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Author Guidelines


Manuscripts written for JRK include research outcomes, field research or literary research and articles reflecting social, politics and government phenomena.


Manuscript is written in Indonesia or English. The writing system for research outcome is title, name of the writer, abstract with key words, Introduction, methods, Result and discussion, conclusion, and reference.


Manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on HVS Kuarto paper, around 15-20 pages in Cambria size 12 pts and 1 space.


Manuscript is to be submitted directly to the or by creating user account as an author in


Title of the article in Indonesian cannot exceed 15 words. Title of the article in English cannot exceed 12 words. The title is typed with a centered capital letter in 14 pts.


The name of the author is written without any academic degree, followed by the name of author’s institution, located under the title of the article. In case manuscript written by the team, the editor is only in contact with the main author or the first mentioned author. The main author must include his/her correspondence address or e-mail.


The abstract and keywords must be written in two languages (in Bahasa Indonesia and English). The length of each abstract is around 100-150 words, while the limit of key words is 3-5 words. The abstract, at the least, must contain the aim, method, and result of the research.


Tables and figures must have titles and have a clear number and sources, and be typed in single space. In case of pictures or figures, it is better to attach the white-black format.


The list of references only contains referred sources, and all referred sources must be mentioned on the list. Reference sources consist of, at the least, 80% printed literature published in the last 10 years. The reference sources in the form of research articles in a journal or in a research report (including undergraduate theses, master theses, dissertations, books, and other relevant publications).


All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z. for example (Zizek, 2010)


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


Bauman, Zygmunt. (1998), Modernity and Ambivalence, Cambridge: Polity Press

Anderson, B. (1983). Imagined Communities. London: Verso.

Book chapter

Fananie, Zainuddin. (2000). “Perspektif Ideologis dalam Sastra Indonesia” dalam Soediro Satoto (Ed.) Sastra: Ideologi, Politik, dan Kekuasaan editor. Surakarta: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta Press (hal. 13-28)

Barthes, Roland. (1992). “Unsur-unsur Semiologi: Langue dan Parole” dalam Panuti Sujiman dan van Zoest, (Eds.) Serba-serbi Semiotika. Jakarta; Gramedia, (hal. 80-88).

Article Journal

Lee, K. (2004). Reading and learning strategies: Recommendations for the 21st century. Journal of Developmental Education, 28(2), 2-15.

Article journal through website

Austin, D. (2009). Fatty acids, breastfeeding and autism spectrum disorder. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 5(1), 49-52. Retrieved from http://ojs/

Newspapers article

Fung, M. (2006, December 12). Asthma rates increasing. Winnipeg Free Press, pp. C4.

Newspaper article through website

Smith, G. (2012). Harris, M. (2011, August 16). Grades improve if classes start later, studies find. The Calgary Herald. Retrieved from


Buzan, T. (2007). Mind maps. Retrieved September 3, 2009, from

Document on website

TransCanada. (2006). Annual report. Retrieved from

Translation book

Mancusa, S., & Viola, A. (2015). Brilliant green: The surprising history and science of plant intelligence (J. Benham, Trans.). Washington, DC: Island Press.


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.


The editor has the right to modify and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.


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.


An author whose manuscript is published will get soft copies proof. Unpublished manuscripts will not be returned.


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.
  7. Bibliography and citations are conducted by using application reference such as mendeley, zotero, etc.

Copyright Notice

Copyright Notice

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