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Author Guidelines

 Author Guidelines EMPATI Journal

Social Welfare Study Program

Faculty of Da’wa and Communication Science

UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Empati: Jurnal Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial, published two times a year since 2013, provides a forum for publishing the original research articles, review articles from contributors, individually and research group of social welfare discipline. It is designed to contribute knowledge and science leverage in social welfare and social work. In addition, it is meant to provide an academic reference for social issues in society.

Research articles related to development issues, community development, social work practice, human service organizations are welcome. The journal encompasses research articles, original research report, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in social welfare, social work, and development, human service organizations etc.

All papers submitted to the journal should be written in either in Indonesian and English languages. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. The work should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The official language of the manuscript to be published in EMPATI journal are Indonesian and English.


1. General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to Empati Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address:, where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

Three types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication: Original Research Articles, Review Articles, and Short Communication.


2. Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the pdf article template: Format DOC download Format PDF download


3. Reviewing of manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by at least one peer-reviewers. The Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. If one or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within three months of the submission date.


4. Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.


5. Editorial Office of Empati Journal

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:


Siti Napsiyah (Editor in Chief)

Office address:

Program Studi Kesejahteraan Sosial

Fakultas Ilmu Dakwah dan Ilmu Komunikasi

UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Jl Ir. H. Juanda No. 95, Ciputat, Tangerang Selatang

Provinsi Banten



Phone: (+62-21) 7432728 / 74703580



6. Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer through the following address:

The Author should fulfill the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

Step 1

Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists.

Step 2

Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click Upload button.

Step 3

Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including a marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the text-box including keywords.

Step 4

Upload additional files.

Step 5

Confirming the Submission: Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to EMPATI journal, click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgment by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors can track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes a status of manuscript review and editorial process.


7. Author Fee (Page Charge)

Empati is an open access international journal. There are no submission fee for each article that submitted in Empati. Authors should also pay some fees for the publication fee with some eligible rates. The publication fee is to cover the publication costs.

Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.


8. User Rights

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

  • Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC BY-SA)


9. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines


The manuscripts represent academic research development, social welfare, human service organization, and Social Work discipline.


Upon the publication of the manuscript, the author should provide a letter states that the manuscripts have never been, or under consideration to be, published in other journal publications.


Structure of the manuscripts


Title. The title should be brief, short, clear, and informative which reflect the article content. The length of the title maximum 12 words. All words of the title should be written in capitalized letter.


Author’s names and institutions. The author’s names should be accompanied by the author’s institutions and email addresses, without any academic titles and/or job title.


Abstract and key words. The abstract should be less than 150 words. Abstract contains clear statement of the background of the study, the purpose of the study, method, result, and implication, with no references cited. The key words should be 2 to 5 phrases.


Introduction. This section explains the background of the study and aims of the manuscripts. It should be written without numbers and/or pointers. The author should state the novelty or contribution of this research


Literature Review & Methods. This section describes the tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.


Discussion. This section explains the results of the study. Data should be presented in Tables or Figures when feasible. There should be no duplication of data in Tables and Figures. The discussion should be consistent and should interpret the results clearly and concisely, and their significance. It also should supported to suitable literature. The discussion should show relevance between the result and the field of investigation and/or hypotheses. The discussion also should compare the result with previous research.


Conclusions. This section concludes and provides policy implications, if any, of the study.


References. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred in the manuscript. References should be the last 10 year publication with minimum 80% of journal. References should be listed alphabetically by the author(s) last name(s) and the year of publication. We suggest authors to use reference management software like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, Turnitin, etc., to prepare citations and the list of references.


In-text referencing

You need to provide an in-text reference if you:

  • use a long direct quotation
  • use a short direct quotation
  • use an indirect quotation by either paraphrasing or summarizing.


In-text references typically contain the following information, in this order:

  • the surname (family name) of the author/s the year of publication of the text
  • the page number/s of the text (usually for direct quotations, particular ideas and concepts).



You will need to compile a list of all sources used in your assignment/report. Your Reference list must provide full and accurate details, as it is the means by which the reader can follow up your sources. Guidelines foreferencing a variety of sources follow. References are required at least 5 books 3 Journal Articles.


Empati Journal uses American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style based on:

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

For more information, it is available at:





One author

‘Information prominent’ (the author’s name is within parentheses): The conclusion reached in a recent study (Adi, 2002) was that… OR ‘Author prominent’ (the author’s name is outside the parentheses): Adi (2002) concluded that…

Cochrane, A. (2002). Pemikiran-Pemikiran dalam Pembangunan Kesejahteraan Sosial. Jakarta: Lembaga Penerbit Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Indonesia.

