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Author Guidelines

General Requirements for Manuscript Writing

Guidelines for the authors of the manuscript can be described as follows :

  1. Manuscripts are written in Indonesian or English with a row density of one space, font Times New Roman 12, A4 paper size, two column format, and margin last costum setting (top 2.54 cm; left 2.8 cm; bottom 2.54 cm; right 2.54 cm).
  2. The length of scientific manuscripts should range from 6000 - 9000 words or approximately 10-15 pages, including pictures, graphics or tables (if any) that accompany them.
  3. The terms in foreign languages or regional languages in the text are written in italics.
  4. Literature review (literature review) is not included as part of the article structure. Thus the citation of literature that is considered important can be integrated in the introduction chapter or in the discussion. Quotation of literature in the discussion as needed only and which is preferred is the discussion of the results of the data analysis found itself.
  5. Manuscripts are sent by submitting to ojs.stiepi.ac.id after going through the registration process, and logging in to the website above. For those who do not submit through ojs.stiepi.ac.id, it cannot be processed by the OJS system.
  6. The manuscript entered will be selected by the system and will be forwarded to the reviewer in accordance with the field of the article.
  7. The manuscript that has been reviewed by the reviewer will be returned to the author if needed improvement according to the reviewer. After the author has made improvements in accordance with the reviewer's input and assessment, it is sent back by the author.
  8. The manuscript that has been revised by the author will be reviewed again by the reviewer, if the reviewer recommends it to be published, the text will be published online. If the reviewer states that improvements are still needed, the text will be sent back to the author for revision.


Scientific Article Structure


In general, the structure of scientific articles resulting from field research and scientific articles on conceptual research is relatively the same. Structure of scientific articles from research on 10 main sections, namely: (1) title; (2) ownership lines; (3) abstract; (4) keywords; (5) introduction; (6) method; (7) results and discussion; (8) conclusions; (9) thank you and (10) bibliography. The structure of scientific articles of conceptual research is divided into 9 main sections, namely: (1) title; (2) ownership lines; (3) abstract; (4) keywords; (5) introduction; (6) discussions; (7) conclusions; and (8) references. Each section is given the following explanation.



  1. The title should be concise and informative, with no more than 12 words, including conjunctions. In order for the title to be made concise and concise in 12 words, avoid connecting words and mentioning very detailed objects, places or research material.
  2. The title contains key words from the topic under study.
  3. Times New Roman font, 14, Bold, Capital with single spacing lines.
  4. Title in Indonesian or English, according to the language used in the manuscript.
  5. Avoid using abbreviations, formulas and references.


Ownership lines (authorship lines)

  1. The institutional affiliation of the writer follows the place where he works.
  2. The names of the authors should only be those who actually participate in planning, implementing, analyzing results, discussions, and writing reports.
  3. Academic / functional or scholarship positions do not need to be included.
  4. The name of the institution is stated in full until the name of the country, written under the author's name along with the postal address, email and facsimile (if any) for correspondence purposes.
  5. If the author is more than one person and comes from a different institution, then all addresses are listed by giving a superscript lowercase letter starting from a behind the author's name in sequence.
  6. The name of the correspondent is given an asterisk (*).
  7. The author's name Times New Roman, 12, Bold, may not be abbreviated



  1. Abstract is written in concise and factual, covering the main issues, main findings, novelty, future research recommendations, research methods, results and conclusions.
  2. Abstract is written in one paragraph; written in two languages (Indonesian and English); the length of abstract is not more than 200 words written in one paragraph.
  3. Avoid referrals and use of unusual abbreviations.



  1. Keywords consist of 3 to 5 words and or groups of words.
  2. Written in alphabetical order.
  3. Between keywords separated by semicolons (;).
  4. Avoid many conjunctions (and, with, and others).



  1. Avoid sub-sections in the introduction.
  2. Introduction should contain background of problems, problems and research objectives.
  3. The initial page length percentage is between 20-30% of the overall length of a manuscript.
  4. Referrals are indicated by writing down the surname / last name of the author and the year of publication, without the page number. The theoretical foundation is presented in complete, concise sentences, and is truly relevant to the purpose of scientific article writing.


Research Methods

  1. Inform briefly about the material and methods used in the study, covering the subject / material under study, the tools used, the experimental design or design used, sampling techniques, variables to be measured, data collection techniques, analysis and statistical models used.
  2. Avoid writing statistical formulas excessively.
  3. If using a method that is well known, just specify the name of the method. If needed, state the reference source used as a reference.
  4. For qualitative research, research methods can adjust.





Results and Discussion

  1. The format of the results of the research and discussion is not separated, given the limited number of pages available to the author.
  2. The results of the study can be presented with the support of tables, graphs or images as needed, to clarify the presentation of results verbally.
  3. The title of the table and graph or description of the picture are arranged in the form of phrases (not sentences) in brief.
  4. Description of the picture / graphic is placed below the image / graphic, while the table title is placed on it. The title begins with a capital letter.
  5. Don't repeat writing the numbers listed in the table in the discussion text. If you want to press the results obtained, you should serve it in another form, such as percentage or difference. To show the intended number, just refer to the table that contains the number.
  6. In general, international journals do not want statistical languages (such as: significantly different, treatment, etc.) written in the discussion. Avoid copying and pasting tables resulting from statistical analysis directly from statistical data processing software.
  7. The discussion material mainly examines whether the results obtained are in accordance with the hypothesis or not, and put forward the argument.
  8. Referral citation in the discussion should not be too long (if necessary avoid).
  9. Citation of research results or opinions of others should be abstracted and written in their own sentences (not using the exact same sentence).
  10. A collection of similar research can be referred to in groups.



  1. Conclusions should be answers to research questions, and not expressed in statistical sentences.
  2. Written in one paragraph in essay form, not in numerical form



General provisions for writing references:

  1. The update of scientific journals referred to must be considered, at least the results of relevant publications in the last 10 years.
  2. References is arranged alphabetically in alphabetical order of the author's name.
  3. Provisions for the author's name: the name displayed is the last name (surname) the author is followed by the abbreviation the initial name (and middle if any). If the author is more than one person, then the method of writing is the same.
  4. Writing the reference title begins with a capital letter only at the beginning of the sentence.
  5. Each writing name, year, article title and so on ends with a period (.) Before continuing the next word. Specifically writing the volume (number) of the journal is marked with a colon (:) without spacing. Examples of writing can be seen in the explanation of each type of library that is worthy of reference.
  6. Referrals are used at least 80% of primary sources and last 5 (five) years.


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