Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ATAVISME aims at providing a media or forum for researchers, faculties, and graduate students to publish their research papers in the field of literary studies and literary theories.

The scope of ATAVISME includes theoretical literary studies, interdisciplinary literary studies, literature and identity politics, philology, and oral tradition.

ATAVISME is published by the Language Center of East Java, the National Agency of Language Development and Cultivation, the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.

ATAVISME accepts articles from authors of national or international institutions. Authors are free of charge throughout the whole process comprising article submission, review and editing process, and publication.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal. When a manuscript is submitted to a journal, it is assessed to see if it meets the Focus and Scope and Author Guidelines of this journal. In addition, editors will use plagiarism detection software (such as Turnitin) to ensure that a submitted manuscript is free from plagiarism.

If a manuscript meets all the requirements, the editorial team will select at least two or more potential peer reviewers within the field of research to peer-review the manuscript and make recommendations. ATAVISME applies double-blind peer review in which the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, and the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript. The reviewers give feedback for improvement and provide a recommendation of acceptance or rejection. the contents of the manuscript. Whenever contrasting views occur between two reviewers, a third peer-reviewer will be assigned by editors to give critical comments.

Final decision of manuscript acceptance is made by Editor in Chief (together with Editorial Board if required for consideration) according to reviewers critical comments. The final decision of manuscript is solely based on the Editor and Editorial Board final review which considering peer-reviewers comments (but not solely by Reviewer).


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Frequency

ATAVISME is a Journal published online twice a year in the middle of the year (June) and in the end of the year (December)



Article Processing Charges and Submission Charges

Every article submitted to ATAVISME will not have any 'Article Processing Charges' or 'Submission Charges'. This includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.



Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by ATAVISME Editorial Board using Grammarly® and Turnitin.



Copy Editing and Proofreading

Every submitted manuscript is an object to grammarly writing-enhancement program conducted by the editors



Accreditation Certificate

ATAVISME has been awarded a certificate as a Scientific Journal by National Journal Accreditation (ARJUNA) Managed by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Republic Indonesia with Second Grade (Peringkat 2, Sinta 2) since year 2016 to 2020 according to the decree No. 21/E/KPT/2018, dated July 9th 2018.



References Management

Every article submitted to ATAVISME shall use reference management application e.g. Mendeley



Content License

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.