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Author Guidelines


The article writing criteria for Izumi journal writers followed the format, composition and rules of writing accredited national scientific journal articles. Sequentially can be followed as follows:
Articles that have fulfilled Izumi's journal writing instructions can be sent via the Izumi journal editorial email: cc: or directly submit them to en / index.php / Izumi after registering as a writer and / or reviewer in the "Register" section. Manuscripts that do not comply with Izumi's journal writing instructions will be returned to the author first before proceeding to the review process. The recommended number of pages is 8-15 pages including pictures and tables. Articles are written using the 2-column format with A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm), 30mm left margins, 20 mm right margin, 20 mm bottom margin and 30 mm top margin. The manuscript is written in Times New Roman font size of 12 pt (except the article title, author name and abstract title 14 pt) and 1 space spacing, MS Word format.
Articles are written in English.
The article begins with the title of the article (14 pt Bold), the author's name, the author's affiliate address, along with the author's email address. The title of the article is written briefly, showing exactly the problem to be raised, does not provide opportunities for diverse interpretations.
Example Article Title:

Study Of Ethics Of Taoism And Its Application For Development Of Democratic Civil Society In Indonesia

Iriyanto Widisuseno
Diponegoro University's Faculty of Humanities, Semarang


Abstracts are written in English, in italics (12 pt - Italic) and a maximum number of words are 200. Keywords 3-5 words. The format left margin 30 mm and right margin 20 mm, 1 space. The abstract summarizes briefly and clearly: (a) the purpose and scope of the study, (b) the method used, (c) summary of the results/finding, (d) conclusion. The background of the problem does not need to be written in the abstract.
The introductory section outlines: (a) a little general background of the study, (b) state of the art (a brief literature review study) of similar previous studies, to justify the novelty of this article (there must be a reference to a journal in the last 10 years), (c) gap analysis or novelty statement, different from the previous research, (d) problems and / or hypotheses if any, (e) approach to problem-solving (if any), (f) expected results or Research objectives in the article.
The work procedure of the research is written so that the experiment or research can be repeated with the same results.
Contains the description: (a) the data presented has been processed in a table or figure (choose one), give information that is easy to understand, (b) in the discussion section, it explains the relationship between the results obtained and the basic concepts and / or hypotheses, ( c) whether there is compatibility or conflict with the results of other people's research; (d) it is also advisable to write about the implications of the results of both theoretical and applied research.
A brief and clear description of (a) sufficiently answering the problem or research objective (don't discuss again); (b) is a conclusion from the author logically and honestly based on the facts obtained; (c) implications or suggestions may be added (not required). It should be written in paragraph form, not in the form of item list/numbering. If forced to have item list/numbering, remain in paragraph form.

(8.1) The reference system used by Izumi's journal is APA 6 ”format (American Psychological Association). (a) Standard format according to bibliography standards, do not mix; (b) the updating of reference libraries especially those used to justify originality or novelty (last 10 years), a minimum of 15 references is recommended; (c) overriding the reference library literature (minimum 80% of the primary literature). Included in the "primary literature" are journal articles; proceeding article; books/chapters of research results; thesis/ dissertation; and others that are primary. All sources referred to in the article text must be included in the bibliography, and vice versa everything written in the bibliography must be referred to in the article text; (d) it is recommended to use reference manager applications such as Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote, and so on.





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.

Copyright Notice

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to IZUMI: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya Jepang and Faculty of Humanities, Diponegoro University as publisher of the journal.


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