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Author Guidelines

A. Submissions must be original work and have never been previously published. Research manuscripts are preferred. It should be proved by sending Author's Statement through email or upload in Supplementary Files. The chief editor will not process the author's submission (whether in e-mail or OJS submission menu) unless this statement letter is attached. Author's statement letter is available in this link.

B. The Title is consists of 8-14 words which describe the article, it is written in two languages: Bahasa Indonesia and English, and avoids uppercase applied in the whole letters.

C. The Abstract consists of 150-250 words, written in one paragraph, continued by keywords. Abstract contains background, writing purposes, discussion, and conclusion. Submissions from research must include the research method and output. Abstract and keywords are written in two languages, Bahasa Indonesia and English.

D. Manuscript content:

  • Manuscript content contains these following part: Introduction, research method, results and discussion, conclusion, references. A sub-chapter on Literature Review is unnecessary.
  • Relevant with the need for learning processes in social and political sciences and humanities field.
  • Closely related to/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 4000-8000 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.

E. Writing technique:

  • Within the manuscript body, avoid using dot points, alphabetising, or numbering as follows: 

            1.         ...........

            2.         ...........

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

  • Manuscript written in essay format, no numbering between chapter/part is allowed.
  • Table and graph should be referred to in the discussion.  
  • Make the tables or graphs as simple 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; vertical lines are not allowed.
  • Use running note instead of footnote or endnote; for example:

            ...... (Eveleth & Tanner 1990:10; Kennedy 1993:145-149).

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

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

  • Avoid journal name abbreviation in referencing
  • Instead of using points, the conclusion is written in paragraph format
  • Reference uses "name-year" system, accordance with the alphabetical family name
  • In reference, mention all the 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].

Kennedy P (1993) Preparing for the Twenty-First. London: Harper Collin Publisher.

Kennedy P (2000) The New Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

F. For the Author:

  • Author's name should be spelt consistently. The academic degree is not necessary.
  • The author is fully responsible for manuscript content.
  • Attaching Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Statement Letter in Supplementary File.
  • Submission must be adjusted with this journal referencing style (reference citing, footnote using, systematics, illustration, table, etc.).
  • Submitting two copies of the manuscript (in Bahasa Indonesia or 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 a statement letter which state that submission is not under consideration or peer review 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 MKP reviewers.
  • Signing a statement letter which state that submission is plagiarism-free and fully obey 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 give a contribution to the journal's maintenance and development. 

G. For The Editor:

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

Referencing style for this journal follows Vancouver style, download this link.

Publication Notice

  1. There will be an official notification to the authors if their articles are accepted to publish in Jurnal Masyarakat, Kebudayaan dan Politik
  2. If revisions needed, authors should actively correspond with editors. The unreturned revisions or the revisions that submitted after the dateline will cause cancellation of publication.
  3. For manuscripts submitted after 20 July 2017, this journal charges the following author fees. Article Publication & Processing: Professor: IDR 1.500.000; Lecturer Non-professor: IDR 1.000.000; Students: IDR 250.000. If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.
  4. If authors wish to buy the printed version of the journal, authors should contact journal redaction through email to fill the pre-order form.


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 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, 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

1. Copyright of this journal is possession of Editorial Board and Journal Manager, by the knowledge of the author, while the moral right of the publication belongs to the author.

2. The formal legal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Atribusi-Non Commercial-No Derivative (CC BY-NC-ND), implies that publication can be used for non-commercial purposes in its original form (cannot be modified).

3. Every publication (printed/electronic) are open access for educational purposes, research, and library. Other than the aims mentioned above, the editorial board is not responsible for copyright violation.


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