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Author Guidelines


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


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.


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


The manuscript is to be submitted directly to the or by creating a user account as an author in


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


The list of references only contains referred sources, and all referred sources must be mentioned on the list.

Reference sources consist of, at the least, 80% printed literature 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.


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)


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.


  The author should use the Journal Template provided by Jurnal Transformative for their own article. The template can be obtained in


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




Rovin, J. (1979). The fantasy almanac. New York: Dutton. Wilson, C., & Grant, J. (Eds.). (1981). The directory of possibilities. New York: Rutledge Press.




 Book chapter


Berry, V. (1994). Redeeming the rap music experience. In J. S. Epstein (Ed.), Adolescents and their music: If it's too loud, you're too old (pp. 165- 188). New York: Garland.




 Government Publications


U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (1987). Can herbs really heal? (HHS Publication No. FDA 87-1140). Rockville, MD: Author.




Article Journal


Buckley, C. E. (2006). Golden rule reference: Face-to-face and virtual. Reference Librarian, 45(93), 129-136. doi:10.1300/J120v45n93 10




Article journal through website


Matthews, J. & Wiggins, R. (2001, December 3). Libraries, the Internet and September 11. First Monday, 6(12). Retrieved from issues/issue6_12/matthews/index.html




Newspapers article


Adande, J. A. (1995, December 10). By George, Buckeye wins Heisman Trophy. Washington Post, p. D1.




Newspaper article through website


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






Schwartz, B. (n.d.). Lyme Disease. Retrieved from the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Web site:




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 journals/releases/dev363291.pdf




Translation book


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




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.


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


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.


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




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

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Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

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.

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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