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Author Guidelines


Mimbar Hukum is an accredited journal in the nation as listed in the Decree of Director General of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education and Culture No.58/DIKTI/Kep/2013 about Accreditation on Periodic Scientific Publication (Period I of 2013), dated 22 August 2013. Mimbar Hukum is periodically published, on February, June, and October.We receive conceptual articles or research reports that have never been published before in any other publication with provisions as follows:

The aforementioned conceptual manuscript or research reports belong to legal studies category. Each article submitted may have up to four auhors. They can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English within the range of 20-25 pages (including bibliography) and also it should use a one-column layout. The paper size is A4 with above and left margin of 4 cm, and below and right margin of 3 cm. The required font is Times New Roman with 12 size, and 1.5 space. The manuscript titled in Bahasa Indonesia must be in the maximum of 12 wordswhereas English title must be in 10 words. It shall include an English abstract and, for Indonesian authors, an intisari in Bahasa Indonesia which should each be 50 to 100 words long. Non-Indonesian authors do not need to make an intisariKeywords or kata kunci shall consist of 3 to 5 words or phrase.

The systematic structures of the research reports shall include Title, Author’s name, Abstract (in English) or Intisari (in Bahasa Indonesia), Keywords, Research background (with the Research Questions), Research Methods, Research Result and Analysist, Conclusion and References.

The systematic structures of conceptual paper shall include: Title, Author’s name, Abstract (in English) or Intisari (in Bahasa Indonesia), Keywords, Introduction, Discussion (immediately presented in headings based on the matters being discussed), Conclusion and References.

The writing style in Mimbar Hukum shall refer to the regulation of the Ministry of Education and Culture No. 50 of 2015 about the General Guidelines of Perfected Indonesian Spelling. The relevant writing terms applied in Mimbar Hukum are as follows:

  • When referring to Article, the first letter of the word ‘article’ shall be written in uppercase.
  • When referring to Clause, the first letter of the word ‘clause’ shall be written in lower case and the number is in brackets.
  • When there is an omission in a direct quotation of a phrase, paragraph, or an article formulation, please indicate the aforementioned omission with ellipsis inserted within a square brackets […].
  • The abbreviation of regulations is given to the author’s writing style and shall be consistently used throughout the manuscript. The recommended form is “UU No. 1 Tahun 1950”.
  • When an author or editor is more than 1 person, please list the first person followed by et al.
  • It is recommended that the author avoids the enumerative method of description.
  • The References shall include the most updated references and it is highly recommended to be referred from a journal (minimum 50% of all the references are journal).
  • It is highly imperative for the author not to commit self-citation.
  • The academic degree shall not be written either in the Bibliography or the footnote.
  • The writing of quotation uses a footnote model. The writing style follows the provisions in Bibliography, but the writing of the author’s name is not reversed. The writing of the page is abbreviated into “p.”.

The writing of references based on Chicago Style which is modified by Mimbar Hukum. It is highly recommended for the authors to download references manager through the link:


The writing guidelines are mentioned as follows: 

A. Book

‹author’s name›, ‹the year of publication›, ‹title›, ‹publisher›, ‹the location of publication›.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Pollock, Frederick, et al., 1888, An Essay on Possession in the Common Law, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

B. Article Journal

‹author’s name›, “‹title›”, ‹journal’s name›, ‹volume›, ‹number›, ‹month›, ‹year›.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Pound, Roscoe, “The Scope and Purpose of Sociological Jurisprudence”, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 6, April 1912.

C. Research / Thesis Paper

‹author’s name›, ‹year of publication›, ‹title›, ‹type of publication (research/undergraduate thesis/thesis/doctoral dissertation)›, ‹institution›, ‹place of the institution›.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Mertokusumo, Sudikno, 1971, Sejarah Peradilan dan Perundang-undangannya di Indonesia Sejak 1942 dan Apa Kemanfaatannya bagi Indonesia, Dissertation, Doctoral Program of the Faculty of Law of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

D. Paper/Speech

‹author’s name›, “‹title›”, ‹type of publication›, ‹forum›, ‹place›, ‹date›.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Hardjasoemantri, Koesnadi, “Aspek Hukum Peran Serta Masyarakat dalam Pengelolaan Lingkungan Hidup”, Pidato, Professor Inauguration of the Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, 15 April 1985.

E. Article in an Anthology with Editor

‹author’s name›, “‹article’s title›”, in ‹editor›, ‹year›, ‹book’s title›, ‹publisher›, ‹place of publication›.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Madison, James, “The Federalist No. XVIII”, in Hamilton, Alexander, et al., 1837, The Federalist: On the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788, Glazier, Masters & Smith, Hallowell.

F. Article of a Magazine or Newspaper

‹author’s name›, “‹article’s title›”, ‹name of the magazine/newspaper›, ‹the published date›.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Falaakh, Mohammad Fajrul, “Monarki Yogya Inkonstitusional?”, Kompas, 1 December 2010.

G. Internet

‹author’s name›, “‹article’s title›”, ‹complete url address›, accessed in ‹date of access›.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Komisi Perlindungan Anak Indonesia, "52 Komisi Negara, KPAI Ditentukan Seleksi Alam",, accessed in 15 January 2011.

H. Legislation

Nomenclature of legislation with the number, year, and the title then followed by the number and the year of legislation.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Undang-Undang Nomor 5 Tahun 1999 tentang Larangan Praktik Monopoli dan Persaingan Usaha Tidak Sehat (Lembaran Negara Republik Indonesia Tahun 1999 Nomor 33, Tambahan Lembaran Negara Republik Indonesia Nomor 3817).

Peraturan Menteri Keuangan Nomor 129/PMK.08/2011 tentang Penggunaan Proyek Sebagai Dasar Publisheran Surat Berharga Syariah Negara (Berita Negara Republik Indonesia Tahun 2011 Nomor 502).

I. Court Ruling/Order

Nomenclature of the court forum product, the number of the product, regard, the date it becomes lawful.

The Format and Layout of the Writing:

Supreme Court Ruling No. 55PK/Pid/1996 in regard to the Judicial Review of Dr. Muchtar Pakpahan, S.H., M.A., 25 October 1996.

Constitutional Court Ruling No. 004/PUU-I/2003 in regard to Constitutional Review of Regulation No.14 of 1985 about Supreme Court toward the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia of 1945, 30 December 2003.

Softcopy Template Mimbar Hukum can be downloaded HERE 


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.


  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.


  4. All author have a valid email to be contacted and have submitted the latest curriculum vitae to editorial board.


  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.


  6. Have followed the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review Conditions



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