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Author Guidelines

The LOGOS accepts article drafts in the field of local government issues. Papers with following topics (but not limited to): Public Policy, Policy of City Management, Legislation Processes, Disaster Management, Social Movement, Conflict Management, Social Empowerment, and Local Elites of Political Party can be submited. Submitted manuscripts will go through an initial review by the editor-in-chief and be forwarded to two reviewers. The LOGOS applies double blind review practice. Thus, authors’ and reviewers’ identity are kept anonymous. Authors are welcome to submit name(s) of prospective reviewer(s).


I. Manuscript Format

The LOGOS accepts research and review articles and publishes articles in English language. Manuscripts that are submitted in Bahasa will not be considered for review process. For manuscript format, please refer to the following instructions:

Title of Paper

First Author, 1Next Author & 2Last Author

1Author Address

2Author Address


Abstract. Use 10 pt Times font for body of the text with one spacing between lines, and 12 pt spacing for the next heading. Left and right indent 0.5cm. Maximum length 200 words. The abstract should be written in both English and Bahasa.

Keywords: use 10 pt; lower case; italic; Times; write alphabetically in 5-10 words.


The section title use 12 pt, bold, Times, title case with 6 pt spacing to the body text. Use 11 pt Times for body of the text with one spacing between lines, 12 pt spacing between paragraph and 18 pt spacing for the next heading. To set the style, simply use this template and follow the instructions on section 2.

Style and Formatting

This template already set the style and formatting for the paper, so you can use those styles by choosing the style name on the Styles box as shown in the figure below:


The styles used in this paper are:

  1. Title, for paper’s title
  2. Author, for author’s name
  3. Address, for author’s address
  4. Abstract, for abstract
  5. Heading 1, for section title
  6. Heading 2, for sub section title
  7. Heading 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 for the next sub … sub-section title
  8. Text, for body text
  9. Equation and Enumeration
  10. Figure (or Gambar), for figure caption
  11. Table (or Tabel), for table caption
  12. Reference, for references
  13. Acknowledge, for References and Acknowledge header.


Section and Sub-section Title

Just type Heading 1 for section title, Heading 2 for sub section title, and Heading 3 for sub sub-section title. The number will set automatically.

Figures and Tables

All figures and tables should be centered and numbered consecutively.


Figure 1     Type Figure in style box. The caption should be typed in lower case. Choose center if the caption fit on one line.



Table 1       Summary of physical parameters.




























Maximum length of article is 20 pages including all pictures, tables, references, etc. All text is not more than 8000 words and not less than 6000 words.


Within the text, references should be cited by giving last name of the author(s) and the order year which is published in the reference as:

Whitson [2016] has studied ….

Note that in the case of three or more authors, only the last name of the first author is cited and the others are denoted by et al. The same rule is also hold for header title in even page.

Use the same typeface as the body of the text for the references, or just type Reference in style box. Examples are:

[1]            Brown, L. A., Title of paper, Name of Journal 5, 1-5 (1998).

[2]            Brown, L. A., Williams, A. & Rogers, B., Title of paper, Name of Journal 8, 20-25 (1999).

[3]            Brown, L. A., Williams, A. & Rogers, B., Title of book, ed. 2, Publisher (1997).

[4]            Phillipe (ed), Title of paper, Name of Proc., Publisher (1998).

[5]            Name of the author(s) (if available), Title of paper (if available), Organization, website address, (1 April 1999).


Manuscript Content

The contents of the paper should be in the following order:

  1. Title of Paper
  2. Author names and affiliation
  3. Abstract
  4. Body of the text:


Literature Review,


Result and Discussion,


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. References

Three copies of articles are sent to our Journal. Article is written on one side of good quality of A4 papers.


If necessary you can type your acknowledgement here.


II. Submission

Manuscript is to be submitted through the Open Journal System ( First-time author is required to register to the system ( Recurring author should log in to the system and follow submission instruction.


Author is required to upload two files into the system:

  1. One file in word format containing: title, abstract and keyword first in English and then in Bahasa, the full content of the article and reference list. Please upload this file on the second step of submission (“Step.2 Uploading the Submission”).


  1. One file in word format containing: title, author name, affiliated institution, and correspondence in the form phone number and email (institution email and private email). Please indicate the name of the corresponding author. Please upload this file on the fourth step of submission (“Step.4 Upload Supplementary Files”).


