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

Author Guidelines

A. General Provisions

  1. The submission is an original work and has not been published and has not been accepted for publication in other journals.
  2. The submission is free from any plagiarism, and less than 30 % checked by Internet-based plagiarism detection service.
  3. The submission is typed in 2 spaces using quarto paper (A4); fonts of Times New Roman size 12; and the right, left, top, bottom margins of 2 cm.
  4. The submission is typed with one column layout and the length of the article is between 4500-6000 words (excluding the table, photograph, graphic and appendix).
  5. The submission is written in either Bahasa Indonesia or English in accordance with general guidelines.
  6. The submission must be approved by all co-authors and relevant authorities (e.g. institution or sponsor).
  7. Please download the template to make your article match our guidelines.

B. Writing Guideline


  1. The title must be straightforward and informative, also specific and effective, consisting no more than 20 words.
  2. The author’s name (without an academic degree) is accompanied by affiliation, must include name, institutions, address and zip code, and country.
  3. The corresponding author's personal information such as mobile numbers, telephone, fax, and email address numbers must be clear and valid.



  1. The abstract is written in English and Bahasa Indonesia (if article is written in Bahasa).
  2. The abstract consists of max. 200 words that explain the objectives, brief methods, significant findings, and there should not be any references.
  3. Keywords are included in a maximum of six words.



  1. Description of problematization of the partner community. It may consist of problem of managements, tools and resources, sales and marketing if the partner community is informal sectors. Other aspects of partner community may also deal with the problem of public service, security as well as the harmonious society.
  2. Provide a short review of the pertinent literature, state the originality of the research, and state the research objectives.
  3. Covers the factual and actual problems, challenges, or requirements needed by the community-related to the community engagement purposes.


  1. Describing the method used to solve problems, challenges, or problems, answer the community engagement objectives.
  2. Data collection techniques (including sample selection techniques, validity, and reliability of data collection tools) may be applicable when using monitoring and evaluation model of the activity provided by the participants and other stakeholders.
  3. Provide data analysis technique.
  4. Describe location, time, and duration of activities.


Result and Discussion

  1. Relevant documentation with a focus on community empowerment activities.
  2. For photos/images: the minimum resolution is 300 dpi with JPEG extensions (.jpg). Use image processing software to check dpi.
  3. Results must be presented correctly and accompanied by an explanation the reason of the activity. Description of the role of the author(s) and the contribution of the partner of community engagement is very useful. Result of analysis must be illustrated with numbers or tables if necessary, but must be kept to a minimum. Detailed discussion, speculation, and interpretation of data are not included in the results, but in the discussion section.
  4. The discussion must interpret the data from the activity’ solution of society problem obtained during the community engagement activity with the background of existing knowledge. The discussion must highlight a new perspective and possible solution related with the expertise of the author(s).
  5. Mention the obstacles and the achievements from the activity as well as the solution provided by the author(s) to the partner community.



  1. Describe the problematization of the community engagement activity briefly.
  2. Mention the impact and benefits of community empowerment activities connect them to the academic background and road map of the author(s).
  3. Provide guidance for further community empowerment.


  1. The acknowledgment list consists of people who provided assistance during community empowerment activities or grants received from universities, colleges, or other research institutions, stated the name of the institution or organization that provided the funds.
  2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest must be clearly written when you (or your company or sponsor) have a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with another organization, or with people who work with them, which contributed to your research.



  1. References are written based on IEEE format.
  2. Check details of references to actual sources. The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Avoid using more than 40 and less than 10 references and the references should be published at least during the last 10 years.
  5. Authors are strongly urged to use a reference manager such as Zotero, Endnote, RefWorks, Reference Manager, or Mendeley to build their bibliography.

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