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Author Guidelines


Papers must be original and should not have been previously accepted for publication in any journals. Papers must be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia. Papers written in MS Word and only format: docx. Papers should be written in 1.5 line spacing and Times new Roman 12 font size.  Full  papers  should  be  between  6.000-8.000  word  (20-25  pages),  including  abstract, references, tables, figures, and charts. Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of the content of their paper, and shall avoid plagiarism.


Full papers should be between 6.000-8.000 word (20-25 pages), including tables, figure and references at 1.5 line spacing and Times new Roman 12 font size. Papers should be prepared in the following order:

Title page

The organization shown below should be followed (in the order given):

a. Title of the paper b. Author name (s) c. Author affiliation

d.   Address(es)   of   the   institution(s)   at   which   the   work  was performed e. Name, postal and e-mail addresses


Abstract (200-300 wods)

The Abstract is written in English and Bahasa Indonesia. It should be prepared in one paragraph covers the problem, objectives, concept or theory, method, results, and conclusion.



Immediately  after  the  abstract,  written  in  English  and  Bahasa  Indonesia.  Maximum  of  5 keywords separated by coma (,), crucial to the appropriate indexing of the papers, are to be given.


Introduction (1500-2000 words)

The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field. The introduction to the manuscript provides background research, the results of literature review to show the main limitation of the previous researches, what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the manuscript. Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section.

Literature review (1500-2000 words)

This section contains the concept or theory used by the author. This section is important to show the reader the definition of the concept, debate and development of the concept or theory used. The literature review should be relevant to the topic of the paper.

Research methodology  (500-700 words)


Method include the design, type of research, population, sample, techniques/instruments of data collection and data analysis procedures.

Results and Discussion (3000-5000 words)

Results are research findings and should be clear and concise without opinions. Table, chart and figures are put in the result. It should be limited up to six tables or pictures with a short title. The Discussion section should be an interpretation of the results rather than a repetition of the Results section. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?

Conclusions  (500-700 words)

Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Conclusion include summarize your research, spell out your contribution, state the limitation of your study, and suggest potential areas of further research.


Place Acknowledgments, including information on the source of any financial support received for the work being published


Papers must be written in A4 paper size. (21cm x 29.7 cm) and the automatic margins that have been set for this paper size must be strictly adhered to for all text, headings, tables and figures.


All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Headings should be placed above tables, left justified. Leave one line space between the heading and the table. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately.



All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2,). All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. Please follow the template style for all the above features.


Reference writing using APA (American Psychological Association) Style. Use hanging indent (1 cm). The font size must be 11, line spacing must be 12pt. Here are the samples in the format of APA Referencing Style (6th edition).


Journal article

Edelman,M.J. (1993). Contestable Categories and Public Opinion. Political Communication, 10 (1), 231242.

A book

Iyengar, S., & Kinder, D. R. (1987). News that  Matters:  Television and  American Opinion.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Book chapter in an edited book

Tourangeau,  R.  (1987).  Attitude  Measurement:  A  Cognitive  Perspective.  In  J.Hippler,  N.

Schwarz, & S. Sudman (Eds.), Social Information Processing  and Survey Methodology

(pp. 149162). New York: Springer-Verlag.


Huang, K. S. (1995). A Comparison between Media Frames and Audience Frames: The Case of the HillThomas Controversy. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

A conference

Weaver,D., McCombs,M.,&Shaw, D. L. (1998, May). Agenda-Setting Research: Recent Developments in Place and Focus. Paper presented at the annual convention of the World Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago.


Kalimapour, Y.R. (2004). Images of the U.S. Around the World: A Multicultural Perspective.

Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.


McMillan,  S.  J.  (2000).  Interactivity  is  in  the  Eye  of  the  Beholder.  In  M.  A.  Shaver

(Ed.), Proceedings  of the 2000 Conference of the American Academy of Advertising (pp.

71-78). East Lansing: Michigan State University.


Fischer, D. (2013, January 2). Climate Coverage, Dominated by Weird Weather, Falls Further in

2012. The      Daily       Climate.        Retrieved       from http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc- newsroom/2013/01/2012-climate-change-reporting



Footnotes should be avoided if possible. Necessary footnotes should be denoted in the text by consecutive superscript letters. The footnotes should be typed single spaced, and in smaller type size (8pt), at the foot of the page in which they are mentioned, and separated from the main text by a short line extending at the foot of the column.



The author must use the Paper Template and follow the instruction written in the Author Guidelines. Download the Author Guidelines and Paper Template. For articles in Bahasa Indonesia, please use "PEDOMAN UMUM EJAAN BAHASA INDONESIA YANG DISEMPURNAKAN" as can be followed through this link

For articles in English, please use proofreading service to make sure that the articles are grammatically correct.


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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of each page by including figure's caption and mentioning it in the text.
  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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to 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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