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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Submissions must be original work and have never been  previously  published.  Research  manuscripts are preferred. This should be proved by sending the Author’s Statement through Supplementary  Files  in  Open  Journal  Systems  (OJS).  The chief editor will not process  the author’s submission (whether in e-mail or OJS submission menu) unless this  statement  letter  is  attached. klik here for the Author’s statement letter. 


  • Is written in English.
  • Avoids uppercase applied in the whole letters.


Abstract consists of 150-200 words, written in one paragraph, continued by keywords. The abstract contains background, writing purposes, methods, result, and conclusion. Submissions from research must include the research method and output. Abstract and keywords are written in two languages, English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Manuscript content

Manuscript content includes the introduction, research method, results and discussion, conclusion, and references. A sub-chapter on Literature Review is unnecessary.

  • Relevant to the need for learning processes in the social and political sciences and humanities


  • Closely related to or relevant with the authors’ mastery background, either theoretical writing,

methodological writing, research summary, or scientific book review.

  • Considering the content objectivity and scientific rules.
    • The editors consider 5000-8000 words to be the preferable article length. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8000 words, including text, all tables and figures, notes, and appendices intended for publication. A manuscript that exceeds the 8000-word limit will be returned without review.

 Writing technique

  • Within the manuscript body, avoid using dot points, alphabetizing, or numbering as follows: 1) ...........

2) ...........

This model of writing is preferred: 1) ................, 2) ..............

  • Manuscript written in essay format, no numbering between chapter or part is allowed.
  • The table and graph should be referred in the discussion.
    • Make the tables or graphs as straightforward as possible. The table should contain table number, title, note, and information if needed (below the table to explain abbreviation in the table). Use only horizontal lines, and vertical lines are not allowed.
    • Use running note instead of footnote or endnote; for example:

...... (Eveleth & Tanner 1990:10, Kennedy 1993).

...... (Abolfotouh et al. 1993).

...... (Boas 1896 in Martin 1928).

  • Avoid journal name abbreviation in referencing.
  • Instead of using points, conclusion is written in paragraph format.
  • Reference uses “name-year” system (JSD Style), accordance with alphabetical family name.
    • In reference, mention all author’s name (not et al.); for example:


Aboulfotouh M, Abu-Zeid H, Badawi I, & Mahfouz A (1993) A method for adjusting the international growth curves for local use in the assessment of nutritional status of Saudi pre- school children. Journal of Egypt Public Health Association 68:687-702.

Hawking S (2000) Professor Stephen Hawking’s website. [Accessed 9 May 2002]. http://www.

Kennedy P (1993) Preparing for the Twenty-First. London: Harper Collin Publisher. Kennedy P (2000) The New Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


  • The author’s name should be spelled consistently. An academic degree is not necessary.
  • The author fully responsible for manuscript content.
  • Attaching Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Author’s Statement Letter in Supplementary Files.
  • Submission must be adjusted with this journal referencing style (reference citing, footnote using, systematics, illustration, table, etc.).
  • Submitting the manuscript (in English) and abstract (in English and Bahasa Indonesia). The manuscript typed by MS Word, font type is Times New Roman, spacing 1 in 15-20 pages of A4 paper.
  • Signing an author’s statement letter stating that submission is not under consideration or peer- reviewed or accepted for publication or in the press or published elsewhere. The manuscript should not be submitted to another journal during the review process by Jurnal Sosiologi Dialektika  reviewers.
  • Signing a statement letter stating that submission is plagiarism-free and fully obeying the citing rules (the author did not copy-paste, but paraphrase).
  • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Open Journal Systems (OJS):
  • After the article has received the agreement to be published, authors are requested to contribute to the journal’s maintenance and development.



  • Editor reserves the right to edit the articles without changing the content and authors’ idea.
    • Editor will return non-proper article.

Referencing Style JSD

Archive or special collection manuscript

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title [material type]. Collection, shelfmark. Library, City, County.

Colvil SC (1680) The Mock poem, I-II [manuscript]. Brotherton Collection, MS Lt Leeds University Library, Leeds, West Yorkshire.


Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title of blog entry. Date blog entry written. Title of Blog. [Date accessed].

Newton A (2007) Newcastle toolkit. 16 January 2007. Angela Newton: Blog. [Accessed 23 February 2007].

Book (printed, one author or more)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title. City of publication: Publisher.

Adams AD (1906) Electric Transmission of Water Power. New York: McGraw.

Dym CL, Little P, Orwin EJ, & Spjut RE (2009) Engineering Design: A Project-based Introduction (3rd ed). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Book (printed, with and editor)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (ed) (Year) Title. City of publication: Publisher. Crandell KA (ed) (1999) The Evolution of HIV. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

Census statistics

Depositor. (Year) Title [computer file]. ESRC/JISC Census Programme, Census Data Support Unit, University in which the unit is based.

Badan Pusat Statistik (2000) Surabaya dalam Angka, Tahun 2000. Program PPM, Unit Sensus (Institut Teknik Surabaya).

Office for National Statistics (2001) Census: Standard Area Statistics (England and Wales) [computer file]. ESRC/JISC Census Programme, Census Dissemination Unit, MIMAS (University of Manchester).

