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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 number of keyword is 3 to 5.
  • The abstract is 100 to 200 words in length.
  • The manuscript is written in Microsoft Word.
  • The manuscript is written in the IJLAPP template.
  • Organization and citation of the bibliography are made in sign [1], [2], [5] - [7] and so on.
  • The reference writing format is the format adopted by IEEE, and has at least 15 references.
  • 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).

Author Guidelines

The Author’s Guideline of International Journal of Law and Public Policy (IJLAPP)

 1. Introduction

International Journal of Law and Public Policy (IJLAPP), with registered number 2721-6934 (p-ISSN) and 2721-6942 (e-ISSN). IJLAPP is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published by Lamintang Education & Training (LET) Centre. The aim of this journal is to publish high-quality articles dedicated to all aspects of the latest outstanding developments in the field of Law and Public Policy. IJLAPP published biannual (i.e. March and September), in English.

IJLAPP was available since December 2019 or since the release of Volume 1, Number 1, Year 2019. This journal was indexed in Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), Indonesia Publication Index (IPI) and Google Scholar. The IJLAPP editorial board invites you to submit your manuscript to be published in this journal. The article writing guideline is here.

2. How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author’s Address

The title of the manuscript should be written on the top of the first page with the center text alignment. Meanwhile, the author’s name (without academic degree), and the affiliation address of the author, should be written with the center text alignment also under the title of the article. The author should give two line spaces between the title and the author’s name. Then, the space between the author’s affiliation address and the abstract title is one space. The keywords must be written below the overall abstract for all words. Those should be arranged in alphabetical order and be separated by semicolon maximally 3 to 5 words.

The responsible author, the correspondence author, or the corresponding author must be written first and then followed by the second, the third, and so on. The communication regarding the article revision and the final statement will be informed via email to the correspondence author only. If there is more than one author, the author’s names should be written down separated by comma (,). If the author’s name consists of at least two words, the first name should not be shorted. If the author’s names are only one word, it should be written as it is. However, in the online version, it will be written in two words with the same name repeatedly for the purpose of the metadata indexing.

3. The Manuscript General Guidelines

The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:

  1. The manuscript is the authentic research result that has not been published yet in other publication media or publishing houses.
  2. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism element. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism.
  3. The submission and the publication processes are free, without any additional fees.
  4. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of IJLAPP (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the IJLAPP e-Journal portal (http://lamintang.org/journal/index.php/ijcims/) choose only one procedure. Then, register as one of the author or reviewer in the “Register” bottom.
  5. The manuscript article writing guidelines and template can be downloaded. The template and the guidelines of the article writing are available in MS Word (.doc) format.
  6. The manuscript online submission can be viewed in the part of online submission guidelines below.
  7. The manuscript which is inappropriate with the IJLAPP writing guidelines will be returned to the author before the reviewing process.
  8. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (subtitles as the order), which are: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no academic title), (c) the affiliated author’s address, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the research method (h), the research findings and discussion (i), the conclusion (j), the references.
  9. The subtitles included in the discussion part (Introduction, Theoretical Review, Writing Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusion) should be numbered in the Arabic numbering order started from one. The subtitles are written in the bold and title case format. It uses the left text alignment without underline. The next expanded subtitles should be written in the bold and sentence case format, It should use the left text alignment and the numbering format level two.
  10. The manuscript written in English with the standard language. The manuscript should consist of ten (10) to twenty  (20) pages including pictures and tables. The manuscript text ought to be written as this article template in the camera ready mode. The article is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with custom margins as follows: left 25 mm, right 20 mm, bottom 20 mm and top 25 mm.
  11. The text of the articles must be in Times New Roman, 10pt font size, single space, separated into one column.
  12. The words from uncommon or foreign languages are stated in Italic format. Each paragraph started 10mm from the left side border while there are no spaces among paragraphs. All numbers are written in Arabic numbering format, except for the new sentence.
  13. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption (Figure Caption) below the picture and be numbered in Arabic numbering format followed by the picture title. Each table must be given a table title (Table Caption) and numbered in Arabic numbering format above the table followed by the table title. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the centre between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the centre of the page. The table should not contain vertical lines, while horizontal lines are allowed only for the important point.

