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Author Guidelines

Before prepare and submit article manuscripts, please note that author(s) are discouraged from withdrawing submitted papers after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, JPS had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process.

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following Author guidelines and the article template below:

Language in the Article

The article can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English. Other languages are welcome, there is going to be the translation cost prior to article publication acceptance notification made by the editor of JPS.

Format

Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. We currently do not accept other formats, such as LaTex or PDF files.

Article Length

As a general guideline, manuscripts are typed 1,15 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 4000-6000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.

Article Title 

Title of article no more than 15 words Article should be started by the title of the article followed by authors name and affiliation address and abstract

Author Details

All contributing authors’ names should be added, without any academic degree. All authors should be accompanied address, including the name of the institution and email address.

The criteria of authorship are as follows; Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; Final approval of the version to be published; Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Biographies and Acknowledgements

Authors who wish to include these items should save them together in an MS Word file to be uploaded with the submission. If they are to be included, a brief professional biography of not more than 100 words should be supplied for each named author.

Reserach Funding

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission that covers:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings/results (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

A maximum of 250 words in total excluding keywords.

Keywords

Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 5 (five) phrases.

Article Classification

Authors must categorize their paper as part of the submission process. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.

Research paper. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.

Viewpoint. Any paper, where content is dependent on the author's opinion and interpretation, should be included in this category; this also includes journalistic pieces.

Technical paper. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes or services.

Conceptual paper. These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.

Case study. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category.

Literature review. It is expected that all types of paper cite any relevant literature so this category should only be used if the main purpose of the paper is to annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources or it may be comprehensive in that the paper's aim is to cover the main contributors to the development of a topic and explore their different views.

General review. This category covers those papers which provide an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomenon. The papers are likely to be more descriptive or instructional ("how to" papers) than discursive.

Headings

Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. 

Notes/Endnotes

Notes or endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article

Figures

All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality.

Tables

Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate

References

References to other publications must be in APA (American Psychological Association) style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. We strongly recommend authors to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc. Herewith are some of the APA-based references format structure:

Printed book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.

Online book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx

Journal article in print: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.

Journal article online: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp. doi: xx.xxxx or Retrieved from journal URL

Website article: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL; Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL

Newspaper in print: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.

Newspaper online: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL

Magazine article in print: Author, A.A. (Year, the month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.

Encyclopedia: Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. XX, pp. XX). City, State of publication: Publisher.

 

 

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. 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.
  2. Please make sure that authors understand and follow these terms before proceeding with the next step in article submission.
    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). Articles published in conferences will need to be altered prior to submission with at least 30% differences to the original paper, and pass our similarity check.

    Authors are bound to our Plagiarism Policy, thus careful considerations should be done prior to submitting the article. In any circumstances that JPS found article has or being published elsewhere which is identical to the one published in JPS, we will retract the article following COPE's guidelines on retracting articles and notify the author.

  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format, following the author guidelines and article template. Please make sure that you use Mendeley to help in referencing. A guide to using Mendeley as a reference manager is provided.

    Failure to follow the guidelines will cost you time and perhaps rejection of your manuscripts.

  4. Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references must be provided, and try to use the most up-to-date references. Do pay attention that JPS prefers journal articles, research reports, and conference proceedings as the main references.

  5. Authors are discouraged from withdrawing submitted manuscripts after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,).
  6. Since JPS is a peer-reviewed journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Reviewed article needs to be followed.

 

Copyright Notice

License Creative Commons

Journal of Public Service is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. 

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-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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