About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Lingua Cultura is an international journal published in July and December, first publication is in 2007. It is accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education under the decree number 158/E/KPT/2021. The journal contents are managed by Research and Technology Transfer Office (LPPM),  Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. The objective of the journal is to provide a forum for lecturers, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their ideas, concepts, and new theories in language and literature; and to disseminate theory, research, and teaching reviews to the academic community of language and literature studies in Indonesia and abroad.

Lingua Cultura presents articles based on research in the study of language and literature. The coverage of language includes Applied Linguistics (Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology; Second Language Acquisitions; Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment; and Academic Writing), the coverage of literature covers the analysis of novel, film, drama using the relevant theories and concepts.

Lingua Cultura has been indexed in Crossref, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Indonesia OneSearch, Google Scholar, Indonesian Publication Index (IPI), the World Catalogue (WorldCat), Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), Science and Technology Index (SINTA), Academic Resource Index (ResearchBib), Scientific Indexing Services (SIS), CiteFactor and Indonesian Research Repository (Neliti).

Lingua Cultura published by Research and Technology Transfer Office, Bina Nusantara University. We accept submission from all over the world. Our Editorial Board members are prominent and active international researchers in language and literatures fields who ensure efficient, fair, and constructive peer-review process.

Peer Review Process

To maintain high standards of quality in its publication, each manuscript of our journal received by the secretariat will undergo the following process:

1. Desk review by the editors to determine whether the manuscripts comply with the writing guidelines.
2. If the manuscripts comply with the writing guidelines, then plagiarism check will be undertaken using Turnitin. The maximum similarity check result is 15%.
3. After passing the second step, the manuscripts are reviewed by minimum two reviewers (double-blind peer-reviews). The reviewers do not know the names or identities of the authors during this process, nor do the authors know the identity of the reviewers. Reviewers may be Editorial Board members or they may be invited Guest Reviewers.
4. Most submissions receive an editorial decision within 8 weeks until 16 weeks from the date of the submission.
5. An article shall be reviewed by max 1 month per reviewer & be sent back to Editor.

Publication Frequency

Lingua Cultura is a semiannual journal, published in July and December.

Open Access Policy

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

Publication Ethics

Lingua Cultura is a peer-reviewed national accredited and international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Bina Nusantara University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Lingua Cultura journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Bina Nusantara University as publisher of Lingua Cultura takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Bina Nusantara University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions
The editor of Lingua Cultura is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone 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 in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

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
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers 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 papers.

Duties of Authors
Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship and Contributorship
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Complaint & Appeals

This journal has a well-defined process for managing grievances lodged against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board, or Publisher. The complaints will be thoroughly explained to the concerned individual regarding the nature of the complaint. The scope of complaints covers any issue related to the journal's operational procedures, such as the editorial process, unethical citation practices, biased editors/reviewers, peer-review tampering, and so on. The complaint cases will be handled in compliance with COPE's guidelines.

Discussions & Corrections

This journal welcomes post-publication discussions and corrections from readers regarding published articles. If a reader wishes to provide discussions and corrections, they can contact the Editor in Chief via email and explain their feedback. If the Editor in Chief accepts the discussions and corrections. The authors of the original article are allowed to reply to the discussions and corrections by sending their response to the Editor in Chief and inform the response of the readers.

Advertising & Marketing Policy

Advertising Policy. At present, Humaniora Journals does not publish any commercial advertisements for revenue.

Marketing Policy. Any direct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts conducted on behalf of the publisher and journal, shall be appropriate, well-targeted, and unobtrusive. Information provided about the publisher or journal is expected to be truthful and not misleading for readers or authors.

Abstracting and Indexing

Lingua Cultura has been indexing and abstracting by:

1. SINTA (S2)
2. Google Scholar
3. Indonesia OneSearch
5. DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
6. Dimensions
8. Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
9. WorldCat
10. ResearchBib
11. ISJD Neo

Journal Licensing Term

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Archiving Policy

Our journal adopted the concept of LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archives, in which the softcopy of our journal will be sent to the Garuda and the IndonesiaOneSearch

Article Processing Charge

Lingua Cultura has an article processing charge (APC) for all accepted papers to cover the reviewing process, printing, and shipping of the journal. The APC is Rp2.000.000, and the author will receive a complimentary hard copy of our journal. The authors need to wire transfer to our bank account. 

Bank Name: Bank Central Asia
Account Name: Bina Nusantara
Account No: 5270296698

Please email your wire transfer receipt to dnurfitria@binus.edu or linguacultura@binus.edu

There are no charges for rejected articles, and no submission charges. The APC will not be charged to authors from outside Indonesia (international authors). APC will not be returned for retracted articles due to misconduct.

The journal will be freely available to all readers with worldwide visibility and coverage.



Research and Technology Transfer Office (LPPM), Bina Nusantara University

Journal History

  • Lingua Cultura is an international journal published in  July and December, first publication is in 2007.
  • In January 2015, Lingua Cultura has been indexed in Google Scholar.
  • Since November 2015, Lingua Cultura has been indexed in World Catalogue.
  • Since January 2016, Lingua Cultura has been accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education under decree number 2/E/KPT/2015 (SINTA 2)
  • Since Volume 10, 2016, Lingua Cultura only accepts full English article.
  • Lingua Cultura has been indexed in DOAJ since March 2021.
  • The aims and scope of Lingua Cultura journal changed in early 2022, in which we are more focused only on research in the study of language and literature.