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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, and archives), conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications.
  3. Articles are written in Indonesian language using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed between 4.000-8.000 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:
  • Title (max. 15 words),
  • Abstract (150-300 words for each) which includes;
    • introduction,
    • theory,
    • methods,
    • findings and discussion,
    • research implication to both empirical and conceptual,
  • Keywords (3-5 words),
  • Introduction (without subsection, 2-3 pages) which includes background, objectives, literature reviews of the research. The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed,
  • Theory (theoretical construct)
  • 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 They have to be written as their original spelling although they might be now outdated, for example: Sukarno, Soeharto, Poerbatjaraka, Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Zoetmulder, and Driyarkara. Meanwhile, any geographical names should be written in their modern spellings.

  1. Dates and Numbers

Dates in the text: 17 Agustus 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 PUEBI (Pedoman Umum Ejaan Bahasa Indonesia) 2015. 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. Herewith are some of the PUEBI-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]. Diunduh dari http://xxxx or doi:xxxx
  • 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 Diunduh dari journal URL.
  • Website article: Author, A. A. Year, Month Date of Publication. "Article title". Diunduh dari URL.
  • Newspaper in print: Author, A. A. Year, Month Date of Publication. "Article title". Newspaper Title, pp-pp.
  • Newspaper online: Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). "Article title". Newspaper Title, Diunduh dari 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). City, State of publication: Publisher.
  1. The editor appreciates if authors excerpt information from previously published articles in Sintesis.
  2. Articles should be submitted in soft files using document format (.doc or .docx or .rtf) to the Online Submission page.
  3. Book Reviews

Correspondence regarding book reviews should be addressed to:
Sony Christian Sudarsono; e-mail:





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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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.