Author Guidelines

 

The categories of the journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) are research papers, policy papers, commentary, and book reviews. This topic or theme of the paper should relevant to the mission of JISDeP and its audience covering sustainable development covering a wide range of topic in the SDGs’ goals such as poverty, education health, gender, water and sanitation, energy, economic, infrastructure, communities, climate change, peas and justice and others. A good topic also can be identified whether it is something new in the field and bringing about the innovation of the next research.

Structure of the Manuscript

Title:  The title should summarize the main idea or ideas of your paper, the title is within 16 words maximum.

Author(s) name: Please mention the name/s of author/s, completed with her/his/their affiliation using number/s in the example template. The email address of the first author should be mentioned for correspondence purposes.

Research Paper Guidelines

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The Research Paper can be written in English language between approximately 20-25.pages

Abstract: concisely describe the content and scope of your paper and identify the objective(s), its methodology, and its findings, conclusions, or intended results. Do not exceed the abstract word limit of the journal to which you are submitting your article. Word limits vary from journal to journal and typically range from 100 to 150 words.

Keywords: Maximum 5 keywords. 

Introduction: state the objectives of your work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explicitly state the gap in the literature, which signifies the significance of your research.

When paraphrasing a source that is not your own, be sure to represent the author’s information or opinions accurately and in your own words. Even when paraphrasing an author’s work, you still must provide a citation to that work. When directly quoting an author’s work, provide citation marks at the beginning till the end of the citation, and page number is necessary to be noted beside the name of the author and year of publication.

Method: The research method should appropriate with the statement of the research problem. It should cover the method used, measurement instrument, sampling method, data collection technique, and data analysis. Data is described and adequate.

Results: Present the results of your work. Use graphs and tables if appropriate, but also summarize your main findings in the text. Do NOT discuss the results or speculate as to why something happened; that goes in the Discussion.

Discussion: highlight the most significant results, but do not repeat what has been written in the Results section. The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights that emerged as a result of your study of the problem. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

Conclusion: Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

Acknowledgments (optional): give credit to funding bodies and departments that have been of help during the project, for instance by supporting it financially.

Policy Paper Guidelines

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A Policy Paper in the journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP)  should be 10- 15 pages.  A policy paper must focus on a current policy issue, it is important to select an issue that meets the following criteria;

  • The issue addressed should be a legitimate contemporary policy issue within which the current policy is discernible (if there is a current policy).
  • There should be clear alternatives to the current policy (either already in existence or proposed).
  • There must be sufficient data present to provide the target audience (i.e. the decision-maker) with information to decide on the policy proposal.

Abstract: concisely describe the content and scope of your paper and identify the objective(s), its methodology, and its findings, conclusions, or intended results. Do not exceed the abstract word limit of the journal to which you are submitting your article. Word limits vary from journal to journal and typically range from 100 to 150 words.

Keywords: Maximum 5 keywords. 

Introduction: state the objectives of your work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explicitly state the gap in the literature, which signifies the significance of your research.

The main portion of the paper should be dedicated to establishing the background and discussing the reasoning behind your policy recommendation. the researcher should include all of the basics from the executive summary but fully elaborate on each point that the paper is making. Some of the information included in the Proposal will also be included herein in a more detailed form.

include the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to your topic. A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.

Method: provide sufficient detail to allow your work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Discussion: highlight the most significant results, but do not repeat what has been written in the Results section. The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights that emerged as a result of your study of the problem. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

Conclusion: Conclusions should answer the objectives of the research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

Recommendation: Clearly identify which option will be recommended and which options will be discounted and clearly lay out the argument for why that option is better than each of the others.

Implementation: Write a detailed recommendation for specific steps (if necessary) on how and when to implement the recommended policy option.  How detailed this is will depend upon your policy proposal.  For example, you might want to talk about how you will slowly back out of an existing policy in stages – or implement a new one in stages.

Commentary Guidelines

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Commentaries in the journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) should not exceed 10 manuscript pages. A tightly argued four- to 5 page commentary is likely to be better received than meandering 10-page ditto.

