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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 Open Office, 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 Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

  1. In order to make an article published in Journal Society and Media, the author should take some guidelines into account, as follow.
  2. The article to be submitted must be the article that has never been published or submitted anywhere.
  3. Every article to be submitted in Journal Society and Media Journal is allowed to be written in either English or PBB Language
  4. The manuscript is at least 15 pages and typed in ms. Word with A-4 paper format.
  5. The article is submitted at
  6. The article submitted in this journal includes researches about Social Science and Media or conceptual articles/literature review.
  7. The manuscript is typed by considering the use of standard languages, punctuation, and spelling 
  8. Title The title of the article should be clear (not ambiguous) and identifying the content. The format of the title uses Times New Roman 12 Bold, Centered Alignment, and must be Capitalize Each Word. It is one space with 0pt spacing (before) and 12pt spacing (after).
  9. Author and Affiliation Name Write the author's name without any academic title or credit. If the authors are more than one person, write all of them. Affiliation includes the major/program of study faculty, university, authors address, state. Indicate the corresponding author (including the email address) by adding an asterisk (*) behind the authors names. The authors names are written under the title. Use Times New Roman 12 Bold, Centered Alignment with 1.5 line spacing, and 12 pts space (before and after). The authors affiliation is presented with number thumbnail under the authors names, using Times New Roman 11 Centered Alignment and 1.5 line spacing. The correspondence address (i.e., email address) is written under the affiliation, and it uses Times New Roman Italic 11, Centered Alignment with 1.5 line spacing.
  10. Abstract The abstract is written in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. It should contain the primary issues of study, the purpose of study (e.g., research or service), the method or approach, and the result of the study. The abstract should be in one paragraph with no more than 265 words containing: background, purpose, method, result, and conclusion. It uses Times New Roman 11, single space, and italic.
  11. Keywords It is a maximum of 5 keywords in English with very clear meaning. The keywords are separated by a comma (,).
  12. Introduction The introduction contains a research background, a brief description of a literature review from previous researches (State of the art) to show the limitation of previous research, the expected goals, the renewal of research. It is in Times New Roman 12. Unlike the research report, the literature review should be in the form of previous studies (state of the art) to show the renewal of the scientific article.
  13. Methods It contains research design, population, sample, techniques of data collection and analysis, in Times New Roman 12. It does not need to present any research method for conceptual article/ literature study, it only results and discussion right after the introduction.
  14. Result and Discussion The result of the article contains the data analysis written descriptively using Times New Roman 12. The tables and figures in each article are three (3) at most, B&W, not colorful. The discussion presents each of the findings compared to relevant theories or previous studies, actual facts, comments, and reasonable analysis from researchers. The utilization of the sub-chapter in discussion corresponds to the needs of discussion. 
  15. IMRAD method is used in writing article
  16. Figure Figures should be numbered consecutively (e.g., Figure 1, etc.). The caption should be center justified and placed under the figure.
  17. Tables Tables should be arranged consecutively (e.g., Table 1, etc.). The caption should be (center justified) and placed under the table, as like the following example.
  18. Mathematical Formula Mathematical formulas should be numbered and clearly presented using Microsoft
  19. Conclusion It contains a conclusion and suggestion. The conclusion briefly illustrates the results that address the hypotheses and/or research purposes or findings. It is the summary of the research and discussion, relevant to the findings, presented descriptively, not numeric. Suggestion provides things expected to conduct related to further ideas the research has proposed.
  20. References Every source used in the text should be listed in the reference. And all the references are included in the body of the text. It should contain reference literature from primary resources (e.g., scientific journals) and at least 50% of them are published in the last 10 (ten) years. Each of the articles should have at least 10 (ten) references. It is suggested to use a reference manager ( e.g., Mendeley, Zotero, RefWorks, Endnote, etc.) in the process of writing the text and citation. The format of writing the references uses the American Sociological Association.
  21. The author should previously register as Author and/or reviewer in
  22. .The steps of submitting an article to the journal are as follows. The author should do registration on the Register menu. Complete all data in the register menu. Save the username and password to log in. To submit an article, click new submission.
  23.  Author Fee (Page Charge) Readers will not be charged from the process of reviewing up to publishing the article. Both authors and readers may read and download the full text of each article in free charge.

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