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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Single space text; use font 12; use italics, not underscores (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in the text at the appropriate point, not at the end.
  • The file should be submitted along with Copyright Transfer Agreement.

Author Guidelines

  1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication or being considered for publication elsewhere.
  2. Articles suitable for publication including; the result of the analysis, research reports, conceptual ideas, application of specific theory.
  3. Articles can be written in English using academic style along with standard academic writing systematization. Articles must be typed in 1.5 space with approximately 6000-8000 words in length. The details as follow:
    • The title must represent the content of the article. State the title as clear as possible and it should be no longer than 20 words. The details should be noted: capitalize the first and last words, and all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinating conjunctions (if, because, that, etc). Lowercase articles (a, an, the), coordinating conjunction, and prepositions (regardless of length) the 'to' in infinitives and the word 'as' in any function is lowercase. If the titles contain direct quotations, the headline-capitalization style described above should be imposed. Like the following example: "We All More Like Brutes than Humans": Labor and Capital in the Gold Rush. If the title contains any non-English language including Bahasa Indonesia, French, German, Arabic, and others, capitalize letter of the title and subtitle and all proper nouns.
    • Author’s name (without academic degree) followed by institution and e-mail.
    • Abstract in English and Bahasa Indonesia (approximately 150-250 words each) which includes research problems, theory, methods, and results.
    • Keywords both in English and Bahasa Indonesia maximum 5 words each which represented articles best.
    • Introduction which includes background, objectives, theory, methods, and literature review. The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items be discussed,
    • Result and Discussion,
    • Conclusion,
    • Acknowledgement (optional),
    • References
  1. The articles must be free from any practice of plagiarism maximum 24%. Thus the articles must contain certain types of quoting style to refer to the works cited by the authors:
    • In-text citation (enclosed in parentheses), which appear in the body articles, should contain the author's surname, the date, and the pages cited:

 (Jassin, 1984) is used for works by one author.

 (Budiman & Heryanto, 1995) is used for works by two authors.

 (Foulcher et al., 2002) is for works by three or more authors, only the surname of the first     author is used, followed by ‘et al’.

(Siegel, 1998: 173) is used when the idea refers to a direct quotation or fact on a particular page.

    • Personal communication, such as direct interview or mediated interview (telephone conversations, e-mail messages, and non-archived letters) are identified as “personal communication”:

(M. Klokke, personal communication, June 14, 2010).

    • Newspaper and popular magazine articles may be in the text only, without a corresponding reference antry as long as the periodical title, date, article title (and page number (s) in the case of magazine articles) are provided:

Sastra sufi merupakan … (Hadi, 2003).

    • Online sources required an access date if no publication date is provided.
  1. Pictures, graphics, and tables can be included in the body articles with requirements as followed:
    • The picture is not blurred if it is zoomed for the size of magazine or fits with the A4 paper with maximum size 5mb.
    • Pictures and graphics background by the color white.
    • All pictures, graphics, and tables must be numbered and captioned. An example of a caption is as follow:

Figure 1: The author with unidentified friend, 2015.

Figure 2: The author posed for this picture with an unidentified friend in 2015.

Figure 3: Noam Chomsky at Political Rally, 1971. “Mengenang John Allan Cameron Archives”, Universitas Florida, Garres Ville.

Figure 4: “Religion” drawing by Hugh Ferries (2015).

  1. The reference section at the end of the articles provides full bibliographic information for all work cited in the text. Works that are not cited should not be included in this section. The Editor strongly recommends using Mendeley or Zotero (Chicago Style) for References and are arranged alphabetically by authors, then chronologically in ascending order. The editorial board strongly suggests that the references included in the text must contain at least 75% of articles published in the last 10 years and 25% of primary books and others which are relevant to a research as the writing of the references as followed:


Sweeney, Amin. 1987. A Full Hearing: Orality and Literacy in the Malay World. California: University of California Press.

Chapter in a collection

Nilan, Pam, et al. 2016. “Contemporary Indonesian Youth Transitions: Trends and Inequalities”. In Kathryn Robinson (Ed.), Youth Identities and Social Transformations in Modern Indonesia (pp. 23–46). Leiden: BRILL.

Goldstein, Rebecca. 1987. “Exploitation in The West Bank”. In Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Middle East, Wallace Kunitz (Ed.), 31-37. Chicago: Univ. Chicago Press. 


Rivera, Jose Rivera. 1999. Serikat Buruh di Baja, California. Diterjemahkan oleh Will Moore Richman, VA: Univ. dari Richmond Press.

Multivolume works

Ryan, Michael, et al. (Eds.). 2011. The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (Vols 1-3). New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Multi author works

Peters, Harold, Mary Key Rogers, and Lawrence Burke. 1992. Why the Revolutions Stopped. Wilmington: Strong and Wills.

Gustafson, Albert., et al. 1985. If I were a Rich Man: Comparative Studies. Wilmington: Fore and Aft. (catatan: jika artikel ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia, 'et al.' diterjemahkan sebagai 'dkk.').

Journal Article

A’la, Abd. 2008. “The Genealogy Of Muslim Radicalism In Indonesia: A Study of the Roots and Characteristics of the Padri Movement”. Journal of Indonesian Islam 2 (2): 267-299.

Hadiati, E., Irwan Abdullah, and Wening Udasmoro. 2013. ”Konstruksi media terhadap pemberitaan kasus perempuan koruptor”. Al-Ulum 13 (2): 345–372.

Online journal article

Fawaid, Achmad. 2020. “Domestikasi Ruang Dalam Durga Umayi: Melampaui Nation, Menuju ‘Tubuh Politis’”. Suluk: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Dan Budaya 2 (1):1-13.

Mashuri, Mashuri, and Jauharoti Alfin. 2021. “Genealogi Wabah Dalam Cerita-Cerita Dewi Sekardadu: Kajian Sastra Pandemik”. Suluk: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Dan Budaya 2 (2):74-90.

Skripsi, thesis and dissertation

Thomas, Joe. 1992. “Eroticism and American Pop Art”. PhD diss., University of Texas, Austin.

Paper or presentation

Setiawan, Andry and Joesana Tjahjani. 2019. “A Claim against Destiny as Criticism of Javanese Philosophy in Indonesian Novel”. Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 1st Seminar and Workshop on Research Design, for Education, Social Science, Arts, and Humanities. SEWORD FRESSH 2019, April 27, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Gilmore, Donald. 1989. “What does Hermeneutics really mean in Art”,makalah yang dipresentasikan pada Pertemuan Tahunan Asosiasi Seni Perguruan Tinggi, Boston, 13 Februari.


Onyesoh, Joy. 2018, August 22. Author Interview [Personal communication].

Vasquez, Jay. 1995. Author Interview. Fairfax, 20 Februari.

Newspaper and popular magazine

Atikurrahman, Moh. 2015, Dec 27. “Menonton Sebagai Peristiwa Kultural”. Jawa Pos, hlm. 12

Unpublished or archived source

National Archives of Indonesia Collection: LAPAN 1950-2002.

  1. The authors must write one paragraph (not more than 200 words) of biography which explains briefly about the academic achievements, a short introduction, and also the other publication list. (note: it should be written in a different file than the text).
  2. Articles in the form of a book review are also accepted with the following requirements:
    • Books being reviewed should be newly published.
    • Books review should be between 3-5 pages.
    • Books being review should support the theme brought by the editorial board informed in the call for paper.
  1. All of the files must be in .doc or .docx.
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