Author Guidelines

General Rules

  1. Manuscripts should be in Bahasa Indonesia or English with academic writing standard. English UK is preferable.
  2. The article could be an original research, review article, and book review.
  3. The article submitted to Jisiera should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under consideration by other publication using ISSN.
  4. The article submitted for publication goes through the blind-peer reviewing process by members of the editorial board.
  5. The author willing to make submission should register through Jisiera Open Journal System (OJS) and follows all of the process online.


Article Format

  1. The article should be single-spaced, 11-point Garamond font, paper size 16 cm width and 23 cm height, top and bottom margin 2.54 cm, left and right margin 2 cm, gutter position in left 0.7 cm, paragraph alignment justified, indentation in first line 0.7 cm each paragraphs, spacing 3 pt after paragraphs. Save the article using Microsoft Word 97-2003 document type.
  2. Front page contains: (1) title, situated two spaces from top margin using centre text, capitalized, and 13-point Cambria font; (2) the word “Abstract:” situated two spaces under the title, abstraction paragraph takes 10-point Garamond font, only in single paragraph of maximum 200 words, indentation before and after text 0.7 cm. Abstraction is in English; (3) the phrase “Keywords:” situated under the abstraction using 10-point Garamond font, italic, contains minimum 3 terminologies with semicolon between terms. Keywords are in English.
  3. Manuscripts should adhere to the Publication Manual of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) latest edition. Use endnotes for citations. To make citation number, use superscript (Ctrl, Shift, +) rather directly inserting endnotes (Alt+Ctrl+D) in your text.
  4. Instructions for making direct citation: (1) If the citation less than 40 words, write it in between quotation marks (“...”) along with the main text; (2) If there is quotation marks in the source text, then use single quotation mark (‘...’) to cite it; (3) If the citation more than 40 words, write it in separated paragraph outside the main text with 0.7 cm left and right indent, singled-space, and 10-point font; (4) If there are some words whom you may not use them in your citation, those words could be substituted by three dots (...).
  5. Always paraphrase the source text before cite it in the in-direct citation format. Editors will utilize plagiarism checker tools to assure the quality of the articles.
  6. Original research manuscripts may contains: (1) introduction containing background of research, literature study, and research problem(s); (2) method of research; (3) research result; (4) discussion; (5) conclusion; (6) endnotes; (7) references.
  7. Review articles may contains: (1) introduction; (2) discussions in some passages; (3) conclusion; (4) endnotes; (5) references.
  8. A book review is a brief critical assessment of the main arguments presented in a particular book. It may contains: (1) bibliographical information such as title (edition, if any), author, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages, ISBN numbers, price, and cover picture; (2) critical evaluation of the book containing statement of the reviewer's understanding of the author's purpose, summarize the contents of the book by identifying the key arguments chronologically, strengths and weaknesses, language analysis, etc.; (3) conclusion containing reviewer opinion upon the book that is important for who and why and overall assessment.
  9. Instructions for making table: (1) connecting effectively to the author arguments; (2) length not exceeded half of the page; (3) situated one space before and after the main text; (4) table number and title are situated at top of the table; (5) table number in Arabic numeral; (6) table title is capitalized each words; (7) source of the data situated at bottom of the table using CMS citation model; (8) table is referred by number rather “the following table” or “the above table.”
  10. Instructions for making picture: (1) picture includes photos, graphics, charts, maps, diagrams, etc.; (2) connecting effectively to the author arguments; (3) size not exceeded half of the page; (4) situated one space before and after the main text; (4) picture number and title are situated at bottom of the picture; (5) picture number in Arabic numeral; (6) picture title is capitalized each words; (7) source of the picture situated at the bottom of the picture using CMS citation model; (8) picture is referred by number rather “the following picture” or “the above picture.”
  11. The following examples illustrate citations using the notes and bibliography system taken from Examples of notes are followed by shortened versions of citations to the same source. For more details and many more examples, see chapter 14 of The Chicago Manual of Style.



One author

1 Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (New York: Penguin, 2006), 99–100.

2 Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma, 3.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.

Two or more authors

1 Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945 (New York: Knopf, 2007), 52.

2 Ward and Burns, War, 59–61.

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.

For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the bibliography; in the note, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”):

1 Dana Barnes et al., Plastics: Essays on American Corporate Ascendance in the 1960s . . .

2 Barnes et al., Plastics . . .

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

1 Richmond Lattimore, trans., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), 91–92.

2 Lattimore, Iliad, 24.

Lattimore, Richmond, trans. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951.

Book published electronically

If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you consulted. For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.

1 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (New York: Penguin Classics, 2007), Kindle edition.

2 Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), accessed February 28, 2010,

3 Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

4 Kurland and Lerner, Founder’s Constitution, chap. 10, doc. 19.

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007. Kindle edition.

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Accessed February 28, 2010.