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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must submit only online, proceeds are totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. Electronic submission reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and reduces the time of submission to publication.

You have to use Satwika template to prepare your article. Satwika accepts research manuscripts which have not been published and are not currently in the process of scientific publication elsewhere. The manuscript texts are written in English or bahasa Indonesia. The main text of a manuscript must be submitted as a Word document (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Journal templates can be downloaded at the journal website. 

The manuscript well-typed in a single column on A4 size paper, use 12 pt of Times New Roman. The manuscript contains an original work and has potentially contributed to the highly scientific advancement. Minimum number of words is 5000

The manuscript should contain the following section in order:

a. Title

The title should describe the main content of article, be informative, concise, be accurate, unambiguous, specific, not too wordy (12-14 words only), does not contain formulas, and infrequently-used abbreviations. This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should and complete. The title describes the conducted research, Cambria, Font size 20, single line spacing, 0 pt after spacing.

b.   The author  name

A full name without academic degrees and titles, written in capital letters. Manuscript written by groups needs to supplemented by complete contact details use 11 pt of Cambria.

c.   Name of affiliation for each author

The author name should be accompanied by complete affiliation address and corresponding email use use 10 pt of Cambria.

d.   Abstract

Abstract, which comprised of approximately 250 words, provides a brief description of research problems, aims, the method used,  results, and conclusion. 3 to 5 keywords must be written to describe the research scope observed as well as the main terms undergirding the research. These keywords can be single and/or combined words. Cambria, Font size 10, single line spacing, 0 pt after spacing. Key words: Written in Bahasa Indonesia and English, written alphabetically.

e.   Introduction

The introduction must be written in single line spacing. The introduction comprises of: (1) background, 2) novelty, 3) literature review, 4) research gap, 5) research aims/purposes, 6) research contribution.

This section is written for a maximum of 20% of the total article section. All referenced sources must be listed in the bibliography.

According to Armagan (2014), the introduction section comprises the first portion of the manuscript, and it should be written using the simple present tense. Additionally, abbreviations and explanations are included in this section. The main goal of the introduction is to convey basic information to the readers without obligating them to investigate previous publications and to provide clues as to the results of the present study (references should be selected from the updated publication with a higher impact factor, traceable, and prestigious source books). To do this, the subject of the article should be thoroughly reviewed, and the aim of the study should be clearly stated immediately after discussing the basic references.

This template format was made in MS Word (.doc) which then been saved in Rich Text Format (.rtf) and can be downloaded in It enables the authors to prepare their manuscripts which meet the Satwika conditions properly.

The body articles must be written in Times New Roman, font size 12, 0 pt before spacing, and 0 pt after spacing.

f.    Methods

The method section should be brief, clear, concise, and pithy. The method contains an explanation of (a) the type of research, (b) the research approach, (c) data and data sources, (d) data collection techniques, and (e) data analysis techniques. Specifics (if any) can be explained in the section on this method. This section is written a maximum of 10% of the body of the article.

The specification and type of tools and materials must be written in case the researches have been conducted by using them.

The qualitative research, such as ethnography, case studies, and so forth, need to mention the researcher attendance, research subject, and participated informants, as well as the methods used to explore the data, research location, research duration, and the description of research results validation.

It is suggested that the authors avoid organizing the article content into the smaller parts than the second subheading in this section. However, in the case of unavoidable factors, the writing style must follow the “Results and Discussion” section.

g.   Results and Discussion

To make it easier for reader, the results and discussion are not separated in writing. Results and discussion must answer the problem and research objectives. Results and discussion subtitles are presented separately. The discussion is the part that has the largest portion in the body of the article, at least 60% of the entire article.

The results section contains the data analysis exposure. The author can describe the results of the research that have been adjusted to the objectives or problems being studied, and are based on the procedures described in the method section. Results can be presented in the form of tables of numbers, graphs, verbal descriptions, characteristics, statistical analysis, hypothesis testing that has been adjusted to the characteristics of the study. Tables, graphics, or pictures shouldn't be too long, too big, or too many. Authors should use variations in the presentation of tables, graphs, or verbal descriptions. The tables and graphs presented should be referenced in the text. The way of writing the table is shown in Table 1. The table does not contain vertical lines (upright). The font size for table and figure entries may be reduced.

