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Author Guidelines

The editor of Rubikon Journal welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism.

2. Types of article suitable for publication include the following; research report (laboratory, field, archives), conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications.

3. Articles are written in English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed 1,15 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 6000-7000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.

4. Article should be in essay which includes:

  • title (15-20 words),
  • author’s name (without academic degree) with institution’s name, city, country, and an e-mail address,
  • abstract in English (150-200 words for each) which includes brief research background, problems, theory, method, result, and conclusion,
  • keywords in English (5-7 words),
  • introduction (without subsection, 1-2 pages) which includes research background, question(s), and objective(s). The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed,
  • methodology which includes theoretical construct, method, and literature reviews (if needed) of research,
  • discussion,
  • conclusion, and
  • references.

5. Reference list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style 7th edition. Reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literatures actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. We strongly recommend authors to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc.

* When writing a reference list, please use the following conventions:

Ariana Grande. (2020). Positions [Album]. Republic.

Armstrong, D. (2019). Malory and character. In M. G. Leitch & C. J. Rushton (Eds.), A new companion to Malory (pp. 144-163). D. S. Brewer.

Azhar & Matsumura, K. (2010). A study of “Kenry” in Japanese and “Hak” in Indonesian. Jurnal Humaniora, 22, 22-30.

Bailey, C. (2019, April 5). How to get your brain to focus [Address]. TEDxManchester, Manchester, U.K.

David, A., & Simpson, J. (Eds.). (2006). The Norton anthology of English literature: The Middle Ages (8th ed.,Vol. A). W. W. Norton and Company.

Denny, H., Nordlof., & Salem, L. (2018). “Tell me exactly what it was that I was doing that was so bad”: Understanding the needs and expectations of working-class students in writing centers. Writing Center Journal, 37(1), 67-98.

Farrelly, P. (2019). Green Book [Film]. Universal Pictures.

Hopper, E. (1942). Nighthawks [Painting]. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States. 

Reid, A. (2011). Menuju sejarah Sumatra: Antara Indonesia dan dunia. Yayasan Obor.

Sherman-Palladino, A., Palladino, D. (Executive Producers). (2017-2023). The marvelous Mrs. Maisel [TV series]. Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions; Picrow, Amazon Studios.

Soo, S., Ramble. (Executive Producer). (2021-present). Rotten mango [Audio podcast].

Tasty. (2018, March 7). 7 recipes you can make in 5 minutes [Video]. Youtube.

Zachareck,   S.      (2008).     Natural     women.           The New         York      Times.

* When writing an in-text citation, please use the following conventions:

As Rowe (2014) asserts, “‘Transnationalism’ also refers to American Studies done by international scholars outside the U.S. especially scholarship that emphasizes the influence of the U.S. abroad” (p. 1).

This research assigns the researcher to be the key instrument in his or her own research (Creswell, 2009, p. 211).

The New York Times (2020) interviewed their gay readers to reveal about the dynamics of gay relationship:

I am in a same-sex relationship, and we are regularly flummoxed by how our heterosexual parent friends don’t split nighttime child care and sleep loss…In our house, parents are parents. There is no artificial distinction like fathers do this and mothers do that.

6. The editor appreciates if authors excerpt information from subsequent published articles in Jurnal Rubikon.
7. Articles should be submitted in soft files using Microsoft Word application via Open Journal System (OJS).
8. Authors will be sent notification of receipt of manuscripts and editorial decisions (whether the articles are accepted or not) by e-mail. Manuscripts that are not published will not be returned to the authors.


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  1. Once the article is accepted, author(s) agree to transfer the copyright to Rubikon: Journal of Transnational American Studies licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, meaning that the copyright is held by the journal. It allows others to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) the work for any purpose, even commercially, with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in Rubikon: Journal of Transnational American Studies.
  2. Author(s) can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in Rubikon: Journal of Transnational American Studies.
  3. Author(s) are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
RUBIKON does not charge any submission fees for every article submitted.

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