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Author Guidelines

About Writing Article
  1. Articles in the Journal Sospol comprise the original works of research results or critical analysis in the field of social and political sciences. The articles have not been published elsewhere in whole or in part and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. The author is researchers, practitioners, lecturers or experts who have expertise in Communication Science, Sociology, Governance, Social Welfare, and International Relations.
  3. The articles are written in Indonesian or English of 14-25 pages in length (4000-6000 words), typed on A-4 paper, with right and bottom border of 4 cm, upper and right border of 3 cm.
  4. Title
  • The title should reflect the content of the text. If the title is too long, it should be broken down into main headings and sub-headings.
  • The number of characters is 8 to 14 words
  1.  Author Identity
  • The author's name is listed without a title and given a footnote and the affiliation of the author's institution (without title), address, e-mail, and phone number of the institution / address who can be further contacted
  • If there are more than one authors, the names and emails address are written with the respective author's footnotes respectively
  1. Abstract
  • Consist of background, research objectives, methods used, and research results
  • Abstract of 100-250 words in length.
  • Indonesian and English abstract
  • Keyword of 3-5 words and be italic
  1. Systematics Writing consists of:
  • Introduction (Pendahuluan)
  • Review of Literature (Tinjauan Pustaka termasuk landasan teoritis)
  • Methods (Metode penelitian)
  • Results and Discussion (Hasil dan Pembahasan)
  • Conclusion (Kesimpulan)
  • Acknowledgements, are addressed to all people or parties involved or assist in the completion of research activities (if any)

       8. Citation writing in the form of direct quotations are written in 11-point font size, single-space and indented 1 cm from the left and right margin.

       9. Manuscript aimed to using 80% primary resources and currently 10 years publications. The author has to put URL. It is recommended to use Sospol journal article as the one of reference list.  

     10. Reference based on books, journals, working papers, statistical information from official websites, and mass media are written with American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition as citation and reference style format. It is recommended using a reference tool -Mendeley. 

      11. Tables, drawings and charts are headed by a number followed by a clear, descriptive title or caption and source is labelled under the figure. Tittle is upper of table/ chart, but the source of reference is above. Tables only use information in the row (across) not in the column (up and down) with 11-point font size and single-space.

      12. Make sure the tables and chart is editable used Ms Word and in the form of black and white colors. 

      13. Writing paragraph systematically avoid the use of dot points, aggregation, or sequential numbering downwards, such as

    1.................... 2.................... But use: 1)................, 2).................., or a)....................., b)..................


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. Author understand Publication Ethics. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (free plagiarism) and suitable with template
  2. The submission file is in Ms Word or RTF document file format. Ensure to remove identity and affiliations of author (blind review)
  3. Manuscript used 80% primary resources and currently 10 years publications. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is garamound font type. Citation style, figures, and tables are written based on author guidelines

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  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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