Author Guidelines

Open Journal System Publication and Editorial Process

This journal uses Open Journal Systems, open-source journal management and publication software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project  under the auspices of the GNU General Public License.


Manuscript Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the process before submitting articles to the Jurnal Kiprah OJS, the authors are expected to check the completeness of the sections below. If it does not meet the requirements, the submission will be returned to the author

  • The article meets the focus and coverage criteria of the Jurnal Kiprah
  • The submitted paper has never been published in any media (journals, proceedings, and the like)
  • Article files with Microsoft Word extension (.doc, .docx)
  • If available, URLs of references are provided
  • The text is presented with 1.15 spaces in Times New Roman typeface, with font sizes 11 and 16, bold and italics in certain parts. Tables and figures meet the criteria set out in the article writing guidelines
  • Check for plagiarism using software with a maximum plagiarism level of 20%
  • Required to use Mendeley and Zotero programs in organizing citations and references

Manuscript Writing Guidelines

Articles submitted to the Jurnal Kiprah must meet the following normative criteria:

Articles are in English and presented online using the journal's website. Articles do not exceed 15 pages, including the included images and tables. Article files must have Microsoft Office (.doc/.docx) extension. The article document is typed on A4 size paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using a 1.1" left margin, 1" top margin," 1" bottom margin, and 0.75 right margins.

  • The title contains a maximum of 20 words, typed in bold using Times New Roman typeface, with the size of the first 16 letters in blocks. The space is one size and type in the middle of the article
  • The abstract does not contain pictures or tables, is typed evenly (justify) using Times New Roman font, size 10 with 1.15 spacing, and does not exceed 200 words
  • The keywords contain three to five phrases/words separated by semicolons, typed using Times New letters Roman with size 10

The body of the article

  • The main text is typed in two columns with a width of 3.03 cm and a column spacing of 0.37 cm, aligned left and right (justified) using Times New Roman (TNR) font with a writing size of 11. Paragraphs using the first line 0.5 cm and spaces 1.15
  •  It consists of four sub-chapters: Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions and is followed by acknowledgment/thanks (optional) and References.
  • The introduction is typed in bold using TNR 11. The preliminary presentation contains background exposure, an overview of the supporting theories of the study, previous relevant studies, objectives, and research questions (can be presented with points or not). Displays are typed using TNR 11 with 1.15 spaces. Each paragraph in the sub-section is indented with the first line rule of 0.5"
  • The research method is typed in bold using TNR 11. The explanation of research methods contains information about research, research subjects, participants, research instruments, data collection and techniques, and analysis. Data presentation is typed using TNR 11 with a space of 1.15.
  • The result and discussion is typed in bold using TNR 11. The result and discussion presentation contains exposure to research results and can include pictures, diagrams, statistical processing, data recap, and qualitative descriptions. They are using TNR 11 with a space of 1.15.
  • The conclusion is typed in bold using TNR 11. The conclusion contains the conclusions of the study or answers to the formulation of the problem and can be followed by suggestions from the author/researcher.
  • Researchers can add an acknowledgment with the TNR 11 rule typed in bold with TNR 11 exposure at 1.15 spaces addressed to parties involved in completing the study or the article.

Images can be presented in black and white or color. If in color, they must be visible. The position of the image must be proportional to the entire body of the text. If the image field does not exceed the column width, it can be presented in a column, but it is shown in the middle spanning two columns if it exceeds the column width. The caption for the picture is given a picture title with consecutive numbers, typed centered TNR 10 sp one below the image.

Tables can be presented in black and white or color. If in color, they must be legible. The position of the table must be proportional to the entire body of the text. If the table field does not exceed the column width, it can be presented in a column, but it is shown in the middle spanning two columns if it exceeds the column width. Table captions are given a table title with sequential numbers, typed left-aligned (left) TNR 10 sp one above the table.

Mathematical formulas or formulas must be presented using the equation menu in word processing applications, given exact serial numbers and accompanying descriptions.

APA 6th Style Rules for citation and reference

  • Wikipedia, personal blogs, or non-scientific websites are not allowed to be references
  • A minimum of 80% of primary references are from articles in scientific journals
  • References used must be up-to-date and a maximum of 10 years old
  • Must use applications such as Mendeley and Zotero in organizing citations and references

The editor has the right to reject articles based on the reviewer's assessment and make changes that are deemed necessary regarding the use of language without changing the content. Substance editing will be communicated directly with the first (first) author.

