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Author Guidelines

How to Write Author Titles, Names, and Addresses

The title of the manuscript must be written at the top of the first page with the center text aligned. While the author's name (without an academic degree), and the address of the author's affiliation must be written in the middle of the text also under the title of the article. Authors must provide two lines of space between the title and the author's name. Then, the space between the address of the author's affiliation and the title of the abstract is a single space. Keywords must be written below the overall abstract for all words. It must be separated by a semicolon and a maximum of four words. In addition, the title of the article written in Indonesian must also be written in English.

The responsible author, correspondence writer, or correspondence writer must be written first then followed by the second, third, and so on. Communication regarding article revisions and final statements will be informed by email only to the authors concerned. If there are more than one author, the authors' names must be written separately with a comma (,). If the author's name consists of at least two words, the first name cannot be abbreviated. If the author's name is only one word, it should be written as is. However, in the online version, it will be written in two words with the same name repeatedly for metadata indexing.

Manuscript General Guidelines

General guidelines for manuscript texts are as follows

  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism elements. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates 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 Jurnal Civics (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on only one procedure. Then, register as one of the authors or reviewers.
  5. The manuscript online submission can be viewed on the part of online submission guidelines.
  6. The manuscript, which is inappropriate with the Jurnal Civics writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  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 academic title), (c) the affiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method (h), the research findings and discussion (i), the conclusion (j), the references.
  8. The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Research Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion) should not be numbered. The subtitles are written in the bold and title case format. It uses the left text alignment without an underline. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format, It should use the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  9. The manuscript can be written both in Bahasa Indonesia or English with the standard language. The manuscript should consist of ten (10) to twenty (20) pages including pictures and tables. The manuscript text ought to be written as this article template in the camera-ready mode. The article is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with custom margins as follows: top and left 3 cm; bottom and right 2 cm.
  10. The text of the articles must be in Time New Roman, 12pt font size, 15.5 line-spacing, separated into two columns (except for the main title, the author’s name, and the abstract) with the space between columns 10 mm.
  11. 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. Each paragraph started 10 mm from the left side border while there are no spaces between paragraphs. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  12. 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) and be numbered in Arabic numbering format below the picture 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 the page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.

The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in the capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviations. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. The article title should be written within maximally 20 (twenty) words in Bahasa Indonesia or in English, 12pt-sized font, with the bold selection and in the center text format,

An abstract is written in Bahasa Indonesia and in English either. The text must be in Time New Roman, 11pt font size, 1 line-spacing, within 175-250 words maximum and followed by five keywords. The abstract must contain: aims as the project, methods, result, and conclusion. 

Introduction:  The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review as the basis of the brand new research question or show the main limitation of the previous researchers and to solve it (gap analysis), show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. In the scientific article format, it does not allow to write down the references as in the research report. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article.

Methods: The method is implemented to solve problems, including analytic methods. The methods used in the problem solving of the research are explained in this part.

Discussion and Result: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data. The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results.

The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what/how)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions and advice. The conclusions will be the answers of the hypothesis, the research purposes, and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. The advice contains suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.

References: All the references used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% of all the references) published in the last ten years. Each article should have at least ten references.

The Guidelines for the Citations and References

All the served data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use reference application management such as Mendeley. The writing format used in Jurnal Civics follows the format applied by APA 7th Edition (American Psychological Association).

The Guidelines for the Literature Reviews

The literature reviews should use a reference application management such as Mendeley. The writing format used in Jurnal Civics follows the format applied by APA 7th Edition (American Psychological Association).

The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by Online Submission System in the Jurnal Civicus portal.

  1. Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register
  2. After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, click on “New Submission”. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as: (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  3. In the “Start” column, chose Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  4. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MSWord format in this column.
  5. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in with all the author data and affiliation. Including the Journal Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  6. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or any other else.
  7. In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered is all correct already, then click “Finish Submission”.
  8. If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact Jurnal Civics: Media Kajian Kewarganegaraan at

Example of the body note style

(Steenbrink, 1984, hal. 32)

Examples for Bibliography

Crick, B. (1998). Education for citizenship and the teaching of democracy in schoolsFinal report of the advisory group on citizenship. London.

Davies, I., Shirley, I. G., & C.Riley. (2003). Good citizenship and educational provisionBritish Educational Research Journal (Vol. 27). London and New York: Falmer Press and Taylor & Francis.

De Groot, I. (2011). Why we are not democratic yet: The complexity of developing a democratic attitude. In W. Veugelers (Ed.), education and humanism: linking autonomy and humanity (pp. 79–94). Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Springer Science & Business Media.

Deth, J. W. van. (2013). Citizenship and the civic realities of everyday life. In M. Print & D. Lange (Eds.), Civic education and competences for engaging citizens in democracies.  Sense Publisher.

Gibson, C., & Levine, P. (2003). Misi sipil sekolah . New York.

Johnson, L., & Morris, P. (2010). Menuju kerangka kerja untuk pendidikan kewarganegaraan kritis. Jurnal Kurikulum21 (1), 77–96.


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. I certify that the articles that I will register in the Civicus Journal: (1) have been checked using the program plagiarism, that does not contain elements of plagiarism, (2) has never been published (including not currently in a statusin-press), and (3) are not being registered in other journals at the same time.
  2. I have written the manuscript according to the journal's style and format.
  3. I understand that there is a journal publication fee according to the provisions.

    Article registration: IDR 0,-

    Article publication: RP. 0,-

    Publication fees are only billed to authors whose articles are accepted, and are paid after the acceptance decision and before publication.

    I understand this journal charges the following author fees.
    Article Submission: 0.00 (Rp)
    Article Publication: 0.00 (Rp)

    If this paper is accepted for publication, you are required to pay an Article Publishing Fee to cover publication costs or else the article will not be published.
  4. The author must fill in an active telephone number in the registration form, for communication at any time if necessary.
  5. The author must fill in an active telephone number in the registration form, for communication at any time if necessary.

Copyright Notice

  1. Authors certify that the work reported here has not been published before and contains no materials the publication of which would violate any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any person or entity.
  2. Authors transfer or license the copyright of publishing to Jurnal Civics: Media Kajian Kewarganegaraan to publish the article in any media format, to share, to disseminate, to index, and to maximize the impact of the article in any databases.
  3. Authors hereby agree to transfer a copyright for publishing to Jurnal Civics: Media Kajian Kewarganegaraanas a Publisher of the manuscript. 
  4. Authors reserve the following: 
    1. all proprietary rights other than copyright such as patent rights; 
    2. the right to use all or part of this article in future works of our own such as in books and lectures;
    3. use for presentation in a meeting or conference and distributing copies to attendees; 
    4. use for internal training by author's company;
    5. distribution to colleagues for their research use;
    6. use in a subsequent compilation of the author's works;
    7. inclusion in a thesis or dissertation;
    8. reuse of portions or extracts from the article in other works (with full acknowledgement of final article);
    9. preparation of derivative works (other than commercial purposes) (with full acknowledgement of final article); and
    10. voluntary posting on open web sites operated by author or author’s institution for scholarly purposes, but it should follow the open access license of Creative Common CC BY-NC-SA License.


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