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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 4,000-9,000 words (including title, abstract, & 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 150-200 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.


Choose either a literature review or theoretical framework. 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. Meanwhile, the theoretical framework sheds light on the theories or models that support your research, proving that your work is grounded in established ideas. In certain circumstances, however, you can use both of them. 


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. All citations mentioned in the text, tables, or figures must be listed in the reference list.

Papua Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations (PJDIR) uses the APA 7th edition (author, date) system of referencing – examples are given below (for more examples, see APA style guide).

Journal article

Magdalena, N., & Amenes, A.A. (2021). The Implications of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan. Papua Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 1(2), 137-148. DOI: 10.31957/pjdir.v1i2.1817


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

Chapter in an edited book

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Webpage on a news website

Cooper, H. (20 June 2019). What We Know About Iran Shooting Down a U.S. Drone. The New York Times.



Please add a short biography (around 50-100 words).



Footnotes should be placed at the foot of the page. They should be numbered and referred to in the text with consecutive, superscript Arabic numerals. Keep footnotes brief: they should contain only short comments tangential to the main argument of the article or to provide additional information. However, there should be no more than two footnotes in the overall article.


If the file size is too large and cannot be uploaded due to figures inserted, the author(s) should remove the figures and upload them through the supplementary files on the OJS.



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.
  7. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete the copyright transfer agreement.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with Papua Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations (PJDIR) agree to the following terms:

  1. The journal holds the copyright for each article published with the work simultaneously licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA)which allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the authorship and early publication of the work in this journal. 
  2. Authors must agree to the copyright transfer agreement by checking the Copyright Notice column at the initial stage when submitting the article.


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