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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF 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.

How to submit your manuscript?

All manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via the online submission system (https://journal.unnes.ac.id/sju/index.php/jils/index). Submissions can be made by single or multiple authors. Once submitted, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system.

Articles can be submitted at any time throughout the year. However, as we publish in themes, it is advisable to consider the forthcoming topic as phrased in the call for papers before submitting (see our homepage announcement). If you do submit a work that does not fit within the current theme, we will keep your article on file to consider at a later stage.

JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies) encourages authors to contact the editorial board (jils@mail.unnes.ac.id) with ideas for articles or case notes they are planning to write. The editorial board is more than happy to discuss these ideas and how well they fit within the journal with the authors.

Please note that all submissions automatically pass through an anti-plagiarism check. To avoid relays/rejections, please ensure that all content that has been sourced from elsewhere clearly includes citation details and quotation marks, where appropriate.

 

Article Types

Research Articles: Research articles, published in JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies) , contain between 4000 and 9000 words and should be based on a topic related to the any legal issues. Research articles don’t have to focus on a specific topic (although calls for papers may ask for themed content). It is imperative that articles comply with scientific standards; therefore each article is subject to extensive review by our board of referees.

Case Notes: It is possible to submit short case notes to JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies). These case notes should be approximately 3-5 pages in length and should describe and, most importantly, analyze a recent case that is relevant for either international or Indonesian law. Case notes are not subject to the referee process.

Book Reviews: It is possible to submit a short book review to JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies). Book reviews should be approximately 2 to 4 pages in length and should concern a recently published book that is relevant for either international or Indonesian law.

 

Structure

Title page

To ensure blind peer review, please only list the title and abstract on the submitted manuscript file.

The names of all authors, affiliations, contact details, biography (optional) and the corresponding author details must be completed online as part of the submission process. All authors must fit within the journal's definition of an author.

According to Authorship Guidelines, it is important that the correct list of authors is attributed to an article from the start of the submission process. Author lists with the incorrect information can result in academic or financial implications, whilst also providing the reader with the wrong information on where the responsibility and accountability for the published work should lie. All authors listed on a submission must have given prior approval to have their name attributed to the file(s) that are being submitted and agree to the publication. The corresponding author has responsibility to ensure that all authors qualify for, and have agreed to, authorship of the submission. They are also responsible for informing all co-authors of relevant editorial information during the review process.

Author names should include a forename and a surname. Forenames cannot include only initials.

  • R. Arifin is not preferred. The full name, Ridwan Arifin is required (this will enhance the ‘findability’ of your publication).

The affiliation should ideally include ‘Department, Institution, City, Country’. However only the Institution and Country are mandatory.

 

Author information (optional)

A short biographical statement from the author(s) may be placed after the title page information. This must be no longer than 200 words and include only information relevant to the subject matter. This will be moved to before the reference list in the final publication.

 

Abstract

Research articles must have the main text prefaced by an abstract of no more than 250 words summarising the main arguments and conclusions of the article. Abstract should be consisted of: short background, research purposes or aims of programs, method, result and findings, and conclusion. Abstract should be stands alone, meaning that there is must not citation in the Abstract. This must have the heading ‘Abstract’ and be easily identified from the start of the main text.

A list of up to five key words may be placed below the abstract. Keywords should be arranged alphabetically and separated by semicolons (;). The Abstract and Keywords should also be added to the metadata when making the initial online submission.

 

Main text

The body of the submission should be structured in a logical and easy to follow manner. A clear introduction section should be given that allows non-specialists in the subject an understanding of the publication and a background of the issue(s) involved. Methods, results, discussion and conclusion sections may then follow to clearly detail the information and research being presented.

 

Supplementary Files (optional)

Any supplementary/additional files that should link to the main publication must be listed, with a corresponding number, title and option description. Ideally the supplementary files are also cited in the main text.

 e.g. Supplementary file 1: Appendix. Scientific data related to the experiments.

