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Author Guidelines

Submission and Author Guideline

Masalah-Masalah Hukum




A.  General Information

1.    Generally, article  should be written in with font: times new roman, font size: 12, single spacing,

2.    Each article should be accompanied by the following information:

a.     The title of the article, the title is written in Times New Roman, size: 14 pt, style: Bold, Centre and Uppercase, Maximum 14 words. Exclusively for research article, the article should be informed research identity in footnote format.

b.   The author’s name (write full name of the author without any qualifications), affiliation and institutional address, and email. That information should be written in small caps, starting with capital letters with single line spacing.


Aditya Yuli Sulistyawan

Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Diponegoro

Jl. Prof. Soedarto, SH , No. 1, Tembalang, Semarang


3.  The number of author could be more than 1 by adding comma ( , ). The correspondent author should be marked as “ * “. Corresponding author clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

4.  Research article should be between 10 and 12 pages, and for conceptual article should be between 7 and 10 pages. The number of pages included figures and tables.

5.  Abstract should be provided both in Bahasa and English with single spacing in one paragraph with 100-125 words. For abstract that written in English, The title should be written in bold and the content of the abstract should be written in italic style. For abstract that written in Bahasa, it should be written in sentence case.

6.   Keywords should be written immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum 3-5 words in lowercase with Times New Roman, font style: bold, alignment: justified.

7.   Wikipedia and personal blog are not allowed to be used as article sources


B.  Paper Format

This journal welcomes research article and conceptual article. Submission of an article implied that the work has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

1.        Research Article

The guideline for research article as follows:

A.    Introduction

Introduction should be clear and provide the issue to be discussed in the article. Introduction should be consist of the background, theory approach, state of the art, and gap analysis. At the end of the paragraph, the author should end with a comment on the significance concerning identification of the issue.

B.     Research Method

The research method should be written in descriptive in two paragraphs.

C.    Analysis and Discussion

This section is the most important section of the article. Contains the results of the object of study and should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work; avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

D.    Conclusion and Suggestion

The conclusion and suggestion may be presented in a short, which may stand alone or form a different section of a Analysis and Discussion section.

E.     References

References at the end of the article should be written in American Psychological Association 6th Edition. Please use Reference Manager Mendeley. All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of Bibliography, arranged alphabetically by author. References that may be referred is all the publications in the last 10 (ten) years, except for certain references that have not been re-published/ the composition of the Bibliography should be 80% of national and international journal, thesis, and proceedings; 20% of the Bibliography is from books or others except Wikipedia and personal blog.


2.      Conceptual Article

The guideline of conceptual article as follows:

A.    Introduction

B.     Result and Discussion

C.     Conclusion

D.    References

C.  Quotations

For direct quotation with more than 4 lines should be in a separate paragraph with left indentation 1,27 cm, justified, and use single line spacing.

D.  Bibliography

The bibliography should be written in the end of the articles, titled “Bibliography”, written in Times New Roman 12, single spacing and indent on the second line of each bibliography. If the sources are varied, it should be put into groups:

1.      Legal documents

2.      Books

3.      Articles

4.      Website


Please useAmerican Psychological Association 6th Edition for bodynote and bibliography (mendeley), as sample below:

1.    One author

Author’s last name, author’s first name, year of publishing with (…), title of book (italic), city of publisher: publisher. Contoh:

Irianto, S. (2006). Memperkenalkan Studi Sosio Legal. Bandung: Yayasan Obor.

Rahardjo, S. (2006). Ilmu Hukum. Bandung: Citra Aditya Bakti.

2.    Two authors

Kusnardi Muhammad., & Saragih, B. (1994). Susunan Pembagian Kekuasaan Menurut Undang-Undang Dasar 1945. Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

3.    More than three authors or institution

    Bank Indonesia. (2016). Optimizing Macroprudential Policy to Support the Financial Stability. Jakarta: Bank Indonesia.

World Bank. (2006). Decentralization and Subnational Regional Economics-What,Why and Where. World Bank.

