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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.
  • 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

Click To Download Author Guidelines of Palimpsest

A. 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. The Author’s statement letter is available in this link: StatementLetter_Palimpsest.

B. Title

  • Is written in two languages: English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Avoids uppercase applied in the whole letters.
C. Abstrak

Abstract consists of 150-350 words, written in one paragraph, continued by keywords. The 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, English and Bahasa Indonesia.

D. 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 field.
  • 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 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, 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, 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 preschool 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.

F. Author

  • 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 peerreviewed 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 Palimpsest: Journal of Information and Library Science 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.

G. Editor:

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

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