  1. Manuscript Sequence


  1. Author’s full name without academic or other title
  2. Author's affiliation and email for correspondence.
  3. Abstract in English and Bahasa.
  4. Keywords in English and in Bahasa, with 3-5 keywords. Keywords are sorted from most important.
  5. Font type: Times New Roman. Font. Size 12 pt. Single space. Paper size: A4 with margin of 2 cm all sides. Number of pages does not exceed 25 pages including references. Script editing for all parts of the manuscript (including tables, figures and mathematical equations) is made in a format that can be edited by an editor. Editors may request data used to develop for editing.


  1. Page number is placed on the top right page. The first page of the article should not contain any page.
  2. Numbers are written in text when it is a single digit number (one to ten), and written in numerical when it is two or more digits (example: 24, 150). Exception is used when numbers are in tables or a list and when used in the unit or quantity of mathematics, statistics, or technical, for example a four-day, 5 miles, 25 years old.


  1. Percentages and decimals for technical use can use the symbol (%) and (.).
  2. Tables and pictures placed on separate pages and placed at the end of the text. Each table or figure is numbered along with a complete title indicating the contents of tables or graphics.


  1. Reference to any table or figure must exist in the text.
  2. The Research Article follows below structure:
    1. Title
    2. Author(s) and their affiliations
    3. Abstract and keywords (in English, then in Bahasa)
    4. Introduction
    5. Literature Review
    6.  Method
    7. Result and Discussion
    8. Conclusion
    9. Reference
    10. The Review Article follows below structure:
      1. Title
      2. Author(s) and their affiliations
      3. Abstract and keywords (in English, then in Bahasa)
      4. Introduction 
      5. Discussion
      6. Conclusion
      7. Reference

 The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

Abstract:   at least consisting of: objective (or purpose), methods, results, and conclusion which are written in sequence with a solid and concise.

Body:  regular article consists of: Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusion. Literature studies are suggested to be part of the state of the art contained in Introduction. However, it can be adjusted according to the style of the journal in question.

Introduction:  consists of at least the description of the problem, state of the art, gap analysis, and purpose. The hypothesis, study implications, and study contributions can be added afterwards (optional).

Literature Review: elaborate on earlier studies with similar topics / research titles and author positions.

Methods: contains research design, data collection techniques, research instruments and data analysis methods.

Results and Discussion:  must consist of “what” (findings), “why” (findings justification), and “what else” (what are the findings of earlier studies for comparison).

Conclusions: should be made as short as possible and only answers the research problems based on the findings obtained. Furthermore, there are limitations to research and recommendations for subsequent related studies.

References: consists of at least 15 references in the last 10 years, of which at least 80% of them in the form of a journal article quality. The rest in a row according to its virtue; in the form of proceedings, book chapter, and textbook articles.

-References must have used a reference manager (Endnote, Mendeley, etc.).

V. Documentation Reference:

Papers referred to should use author-year format that refers to the paper in the reference list.


  • • In the text, the work referenced in the following way: last name / family of the author and year in parentheses. Example (Andi, 1984), two authors (Andi and Clark, 1984). more than two authors (Andi et al, 1984), more than two references (Andi, 1984; Cipta, 1990), two or more writing by an author (Andy, 1984; 1990).


  • • Reference writings are the work of institutional as much as possible should use acronyms or abbreviations as short as possible. Example: (Committee SAK-IAI, PSAK28, 1984).




Reference Style

Each manuscript must include a reference list (References) which only works referenced. Things that should be considered in writing the bibliography is


  1. author's name is preceded by writing a last name or family name
  2. arranged alphabetically
  3. No mention the pages.

writing done with a system dependent clause




Bromley, Daniel W. 1989. Economic Interest and Institutions, the Conceptual Foundation of Public Policy. New York: Basil Blackwell.

Senge, Peter M. 1990. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York:


____. 1994. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. New York:


Description: If there is more than one written by an author, is not necessary to write the name again, simply draw a line along the four hits

Laws and Regulations:

Republik Indonesia. Ketetapan MPR No. II/MPR/1998 tentang Garis-Garis Besar Haluan Negara.

____. Undang-Undang No. 7 Tahun 2004 tentang Sumber Daya Air, Lembaran Negara Tahun 2004 Nomor

32. Journal:

Chotim, Erna E dan Yulia I. Sari. 1999. Krisis: Peluang bagi Usaha Kecil?. Jurnal Analisis Sosial. Vol. 4 No. 1

(Januari). Hardjosoekarto, Sudarsono. 1993. Perubahan Kelembagaan: Teori, Implikasi, dan Kebijakan Publik.


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.

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  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
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