Reviewer Guidelines

We kindly encourage professionals to evaluate articles for JSW (Jurnal Sosiologi Walisongo) in order to raise the caliber of journal publications. Your assistance and support will be beneficial to our publication in ensuring that the manuscripts published are of a high caliber.


  1. Master's or doctoral degrees are required for potential reviewers.
  2. The research field must adhere to Sociology
  3. You must have solid experience reviewing for a scientific journal
  4. You must have published articles in respected journals throughout the world and received citations for those articles.

In reviewing the manuscript, the reviewer should pay attention to the following:

Is the argument presented in the manuscript well-developed? Are the concepts given clearly?

Does the title accurately describe the text? Is the writing clear and simple to read?

Which part(s) of the manuscript should be elaborated/ removed /shortened /summarized/ merged?

Is the title clear, simple, and appealing in how it describes the content of the manuscript?

Is the research background, objective, technique, findings, and contributions/implications included in the abstract?

The introduction should briefly provide:

  1. The literature review should give the relevant theories to the research and should guide and encourage knowledge to answer the research question or questions.
  2. The background of the study should show a research gap to be filled or addressed.
  3. The goal of the study should be conveyed in a narrative with strong phrases, and the originality of the work should be discussed.
  4. If a quantitative approach is being used, the creation of the hypothesis should be based on a theoretical review and articulated in a one-tailed orientation (if it is possible).


  1. The method should completely cover all steps (not only describing the definition of terms but also how to conduct the research).
  2. It is important to identify the study variables, research participants, and instruments (including the reasons for selecting research participants).
  3. Explicit explanations of the data analysis methods used are required.
  4. Enough details are provided to offer suggestions or guidance for additional studies to make it easier for other researchers to do the same research and get the same results.


The study's findings are discussed in this section. If necessary, utilize tables and figures. The data should be processed (not just raw data), and it should be displayed as a table or figure with a description to accompany it. The analyses should be explained in a table, chart, or figure. The findings must address the research topic and/or hypothesis.


  1. How does the author analyze the study's findings and describe the findings in relation to earlier or more recent literature? The analysis's findings should be given meaningful meaning by the author, and they should be compared to those found in the pertinent literature.
  2. The author discusses the research's ramifications.
  3. The study's advantages and disadvantages should be discussed by the authors. There shouldn't be a repeat of the results section in this section.


  1. The study's key conclusions are presented in this section.
  2. It delivers the study's findings as a synthesis of the outcomes of the data analysis and the talks;
  3. The conclusion should be delivered in effective sentences based on the results and discussions in the form of paragraphs (not in bullet or numbered); enumerate fresh research breakthroughs that advance Sociology.

Sociology Laboratory - Department of Sociology
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang
Central Java, Indonesia