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Author Guidelines

The editor of Sintesis welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism.
  2. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following: research reports (laboratory, field, archives), conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications.
  3. Articles are written in English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed 1,5 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 4000-8000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables. Papers that greatly exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length.
  4. Articles should be in form of essay which includes:
  • Do not write author’s name in any part of the article (Sintesis has already applied double-blind review in the review process),
  • Title (max. 15 words),
  • Abstract (100-250 words for each) which includes;
    • objectives,
    • methods,
    • findings and discussion,
    • research implication to both empirical and conceptual,
  • Keywords (5-7 words),
  • Introduction (without subsection, 2-3 pages) which includes background, objectives, literature reviews/theoretical construct (if needed) of the research. The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed,
  • Methods (how the research is approached),
  • Findings and Discussion (consists of results of the study, written in the form of subchapter(s)),
  • Conclusion (is a brief summary of findings and discussion. It is strongly recommended to avoid mere repetitive statements from the previous sections) and
  • References.
  1. Diacritics and Spelling of Proper Names

In order to be reproduced accurately in printed version, articles must be aware of any special (e.g., phonetic) symbols. They must be explained in detail with a typeset sample as well. To deal with this issue, Sintesis recommends authors to use Times New Roman font, but if this font does not support some symbols, authors are allowed to use other alternatives with notification to the Sintesis board.
Authors must be aware of the spelling of proper names, especially in terms of Indonesian personal names, newspapers, offices, and organizations. They have to be written as their original spelling although they might be now outdated, for example: Sukarno, Soeharto, Poerbatjaraka, Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Zoetmulder, and Margono Djojohadikusumo. Meanwhile, any geographical names should be written in their modern spellings.

  1. Dates and Numbers

Dates in the text: 17 August 1945; dates in footnotes and the bibliography: 17-8-1945. Numbers from one to ten should be spelled out; higher numbers, percentages and measurements should be given as numerals (3 km, 6%).

  1. Figures, Tables and Maps

If your manuscript contains figures or tables, upload them as separate documents, number the figures and tables consecutively, and refer to them in the text (Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Do not include the figures and tables themselves in the manuscript. Indicate in the manuscript where about you would like to see the figure or table included if the manuscript is accepted for publication.
Maps can be called a figure (and numbered as such).
For all images (line drawings, photographs, maps), please use high resolution source files: min. 150 dpi for photographs, min 300 dpi for linework images. This is the minimum resolution required at the dimensions of which the images should eventually be reproduced. Please bear in mind that the images themselves should also be of high quality (e.g. the images should be clear and sharp and any text in the images should be sharp and legible). Give the caption and the source of the figure in the main text (exactly at the point where you indicate: ‘Figure x about here’).

  1. Reference list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style 7th edition. 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 MendeleyZoteroEndnote, etc. Herewith are some of the APA-based references format structure:
  • Printed book: Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher.
  • Online book: Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx
  • Book Chapter: Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Chapter title. In Author, A. A. (Ed./Eds.), Book title, pp. xx-xx. Publisher.
  • Journal article in print: Author, A. A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume(Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Journal article online: Author, A. A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume(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, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Encyclopedia: Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Entry title. In Encyclopedia Title, (Vol. xx, pp. xx). Publisher.
  1. Articles should be submitted in soft files using document format (.doc or .docx) to the Online Submission page.
  2. Book Reviews

Correspondence regarding book reviews should be addressed to the Editorial Team at sintesis@usd.ac.id.

 

 

 

 

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.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment 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 acknowledgment 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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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

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