Chapter in a book (printed)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Chapter title. In: Initial(s) Family Name of Editor(s) (eds). Title of book. City of publication: Publisher. Page number of your quotation.

Coffin JM (1999) Molecular Biology of HIV. In: KA Crandell (ed). The Evolution of HIV. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. 24-35.


Title (Year) [CD-ROM] City of publication: Publisher.

Who’s who 1897-1998 (1998) [CD-ROM] London: Oxford University Press.

Conference papers and proceedings

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title of paper. In: Editor(s) of conference proceedings if known. Title of conference, date of conference, location of conference. Place of publication: Publisher. Page number(s).

Robertson J (1986) The economics of local recovery. In: The Other Economic Summit, 17-18 April 1986, Tokyo. London: The Other Economic Summit, 5-10.

Dance (live performance)

Choreographer (Premiere date) Title. [Date seen and where].

Ashton F (1940) Dante Sonata, The Royal Ballet [performance viewed 10 July 2004, Lincoln Centre, New York].

Dance (video)

Director/Producer (Year published or first transmission) Title of video or programme [type of medium e.g. video], Production company or Publisher [further details to identify dance works].

Lockyer B dir.  (1979)  Sadler’s  Wells  Royal  Ballet  [video for television transmission],  BBC  TV. In association with R.M. Productions Munich [Les Patineurs, Ashton; Pineapple Poll, Cranko].


Title (Year) [DVD] Directed by. City of publication: Publisher.

Saving Private Ryan (1998) [DVD] Directed by Steven Spielberg. USA: Paramount Pictures.

E-book (from the internet)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title. City of publication: Publisher. [Date accessed].

McRobbie A (1998) British fashion design: Rag trade or image industry? London: Routledge. [Accessed 31 May 2006]. =0203168011.

Electronic discussion group

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title. Date added. Available from: Discussion group title. [Date accessed].

Cranshaw L (2001) Nature license for 2001 and beyond: Can your institution afford it? 6 February 2001. Available from: List e-journals. [Accessed 21 March 2002].


Family Name INITIAL(S) Title [online] Message to: Recipient. Date sent. [Date accessed]. Personal communication.

Pritchard S Your request for Information about ISO Standards. [online]. Message to: Margaret Morrison. 18 February 2005. [Accessed 3 March 2005] Personal communication.

Encyclopedia (entry)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title. In: Encyclopaedia name. Edition (if relevant). Place of publication: Publisher.

Crystal D (2007) Medical science. In: The Penguin Concise Encyclopaedia. (3rd ed). London: Penguin.

Film or video

Title (Year) Material designation. Subsidiary originator (director is preferred). Production details. Place: Organisation.

Chicken Run (2000) Animated film. Directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. Bristol: Aardman.

Film transcript

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title [Location of transcript]. City.

Cobban W & Cameron B (1998) Mountie: Canada’s mightiest myth [National Film Board of Canada documentary transcript]. Montreal.

Government departmental circular (UK)

Nation. Office, Department (Year) Title. Circular distributed: Date. Office: City.

Great Britain. Home Office, Lord Chancellor’s Department and Department of Health (Undated). Child witness pack. Circular distributed 10 May 1993. Home Office: London.


Originator (Year) Title. Material type, location.

Gosse S (1912) The garden, Rowlandson House. Etching and aquatint, London: British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings. Register number 1915-27-41.

Image (online)

Originator (Year) Title of image [online]. [Date accessed].

Newry Institute (2002) Current student [online]. [Accessed 4 December 2002].


Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) [Personal communication] Date interview conducted. Schaie K (1993) [Personal communication] 18 April.

 Interview (recording)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Interview with the author on Date. City [Cassette recording in possession of author].

Smuts D (1987) Interview with the author on 4 August 1987. Cape Town [Cassette recording in possession of author].

Journal article

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title of article. Journal title. Volume (issue number): page number of your quotation.

Walker JR (1998) Citing serials: Online serial publications and citation systems. Serials-Librarian 33 (4):343-356.

Journal article (electronic)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title of article. Journal title Volume (issue number). [Date accessed] page number of your quotation.

Royall CP, Thiel BL, & Donald AM (2001) Radiation damage of water in environmental scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Microscopy 204 (3):185-198. [Accessed 20 April 2017]. https://doi. org/10.1046/j.1365-2818.2001.00948.x.

Law report

Law reports do not form part of the Harvard system of citations, the examples below are accepted ways of referencing law reports.

If the year is crucial to identify the report, enclose it in square brackets e.g. Parties in the case [Year] Abbreviation of law report Page.

Jones v. Smith [1934] All ER 123.

If the law report has a volume number, and so the year is not crucial to find the case, enclose the year in round brackets e.g. Parties in the case (Year) volume number Abbreviation of law report Page. R v Williams (1992) 2 WLR 321.

Lecture notes

Family Name INITIAL(S). (Year of presentation) Lecture title. Lecture notes distributed in the topic module code (capitalised) title of module. Teaching organisation, the location on date.  Voltmer K (2006) Politicians and the press: Models of Interaction. Lecture notes distributed in the topic COMM5610 Politics and the Media. Leeds University, Man-Made Fibres Building on 17 April.