Two authors

Community development is considered (Ife & Tosseriero, 2006)… OR Ife & Tosseriero (2006)argued ...

Ife, Jim., & Tosseriero, Frank. (2005). Community Development (3rd ed.). French Forest : Pearson Education Australia.

Three to five authorsFor the first in-text reference, list all the authors’ family names. Use et al. for subsequent entries.

Writing in biomedical sciences requires close attention to an acceptable style (Duffy, Deakin, Wieniawa-Narkiewicz, & Wilson, 2001) and it is… Subsequent in-text reference/s: (Duffy et al., 2001)

Duffy, A., Deakin, V., Wieniawa-Narkiewicz, E., & Wilson, K. (2001). Guide to writing in biomedical sciences. Australia: University of Canberra.


In discussing best practice, Zairi (1999) identified…


Zairi, M. (Ed.). (1999). Best practice: Process innovation management. Oxford, England: Butterworth-Heinemann.

No author or editor

 Cite the title in the position of ‘author’.

The title may be shortened to the main title (omitting the sub-title) or the first few words of the title.

Macroeconomics considers prices and quantities (Macroeconomics, prices and quantities, 1983, pp. 43-57), so it is important to…

Macroeconomics, prices and quantities: Essays in memory of Arthur M. Okun. (1983). Oxford, England: Blackwell.

Chapter in edited book

A discussion about Australia’s place in today’s world (Richards, 1997) included reference to…

Richards, K. C. (1997). Views on globalization. In H. L. Vivaldi (Ed.), Australia in a global world. North Ryde, Australia: Century.

Corporate author - when the author is also the publisher

A recent study (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2009)…

Subsequent in-text reference/s: The AIHW (2009) found that…

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2009). Indigenous housing needs 2009: A multi-measure needs model (AIHW cat. no. HOU 214). Canberra, Australia: Author.

Citing a source within a source When citing a source you haven’t read yourself, but which is referred to in a source you have read.

Lilly (as cited in Maxwell, 1999, p.25) stated that “......”.

Maxwell, F. (1999). Phonology. San Francisco, CA: Brooks Cole.


Journal article with one author - separated paging Each issue begins on page one.

In an earlier article, it was proposed (Jackson, 2007)…

Jackson, A. (2007). New approaches to drug therapy. Psychology Today and Tomorrow, 27(1), 54-59.

Article in online journal with six or sevenauthors Give the firstauthor’s family name followed by ‘et al.’ for all in-text references.

A simple ALMA is described in a recent study (Restouin et al., 2009).

Restouin, A., Aresta, S., Prébet, T., Borg, J., Badache, A., & Collette, Y. (2009). A simplified, 96-well–adapted, ATP luminescence–based motility assay. BioTechniques, 47, 871–875. Retrieved from

Note: Use a DOI (digital object identifier) if one is assigned instead of the “Retrieved from’ statement and URL.

Journal article retrieved from a database - with a DOI (digital object identifier)

A study examining globalization (Sen, 2001 ) discovered …

Sen, A. (2001). Ten theses on globalization. New Perspectives Quarterly, 18(4), 9-15. doi:10.1111/0893-7850.00430

Journal article retrieved from a database - without a DOI Give the URL of the journal’s home page instead of the database name.

The effects of Millenium Development Goals on Mainstreaming Gender are studied by Kabeer (2003)…

Kabeer, N. (2003), Mainstreaming Gender and Poverty Eradication in the Millennium Development Goals, Retrieved from International Development Research Center website:

Newspaper article – with an author

The notion of a Bill of Rights may be inappropriate in the Australian context (Waterford, 2007).

Waterford, J. (2007, May 30). Bill of Rights gets it wrong. The Canberra Times, p. 11

Newspaper article – without an author

The redesign of the internet (“Internet pioneer”, 2007)…

Internet pioneer to oversee network redesign. (2007, May 28). The Canberra Times, p. 15.

Newspaper article retrieved from a database Give the URL of the newspaper’s home page.

In an attempt to save the tiger, Darby (2002) provided…

Darby, A. (2002, August 20). Rarest tiger skin a rugged survivor. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from


Lecture / tutorial notes – online

In examining the genre of fiction (St. Vincent Welch, 2009)…

St. Vincent Welch, S. (2009). Unit 8147 Writing short narratives, lecture 1, week 1: What is fiction? [Lecture PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

Item from E- Reserve

In a review of the Freedom of Information Act 1988, Rose (1996, p. 4) determined that…

Rose, A. (1996, September). Freedom of information under review. Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, 80, 4-8. Retrieved from University of Canberra E-Reserve.


