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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

1.     The manuscript is written in Indonesian or English, including outcomes of field or literary and critical reviews reflecting Civic Education and social sciences related to civic education. 
2.     The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 size, around 7,000-10,000 words (excluding references) in Book Antiqua size 11 pts and 1 space.
3. The manuscript systematica consists of:
  The title should not exceed 15 words; it should be clear, concise, and informative. Abbreviations should be avoided.
  Name of the author
  The name of the author is written without any academic degree, followed by the name of author’s institution, located under the title of the article. In case manuscript written by a team, the editor is only in contact with the main author or the first mentioned. The main author must include his/her correspondence address or email.
  Abstract with keywords
  Abstract is written briefly, covering research objectives, research methods, results and conclusions, and highlighting the state of the art. Abstract written 150-300 words, space 1, font Book Antiqua 11.
  The title of introduction is written with capital letters, Book Antiqua 11, and 1 space. The introduction must contain the problem background and problem objectives. The introduction must emphasize the state of the art with some underlying phenomena, theories, and previous studies. Citations must be written based on APA style (the last names of authors, year). The introduction must be less than three pages without any sub-chapters. The end of an introduction must contain the research objectives.
  Research methods must contain the promoted research types, either qualitative, quantitative, explanatory, literature study, descriptive, and historical research, or other types of research. This part must explain the research flow in detail, proven with the research subjects, the research objects, the research instrument, and the research analyses. The methods part must be less than one page.
The results must be supported with adequate data. If the authors have sub-discussions, they must adjust the sub-discussions based on the needs and the appropriateness. Discussion must contain elaborations, comparisons, and uniqueness of the research. Authors can present the results with tables, graphs, or figures to explain the results verbally. 
  The conclusion must contain brief and clear results. The conclusion must include the research implication dealing with newly presented concepts. The conclusion must be less than a paragraph.
  The acknowledgment is addressed to the funding institution or individuals that facilitate the research and article writing.
  The bibliography must only contain the cited references or articles. The paper must at least contain 20 references from books and articles from reputable, national, and international journals with a ratio of 20% and 80%. The works should be published within the recent 10 years except for specific researchers. The bibliography must be arranged alphabetically based on the authors’ names. The bibliography must be arranged based on APA 7th Edition (American Psychological Association, 2020), preferably managed with Mendeley. Here is the guideline to arrange the bibliography.
4. The manuscript is to be submitted directly to the Journal of Humanities and Civic Education ( by creating user account as an author.
5. The titles of tables, graphs, or captions must be written in the form of brief phrases instead of sentences. The titles must apply capital letters at the beginning of the letters. Tables and figures must have titles and have clear number and sources, and be typed in single space. The explanations of figures or graphs must be below the figures or graphs. On the other hand, the titles of tables must be above the tables.  
6.     Check each referred article for accuracy and make sure every quoted work in the article is written in References. Works that are not cited but mentioned in References will be omitted by the editor.
  Book with a single author
  Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.
Parenthetical citations: (Jackson, 2019; Sapolsky, 2017)
Narrative citations: Jackson (2019) and Sapolsky (2017)
  Book with two authors
  Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag.
Parenthetical citations: (Svendsen & Løber, 2020)
Narrative citations: Svendsen and Løber (2020)
  Book with three author or more
  Dwee, D., Dion, H. B., & Brown, I. S. (2012). Information behaviour concept: A basic introduction. University of Life Press.
Parenthetical citations: (Dwee et al., 2012)
Narrative citations: Dwee et al. (2012)
  Chapter or Article in Edited Book
  Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.
Parenthetical citations: (Dillard, 2020)
Narrative citations: Dillard (2020)
  Journal Article with DOI
  Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.
Parenthetical citations
(Grady et al., 2019)
Narrative citations
Grady et al. (2019)
  Journal Article with URL
  Butler, J. (2017). Where access meets multimodality: The case of ASL music videos. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy21(1).

Parenthetical citations(Butler, 2017)
Narrative citations
Butler (2017)

  Newspapers article
  Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times
Parenthetical citations: (Carey, 2019)
Narrative citations: Carey (2019)
  Newspaper article with URL
  Harris, M. (2011, August 16). Grades improve if classes start later, studies find. The Calgary Herald.Herald.
  In-text: (Harris, 2011)
  U.S. Census Bureau. (2015). U.S. and world population clock. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved January 9, 2020, from
Parenthetical citation: (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015)
Narrative citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2015)
  Book translation
  Mancusa, S., & Viola, A. (2015). Brilliant green: The surprising history and science of plant intelligence (J. Benham, Trans.). Island Press.
Parenthetical citation: (Mancusa & Viola, 2015)
Narrative citation: Mancusa and Viola (2015)
  Unpublished Thesis
  Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.
Parenthetical citation: (Harris, 2014)
Narrative citation: Harris (2014)
  Published Dissertation or Thesis
  Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository.
Parenthetical citations: (Zambrano-Vazquez, 2016)
Narrative citations: Zambrano-Vazquez (2016)
  The source of the content is originally from and Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (JSP) with several modifications in some areas.
9.     All manuscripts are anonymously studied by reviewers appointed by the editor according to their expertise. The author is given a chance to revise the manuscript based on the reviewer’s or the editor’s recommendation/advice. The decision of publication or rejection will be informed through the author’s email address.
10. The editor has the right to modify and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.
11.     Everything related to citing permission or computer software usage in writing the manuscript or any other things related to copyright done by the author, along with all its legal consequences, becomes the author’s full responsibility.


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