4. The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in a capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. The article title should be written within twelve words, 12pt-sized font, with the bold selection and in the centre text format. Meanwhile, the abstract has to be written within 100-200 words maximum and followed by 3 to 5 keywords.

Introduction: The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. In the scientific article format, it does not allow to write down the references as in the research report. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article.

The literature review: contains a systematic description of previous studies relevant to the research. This section describes the strengths and limitations of previous research that can be material for the argument that the current work is conducted to refine or develop prior research. This section also contains a theoretical basis, basic concepts and principles required for problem-solving related to the research. The literature review can be in the form of qualitative descriptions, mathematical models, concepts, or tools related to the study. All sources cited in the study must be clearly written in the reference list.

Research Methods: The method is implemented to solve problems, including analytic methods. The methods used in the problem solving of the research are explained in this part.

Discussion and Result: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part.

Conclusion: This is the final part containing conclusions and advice. The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis, the research purposes and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. The advice contains suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.

References: All the references used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 80% of all the references) published in the last ten years. Each article should have at least 15 references.

5. The Guidelines for the Citations and References

The author(s) should cite several articles from IJLAPP (International Journal of Law and Public Policy). All the server data or quotes in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use a reference application management such as Scribbr. The writing format used in IJLAPP follows the format applied by IEEE.

6. The Guidelines for the Literature Reviews

The literature reviews should use a reference application management such as MendeleyEndNote, or Zotero. The writing format used in IJLAPP (International Journal of Law and Public Policy) follows the format applied by IEEE, while organization and citation of the bibliography are made in sign [1], [2], [5] - [7] and so on.

7. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems (the second procedure is more preferable):

  1. The document should be submitted by Online Submission System in the IJLAPP (International Journal of Law and Public Policy) e-Journal portal Here.
  2. Firstly, the author should register as either an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register or Here
  3. After the registration step is completed, log in as an author, click on “New Submission”. The article submission stage consists of five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, chose the Journal Section (Full Article), check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files in MSWord format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill in with all the author data and affiliation. Including the Journal Title, Abstract and Indexing Keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, the author is allowed to upload supplementary files, the statement letter, or any other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if the data you entered are all correct already, then click “Finish Submission”.
  9. If the author has difficulties in the submission process through the online system, please contact IJLAPP editorial team at ijlapp.lamintang@gmail.com or editor@lamintang.org

8. Publication Flowchart

The Editor-in-Chief will ensure that the manuscript is in accordance with the focus & scope of IJLAPP (first screened). If appropriate, the Editor-in-Chief will send it to the editor section for further processing. Otherwise, the Editor-in-Chief will reject the manuscript and return it to the Author(s). Editor-in-Chief can give consideration to be sent it to other journals under Lamintang Online Journal which has the appropriate focus and scope.

Section Editor receive the manuscript and removes the author(s) identity in the script (full double-blind refereeing process). The Section Editor will send the manuscript to 2 reviewers who have the same knowledge as in the manuscript. If the decision of the two reviewers is contradictory, the Section Editor will appoint an additional reviewer.

The Section Editor receive the review results from the reviewers then the Section Editor makes a decision (accepted, accepted with correction, or rejected).
If the manuscript status is accepted, the Section Editor will send it to the Production unit for publication.
If the manuscript status is accepted with correction then the Section Editor will send the manuscript to the author(s). After the manuscript is corrected according to reviewers' comments, the Section Editor will send it to the Production unit for publication.
If the manuscript status is rejected then the Section Editor will return the manuscript to the author(s).

After the author attends to the reviewers’ recommendations, the Editor-in-Chief will re-send the revised/corrected manuscript to the same reviewers to check if the quality of the revised manuscript is acceptable to IJLAPP.

Once the manuscript is accepted for publication in IJLAPP, the Editor-in-Chief will send a Manuscript Acceptance Letter to the Corresponding Author and also notifying about the possible date of online publication.

Production Unit receive the manuscript and ensures the Copyright form has been filled in completely.

9. Article Withdraw

It is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript to a journal. Author(s) is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money and works invested by the publisher.

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