Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


LENSA aims to provide a media or forum for researchers, faculties, and graduate students to publish their research papers in language education, literature, linguistics, and cultural studies.

To specialize the focus of journal, the journal welcomes contributions in such areas of current analysis in:


Many language communities are marginalized because of their cultural background, or because their heart language is not the language of power. As a result, thousands of minoritized language communities do not have access to education in a language they can understand. They become trapped in a cycle of poverty and discrimination simply because they are not part of the majority language and culture. For that reasons, the editorial board decide to the following themes in linguistic research.

  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Stylistics


Literature expresses and explores the human condition. It looks back to the past and onward toward the future. As literature represents the culture and history of a language or people, the study of literature has great value. To study literature means looking deeply into a large body of written work and examining it as an art form. For empowering human product and culture, the editorial board decides the following issues; 

  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Post Memory Theory
  • Post-Structuralism
  • Gender Studies
  • Reception Theory
  • Comparative Theory
  • Narrative Theory
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postmodernism
  • Cyber Literature


Technology and globalization are bringing more of the world on language teaching. Language teaching equips students with the knowledge and skills to take full advantage of 21st Century opportunities and to encourage those who are not quite on board. For that background, the editorial board decides to the following issues

  • New Trends in Language Teaching
  • Methods in Language Teaching
  • Second Language Learning
  • Foreign Language Learning
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Language Planning and Language Testing
  • Multilingual Education


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusasteraan, dan Budaya maintains the standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process.
All research articles published in Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusasteraan, dan Budaya undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:
  • All research articles are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews provided
  • Members of the international Editorial Boards lend insight, advice, and guidance to the Editors-in-Chief generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions
  • Managing Editors and Editorial Assistants provide the administrative support that allows Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusasteraan, dan Budaya to maintain the integrity of peer review while delivering rapid turnaround and maximum efficiency to authors, reviewers, and editors alike.
  • Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusasteraan, dan Budaya additionally benefit through the manuscript referral process from the high-quality peer review conducted by established journals.
Peer review of referred papers:
Editors of Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusasteraan, dan Budaya will decide promptly whether to accept, reject, or request revisions of referred papers based on the reviews and editorial insight of the supporting journals. In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. Authors will be advised when Editors decide further review is needed.

Peer review of novel submissions:
Articles submitted directly to Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusasteraan, dan Budaya will be fully peer-reviewed by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.

Editors will decide whether each submission reports well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Assessments of priority will not be a factor in decision-making, but all papers must make an incremental or novel addition to the literature.


Publication Frequency

Lensa is published biannually (twice a year), the first issue in each year is published between January and June and the second one is published between July and December. All published articles are available online (online). You can access the full-texts on http://jurnal.unimus.ac.id/index.php/lensa/index


Open Access Policy

All articles published in Lensa are open access. Anyone can view, read, and/or download the articles for free.



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.



Editorial Guidelines

Editors must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based only on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • Editors must treat all submitted papers as confidential.
  • Editors should inform peer reviewers about this Misconduct.
  • Editors should encourage peer-reviewers to consider ethical issues raised by the research they are reviewing.
  • Editors should request additional information from authors if they feel this is required.
  • Editors should exercise sensitivity when publishing images of objects that might have cultural significance or cause offense.
  • Editors should inform readers if ethical breaches have occurred.
  • Editors should encourage peer-reviewers to decline peer-review request if they identify a conflict of interest with the manuscript.
  • Editors may assign peer-reviewers suggested by authors but should not consider suggestions made by authors as binding.
  • Editors should mediate all exchanges between authors and peer reviewers during the peer-review process (i.e. prior to publication). If agreement cannot be reached, editors should consider inviting comments from additional peer reviewer(s) if the editor feels that this would be helpful.
  • Decisions by editors about whether or not to publish submitted manuscripts must not be influenced by pressure from the editor's employer, the journal owner, or the publisher.
  • Editors should publish corrections for discovered errors that could affect the interpretation of data or information presented in a manuscript.
  • Editors should expect allegations of theft or plagiarism to be substantiated and should treat allegations of theft or plagiarism seriously.
  • Editors should keep peer-reviewers’ identities from authors. If peer-reviewers’ identities are revealed, editors should discourage authors from contacting peer-reviewers directly, especially when misconduct is suspected.
  • Editors should reserve the right to reject manuscripts if there is a doubt whether appropriate procedures have been followed. If a paper has been submitted from a country where there is no ethics committee or institutional review board, editors should use their own experience to judge whether or not the paper can be published. If the decision is made to publish a paper under this circumstance, a short statement should be included to explain this situation.
  • Editors should ensure timely peer-review and publication for manuscripts they receive, especially where findings may have important implications.
  • The Editorial Board is responsible for making publication decisions based on the reviewer’s evaluation, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restraint acting against plagiarism, libel, and copyright infringement.


