Krinok : Jurnal Linguistik Budaya  online ISSN  2580-0728  is published by English Literary Department- Faculty of Language at University of Muara Bungo