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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.

1. Manuscripts written for Jurnal Transformative include research outcomes, field research or literary research and articles reflecting social, politics and government phenomena.

2. The manuscript is written in Indonesia or English. The writing system for research outcome is the title, name of the writer, abstract with keywords, preface, methods, discussion or analysis, conclusion, and reference.

3. The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on HVS Kuarto paper (A4), around 5000 - 8000 words in Candara 12 pts and 1.5 space.

4. The manuscript is to be submitted directly to the transformative@ub.ac.id or by creating a user account as an author in http://transformative.ub.ac.id/index.php/jog/user/register.

5. The title of the article in Indonesian cannot exceed 14 words. The title of the article in English cannot exceed 14 words. The title is typed with a centered capital letter in 16 pts.

6. The name of the author is written without any academic degree, followed by the name of the author’s institution, located under the title of the article. In the case manuscript written by the team, the editor is only in contact with the main author or the first-mentioned author. The main author must include his/her correspondence address or e-mail.

7. The abstract and keywords must be written in two languages (in Bahasa Indonesia and English). The length of each abstract is less than 250 words, while the limit of keywords is 3-5 words, using Candara Font 10 pts and 1 space. The abstract, at the least, must contain the aim, method, and result of the research.

8. Tables and figures must have titles and have a clear number and sources, and be typed in single space. In the case of pictures or figures, it is better to attach the white-black format.

9. Articles published in Jurnal Transformative are recommended to be used as a reference. Example:

Anggara, V. (2019, September). Dinamika Presidential Threshold di Indonesia. Jurnal Transformative, 5(2), 17 – 36.  doi:10.21776/ub.transformative.2019.005.02.2

10. The list of references only contains referred sources, and all referred sources must be mentioned on the list, which are at least 15 references in number. Reference sources consist of, at the least, 80% printed literature (journal articles) published in the last 10 years. The reference sources in the form of research articles in a journal or in a research report (including undergraduate theses, master theses, dissertations, books, and other relevant publications). Articles published in Jurnal Transformative are recommended to be used as a reference.

11. All reference mentioned should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z. for example (Zizek, 2010)

12. Check each referred article for accuracy and make sure every quoted work in the article is written in Bibliography and References. Works that are not cited but mentioned in the Bibliography or References will be omitted by the editor.

13. The author should use the Journal Template provided by Jurnal Transformative for their own article. The template can be obtained in https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Z_G7inrWKo8nm7nnH1wY6QjMMxc9Z-_i

14. The author uses tools such as plagiarism checker, Grammarly, and Mendeley for checking the article.


Bauman, Z. (1998), Modernity and Ambivalence. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Book chapter

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski-Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain-specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association.           

Government Publications

National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/takingtime.pdf

Article Journal

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185

Newspapers article

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/health/memory-forgetting-psychology.html

Newspaper article through website

Sidney, F. (2020, October 7). Oh, I don’t know; perhaps the common-sense conclusion that packing people together — for hours — like sardines — may be an [Comment on the article “When will it be safe to travel again?”]. The Washington Post. https://wapo.st/3757UlS       


Ouellette, J. (2019, November 15). Physicists capture first footage of quantum knots unraveling in superfluid. Ars Technica. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/study-you-can-tie-a-quantum-knot-in-a-superfluid-but-it-will-soon-untie-itself/ 

Document on website

Sadeh, A., Raviv, A., & Gruber, R. (2001). Sleep patterns and sleep disruptions in school-age children. Developmental Psychology, 36, 291-301. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ journals/releases/dev363291.pdf

Translation book

Piaget, J. (1969). The Psychology of The Child (H. Weaver, Trans.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

Published Dissertation or Thesis References

Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Miranda, C. (2019). Exploring the lived experiences of foster youth who obtained graduate level degrees: Self-efficacy, resilience, and the impact on identity development (Publication No. 27542827) [Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University]. PQDT Open. https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/2309521814.html?FMT=AI

Unpublished Dissertation or Thesis References

Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders[Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

15. All manuscripts are anonymously studied by reviewers appointed by the editor according to their expertise. The author is given a chance to revise the manuscript based on the reviewer’s or the editor’s recommendation/advice. The decision of publication or rejection will be informed through the author’s email address.

16. The editor has the right to modify and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.

17. Everything related to citing permission or computer software usage in writing the manuscript or any other things related to copyright done by the author, along with all its legal consequences, becomes the author’s full responsibility.

18. An author whose manuscript is published will get soft copies proof. Unpublished manuscripts will not be returned.