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Author Guidelines

1. Introduction

KIRYOKU: Jurnal Studi Kejepangan ( is a peer-reviewed journal (p. 2599-0497, e-issuance 2581-0960) that publishes scientific articles on all matters related to Japan, especially in the fields of literature, language, and Japanese culture. Articles published in KIRYOKU journal cover the results of original scientific research (top priority), scientific review articles that are new (not priority), or comments or criticisms of the writing in the KIRYOKU journal. KIRYOKU: Jurnal Studi Kejepangan is a journal published by The Applied Foreign Language of Vocational School, Diponegoro University. The KIRYOKU Journal accepts manuscripts or articles in Japanese literature, language, and culture from various national and international academics and researchers written in Indonesian and English.


The articles published in the journal KIRYOKU have gone through a review process by peer reviewers. The decision to accept or not accept a scientific article in this journal becomes the Editorial Board's right based on recommendations from peer reviewers.


2. Manuscript Title, Name, and Author's Address

The title of the manuscript, the author's name (without an academic degree), and the address of the author's affiliation are written in the middle on the first page below the manuscript title. The distance between the manuscript title and the author's name is two spaces, while the distance between the author's affiliate address and the abstract's title is one space.

Keywords need to be written to describe the problem under study and the main terms underlying the research. Keywords can be a single word or word combination. The number of keywords is 3 - 5 words. For articles written in Indonesian, write the translation of the manuscript title in English at the beginning of the English abstract text (see example above). These keywords are needed for computerization. The search for research titles and abstracts are easier by these keywords.

The Author or correspondence Author must be marked by an asterisk followed by a comma "*)" like the example above. At the bottom of the left column the first page/abstract. Must be written the responsible Author or Corresponding Author's email address (see example). Article revisions and final decisions will only be communicated by email to the correspondence writer.

Suppose more than one Author writes the authors' names separated by commas (,). If the Author's name consists of two words, the first word, the Author (first name), should not be abbreviated. If the Author's name consists of only one word, write the real name in one word, however in the online version (HTML), it will be written in two words that contain the same name (repeated) for indexing metadata (Camdali & Tunc, 2006; Fridman, 2008).


3. General Guidelines for Writing Manuscript Scripts

Manuscripts that have fulfilled the instructions for writing the KIRYOKU journal (in MS Word format, use the template for this article) must send in one of the following ways:

  1. Shipping manuscripts via e-mail to Editorial KIRYOKU Journal e-mail ( However, this method is not recommended.
  2. Upload the Online Submission System's manuscripts in the KIRYOKU E-Journal portal ( after registering as a Writer and Reviewer in the "Register" section. The second method is recommended because it will facilitate the processing and archiving of articles.

Instructions for submitting manuscripts online can be found in the Online Submit Instructions section below. Manuscripts that do not match the instructions for writing the KIRYOKU journal will be returned to the author before the review process continues.

The written manuscript must contain the following scientific article components (subtitles in order), namely: (a) Manuscript Title, (b) Author's Name (without title), (c) Author Affiliation Address, (d) Abstracts and Words Keys, (e) Introduction, (f) Research Methods, (g) Results and Discussion, (h) Conclusions, (i) Acknowledgments (if any), and (j) Bibliography.

Subtitles written in the article's contents (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions) must be numbered in a sequence of Arabic numeric sequences starting from the number one. Subtitles are written in bold with the Title Case format and arranged left flat without an underline. The subtitles are written in bold in "Sentence case" format and arranged evenly left, and use the level two numbering format.

Manuscripts can be written in Indonesian or English with a range of 6 - 15 pages, including images and tables. Manuscripts must be written according to this journal's template in the form of ready-to-print (Camera-ready). Manuscripts must be written with A4 text size (210 x 297 mm) and with the left margin format 25 mm, right margin 20 mm, bottom margin 20 mm, and top margin 30 mm. Manuscripts must be written in Times New Roman font with 12 pt font size (except article title, author name, and abstract title), one space spacing, and in a two-column format (except for article title, author's name, and abstract). The distance between columns is 10 mm.

Foreign words or terms are used in Italics. It is better to avoid using foreign terms for Indonesian-language articles. The new paragraph starts 10 mm from the left boundary, while there is no space between paragraphs. All numbers are written in Arabic numbers, except at the beginning of the sentence.

Tables and Images are placed in a text group after the table or image referred. Each picture must be given a picture title (Figure Caption) at the bottom of the image and numbered with Arabic numerals followed by the image's title. Each table must be given a table caption and numbered in Arabic numerals above the table, followed by the table title. Images must be printed clearly (font size, resolution, and line size must be sure to be printed clearly). Images and tables and diagrams/schemes should be placed according to the column between groups of text, or if it is too large, it should be placed in the middle of the page. Tables may not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are permitted but only those that are important.


4. Guidelines for Writing the Manuscript Script


The article writing criteria for Kiryoku 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 Kiryoku's journal writing instructions can be sent via the Kiryoku journal editorial email: cc: or directly submit them to after registering as a writer and reviewer in the "Register" section. Manuscripts that do not comply with Kiryoku'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 one space spacing, MS Word format.


Articles are written in Indonesian, English, or Japanese.


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 article's title is written briefly, showing precisely 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
Faculty of Humanities, Diponegoro University



Abstracts are written in English, in italics (12 pt - Italic), and the maximum number of words is 200. Keywords are 3 - 5 words. The format left margin 30 mm and right margin 20 mm, one 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 ten years), (c) gap analysis or novelty statement, different from the previous research, (d) problems and hypotheses if any, (e) approach to problem-solving (if any), (f) expected results or Research objectives in the article.
The research's work procedure 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 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 precise description of (a) sufficiently answering the problem or research objective (do not 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 Kiryoku: Jurnal Studi Kejepangan 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 ten 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 articles; 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 is 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, Etc; (e) Please ensure that author cited one international journal and at least one (1) article published in Kiryoku Journal

  1.  Shipping manuscripts via e-mail to Editorial KIRYOKU Journal e-mail ( However, this method is not recommended.
  2. Upload the Online Submission System's manuscripts in the KIRYOKU E-Journal portal ( after registering as a Writer and Reviewer in the "Register" section. The second method is recommended because it will facilitate the processing and archiving of articles.


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 (explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Word Perfect 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, 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, the article's copyright shall be assigned to KIRYOKU: Jurnal Studi Kejepangan, The Applied Foreign Language department Vocational School, Diponegoro University as the publisher of the journal.


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