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Author Guidelines

The editor of MUKADIMAH: Jurnal Pendidikan, Sejarah, dan Ilmu-ilmu Sosial welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:

1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism.

2. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following: research reports and conceptual ideas.

3. Articles are written preferably in Indonesian and English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed in Microsoft Word (*.doc/*.docx/*.rtf formats are acceptable, meanwhile *.pdf format is not acceptable), A4 paper size with default narrow margin, 12 pt of Constantia font, 1 pt of line spacing, and between 3000-7000 words in length including references, pictures, and tables.

4. Articles should be in the form of an essay which includes:

The abstract and keywords must be written in Indonesian or English between 120-150 words in length.

The introduction outlines the background of the problem that leads to the focus of the issue presented by the author, and must place the research in the context of academic debate (with previous research), elaborating on theories, concepts, paradigms, perspectives, or trends in the field. Then, the author must present the research question/focus of the problem in the article. Emphasize the gap between similar research and present the state-of-the-art so that the article has novelty.

The author must describe the methods used in detail and logically, along with their stages, in an effort to be involved in scientific debate, or in an effort to answer the questions posed. Primary and secondary data used along with their collection or processing/analysis techniques must be described here (not containing a collection of definitions).

In this section, the author discusses the research results further, either as a theoretical and/or methodological debate that is reflective, or field findings explained with clear, concise, scientific, and factual language. If the discussion consists of several sub-themes or parts, the author is advised to divide the discussion according to these sub-themes or parts by providing subheadings (each discussing one issue to be answered) in italics and bold without numbering. Results and discussion can be presented with a title that corresponds to the problem topic. The presentation of research results is accompanied by tables, graphs, photos, tables, or other forms. Subtitles that describe the results of the research are written by following some principles as follows.
1. Written in chronological and systematic that described from beginning to end.
2. The facts arranged systematically on the basis of causal (causal), the facts of events (processes), and facts as a result. A process usually has multi causality or conditions that create a situation for the occurrence of events.

Provide a statement or a concluding note, or implication, or a final comment/suggestion based on the overall substance of the article or a summary of the answer to the problem/research focus to conclude all the arguments presented in the discussion previously (conclusion not a summary).

The record contains an explanation of the source that cannot be included in the sidenote. In addition, this section also contains additional annotations from the content section.

List only the references used in the article in accordance with the APA 6th Edition style or APA 7th Edition style with a minimum of 18 references (80% from journal articles, 20% from books or others). The references listed are the references cited in the body note (not recommended to use footnotes or endnotes). It is mandatory to use a Reference Manager application such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote. Citations should be copied or extracted from indexing websites such as Google Scholar, Garuda, Sinta, Dimensions, Moraref, Scilit, BASE, Web of Science, Science Direct, etc. or from the citation feature of the journal website.

5. The citation is required to write down for the reference section. The citation is written in Bodynote and in APA Sixth Edition style. The text by means of the last of the author's name, year, and page number (i.e. Smelser, 1962, p. 22). Notes (Endnotes) are allowed to be written in annotations on archives and captions that may not be accommodated in the text.

The article or books with more than one author should be written with (&) punctuation (Johnson & Laura, 2009, p. 10), and two authors then it should be written by the first author's name followed by "dkk." or "et al." All referenced in the text must be registered in the reference section, and vice versa, all written in the references should be referred to in the text (Ritzer, et al., 2008, p. 110).

6. The reference list format is according to the American Psychological Association (APA) Sixth Edition style. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. We strongly recommend authors to use reference tools, such as Mendeley, etc. Herewith are some of the APA-based references format structure:

  • Printed book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.
  • Online book: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or DOI: xxxx
  • Journal article in print: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp.
  • Journal article online: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume (Issue), pp.-pp. DOI: xx.xxxx or Retrieved from journal URL.
  • Website article: Author, A.A. (Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL; Article title. (Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL. For the article from the website that does not provide author, please directly use this format: Retrieve URL, Date of Retrieved.
  • Newspaper in print: "Article Title". Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.
  • Newspaper online: "Article Title". Newspaper Title, Retrieved from newspaper homepage URL.
  • Magazine article in print: Author, A.A. (Date of Publication). "Article Title". Magazine, pp.-pp.
  • Encyclopedia: Author, A.A. (Publication Year). Entry Title. In Encyclopedia Title. City, State of publication: Publisher.
  • Archive: please use Publication Title, No, Date of Issued.

7. The editor appreciates if authors excerpt information from previously published articles in MUKADIMAH: Jurnal Pendidikan, Sejarah, dan Ilmu-ilmu Sosial.

8. Articles should be submitted in soft files using Microsoft Word application to the Online Submission page.

9. Manuscripts to be published must meet the requirements and eligibility through stages that have been determined by the editor, namely: an examination of articles entered by the editor, correspondence between editors and writers, review of articles by reviewers, editing by editors, and publication of articles.

10. Manuscripts that are rejected will be returned to the author with written notice from the editor.

11. During the process of sending the manuscript to publication, the author will receive: a statement has sent the manuscript, a form letter of willingness to publish the manuscript, and a letter of receipt has paid the cost of publication.

12. The author may download the Template (ID) or Template (EN).


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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document (*.docx) The PDF (*.pdf) format is not allowed. The submission file is in accordance with the Template (ID) or Template (EN) provided.
  3. Authors are encouraged to use a reference manager (for example Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote) to organize the references in the manuscript. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font of Constantia; 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The author is willing to include a mobile number (WhatsApp if available) and confirms to Editor via WhatsApp.
  8. Publication of articles will be charged. Make sure you have read Article Processing Charge.

Copyright Notice

Copyright Statement

1. Author(s)'s Warranties

The author warrants that the article is original, written by the stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author, and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).

2. Right of Authors

MUKADIMAH allows the author(s) to hold the copyright. Authors retain all their rights to the published works, such as (but not limited to) the following rights:

  • Reproduce the work;
  • Prepare derivative works based on the work;
  • Distribute copies of the work;
  • Perform the work publicly;
  • Display the work publicly;
  • Copyright and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights;
  • The right to self-archive the article (please read our Archiving Policy and Repository Policy);
  • The right to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the article's published version (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal (MUKADIMAH). 

3. Co-Authorship

If the article was jointly prepared by other authors, any author submitting the manuscript warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to be agreed on this copyright and license notice (agreement) on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this policy. MUKADIMAH will not be held liable for anything that may arise due to the author(s) internal dispute. MUKADIMAH will only communicate with the corresponding author. 

4. Royalties

This agreement entitles the author to no royalties or other fees. To such extent as legally permissible, the author waives his or her right to collect royalties relative to the article in respect of any use of the article by MUKADIMAH.

5. User/Public Right

MUKADIMAH's spirit is to disseminate articles published as free as possible. Under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, MUKADIMAH permits users to share, copy, redistribute, display, and perform the material in any medium or format. Adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. Users will also need to attribute authors and MUKADIMAH to distributing works in the journal and other media of publication. 


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