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Author Guidelines

Instructions for (Prospective) Writers of Journal “Ilmu Politik dan Pemerintahan”

Articles written for the Journal of Political Science and Government are in the form of research results (empirical/original articles) both empirical and theoretical studies that raise political and government issues. The publications displayed in the Journal of Political Science and Governance are expected to enrich the study of Local Politics and Regional Autonomy; Gender and Identity Politics; Election and Party systems; Civil Society; Political Communication; Media, Democracy and Human Rights; Indigenous Peoples Study; Strategic Studies; Democracy and Human Rights; Security Politics; Public policy; Politics and Islamic Boarding Schools; Environmental Politics; Political Comparison; E-Governance; Global Politics; and Governance.

Article Processing Charges (Processing Charges)

Every article submitted to the editorial of the Journal of Political Science and Government is free of charge (no page charge) for article processing. Authors will only be charged a publication fee if the manuscript is deemed worthy of publication based on the results of the review process.

Article Writing Instructions and templates can be downloaded at the following address:

Article Writing Templates and Instructions in PDF(.pdf)

Templates and Instructions for Writing Articles in DOC (.doc)

Instructions for Submitting Manuscripts Online

Manuscripts must be submitted via the Online Submission System on the E-Journal of Political Science and Government portal Steps for submitting manuscripts:

First, the author registers as an Author and/or Reviewer (checking the role as Author and/or Reviewer) in the “Register” section or at the address:

After the Author is logged in as the Author, click on “New Submission”. The stages of submitting articles consist of 5 stages, namely: (1). Starts, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation

In the Start section, select Journal Section (Full Article), tick all the checklists.

In the Upload Submission section, please upload the article manuscript file in MS Word in this section.

In the Enter Metadata section, enter data for all Authors and their affiliations, followed by the title and abstract, and indexing keywords.

In the Upload Supplementary Files section, it is allowed to upload supporting data files or cover letters or other documents.

In the Confirmation section, please click “Finish Submission” if all the data is correct.

If the author has difficulties in the process of sending the manuscript through the online system, it can be asked via E-mail to the Editorial email of the Journal of Political Science and Government ( or contact support



Article Writing Guide


Articles are written in Indonesian or English in an essay format. The number of words between 5,000 - 7,000 words.

The title of the article uses Times New Roman font, size 14 pts.

The name of the author of the article is listed without an academic degree, accompanied by the name and address of the institution of origin, and is placed under the title of the article. In the case of a manuscript written by a team, the editor is in contact with the main author. The author must include an e-mail.

ABSTRACT. Abstract and keywords are written in two languages (Indonesian and English). The maximum length of the abstract is 200 words, with a keyword number of 3-5 words or a combination of words. The abstract contains the objectives, methods, and research results. The keywords are separated (;).


Contains the background, rationale, and or urgency of the research. Relevant research needs to be included in this section, in relation to the justification of the urgency of the research, the emergence of research problems, alternative solutions, and the solutions are chosen. The way in which the source is written in the text needs to clearly indicate the name of the author and the citation of the source, in the form of the year of publication and the page where the manuscript is located. Examples are: ........ Globalization is developing rapidly. Globalization that carries the idea of 'global association' soon turns into a phenomenon that is not only surprising but also dangerous (Ibrahim, 2018).

Problems and objectives, as well as the use of the research, are written in a narrative manner in paragraphs, with no need to be given a special subtitle. Likewise, operational definitions, if deemed necessary, are also written in a narrative (Dahrendorf, 1992).

The introduction is written in Times New Roman -12 upright, with 1.5 lines or at least 16pt spacing between lines. Indent with justified alignment format Spacing after before 0. Each paragraph begins with a word that indents into 5-6 digits, or about 1.2 cm from the left edge of each column, foreign words are italicized.


Provide a theoretical basis if required by the author. The theoretical basis explains the theoretical paradigm used by the author to explain the phenomenon of the problem raised by the author. The theoretical basis can use sub-chapters in accordance with the theories provided by the author to explain the phenomenon of the problems raised by the author.

Research methods

Contains the type of research, time and place of research, targets/targets, research subjects, procedures, instruments, and data analysis techniques as well as other matters related to the research method. targets/targets, research subjects, procedures, data and instruments, and data collection techniques, as well as data analysis techniques and other matters related to the research method can be written in sub-sections, with sub-sub-headings. Sub-subheadings do not need to be notated but written in lowercase starting with a capital letter, Times New Roman -12, indented into 5-6 digits, and foreign words made italic (Effendi, 1982).


Research Results and Discussion

Research results are presented in the form of graphs, tables, or descriptive. Analysis and interpretation of these results are necessary before they are discussed (Mitziner, 2008).

The table is written in the middle or at the end of each descriptive text of research results/acquisitions. Table title is written from the left, all words are capitalized, except conjunctions. If more than one line is written in a single space (at least 12).

Drawings/schematics/graphics/diagrams/the like, the presentation also follows the existing rules; the title or name of the image is placed below the image, from the left, and is spaced 1 space (at least 12) from the image. If more than 1 line, between lines given a single space, or at least 12 (Paidi, 2008).

The discussion is focused on linking the data and the results of their analysis to the problem or research objective and the wider theoretical context. It can also be discussed as answers to research questions posed in the background (White, 2007).

The discussion is written and attached to the data discussed. The discussion is not separate from the data discussed. The data used is real data, not fictitious data. The research results are written using Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1.5 spacing, the first word of the paragraph protrudes into 5-6 words or 1.2 cm from the border, and foreign words are italicized.


Conclusions must briefly explain the results of the research that was appointed by the author. Conclusions do not exceed the capacity of 2 paragraphs which can later lead to double perspectives. Conclusions are made briefly and can cover the entire writing.

Journal writing in the Journal of Political Science and Government is a minimum of 5000 characters and a maximum of 4000 characters, no more and no less. Writing must be clear, not plagiarized, using Mendeley or machines to write references and writing can provide scientific repertoire for the Political Science family.


Written on the back of the CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, following the E-Journal style, as stated in the Guideline of this journal (which ratifies APA Edition IV).

Written in a single space (or at least 12pt), the bibliography is spaced 1 space apart. Bibliography input using MENDELEY or the insert citation command in word or the like.

Some examples of how to write references in the bibliography are given below.


Dahrendorf. (1992). Kematian Sosialisme di Eropa (Terjemahan Edi Soetisna). Jakarta: Tiara Wacana.

Effendi, S. (1982). Unsur-unsur Penelitian Ilmiah. In M. S. (Ed), Metode Penelitian Survei (p. 235). Jakarta: LP3ES.

Ibrahim, N. W. (2018). Ekonomi Poltik Sumber Daya Timah (Kronik Bangka Belitung). Yogyakarta: Istana Media.

Mitziner, M. (2008). Comparing Indonesia's Party System of The 1950s and The Post-Soeharto era: From Centrifugal to Centripetal Inter-party Competition. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 39(3), 431-453.

Paidi. (2008). Dampak Ekowisata Bahari dalam Perkembangan Kesejahteraan Masyarakat Pesisir Maluku Utara. Seminar Nasional: Pengembangan Kawasan Pesisir dalam Mewujudkan Kesejahteraan Masyarakat (pp. 220-317). Balunijuk: Universitas Bangka Belitung.

White, H. (2007, Maret 2007 27). Problem-based Learning in Introductory Sciene Acrross Disciplines. Retrieved Oktober 17, 2019, from


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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