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Author Guidelines



Title: short, concise and clearly. It shows the problem expressed,

Capital Letters, Center, Times New Roman, 18 Point-font, Bold

Writers’s name 1, Writer’s name 2 (12 point font, bold)

Abstract should contain short description from the whole of  articles subtance. It consist of background study, legal issue, the purposes of study, research method and or approach method, and the conclusion. The abstract is written in italic letter, 10 point font,Times New Roman, single spaced and no more than 250 words. Abstract should only 1 paragraph with 1 column.

Keywords: The keywords are written in italic letter, no more than 5 words.

The author guidelines consist of elements of the article. The articles are full-length original scientific works: research papers or opinion article. They are accepted for publication in the journal on the understanding that the article is original and the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The research papers consist of 1). Introduction (it consits of 1. Background; 2. Research Questions); 2) Research Methods; 3) Results and Discussion; 4). Conclusions; 5). Acknowledgement; and References. The opinion articles more shortly than research papers. They consist of 1). Introduction; 2). Discussion; 3). Conclusions; 4). Acknowledgement; and References.

1. General Guidelines

1.1. Introduction : This page explains the background and objective of the study. it is important to give a statement about its scientific novelty through previous literature review of several researchers or studies. In addition, the problems of law or legal issues related to the study are also important element of the article which should be stated clearly.

1.2. Research Method

The research paper must include a methods section,  consisting of approach of method, research specifications, technique of data collection, and analysis methods. In the opinion article, the approach of methods should be include in the end part of introduction.

1.3. Results and Discussion: This page must be clear and concise. It explore the scientific findings of the study, followed by scientific discussion. It provides suggestions for future directions of research. The explanation of scientific findings is descriptive but  the discussion is analytical and critical writing. On the contrary, the opinion article should uses the term " discussion " with systematic descriptions as needed. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

1.4. Conclusion

Conclusion contain conclusion of the article and also answer of article problems. The forming of conclusion is depend on the problems and should be presented in a short conclusions section, which it stand alone. The conclusion must be noted about appropriate advice or recommendations which can be used as a basis for next research or decision maker.

1.5. Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement to individuals and entities that have provided essential support such as research grants and fellowships and other sources of funding is in a separate page at the end of article.

1.6. References

All of references cited in the article are also present in the references page. The main source of article references at least eighty percent of references should be scientific journals which published in the last ten years. Each article contains at least ten references.

2. Manuscript Format Guidelines

The articles are written in English not more than 15 pages including figures and tables with 12 point-font, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spaced. They should be printed suitable with this template in A4 paper (210 X297 mm), the format of left margin 25 mm, right margin 20 mm, bottom margin 20 mm, and top margin 30 mm. New paragraph begin at 10 mm from left border, while there are no space between paragraphs.  All numbers are written in  Arabic numerals, except at the beginning of the sentence. Diponegoro Law Review uses combination between Chicago/Turabian Style based on footnotes in  citation writing  and American Psychological Association (APA) Style in references writing.

2.1. Title: The title must be short, concise, clearly and show overview of the article. It is made in capital letters, center, times new roman, 18 point font and bold. There is double line spacing throughout between the title and the author's name.  The sub-title of the article is formatted as bold with Arabic numerals without underline on the sentence.

2.2. Author Name and Affiliation : Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author. The authors' affiliation and email addresses should be write below the names in  single line spacing. The authors can be more than one name. They are written in a row and separated by comma. The first author (first name) should not be abbreviated if author’s name consists of two words. If the author's name only one word, in the online version (HTML) will be written in two words that contain the same name (repeatedly) for the purposes of indexing metadata (Camdali & Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008). The responsible  or  corresponding author must specially marked "(*)". It is intended to make communication related to the article. Contact number and email address corresponding author written on the bottom, align left, on the first page of the article.

