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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Double Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

By article submitting to Jurnal Agregasi: Aksi Reformasi Government dalam Demokrasi, authors attest that:

  1. The submission is an original work, free from any form of plagiarism (text, data, and figures).

  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.

  3. The submission has been approved by all co-authors and relevant authorities (e.g. an institution or sponsor).

  4. The manuscript has been (to the best of the authors’ abilities) written in Indonesian or good English and is free of grammatical errors. It has been checked with a proofreading tool (e.g. Grammarly) and, if possible, proofed by a language editor.


Submissions to Jurnal Agregasi: Aksi Reformasi Government dalam Demokrasi should be through its online submission system. There are no strict formatting requirements for the initial submission, as long as the article structure conforms with our guidelines (see the manuscript structure section below). Manuscripts that advance to the revision stage will then be required to be formatted appropriately (see the formatting section). This enables authors to focus on the scientific content of their manuscript, along with speeding up the article's processing time.

Author registration. Authors Jurnal Agregasi: Aksi Reformasi Government dalam Demokrasi are required to create an account before beginning their submission. Make sure that the "Author" role is selected in the Role dropdown menu, otherwise you will not be able to proceed with the submission.

Author(s) data. The submitting author is required to complete the author(s) data during the submission. Please ensure that the affiliation addresses are complete and written exactly as they appear on the manuscript.

Manuscript metadata. Please complete at least the following information related to the manuscript:

  • Fill in the manuscript title field in sentence case.

  • Paste the abstract into the abstract field; make sure that the formatting is consistent with the manuscript (e.g. superscript and italics).

  • Provide a maximum of five words/phrases, separated by semicolons.

  • References should be written in accordance with the APA style , but with the journal name written in full (not abbreviated). Separate each individual reference with a blank line.

Cover letter. In addition to the manuscript and its supplemental files, include a succinct cover letter stating the significance of the study and novelty of the results, as well as how it will appeal to readership of Jurnal Agregasi: Aksi Reformasi Government dalam Demokrasi. Authors may optionally suggest two potential reviewers for their manuscript, with whom no conflicts of interest exist.


Title. Use a concise and informative title in sentence case, with a maximum of 14 words.

Affiliation. Provide the full postal address of each author's affiliation, including the street name and number, city, ZIP code, and country.

Abstract. Should consist of a single paragraph of no more than 200 words. Provide the background and objective of the paper (including its originality), its principal results, and its conclusions. Avoid using abbreviations and citations.

Keywords. Include a maximum of five keywords or phrases, arranged alphabetically and separated using semicolons (;). Use specific, relevant terms that do not appear in the title, so that the article is easier to find in search engines. Do not use terms that are too general or too long.

Introduction. This section should briefly explain the background of the study, provide a short review of the pertinent literature, state the originality of the research, and state the research objectives. 

Methods. Contains the type of research, time and place of research, target / target, subject of research, procedures, instruments and data analysis techniques as well as other matters related to the method of research. targets / targets, research subjects, procedures, data and instruments, and data collection techniques, as well as data analysis techniques and other matters related to the method of research can be written in sub-sections, with sub-subheading. Sub-subtitles do not need to be given a notation, but are written in lowercase letters beginning with a capital letter, Cambria-12 unbold, left aligned. But if the research method uses a literature review, the author is not required to complete the elements mentioned above but only lists the type of research, the target / research subject and the data analysis technique.

Results. Describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible, and in the form of tables or figures if appropriate, although very large tables should be avoided. If needed, this section can be combined with the Discussion section into Results and discussion section. 

Discussion. This section should be an interpretation of the results of the work (not a repetition of them) in the context of previous research. Avoid excessive referencing of published literature. If needed, this section can be combined with the Results section into a Results and discussion section.

Conclusions. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a standalone Conclusions section or included as a subsection of the Discussion section.

Acknowledgments. Acknowledge anyone who contributed to the research, as well as any funding or grants received in support of it. The names of funding organizations should be written in full, along with the grant numbers, if available. List any individuals who helped you during the study (e.g. assistance with study design or analysis, or guidance through a study area), or writing of the article (e.g. providing advice on the language, editing, or proofreading the article).

References. For the purposes of efficiency and conciseness, avoid using more than 25 references and less than 10. Jurnal Agregasi: Aksi Reformasi Government dalam Demokrasi uses an author-date citation system based on APA Style and Format. Authors are strongly urged to use a reference manager such as Mendeley to build their bibliography.


Please note that Jurnal Agregasi: Aksi Reformasi Government dalam Demokrasi editors have the right to change an article's formatting to adhere to the journal’s style or maintain consistency.

Headings. Use no more than three levels of headings (e.g. 2, 2.1, and 2.1.1, but no 

Abbreviations. Abbreviations should be given at the first instance of the full term and used consistently thereafter.

Figures and tables

  • Figure size and quality. When preparing your figures, size them to fit in a column width (either 80 mm or 170 mm), with a maximum height of 230 mm. Ensure that images are of sufficiently high resolution to be easily viewable (minimum of 300 dpi).

  • Image format. Send images in an image file format (png, jpeg, tiff), vector (eps, svg), or pdf. Do not send them in a PowerPoint presentation format.

  • Graphs created with Microsoft Excel should also be sent in their original Excel file. Present graphs in 2D (not 3D), without shadows or other effects, and without gridlines.

  • Table size. Size tables to fit in a column width (either 80 mm or 170 mm), with a maximum height of 230 mm. Use only horizontal lines for borders.

  • Table and figure numbering.Every table and figure should be cited in the text in numerical order using Arabic numerals (i.e. Figure 2 cannot be cited before Figure 1). Tables should be referred to as "Table" and figures as "Figure" (not "Fig."). Place table footnotes below the table, indicating them with superscripted lowercase letters or asterisks (for significance values and other statistical data). Denote figure parts with lowercase letters (e.g. Figure 1a, Figure 1b).

  • Table and figure captions. Every table and figure should have a title or caption, which should be concise but clear enough to explain its main components independently from the text. If the table or figure contains previously published material, cite the original source at the end of the caption. If the results are expressed as a percentage, state the absolute value(s) that correspond to 100%. State in the caption if a figure has been altered or enhanced in any way.

  • Figure formatting.Photographs must have internal scale markers and symbols, and arrows or letters should contrast greatly with the background.

  • Files submission.Submit every figure as a separate file, and all tables in one separate file. You should also provide the captions to tables and figures in a separate text file. For example, if your manuscript contains four figures and three tables, then you will have seven files to submit: 1 manuscript file, 4 figure files, 1 table file, and 1 caption file.

  • File naming. Name your figure files "Figure" with the figure number; e.g. Figure1.jpeg. Name your tables file "Tables"; e.g. Tables.docx or xlsx.

Italicization. Words of non-Indonesian origin should be italicized, except for terms that are widely used in the English language; e.g. sabilulungan and sauyunan, but in vitro and vice versa. Do not italicize words for emphasis.

Numbers. Spell out numbers of less than two digits (i.e. eight, nine, 10, 11), except when using them in a technical context or to present data, such as in the materials and methods or results. Spell out “percent” in text, and do not use the symbol (%), except in tables or figures or when presenting materials (e.g. 70% service).