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  1. Articles are unpublished results of research or literature review in the field of communication science
  2. Articles are written in Indonesian or English.
  3. Articles in Indonesian should follow Pedoman Umum Ejaaan Bahasa Indonesia (PUEBI), while English manuscripts should not contain any grammar mistakes. We highly recommend using English professional proofreader.
  4. Articles are written in A4 paper format with left, right, top, and under 3 cm margins. The font is Times New Roman 12 pt, 1.5 spaces. The submission should be between 5,000-8,000 words (including references, tables, and pictures). Details can be seen in the journal template.
  5. All articles must have an abstract between 100 and 200 words in length, followed by three to five relevant keywords.
  6. Articles are arranged systematically: Pendahuluan, Metode Penelitian, Hasil dan Pembahasan, Penutup, dan Daftar Pustaka (For Indonesian Articles) and Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References (For English Articles).
  7. Articles are sent as electronic files (doc or docx format) through the OJS. The deadlines for submitting articles are March and September every year.
  8. Articles must have at least 15 references (excluding internet sources).
  9. The references section follows the APA referencing style 6th edition format. Only references cited in the manuscripts are listed in the reference section.

The following is an example of writing a bibliography in the APA 6th edition format.


Morgan, K. J., & Campbell, A. L. (2011). The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Book chapter

Weible, C. M., & Sabatier, P. A. (2017). A Guide to the Advocacy Coalition Framework. In F. Fischer, G. J. Miller, & M. S. Sidney (Eds.), Handbook of Public Policy Analysis (pp. 149-162). New York: CRC Press.

Journal article

Grimmelikhuijsen, S., Jilke, S., Olsen, A. L., & Tummers, L. (2017). Behavioral Public Administration: Combining Insights from Public Administration and Psychology. Public Administration Review, 77(1), 45-56.

Journal article with DOI

Rassanjani, S. (2018). Ending Poverty: Factors That Might Influence the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Indonesia. Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 8(3), 114-128. doi: 10.5296/jpag.v8i3.13504

Journal article on the website

Chin, S. T. S., & Yusoff, R. M. (2019). The Issues of Maritime Security on International Trade Activities among Sea Countries. International Journal of Advanced Research in Education and Society, 1(2), 57-63. Retrieved from article/view/6835

Newspaper article

Eddie, D. (2016, December 12). Aceh Darurat Narkoba. Serambi Indonesia, pp. 4.

Newspaper article on the website

Davies, W. (2020, March 24). The Last Global Crisis Didn't Change the World. But This One Could. The Guardian. Retrieved from 2020/mar/24/coronavirus-crisis-change-world-financial-global-capitalism


Desilver, D., dan Masci, D. (2017). World’s Muslim Population More Widespread than You Might Think. September 3, 2019, retrieved from

Website document

ILO. (2014). World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building Economic Recovery, Inclusive Development and Social Justice. Retrieved from public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_245201.pdf


Gunawan, E. (2019). Relasi Struktur Pemerintahan Sipil dan Mantan Kombatan Militer GAM Dalam Pengambilan Kebijakan Pemerintah Pasca MoU Helsinki [Undergraduate Thesis, Universitas Syiah Kuala]. Retrieved from index.php?p=show_detail&id=56107


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  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.

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  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  2. Authors retain the copyright to their work. Users may read, copy and distribute the work in any form, provided the authors and the journal are appropriately credited or cited. Authors are permitted to also store the published article at another website/database systems.
  3. Authors are permitted to distribute the published article to colleagues, post it to open websites - non-commercial, reuse of portions or extracts from the articles in other works. However, authors are not allowed to send their manuscript to other scientific journals once it has been decided to be reviewed by reviewers at Journal of Governance and Social Policy.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
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Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
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Journal of Governance and Social Policy does not have Article Processing Charges (APCs), Submission Charges and Publication Charges. The journal also does not charge readers for online access. The charges will be applied only if the authors ask for the printed version of the journal (IDR 50,000 for each copy, not including shipping cost).