2.3. Abstract : It should contain a brief description of the whole of article. It consists of the introduction, legal issues, purposes of the study or research, the research methods and the results of the study or conclusions. Abstract should be written in Times New Roman, italics letters, 10- point font, and single-spaced. Authors must provide an abstract of not more than 250 words and it is made in one paragraph. The keywords are typed below the abstract, not more than five keywords in alphabetical order must be provided to describe the contents of the article.

2.4. Citations and Source References : The citations and references source which are written in the articles must be included in References. In technique of citations, there are two types of citation, direct citation and indirect citation. Direct citation should write in single-spaced and separated from the previous sentence, or included in a sentence with punctuation "......". While the indirect citation are written in paragraph. Diponegoro Law Review use Chicago/Turabian style with footnotes to type citations and references. Footnotes are additional information located at the bottom of the page and separated from the text by a line of article throughout the twenty characters.

There are some citation models and their examples :

2.4.1. Citation with more than one author’s name : If there are two or three authors of the source, include their full names in the order they appear on the source. If there are more than three authors, list only the first author followed by “et al.”

Example :

John K. Smith, at al. Example Book (New York: Scholastic, 2010), 65.

2.4.2. Citation without Author’s name


Example Book (New York: Scholastic, 2010), 65.

2.4.3. Citation in a chapter of book


Garrett P. Serviss, "A Trip of Terror," in A Columbus Space (New York: Appleton, 1911), 17-32.

2.4.4. Citation in introduction, afterword, foreword or preface chapter


Scott R Sanders, introduction to Tounchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to Present, ed. Lex Williford and Michael Martone (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007), x-xii.

2.4.5. Citation of article


William G. Jacoby, “Public Attitudes Toward Public Spending,” American Journal of Political Science 38, no. 2 (May 1994): 336-61.

2.4.6. Citation group or group of company


American Medical Association, Journal of the American Medical Association: 12-43.Lll

2.4.7. Direct citation from citing indirect sources : When an original source is unavailable, then cite the secondhand source – for instance, a lecture in a conference proceedings. If using an unpublished address, cite only in the paper/writing. If using a published address, use a footnote with the following format.


Paula Abdul mentioned in her interview on Nightline…
Zouk Mosbeh, “Localization and the Training of Linguistic Mediators for the Third Millennium,” Paper presented at The Challenges of Translation & Interpretation in the Third Millennium, Lebanon, May 17, 2002.

2.4.8. Citation from citing online sources : Generally, follow the same principals of footnotes to cite online sources. Refer to the author if possible and include the URL.


Bhakti Satalkar, “Water Aerobics,”, (July 15, 2010).Kkk

2.5. Tables and Figures

Every table and figure which included in the article should be typed the title and numbered with Arabic numerals. The title of a table is placed on the top of table, while the title of the figure is placed at the bottom of the figure. There is single spacing between the number and title with the table. The figures in the article should be printed clearly (font size, resolution and size of the line to be sure printed clearly). Figures and tables or diagrams should be placed in the text, or if their size are too large, they can be placed in the middle of the page. The tables should not contain vertical lines, while the horizontal lines are allowed in terms of importance only.

Example :

Table 1. An example of a table

An example of a column heading

Column A (t)

Column B (T)

And an entry



And another entry



And another entry



2.6. References

Diponegoro Law Review (DILREV) use APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association) models to write references. The characteristics of references with APA 6th Edition models :

  1. Publication’s year is written after the author’s name.
  2. References in the body text are typed with writing the last name of author (surname) followed by the year of publication (in brackets).
  3. The references writing is based on the author's last name. If a reference has no author's name, the title reference used to sort among other references which are sorted by the last name of the author.
  4. The references are not collected by type of references, example books, journals etc.
  5. The title of references is written in italic letters.

There are guidelines and examples of references based on APA style:

2.6.1. Books : The last name of Author, initials. (year of publication). The title of books (Edition if there are more than one edition). Place of publication: Publisher. The title of book is written in italic letters. The authors are not more than six names. If they are more than six names, the name’s author of the seventh and the other are written as “et al”.


