All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow the Focus Scope and Author Guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must fulfill scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope of this journal. All manuscripts submitted to this journal must be written in good English and Indonesia. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their papers checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

All submitted manuscripts must be free from plagiarism content. All authors are advised to use plagiarism detection software to check for similarity (please use Turnitin or iThenticate to check for similarity). Editors will also check the similarity of manuscripts in this journal using Turnitin or iThenticate software. The submitted manuscripts to this journal will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give valuable scientific comments, improving the contents of the manuscript. Sometimes (if required), a third peer-reviewer must critically comment on the submitted manuscript. The review process used in this journal is a Double-Blind review system.

The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely made by the Editor in Chief/Regional (Handling) Editor (together with the Editorial Board if required) according to reviewers' critical comments. The final decision of the manuscript is solely based on the Editor's final review, which considers the peer-reviewer's comments (but not solely by the Reviewer). Publication of accepted articles, including assigning the article to the published issues, will be made by the Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted dates and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic issue.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. The Journal uses plagiarism checker to screen articles for detecting plagiarism. Detection of overlapping and similar text is used there and so quotations and appropriate citations have to be used whenever required. For checking Plagiarism, Mendapo: Journal of Administrative Law Editorial Board will screen plagiarism with using Turnitin. If it is found plagiarism indication (above 30%), editorial board will reject manuscript immediately. Before publishing, it is required to obtain written confirmation from authors concerning to Originalty Statement from Author(s). This statement is to be signed by at least one of the authors who have obtained the assent of the co-author(s) where applicable.