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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

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  1. The article has never been published by other media(s) nor in the process of being published in other media (s) or journal (s); must it not contain plagiarism.
  2. Author is not allowed to send the same article to other media(s) during the process, except the author has withdrawn the article and been granted a written notification from the editor.
  3. The article is written in the form of research (field or library study)
  4. The document is typed using Microsoft Words (doc/docx) with the following format: Cambria, font advanced scale 100, spacing condensed 0,3 pt., and normal position in A4 paper with space of 3 cm left, 3 cm right, 2,5 cm top, and 3 cm bottom, single space.
  5. Total pages are 12-16 including references and table(s).
  6. Title, abstract, and key words are written in one column, while others are written in two columns. The abstract’s body text is formatted in two columns with width stipulation of 7 cm in each column and the gap between each column is 1 cm.
  7. Title, abstract, and key words are written in Indonesian and English.
  8. The article is written in Indonesian or English.
  9. English abstract must be placed below the Indonesian abstract.
  10. The article is to be arranged in the order as follows:

Indonesian or English title: comprehensive, precise, and short, the title is no more than 20 words including space. Article’s title, chapter’s title, and subchapter’s title are written in bold.

English or Indonesian title: (depends on the first title; if the first title is in Indonesian, the second title is in English.

Name and Author’s Address: complete name must be written below the title, without mentioning any academic degree or job position. the address of institution, phone number, and author’s e-mail address are written below the author’s name;

Abstract: (Indonesian) maintaining the essence of the article, consisting 100-150 words, and is written in a paragraph without any references and citation;

Key Words: key words are placed below the abstract consisting no more than five words or phrases without full stop. Key words should represent the main concepts of the article;

Abstract: (English) maintaining the essence of the article, consisting of 100-150 words,  and is written in a paragraph without references or citations;

Key Words: key words are placed below the abstract consisting of not more than five words or phrases without full stop. Key words should present the main concepts of the article.

INTRODUCTION (no subchapters needed): Introduction contains background of the study, explaining the actual phenomenon of the problem(s) studied in the article, supported by references and previous studies that have been done individually or in a group. It must describe the comparison between the article and the previous studies. Introduction contains problem(s) (one focused problem is better), purpose(s) of the study, research significance, and theory used to solve the problem(s). Every resource used in the article must all be cited in the references list.

METHOD: consists of variety of research characteristics, source of data, data collection technique(s), data collection instrument(s), data collection procedure(s), and analysis method (s);

FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION: presented in a form of subchapters no more than three levels without using numbering. Showing and explaining the main analysis directly to answer research problem(s) and purpose(s) of the study; Table, graphic, picture, and/or photo (if any) must all be numbered, titled, and noted along with the text’s references. Table and picture must present the result of the study. Table and picture must be presented no more than a page. Table and picture must be well-read and well-printed because the article will be published in white and black (for writers asking for printed publication). Paraphrases of citation, picture, table, etc. uses numbering, for example: “Structure of the news title in Kompas Newspaper is presented in table 4”. Pictures, table, graphic, and pictures must be put as close as possible to the related text. Table should be horizontal or minimize the use of vertical lines. Every table’s column should include heading.

CONCLUSION: Conclusion must answer the problem(s) and purpose(s) of the study. Conclusion is not in the form of a summary and not a repetition of findings and

REFERENCES: References should come from 80% of original studies, result(s) of research, idea (s), and theory(s) or concept (s) which are published in the electronic journal(s) or paper publication(s). References must be maximum ten years old for, except for classic references as historical data.

  1. Referencing style is APA, author can visit (http://www.apastyle.org) for seeing examples of the reference style.
  2. Failure to comply with the author guidelines will result in rejection; resubmitting article is possible whenever guidelines have been sufficiently followed.
  3. Article will be handed to the editor(s) for further reviewed only when the guidelines  are sufficiently followed.
  4. The author must revise the article whenever needed within the allocated time given by the editor.
  5. Editor has a privilege to edit the article, concerning its language, without changing the essence of the study.
  6. Author who requests for printed article will get two copies, but only for the first author (if there are more than one writer).

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