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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 or Microsoft Word 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.

Author Guidelines

  1. The manuscript is written in English, including research outcomes, field research or literary research and articles reflecting sociopolitical phenomena.
  2. Authors who will submit manuscripts to the Journal of Government and Political Issues (JGPI) must first register online and independently. If you find it difficult, you can contact the editor of the Adhyasta Election Journal at email:, registration is online and free of charge.
  3. The manuscript template that will be sent can be downloaded here.
  4. Once registered, the author must login first, then upload the manuscript online via the following website until it is successful (active submissions).
  5. The submitted manuscript is an original work that has never been published in print media or other electronic media, and must be in accordance with the Journal of Government and Political Issues script writing template that has been provided. After uploading the manuscript, the author waits for confirmation from the Editor in Chief regarding the status of the author's manuscript.
  6. The research writing system consists of:
    1. Title, written in English, consists of 10-15 words; it should be clear, concise, and informative. Abbreviations should be avoided (16pt, bold)
    2. Abstract and Keywords, written in one paragraph with the number of words between 100-250. Abstract content describes the essence of the overall content of the writing. Keywords consist of 4-5 words or phrases.
    3. Introduction, The introduction should contain (sequentially) the general background and research question or hypothesis. If there is literature review, it can be included in this chapter. The study objective should be written at the end of the introduction.
    4. Research Methods, must describe the methods used in overcoming the problem, including analytical methods. It should contain sufficient detail to enable the reader to evaluate the suitability of the method as well as the reliability and validity of the findings.
    5. Research Results and Discussion, contains the results of research findings and subsequent discussions. The findings obtained from the results of the research conducted must be written with the support of additional adequate data. The results and research findings must be able to complete or provide an explanation for the questions raised in the introduction.
    6. Conclusion, must contain a summary of the results of the discussion and suggestions. The summary should provide examples of the answers given for the hypothesis and/or research objectives or findings obtained. The summary should not contain repetition of research results and discussion, but must contain a summary of research results and findings as expected in the research objectives or hypotheses. Suggestions should present things that will be done in relation to the next research concept.
    7. References, All references mentioned must be written in reference using the American Psychological Association (APA) style and must use a reference management application (Mendeley or Endnote). All references cited in the text of the article must be listed in the bibliography section. Must include references obtained from primary sources (consisting of scientific journals of 80% of the entire bibliography) that have been published in the last 10 (ten) years. The remaining 20% can be in the form of research articles or research reports (theses, books, and other relevant publications).
  7. Check the accuracy of each referenced article and make sure every work cited in the article is written in the Reference. Works that are not cited but are mentioned in the Reference will be removed by the editor.
  8. All manuscripts are studied anonymously by reviewers appointed by the editor according to their expertise. Authors are given the opportunity to revise the manuscript based on recommendations/suggestions from reviewers or editors. The decision to publish or reject will be informed via the author's email address.
  9. The editor reserves the right to change and correct the spelling, writing, and grammar of the published manuscript.
  10. Everything related to the permission to quote or use computer software in writing the manuscript or other matters relating to copyright carried out by the author, along with all legal consequences, are the full responsibility of the author.
  11. An author whose manuscript is published will receive a copy of the proof of publication. Unpublished manuscripts will not be returned.


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