 4.  Journal Article

Author’s last name, author’s first name, published time, title of article, name of journal and edition, page cited.

Saraswati, R. (2014). Arah Politik Hukum Pengaturan Desa ke Depan (Ius Constituendum). Jurnal Masalah-Masalah Hukum, Vol.43(No.3), pp.313-321.

Samekto, A. (2010). Pembangunan Berkelanjutan dalam Tatanan Sosial yang Berubah. Jurnal Hukum Progresif, Vol.1(Issue:2), p.15.

Hayat. (2014). Korelasi Pemilu Serentak Dengan Multi Partai Sebagai Penguatan Sistem Presidensiil. Jurnal Konstitusi, Vol.11(No.3, September), pp.461-469, 271.

5. Proceeding Article

Hidayat, A. (2012). Negara Hukum Pancasila (Suatu Model Ideal Penyelenggaraan Negara Hukum). In Prosiding Konggres Pancasila IV:Strategi Pelembagaan Nilai-Nilai Pancasila dalam Menegakkan Konstitusionalitas Indonesia (pp.56–65). Yogyakarta: PSP Press Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Harkes, I. (1999). An Institutional Analysis of Sasi Laut, a Fisheries Management System in Indonesia. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Fisheries Co-Management (pp. 1–9). Netherlands: ICLARM.

6.  Chapter or other part of a book

Author’s last name, author’s first name, years of publication, title of article, editors name (if any), title of the book, page cited, place of publication and publisher.

Irianto, S. (2009). Praktik Penelitian Hukum:Perspektif Sosiolegal. In Shidarta. & S. Irianto (Eds.), Metode Penelitian Hukum Konstelasi dan Refleksi (pp. 297–315). Jakarta: Yayasan Obor. 

7.  Newspaper

Author’s last name, author’s first name, years of publication, month and date, title of the article, name of newspaper.

Sukirno. (2014, Januari 16). Diskriminasi Masyarakat Adat. Harian Kompas.

Surbakti, R. (2016, September 22). Sistem Pemilu dan Konsekuensi. Harian Kompas.

8.  Thesis

Hidayat, A. (2006). Kebebasan Berserikat di Indonesia: Suatu Analisis Pengaruh Perubahan Sistem Politik Terhadap Penafsiran Hukum. Universitas Diponegoro.

Roisah, K. (2013). Membangun Prinsip-Prinsip Perlindungan Hukum Kekayaan Intelektual Berbasis Kearifan Lokal (Studi Perlindungan Hukum terhadap Ekspresi Budaya Tradisional Indonesia. Universitas Diponegoro

9. Websites

Author’s last name, author’s first name, years of publication, title of the article, name of newspaper.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. (2016). Combating Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples. Retrieved from,accesed 15th April 2016.


E.  Main Headings of Article

Following main headings should be provided in the article while preparing. Main headings, sub-headings and sub-sub headings should be numbered in the article with the following example:










F.   Figures and Tables

The figures should be clearly readable and at least have a resolution of 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) for good printing quality. Table made with the open model (without the vertical lines).

Table 1. The Authority of The Judge

Column heading/name

Column A (t)

Column B (T)















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. All author have a valid email to be contacted and have submitted the latest curriculum vitae to editorial board.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Have followed the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review Conditions

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 Masalah Masalah Hukum journal (MMH) and Faculty of Law, Universitas Diponegoro as publisher of the journal. Copyright encompasses rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all form and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms, and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations. 

MMH journal and Faculty of Law, Universitas Diponegoro and the Editors make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in MMH journal are the sole responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.

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Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any materials, including photographs and illustrations, for which they do not hold the copyright and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgments are included in the manuscript.

Privacy Statement

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication (if article accepted for publication): 1500000.00 (IDR)

Authors are required to pay an article publishing fee of Rp. 1,500,000 (one million rupiah), which is done after the publication notification from journal management. Payments are made using a Virtual Account which will be informed to the author.