Author Guidlines

JRIODL Guide for Authors (GFA)

This is a guide for authors who intend to submit their paper to the JRIODL. Submitting manuscripts in the correct format and in compliance to the requirements will expedite the review process and prevent undue delay in publication. The publisher reserves the right to reject or return manuscripts which are not prepared according to the stipulated guidelines.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the online submission system, Open Journal System, available at New author will be required to register as a new user before proceeding to the submission stage. Please contact a journal’s representative if you need assistance in setting up your user account in the online system.

To make a successful submission, the following materials/information should be prepared accordingly:

  1. Full manuscript (without the author’s info, as to facilitate blind review process).
  2. A Title page with only the full title of the manuscript, author’s affiliation, email address and institutional address.
  3. Biography or short profile of author (150–200 words).
  4. Abstract (250–300 words).
  5. A list of keywords (up to five keywords).


B.1 Preparation of Text

JRIODL publishes academic papers between 5,000 and 12,000 words (equivalent to 10–25 A-4 sized pages) in MS Word with font size 12 (Times New Roman). The manuscript should be written in English (U.K. or US consistent throught out the manuscript) and adhere to the format as prescribed in American Psychological Association (APA). Authors are also encouraged to refer to the journal’s recent issues for understanding on the style and formatting. A submitted manuscript to must be original, and has not been published elsewhere nor should it be currently or pending review with any other journal or publisher.

B.2. Authorship and Affiliations

Authors ensure that all persons designated as authors qualify for authorship and all those who qualify are listed. All appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors must be included on the paper, and all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.

B.3 Title 

Title should be as concise as possible but informative enough to facilitate information retrieval. Abbreviations should be avoided when constructing a manuscript title. A manuscript title should not be more than 50 words in length. Provide also a suitable running head (within 50 characters) derived from the title.

B.4 Abstract 

The abstract should be between 250–300 words in length. The abstract should give a clear, concise and informative summary with scope and purpose, significant results and major conclusions as well as an indication of any new findings. It should be a stand-alone document that can be understood without reading the full manuscript. Abstract should not contain literature citations that refer to the main list of references attached to the complete article nor allusions to the illustrations. 

B.5 Keywords

Keywords are to ease the retrieval of articles by search engines and will be used for indexing purposes, therefore do not use general terms. Provide 3–5 specific and suitable keywords related to the manuscript.

B.5 Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement provides an opportunity for the author to express appreciation to people involve in the research and preparation of manuscript. All contributors who do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in Acknowledgement. These can include those who provided purely technical assistance or writing facilitation.

Acknowledgement should also include the source of funding, where the funding agency is written in full followed by the grant number. Multiple grant numbers should be separated by commas. Funding acknowledgment can be written in the form below.

Example: This work was supported by Universitas Terbuka [Resarch grant number xxxx]. 

B.7 Images, Illustrations, Tables, Photos and Other Supplementary Materials

Authors are welcome to submit digital supplementary materials, e.g., figures, images, maps, diagrams, photos, etc., together with their manuscript. All of the materials must come with appropriate captions. Each author is responsible for acquiring copyright of complimentary materials and must provide a letter of permission from the appropriate party (for instance institution, publisher, person, archives, etc.) at the same time the manuscript is sent.

Illustrations submitted should be as separate digital files, not embedded in text. The files should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher in pixel size.
  • Sized to fit on page with measurement of 15.2 cm (5 in) × 21.5 cm (7.5 in).
  • JPEG, or TIFF format only.

Without this aforesaid official permission, such illustrations may not be featured if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Table must be prepared using MS Word or MS Excel, and fully editable with the same software. Please do not submit tables as embedded images in the manuscript. Proper rows and columns must be constructed, with data inserted using a min font size of 8 pt. 

A table width must not exceed 5 inches. Authors are responsible to make the necessary re-organization and re-structuring of tables whenever it exceeds 5 inches.

B.8 References and Referencing Styles

B.8.a. References in text

Articles should adhere to AUTHOR-DATE format as prescribed by The Chicago Manual of Style.

Examples of “Author-Date” in-text style:

Single author                 … as explained by Morris (2005)…

OR                                 … (Morris 2005)…

OR                                 … (Morris 2005: 34–36)

Multiple authors            … following Boyce et al. (2009)

OR                                 … (Boyce et al. 2009: 116)

B.8.b List of references

Every reference cited in the article must be listed in the References section, complete with accurate information on the author, year of publication and publication medium (journal, book, newspaper, etc.). Examples:

  1. Books

Single author:

Morris, T. 2005. The Past within Us: Media, Memory, History. London: Verso.

Vasum, R. 2007. Naga’s Right to Self-Determination, 2nd ed. New Delhi: Mittal


Two/multiple authors: 

Carr, A. and Van Leeuwen, M. S. 1996. Religion, Feminism and the Family. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.  

Chapter in a book:

Upadhya, C. 2008. Rewriting the Code: Software Professionals and the Reconstitution of Indian Middle Class Identity. In Patterns of Middle Class Consumption in India and China, ed. Singh, G., 10–20. New Delhi: Sage.

Fukuma, Y. 2006. Media History of A-bomb Manga. In A-Bomb Manga in Japan, ed. Yoshimura, K. and Fukuma, Y., 10–58. Tokyo: Azusa Shuppan. 

  1. Journal 

Published journal articles:

Bourdieu, P. 1968. Outline of a Theory of Art Perception. International Social Science Journal 20: 589–612.

Article in forthcoming issue

Schaller, M. Forthcoming. Securing the Great Crescent: Occupied Japan and the Origins of Containment in Southeast Asia. Journal of American History 24.

1. Conference/proceedings/workshop

O’Guinn, T. C.  1987. Touching Greatness: Some Aspects of Star Worship in Contemporary Consumption. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, 23–25 June 1987, New York.

2. Dissertation

Chuang, C. 2008. Political Consumerism in Taiwan – Customizing a Nation. PhD diss., Lancaster University, U.K.

3. Online sources

Bernama. 2008. Nasha Spy Camera Case: Supervisor Loses Appeal. The Star, 6 October 2008. story.asp?file=/2008/nation/35 (accessed 20 August 2010).

Mitchell, A. and Frank, B. 2001. Scars still raw, Bush clashes with McCain. New York Times, 25 March 2001.
html (accessed 2 January 2002)

4. Newspapers 

In Texas, Competition Heats up for Governor. 2002. New York Times. 30 July 2002.



Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer copyright. This transfer is to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of information adhered by JRIODL Open License CC BY NC SA. A notification email will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript lisense consent.