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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender (if translated into English as Sawwa: Journal of Gender Studies) is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on gender and child issues. It aims to disseminate relevant knowledge and to provide a framework for social transformation in gender equality and child protection. It welcomes submissions on gender and child issues from any perspective, including religion, economics, feminism, culture, history, education, law, art, communication, and politics.


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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender is issued twice a year, and written in Indonesian, English, or Arabic. It focuses on studies of gender and child issues and concerns. Each manuscript undergoes an objective and double-blind peer review process.

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must correspond to its scope, focus, and author guidelines. The submitted manuscripts must demonstrate scientific excellence or appropriate novelty with the scope and aim of the journal. All manuscripts must be free from instances of plagiarism. All authors are encouraged to utilize plagiarism detection software to check for similarities. Using the Turnitin software, the editors check the plagiarism recognition in the journal articles.

All manuscripts submitted to this journal will be reviewed in a closed (double-blind peer review), which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. All manuscripts will be initially assessed by the Editor in Chief regarding their suitability for the journal. Papers considered suitable by the Editors are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. If required, the third reviewer is needed for critical recommendations for the article. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

The final decision of manuscript acceptance is made by the Editor in Chief and/or Handling Editor (together with Editorial Board, if required) according to reviewers' critical comments (but not solely by the Reviewer).

Publication of accepted articles including assigning the article to the published issues will be made by the Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted dates and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic issue.


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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender is published by the Center for Gender and Child Studies (Pusat Studi Gender dan Anak) LP2M, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo, Semarang. The first publication was in 2006. The journal is issued twice a year, periodically in April and October.


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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender provides immediate open access to its content based on the principle that making research freely available to the general public encourages a wider global exchange of knowledge.


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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender utilizes the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN) 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. See the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest.


bookmark_border About the Journal

Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender (if translated into English as Sawwa: Journal of Gender Studies) is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on gender and child issues. It aims to disseminate relevant knowledge and to provide a framework for social transformation in gender equality and child protection. It welcomes submissions on gender and child issues from any perspectives, including religion, economics, feminism, culture, history, education, law, art, communication, and politics.

Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender is published by the Center for Gender and Child Studies (Pusat Studi Gender dan Anak) LP2M, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo, Semarang. Launched in 2006. It has been accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, based on Decree No. 158/E/KPT/2021 dated December 27th, and is valid until 2025.


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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender, is a peer-reviewed journal, published biannually by Pusat Studi Gender dan Anak (Center of Gender and Child Study), LP2M - Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia. It is available both in print and online as an open access source. This statement clarifies the professional ethics of all parties involved in the publication of an article in this journal, including the authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, reviewers, and publisher.

The submitted article is original, research-based, unpublished, and not currently under evaluation for prospective publication in other journals.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender is essential for the creation of a coherent and reputable network of knowledge. It directly reflects the quality of the authors' work and the institutions that support them. The scientific methodologies are supported and embodied by peer-reviewed articles. It is consequently essential that all parties engaged in the publication process—the authors, the editors, the reviewers, the publisher, and the society—agree on principles of required professional ethics. As the publisher of Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender, the publisher takes its responsibilities of guardianship over all stages of publication seriously and is aware of its other ethical and legal obligations. The publisher is dedicated to ensuring that advertising, reprint charges, and other types of commercial revenue have no effect on editorial decisions.

Publication Decisions

The editorial board of Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender determines which of the manuscript submissions will be published. Validation of the work in question and its significance to researchers and readers must always be the determining factor in such judgments. The editors may be influenced by the journal's editorial board's rules and be bound by the applicable legal requirements for libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may consult with additional editors or reviewers before coming to a decision.

Fair Play

A manuscript is always evaluated for its intellectual substance, regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic background, citizenship, or political ideology.


The editors and any editorial staff members are prohibited from disclosing any information on a submitted article to anybody 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(s) in making editing judgments and, through editorial communications with the author(s). It may also help the author(s) in enhancing the manuscript.


If a referee feels unqualified to evaluate the research provided in a submission or believes that a timely evaluation is impossible, he or she must contact the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any submitted manuscripts must be considered as confidential documents. They cannot be displayed to or discussed with anyone without the editor's authorization.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

The reviewers should identify relevant previously published works that were not referenced by the authors. Any assertion that a certain observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported must be backed by the appropriate citation. A reviewer should also bring to the editor's notice any significant overlap or resemblance between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article of which they are personally aware.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Confidential information or ideas received by peer review must not be exploited for personal benefit and must be kept private. The 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 manuscripts.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

The author(s) of submissions on original research must include an accurate account of the work conducted and an objective analysis of its importance. In the manuscript, underlying data should be appropriately described. A publication should provide sufficient information and citations to allow others to reproduce the study. False or intentionally incorrect remarks represent unethical conduct, and are thus unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should verify that their works are entirely original, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that they have cited or referenced them correctly.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

In general, an author should not submit the manuscript(s) containing remarkably similar research to more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to many journals simultaneously is unethical and improper publishing behavior.

Acknowledgment of Sources

At all times, the work of others must be properly acknowledged. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Manuscript

Authorship should be restricted to those who contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. As co-authors, all people who have made important contributions should be listed. Others should be thanked or identified as contributors when they have contributed to specific substantial areas of the research effort. The corresponding author must ensure that all acceptable co-authors are listed on the article, that no inappropriate co-authors are listed, and that all co-authors have viewed and approved the final version of the manuscript and have consented to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should state in their submission any financial or other substantial conflicts of interest that might be regarded as having an influence on the findings or interpretation of their manuscript. Disclosing all sources of financial assistance for the project is required.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and work collaboratively with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.


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Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research, writing an article by authors, or in reporting research findings. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.

In cases of suspected misconduct, the editors and editorial board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them in resolving the complaint and addressing the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published manuscript is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.

The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and making an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest.

If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the co-authors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article, are sufficient.

Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, the Psikohumaniora: Jurnal Penelitian Psikologi journal will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.


The articles published in Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender are considered to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error).
  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  3. It constitutes plagiarism.
  4. It reports unethical research.
The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) can be accessed at


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The manuscripts submitted to Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender will be filtered using Turnitin, and must be below 20% of similarities.

Plagiarism includes:

  1. Word-for-word plagiarism - The author uses the words of other authors exactly as they are without mentioning the source.
  2. Plagiarism over the source - The author employs the ideas of others without properly crediting them (by failing to explicitly mention the source).
  3. Plagiarism of authorship - The author claims to be the author of other people's articles.
Self-plagiarism - Self-plagiarism included in this category is when authors publish one article in more than one journal by recycling manuscripts or articles. The important thing in self-plagiarism is that when citing one's own work, the new article produced must have significant changes. This means that the article is a small part of the new articles produced. So readers will learn new things as the author pours old articles over new ones.


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Some of the operations of Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender are funded by the State (the Ministry of Religious Affairs Republic of Indonesia), i.e., through Daftar Isian Pelaksanaan Anggaran (DIPA) of Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia


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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender does not accept advertising from any parties


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Sawwa: Jurnal Studi Gender tries not to do things that hurt other people (like spreading spam) or give authors and publishers false information when it tells the public about the findings of publications


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The manuscript that is registered must use the manager's reference application: Mendeley or Zotero.


Center for Gender and Child Studies (Pusat Studi Gender dan Anak)
LP2M, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo, Semarang.
Central Java, Indonesia

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