Originator’s Surname INITIAL(S) (Year) Title, scale. City: Publisher.

Mason J (1832) Map of the countries lying between Spain and India, 1:8,000,000. London: Ordnance Survey.


Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title [Medium] Available: Title of microform collection: reel number or fiche number.

Adson J (1621) Courtly masquing ayres, composed to 5 and 6 parts, for violins, consorts, and cornets [Microfilm] Available: Early English books, 1475-1640: 906:1.

Newspaper article

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title of article. Newspaper title, date, page number of your quotation. Webster B (2006) New speed camera puts more drivers in the frame. Times, 24 May, p.1.

Newspaper article (without author's name)

Newspaper (Year) Title of article. Newspaper title, date, page number. Jawapos (2008) Perguruan tinggi kelas Dunia dari Jatim, 18 Februari, p.5.

Newspaper article (online)

Hardcastle G (2015) The white rose of Yorkshire is still flying high in the cricket’, The Press, 18 June. [Accessed 19 June 2015]. pivotal_spell_for_Yorkshire/.

Newspaper (cartoon)

Cartoonist (Year) “Title of cartoon.” Newspaper title. Date, Page.

Bell S (2006) “The alleged al-Qaida threat to Los Angeles.” Guardian, 10 February, p.29.

Organization report

Organisation (Unpublished, year) Title. Report dated date.

NSPCC (Unpublished, 1988) NSPCC submission to the Home Office Advisory Group on the admissibility of video recorded interviews. Report dated 23 September 1988.


Artist (Year) Title, material type, measurements. Art Gallery, City.

Van Gogh V (1888) Sunflowers, oil on canvas, 92.1 x 73 cm. National Gallery, London.

Patents & patent applications

Name of Originator (Year) Title of patent document. Patent code. Patent number.

Phillip Morris (1981) Optical perforating apparatus and system. European patent application 0021165 A1. 1981-01-07.

Press release

Organisation (Year) Title. Press release, issued date.

NSPCC (1993) NSPCC launches justice for children campaign. Press release, issued 17 March 1993.

Sound recording

Originator (Year) Title. Place of publication and Name of publisher (separated by a colon). Ref No. Sound type medium. Length.

The Coasters (1958) Sorry but I’m gonna (sic) have to pass. New York: WEA International Inc. A4591C. Stereo Audiocassette, 3min.


Author of Standard (Year) Standard Number and Year (separated by a colon). Title of standard. Place of publication and Name of publisher (separated by a colon).

British Standards Institution (1990) BS5605:1990. Recommendations for citing and referencing published material. Milton Keynes: BSI.

Television advertisement

Company/Product (Year produced) Description of advert (duration). Television advertisement, channel. Screened dates.

Coca Cola (2006) Santa handing bottles of coke to a girl every year at christmas until she turns into a woman (30 secs). Television advertisement, ITV3. Screened 01/12/2006-25/12/2006.

Television broadcast

Series title and number and title of episode. Transmitting organisation and channel, full date and time of transmission.

Prison Break, Episode 210, Rendezvous. TV, Five, 2007 March 19. 22.00 hrs.

Theatre performance (devised production)

Family Name INITIAL(S)/Production Company (Year) Title, performer, director. International tour: Theatre company.

Odin Teatret (1990) The Castle of Hostelbro, perf. Julia VARNEY, dir. Eugenio BARBA. International tour: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium/ Teatro Tascabile.

Theatre performance (production of an authored play)

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title, director, theatre: theatre company. First performance: Date performance started.

Shakespeare W (1989) Pericles, Prince of Tyre, dir. David THACKER, The Swan in Stratford-upon- Avon, Warks: Royal Shakespeare Company. First performance: 6 September 1989.

Thesis or dissertations

Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title. Type of qualification, academic institution, city.

Gill MR (1997) The relationship between the physical properties of human articular cartilage and tissue biochemistry and ultrastructure. Thesis, University of Leeds, London. 

Unpublished documents

If unsure of the date, make a sensible guess and use a question mark. Family Name INITIAL(S) (Year) Title. Unpublished.

Fendell R (1985?) Training and management for primary healthcare. Unpublished.

Web page (with author)

Family Name INITIAL(S) Year. Title. [Date accessed].

Susie C (1992) At home in Siberia. [Accessed 21 April 2021].

Web page (no author)

Title of website (Year as appearing on site) [Date accessed].

Feminist Collections A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources (2002) [Accessed 9 May 2002].

Web page (organization as author)

Organisation (Year) Title of web. [Date accessed].

BBC News (2014) Lights out’ ends day of WW1 centenary commemorations. [Accessed 17 October 2012].


Wiki Name (Date) Title of article [online]. [Date accessed].

Wikipedia (2007) Socrates. [Accessed 23 January 2007]. Web: title=Socrates&action=history.

Youtube video

Screen Name (Year) Title [online]. [Date Accessed].

India Today (2021) CPI(M) vs BJP vs congress debate over Kerala political killings, assembly poll. [Accessed 21 April 2021].

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