Submission Preparation Checklist

As a part of Submission Process, authors are required to check their submission compliance within the following items below:

  • The manuscript has not been previously published before or currently submitted and being consideration in another journal publication
  • The Submission file is in Open Access, Microsoft Word or RTF Document
  • The existing bibliography are listed in the document
  • The text is written in two columns, Times New Roman 12, single spaces. and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text.
  • The manuscript adheres to the style and bibliographic requirements outlined in Author Guidelines.



            The article written is MS Word A4 (21 cm x 29, 7 cm) with Times New Roman, 1,15 cm space. 4 cm paper border for left, 3 cm border for right, top, and bottom. The beginning of paragraph starts on 1 centimeter. Every article written in Times New Roman, 12 and justify. The content written in two columns with 1 cm column distance. The content of the articles based on research result are arranged systematically as following below:

  1. Title, describe the main content of writing concisely and clearly, not more than 14 words, center, bold and capital letters (except conjunctions).
  2. Authors’ name, without a degree with the addition of footnote about the institution where the author works, must include the email adress for authors’ correspondence. The maximum number of listed authors is 5 authors.
  3. Abstract, is a short summary about the research and enabling to help readers whether they should read the full document or not. An abstract must consist of IMRAD: Introduction, Method, Result, Analysis, and Discussion. Written in English with maximum 250 words, without any number and symbol. The keywords written below abstract with bold and italic and consist of important terms, around 3-5 terms. The keyword used to help readers finding the article.
  4. Introduction, muat be consist of research problem background that supported by relevant theories and recent research, research purpose, and research method. Research problem should provide a new research value or benefit as an innovative way in contributing futher knowledge.
  5. Method and analysis, contains an explanation of research method, research design, variables, time, place, materials and tools (if any). The method must be explained well and as complite as possible, then others research can review and include it in their research ethics tes or research permit.
  6. Result, can be presented through tables, graphs, figures or any combination of them. Tables, graphs, figures should not too long, too large, nor too many. For qualitative research, the result of analysis can be presented in empirical data, such as interview transcript, document, and field-notes. Result must be explaining the meaning of research data in table form into sentence rather than in statistical number.
  7. Discussion, explain the research result including facts, theories and authors’ opinion that distinguish the diffetence between his research with another existing or similiar research according to the theory used.
  8. Conclusion, can present the statement what the research expected and porposed based on the “introduction” and what the research result in “result and discussion.” for research compability. Written in narration with pone perfect sentence (S-P-O-K) without any statistical number or data.
  9. Reference, should contain (80%) primary sources from national journal, international journal, thesis, dissertation, conference proceedings national and international. Other sources (20%) can be books or other reference sources. Every article should have at least 10 (ten) references and references and only references used as citations may be listed in Bibliography. The written format used Vancouver Referencing style
  10. Another requirement, the submitted article will be reviewed by reputable reviewer and content checking, conformity of the articles based on scientific research principles, and writing guidelines by the editorial team. Authors will be given the opportunity to revise the article based on suggestion and feedback from reviewers and editorial team.



The Submitted manuscripts will be pre-reviewed by editors, to determine whether the manuscript fulfilled SIMPLISIA requirements or not. Manuscripts which have fulfilled the journal guidelines will be peer-reviewed. Final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by editors based on the reviewers' comment.

Peer review process can be briefly summarized into several steps below:

  1. Manuscript Submission: The author submits the paper to the destined journal. It usually done via online system. journals may accept submissions by email in certain circumstances.
  2. Editorial Office Assessment: Journal Editorial checks the paper composition and arrangement related to the Author Guidelines and make sure it includes the main requirements.
  3. Invitation to Reviewers: Editor sends invitations to a person that would like to be appropriate reviewers. As received response, further invitations are issued.
  4. Reviewer Responses: if the potential reviewers consider the article against their expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. Then, they can choose to accept or decline the manuscript. If possible, during their decline, Reviewer should suggest alternative reviewers.
  5. Review Process: Reviewer read the paper several times. The first is used to obtain initial impression of manuscript. if there is a major problem the reviewer can directly reject the paper without further review. Then, reviewer could continue to submit the article to the journal, following by a recommendation to accept, revision required or immediately reject it.
  6. Journal Evaluation Review: The editor evaluates all the returned manuscript before making an overall decision. the editor may invite an additional reviewer to get further opinion before making a decision.
  7. The informed decision: The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments. Whether the comments are anonymous or not.
  8. Further Step: If the manuscript is accepted, it will send to layout publication. If the article is rejected or sent back for either major or minor revision, the handling editor should include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article.