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Author Guidelines

  1. Articles are written in English or Bahasa Indonesia in the field of Economics and Development Studies.
  2. All manuscripts must be written on one side of the paper where the paper quality should be good, in quarto size with double-spaced, except for direct quotations that use indented style. The manuscripts should be made as short as possible in accordance with the subject and research methodology, commonly between 20-25 pages, double-spaced.
  3. Top, bottom, left and right sides margin must be made at least one inch.
  4. To allow blind review, authors should not identify themselves either directly or indirectly in the article.
  5. Systematics writing styles and its parts have to be done in the following ways:
  6. Title is written with capital letters, on the top center alignment, in the first page.
  7. The following system of headings and subheadings: each major section of the article should be given a brief bold upper case heading; subsections are indicated by bold sentence case headings, and third-level headings are italic in sentence case.
  8. Systematic writing research articles:
  • Title;
  • The author's name (without academic degrees); Name and address of the institution, e-mail address;
  • Abstracts containing objectives, methods, and research results; keywords (4-5 keywords); followed by JEL code (source:;
  • Introduction (with no additional subtitle), which contains the background, a little review of the literature and research purposes;
  • Research methods;
  • Results and Discussion;
  • Conclusion (can be divided into several sub-headings Conclusions and Recommendations);
  • References.
  1. Systematic writing thinking articles:
  • Title;
  • The author's name (without academic degrees); Name and address of the institution, e-mail address;
  • Abstract; keywords (4-5 keywords); followed by JEL code (source:;
  • Introduction (with no subtitle) that contains the background and the purpose or scope of the article;
  • Discussion (can be divided into several sub-titles);
  • Conclusion (can be divided into several sub-headings Conclusions and Recommendations);
  • References.
  1. Cover page of the manuscript submissions should indicate the post title, author's name, degree and position, as well as affiliation, a thank you note and a footnote indicating the willingness of the author to provide the data.
  2. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a soft file containing the manuscripts. Mention the word processor that is used and including its version.
  3. Page, all pages including tables, attachments and references must be numbered. The first part of article should not be given the title and the page.
  4. Numbers, recite the numbers from one to ten, unless the numbers is used in the table or list and when is used in the unit or quantity of mathematical, statistical, scientific or technical issues such as distance, weight, and size. For example: three months, 8 kilometers, 10 years, all the other numbers are expressed numerically. Generally, for estimation, the number is pronounced; for example: approximately six months.
  5. Percentage and Decimal, if non-technical use "percent"; if technical use the symbol %.
  6. The equations are arranged on separate lines and numbered consecutively in parentheses (justify) and placed on the right margin in which parallel to that line.



The abstract is written in one paragraph before the content, with 150 to 200 words, and should be listed on a separate page. It is in English and Bahasa Indonesia.  It contains the whole essence of research questions, methods, and the importance of the findings and suggestions or contributions and should not be mathematical.



  1. Table or figures either in the content or not, should be numbered.
  2. Table or figures must include their title. The title for table is placed on the top and the title for figures is placed below.
  3. The sources of tables or figures is placed below tables or figures.
  4. Tables and graphs must be easy to be understood without looking at the descriptions.
  5. The table must be made neatly while figures must be in a form of ready to be printed.



  1. Source of references inside the text are using last name and year of publication. They must also be written in the bibliography or reference part. If referring to a specific page, place the page number after the year that separated with colon. Every articles referenced, page number must be written. For translated articles, the original authors must be written. Example:

In the text: (Simanjuntak, 2002), two authors (Simanjuntak and Muqorobin, 2001), more than two authors (Simanjuntak et al., 2002), more than two sources simultaneously referenced (Simanjuntak, 2001; 2002).

  1. If the list of references more than one article by the same author in the same year of publication, use suffixes a, b, and so after the year; example; (Simanjuntak, 2001a) or (Simanjuntak, 2001a; Muqorobin, 2002b).
  2. If the author's name is mentioned in the text, does not need to be repeated in the reference, for example; "Simanjuntak (2001; 105) argue ...".
  3. Reference over a work of institutional must use acronyms or abbreviations as short as possible; example; (Committee SAP, PSEI, 2005).
  4. A list of references, list of references from manuscripts must include list of references that only has been referenced and they are from the last 10 years. They are from scientific journals. Each entry must contain all necessary data. Use the format to the following order:

(1). Sort list in alphabetical reference that accordance with the last name / family, first name, middle name, first author (without academic degrees) or institution responsible for the articles;

(2). Year of issue should be placed after the author's name;

(3). The journal titles should not be abbreviated and placed after the publication year;

(4). place of publication;

(5). year of publication.

  1. If there are more than one article by the same author, sort publication year chronologically. Two articles or more in one year by the same author are distinguished by letters after the year of publication. Example:

Mulyadi, 2003a

Mulyadi, 2003b

Example of entries as follows:

For Periodical:

Kim, Sukkoo. (1995). Expansion of Markets and The Geographic Distribution of Economi Activities: the Trends in US Regional Manufacturing Structure 1860-1987. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 12(4):15-27

Soepono, Prasetyo. (2001). Teori Pertumbuhan Berbasis Ekonomi (Ekspor): Posisi dan Sumbangannya bagi Perbendaharaan Alat-alat Analisis Regional. Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Indonesia. Volume 16 No.1:12-25

Untuk Buku/Monograf

Arsyad, Lincolin. (1999). Pengantar Perencanaan dan Pembangunan Ekonomi Daerah. Edisi Pertama. Yogyakarta: BPFE

Hoover, E.M. (1971). An Introduction to Regional Economics. 1st Edition. New York: Alfred A.Knopf., Inc.

Untuk artikel dalam karya kolektif:

Brunner K. dan A.H. Meltzer. (1990). Money Supply dalam: B.M. Friedman dan F.H. Hahn. Handbook of Monetary Economics. Vol.1, Amsterdam: North Holland: 357-396.


For magazines, papers, unpublished dissertation/thesis/theses, papers, and so on, follow the guidelines above.



  1. Articles are submitted by 2 copies in the form of softcopy file. Files sent via e-mail: and
  2. The articles must include a personal resume of education, institution and address, telephone number or e-mail of the author.
  3. The author who submitted the article to the editor, should provide information that the manuscript submitted does not infringe copyright and have not been published or accepted for publication by other journals.
  4. Editors will prioritize articles with research results and have a lot of references that referenced from journals / publications.
  5. Announcement of acceptance or rejection of the manuscript will be notified by mail or email. Author with manuscript accepted will be given the journal. Articles that are rejected will not be returned.



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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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