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Author Guidelines

General requirements

  1. Manuscripts can be either research-based paper or conceptual paper that have been formatted to meet the general writing standards of a scientific journal article.
  2. Manuscripts is preferably written in Bahasa Indonesia, English or Arabic language.
  3. A manuscript is an original work (not plagiarized) and has not been published in other journal or media, printed or electronic.
  4. The manuscript needs to be submitted online to Jurnal Qistie website through the Open Journal System (OJS) at
  5. Applying a “blind review” system, the manuscript should not state the author’s name, institution, and emails. Authors’ name, institution, and emails are stated during the author’s registration with OJS. For a convenient communication, it is advisable to include your active cell phone number when registering.
  6. The manuscript must be typed in a Segoe UI, with 5000-6000 words in length. Click here for the template.
  7. Reference or bibliography should list 20 references minimum. The primary reference is at least 5. The manuscript should also refer to several research studies published in reputable journals (journal article reference).

Manuscript writing

The title must be typed in all capital letters, bold, centered. The subtitle is all typed in small case letter. Each word starts with the capital letter, bold.


  • Direct quotation, which is equal to or less than 40 words, is indented with a double apostrophe (“…”), single-spaced. Direct quotation of more than 40 words is typed indented on both right and left side, single-spaced.
  • The indirect quotation is typed in a sentence with no quotation symbols.
  • In all of these quotation types, direct and indirect, the name of the author(s), publication year and page(s) number must be provided.


Table or graph should be presentable in a Microsoft Word document. Table or graph must be accompanied with a specific caption (numbering, title, source, if any). See the template for illustration. 

Table or graph should only be displayed when it really helps readers to understand the content substance.

Referencing system

Please be advised that Qistie employs a Chicago manual of reference style .


Book with single author


Mansour Fakih, Analisis Gender & Transformasi Social (Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar, 2010), 101.

Zadie Smith, Swing Time (New York: Penguin Press, 2016), 315–16.

Book with multiple authors 


Bashin, Kamla, dan Nighat Said Khan, Persoalan Pokok Mengenai Feminisme dan Relevansinya, terj. S. Herlina (Jakarta: Gramedia, 1995), 101

Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015), 12.

Chapter or another part of an edited book


Henry David Thoreau, “Walking,” in The Making of the American Essay, ed. John D’Agata (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016), 177–78.

Articles from journals, magazines or newspapers


Hasanah, Hasyim, “Peran Strategis Aktivis Nurul Jannah al Firdaus dalam Meningkatkan Kesadaran Beragama Perempuan Miskin Kota”, Inferensi 7, no. 2 (2013): 474-86.

Susan Satterfield, “Livy and the Pax Deum,” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016): 170.

Shao-Hsun Keng, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem, “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality,” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 9–10,

Other sources (legislations, handbooks, posters, etc)

Departemen Pendidikan Nasional, Undang-Undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 2 Tahun 1998 tentang Sistem Pendidikan Nasional (Jakarta: Armas Duta Jaya, 1990), 51


“Privacy Policy,” Privacy & Terms, Google, last modified April 17, 2017,

“About Yale: Yale Facts,” Yale University, accessed May 1, 2017,

Katie Bouman, “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole,” filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA, video, 12:51,



Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality.” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 1–34.

LaSalle, Peter. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95–109. Project MUSE.

Satterfield, Susan. “Livy and the Pax Deum.” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016): 165–76.

Smith, Zadie. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press, 2016.

Thoreau, Henry David. “Walking.” In The Making of the American Essay, edited by John D’Agata, 167–95. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016.

Abstract is written in English which contains the purpose of research, method or approach, and research result. The abstract is written in one alenia with the number between 150-250 words. Written in one column format. The font used Cambria 10,5 single space


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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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 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 acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 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.


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