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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; research reports and conceptual ideas.

3. Another suitable type of article is a book review.  Please note the following requirements for submitting book reviews:

  • 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 3000-7000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.

5. Articles should be in form of an essay which includes:

  • title (15-20 words),
  • author’s name (without any academic degree) with an e-mail address and institution’s name,
  • abstract (150-200 words for each) which includes research problems, methods, and results,
  • keywords (5-7 words),
  • author’s personal information and e-mail address,
  • introduction (without subsection, 2-3 pages) which includes background, objectives, methods, and literature reviews/ theoretical construct (if needed) of the research. The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed, 
  • discussion (consists of result of the study, written in the form of subchapter(s)),
  • conclusion (is a brief summary of findings and discussion. It is strongly recommended to 
    avoid mere repetitive statements from the previous sections) and
  • notes (if any), please include additional notes as part of an explanation of quotations or descriptions that cannot be included in the body section of article.
  • references. 

6. Reference list format is based on American Psychological Association (APA) style. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. We strongly recommend authors to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, etc. Herewith are some of the APA-based references format structure:

  • Printed book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher. For example Al-Qurtuby, Sumanto (2003). Arus Cina-Islam-Jawa: Bongkar Sejarah Atas Peranan Tionghoa dalam Penyebaran Agama Islam di Nusantara Abad XV dan XVI. Yogyakarta: Inspeal Ahimsa Karya Press.
  • Online book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx
  • Journal article in print: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Journal article online: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp. doi: xx.xxxx or Retrieved from journal URL. For example Puguh, Dhanang Respati, Rabith Jihan Amaruli, Mahendra P. Utama (2016). Strategi Adaptasi Ekonomi Nelayan Bugis Batulawang, Kemujan, Karimunjawa. Jurnal Sejarah Citra Lekha, Vol. 1 (1), doi. 10.14710/jscl.v1i1.11854.
  • Website article: Author, A.A. (Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL; Article title. (Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL. For the article from the website that does not provide author, please directly use this format: Retrieve URL, Date of Retrieved.
  • Newspaper in print: Author, A.A. (Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.
  • Newspaper online: Author, A.A. (Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL
  • Magazine article in print: Author, A.A. (Date of Publication). Article title. Magazine TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Encyclopedia: Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. XX, pp. XX). City, State of publication: Publisher.
  • Archive: please use publication title, No, Date of Issued. For example 1).  Staatsblads No. 48, 4 September 1888. 2). Verslag van de Handelsvereeniging te Medan (1920). Medan: Deli Courant.

7. The editor appreciates if authors excerpt information from previously published articles in JSCL.

8. Articles should be submitted in soft files using Microsoft Word application to the Online Submission page.


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.