Reviewer Guidelines

Reviewers must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All manuscripts are reviewed fairly based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry, or political values of the authors.
  • Any observed conflict of interest during the review must be communicated to the editor.
  • All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential.
  • Any information that may be the reason for a publication rejection must be communicated to the Editor.
  • The duty of confidentiality in the assessment of a manuscript must be maintained by expert reviewers, and this extends to reviewers’ colleagues who may be asked (with the editor’s permission) to give opinions on specific sections.
  • Submitted manuscript should not be retained or copied.
  • Reviewers and editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations unless they have the authors’ permission.
  • Reviewers should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased, and justifiable reports.
  • Reviewers assigned to an article will comment on the following items:
  1. The importance, originality, and timeliness of the study
  2. Strengths and weaknesses of the study design and data analysis for research papers or the analysis and commentary for essays
  3. Writing, organization, and presentation
  4. The degree to which the findings justify the conclusion
  5. The article's relevance, usefulness, and comprehensibility for the Journal’s target audience.

Initial Review

  • Read the abstract to be sure that you have the expertise to review the article. Don’t be afraid to say no to reviewing an article if there is athe good reason.
  • Read information provided by the journal for reviewers so you will know: a) The type of manuscript (e.g., a review article, technical note, original research) and the journal’s expectations/parameters for that type of manuscript.; b) Other journal requirements that the manuscript must meet (e.g., length, citation style).
  • Know the journal’s scope and mission to make sure that the topic of the paper fits in the scope.
  • Ready? Read through entire manuscript initially to see if the paper is worth publishing- only make a few notes about major problems if such exist: a) Is the question of interest sound and significant?; b) Was the design and/or method used adequately or fatally flawed? (for original research papers); c) Were the results substantial enough to consider publishable (or were only two or so variables presented or resulted so flawed as to render the paper unpublishable)?
  • What is your initial impression? If the paper is: a) Acceptable with only minor comments/questions: solid, interesting, and new; sound methodology used; results were well presented; discussion well formulated with Interpretations based on sound science reasoning, etc., with only minor comments/questions, move directly to writing up review; b) Fatally flawed so you will have to reject it: move directly to writing up review; c) A mixture somewhere in the range of “revise and resubmit” to “accepted with major changes” or you’re unsure if it should be rejected yet or not: It may be a worthy paper, but there are major concerns that would need to be addressed.

Full-Content Review

  • Writing: Is the manuscript easy to follow, that is, has a logical progression and evident organization?
  • Is the manuscript concise and understandable? Any parts that should be reduced,
  • Eliminated/expanded/added?
  • Note if there are major problems with mechanics: grammar, punctuation, spelling. (If just a few places aren’t worded well or correctly, make a note to tell the author the specific places. If there are consistent problems throughout, only select an example or two. Don’t try and edit the whole thing).
  • Abbreviations: Used judiciously and composed so the reader won’t have trouble remembering what an abbreviation represents.
  • Follows style, format, and other rules of the journal.
  • Citations are provided when providing evidence-based information from outside sources.


Advertising Policy

Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusasteraan, dan Budaya is open to any advertisement as long as it does not allegate publication ethics or create a conflict of interest. Hence, the advertisement can take the form of the following events.

  1. Academic Conference
  2. Academic Event
  3. Call for Papers
  4. University Event

The advertisement will not affect the editorial process and the decision-making of this journal article. For more information, don't hesitate to contact this journal staff.