Author Guidelines

General guidelines:

  1. The manuscript must be original, have no plagiarism, and has never been published nor under consideration in other scientific journals.
  2. Articles are written by a program Microsoft Word 2016 to the top, A4 size paper, page margins: top 3 cm, left 2.5 cm, bottom 1.5 cm, and right 1.5 cm, typed with 1 density spacing, font Times New Roman 10, text format in one-column.
  3. Please submit your manuscript file as a Microsoft Word extension Document (DOC/DOCX) or Rich Text Format (RTF).
  4. The abstract should be written in Indonesian and English, and the content of the manuscript can be written in Indonesian or English.
  5. For submission, please log in and submit your manuscript through the link Online Submission
  6. The manuscript can be accepted without repair, refurbishment accepted or rejected, and a rejected article is not returned unless requested by the author.
  7. The length of the scientific manuscripts shall not exceed 4000 words or approximately 10-12 pages, in which the included drawings, graphs, or tables (if any) are present.
  8. The terms in a foreign language or regional language in the text are written in italic.


In general, the structure of scientific articles research results, and non-research scientific articles are relatively the same. In the non-research article, there is no method part. The structure of the research articles consists of 10 main sections: (1) Title (2) Ownership Line; (3) Abstract; (4) Keywords; (5) Introduction; (6) Research Methods; (7) Results and Discussion; (8) Conclusion; (9) Acknowledgments and (10) References. 

a) Title

  1. The title should be concise and informative, no more than 14 words, including the liaison, and capital letters at the beginning of each word except the liaison. In order for the title to be short and succinct in 15 words, avoid connecting words and mentioning objects, places, or research materials in great detail.
  2. The title contains the keywords of the topic under study.
  3. Times New Roman, 15 font type and bold, with single line spacing.
  4. Title in Indonesian or English, in accordance with the language used in the manuscript.
  5. Avoid using abbreviations, formulas, and references.

b) Ownership lines (authorship lines)

  1. The ownership line consists of two parts, namely author names and author institutional affiliation.
  2. Student affiliation follows the place where the student is studying.
  3. The names of the authors should be those who actually participate in the planning, execution, analysis of results, discussion, and report writing and academic/functional or bachelor degree positions not included, Times New Roman  10 fonts, row 1 space.
  4. The name of the institution is listed in full to the country's name, written under the author's name along with the postal address, email, and facsimile (if any) for correspondence purposes, Times New Roman 9 fonts, with 1 spaced line spacing.
  5. If the author is more than one person and comes from a different institution, then all addresses are listed by marking a small letter superscript behind the author's name in sequence.
  6. The email of the correspondence author is marked with an asterisk (*), Times New Roman 9.

c) Abstract

  1. The abstract is written in summary and factual, covering research objectives, research methods, results, and conclusions.
  2. The abstract is written in one paragraph; written in two languages (Indonesian and English); with abstract lengths ranging from 150 to 200 words.
  3. Avoid unusual referrals and the use of abbreviations.
  4. Times New Roman 9 type font, with single line spacing.

d) Keywords

  1. Keywords consist of 3 to 5 words and/or word groups.
  2. Written in order of urgency of the word.
  3. Between keywords separated by semi colon (;).
  4. Avoid many connecting words (and, with, that, and others).
  5. Times New Roman 9 type font, with single line spacing.

e) Introduction

  1. Avoid the sub-sub in the introduction.
  2. The introduction should contain the background of problems, problems, and research objectives.
  3. Percentage of page length between 10-15% of the total length of a manuscript.
  4. References are shown by writing the author's family name / last name and year of issue, without page number.
  5. The theoretical basis is displayed in complete, concise, and completely relevant sentences for the purpose of writing scientific articles.
  6. The manuscript is written with a density of 1 space, Times New Roman 10
  7. Making citations using scientific reference software such as Mendeley/Endnote in APA 6 Edition format

f) Research Methods

  1. Inform briefly about the materials and methods used in the research, including the subjects/materials studied, the tools used, the design of the experiment or the design used, the sampling technique, the variables to be measured, the data retrieval technique, the analysis and the statistical model used.
  2. Avoid writing excessive statistical formulas.
  3. If using a well-known method, name the method name only. If necessary, specify the reference source used as a reference.
  4. For qualitative research, research methods can adjust.
  5. The manuscript is written with a density of 1 space, Times New Roman 10.
  6. Making citations using scientific reference software such as Mendeley/Endnote in APA 6 Edition format

g) Results and Discussion

  1. The format of the results of research and discussion is not separated, considering the number of pages available for the author is limited.
  2. The manuscript is written with a density of 1 space, Times New Roman 10
  3. The results can be presented with support tables, graphics, or images as needed, to clarify the presentation of results verbally.
  4. Tables and charts or captions are arranged in the form of a phrase (not a sentence) succinctly.
  5. Description of the image/graph is placed under the picture/graph, while the title of the table is placed on it. The title begins with a capital letter.
  6. Do not repeat writing numbers that have been listed in the table in the text of the discussion. If it will emphasize the results obtained should serve in other forms, such as the percentage of difference. To show the number in question, just refer to the table that contains the number.
  7. In general international journals do not want statistical languages (such as different, treatment, etc) written in the discussion. Avoid copy and pasting tables of statistical analysis results directly from statistical data processing software.
  8. The discussion material mainly explores whether the results obtained are in accordance with the hypothesis or not, and point out the argument.
  9. Referral citation in the discussion should not be too long (if necessary avoid).
  10. Citation results of research or opinions of others should be abstracted and written in the sentence itself (not using the exact same sentence).
  11. A collection of similar research may be referred to in groups 

h) Conclusion

  1. The conclusion should be the answer to the research question and expressed not in statistical sentences.
  2. Written along with one paragraph in essay form, not in numerical form.
  3. The manuscript is written with a density of 1 space, Times New Roman 10

i) Acknowledgments (Optional)

  1. Acknowledgments are generally placed after the conclusion.
  2. It contains gratitude to the funding agencies, and or individuals who have assisted in the execution of research and the writing of manuscripts.
  3. The manuscript is written with a density of 1 space, Times New Roman 10

j) References

General provision of bibliography:

  1. References are made using reference management software such as Mendeley/Endnote and others in the APA 6 Edition format
  2. Minimum number of references 13-15
  3. The references listed in the bibliography are only those references that are actually quoted in the manuscript.
  4. For the research articles, the references are referenced from about 20% of textbooks and 80% of scientific journal articles.
  5. Updates of referenced scientific journals shall be considered, at least as a result of relevant publications in the last 5 years.
  6. The bibliography is arranged alphabetically in alphabetical order of the author's name.
  7. Author's name: the name shown is the final name (surname) of the author followed by the initial (and middle name) abbreviation if any). If the author is more than one person, then the way of writing is the same.
  8. The writing of the reference title begins with a capital letter on each syllable, except for the conjunctive word.
  9. Any writing of the name, year, the title of the article, and so on ends with a period (.) Before the next word continues. Special writing volume (number) journal is given a colon (:) without spacing.
  10. The manuscript is written with a density of 1 space, Times New Roman 9
  11. Examples of writing can be seen in the explanation of each type of literature worth mentioning.

Terms of reference writing by reference type:

If the library source is an article in a scientific journal, it is written in the APA 6 Edition format.


Kusrini. (2007). Konsep Dan Aplikasi Pendukung Keputusan. Yogyakarta: Andi.

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