The discussion section is the most important point of the whole study. The discussion is given a portion of 60% of the total writing. The discussion is intended to interpret the research results according to the theory used and not just explain the findings. The discussion must be enriched by referring to relevant research results that have been published in scientific journals. In addition, the discussion should show the novelty and significant findings of the research carried out. The discussion can be presented in subsections and subsections according to the objectives and problems systematically. To facilitate understanding, the parts that must be present in the results and discussion include:


  1. Present the findings
  2. Comparing findings with previous research
  3. Comparing results and theories
  4. Answer what / how are the objectives outlined in the introduction?

h.   Conclusion

Conclusions must answer the problem, research objectives and contain recommendations or research implications. A conclusion is not a summary or a rewrite of the discussion section.

i.    Acknowledgement 

This section can be written in case there are certain parties need to be acknowledged, such as research sponsors. The acknowledgement must be written in brief and clear. In addition, avoid the hyperbole acknowledgment.

j.    References

Citation and referencing must be written based on APA style 6th Edition which is organized by using Mendeley as referencing software latest version. To improve the quality of articles, we inform you that each submitted paper at least 25 articles reference from primary resources.

Citing an article written by two authors, both of authors  should be mentioned, however, for three and more authors only the first author is mentioned followed by et al., for example:  Andalas and Prihatini (2018) and Eggy et al. (2018).  A series of references should be presented in ascending alphabetical order (Andalas et al., 2011; Kitiarsa et al., 2014; Sulistyorini, 2017). Different publications with  the same author(s) and year will be presented separately, as follows  2015a, 2015b.   References of  unpublished data and personal communication should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g., Iswatiningsih 2014, pers. com. (personal communication);  Susetyarini  2014, unpublished data). In the reference list, the references should be listed in an alphabetical order. Names of journals should be abbreviated. Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal's name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations ( More or less 80% references  for  literature reviews should  be  the recent (up to date)  journals published in the last 10 years,  but the rest of  20% references  can be  cited from  research reports and or articles. 

The following is an example of order and style to be used in the manuscript (These guidelines are based on the sixth edition (2010) of the Publication Manual of the American Psycological Association and the FAQs on the APA website []):

1. Journal articles:

McDonald, S. M. (2010). Sex bias in the representation of male and female characters in children's picture books. The Journal of genetic psychology150(4), 389-401. doi: 10.1080/00221325.1989.9914605.

2. Articles in proceedings:

Game, A. (2001). Creative ways of being. In J. R. Morss, N. Stephenson & J. F. H. V. Rappard (Eds.), Theoretical issues in psychology: Proceedings of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology 1999 Conference (pp. 3-12). Sydney: Springer. Retrieved from 

Santoso, E. B., Erli, H. K. D. M., Aulia, B. U., & Ghozali, A. (2014). Concept of carrying capacity: Challenges in spatial planning (Case study of East Java Province, Indonesia). In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 135, pp. 130–135). Elsevier B.V. doi:

3. Book:

Bourdieu, P. (2001). Masculine Domination. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

4. Book with editor:

Leonard W. R. & Crawford M. H. (Eds.). (2002). Human biology of pastoral populations. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from

5. Chapter in edited book

Groundwater-Smith, S. (2007). As rain is to fields, so good teachers are to students. In S. Knipe (Ed.), Middle years schooling:  Reframing adolescence (pp. 151-170). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia. Retrieved from 

6. Thesis and dissertation, research reports:

Bennett, K. (2003). Structures in early childhood learning (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

7. Articles from the websites:

Benton Foundation. (1998, July 7). Barriers to closing the gap. In Losing ground bit by bit: Low-income communities in the information age (chap. 2). Retrieved from

k. Manuscript submission

Manuscripts will be reviewed by reviewer boards with related study competency. No charge for article published.

  1. Manuscript submit online in
  2. Personal contact: Eggy Fajar Andalas, +6285755347700/


This template format was made in MS Word (.doc) which then been saved in Rich Text Format (.rtf) and can be downloaded in It enables the authors to prepare their manuscripts which meet the Satwika conditions properly.

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