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Author Guidelines

The Author’s Guideline of JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik) since the publication year of 2016.

 1. Introduction

JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik), with registered number ISSN 0852-9213 (print), ISSN 2477-4693 (online)is a scientific multidisciplinary journal published by Public Policies and Administrations Master Program (MPPA) Universitas Gadjah Mada. It is at the national level that covers a lot of common problems or issues related to the public administration sciences. The aim of this journal publication is to disseminate the conceptual thoughts or ideas and research results that have been achieved in the area of public administrations and policies.

Online JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik) was available since 9 July 2015 or since the release of Volume 19, Number 2, Year 2015. This journal was indexed in DOAJ, Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), Indonesia Publication Index (IPI) and Google Scholar. The JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik) editorial board invites you to submit your manuscript to be published in this journal. The writing guidelines attach here.

2. How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author’s Address

The title of the manuscript should be written on the top of the first page with the centre text alignment. Meanwhile, the author’s name (without an academic degree), and the affiliation address of the author should be written with the centre text alignment also under the title of the article. The author should give two line spaces between the title and the author’s name. Then, the space between the author’s affiliation address and the abstract title is one space. The keywords must be written below the overall abstract for all words. Those should be arranged in alphabetical order and be separated by semicolon maximally three to five words. Moreover, the title of the article that is written in Bahasa Indonesia should be also stated in English either (look at the example above).

The responsible author, the correspondence author, or the corresponding author must be written first and then followed by the second, the third, and so on. The communication regarding the article revision and the final statement will be informed via email to the correspondence author only. If there is more than one author, the author’s names should be written down separated by a comma (,). If the author’s name consists of at least two words, the first name should not be shorted. If the author’s names are only one word, it should be written as it is. However, in the online version, it will be written in two words with the same name repeatedly for the purpose of the metadata indexing. (Camdali and Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008).

3. The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. Since 2017, the manuscript should be written in English with the standard language. The manuscript should consist of fifteen (15) to twenty-five (25) pages including pictures and tables. The manuscript text ought to be written as this article template in the camera ready mode. The article is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with custom margins as follows: left 25 mm, right 20 mm, bottom 20 mm and top 30 mm.
  3. The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 paper, around 6,000-7,000 words in Palatino Linotype size 11 pts and 1.5 space
  4. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  5. The submission and the publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  6. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of JKAP (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the JKAP E-journal portal ( choose only one procedure. Then, register as one of the author or reviewers in the “Register” bottom.
  7. The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded. The template and the guidelines of the article writing are available in MS Word (.doc) format.
  8. The manuscript online submission can be viewed in the part of online submission guidelines below.
  9. The manuscript which is inappropriate with the JKAP writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  10. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles as the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no academic title), (c) the affiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method (h), the research findings and discussion (i), the conclusion (j), the references.
  11. The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Theoretical Review, Writing Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion) should be numbered in the Arabic numbering order started from one. The subtitles are written in the bold and title case format. It uses the left text alignment without an underline. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format, It should use the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  12. The text of the articles must be in Time New Roman, 12pt font size, 1.5 line-spacing, separated into two columns (except for the main title, the author’s name, and the abstract) with the space between columns 10 mm.
  13. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. For the article in Bahasa Indonesia, foreign terms or words should be avoided. Each paragraph started 10mm from the left side border while there are no spaces among paragraphs. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  14. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the centre between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the centre of a page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.

4. The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi-interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in the capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. The article title should be written within twelve words, 12pt-sized font, with the bold selection and in the centre text format. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 250 words maximum and followed by with three to five keywords.

Introduction: The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basic of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. In the scientific article format, it does not allow to write down the references as in the research report. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article.

Research Methods: The method is implemented to solve problems, including analytic methods. The methods used in the problem solving of the research are explained in this part.

Discussion and Result: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part.

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions and advice. The conclusions will be the answers of the hypothesis, the research purposes and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. The advice contains suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.

References: All the references that used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% from all the references) that published in the last ten years. Each article should have at least ten references.

5. The Guidelines for the Citations and References

All the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as Mendeley, End Note, or Zotero. The writing format that used in JKAP (Journal of Public Policies and Administrations) follows the format applied by APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association).

6. The Guidelines for the Literature Reviews

The literature reviews should use a reference application management such as Mendeley, End Note, or Zotero. The writing format that used in JKAP (Journal of Public Policies and Administrations) follows the format applied by APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association).

7. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems ( the submitted second procedure is more preferable):
  1. The document submit by Online Submission System in the JKAP (Journal of Public Policy and Administration) E-journal portal HERE.
  2. Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register” or HERE.
  3. After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, click in “New Submission”. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, chose Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MSWord format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in with all the author data and affiliation. Including the Journal Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or any other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered are all correct already, then click “Finish Submission”.
  9. If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact JKAP editorial team at



Gedung MAP FISIPOL UGM, Telp. 0274-563285, Fax. 0274-589655

Jl. Prof. Dr Sardjito, Sekip – Yogyakarta 55281


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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, and document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

With the receipt of the article by the JKAP (Journal of Public Administration and Policy) Editorial Board and the decision to be published, then the copyright regarding the article will be diverted to JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik).

Master of Public Policy and Administration Programme (MPPA) Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada as the publisher of JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik) hold the copyright regarding all the published articles in this journal.

Master of Public Policy and Administration Programme (MPPA) Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada has the right to multiply and distribute the article and every author is not allowed to publish the same article that was published in this journal. Thanks to MPPA FISIPOL UGM that was funded this journal sustainability.

The manuscript authentic and copyright statement submission can be downloaded ON THIS FORM.

Fill out the form and submit via email or fax to the following address:


Prof. Dr Wahyudi Kumorotomo, MPP

Editorial-in-Chief of JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)

Magister Administrasi Publik (MAP) FISIPOL UGM

Gedung MAP FISIPOL UGM Lantai 3 Kampus FISIPOL UGM Unit II Jl. Prof. Dr Sardjito, Sekip, Yogyakarta, 55281, Telp. 0274-563285, Fax. 0274-589655, Email:

Phone: 0274-563825
Fax: 0274-589655

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 1000000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs. We maintain our articles quality so extra fee will be charged to the authors for our publication services.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.