Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Paraguna Journal is a journal within the Karawitan Department, Faculty of Performing Arts ISBI Bandung, which preserves, develops and develops the potential of art, as well as local culture and wisdom of the archipelago that is empowered in the global arena.

Karawitan in particular can be interpreted as the art of traditional music found in all ethnic areas of Indonesia. Especially in Java, Madura and Bali. In this case, ISBI Bandung's musical department makes Sundanese culture the ethnic specialty in question.

Paraguna Journal, opens a musical discourse to continue to grow and provides space for every process of preservation, innovation, and study that provides a broad perspective on the theme of creativity to musical/music events.
Paraguna invites researchers, students, practitioners, and every scholar in the field of cultural arts, performing arts especially karawitan with a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approach as long as it has relevance to the world of karawitan or music that has an Indonesian cultural identity.

Paraguna journal is published twice a year by the Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) of the Indonesian Cultural Arts Institute (ISBI) Bandung.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

  1. Every manuscript submitted to Paraguna will be selected by Editor;
  2. Every manuscript that has met formal written requirements will be sent to reviewers, while for those do not met the requirements will be returned to writers;
  3. Every manuscript will be reviewed by blind-reviewers;
  4. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. In certain cases, the editor may submit an article for review to another, third reviewer before making a decision, if necessary. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:
    1. Accept, with or without editorial revisions
    2. Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached
    3. Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems
    4. Decision to publish or to reject manuscripts is decided by Editor in chief of the journal based on Reviewers recommendation in the editorial board meeting.


Publication Frequency

Paraguna is published 2 times in one year
Every July for issue number one, and December for issue number two


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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. More...


Publication Fee

Paraguna Journal does not charge a manuscript submission fee up to the publication fee (free).