Focus and Scope

MEZURASHII: Journal of Japanese Studies is a biannual peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Faculty of Cultural Science, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya. The journal encourages original articles on various issues within Japanese Studies, which include but are not limited to linguistics, literature, and culture. MEZURASHII: Journal of Japanese Studies accepts to publish a balanced composition of high-quality theoretical or empirical research articles, comparative studies, case studies, review papers, exploratory papers, and book reviews. All accepted manuscripts will be published either online and in printed journal.

Peer Review Process

The acceptance criteria for all papers is the following: (1) quality and originality of the research, and (2) its scholarly significance to our readership. Except otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by the Editor and two reviewers.Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.

Submitted manuscripts should be original pieces of work that have not been published in other places or are not being offered to another publisher. Manuscripts should be written in a clear, concise, and direct style, intelligible to readers who may not be specialists in the field. When contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of content, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve readability. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

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.

Publication Ethics

In line with the mission of the University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya which seeks to advance and disseminate knowledge and understanding through scientific publications and knowledge books. As part of the Ethics of this publication the University of 17 August 1945 Surabaya adopted a neutral position on the issues managed in the publication. We offer a free and open type of access to our journal articles.

University 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya is committed to upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process and we recommend the Committee on Best Practices Publication Ethics Guidelines (COPE).

Publication Ethics for Journal Editors

Editors should be accountable for everything published in their journal: this includes having measures in place to assess the quality of the material they accept for the journal and a willingness to publish corrections and clarifications when required.
Editors should act in a fair and balanced way when carrying out their duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious or political beliefs.

Editors should provide guidance to authors and reviewers on everything that is expected of them.

Peer Review

Editors should make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for the journal and without interference from the journal owner/publisher.

A description of peer review processes should be published, and editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes.

Editors should handle submissions in a fair, unbiased and timely manner and treat all manuscripts as confidential, for distribution to others for purposes of peer-review only.

Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected unless they use an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers.

Journals should have policies and systems in place to ensure that commercial considerations do not affect editorial decisions, and editors should handle submissions for funded issues in the same way as for standard issues, so that articles are accepted entirely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.

Editors should be guided by COPE flowcharts in cases of suspected misconduct (including plagiarism) or disputed authorship.

 Journals should  have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against editorial decisions.

Editorial Board

Editors should provide new editorial board members with guidelines on everything that is expected of them and should keep existing members updated on new policies and developments.

Conflicts of Interest

Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers and editorial board members.

Publication Ethics for Journal Authors

Authors should declare that all work in their submitted piece is original, and cite content from other sources appropriately to avoid plagiarism.

Authors must ensure their contribution does not contain any libellous matter or infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.

The listing of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and wrote the article, and the order of authorship should be jointly determined by all of the co-authors.

All authors should be aware of the submission of their paper to the journal and agree to the main author signing an IPR form on their behalf.

Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Where sections of the manuscript overlap with published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged and cited.

Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from third-party sources (text and images).Unfortunately, the Press is unable to publish third-party content for which permission has not been obtained (excluding content covered by fair dealing).

The source of funding for a research project should be listed on all funded research papers. Other sources of support (including funding for Open Access article processing charges) should also be clearly identified in the manuscript, typically in an acknowledgement.

Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article.

Authors should inform the editor or publisher if there is a significant error in their published piece, and work with the editor to publish an erratum, addendum or retraction where necessary.

Publication Ethics for Journal Article Reviewers

Reviewers should  assist in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration and objectivity, in a timely manner.

Reviewers should  inform the journal editor of any published or submitted content that is similar to the material under review, or any suspected plagiarism.

Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.

Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material supplied during the review process.

 

 

Author's Fees

This journal charges author's fee as follows:

Article submisstion: IDR 0

Reviewer's fee: IDR 0

Article Publication: IDR 0

The fees can be transfered in to the following account number:

 

Journal History

MEZURASHII: Journal of Japanese Studies is a biannual peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Faculty of Cultural Science, University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya. The journal encourages original articles on various issues within Japanese Studies, which include but are not limited to linguistics, literature, and culture. MEZURASHII: Journal of Japanese Studies accepts to publish a balanced composition of high-quality theoretical or empirical research articles, comparative studies, case studies, review papers, exploratory papers, and book reviews. All accepted manuscripts will be published either online and in printed journal.

 

Journal of Mezurashii: Journal of Japanese Studies is a journal that is published twice a year. Since issue 1 to 3 this journal is published every January and July. However, starting with issue 3 (2) this journal will switch to being published in April and October. As a result in issue 3 (2) published in October 2021.