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Author Guidelines

The editor of JSCL welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:  

1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism.

2. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following; original report, conceptual idea, and book report.

3. Please note the following requirements for submitting book review:

  • books being reviewed should be newly published (within the last one year for books in Indonesian and two years for books in other foreign languages),
  • book reviews should be between 3-5 pages in length, and
  • a copy/scan of the book cover should be attached. 

4. Articles are written preferably in Indonesian and English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed 1,5 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 4,000-10,000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.

5. Articles should be in the structure includes:

Please note that, if the article written in Indonesian, abstract and keywords must be in English and Indonesian, but if the article was written in English then the abstract is only written in English.

The introduction contains (in sequence) a general background, a state of the art review, a statement of scientific novelty, and the problems. At the end of the introduction should be written the purpose of the article. For scientific purposes, there is no bibliographical that must be written here. It is manifested in the form of a state of the art to show the scientific novelty of the study.

The method can be written as independent sub-chapters if the article becomes the research result. This section is expected to expose sources that have been used. In the meantime, the method also can be included in the introduction section if the article written using literature studies or reflective works.

Results and Discussion
Results and discussion can be presented with a title that corresponds to the problem topic. The presentation of research results is accompanied by tables, graphs, photos, tables, or other forms. Subtitles that describe the results of research are written by following some principles as follows.
1. Written in chronological and systematic that described from beginning to end.
2. The facts arranged systematically on the basis of causal (causal), the facts of events (processes), and facts as a result. A process usually has multicausality or conditions that create a situation for the occurrence of events.

The conclusion illustrates the problem that has been formulated. The conclusion is not repetitive, but rather on the summary of the findings of the problems.

The record contains an explanation of the source that can not be included in the sidenote. In addition, this section also contains additional annotations from the content section.

All references referred to in the article text must be registered in the References section. The reference should contain sources, both primary and secondary sources. JSCL uses Chicago Author-Date Style for the citation and references. Please follow the guideline HERE. For the referral purposes, the editor recommended to the author for using a reference management application program such as Mendeley, EndNote or Zotero, or others.



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.