 Note: additional files will not be typeset so they must be provided in their final form. They will be assigned a DOI and linked to from the publication.

 

Reproducibility

If data, structured methods or code used in the research project have been made openly available, a statement should be added to inform the reader how/where to access these files. This should include the repository location and the DOI linking to it. Read our reproducibility guide for more information on best practice and maximising the impact of your open data.

 If data used in the research project has not been made available, a statement confirming this should be added, along with reasoning why.

 

Ethics and consent (if applicable)

Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects). Where applicable, studies must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee and the authors should include a statement within the article text detailing this approval, including the name of the ethics committee and reference number of the approval. The identity of the research subject(s) should be anonymised whenever possible. For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardian) and added to this statement. If a study involving human subjects/tissue/data was exempt from requiring ethical approval, a confirmation statement from the relevant body should be included within the submission.

 

Acknowledgements (optional)

Any acknowledgements must be headed and in a separate paragraph, placed after the main text but before the reference list.

 

Funding Information (if applicable)

Should the research have received a funding grant then the grant provider and grant number should be detailed.

 

Competing interests

If any of the authors have any competing interests then these must be declared. A short paragraph should be placed before the references.

 

References

All references cited within the submission must be listed at the end of the main text file. References should be in line with APA Citation Style and Author is encouraged to use a proper and valid sources, references used are not less than 20 articles journal (national and international journal articles). All sources cited must be included in the reference section and vice versa

 

Permissions

The author is responsible for obtaining all permissions required prior to submission of the manuscript. Permission and owner details should be mentioned for all third-party content included in the submission or used in the research.

If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license this is available under and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, it is the author's responsibility to check the license and obtain the necessary permissions. Statements confirming that permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.

When the manuscript is accepte to be published, Author is require to fulfill and sign the Originality Statement as well as Statement concerning to the Conflicting Interest and Funding.

 

Formatting

Spelling

The US English spelling is used in the JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies) . Thus, please be aware of differences in US spelling and the British spelling. Some examples follow:

analyse vs analyse

authorise vs authorize

cancelled vs canceled

centre vs center

defence vs defense

labour vs labor

organisation vs organization

An exception to using British spelling would be merited if, for instance, the proper name of something uses the American spelling (for example, Organization of American States).

  

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Do not put full stops in acronyms. For example, US and UK.

When using Latin acronyms such as eg or ie, the text should not be italicised.

 

Cases

Case names should be italicized. Do not put a full stop after ‘v’.

e.g. A case which highlights the overtly pro foreign investor stance of Chapter 11 is Loewen Group, Inc v United States.

Of note, there should not be a full stop after abbreviations, such as ‘Inc’, ‘Corp’, or ‘Co’, in case names.

 

Commas

Do not put a comma before ‘and’ if it’s ending a list (a list for example: bananas, kiwis and strawberries). (The exception to this would be if removing the comma would cause confusion.)

e.g. According to Guild and others, this is especially true for the EU Home Affairs agencies, Frontex, Europol and EASO, due to their experimental governance strategies and their areas of intervention.52

 

Capitalised Words

The word ‘State’ in noun form should be capitalised. There will situations where the word ‘State’ is part of another word and will not be capitalised. Additionally, when the noun ‘state’ is referring to states within the United States, the ‘s’ should not be capitalised.

 

Quotes

Single quotation marks (‘’) are used for quotes. If a quote or phrase occurs within a quote, use double quotation marks (“”).

Please note that punctuation occurs outside of the quotation marks unless the original had the punctuation also.

 

Before publishing

Check for in-line author references to different sections of the article (example: In Part IV.B, I argue that…) and make sure that they match the JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies) outline/publication format.

Of note, when authors refer to sections within their own work, the sentence should not be in future tense. It should be in present tense.

Wrong: In Part V, I will discuss the nature of the UN Human Rights Committee.
Correct: In Part V, I discuss the nature of the UN Human Rights Committee.