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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

General Guide

  1. All manuscripts must be submitted through Online Submission E-Journal Portal
  2. The author submitting a manuscript do have understanding that if the corresponding paper  is accepted, then the copyright will be assigned to Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta as publisher of the journal. To do so, we  obliged the author to submit the signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) form  (we ecpect author to download the document, and then scan and upload it after signed) 
  3. The article is original guaranteed by the writer and is not published by the other journals/ proceedings. 
  4. The statement contribution toward the development of science and technology is from the new findings/ideas/opinions which prioritize the current primary references at the latest ten years. We expect the author to clearly give a statement of novelty within introductory section. (e.g. there are few numbers of research….; the novelty of this  research…; etc.) 
  5. The article is an empirical study. The sharpness of critically analysis and synthesis is prioritized. 
  6. The review process is conducted in double-blind review process with the peer group system, which is reinforced by the qualified reviewers in their field. 
  7. The article is written according to the rule of JDM and an editorial team reserves the right to revise the style of writing with a note that it does not change the intent and quality of the article.
  8. Questionnaires and other instruments. Manuscript articles that use primary data research or experimentation must also include the surveys document as the supplementary document. 
  9. Authors are obliged to send the results of data processing as well as tables and the original image file via email. 
  10. Results of the assessment possibilities articles can be: Accepted with minor revisions; Received with major revisions; Suggested sent to another appropriate journal; Rejected.


The Article Format  


The title must be written specific, effective, and informative which is seen from the straightforwardness of the writing. So that once read, it can be captured comprehensively. The number of words does not exceed 14 words.

Author Data. Full Name without Degree, name of the institution where the author is affiliated, and complete address including postal code, author's correspondence address (phone and email). 


The minimum scope contained in the abstract is problems, research objectives, methods, findings, and implications. Compiled in 1 (one) paragraph. Presented at the beginning of the article, justify, Book Antiqua or Times New Romans 9. The number of words is between 150–200 words.


Keywords must be chosen carefully and be able to reflect the concepts/variables contained in the article, with a number of between four to five keywords. Keywords are written in English or Indonesian.

The JEL classification system was developed for use in the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) and is a standard method of classifying scholarly literature in the field of economics


Contains the background contains an introduction to the substance of the article, and the reasons behind the article, both theoretical and empirical. Presenting theoretical concepts, thoughts, and findings of previous research to show gap research, comparison, and strengthening as well as sharpening discussion, and analysis. In the end, the research objectives are stated in the form of flowing paragraphs and do not use subtitles, and do not use bullets, or numbering in the introduction. References are indicated by writing the author's surname/last name and year of publication, without page numbers.

Hypothesis Development.

The development of the hypothesis proposes a logical theory supported by empirical studies that are used as the basis for formulating the hypothesis. Each hypothesis put forward is preceded by theoretical logic and empirical studies.

Data and Method.

Contains the research design used (methods, data sources, population and research samples, data collection techniques, research variables, and their operations and data analysis techniques) so that readers can reproduce the research properly.


The results are presented in a systematic, concise, and informative manner which is extracted from the data, not the data as it is. Narrative explanations with illustrations of tables, pictures, and others must be legible. The presentation of data tables is not a copy and paste from a data processing program, but must be rearranged according to needs and presented in a concise and informative manner. Each illustration of a table, figure, or other must be cited by reference to the number of the table or figure. The use of tables, figures, and others is only as support to clarify the discussion and is limited to truly substantial support. 


The discussion suggests the interpretation of the results in accordance with the research objectives and hypotheses (if any). The order of discussion is the same as the research objective. The discussion of the results is argumentative regarding the relevance of the results, theories, previous research, and empirical facts found, as well as showing the novelty of the findings.

Conclusions and Suggestions.

Contains a conclusion with a broad generalization of the discussion of research results that is written briefly and clearly, showing clarity of the contribution of the findings, the creation of new theories, and the possibility of developing research that can be done in the future. Theoretical and practical implications, limitations, and research suggestions are also written in flowing paragraphs. 

Acknowledgments and Appreciation. This section is only written if desired. Contains acknowledgments and appreciation to parties who are considered to have contributed significantly to the completion of the research. 

References. The degree of sophistication of materials referred to in the last 10 years. The list of references is expected to be 80% of primary sources originating from national and international research articles. Write references that really referenced in the article and arrange it in alphabetical. Writing citations that referenced in the script should use reference application (reference manager) such as Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, RefWorks, and others. Also, the format for the references are using the referencing style from American Psychological Association (APA).



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