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Author Guidelines

1) The manuscript submitted to PJDIR should be written either in English or Bahasa Indonesia.

2) The manuscript is typed using Microsoft Word program on A4 size, around 4,000-7,000 words (include references) in Palatino Linotype, size 11 pts, and 1.15 space.

3) The writing system for research outcome consists of:


The title should not exceed 20 words; it should be clear, concise, and informative. Abbreviations should be avoided.

Name of the author(s)

The name of the author is written without any academic degree, followed by the name of the author’s institution/affiliation, located under the title of the article. In case the manuscript is written by a team, the editor is only in contact with the main author or the first mentioned. The main author must include his/her correspondence address or email.

Abstract with keywords

The length of the abstract is around 150-180 words, while the limit of keywords is 3-5 words. The abstract, at the least, must contain the purpose, methods, findings, and value of the manuscript.


It contains the general background to the topic, research question or hypothesis, and problem formulation. The research purposes should be written at the end of the introduction.


A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory; and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.


Explain chronological research, including how to prepare materials research, design of the study, and research procedures. The minimum research method consists of research type, type and source of data, data collection techniques, and data analysis techniques. 


It contains the results and analysis done with an emphasis on the answer to the problems. (Results may also include images, charts, tables, etc., which are described in the paper).  


The conclusion should contain a summary of the article and key findings, as well as a re-statement of the research problem. Do not repeat the abstract or introduction, or make new arguments.


The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged


All references cited in the text of the article (books, journal articles, newspaper articles, websites, conference papers, other materials related) should be written down in reference using American Psychological Association (APA) style and arranged from A to Z. The references should have been published in the last 10 (ten) years. The writer(s) is highly recommended to use Mendeley.


Andreasen, N. C. (2001). Brave new brain: Conquering mental illness in the era of the genome. Oxford University Press.

Griffis, D. (2019, November 21). In traditional language, there is no word for disability. The Guardian.

Woolley, T., & Raasch, B. (2005). Predictors of sunburn in north Queensland recreational boat users. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16(1), 26- 31.



Please include in the manuscript a short (maximum 100 words) biography of each author.



General APA style can be downloaded here:


The Manuscript Template for PJDIR can be downloaded here:



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 Microsoft Word document formats.

  3. The space between paragraphs is 1.15; uses an 11-point font; A4 size; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  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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