Use these simple guidelines:

Introduction:  The goal of publishing commentaries is to advance the research field by providing a forum for varying perspectives on a certain topic under consideration in the journal sustainable development planning in Indonesia. The author of a commentary probably has in-depth knowledge of the topic and is eager to present a new and/or unique viewpoint on existing problems, fundamental concepts, or prevalent notions, or wants to discuss the implications of a newly implemented innovation. A commentary may also draw attention to current advances and speculate on future directions of a certain topic and may include original data as well as state a personal opinion. While a commentary may be critical of an article published in the journal, it is important to maintain a respectful tone that is critical of ideas or conclusions but not of authors. The step to writing a commentary are;

  • Do not summarize the focal article; just give the reference. Assume the reader has just read it. Move directly to identifying the key issues you want to raise.
  • Do not include general praise for the focal article.
  • Use only essential citations. For commentary purposes, cite only works essential to support your point.
  • Use a short title that emphasizes your key message. (It should be clear in context that all commentaries are a reaction to a particular paper).
  • Do not include an abstract.
  • Make clear your take-home message.

Book Review Guidelines

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The book review in the journal of Indonesia Sustainable Development Planning (JISDeP) should not exceed 10 manuscript pages. A tightly argued four- to six-page commentary is likely to be better received than meandering 10-page ditto. The book review should relevant to the mission of JISDeP and sustainable development planning in Indonesia, developing countries, and the world in general.

Use these simple guidelines:

Introduction: To begin, review the book mentions the book title and author’s name. Talk about the cover of the book. Write a privacy statement regarding the sustainable development planning books. Which briefly describes the quoted material in the book review.

Body: Choose a specific chapter or scenario to summarise. Include about 3 quotes in the body. Create summaries of each quote in your own words. It is also encouraged to include your point-of-view and the way you interpret the quote. It is highly important to have one quote per paragraph.

Conclusion: Write a summary of the summarised quotations and explanations, included in the body paragraphs. After doing so, finish the book analysis with a concluding sentence to show the bigger picture of the book. Think to yourself, “Is it worth reading?”, and answer the question in black and white. However, write in-between the lines. Avoid stating “I like/dislike this book.”

Rate the Book (Optional): After Writing A Book Review, You May Want To Include A Rating. Including A Star-Rating Provides Further Insight Into The Quality Of The Book, To Your Readers. Book Reviews With Star-Ratings Can Be More Effective, Compared To Those Which Don’t. Though, This Is Entirely Optional.

Reference

Double-check that references are in the correct format. Only those papers that are being referenced are to be included in the references section. Sources not being referenced in the text must be omitted. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred to in the manuscript. References should be the last 10-year publication with a minimum of 80% of the journal (especially from internationally recognized journals). References should be listed alphabetically by the author(s) last name(s) and the year of publication. This journal uses APA style 7th edition (Klik Here to download the APA Referencing Guide). We strongly suggested authors use reference management software EndNote ,Mendeley, Zotero, etc., to prepare citations and the list of references.

Table

Presentation using tables can help explaining discussions more accurately and attractively. This way, presentation can also be shortened. Tables should be numbered continuously following the presentation order (Table 1, Table 2, and so forth). Table titles should be positioned as written below.

Table 1: Probabilities of Sky Conditions in Semarang for clear sky (ρcs), partly overcast sky (ρps), and fully overcast sky (ρos).

[Table Title: Calibri 8pt]

Month

ρcs(%)

ρps(%)

ρos(%)

Jan

24.38

1.23

57.24

Feb

25.12

2.33

47.57

Mar

36.21

1.79

54.12

Apr

26.32

2.36

32.03

May

31.22

2.54

43.55

Jun

32.56

2.14

53.4

Source: Igawa and Nakamura, 2001: 765

Figures (Including Photos and Illustration)

Figures are allowed at a maximum of 40% of the content and should be placed near the related or referred texts. All figures, photos, and illustrations should be numbered continuously according to the presentation order (Figure 1., Figure 2., and so forth).

The title of the figure should be as complete as possible and should be positioned below the figure. All figures should be clear and readable, and no colored figures are allowed. Please use fill patterns or line styles/markers to replace color differences as exampled below.

Figure 1. Monthly Rainfall in Semarang, 2006 and 2007 (International Daylight Monitoring Programme, 2008)

[Title of Figure: Calibri 8pt]

Specification

Font type used is Calibri the paper, with font size as instructed in this template. Please use single spacing and align text to both the left and right margins.

Page Layout

Page size is A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) with 25 mm of top and bottom margins and 30 mm of left and right margins.