Author Guidelines

General Rules

  1. Manuscripts should be in Bahasa Indonesia or English with academic writing standard. English UK is preferable.
  2. The article could be an original research, review article, and book review.
  3. The article submitted to Jisiera should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under consideration by other publication using ISSN.
  4. The article submitted for publication goes through the blind-peer reviewing process by members of the editorial board.
  5. The author willing to make submission should register through Jisiera Open Journal System (OJS) and follows all of the process online.
  6. Successful author will be contacted and should transfer publication fee amount of Rp 250,000 to Jisiera Bank Account (Insiera members are excluded).


Article Format

  1. The article should be single-spaced, 11-size Garamond font, paper size 16 cm width and 23 cm height, top and bottom margin 2.54 cm, left and right margin 2 cm, gutter position in left 0.7 cm, paragraph alignment justified, indentation in first line 0.7 cm each paragraph, spacing 3 pt after paragraphs. Save the article with a minimum of Microsoft Word 97-2003 document types.
  2. Front page contains: (1) title, situated two spaces from top margin using centre text, capitalized, and 13-size Cambria font; (2) the word “Abstract:” situated two spaces under the title, abstraction paragraph uses 10-size Garamond font, only in single paragraph of maximum 200 words, indentation before and after text 0.7 cm. Abstraction is in English; (3) the phrase “Keywords:” situated under the abstraction using 10-size Garamond font, italic, contains minimum 3 terminologies with semicolon between terms. Keywords are in English.
  3. Manuscripts should adhere to the Publication Manual of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) latest edition. Use endnotes for citations. To make citation number, use superscript (Ctrl, Shift, +) and not directly inserting endnotes (Alt+Ctrl+D) in your text.
  4. Instructions for making the direct citation: (1) If the citation less than 40 words, write it in between quotation marks (“...”) along with the main text; (2) If there is quotation mark in the source text, then use single quotation mark (‘...’) to cite it; (3) If the citation more than 40 words, write it in separated paragraph outside the main text with 0.7 cm left and right indent, singled-space, and 10-size font; (4) If there are some words whom you may not use them in your citation, those words could be substituted by three dots (...).
  5. In the in-direct citation format, always paraphrase the source text before cite it. Editors will utilize plagiarism checker tools to assure the quality of the article.
  6. Original research manuscripts may contains: (1) introduction containing background of research, literature study, and research problem(s); (2) method of research; (3) research result; (4) discussion; (5) conclusion; (6) endnotes; (7) references.
  7. Review articles may contains: (1) introduction; (2) discussions in some passages; (3) conclusion; (4) endnotes; (5) references.
  8. A book review is a brief critical assessment of the main arguments presented in a particular book. It may contains: (1) bibliographical information such as title (edition, if any), author, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages, ISBN numbers, price, and cover picture; (2) critical evaluation of the book containing statement of the reviewer's understanding of the author's purpose, summarize the contents of the book by identifying the key arguments chronologically, strengths and weaknesses, language analysis, etc.; (3) conclusion containing reviewer opinion upon the book that is important for who and why and overall assessment.
  9. Instructions for making table: (1) connecting effectively to the author arguments; (2) length not exceeded half of the page; (3) situated one space before and after the main text; (4) table number and title are situated at top of the table; (5) table number in Arabic numeral; (6) table title is capitalized each word; (7) source of the data situated at bottom of the table using CMS citation model; (8) table is referred by number rather “the following table” or “the above table.”
  10. Instructions for making picture: (1) picture includes photos, graphics, charts, maps, diagrams, etc.; (2) connecting effectively to the author arguments; (3) size not exceeded half of the page; (4) situated one space before and after the main text; (4) picture number and title are situated at bottom of the picture; (5) picture number in Arabic numeral; (6) picture title is capitalized each words; (7) source of the picture situated at the bottom of the picture using CMS citation model; (8) picture is referred by number rather “the following picture” or “the above picture.”
  11. The following examples illustrate citations using the notes and bibliography system taken from Examples of notes are followed by shortened versions of citations to the same source. For more details and many more examples, see chapter 14 of The Chicago Manual of Style.


One author

1 Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (New York: Penguin, 2006), 99–100.

2 Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma, 3.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.

Two or more authors

1 Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945 (New York: Knopf, 2007), 52.

2 Ward and Burns, War, 59–61.

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.

For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the bibliography; in the note, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”):

1 Dana Barnes et al., Plastics: Essays on American Corporate Ascendance in the 1960s . . .

2 Barnes et al., Plastics . . .

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

1 Richmond Lattimore, trans., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), 91–92.

2 Lattimore, Iliad, 24.

Lattimore, Richmond, trans. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951.

Book published electronically

If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you consulted. For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.

1 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (New York: Penguin Classics, 2007), Kindle edition.

2 Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), accessed February 28, 2010,

3 Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

4 Kurland and Lerner, Founder’s Constitution, chap. 10, doc. 19.

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007. Kindle edition.

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Accessed February 28, 2010.

Journal article

Article in a print journal

In a note, list the specific page numbers consulted, if any. In the bibliography, list the page range for the whole article.

1 Joshua I. Weinstein, “The Market in Plato’s Republic,” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 440.

2 Weinstein, “Plato’s Republic,” 452–53.

Weinstein, Joshua I. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 439–58.

Article in an online journal

Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. A DOI is a permanent ID that, when appended to in the address bar of an Internet browser, will lead to the source. If no DOI is available, list a URL. Include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline.

1 Gueorgi Kossinets and Duncan J. Watts, “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network,” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 411, accessed February 28, 2010, doi:10.1086/599247.

2 Kossinets and Watts, “Origins of Homophily,” 439.

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247.

Article in a newspaper or popular magazine

Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text (“As Sheryl Stolberg and Robert Pear noted in a New York Times article on February 27, 2010,. . .”) instead of in a note, and they are commonly omitted from a bibliography. The following examples show the more formal versions of the citations. If you consulted the article online, include a URL; include an access date only if your publisher or discipline requires one. If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title.

1 Daniel Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68.

2 Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Robert Pear, “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote,” New York Times, February 27, 2010, accessed February 28, 2010,

3 Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” 69.

4 Stolberg and Pear, “Wary Centrists.”

Mendelsohn, Daniel. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25, 2010.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2010.

Thesis or dissertation

1 Mihwa Choi, “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty” (PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2008).

2 Choi, “Contesting Imaginaires.”

Choi, Mihwa. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2008.


A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text or in a note (“As of July 19, 2008, the McDonald’s Corporation listed on its website. . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be styled as in the examples below. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last modified.

1 “Google Privacy Policy,” last modified March 11, 2009,

2 “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts,” McDonald’s Corporation, accessed July 19, 2008,

3 “Google Privacy Policy.”

4 “Toy Safety Facts.”

Google. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11, 2009.

McDonald’s Corporation. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19, 2008.

E-mail or text message

E-mail and text messages may be cited in running text (“In a text message to the author on March 1, 2010, John Doe revealed . . .”) instead of in a note, and they are rarely listed in a bibliography. The following example shows the more formal version of a note.

1 John Doe, e-mail message to author, February 28, 2010.

Item in a commercial database

For items retrieved from a commercial database, add the name of the database and an accession number following the facts of publication. In this example, the dissertation cited above is shown as it would be cited if it were retrieved from ProQuest’s database for dissertations and theses.

Choi, Mihwa. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2008. ProQuest (AAT 3300426).