This guideline is regenerated since publication from December 2019. So the manuscript that has been publish since December 2019, follow this Author Guidelines.
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Here introduces the manuscript, and put a nomenclature if necessary, in a box with the same font size as the rest of the manuscript. The paragraphs continue from here and are only separated by headings, subheadings, images and formula. The section headings are arranged by numbers, bold, 12 pt and with Cambria Font. Total words in Manuscript is range from 4000 to 8000 words.
ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement manuscript should be divided into two different files namely as Title Page (Name of Authors, Affiliation, Email, and Acknowledgements and Full Manuscript (Title, Abstract and Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References). The manuscript title in Full Manuscript should be clear, concise, informative, and limited to 10 words including conjunctions. Subtitles, colons, and nonstandard abbreviations are unacceptable.
For Author that will submit the new manuscript to our system, please remove the name of Author in Full Manuscript because our peer-review process is double-blind review. You as an author will be required to accept the Journal Publishing Agreement for when you submit your manuscript to our journal. This agreement covers authorship, originality and conflicts of interest. Please read this agreement to ensure your submission complies.
To verify the originality of your manuscript, it will be checked by the plagiarism detection service iThenticate and Turnitin. Please write your manuscript into our template that we provide.
Your submitted manuscript must be in good, grammatically correct English. If English is not your native language, you should seek the help of an English Language Editing service or professional translator. If your manuscript is accepted to be published on our journal, we also arrange a proofreading process to make sure language on your manuscript is suitable for academic purpose. The type of English for this manuscript is "American English".
All manuscripts must be formatted to 30 mm margins, single-spaced, with Cambria 12 point font, with page size of 210 mm x 297 mm ( A4 size). Including the body of the manuscript, references, endnotes, tables, and figures, all material should be no longer than 10 single-spaced pages. The Manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in accordance with the submission guidelines of the journal. The total word count of the manuscript should be between 6000 to 8000 words.
ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement has 3 types of manuscript that Author should follow, such as:
1. Research articles
More than 6000 words and not exceeded 9000 words (exclude references), that present application of your community engagement program such as community development, community services, community empowerment, community outreach and action research. These types of articles will have a deep theoretical framework and be more generalizable, i.e. they don’t focus on single case studies.
2. Review articles
More than 5000 words and not exceeded 6000 words (exclude references), that comprehensively summarize the literature on issues about community engagement or comprehensively summarize to community engagement program.
3. Case-based articles (Technical Articles + Policy/Practical Articles)
More than 4000 words and not exceeded 5000 words (exclude references), that describe pioneer techniques likely to be of use to other practicing community engagement. This type of article is best suited where the focus is on a smaller number of case studies or single but unique or large-scale case study. This type of article may be technique-driven, methodology focused, or may be an in-depth examination for community engagement program, monitoring, planning, implementation or policy relevance of the case study or studies. These have a briefer introduction and less focus on theoretical frameworks in favor of a focus on technical approaches and outcomes.
Insert your abstract text, maximum 250 words providing trial information under the following sections. First, background. Provide context or background for the study and state the study’s primary objective or hypothesis in 1–2 sentences, is it theory review of community engagement or description about community engagement that has be done. Also, mention and explained the theory that support your research, especially theory about community engagement, community services and community development. Also, author include hypothesis (if any) which explained the tentative of result. Second, methods. Describe the basic procedures used during the study, including selection of study subjects and observational and analytical methods. Define the primary outcomes that were measured for each group of subjects about implementation of community engagement. Third, results and discussion . Summarize the main findings, including specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible. Include (if relevant) the number of participants in each group, the primary outcome for each group, and any significant adverse events or side effects. Also, please explain the previous research and relation between your theory and your result. Fourth, conclusion. In 1–2 sentences, state the principal conclusions, emphasizing new and important aspects of the study or observations in aspect of community engagement
Authors must supply five alphabetized keywords or phrases that identify the most important concepts in their paper. Examples of keywords could include theoretical concepts, methods used, geographical areas, or common community development themes. Keywords are separated with semicolon (;).
An ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement manuscript should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords, (4) Introduction, (5) Methods, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion, (8) Acknowledgements if any, and (9) References.
Introduction Section contains an explanation why the issues need to be researched (research significance) and all supporting data or scientific evidence based on personal observations or the results of other researcher studies. The formulation of this research problem is always based on real conditions and objectively scientifically. Community engagement mean the services to society, applying science and technology based on their field, increasing the capacity of society, and community empowerment.