DVD / Videorecording

Jane Austen’s world came alive in Sense and sensibility (Lee, 1995).

Lee, A. (Director). (1995). Sense and sensibility [DVD].

Australia: Columbia TriStar Home Video.

Figure, Table, Graph, Map or Chart

The internal processes were well described (Kaplan & Norton, 2004), which led to…

Kaplan, R. S., & Norton, D.P. (2004). Internal processes deliver value over different time horizons. [Graph]. In Strategy maps: Converting intangible assets into tangible outcomes (p. 48). Boston, MA: Harvard Business School.

Image - online

The effective use of light in

Monet’s ‘Haystacks’ (Monet,


Monet, C. (1890). Haystacks, midday [Painting]. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Retrieved from LRG.cfm?IRN=29073&View=LRG

Web document - dated & author or sponsor given

An RBA paper (Simon, Smith, & West, 2009) found that participation in a loyalty program and access to an interest-free period…

Simon, J., Smith, K., & West, T. (2009). Price incentives and consumer payment behaviour (RBA Research discussion paper). Retrieved from the Reserve Bank of Australia website:

Web source with no page numbers Give a paragraph number. (use the abbreviation

“para.”) or a section heading &

paragraph no.

Copyright ownership of “lecture notes created as part of a lecturer’s employment at the university” (University of Canberra, 2009, “University material”, para. 2)…

University of Canberra. (2009). Copyright guide. Version 13 –2 January]. Retrieved from



The authors should provide an index of subject, namely the specific terms in the manuscript. The authors should also provide the index of authors, namely the key authors of papers referred in the manuscript. Please write the family name followed by the given name.


Estimation result from a software package is not allowed to be directly presented in the paper. They should be presented in equations with the appropriate estimation results.


Table format should contain only heading and contents. Please provide the top and bottom lines, along with the line(s) that separate the heading and the contents. Example:


Acknowledgment, if any, should be written as the foot-note of the manuscript’s title.


The manuscript is prepared in a A-4 paper, single-sided, 1.5 space format. A new paragraph should start 5 characters from the left margin, using 12-size, Times New Roman font type.


The manuscript should be in no more than 25 pages long.


The top and bottom margins are 3 inch, the left and right margin: 2,5.


The title is written using capital letters of 14 font size, centre position.


Sub titles are written using capital letters, started from the left margin.


Sub of sub titles are written using capital letters only at the beginning of each word except for connecting words. They should be started from the left margin.


References should be those of the last ten years publication, unless they are key references. The journal use APA style for references.


Citation in the text body should be written using the family name and years of publication. Example:

  • Hill (2001) suggests that the objective of depreciation.
  • According to Kotter (1867), intra industry trade can be.
  • Wagner (in McCain, 1982) states that.
  • The definition of flypaper effect is… (Wagner, 1976).


Tables and figures should be presented as follows: The name of tables and figures should follow a numbering system (Arabic numbering system). The names of the tables and figures are on the top and bottom parts of the tables, respectively.

The tables and figures should provide the source of information, if any, at the bottom part of both.


References should be written in alphabetical order, without any number. They should be written using the following criteria:

For books, the format should follow the following example:

  • Al Arif, M. N. R. (2010). Dasar-dasar Pemasaran Bank Syariah. Bandung: Alfabeta.


For papers that are part of a book, the format should follow the following example:

  • Bahl, R. (2000). How to Design a Fiscal Decentralization. in Sahid, Y. (eds.), Local Dynamics in an Era of Globalization, 25-26, London: Oxford University Press.


For journal/magazine papers, the format should follow the following example:

  • Chowdhury, E. H. (2009). ‘Transnationalism reversed’: Engaging religion, development and women’s organizing in bangladesh. Women’s Studies International Forum, 32(6), 414-423. doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2009.09.006.
  • Rakodi, C. (2012). A framework for analysing the links between religion and development. Development in Practice, 22(5), 634-650. doi:10.1080/09614524.2012.685873


Authors are advised to use references management application in citation and referral management (such as: Mendeley, Zotero, End Note, etc).


A brief CV that records full name, academic title, institution, telephone, fax and mobile number should accompany the manuscript.

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.

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