Author Guidelines

Submission Procedure

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  • Articles must be written in English
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  • A cover letter addressed to Chief Editor should accompany the submitted manuscript
  • Information on the peer-review process can be viewed here
  • A manuscript structure article template can be downloaded here

Manuscript Preparation

Title Titles should be kept concise and interesting to readers. Titles should be no more than 14 words.
Affiliation Provide the brief address of each author’s affiliation (when writing the manuscript).
Abstract It should be written in both English and Indonesian. Each abstract is written in a single paragraph with a maximum of 150 words. Briefly describe the introduction/background, method, objective of the research, results, conclusion, and implication of the research. Do not use abbreviations and citations.
Keywords Include 3-5 keywords or phrases, arranged in alphabetical order and separated using semicolons (;). 
Introduction This section should briefly provide information on the background, literature review, research gaps, originality of the work, hypothesis, and objective. Avoid the use of secondary citations.
Methods This segment should inform readers of the materials and methods that the authors have used for the research. Please ensure that sufficient information has been given to allow for repetition of the research. Please use reporting guidelines referred by global academic community such as found here. 
Results Present the outcome of the study. Use tables and figures whenever appropriate. Results should be able to answer the hypotheses. Do not mix discussion with results section.
Discussion Interpret the study findings in the context of previous research and demographic data. The authors should also address the strength and limitations of their study. This section should not be a repetition of the result section.
Conclusions and Implications Present the main conclusions of the study. This section should also highlight the implication of the findings.
Acknowledgments Acknowledge anyone who has contributed to the research (e.g., funding organizations, research assistants). The name of the funding organizations should be written in full.
Authors’ contributions List each of the authors’ contributions to the research and manuscript. Authorship should be restricted to those who have contributed significantly to the work by either: conceiving or designing the study, contributing new methods or models, performing research, analyzing data, or writing the paper. All authors should be indicated by their initials. For example, “IYK and BNB designed the study. BJ, CS and ML analyzed the data. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript”. 
Competing Interest Declare any competing interest (e.g., financial, professional, or personal relationships relevant to the work). 

All reference results referred to in the article text must use primary references. We will usually expect a minimum of 10 to 25 references primarily to journal papers, depending on the length of the paper. The reference uses the APA 6th Edition. Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses.

Figures and Tables

Because tables and figures supplement the text, all tables and figures should be referenced in the text. The author also must explain what the reader should look for when using the table or figure. The reference table and figure use the APA 6th Edition.


Instruction for Revised Submissions

 1 Please provide a copy of the revised text with changes marked in the text using either tracking changes or highlighting.
 2 In your written response to the reviewers’ comments, provide the page number(s), paragraph(s), and/or line number(s) where each revision was made.
 3 Respond to each referee’s comments, indicating precisely the changes made in response to the critiques. Also, provide reasons for suggested changes that were not implemented, and identify any additional changes that were made.
 4  Revisions not received within 1 months will be administratively withdrawn. For further consideration, the manuscript must be resubmitted. At the editors’ discretion, and in cases where substantial new data are required, extensions may be granted for revisions. In such cases, every effort will be made to retain the original reviewers.

 Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  2. Manuscript follows the sequence of title page, abstract, and keywords, Introduction, method,  discussion, conclusion, suggestion and references.
  3. References listed in APA format. All references listed in the reference section are cited in the text.
  4. Maximum word count for abstract is 150 words.
  5. Manuscript is suitable for blind review process (author’s name, email address, and affiliation are omitted from the manuscript).
  6. Abstract is provided in English and Bahasa (unless the manuscript is in full English).
  7. All table and figure numbers are found in the text.

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