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Author Guidelines

  1. The article should be written in english with minimum 5500 words and maximum 8000 words, original, can be held accountable academically and relevant for the development of sociological studies and wider public.
  2. The article should attach an abstract written in English. Abstract comprises 200-250 words, arranged into one paragraph which summarizes the overall content of the article.
  3. The author has to submit a brief profile about the author in each article, consisting full name, email and institutions.
  4. The article should be sent via Open Journal System (OJS).  The author sends a profile to containing information about the author (Author’s full name, e-mail, phone number, institutions, and short description in one or two paraghraps).
  5. By submitting article to this journal, the author accepts to hand over the copyright of the article in its complete form (abstract, table, picture, and illustration) to the Editor of Jurnal Pemikiran Sosiologi including rights to republished in any types of media forms.
  6. Citation of reference, quotation in text, footnote, and bibliography uses ASA format (American Sociological Associations)
    • Books – One Author
      Prus, Robert C. 1996. Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research: Intersubjectivity and the Study of Human Lived Experience. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.Books
    • Second Book by a Cited Author (i.e. Prus, the same author as in the preceding reference; use the name if other authors intervene)
      ------. 1997. Subcultural mosaics and intersubjective realities: an
      ethnographic research agenda for pragmatizing the social
      sciences. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
    • Books – Two Authors
      Renzetti, Claire M. and Daniel J. Curran. 1998. Living Sociology. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
    • Books – Edited
      Turner, Stephen P., ed. 1996. Social Theory and Sociology: The Classics and Beyond. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.
    • Books – Edition Other Than First
      Booth, Barbara, ed. 1999. Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms. 5th ed. Bethesda, MD: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.
    • Books – No Author
      The Chicago Manual of Style. 2003. 15th ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press
    • Books – Chapters.
      Neuman, W. Lawrence. 1994. “Qualitative Research Design.” Pp. 316-29 in Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
    • Articles from Collected Works
      Sampson, Robert J. 1992. “Family Management and Child Development: Insights from Social Disorganization Theory.” Pp. 63-93 in Advances in Criminology Theory, vol. 3, Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts, edited by J. McCord. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
    • o Articles from Journals – One Author
      Mehdizadeh, Shahla A. 2002. “Health and Long-Term Care Use Trajectories of Older Disabled Women.” Gerontologist 42:304-13. Issue number and/or exact date are unnecessary if pages are numbered consecutively within a volume.
    • Articles from Journals – Two Authors
      Schoenberg, Nancy E. and Hege Ravdal. 2000. “Using Vignettes in Awareness and Attitudinal Research.” International Journal of Social Research Methodology 3(1):63-74. Use the issue number or exact date for journals that do not number pages consecutively within a volume.
    • Articles from Journals – Multiple Authors
      Lanz, Margherita, Raffaella Iafrate, Rosa Rosnati, and Eugenia Scabini. 1999. “Parent-Child Communication and Adolescent Self-Esteem in Separated, Intercountry Adoptive and Intact Non-Adoptive Families.” Journal of Adolescence 22:785-94.
    • Articles from Magazines and Newspapers
      Gibbs, Nancy. 1999. “Noon in the Garden of Good and Evil: The Tragedy at Columbine Began As a Crime Story But Is Becoming a Parable.” Time, May 17, 153:54. Snyder, Donna. 1999. “Judge Orders Teen’s Hearing in Murder Case to Be Closed.” The Buffalo News, May18, 1B.
    • Articles from Commercial Electronic Databases
      Graham, Lorie M. 1998. “The Past Never Vanishes: A Contextual Critique of the Existing Indian Family Doctrine” American Indian Law Review, 23:1 (32,854 words). Retrieved April 26, 2005 (
    • Articles from Electronic Journals
      Jones, Bobby L., Daniel S. Nagin, and Kathryn Roeder. 2001. “A SAS Procedure Based on Mixture Models for Estimating Developmental Trajectories.” Sociological Methods and Research, 29:374-93. Retrieved April 26, 2005 (
    • Electronic Books
      Torres, Carlos Alberto and Theodore R. Mitchell, eds. 1998. Sociology of Education: Emerging Perspectives. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Retrieved April 26, 2005
    • Information Posted on Web Pages, etc.
      “Social Science Information Gateway: Sociology.” 2005. University of Surrey Retrieved April 27, 2005
      “Statistical Resources on the Web: Sociology.” 2002. University of
      Michigan Documents Center. Retrieved April 26, 2005
  7. Use Tools Reference Manager (e.g. EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero)
  8. Avoid footnote, unless it is very critical to provide further explanation outside the text. Footnote is written with minimal letters. Arrange footnote using numbers, and place it at the bottom of the page. Add source of reference if it is necessary.
  9. At the end of text, all references that are in the text should be write down in the bibliography and arranged based on alphabates of the author’s last name.
  10. Manuscript should include references obtained from primary sources (consisting of scientific journals amounting to 80% of the entire bibliography) that have been published in the last 10 (ten) years. The remaining 20% may include research articles or research reports (thesis, books, and other relevant publications).


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. 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.
  7. Original manuscript and has novelty on sociological thought and was not published or not on process publish on another journal. Article which can be submitted such as output of research, working paper, review of theory or methodology, review about policy or social situation and book review. The manuscript should under 20% of Turnitin screening check.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 35.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

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.