Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Madah is a journal published by Balai Bahasa Riau, with P-ISSN 2086-6038 and E-ISSN 2580-9717. This is a scientific journal of language and literature that publishes various reports of research results, literature studies, and scientific papers on language and literature. Madah is published periodically twice a year in April and October. This journal also serves as a medium for disseminating information on research results and language and literature studies.

The studies included in this journal are

Theoretical Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

Interdisciplinary Linguistics

Oral tradition


Pure Literature

Applied Literature

Interdisciplinary Literature

Literature and Political Identity


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  • Reviewers will provide written feedback on the appointed time with  a commitment to contribute scientific values and significance to the assigned duty, e.g. by making available the reviewer’s feedback in written documents.concerning purpose of the research and its scientific values, this is done by mitra bebestari (reviewers) in written documents.
  • Reviewers will confirm whether  submitted manuscripts are well-composed, concise, relevant, scientifically accurate, original, and of the journal’s focus and scope. persuasive.
  • Reviewers will avoid personal comments and critics.
  • Reviewers will not open communication in any form with authors except authorized by the editor. Strictly forbidden contacting the author without permission from the editor.
  • In the case of being unconfident to return a review within the mutually agreed time frame, reviewers will promptly inform the editor and recommend other potential reviewers. Informing the editor as soon as possible if fail to finish the review beyond the due date and suggesting other qualified mitra bebestari (reviewers).
  • Reviewers will decide the the scientific performance, originality, and the work’s scope. Reviewers should provide feedback for improvement and give recommendations of acceptance or rejection based on evaluation scale. during the rating scale.
  • Reviewers will check the manuscript for its originality and ensure that there is no copyright infringement. Checking that every article is original and did not violate any copyright.
  • Reviewers will notify the editors if they have conflicts of interests resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with the authors, institutions, or companies related to the manuscripts. Telling the editors to be aware of conflicts may caused by the article, such as private, financial, and etc; should it happens, reviewers must find the right solution to solve it.
  • Reviewers will ensure that the standards and policies applied by the journal have been appropriately adhered by the submitted manuscripts.  Ensuring that the article is meeting journal’s standard.
  • Reviewers will protect readers from erroneous or defective researches  which might not be verifiable or able to be validated by the readers..
  • Reviewers will anticipate any statements from previous relevant reports or published works without proper citing. citing the works which is relevant for other scholars.


Publication Frequency

Madah is published periodically twice a year in April and October


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.



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Article Processing Charges and Submission Charges

Every article submitted to will not have any "Article Processing Charges". This includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.


Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Madah Editorial Board using Grammarly® Plagiarism Checker and Crossreff Similarity Check  by iThenticate in order to ensure there will be no plagiarism in the article.


Accreditation Certificate

Madah has been accredited by National Journal Accreditation (ARJUNA) Managed by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Republic Indonesia with Third Grade (Sinta 3) since July 9 2018 to 2020 according to the decree No. 21/E/KPT/2018.


Copy Editing and Proofreading

All articles received by Madah are edited and proofread by language editors to ensure that the articles are written in a scientific and standard language and there are no spelling errors.


References Management

Every article submitted to Madah shall use reference management application, Mendeley