Before prepare and submit article manuscripts, please note that author(s) are discouraged from withdrawing submitted papers after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, APJPP had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process.

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:

Language in the Article

The article can be written in Bahasa Indonesia or English. Other languages are welcome, there is going to be the translation cost prior to article publication acceptance notification made by the editor of the APJPP.


Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. We currently do not accept other formats, such as LaTex or PDF files.

Article Length

As a general guideline, manuscripts are typed 1,15 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 4000-6000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.

Article Title 

Title of article no more than 15 words Article should be started by the title of the article followed by authors name and affiliation address and abstract

Author Details

All contributing authors’ names should be added, without any academic degree. All authors should be accompanied address, including the name of the institution and email address.

The criteria of authorship are as follows; Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; Final approval of the version to be published; Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Biographies and Acknowledgements

Authors who wish to include these items should save them together in an MS Word file to be uploaded with the submission. If they are to be included, a brief professional biography of not more than 100 words should be supplied for each named author.

Reserach Funding

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission that covers:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings/results (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

A maximum of 250 words in total excluding keywords.


Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 5 (five) phrases.

Article Classification

Authors must categorize their paper as part of the submission process. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.

Research paper. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.

Community Service Report. It provides a summary of a policy issue, problem or recommendation for action, based on research and analysis. It aims to communicate important policy ideas or proposals to decision-makers and other stakeholders, in a clear and accessible manner. Policy briefs typically follow a standard format that includes an introduction, a background section that outlines the issue and its importance, an analysis of the problem and potential solutions, and a conclusion that provides recommendations for action. The language used in policy briefs is generally straightforward, avoiding jargon or technical terms that may be unfamiliar to non-experts. The purpose of a policy brief is to influence policy decisions and actions, by providing evidence-based insights and recommendations that address a particular problem or issue. Policy briefs are commonly used by government agencies, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions, to communicate their research findings to policymakers and other stakeholders.

Policy Brief. Community service refers to activities performed by individuals or groups of volunteers to improve their local communities. These activities can include anything from picking up litter in public spaces to organizing food drives, volunteering at local shelters, or tutoring students in low-income areas.


Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. 


Notes or endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article


All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in color to facilitate their appearance on the online database. Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into MS Word template document. Photographic images should be inserted in the main body of the article and of high quality.


Tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article. The position of tables should be inserted in the text as close to the point of reference as possible. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate


References to other publications must be in APA (American Psychological Association) style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. We strongly recommend authors to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, etc.

Please follow this guideline:

Herewith are some of the APA-based references format structure:

Printed book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.

Online book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or doi:xxxx

Journal article in print: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.

Journal article online: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp. doi: xx.xxxx or Retrieved from journal URL

Website article: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL; Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL

Newspaper in print: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.

Newspaper online: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL

Magazine article in print: Author, A.A. (Year, the month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.

Encyclopedia: Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. XX, pp. XX). City, State of publication: Publisher.