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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

Manuscripts are written in English or Bahasa Indonesia. The text will be reviewed first by Editorial Boards before publication. Manuscripts must be submitted in the form of Word documents (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) files.

The manuscript must contain the following sections in this order:

a. Title, Title of article in English or Indonesian must describe the main contents of the text, is informative, concise, and not too wordy (only 12-15 words), and does not contain formulas.

b. Author's name, the full name without a degree, and academic degree. Manuscripts written by groups need to be supplemented with complete contact details.

c. Affiliate name for each author, the author's name must be accompanied by a complete affiliate address, postal code number, telephone number, and email address.

d. Abstracts, written briefly in English or Indonesian in a paragraph containing only 150-200 words, contain background, research objectives, methodology, results, research conclusions, and your research contribution to science.

e. Keywords, written in English or Indonesian, only 3-5 words or groups of words, written in alphabetical order.

f. Introduction, Explaining the background, problems, importance of research, a brief literature review that relates directly to the research or previous findings that need to be developed, and concludes with a paragraph of research objectives. Balance must be maintained between the pure and applied aspects of the subject. The introduction is presented in paragraph form around 1000 words.

g. Method, Contains technical information from the research presented clearly. Therefore, readers can do research based on the techniques presented. Material and equipment specifications are needed. Study approaches or procedures along with data analysis methods must be presented.

h. Results and discussions, tables, and or numbers must be prepared properly because they are the most important part of this text so that readers are easy to understand. All information provided in tables and images may no longer be repeated in the text, it must focus on the importance of the main findings of the study. In general, journal papers will contain three-seven numbers and tables. The same data cannot be presented in the form of tables and images. The results of the study are discussed to overcome the problems formulated, the objectives, and the hypothesis of the study. It is strongly recommended that the discussion be focused on why and how the research findings can occur and to what extent the research findings can be applied to other relevant issues.

i. Conclusions, conclusions must be drawn based on research findings, problem formulation, and research objectives. Conclusions are presented in one paragraph without the form of numerical expression. Describe the contribution of your research to science.

j. Acknowledgement (if any), Contributors not mentioned as authors must be acknowledged, and their specific contributions must be explained. All sources of funding for work must be recognized, both research funders and grant numbers (if applicable) must be provided for each source of funds

k. References, manuscripts are written using the standard quote application (Mendeley / Endnote / Zotero). APA (American Psychological Association) reference style is needed.

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