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Author Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The article is an original work of the author and the team based on real research results have not and will not be published in any media.
  2. The article, free from plagiarism including self-plagiarism (Article was reviewed independently by the application of anti-plagiarism)
  3. The submission and the publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  4. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of N-JILS (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the N-JILS E-journal portal ( and email
  5. The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded.
  6. The article contains research related to library and information science (see focus and scope).
  7. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles as the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no accademic title), (c) the afiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the literature review (h) the research method (i), the research findings and disscussion (j), the conclusion and suggestion (k), the references.
  8. The article uses Bahasa Indonesia, consisting of 10 - 15 pages, Times New Roman 12pt., spacing 1.15, A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm) using 2.5 cm for inside margin and 2 cm for top, bottom, and outside margin.
  9. The title contains maximum 14 words, without abbreviations, 18pt. Times New Roman, Capital Each Word, Bold, Align Text Left, space 1, created in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  10. The names of all authors are written in complete without abbreviation, without a title, 12pt. Times New Roman, Capital Each Word, Bold, Align Text Left, space 1.
  11. The name of the institution or affiliation of each author listed only the names of colleges or corporate institutions. Example: Universitas Islam Nusantara.
  12. The name of the institution or affiliation and email of each author Times New Roman, 9pt., spacing 1, Align Text Left.
  13. Abstract, made in essay form consists of introduction, purpose, method, conclusion, written in 1 (one) paragraph, 10pt Times New Roman, space 1, paragraph justify, 100-200 words, no numbering, created in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  14. Keywords consist of three to five relevant words/phrases seperated with semicolon.
  15. The manuscript consists of 10 – 15 pages.
  16. Footnote usage is not allowed, authors should write it in body notes.
  17. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. For the article in Bahasa Indonesia, foreign terms or words should be avoided. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  18. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the center between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the center of page.


The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

  1. The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in capital case. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. The article title should be written within twelve words maximum, 18pt Times New Roman with the bold selection. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 100-200 words maximum and followed by with three to five keywords.
  2. Introduction: The introduction must contain (sortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basic of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated.
  3. The literature review: contains a systematic description of previous studies relevant to the research. This section also contains theoretical basis, basic concepts and principles required for problem solving related to the research. The literature review can be in the form of qualitative descriptions, mathematical models, concepts, or tools related to the study.
  4. Research Methods: The method is implemented to solve problems, including analytic methods. Methods should consist of the type of research, subjek and object, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques.
  5. Result and Discussion: This part consists of the research results and how they are disscussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  Results can contain tables or figures. The sources should write on the center bottom of the table. The title of the table placed above the table, sentence case, center margin, 11 pt., and space 1. Pictures could be graphics, diagrams, schematics, photos. The title, source, and picture should be grouping, so it will not rupture when the layout create. The title of the image should be placed below the image, sentence case, center margin, 11 pt., space 1, and the source listed in the bottom of the image.
  6. Conclusion and Suggestion: This is the final part containing conclusions and suggestion. The conclusions will be the answers research goals. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. The suggestion contains advices and recommendations associated with further ideas from the research.
  7. References: All the references that used in the article must be listed in this part and follows the style of American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% from all the references) that published in the last ten years. Each article should has at least ten references.


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
Program Studi Ilmu Perpustakaan dan Informasi
Jl. Soekarno Hatta No. 530 Bandung
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