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Author Guidelines

Manuscript submission instructions

  1. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in both print and electronic media, and for ensuring that appropriate acknowledgement is included in their manuscript.
  2. The journal accepts a manuscript on the understanding that its content is original and that it had not been accepted for publication or review elsewhere. Once accepted for publication, copyright resides with the journal. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned. 
  3. Manuscripts must be submitted online at in MS Word format.
  4. Any enquiries should be directed to
  5. Authors are encouraged to utilize reference management application program e.g. Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero, or others.
  6. Authors are also responsible for online acknowledgement of the statement of ethical contributions to Politika: Jurnal Ilmu Politik.
  7. Authors should follow the journal's author guidelines.
  8. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. Please do not put author(s) name and institution(s) into manuscript.

Manuscript preparation

  1. The contents of the article is the result of empirical and theoretical research in political science, governance, and public policy research.
  2. The article is written either in Indonesian or English, one-column format (except the abstract) using letter Times New Roman size 12 pts, double space, A4 to as much as 4000-8000 words.
  3. Articles sent to the Editor via Politika's online submission system.
  4. The article submitted to Politika should contain more or less the following parts:
    • Title (capital letters, size 14 pts, maximum 15 words)
    • The author's name (with no academic degree, written underneath origin and their institutions or their email address)
    • Abstract (in English and / or Indonesian written one space and a maximum of 150 words)
    • Keywords (taken from the title or abstract)
    • Introduction (containing background, problems, goals, benefits, and review of the literature, without subtitles).
    • Methods (contains measures that are used to solve the problems including the language used, tools, evaluation and statistics to analyze the data).
    • Results and Discussion (containing the results of the activities carried out and discussion of results, Â writing portion of this section at least 2 pages).
    • Conclusions (this section contains conclusions and recommendations (optional), the conclusions contain answer to the problems raised, while containing only advice relating to the conclusion acquired).
    • Bibliography (only contains references cited and use APA 7 style).
    • Note: the titling of introduction, methods, results and discussion, and conclusion may be modified in relevance to the article's purpose as long as ordered systematically. 
    • Authors may modify the sub-title naming of "Introduction", "Methods", "Results and Discussions", and "Conclusion" with their own most suitable subtitle-sentence.
  5. Referrals / citations using the technique of brackets (name, year, and page).
  6. Pictures and images associated with the research findings are included in the article.
  7. Tables and Figures should be numbered (Arabic numerals) and titled, as well as given a clear explanation. The table title should be laid above the table, while the picture title is placed below the image.
  8. Bibliography is written sequentially in alphabetical order using APA 7 citation style.
  9. Bibliography derived from the journals, the Internet, and other sources is put in accordance with the applicable scientific predominance.
  10. All manuscripts are reviewed by the assigned reviewing partners.
  11. Full paper template can be accessed 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 double-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.

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 Politika: Jurnal Ilmu Politik journal and Master of Political Science Program, Department of Politics and Governance, 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. 

Politika: Jurnal Ilmu Politik journal and Master of Political Science Program, Department of Politics and Governance, 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 Politika: Jurnal Ilmu Politik journal are the sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.


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