Journal History

Before the journal was published, Reformed Center for Religion and Society (RCRS) has generated studies in written form. Several articles and books written by RCRS researchers have been published through external publishers, such as printed and online newspapers and bulletins, and internal publications managed by RCRS. In its development, RCRS saw academia’s need to develop knowledge  in order to contribute  the religious life in Indonesia. In 2014, RCRS began  creating a journal that accommodates discussions between academicians and practitioners to produce scientific contributions  in an Indonesian multi-religious society life. Societas Dei was finally chosen as the journal’s name because it was in line with the vision and mission of RCRS. The word Societas and Dei originated from Latin words, which mean “society” and “God,” respectively. The combination of these words was expected to disseminate the research results  participated in establishing and organizing an ecosystem  life that reflects God’s government wherein justice, truth, prosperity, prosperity, and beauty becomes a necessity.

Since its establishment in 2014, the Societas Dei has regularly published the journal two times a year, in April and October. In 2014, the journal got p-ISSN No. 2407-0556, and in 2018, the journal got e-ISSN No. 2599-3267. In 2019, the Societas Dei: Journal of Religion and Society was accredited nationally (Sinta Score = S4) by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia based on SK Dirjen Penguatan Riset dan Pengembangan, Kemenristek Dikti No. 30/E/KPT/2019. Since Volume 7 Number 2 of 2020, the appearance of the website has been updated along with revisions of the Copyright Transfer Agreement, Manuscript Template, Review Process, article layout, and several editorial policies.

Since its first volume until now, Societas Dei has been organized by a dedicated and competent staff. Therefore, we are proud and grateful for:

EDITOR IN CHIEF

  • Binsar Antoni Hutabarat (Vol. 1, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - Vol. 06, No. 2, Oktober 2019)
  • Yakub Kartawidjaja (Vol. 07, No. 1, April 2020)
  • Semy Arayunedya (Volume 07, Nomor 2, Oktober 2020 - present)

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Benyamin F. Intan (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)
  • Billy Kristanto (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)
  • Christine Schirrmacher (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - Vol. 07, No. 1, April 2020)
  • Daud Alfons Pandie (Vol. 07, No. 2, Oktober 2020 - present)
  • Dawam Rahardjo (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - Vol. 04, No. 2, Oktober 2017)
  • Fransisco Budi Hardiman (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)                      
  • Govert Buijs (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)     
  • James Skillen (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - Vol. 07, No. 1, April 2020)
  • Jan Aritonang (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)    
  • Mohammad A.S Hikam (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)                             
  • Paul A. Marshall (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)
  • Peter A. Lillback (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)
  • Samuel Benyamin Hakh (Vol. 07, No. 2, Oktober 2020 - present)

ASSISTANT EDITOR

  • Hans Panjaitan (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)
  • Mitra Kumara (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - Vol. 02, No. 1, April 2015)
  • Lukas Yuan Utomo (Vol. 02, No. 2, Oktober 2015 - Vol. 06, No. 2, Oktober 2019)
  • Semy Arayunedya (Vol. 07, No. 1, April 2020)
  • Yohan Chritopher Lemuel (Vol. 07, No. 2, Oktober 2020 – Vol. 08, No. 2, Oktober 2021)
  • Calvin Nathan Wijaya (Vol. 08, No. 2, Oktober 2021 - present)

JOURNAL MANAGER

  • Saut Parulian (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)

FINANCE

  • Lina (Vol. 02, No. 2, Oktober 2015 - Vol. 03, No. 1, April 2016)
  • Diana Gultom (Vol. 03, No. 2, Oktober 2016 - Vol. 08, No. 2, Oktober 2021)

ADMINISTARTION

  • Shinta Sitompul (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - Vol. 02, No. 1, April 2015)
  • Eunike (Vol. 05, No. 2, Oktober 2018 - present)

DESIGN COVER

  • Johannes Kornelius (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)

LAYOUT DESIGN

  • Sharon Budihardjo (Vol. 01, No. 1, Oktober 2014 - present)