Author Guidelines

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.

  • 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).
  • References consist of 80% of primary source (books, articles, and the other scientific source)
  • Use references published on the last 10 years
  • Use reference manager e.g. Mendeley or others when managing the references
  • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author

Author Guidelines

The editor of KABANTI welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Articles are written in Indonesia or English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed 1,5 spaced in a quarto paper size (A4), between 6000-8000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables. Papers that greatly exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length.
  2. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following: research reports, conceptual ideas, studies, theory applications.
  3. Make sure that your paper is prepared using the Manuscript Template andCopyright Transfer Form when if it accepted
  4. At least 15 references with 80% primary source (books, Articles, and the other scientific source)
  5. Scientific articles will be published in the JURNAL KABANTI must follow the rules of writing on the paper body. Articles should be in form of essay which includes:

Title : The title should be concise and indicate the identity of the subject, the research objectives, and keywords.

Author name : The author's name without academic degrees and not preceded by the word "by" followed by the name of the institution, address of  institution and contact email.

Abstract : Abstract should describe the entire content of the article from 150 to 200 words. It is not allowed references to figures and tables.  It is written in a straightforward, concise, and must include:

  • Background (optional, one or two sentence)
  • Research objective
  • Method
  • Result and discussion
  • Conclusion

Keyword : Use keywords can describe the content of article. It is written in 5 to 7 words.
Introduction : Basically, in the introduction provides general background research, literature review (state of the art)/theoretical construct (if needed), originality of research (gap analysis), and research objectives. In the literature review, there are at least five articles reviewed briefly that can justify the novelty of the research. The introduction section ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed,

Method : In the methods section provides a summary of the methods used, such as the subjects studied, tools and materials used, model or design used, informant selection technique or sampling technique, the measured variable and data analysis used.

Result and Discussion: Consists of results of the study. It can be illustrated using tables or figures to clarify the presentation of the results verbally. The data presented is data that is processed, not raw data.

Conclusion : Conclusion is a brief summary of findings and discussion. It is strongly recommended to avoid mere repetitive statements from the previous sections. Write the conclusion briefly and clearly. Do not discuss again at the conclusion. Do not use Bullet / Numbering.


  1. Diacritics and Spelling of Proper Names

In order to be reproduced accurately in printed version, articles must be aware of any special (e.g., phonetic) symbols. They must be explained in detail with a typeset sample as well. To deal with this issue, KABANTI recommends authors to use Times New Roman font, but if this font does not support some symbols, authors are allowed to use other alternatives with notification to the KABANTI board.

Authors must be aware of the spelling of proper names, especially in terms of Indonesian personal names, newspapers, offices, and organizations. They have to be written as their original spelling although they might be now outdated, for example: Poerbatjaraka, Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Zoetmulder, and Margono Djojohadikusumo, Sukarno, Soeharto.

Meanwhile, any geographical names should be written in their modern spellings.


  1. Dates and Numbers

Dates in the text: 17 August 1945; dates in footnotes and the bibliography: 17-8-1945. Numbers from one to ten should be spelled out; higher numbers, percentages and measurements should be given as numerals (3 km, 6%).


  1. Figures, Tables and Maps

For all images (line drawings, photographs, maps), please use high resolution source files: min. 150 dpi for photographs, min 300 dpi for linework images. This is the minimum resolution required at the dimensions of which the images should eventually be reproduced. Please bear in mind that the images themselves should also be of high quality (e.g. the images should be clear and sharp and any text in the images should be sharp and legible). Give the caption and the source of the figure in the main text (exactly at the point where you indicate: ‘Figure x about here’).


  1. The Guidelines for Citation and Reference

Reference list format is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style 6th edition. 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 MendeleyZoteroEndnote, etc. 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 TitleVolume(Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Journal article online: Author, A. A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume(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, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Encyclopedia: Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Entry title. In Encyclopedia Title, (Vol. xx, pp. xx). City, State of publication: Publisher.
  1. The editor appreciates if authors excerpt information from previously published articles in KABANTI.
  2. Articles should be submitted in soft files using document format (.doc or .docx) to theOnline Submission

Copyright Notice

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 Licensethat 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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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 250.000 (IDR)

This fee is to be paid once a manuscript is accepted for publication, and is used to cover the publication costs of the journal. There are no fees for submitting an article.