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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Articles submitted for Nusantara: Journal of Local Language, have not been published elsewhere and are not under review for possible publication elsewhere


  • Articles have to be written in English.
  • Follow British spelling using the –ize variant (organize, realize, honour, centre but analyse); please consult a recent edition of an Oxford dictionary.

What you need to submit

  • Articles should be submitted as e-mail attachment.
  • Illustrations (table, chart, diagram, map or other figure, or photograph) should be submitted in separate files. Submitted digitized photographs and maps must be in high resolution, not less than 300 dpi (in PNG or JPEG files).
  • The title should be in 2 languages (English and Bahasa) and the title of the article is no more than 12 words for English and no more than 15 words for Bahasa.
  • An abstract in English and Indonesian. The length of the abstract should be not more than 150 words.
  • Keywords.
  • About the author(s): give information about the present affiliation, fields of research interest, the title of (not more than two) main publications, and e-mail address.

The length of the articles

Between 10 and 20 A4 pages (excluding Abstract, Keywords, and Bibliography). The articles should be written in single spacing using Times New Roman Font type and 12 font size in MS Word 2003 version or higher.


Abbreviations such as &, e.g, etc., and i.e. may not be used. Instead write ‘them‘ in full, for example, and, see, for example, etcetera, and that is. Abbreviations of names such as LIPI, Kemdiknas, LSM, TNI may be used but only if they occur more than once in the book; at first occurrence, write the name in full and put the abbreviation in parentheses, for example, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI).


Titles books and journals should be italicized. All non-English words should be italicized (vereniging, warung, merantau), unless they can be considered as loanwords in English (par excellence, gamelan, harem). Capitalized names should not be italicized: Taman Hiburan Rakyat, East India Company, Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie.


  • If a persons name is mentioned for the first time, it should include the first name or initials. For example: P.G.J. van Sterkenburg, Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
  • Articles such as van, ter, de attached to Dutch surnames standing alone are capitalized: Van der Capellen, Ter Aar, De Vries; otherwise the articles are lower-cased: J.D. van der Capellen, M. ter Aar, J.W. de Vries.


  • In the text the format of dates should be as follows: 8 April 2009; in the notes and bibliography 8-4-2009.
  • Centuries are spelled out: nineteenth century.

Quotations and quotation marks

  • Use double quotation marks: “Misquoting an author is considered a serious offence by many people” (Van Helder 1890: 138).
  • For a quotation within quotation, use single quotation marks. Within quotation, put square brackets around additions and deletions: “Pernyata[a]n sejarawan itu tidak mudah dimengerti. […] Masyarakat umum rupanya terbiasa akan sudut pandang dari seorang sastrawan. ‘Perbedaan [pandangan] di [antara] mereka sering membingungkan awam’ […]” (Sutrisno 2005: 221).
  • Longer quotations should be set off from the text and indented, in which case quotation marks are not needed.


  • Introduction is problem background, hypothesis (if any), significant idea to distinguish with the same issue has been published and purpose of research.
  • Literature review is not written in separated chapter, but integrated with introduction. Reference should be a primary reference, relevant, up to date and –more important- distinguishable with the article both in topic or specifics issue
  • Methods should explain subject and object research with detail. In thus section, do not write method concept or any theory, but write how the article data has been conducted practically.
  • Result and Discussion is only for data/information related to research objective. It’s should be write with systematic and logic description, table, figure, schema, image, maps, and all patterns to describe the result. Table, figure, schema, image, maps and other should completed with title and number.
  • Conclusion is author interpretation from result and discussion to advise and mention recommendation or suggestion.
  • Reference writing: Jurnal Gramatika bibliographic style journals use the American Psychological Association (APA) style and must use Mendelay or Zotero applications

Authors should sign copyright transfer agreement when they have approved the final proofs sent by Nusantara: Journal of Local Language prior the submittion. Any violation, the author will be blacklisted and will be subject to a fine of 2000000 IDR.


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

The editor team has full responsibility for the prevention of plagiarism in the publication of articles submitted to the system. The identity of the article title will not be removed and replaced. The author holds the copyright of the submitted article. Any form of plagiarism in Nusantara: Journal of Local Language will not be tolerated. Posts that have been entered into the system, the editor team is entitled to do the editing in accordance with the guidelines writing or templete in the Nusantara: Journal of Local Language

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