Peer Review Process

Honeste Vivere use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts; one external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. 

Review process by considering two main aspects, namely: relevance and contribution of articles on the law theory and practices. Editors and reviewers provide constructive feedback on the evaluation results to the author.

Article review process usually takes 4 to 12 weeks. This review period depends on the editors and reviewers duration in reviewing the manuscript. If the author does not get confirmation from JMH for long time, author can confirm by email in Honeste or via WhatsApp to Mr +62 812-1353-9903 . The stages of the review process applied at HV are as the following:


1. Submission of manuscripts is only processed via online i.e OJS of Honeste Vivere, website:

2. The incoming manuscripts will be checked by the Managing Editor whether it complies with  Honeste Vivere author’s guidelines and template for submission, also whether the manuscript matches the focus and scope of Honeste Vivere. If appropriate, the next process will be carried out to the relevant Honeste Vivere Editor, and if not, we will recommend the manuscript to be revised and/or rejected.

3. Furthermore, the manuscripts will be checked with Turnitin (similarity check). If more than 20% level of similarity, the manuscripts will be asked to be repaired or rejected by Honeste Vivere Editor. This decision is final and entirely the prerogative right of the Honeste Vivere editor. Click this for Plagiarism Policy.

4. Then, the manuscripts will be sent to at least two (2) anonymous reviewers. Sometimes if required a third peer-review is also needed for further consideration.

5.   The  reviewer then will send the review notes to the editor and will be forwarded to the authors. 

5. For manuscript that is accepted with revisions (minor or major), it would contain comments from peer reviewers and would be returned to the author for revision. Referring to the Honeste Vivere policy, reviewers only give suggestions on whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected. Meanwhile, the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is in the hand of the editor and editor in chief.

6. The author is given the time to revise the manuscript no later than one month. Extra time to revise should be asked to the editor via email ( If there is no notification after the specified period, then the Author is deemed to resign.

7. Manuscripts that have gone through final revisions and accepted by the editor will be published in Honeste Vivere in the edition determined by the editor in chief.


Note for Decision:

  • Accepted, as it is;
  • Accepted by Minor Revision (implies that publication is desirable and a limited number of changes will bring the manuscript up to scratch);
  • Accepted by Major Revisions (implies that the manuscript needs considerable reworking prior to reconsideration); and
  • Rejected (generally, on grounds of the outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation).