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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The Author’s Guideline of jurnal Good Governance (GG)

1. Introduction

JGG (Jurnal Good Governance) is a scientific journal published by National Institute of Public Administration/NIPA – School of Administration (STIA LAN Jakarta). This multidisciplinary journal, with registered number ISSN 1412 4246 (print), ISSN 2654 8240 (online) focuses on common problems or issues related to administrative sciences, not only at national level but also worldwide. JGG covers various topics and studies e.g. sustainable development, public service innovation, e-governance, public sector management, bureaucracy, autonomy and decentralization, economic development, politics, community empowerment, and other relevant issues.

Online JGG is available on January 2019 at the same time with the release of Volume 15, Number 1, 2019. The JGG editorial board invites you to be authors in our journal. As a guideline, the example of writing format article can be downloaded 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 two spaces. 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 three to five 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 separately 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. 

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 can be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia with the standard language. The manuscript text ought to be written as JGG template. The manuscript is written on A4-sized papers (210x297 mm), with custom margins as follows: left 25 mm, right 20 mm, bottom 20 mm and top 30 mm, Times New Roman theme font, 12pt font size, and 1,5 line-spacing;
  3. The manuscript typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 paper, around 5.000-7.000 words including figures, tables and references;
  4. The manuscript does not contain any plagiarism contents. The editorial board will directly reject the text that indicates plagiarism. We use plagiarism software to check the author’s manuscript.
  5. The manuscript that has been written under the guidelines of JGG (in MS Word format, use this article template) must be submitted through Online Submission System using Open Journal System (OJS) on the JGG e-journal portal ( choose only one procedure. Then, register as one of the author or reviewers in the “Register” bottom.
  6. The manuscript article writing guidelines and the template can be downloaded. The template and the guidelines of the article writing are available in MS Word (.doc) format.
  7. The manuscript which is inappropriate with the JGG template/writing guidelines will be returned to the author before further reviewed.
  8. The manuscript should contain several aspects of a scientific article as follows: (a) the title of the article, (b) the author’s name (no academic title), (c) the author’s affiliation, (d) the author’s email (e) the abstract and the keywords, (f) the introduction, (g) the theoretical framework, (h) the methods, (i) analysis (the research findings and discussion), (j) the conclusion, (k) acknowledgement (optional), (l) the references.
  9. 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.
  10. The tables and pictures are placed in the text group after the referenced tables or pictures. Each picture must be given a caption and source (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 and source below the table. The pictures attachment should be guaranteed that they can be printed well in black and white ink (font size, resolution and line space are clearly seen). The picture, the table, and the chart should be placed in the center between text groups. If it has a bigger size, it can be placed in the center of a 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, 14pt-sized font, with the bold selection and in the center text format.

Abstract: The abstract has to be written within 250 words maximum and followed by with three to five keywords and arranged alphabetically. The abstract must contain research objectives, methods, result, conclusion, and limitation (optional). Abstract written in 1 space line and 12 font size Times New Roman.

Introduction:The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background as the basic of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and/or the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. 

Theoretical Framework: Theoretical framework contains a literature review as research basis. The author may not write literature’s definition and concepts without reviewing the theories or literatures and linking them with the research’s context. In this part, state of the art should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article.

Methods:The method explains how the research is conducted, including research design, data collection, research instrument and analytic methods. This part should be narrated.

Analysis (Findings and Discussion):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 or research question stated previously in the introduction part.

Conclusion:This is the final part containing conclusions, limitations and recommendations. The conclusions will be the answers of the hypothesis or research question, 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. Research limitations and recommendations contain deficiency in the research and suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.

Acknowledgement: Acknowledgements (optional) to those who support the research (sponsors and respondents). Families and supervisors are not allowed in this section.

References:All the references that 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% from all the references) that published in the last ten years.

5. The Guidelines for the Citations and References

All 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 Mendeley and EndNote. The writing format that used in JGG (Jurnal Good Governance) follows the format applied by APA6thEdition (American Psychological Association).

6. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines

  1. The document should submitted by Online Submission System in the JGG (Jurnal Good Governance) 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 in “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 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 JGG editorial team at or



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.