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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.
  • 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 double-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.
  • Similarity index below 10% (excluding references and authors' identity)

Author Guidelines


Word Count

  • Articles must be a minimum of 5,000 words to a maximum of 8,000 words (for original research and conceptual paper), 1,500 to 3,000 words (for book and brand review article), and more than 1,500 words (for insights article), excluding the abstract, references, appendix, figure captions, and tables
  • Article submissions should include an updated abstract (250-300 words) and a set of 5 (five) keywords.


Structure and Nomenclature

For Research Paper

  • Abstract (250-300 words)
  • Keywords (5 keywords)
  • Introduction (1000-3000 words)
  • Method (300-700 words) 
  • Findings and Discussion (4000-4500 words)
  • Conclusion (300-400 words)
  • References (the 7th APA Style, minimum 20 references)

For Conceptual Paper and Review/Insights Article

  • Abstract (250-300 words)
  • Keywords (5 keywords)
  • Introduction 
  • Sub-titles related to the topic discussed and the concept/theory proposed 
  • Conclusion 
  • References (the 7th APA Style)


Content Guidelines

  • Abstract (straight to the point mentions the background of the issue [optional] in two sentences, the purpose of the article/study, the method/approach used, the essential and insightful results/findings, and implications)
  • Keywords (use only the important and significant keywords, not repeat the title, and max. three words per keyword)
  • Introduction (Pendahuluan)
    • Presents at least three ideas, namely the background to why the issue or topic is examined in this article, what is the difference between this study and the previous relevant studies (theoretical background), and the specific objective of the study. The authors must clearly state this objective and answer it in the conclusion.
    • Including a Brief description of the issue, a review of previous research from at least 10 (ten) journal articles, relevant theories/concepts [if necessary], research objectives/research questions [RQ]
  • Method (Metode)
    • Comprises a description of the methodological approach or perspective used, research steps, data collection methods, selection procedures of informants/ participants, sampling (respondents/ texts), and data analysis methods. The authors can also add a description of the location and time context.
    • Including methodological approach [be specific e.g. ethnography, phenomenology, case study, reception study, explanatory/exploratory survey, experimental study, etc., and NOT mentioning Qualitative/Quantitative method, because it is not a method! And provide reasons why choosing the method/approach], data collection techniques, objects, and materials (for textual and contextual research], subject/informants (for qualitative perceptual research), population, sampling, and measurement (for quantitative research), research steps
  • Findings and Discussion (Hasil dan Pembahasan)
    • Shows the results of data categorization (qualitative research), data analysis and process, and hypothesis testing (quantitative research). Authors can display data or findings with tables, figures, or graphs with proportional interpretation. Discussion must include: the author's arguments and reflections related to the data and data context, comparison/dialogue of data with previous research, and relevant theories (whether appropriate or not following findings or results of the data analysis) to support arguments, interpretations, and the author's reflection.
    • Including data presentation briefly and simply, data analysis, discussion of analysis results, comparison of findings [it is mandatory!] with at least 10 previous studies from journal articles or relevant theories/concepts or/and secondary data from media articles
  • Conclusion (Simpulan)
    • As the answer to the research/study objectives, the conclusion must be written concisely, including 1) emphasis (highlight) on the main and essential findings (for empirical research articles) or main and important thoughts (for conceptual study articles), directly (not wordy), meaningfully, and insightfully, 2) the implications (theoretical and practical), and, 3) suggestions for subsequent research.
    • It should be to the point answering the RQ or research objectives, pointing out the importance and uniqueness/newness of the findings, and implications for future research and/or professional/sociocultural practices
  • References (Daftar Pustaka)
    • Adapts the 7th APA referencing style (preferred to use Mendeley, Zotero, or other referencing tools)
    • Prioritize primary and most recent reference sources (maximum of 10 years back).
    • Min. 20 reference sources –it is mandatory!
    • All sources cited in the text must be written in the reference list and vice versa
    • Arranged in an alphabetic format

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