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Author Guidelines

The author is obliged to register or login into the system. Article submission and publication are free of charge. Here are the guidelines for writing the manuscripts:

  1. All manuscripts are anonymously studied by reviewers appointed by the editor according to their expertise. The author is given a chance to revise the manuscript based on the reviewer’s or the editor’s recommendation/advice. The decision of publication or rejection will be informed through the author’s email address.
  2. The editor has the right to modify and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.
  3. Everything related to citing permission or computer software usage in writing the manuscript or any other things related to copyright done by the author, along with all its legal consequences, becomes the author’s full responsibility.
  4. An author whose manuscript is published will get a copy of the publishing proof. Unpublished manuscripts will be returned.
  5. The articles must be original and have never been published or are being submitted to another journal. The articles should be about Public Administration Science and written in Microsoft Word format. The manuscripts should be 3.000-5.000 words (doesn’t include references), using A-4 paper size, Times New Roman size 12. The articles should be written in Bahasa Indonesia.
  6. The manuscript must follow the IJPA's manuscript template.
  7. Format of Paragraph: indentation (left: 0; right: -0), spacing (before: 0; after: 6); Line spacing at 1,15 pt.
  8. Manuscript Title: the title of the article should be capitalized and placed in the center. The subtitles should be aligned to the left without numbering. The title of the paper is written brief with no more than 16 words and can represent the whole of the paper.
  9. Authors: the name of the author should be written without academic titles and placed under the title of the article, followed by the name of the institution and mailing address (email or phone number). If the manuscript is written by a team, all members of the team must be written. However, the editor only deals with the main author or whose name is in the first place.
  10. Abstract: this section is written in Bahasa Indonesia and English containing a summary of the paper including background, objectives, methods, research results, and main conclusions. Abstract containing research description without reference. The abstract should consist of a single paragraph containing 150 – 200 words.
  11. Keywords: keywords have to contain around 3 – 5 words. Keywords should refer to the research object, the root of the problem, and the method. Each keyword is separated by a semicolon (;).
  12. Introduction: the introduction must contain (sortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, and main research problems. , and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. They should be represented in the literature review to show the novelty of the scientific article.
  13. Theoretical Framework/Literature Review/Hypothesis: this section discusses a review of relevant journals, articles, books, and other sources used as the basis for the theoretical framework/concept/approach/model/hypothesis in this study. If necessary, the formulation of hypotheses is presented in this section. The formulated hypothesis must be based on adequate logic and supported by the results of previous research.
  14. Research Method: the research methods should elaborate on the method utilized in addressing the issues including the method of analysis. It should contain enough details allowing the reader to evaluate the appropriateness of methods as well as the reliability and validity of findings.
  15. Result and Discussion: the research result and discussion section contain results of the research finding and their ensuing discussions. The finding acquired from the results of the conducted research should be written with the supplementary support of adequate data. The research results and findings should be able to resolve or provide explanations to the question stated in the introduction.
  16. Conclusion: the concluding statement should contain a summary and suggestions. The summary should exemplify the answers provided to the hypothesis and/or research objectives or acquired findings. The summary should not contain repetition of research results and discussions, and it should instead contain a summation of research results and findings as expected in the research objective or hypothesis. The suggestions should present matters that will subsequently be conducted in relation to the research’s ensuing concepts.
  17. Table and Figure: tables and figures are typed in a single space and include titles, clear numbers, and sources. 
  18. Bibliography: all references cited in the text of the article should be written in the bibliography section using American Psychological Association (APA) style and using the reference management applications such as EndNote, Zotero, or Mendeley to arrange the bibliography. It should include references obtained from primary sources (consisting of scientific journals amounting to 80% of the entire bibliography) that have been published in the last 10 (ten) years. The remaining 20% may include research articles or research reports  (thesis, books, and other relevant publications).
  19. Citation: all the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as MendeleyEnd Note, or Zotero. The citation format is APA (American Psychological Association).


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.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


    Check each referred article for accuracy and make sure every quoted work in the article is written in References. Works that are not cited but mentioned in References will be omitted by the editor.

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     Book chapter
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