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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

  1. Articles suitable for publication including; the result of the analysis, research reports, conceptual ideas, application of specific theory;
  2. Articles can be written in Bahasa Indonesia and English using academic style along with standard academic writing systematization. Articles must be typed in 1.5 space with approximately 6000-8000 words in length. The details as follow:
    • The title must represent the content of the article. State the title as clear as possible and it should be no longer than 20 words. The details should be noted: capitalize the first and last words, and all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinating conjunctions (if, because, that, etc). Lowercase articles (a, an, the), coordinating conjunction, and prepositions (regardless of length) the 'to' in infinitives and the word 'as' in any function is lowercase. If the titles contain direct quotations, the headline-capitalization style described above should be imposed. Like the following example: "We All More Like Brutes than Humans": Labor and Capital in the Gold Rush. If the title contains any non-English language including Bahasa Indonesia, French, German, Arabic, and others, capitalize letter of the title and subtitle and all proper nouns.
    • Author’s name (without academic degree) followed by institution and e-mail;
    • Abstract in English and Bahasa Indonesia (approximately 150-250 words each) which includes research problems, theory, methods, and results;
    • Keywords both in English and Bahasa Indonesia maximum 5 words each which represented articles best;
    • Introduction which includes background, objectives, theory, methods, and literature review. The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items be discussed;
    • Result and Discussion;
    • Conclusion;
    • Acknowledgement (optional); and
    • References.

(See Journal Template)

  1. The articles must be free from any practice of plagiarism maximum 24%. Thus the articles must contain certain types of quoting style to refer to the works cited by the authors:
    • In-text citation (enclosed in parentheses), which appear in the body articles, should contain the author's surname and the date:

 (Jassin, 1984) is used for works by one author.

 (Budiman & Heryanto, 1995) is used for works by two authors.

 (Foulcher et al., 2002) is for works by three or more authors, only the surname of the first author is used, followed by ‘et al’.

(Siegel, 1998: 173) is used when the idea refers to a direct quotation or fact on a particular page.

    • Personal communication, such as direct interview or mediated interview (telephone conversations, e-mail messages, and non-archived letters) are identified as “personal communication”:

(M. Klokke, personal communication, June 14, 2010).

    • Newspaper and popular magazine articles may be in the text only, without a corresponding reference antry as long as the periodical title, date, article title (and page number (s) in the case of magazine articles) are provided:

Sastra sufi merupakan … (Hadi, 2003).

    • Online sources required an access date if no publication date is provided.
  1. Pictures, graphics, and tables can be included in the body articles with requirements as followed:
    • The picture is not blurred if it is zoomed for the size of magazine or fits with the A4 paper with maximum size 5mb;
    • Pictures and graphics background by the color white; and
    • All pictures, graphics, and tables must be numbered and captioned. An example of a caption is as follow:

Figure 1: The author with unidentified friend, 2015.

Figure 2: The author posed for this picture with an unidentified friend in 2015.

Figure 3: Noam Chomsky at Political Rally, 1971. “Mengenang John Allan Cameron Archives”, Universitas Florida, Garres Ville.

Figure 4: “Religion” drawing by Hugh Ferries (2015).

  1. The reference section at the end of the articles provides full bibliographic information for all work cited in the text. Works that are not cited should not be included in this section. The Editor strongly recommends using Mendeley or Zotero (American Psychological Association/APA) for References and are arranged alphabetically by authors, then chronologically in ascending order. The editorial board strongly suggests that the references included in the text must contain at least 75% of articles published in the last 10 years and 25% of primary books and others which are relevant to a research as the writing of the references as followed:


Eagleton, T. (1997). Literary Theory: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Chapter in a Collection

Nilan, P., et al. (2015). Contemporary Indonesian Youth Transitions: Trends and Inequalities. In Kathryn Robinson (Ed.), Youth Identities and Social Transformations in Modern Indonesia (pp. 23–46). Leiden: BRILL. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004307445_003


Foulcher, K., & Day, T. (Ed.) (2008). Sastra Indonesia Modern: Kritik Postkolonial (Toer, K.S. & Soesman, M., Trans.). Jakarta: Yayasan Obor Indonesia & KITLV Press.

Multivolume Works

Ryan, M. R., Castle, G., Eaglestone, R., & Booker, M. K. (Ed.). (2011). The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (Vol. 1-3). New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Multi Author Works

Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G., & Tiffin, H. (2013). Post-colonial studies: The key concepts. In Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts. https://doi.org/10.4324/978023777855

Journal Article

A’la, A. (2008). The Genealogy Of Muslim Radicalism In Indonesia: A Study of the Roots and Characteristics of the Padri Movement”. Journal of Indonesian Islam 2 (2): 267-299.

Hadiati, E., Abdullah, I., & Udasmoro, W. (2013). Konstruksi media terhadap pemberitaan kasus perempuan koruptor. Al-Ulum 13 (2): 345–372.

Online Journal Article

Fawaid, Achmad. 2020. “Domestikasi Ruang Dalam Durga Umayi: Melampaui Nation, Menuju ‘Tubuh Politis’”. Literasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Kajian Ilmu Humaniora 2 (1):1-13. https://doi.org/10.15642/literasi.2020.2.1.1-13.

Mashuri, Mashuri, and Jauharoti Alfin. 2021. “Genealogi Wabah Dalam Cerita-Cerita Dewi Sekardadu: Kajian Sastra Pandemik”. Literasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Kajian Ilmu Humaniora 2 (2):74-90. https://doi.org/10.15642/literasi.2020.2.2.74-90.

Skripsi, Thesis and Dissertation

Hagglund, E. (2000). Tourists and Travellers: Women’s Non-Fictional Writing About Scotland 1770-1830 (The University of Birmingham). Retrieved from https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/9837555.pdf

Paper or Presentation

Ambalegin, A. (2021). Phonological Analysis of English Vowel Pronunciation. KnE Social Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.18502/kss.v5i4.8665


Onyesoh, J. (2018, August 22). Author Interview [Personal communication].

Vasquez, J. (1995). Author Interview. Fairfax, 20 February.

Newspaper and Popular Magazine

Firman, T. (2017, January 15). Jugun Ianfu, Budak Wanita di Masa Penjajahan Jepang. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from Tirto.id website: https://tirto.id/jugun-ianfu-budak-wanita-di-masa-penjajahan-jepang-cgZz

Unpublished or Archived Source

National Archives of Indonesia Collection: LAPAN 1950-2002.

  1. The authors must write one paragraph (not more than 200 words) of biography which explains briefly about the academic achievements, a short introduction, and also the other publication list. (note: it should be written in a different file than the text);
  2. Articles in the form of a book review are also accepted with the following requirements:
    • Books being reviewed should be newly published;
    • Books review should be between 3-5 pages; and
    • Books being review should support the theme brought by the editorial board informed in the call for paper.
  1. All of the files must be in .doc or .docx;
  2. Register first as author for submit your articles here; and
  3. More information, contact: jurnalliterasi@upm.ac.id

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