About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The aims of this journal is to provide a venue for academicians, researchers and practitioners for publishing the original research articles or review articles. The scope of the articles published in this journal deal with a broad range of topics in the fields of Criminal Law, Civil Law, Procedural Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International Law, Islamic Law, Law and Society, Adat Law and another section related contemporary issues in law.

Peer Review Process

PLJ will publish original research articles or review articles and following the author guidelines and manuscript preparation. PLJ do not allow the existence of plagiarism in any manuscript. Therefore, our editorial board will check the article before. Manuscripts submitted will be subject to reviews by an editorial team and a peer field researcher. After review process, the Managing Editor will inform the author of the acceptance, rejection or necessity of revision of the manuscript.

Publication Frequency

Papua Law Journal (Papua Law J. - PLJ) is a peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Law, Cenderawasih University twice a year in November and May.

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.

Indexing and Abstracting

The team at Papua Law Journal is working constantly to increase the visibility and dissemination or the journal's scientific content. This website will be updated regularly to provide up-to-date information on the databases, summaries and portals that index the content of the PLJ.

Papua Law Journal Indexed by:

googlescholar ICI garuda Mendeley worldcat SIS

neliti ONESEARCH SINTA 2; carakatani; caraka tani

Publication Ethics

Publication decisions
The editor of the PAPUA LAW JOURNAL/PLJ is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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 editors 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.

Promptness. 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.

Confidentiality. 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 behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

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.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

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.

Author Guidelines


Abstract: Manuscripts written in Bahasa Indonesia should have abstract in both English and Bahasa Indonesia. The content of abstract should include research objective/s, methods, results, and conclusion with a maximum length of 250 words and is completed with at least two key words in alphabetical order.

Keywords: journal; writing


Original research articles are preferable. However, other types of manuscripts such as review, including book review, conceptual or theoretical framework, and philosophical view, are also welcome. Articles should be systemized as follows: Introduction (should include the literature review), Methods, Findings and Discussion (please include the analysis in this section), and Concluding Remarks (please include the recommendations, if any, here). The typing format of manuscript is as follows: one spacing, font type times new roman 12 pt, A4 paper size, use Word for Windows , maximum of 8000 words in length.

How to Write the Title

The article title should be written with center alignment, fonts of Times New Roman of 16 pts bold, and a maximum of 12 words. Author name/s should be placed under the article title with title case format, no academic or other titles included, completed with the affiliated institution names. For articles written in Bahasa Indonesia, the title should also be written in English.

How to Write the Abstract

Abstract is a very brief summary of the article, so it should include the problem statement, aim/s, methods, analysis, results, and conclusion. For article in Bahasa Indonesia, abstract should be written in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. The maximum length of abstract is 300 words. Indonesian and english abstract (abstrak) should use times new roman fonts 11 pts. The writing format for key words is the same as that for abstract; however, key words should be written in italics.

How to Write the Body of Article

The article should be written with left-right alignment using Times New Roman, 12pts. The margin format should be 4 cm top, 3 cm bottom, 3 cm right, and 4 cm left. Header and footer margin is 1.2 cm. The paper size is A4.

Tables and Figures

Title of Table/Figure should well represent the content but be concise at maximum of 12 words. The title of table/figure should be written in bold, center alignment, using times new roman, 11 pts, while the source of table/figure should be acknowledged immediately after the title in italics using times new roman, 10 pts, center alignment. For tables, the title and the source should be placed before the table, while for figures the title and the source should be after the figure.

Table made with the open model (without the vertical lines).


Any person, institution, and/or other party having contributed in the completion of the manuscript can be acknowledged. For a research based article, at least the funding source/s of the research should be acknowledged.

How to Write the References

References should be written in one spacing using times new roman, 12 pts. Please use APA 6th style (http://www.apastyle.org/learn/quick-guide-on-references.aspx). Examples of references can be seen below.

Journal and proceeding articles

Abdoullaev, A. 2011. A Smart World: A Development Model for Intelligent Cities. The 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT-2011).

Agus, F. & Husen, E. Tinjauan umum multifungsi pertanian. Seminar Nasional Multifungsi Pertanian dan Ketahanan Pangan. Bogor, 2005.

Bandara, J. S. & CAI, Y. 2014. The impact of climate change on food crop productivity, food prices and food security in South Asia. Economic Analysis and Policy, 44, 451-465. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eap.2014.09.005

Barthel, S. & Isendahl, C. 2013. Urban gardens, agriculture, and water management: Sources of resilience for long-term food security in cities. Ecological Economics, 86, 224-234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.06.018


Dini. 2015. Produksi Padi Jawa Tengah 2014 Turun 6,73 Persen. Tribun Jateng.

Manafe, I. N. 2015. Jokowi Yakin Indonesia 3 Sampai 4 Tahun Capai Ketahanan Pangan. Tribunnews.

Musa, H. 2010. Jateng Surplus 2,5 Juta Ton GKG. Antara News.

Pancroma. 2013. Global Mapper Overlays [Online]. Available: http://www.terrainmap.com/rm20.html [Accessed 14 Mei 2014].

Sciencegl. 2013. Geo Surface3D [Online]. Attleboro. Available: http://www.sciencegl.com/gis_dem/ [Accessed 14 Mei 2014].


BPS 2014. Luas Panen- Produktivitas-Produksi Tanaman Padi Indonesia. Jakarta: Badan Pusat Statistik.

Gornall, J., Betts, R., Burke, E., Clark, R., Camp, J., Willett, K. & Wiltshire, A. 2010. Implications of climate change for agricultural productivity in the early twenty-first century.

IPCC 2012. Summary for Policymakers. In: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. In: FIELD, C. B., V. BARROS, T.F. STOCKER, D. QIN, D.J. DOKKEN, K.L. EBI, M.D. MASTRANDREA, K.J. MACH, G.-K. PLATTNER, S.K. ALLEN, M. TIGNOR, AND P.M. MIDGLEY (ed.) A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge, UK,, New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.

Kundu, A. 2011. Trends and processes of urbanisation in India. New York: IIED and UNFPA.

Soemarwoto, O. 1983. Ekologi, Lingkungan Hidup dan Pembangunan, Jakarta, Djambatan.

Govermant document

Bappenas 2014. Rancangan Teknokratik Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) 2015-2019. In:NASIONAL, K. P. P. N. B. P. P. (ed.). Jakarta: Bappenas.

Kementerian Pertanian 2012. Perencanaan Tenaga Kerja Sektor Pertanian 2012-2014. Jakarta: Kementerian Pertanian.

Author Fees

Papua Law Journal (PLJ), accepts publication texts without payment at the beginning of receipt of the manuscript. The manuscript will be processed for free until the process is complete.


For manuscripts whose status is rejected for certain reasons will not be charged a fee, while the manuscript that was declared accepted for publication (accepted) will be burdened with a publishing process fee of Rp. 300,000, -. For writers with postgraduate (S-2 and S-3) status, they are charged a publishing fee of Rp. 500,000, -


The author has the right to get 1 copy of the printed script that will be sent to the author's address. Shipping costs will be adjusted to the city of destination and charged to the author.

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Journal History

Papua Law Journal (Papua Law J. - PLJ) was first published on the website http://ejournal.unicen.ac.id/index.php/plj, but because the website was no longer available, the PLJ website was moved to http://ejournal.fhuncen.ac.id/index.php/plj. Then starting in October 2018, the PLJ website moved to this website http://ejournal.uncen.ac.id/index.php/PLJ.