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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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

Journal of Local Government Issues (LOGOS) accepts manuscripts in the field of local government issues. Papers with following topics (but not limited to):

Journal of Local Government Issues (Logos) ISSN 2620-8091, Online 2620-3812 is the journal by Department of Governmental Studies Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang aims to prompt discussion, sharing, and debate on topical issues of particular interest or concern in the subjects of public policies, urban city policies, legislation process, disaster management, conflict management, social empowerment, Corruption in Public Sector, Social Media and Politics, E- Public Services, Elections and Political Parties, local politics, and local elites of a political party can be submitted. The journal will bring out articles on the issues twice a year around the month of March and September. Currently, Logos Journal has ranked 4 at SINTA and has been accredited by Kemenristekdikti since December 2019 (Decree B/4130/E5.2.1/2019). The published article is assigned with a DOI number.

Call for submissions from researchers and practitioners from around the government studies to submit through Open Journal System (OJS). Every manuscript will be reviewed by the section editorial board and at least two external reviewers.

can be submitted. The manuscript is written in English, including research outcomes, field research or literary research, and articles reflecting sociopolitical phenomena. Besides, 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).

Manuscript Format

  1. The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 paper, minimum is 4,500-8000 words in Cambria, size 12pt and 1 space.
  2. The manuscript format, please refer to the following instructions (template):


The title should not exceed 15 words, it should be clear, concise, and informative. Abbreviations should be avoided.


Name of authors

First Author1, Next Author2 & Last Author3

1,2,3Author Adress


Abstract with keywords

The abstract has to be written within 250 words maximum. The abstract must contain research objectives, methods, result or findings, conclusion, and limitation (optional). (11 pt, single line spacing, 1 paragraph and justify). While the limit of keywords is 3-6 words



The introduction should contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basic of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, 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 from previous research to show the brand new of the scientific article.



The research method explains how the research is conducted, including research design, data collection, research instrument, and analytic methods as well as reliability and validity of findings. This part should be narrated.



Results and Discussion

This part consists of the research results and researchers is discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data. The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis or research question stated previously in the introduction part.



This is the final part containing conclusions, limitations, and recommendations. The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis or research question, the research purposes, and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. Research limitations and recommendations contain deficiencies in the research and suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.



All the references that used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% from all the references) that published in the last 7 years. Each article should has at least 15 references. 


  1. The manuscript is to be submitted directly to by creating user account as an author.
  2. All references mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z.
  3. Please 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.
  4. 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 an open journal system or the author’s email address.
  5. The editor has the right to modify and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.
  6. 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.




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