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Author Guidelines

The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

1. We accept articles with the following types:

  • Research Paper
  • Literature Review
  • Case Study
  • Book Review

 2. General Guideline

  • Article has never been published before
  • Result-based research is prioritized for publication
  • The article consist of 10-15 pages without bibliography and it must be written in A4 paper, Times New Roman 12, Single Space, Margin of 3 for top, bottom, left and right sides.
  • The article has no typos
  • The article has plagiarism
  • The articles is written in the form of essay in which it has no dot points and numbering
  • It does not use footnote or endnote, but running note (surname, year of publication)

 3. Title

  • Title is writtenin dual languages; those are Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • The title in Bahasa Indonesia or English must not exceed 12 words
  • The title must mention the results of the study
  • There must be no subheading
  • The title is written in Times New Roman 18, Bold, Align Left
  • The initial latter of every word in the title must be capitalized except for conjunctions that must use small letters

 4. Name of Author and Institution of Author

  • The author’s name is completely written without academic title or indication of position and stratification
  • The name of institution is completely written
  • Correspondence must include email

 5. Abstract

  • Abstract is written in dual languages, those are Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Abstract must be written between 200 words in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Abstract must be written in one paragraph only encompassing background, purpose of the study, methods, results and conclusion

 6. Keyword

  • Keyword must be written in dual languages, those are in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • There must be at least three keywords in the abstract

 7. Introduction

  • Introduction consists of background, purpose of the study and research urgency
  • Statement of the problem and/or hypothesis must not be written in the form of subheading but research question which is integrated in pragraph, part of the introduction.

 8. Methods

  • Practical methods
  • It consists of research type/approach, location, population and sample, sampling drawing techniques, data collection techniques and data analysis techniques.

 9. Results of the study

  • All tables, graphics and figures are throughly discussed, placed in the center and appropriate interpretation are highly desirable (description is not repetitive from tables, graphics and figures)
  • Tables use three horizontal lines
  • Tables and graphics are made in the format of MS Word/Excel
  • Every table consists of table number and table title written above the table
  • Every graphic/picture consist of graphic/picture number and title written below the graphic/picture

 10. Conclusion

  • Conclusion does not repeat what has been discussed in results section
  • Contains research findings. It should answer research goals and give applicative recommendations. Moreover, it must be written in a paragraph without numbering

 11. References

  • References written must be cited in writting and vice versa
  • Book citation is at least from last 10-years publication, whereas, for journals, it is at lest from last 5-year publication.
  • Follows the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition 
  • References consist of primary sources (scientific hournals, research report or conference proceeding and the least number is 80% from all the references.
  • Each article should has at least ten references

 12. Authorship

  • Filling in the statement form of responsibility upon all content of the article
  • Signing the statement that the article is not being proposed to another journal and it will not be submitted to another journal during the editing and reviewing process by N-JILS.
  • Signing the statement of plagiarism free
  • Editorial staff has the right to edit the article without changing the content and the main idea of the author.


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

The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Nusantara Journal of Information and Library Studies journal and afiliasi as the publisher of the journal. Copyright encompasses rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all form and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms, and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations. 

Nusantara Journal of Information and Library Studies and the Editors make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in Nusantara Journal of Information and Library Studies journal are the sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.

The Copyright Transfer Form can be downloaded here: [copyright transfer form]. The copyright form should be signed originally and send to the Editorial Office in the form of original mail, scanned document or fax :  

Rosiana Nurwa Indah (Editor-in-Chief) 
Editorial Office of Nusantara Journal of Information and Library Studies (N-JILS)
Program Studi Ilmu Perpustakaan dan Informasi
Jl. Soekarno Hatta No. 530 Bandung


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