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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:

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. 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.

6. The citation is required to write down for the reference section. The citation is written in the text by means of the author's name, year, and page number (Rochwulanigsih, 2012: 12). Notes (Endnote) are still used to place annotations on archives and captions that may not be accommodated in the text.

The article or books with more than two authors, then it should be written by the first author's name followed by "dkk." or "et al." (Rochwulaningsih, dkk., 2013: 2). All referenced in the text must be registered in the reference section, and vice versa, all written in the references should be referred to in the text (Rinardi,, 2008: 4).

7. Reference list format is according to 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: "Article Title". Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.
  • Newspaper online: "Article Title". Newspaper Title, retrieved from newspaper homepage URL.
  • Magazine article in print: Author, A.A. (Date of Publication). "Article Title". Magazine, pp.-pp.
  • Encyclopedia: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Entry Title. In Encyclopedia Title. City, State of publication: Publisher.
  • Archive: please use Publication Title, No, Date of Issued. For example Staatsblads No. 48, 4 September 1888. 

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.

Author may download the article template here.


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.