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Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for Authors

  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. This journal is published in two editions annually in June and December in which there are only 5-10 selected articles will be published in each issue;
  3. Any articles submitted in this journal should be based on research, original, and have not been published and/or sent to any journal or media. The writer should sign the statement letter which strengthens these issues by confirming the submission checklist.
  4. The content of the article relates to Sociological themes, issues, or approaches. The translation of a manuscript is not accepted, although it relates to Sociological issues;
  5. The manuscript is written in Bahasa Indonesia or foreign languages (English) which fulfills the criteria of good and correct writing;
  6. The length of the article is around 3000 to 6000 words with 1,5 space, typed in MS-Word, with Times New Roman font size 12 on A4 paper (the margin for right, left, top, and down is 2 cm);
  7. Due to the blind review policy, the author must remove any trace of identification such as name(s) and e-mail address in the submitted manuscript file;
  8. The manuscript must be submitted through the OJS portal.

Your TITLE should:

  1. Clear, Assertive, and Informative, representing the content of the article and no more than 15 words.
  2. Written with 14pt TNR Font, single-spaced centered
  3. Not contain abbreviations

Your ABSTRACT should:

  1. Written in two languages, namely Indonesian and English
  2. Provides a synopsis of the entire article;
  3. Starts with the broad context of the study, followed by specific background for the study;
  4. Describes the purpose, methods and procedures, core findings and results, and conclusions of the study;
  5. Emphasizes new or important aspects of the study;
  6. Be understandable to a diverse audience;
  7. Be a single paragraph and no more than 300 words;
  8. Not contain citations or uncommon abbreviations


  1. Contains the issues studied
  2. Contain the urgency of the study
  3. Contain related previous studies 
  4. Declare the purpose of the study
  5. State the argument of the study
  6. No more than 1000 words

Your METHOD should:

  1. Contain the research approach, location, data collection method, numbers of informants or respondents, and data analysis technique.
  2. Describe the research method, where the research was conducted; why to use the specific technique of data collection; why chose the specific number of informants; how the process of data analysis was conducted; and state the reason for the method that you use in the study
  3. No more than 500 words


  1. Provide the research data
  2. Have good analysis
  3. Have a comparison with another relevant study
  4. The data and analysis provide the answer to the research problem

Your CONCLUSION should:

  1. Provide the specific answer for the problem that was studied
  2. State the conclusion of the study
  3. State the limitation of the study
  4. No more than 250 words

Your REFERENCES should:

  1. Using Mendeley with ASA 6th Citation style 
  2. 80% from journals and 20% from books or other media
  3. The minimum number of references is 25 bibliography


Copyright Notice

With publication through this journal (Jurnal Sosiologi USK: Media Pemikiran dan Aplikasi), I give the copyright of this article completely (abstract, table, graphic, illustration) Departemen Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, included to republish in any form of media publications.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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