Indonesian Journal of Social Science Research (IJSSR) is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. Yet, the print and online publication process does involve costs including those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving.

To cover these costs, the journal depends on APC also called Publication Fee (500.000 IDR) per article so that APC is mandatory. The cost of APC is very often assumed either by the organization funding the research published in the article, or by the institution at which the author is employed or by the author oneself.

Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions.
There are no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data.

[Important 1: Before the paper finally gets accepted, any payment or early payment does not count any credit toward its final acceptance for publication.] After the external reviews completed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication in the journal then an invoice for APC will be followed.

Based on the invoice the author should make a payment for APC. [Important 2: There are no refunds for paid APCs whether the article has withdrawn, cancelled, or removed even before its publication and after its publication. Once papers have been reviewed and accepted even though having it withdrawn, cancelled, or removed in the process and/or before having it published, the paid APCs are non-refundable.

Once papers have been published and assigned DOI even though having it withdrawn, cancelled, or removed after having it published, the paid APCs are non-refundable. Absolutely no refunds will be granted for the withdrawn, the cancellation, or the removal due to authors’ failure to comply with the basic rules and ethics of publication. There is no exception to this rule.]

There are no submission charges for Indonesian Journal of Social Science Research, whether the article is rejected, reviewed, or accepted.

Please note that Editorial Board of Indonesia Journal of Social Science Research (IJSSR) will be very selective, accepting only the articles on the basis of scholarly merit, research significance, research integrity and compliance with the journal style guidelines (APA).

IJSSR Editorial Board respects and promotes submissions from any authors and contributors on the basis of research ability and experience without considering race, ethnics, nationality, citizenship, gender, financial means, or any of narrow frames of reference.

Starting from 2022 in the first issue, if your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication fee. There is a change in publishing fee to be 500.000 IDR.