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Author Guidelines

1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or being considered for publication elsewhere.

2. Articles suitable for publication including; the result of analysis, research reports, conceptual ideas, application of specific theory.

3. Articles can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English using academic style along with standard academic writing systematization. Articles must be typed in 1.5 space with approximately 5000-7000 words in length. The details as follow:

  • Title must represent the content of the article. State the title as clearly as possible and it should be no longer than 20 words. If the title is in English, here the details should be noted: capitalize the first and last words, and all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and subordinating conjunctions (if, because, that, etc). Lowercase articles (a, an, the), coordinating conjunction and prepositions (regardless of length) the ‘to’ in infinitives and the word ‘as’ in any function are lowercased. If the title is in Bahasa Indonesia, here the details should be noted: capitalized all the beginning words except the preposition and conjunction (di, ke, dari, dan, yang). As for both language, when titles contain direct quotations, the headline-capitalization style described above and should be imposed. Like the following example: “We All More Like Brutes than Humans”: Labor and Capital in the Gold Rush. If the title contains any non-English or non-Bahasa Indonesia language including French, German and others, capitalize letter of the title and subtitle and all proper nouns.

  • Author’s name (without academic degree) followed by institution and e-mail.

  • Abstract in English and Bahasa Indonesia (approximately 150-200 words each) which includes research problems, methods and results.

  • Keywords both in English and Bahasa Indonesia maximum 5 words each which represented articles best.

  • Introduction which includes background, objectives, methods, and literature review (if needed). The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items be discussed,

  • Discussion,

  • Conclusion, and

  • References.

4. The articles must be free from any practice of plagiarism. Thus the articles must contain certain types of quoting style to refer to the works cited by the authors:

  • In-text citation (enclosed in parentheses), which appear in the body articles, should contain the author’s surname, the date and the pages cited:

Wert (1984, 115-117) insists that his predecessors’ conclusions were the merest speculations.

For works by four or more authors, only the surname of the first author is used, followed by ‘et al’ (or ‘dkk’ in Bahasa Indonesia):

(Cobb et al, 1982)

When one volume of multivolume works is cited, the volume number is indicated before the page number:

(Koufax, 1:233)

  • Personal communication, such as direct interview or mediated interview (telephone conversations, e-mail messages, and non-archived letters) are identified as “pers.comm”:

Wilson (pers.comm, March 13, 2007) said that….

  • Newspaper and popular magazine articles may be in the text only, without a corresponding reference antry as long as the periodical title, date, article title (and page number (s) in the case of magazine articles) are provided:

“He followed this up by issuing a memorandum of transparency…. (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “on First Day, Obama Quickly Sets a New Tone”, New York Times, January 21, 2009).

  • Online sources required an access date if no publication date is provided.

5. Pictures, graphics, and tables can be included in the body articles with requirements as followed:

  • The picture is not blurred if it is zoomed for the size of magazine or fit with the A4 paper with maximum size 5mb.

  • Pictures and graphics background by the color white.

  • All pictures, graphics and tables must be numbered and captioned. Example of how to caption as followed:

Figure 1: The author with unidentified friend, 1977.

Figure 2: The author posed for this picture with an unidentified friend in 1977.

Figure 3: Noam Chomsky at a Political Rally, 1971. Courtesy John Allan Cameron Archives, University of Florida, Garres Ville.

Figure 4: “Religion” drawing by Hugh Ferries (2015).

6. The reference section (B. Daftar Pustaka) at the end of the articles provide full bibliographic information for all work cited in the text. Works are not cited should not be included in this section. The Editor strongly recommend for using Mendeley (APA Style) for References and are arranged alphabetically by authors, then chronologically in ascending order. The editorial board hardly suggests that the references included in the text must contain at least five or more (highly recommended) printed books. as the writing of the references as followed:


Dachuan, Sun. 1991. Jiujiu Jiu Yici (One Last Cup of Wine). Taipei: Zhang Laoshi Chubanshe.

Abraham, M. H. 1981. A Glossary of Literary Term. New York: Rinehartand Winston.

Lennox, Eleanor. 2000. The Scottish Diaspora 2nd Ed. Inverness, UK: Northern Light. 

Chapter in a collection

Goldstein, Rebecca. 1987. “Exploitation in The West Bank” in Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Middle East, edited by Wallace Kunitz, 31-37. Chicago: Univ. Chicago Press. 


Rivera, Jose Rivera. 1999. Labor Unions in Baja, California. Translated by Will Moore Richman, VA: Univ. of Richmond Press. 

Multivolume works

Foucault, Michel. 1986. The Care of the Self. Vol.3 of The History of Sexuality. Translated by Robert Hurley. New York: Pantheon. 

Multi author works

Peters, Harold, Mary Key Rogers, and Lawrence Burke. 1992. Why the Revolutions Stopped. Wilmington: Strong and Wills.

Gustafson, Albert., et al. 1985. If I were a Rich Man: Comparative Studies. Wilmington: Fore and Aft. (note: if the article is in Bahasa Indonesia, ‘et al’ translated as ‘dkk’). 

Journal Article

Suciati, Endang. 2014. “Ruang Pascakolonial dalam the God of Small Things Karya Arundhati Boy.” Poetika vol. 2, No 1:3-15.

Online journal article

Suciati, Endang. 2014. “Ruang Pascakolonial dalam the God of Small Things Karya Arundhati Boy.” Poetika vol. 2, No 1:3-15. 

Skripsi, thesis and dissertation

Thomas, Joe. 1992. “Eroticism and American Pop Art”. PhD diss., University of Texas, Austin. (Note: as for Skripsi it is written BA project and Thesis is written MA the).

Paper or presentation

Gilmore, Donald. 1989. “What does Hermeneutics really mean in Art?” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Art Association, Boston, February 13.


Vasquez, Jay. 1995. Author Interview. Fairfax County, February 20.

Unpublished or archived source

National Archives of Indonesia Collection: LAPAN 1950-2002.

7. The authors must write one paragraph (not more than 200 words) of biography which explains briefly about the academic achievements, short introduction and also the other publication list. (note: it should be written in different file than the text).

8. Articles in form of book review is also accepted with the following requirements:

  • Books being reviewed should be newly published.

  • Books review should be between 3-5 pages.

  •  Books being review should support the theme brought by the editorial board informed in the call for paper.

9. All of the files must be in Rich Text Format (RTF).

10. Register first as author for submit your articles here.

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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.

  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.

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