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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines of Dakwah: Jurnal Dakwah dan Kemasyarakatan

Terms of submitting manuscript:

  1. Article is written originaly by one or many writers in the scope of Indonesian language and literature education. The article contains 15-20 pages or 3500-8000 words (including pictures and tables). The article’s systematics consists of Preface, Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, pictures or grafic and tables.
  2. Manuscript is written in A4 paper with Times New Roman fontstyle, 12 font size, single line spacing. The margin size should be 2 cm for entire document.
  3. Page number is put on the right top of page.
  4. It is suggested the use of reference manager : MENDELEY and ZOOTERO.
  5. The manuscript order are title, abstract, content, and references.  The more detail informations are described as follow:

Title consists of:

  1. Title: no more than 19 words.
  2. Author(s) name: is fully writen without any title.
  3. Institution: is completely stated, including the study program and the institution name.
  4. Corresponding author : email address


  1. Abstract is written both in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  2. The content is based on the problem, the main method used, the main result that answer the problem stated, and two sentences of discussion that explain the results. 
  3. Keywords (3-5 keywords)


The content of article consists of preface, methode, results and discussion. The closing, acknowledgement, and references are also the part of article content.

1. Introduction

Introduction mainly contains 1) the research problem, 2) the insight and problem solving plan, 3) the research aim(s), and 4) the resume of the teorethical study. Sometimes, in this part, author stated the result that is intended to be reached by the researcher through the study. Preface is 1-3 pages long.

2. Method

Basically, this part explains how the research is done. The main content of this part are 1) research design, 2) population and sample, 3) the technics of collecting data and instruments developing, and 4) the technics of data analyzing. Any tools and materials used in the research should be mentioned specifically.

3. Results and Discussion

The results appeared in this part should be the main result. The data analysis process such as statistical calculation, hypotetical testing process are no need to be presented. Tables and chart can be used to explain the result presented verbally, and should be commented or discussed.

4. Conclusions

This part contains summary and suggestion. Summary presents the resume of the results and discussion of the article, and is based on the research aim. The suggestion can be based on practical action, new theory developing, and/or further research.

5. Acknowledgement (optional)

Acknowledgement to certain parties, such as research sponsorship, should be stated clearly and concisely.

6. References

References should contain at least 5 references from scientific journal which recently 9 years. If the subject is related to the articles that have been published in journal Dialektika, please cite the article. Meanwhile, there is no publication year limitation for references from books. 


The author and title of the quoted book or text is displayed at the end of each page (footnote) with a 10 pt font size, the first line enters 8 tap, and follows the format contained in the following example.

1 Maria Etty, Perempuan Memutus Mata Rantai Asimetri,  (Jakarta: Grasindo, 2004), h. 14.

2 Gleason, “The Father Bridge Hipothesis,” Journal of Child Language, Vol. 14, No. 3.


Authors with the same book quoted back, either directly, have been interspersed by other authors, or interspersed with the same author with different titles, written in the following format.

1 Marias Etty, Perempuan Memutus Mata Rantai Asimetri,  (Jakarta: Grasindo, 2004), h. 14.

2 Marias Etty, Perempuan Memutus Mata....,  h. 14.

3 W.J.S. Poerwadarminta, Kamus Umum Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta : Balai Pustaka, 1976, h.488.

 4 Marias Etty, Perempuan Memutus Mata....,  h. 14.

Here are the format of the references in Chicago Turabian Styke (b), which should be listed in alphabetical order:


Author BA, Author DC, Author FE. 2001. Title of article. Journal 60:128-132.  

Example: Wahyudi AT, Takeyama H, Okamura Y, Fukuda Y, Matsunaga T. 2003. Characterization of Aldehyde Ferredoxin Oxidore-ductase-gene Defective Mutant in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 303:223-229.


Author HG, Author JI. 2006. Title of Book. City of publication: Publisher’s name. 

Example: Schmidt-Nielsen K. 2000. Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment. 5th ed . Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Pr.

Part of the book

Author LK, Author NM. 1999. Title of a chapter: a subtitle. In: Editor MN, Editor OP (eds). Title of Book. 2nd ed. City of publication: Publisher’s name. p 200-235. 

Example: Weir BS. 1996. Intraspecific differentiation. In: Hillis DM, Moritz C, Mable BK (eds). Molecular Systematics. 2nd ed. Massachusetts: Sinauer Assc. p 385-405.

Pictures and Tables:

Pictures and tables are separated from content pages.

  1. Pictures and tables are not presented in the body of content, but it is put on the page after references. 
  2. Pictures and tables are not put together, but they are grouped in each category (picture or table). 
  3. Information and title of the pictures and tables should be included.
  4. The picture is formated as “in line with text” format, with 5 cm wide maximum. If the picture is a photograph, the resolution suggested is 100 megapixels. 
  5. The title of table is put above the table, while the label of picture is put below the picture. You should mention the name of table specificaly when refer to certain table. For example, Table 1.

    It is suggested the use of a reference manager, MENDELEY and ZOTERO


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

Authors who publish articles in DAKWAH: Jurnal Kajian Dakwah dan Kemasyarakatan agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright of the article and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC-BY-SA or The Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike License.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).




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