Author guidelines


Manuscript Preparation

  1. Language

The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

  • Length of Paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 8,000 words and it should be written in MS Word, Times New Roman font.  Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins and it be submitted only in soft copy.

  • Title Page

The title page is a separated page before the text. It should include the following information:

Title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author’s Names and Affiliations:

Please indicate the given name, family name, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses clearly. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other pages.

Corresponding Author:

Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

  • Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 150-200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’).

  • Subdivision of the Article

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.

  • Table and Figures

Present tables and figures at the end of the article or in line with the text.

  • Inverted Names

In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

  • References Styles

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication. Please visit to learn more about APA style.

Examples of references writing are as follows:


Dalal, D. K., & Zickar, M. J. (2012). Some Common Myths About Centering Predictor Variables in Moderated Multiple Regression and Polynomial Regression. Journal of Organizational Research Methods, 15(3), 339–362.

Drumm, A. (2008). The Threshold of Sustainability for Protected Areas. BioScience, 58(9), 782–783.


Ali, J.A. (2005). Islamic Perspectives on Management and Organization. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.

Lheriau L. (2009). Precise regulation of microfinance. 2nd edition French Development Agency, 23-33.

Article in an edited book 

Kusmana, C. (2014). Distribution and current status of mangrove forests in Indonesia. In Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia: Status, Challenges and Management Strategies (pp. 37–60)