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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 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.

Author Guidelines

  1. The manuscript submitted via website: 
  2. The Manuscript should be written in Indonesian or English (English is prioritized) and should be original, unpublished, and not under review for possible publication in any other journals.
  3. The identity of the Manuscript requires; title, full name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, email, abstract, and keywords
  4. The contents of papers for empirical research consist of IntroductionMethod, Findings and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, and Bibliography.
  5. INTRODUCTION, consisting of the background of the study, research contexts, literary review, and research objective. The introduction should explicitly state the research gap and show the scientific merit or novelty of the research. All introductions should be presented in the form of paragraphs, not pointers.
  6. METHOD, consists of several subsections telling about the research method description concerning the research design, subjects/participants of the research, data sources, data collection (the real procedures conducted in the research), and data analysis (the real procedures conducted in the research).
  7. FINDING, Researchers need to inform several important (original) field data obtained from interviews, observations, questionnaires, surveys, documents, and other data collection techniques. This Section consists of a description of the results of the data analysis to answer the research question(s). Please highlight the differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers. Findings can be supplemented with tables, graphs, and/or diagrams.
  8. DISCUSSION, The discussion part logically explains the findings, associated with the relevant sources. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. The following components should be covered in the discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide an interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?
  9. CONCLUSION, The conclusion contains a short summary of the findings and discussion, presented briefly, narrative, and conceptual. Avoid using bullets and numbering.
  10. REFERENCES, The citation, and references are referred to American Psychological Association (APA) style sixth edition, by using manager reference (Mendeley/Zotero). The list of references is the latest bibliography with a minimum of 60% references from scientific journals or research that are interrelated, above 2015. The number of references in the bibliography is at least 15 references. It is recommended to cite several articles published in the ISTIFHAM journal.
  11. The Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines and Template.


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