Focus and Scope

Kapata Arkeologi is aims to be a peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of information. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two referees. Kapata Arkeologi is managed to be issued twice in every volume. Kapata Arkeologi publish original research papers, review articles, case studies and conceptual ideas or theories focused on archaeological research and other disciplines related to humans and culture.

The Scope of Kapata Arkeologi is:
  1. Archaeology
  2. Anthropology
  3. History
  4. Cultural Studies

Peer Review Process

The reviewer of Kapata Arkeologi has competencies in disciplines of archeology, ethnography, anthropology, history, and cultural studies, and is able to work professionally by upholding the Publication Ethics as Reviewer. Kapata Arkeologi reviewing policies are:

  1. Every submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers.
  2. Reviewers will review the manuscript in accordance with its disciplines. If the manuscript is inappropriate with its disciplines of competencies, the Reviewers reserves the right to refuse the review process and the manuscript will be transferred to another reviewer.
  3. Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers (double blind review method).
  4. Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.

Publication Frequency

Kapata Arkeologi published online twice a year in July and December.

Open Access Policy

Kapata Arkeologi provides immediate open access and free of charges to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public to supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Creative Commons License
Kapata Arkeologi by Balai Arkeologi Maluku is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Plagiarism Check


All new submissions to Kapata Arkeologi are automatically screened using CrossCheck (powered by Ithenticate & Turnitin) within the editorial system. Editors may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. 

The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited, the Bibliography and Methods texts may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the CrossCheck report and determine whether there is any grounds for concern. Kapata Arkeologi Editorial Board will ensure that every published article will not exceed 30% similarity Score, exclude bibliography, abstract, methods, and materials.

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Article Processing Charges

Every article submitted to Kapata Arkeologi will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full-text versions of the articles. Kapata Arkeologi gives an appreciated honorarium to the author as IDR 2,000,000 or USD 150 per article

Copy Editing and Proofreading

The Copy Editing and Proofreading process of each accepted article use additional tool Grammarly® writing-enhancement program conducted by Editorial Board of Kapata Arkeologi.

References Management

Every article submitted to Kapata Arkeologi shall use reference management software e.g. EndNote® or Mendeley.

Crossmark Service

Kapata Arkeologi participates in the CrossMark scheme, a multi-publisher initiative that has developed a standard way for readers to locate the current version of an article. By applying the CrossMark policies, Kapata Arkeologi is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Crossmark Policy Page can be found here:

Accreditation Certificate

Kapata Arkeologi has been certificated as a National Scientific Journal by Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) number: 678/Akred/P2MI-LIPI/07/2015 since 15 July 2015.
Valid thru: August 2018.

Kapata Arkeologi has been also accredited by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI) number: 51/E/KPT/2017 since December 4, 2017; Amendment of number: 48a/E/KPT/2017 on October 30, 2017.
Valid thru: 30 October 2022.

Journal History

Dewan Redaksi Kapata Arkeologi dibentuk sejak tahun 2005 sebagai wujud misi publikasi hasil penelitian yang menjadi tugas dan fungsi Balai Arkeologi Maluku yang berdiri sejak tahun 1995. Jurnal Kapata Arkeologi terbit pertama kali pada Volume 1 Nomor 1, Agustus 2005 hingga seterusnya menjadi terbitan rutin dua kali dalam satu tahun. Pada awalnya, Kapata Arkeologi lebih ditekankan kepada tema-tema umum yang bertujuan mengenalkan arkeologi kepada publik Maluku dan Maluku Utara. Saat yang sama, penekanan juga diberikan pada aspek konteks lokal untuk mengenalkan profil Balai Arkeologi Maluku kepada khalayak yang lebih luas. Pada perkembangannya, Kapata Arkeologi memperluas lingkup Jurnal tidak hanya kajian arkeologi, namun juga kajian ilmu budaya lainnya di Indonesia. Pada tahun 2015, Kapata Arkeologi terakreditasi LIPI nomor 678/Akred/P2MI-LIPI/07/2015. Hingga pada tahun 2016, Kapata Arkeologi memulai pengelolaan jurnal elektronik.