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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

The editor of PCD 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 articles suitable for publication include the following; research reports, conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications, literature review.

3. Articles are written preferably in English (British spelling) using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed double-space in a quarto paper size (A4), between 8.000-10.000 words in length including abstract, keywords, references, figures, and tables.

4. Articles should be in form of essay which includes:

  • title (15-20 words),
  • author’s name (without any academic degree) with an e-mail address and institution’s name,
  • abstract (150-200 words for each) which includes research problems, methods, and results,
  • keywords (3-6 words),
  • author’s personal information (postal address, telephone numbers, and the mailing address).
  • introduction (without subsection, 2-3 pages) which includes background, objectives, methods, and literature reviews/ theoretical construct (if needed) of the research. The introduction section  ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed, 
  • discussion (consists of result of the study,written in the form of subheading(s)),
  • conclusion (is a brief summary of findingsand discussion. It is strongly recommended to 
    avoid mere repetitive statements from the previous sections) and references. 
  • Printed book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.
  • Online book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx
  • Journal article in print: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Journal article online: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp. doi: xx.xxxx or Retrieved from journal URL
  • Website article: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL; Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL
  • Newspaper in print: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.
  • Newspaper online: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL
  • Magazine article in print: Author, A.A. (Year, month of Publication). Article title. Magazine TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Encyclopedia: Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. XX, pp. XX).City, State of publication: Publisher.

5. Reference list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) Sixth edition style. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature 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. Herewith are some of the APA-based references format structure:

6. Another suitable type of articles are a book review and field notes.  Please note the following requirements for submitting book reviews or field notes:

    • Field notes should be between 3.000 words in length
    • books being reviewed should be newly published (within the last one year for books in Indonesian and two years for books in other foreign languages),
    • book reviews should be between 3-5 pages in length, and
    • a copy/ scan of the book cover should be attached. 

7. Articles should be submitted in soft files using Microsoft Word application to the Online Submission page.