About the Journal

Jurnal Perempuan is published by Yayasan Jurnal Perempuan (The Women’s Foundation) since 1996. YJP was established in 1995 as a nonprofit organization intended to empower and enforce women's rights through education, research, and publishing. The organization published Jurnal Perempuan as the first feminist journal in Indonesia since 1996. The journal, read by students, policymakers, intellectuals, academics, and social movement activists, consists of more than 600 subscribers. 

Dr. Gadis Arivia primarily founded YJP, a feminist and philosophy lecturer at the University of Indonesia 1992-2016, with the kind support from Dr. Ida Dhanny, Askin Arif, MA, and Prof. Dr. Toeti Heraty as firm believers of the pluralist Indonesian society. The organization saw the need to examine gender issues in Indonesia to support feminist discourse in Indonesia and activism. Today, YJP is widely known and respected in Indonesian political, academic, and activist circles.

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Perempuan (JP) uses its publications for advocacy on gender issues in Indonesia. JP believes in research-based advocacy. JP regularly organizes training and information sessions for the public covering domestic violence, women in conflict zones, political and economic rights, trafficking, migrant workers, minority rights, and tolerance building. In addition, Jurnal Perempuan has documented Indonesian women's stories, ensuring their voices are heard through Video Jurnal Perempuan (VJP) now VJP-Youtube and radio programs (RJP). Jurnal Perempuan also takes pride in its history of creating immediate public pressures by participating in protests and lobbying work.

Jurnal Perempuan organizes quarterly gatherings in the Indonesian and English language bringing together politicians, activists, and academics for lectures and discussions on gender issues in Indonesia and opportunities for explorations of joint projects and future directions. 
Institutional Cooperation
Jurnal Perempuan always welcomes partners for the more significant impact of planned projects. We cooperated with partners and donors on many campaigns, such as to end child marriage. We have also collaborated with local NGOs on journalist training, focussing on LGBTQ issues in the media and violence against women. In addition, we also develop training materials on gender equality for many organizations and companies. Some of our partners have been: Legal Aid Foundation such as Apik, Women's Coalition for Justice and Democracy, Central Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, The Ford Foundation, GIZ (German International Cooperation Agency), Plan Indonesia, Ardhanary Institute, and many other national and international organizations.

Peer Review Process

JP upholds high standards in the ethics of publication. Working with editors, authors, and reviewers, JP takes all possible measures to prevent publication malpractice and is committed to addressing possible instances of malpractice identified by JP or brought to its attention.  

Original Work

  • All work submitted for publication in JP must be original. Contributions must not be copied in whole or in part from other works.
  • Authors must explicitly identify and reference the author and source of any data or material taken verbatim or paraphrased from another work, whether that work is published, unpublished, or available in an open-access form.
  • Authors must explicitly cite the work and ideas of others, both within the text and in the list of references.
  • Submitted journal papers and book chapters will not be accepted for publication and may not be under consideration with any other edited collection.

Redundant Publication/Self-Plagiarism

  • Verbatim or substantial copying of an author's already published work or under consideration for publication is not acceptable.
  • Any wording or data that has been included in another work by the author must be clearly identified by the author at the submission stage.
  • It is recognized that research data can be used in different settings, but the theme, discussion, and conclusions of a journal paper or book chapter must be original.

Fabricated Data and Results

  • Inventing or falsifying data or results or manipulating images may be seriously disciplined and strictly forbidden.

Conflicts of Interest

  • Authors are required to disclose any support for research, financial or non-financial, at the submission stage. 
  • Reviewers are required to inform the journal's chief editor if they have recently completed or are currently engaged in conducting research to that which they have been asked to review. If a conflict of interest is identified, the work will be sent to an independent reviewer. 

Fair Treatment

  • All editorial decisions will be based on the quality of the content and without regard to ethnic origin, citizenship, disability status, marital status, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, or the political philosophy of the authors. 

Author Contributions

  • All named authors must have made a substantive contribution to the research and the preparation of the written word. Therefore, it is not appropriate to include the names of supervisors who have not contributed to the work.
  • Any author who has made a substantive contribution to the research and the preparation of the written work must be named (unless otherwise agreed by that author). 
  • The ordering of the authors' names should be agreed upon prior to the submission of the work.

Defamation and Libel

  • Works must not contain defamatory statements about individuals or organizations. Critical studies must be impartial and accompanied by appropriate evidence, references, and explanation. The editors and the publishers reserve the right to withdraw papers that could be construed as libelous. Proof of consent will be required for studies of people or organizations.


  • The content of the paper must not be in breach of any confidentiality agreements binding on the author(s).

Resolution Process

  • When an author discovers a significant error in his/her own work (either when it is published or under review), he/she must promptly notify the journal editors and cooperate with the editor to correct the paper or prepare a retraction. If the paper is still unpublished, the paper may be removed from the publication process.
  • In severe cases of malpractice, the editors may need to post a retraction notice or statement of concern without the author's consent.
  • In severe cases of malpractice and when the author does not communicate within a stated timeframe, the editors reserve the right to contact the author's institution or company to help reach a resolution.