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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 exactly 12 pt-spaced; uses a 10-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

1.    Submission of Article

Article submission shall be submitted to the website ejournal.ppi.id by registering your account and choosing New Submission menu. The authors should be following the journal template available in this Template  and Communication Template.

2.    Preparation for the article

  • The article must be original and have not been published in any other publishing media (including blogs), and are not sent simultaneously to the media or other
  • Full Length Articles and Communication are welcome. Both should contain an Abstract (of up to 200 words) and a Conclusions section.
  • Communications: should be no longer than six double-spaced typed pages (~2000 words) Including ALL (abstract, references, max. 3 figures).
  • Full length article: up to 5000 words, not exceeding 30
  • The title of the article must be specific and effective, consisted of 7-14 words (in English).
  • An abstract consisting of not more than 200 words written in a single paragraph, followed by keywords, and consists of two languages (in English and Bahasa Indonesia).
  • Body Text: Times New Roman 12, Double-spaced
  • The contents of the article should:
    1. have relevance to the specific given theme in every period of Call for Paper;
    2. related to Indonesia's social equity and sustainable development in 21st century, this can be specific field of study or interdisciplinary
    3. closely related and/or in accordance with the fields that had focused by the author, either in the form of a theoretical essay, methodological essay, summary of research results or scientific reviewer; and
    4. pay attention to the objectivity of the substances and also to the norms of scientific
  • Article writing:
  • Avoid bullet points and numbering (lists), for example:
  1. ....
  2. ....

Instead write: (1) ..., (2) ....

  • The article is written in elaborated essay. Therefore, avoid using sub- headings.
  • Make specific reference to each figure, graph and table used in the article. Refer to each figure or table in the text by its figure or table number.
  • The conclusion of the article is written in paragraph, not in bullet

3.   Submission checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address

All necessary files have been uploaded:


  • Include keywords
  • All figures (include relevant captions)
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  • Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable) Supplemental files (where applicable)


Further considerations

  • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  • A competing interest’s statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed
  • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements


      Declaration of interest

      All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/ registrations, and grants or other funding.


4.   Citation Style

      Citation in text

      Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.

      Web references

      As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

5.    Referencing style guide:

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result’

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.


Reference to a journal publication:

[1]  J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2010) 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.Sc.2010.00372.

Reference to a journal publication with an article number:

[2]  J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, 2018. The art of writing a scientific article. Heliyon. 19, e00205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00205.

Conference paper

[3] M.T. Karnavian, The International Dimension of Terrorism in Indonesia: Ideology, Network, Funding and Cooperation to Combat It, in Seminar International Security: Facing the Challenge of Terrorism, 10 November. Surabaya, 2009. Departemen Hubungan Internasional Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Airlangga. (2009).

Reference to a dataset:

[dataset] [3] M. Oguro, S. Imahiro, S. Saito, T. Nakashizuka, Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1, 2015. https://doi.org/10.17632/ xwj98nb39r.1.

Reference to a book:

[4]  W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.

Edited book

[5]  R.I. Rotberg (ed.), State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror, Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C., 2003.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[6]  G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

Translated book

[7] R. Jackson, G. Sorensen, Pengantar Studi Hubungan Internasional (trans. D. Suryadipura, Introduction to International Relations), Pustaka Pelajar, Jogjakarta, 2005.


[8] R. Fishman, The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. [e-book], Castle Press, Chester, 2005. In libweb.anglia.ac.uk/E-books [accessed 24 Juli 2011].

Thesis or Dissertation

[9] R. Dharmaputra, Analisis respon negara terhadap terhadap strategi net war kelompok separatis: studi kasuspemerintah indonesia melawanorganisasi papua merdeka tahun1999-2010. tesis magister. Departemen hubungan internasional fakultas ilmu sosial dan ilmu politik universitas airlangga, surabaya, 2011.                    

Reference to a website:

[10] Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, 2003 (accessed 13 March 2003).

Newspaper article

[11] A.S. Mubah, Utang Budi RI kepadaMesir, Jawa Pos, 2013, (16 September, hlm 4.)

Acts of Parliaments

[12] Undang-UndangRepublik Indonesia Nomor 3 Tahun 2002 tentang Pertahanan Negara, DPR RI, Jakarta, 2002.

Command Papers and other official publications

[13] Buku Putih Departemen Pertahanan Republik Indonesia, Departemen Pertahanan RI, Jakarta, 2008.

Annual Report

[14] United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Human Development Report 1994.


[15] The Habibie Center, Publikasi 5 Tahun 1999-2004. [VCD]. The Habibie Center, Jakarta, 2004.

Video (Film)

[16] J. Pilger, The New Ruler of the World. [video]. Indy Cinema, Jakarta, 2001.


6.    Editorial Process

Editorial Committees have the right to edit articles without the author's knowledge, without changing the substance and the principal ideas of the author

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