Download manuscript writing guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines


  • Visit the OJS of Jurnal Kiprah website at the following address:
  • Click the article template menu in the sidebar to download the article template
  • Use the article template file to type your article
  • If you want to change the document to match the template, you can copy the document and then select Paste Special by selecting unformatted text to the article template, so that your paper will comply with the typing rules of Jurnal Kiprah
  • To find out the possibility of plagiarism, the manager will also re-check the likelihood of plagiarism
  • If the plagiarism level is reasonable (maximum 20%) checked by each author, then the article is ready to be submitted/submitted to the OJS of Jurnal Kiprah by first going to the website page and registering to get an account


  • Visit the OJS of Jurnal Kiprah website at the following address:
  • Select the registration menu and fill in the data in the profile (identity and affiliation) and login (desired email, username, and password)
  • After successfully registering an account, make a new submission


  • Perform the following five stages of article submission: start, upload submission, enter metadata, confirmation, and next steps.
  • In the start section, select the articles option in the section, then tick the five specified criteria (if they meet) and press the save and continue button.
  • Perform the upload submission section and add a statement/cover letter file and publication commitment letter
  • In the enter metadata section, fill in the abstract column, fill in the author's identity in the list of contributors section, and press the save and continue button
  • press the finish submission button in the confirmation section
  • The last phase is submission complete
  • Communication with Editors through Website

Communication with Editors through Website

Authors will be informed via OJS messages about the progress of the article process to the publishing process

Article Template of Jurnal Kiprah

Download the Article Template of Jurnal Kiprah and use the layout and typing conditions directly by using "Paste Special" in the document.

Templates for Cover Letter and Commitment Letter of Publication

Author's Statement Letter (Cover Letter) is the author's statement letter regarding the authenticity of the submitted manuscript and articles that have never been published or processed in other journals. The author must fill out, sign, and submit this statement (submission menu: add file) together with the submission of the article through Jurnal Kiprah website after registering. Download the statement letter via the following link Cover Letter

The Commitment Letter of Publication is one of the documents that must be uploaded by the author, along with the article file and the author's statement/cover letter. Click on Publishing Commitment Letter to download.

Citation dan Reference

  • It is highly recommended that the authors use the Zotero, Mendeley, and similar applications to make direct references/citations to the APA Style format
  •  It is highly recommended that the author manage the bibliography using Zotero, Mendeley, and APA Style format.

Plagiarism Check

Articles submitted to the bushel journal will undergo Plagiarism Checking with applications such as Ithenticate, Plagiarism Checker X, and the like. For this reason, it is highly recommended that authors, before submitting their articles, can do Plagiarism Checking.

Because the application is word checking and detects sentence structures and performs scanning in online databases, and conducts matchmaking, it is highly recommended that the authors consider the following suggestions to avoid the presumption of Plagiarism by machines/applications

  • Make direct references by writing sources with APA Style
  • Terms (in the form of words or phrases) that are standard will be detected by Plagiarism by the application, so it is highly recommended that authors consider 'other unique terms' for these words/phrases. Or you can put one quotation mark in the word/phrase so that the application does not consider Plagiarism.
  • Paraphrasing the source/reference sentence

Article Eligibility Level (AEL)

Before submitting your manuscript, it is highly recommended for you to pre-evaluate your articel by using the Article Eligibility Level (AEL), an instrument that we constructed to help you get an effective and efficient time of the peer-reviewing process.

Direction for the author:

  1. Put a checkmark ( √ ) in the column with the title “Provided”, “Not Provided”, “Appropriate”, or “Inappropriate”, according to your rating for each aspect of the assessment presented for criteria 1 number 1 until 17
  2. For criteria number 18 until 37, give an assessment by selecting the “Strong”, “Fair”, and “Poor” columns according to the given rating for each aspect of the assessment presented by giving a checkmark ( √ ) right next to the score according to their assessment choice.

Click Article Eligibility Level (AEL) to download the file of the instrument to pre-evaluate your article before the submission process.