Bray, J., & Sturman, C. (2001). Bluetooth: Connect without wires. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Forouzan, B.A., & Fegan, S.C. (2007). Data communications and networking (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

The references with one editor (Ed), more than one editor (Eds).


Maher, B. A. (Ed.). (1964–1972). Progress in experimental personality research (6 vols.). New York: Academic Press.

2.6.2. Article of Journal : The last name of author, initials. (year of publication). The title of article. The title of journal, Volume number- if there is issue number, the beginning and last page number of the article.


Tseng, Y.C., Kuo, S.P., Lee, H.W., & Huang, C.F. (2004). Location tracking in a wireless sensor network by mobile agents and its data fusion strategies. The Computer Journal, 47(4), 448 – 460.

2.6.3. Paper in Proceedings : The last name of author, initials. (year of publication). The title of article. In initial of the editor’s name, the last name of editor (Ed), the title of proceedings (pp the beginning page number -last page number of article). Place of publication: Publisher.

Example :

Fang, Q., Zhao, F., & Guibas, L. (2003). Lightweight sensing and communication protocols for target enumeration and aggregation. In M. Gerla, A. Ephremides, & M. Srivastava (Eds.), MobiHoc ’03 fourth ACM symposium on mobile ad hoc networking and computing (pp. 165–176).New York, NY: ACM Press.

2.6.4. Disertation/Thesis


Istadi, I. (2006). Development of A Hybrid Artificial Neural Network – Genetic Algorithm for Modelling and Optimization of Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Reactor. PhD Thesis. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

2.6.5. References of Websites : The last name of authors, initials. (year of document publication). The title of document. Retrieved from another website.

  1. If there is no year of publication, use “n.d”
  2. If there is no author’s name, use the name of organization as a author’s name.
  3. If there is no author, please write the title of document.
  4. If the document as a part of  a big website, wite the name of organization and its department followed by website address.

Example :

Banks, I. (n.d.). The NHS Direct healthcare guide. Retrieved from Alexander, J., & Tate, M. A. (2001). Evaluating web resources. Retrieved from Widener University, Wolfgram Memorial Library website: Library/webevaluation/webeval.htm Bibliographic references Harvard format APA style. (2011). Retrieved from University of Portsmouth website:,137568,en.pdf

3. The Manuscript Submitting Guidelines

The manuscript can be sent directly in print form and a copy file in MS Word or by email to: ; The submission manuscript by online submission system (for a while is still in process) by the E-Journal Portal dlr ( Some of the steps are:

3.1. The author must register as author and or reviewer  (take a sign Author and or Reviewer) in  “Register” or address:

3.2. After login as Author, klik  “New Submission”. (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation

3.3. Choose Start, klik Jurnal Section (Full Article), sign all of  checklist.

3.4. In Upload Submission, upload  file manuscrip artikel in MS Word’

3.5. In Enter Metadata, write the names of author and the affiliations, followed by the title and abstract of article and  indexing keywords.

3.6. In Upload Supplementary Files, upload supporting data or another data.

3.7. In Confirmation, klik “Finish Submission” if all of data are correct.

References :

Istadi Istadi, Luqman Buchori, Petunjuk Penulisan Dan Kirim Artikel Jurnal Teknik Mulai Penerbitan Tahun 2014.

Muliadi Nur, Teknik Penulisan Referensi (Footnot, Endnote and Parenthetical Reference Method), tt.

Bibliographic references Harvard format APA style. (2011). Retrieved from University of Portsmouth website:,137568,en.pdf


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  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.

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  1. Authors receive copyright and submit the first publication right to Diponegoro Law Review, which allow other people to cite the article based on publications in this journal.
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  3. Authors are allowed and encouraged to send their work via online (e.g., in the institutional repositories or their website) after published by the journal.


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