Journal History

AKSARA is a journal that publishes results of literary studies researches, either Indonesian, local, or foreign literatures. All articles in AKSARA have passed reviewing process by peer reviewers and edited by editors. AKSARA is published by Balai Bahasa Bali twice a year, June and December. 

AKSARA was first published in Denpasar in 1991, by Balai Penelitian Bahasa Denpasar. The name of AKSARA had undergone the following changes: AKSARA (1991—1998), AKSARA Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra (1998—2016), and AKSARA (2017). By 2017, AKSARA has started to publish in electronic version under the name of AKSARA. Since the electronic version should refer to the printed version and following the official document SK 0005.25800353/JI.3.1/SK.ISSN/2017.05 dated May 20th, 2017 stating that ISSN 0854-3283 printed version uses the (only) name of AKSARA, in 2017 the electronic version began to use the name AKSARA and obtained a new e-ISSN number: 2580-0353.

AKSARA accepts submissions of original articles that have not been published elsewhere nor being considered or processed for publication anywhere, and demonstrate no plagiarism whatsoever. The prerequisites, standards, and format of the manuscript are listed in the author guidelines and templates. Any accepted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two referees. Authors are free of charge throughout the whole process including article submission, review and editing process, and publication.