There is no theoretical background section in this manuscript. But, you must input your theoretical background on Introduction section. Theoretical background contains previous theories as the basis of research and the temporary hypothesis. The theory can be in the form of scientific articles, articles in journals, textbooks, or other sources of scientific writing. This theory will be used to provide state of the art of your manuscript from research problems that have been proposed. In the context of community engagement, the theory that should be used primarily is the theory related to community engagement, community development, or community services. Other theories that are still needed to solve the problem of research to support theories that are delivered after the theory of community engagement is discussed.
After the theories are mentioned and discussed, you need to form a problem that show why this manuscript is important, existing gaps, previous research and you as an Author must write the purpose of the manuscript.
Example of the existing gaps and previous research statement is in the end of Introduction section (after theories are mentioned and discussed): “........ (short summary of background)....... A previous researchers is explained on ....... This research is limited on ........ Indeed, this research intends to ................. The purpose of this research that related about community engagement are .........”.
Methods are the means used by the author to answer the existing research problem. The method must clear with the location and time of the research, the population and sample of the research, the research variables and the research data. The method of your manuscript also mention detail of your community engagement program.
3. Result and Discussion
Result and discussion contains results obtained by the author during the research. The results of the research submitted in advance as a whole, which continues by doing the process of discussion. The discussion is presented systematically from general, then leads to the specific. Presentation of the research can be done with the help of tables, drawings/graphs, maps/plans, and schemes.
Result and discussion of your manuscript also interconnected with your theory that used, included novelty of your manuscript about community engagement. Also, your manuscript is based on the result of your community engagement program and what is the implication of this community engagement program to community. Minimum of your explanation on this chapter is range 40% to 50% of your manuscript.
Files must be in MS Word only and should be formatted for direct printing. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately. Please make sure that you use as much as possible normal fonts in your documents. To avoid unnecessary error you are strongly advised to use the ‘spellchecker’ function of MS Word. Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (including figures and tables), Acknowledgements, and References. Bulleted lists must not include for manuscript submission.
All tables for submitting manuscript should be numbered with Arabic numerals and this tables can be edit and not as images. Every table should have a caption. Headings should be placed above tables, centered. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. If the table get on other sources, write the name of source below the table, left justified. Below is an example which the authors may find useful.
Your table on manuscript as much as possible in one page, not continued into next page. It is for the sake of ease for Reader that read your manuscript. Also, for mentioning your table, please mention your table with the number of your table. For example, “… the result of our research is mention on Table 4 …”. And please not mention your table with this example, “… the result of our research is mention on Table below …”.
3.3. Format of references
References must be listed at the end of the paper. Do not begin them on a new page unless this is necessary. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. Indicate references is fill by Last Name, Page, and Years, it is called Body Note or End Note. Here is example for you about Body Note or End Note.
“……… Women today have started to have the capacity to contribute from various aspects. For example, is in the office, college, business, and other things. However, not all women can always play an important role in the utilization of natural resources, particularly in the use of the watershed. (Stevenson, 2012: xx)….….”
Some examples of how your references should be listed are given at the end of this template in the ‘References’ section, which will allow you to assemble your reference list according to the correct format and font size.
3.4. Section headings
Section headings should be left justified, bold, with the first letter capitalized and numbered consecutively, starting with the Introduction. Sub-section headings should be in capital and lower-case italic letters, numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, and left justified, with second and subsequent lines indented.
3.5. File naming and delivery
Please title your manuscript in this order ‘ASEANJournalCE_Title of Manuscript_DateOfSubmission’. Submit both the source file and the MS-DOC/MS-DOCX/PDF file to Submission Online Process.
Footnotes on this manuscript is forbidden to be added. If your manuscript still has footnote on it, please correct your manuscript as soon as possible. And if you not correct your manuscript, your manuscript will be rejected.
3.7. Bullets and Numbering
For your manuscript, it is forbidden to use bullets and numbering, except for Section and Sub Section in Introduction, Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusions. All sentence should be typed as descriptive paragraph format.
All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3,….). Every figure should have a caption. All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. In MS word input the figures must be properly coded. Lettering and symbols should be clearly defined either in the caption or in a legend provided as part of the figure. Figures should be placed at the top or bottom of a page wherever possible, as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper.
The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration in 12 pt and centered. If the figures get on other sources, write the name of source below the figures, left justified. The figures on your manuscript must send separately from your manuscript with high resolution. Below is an example which the authors may find useful.
Equations and formula in manuscript should be typed in Math type and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right side of the page (if referred to explicitly in the text). They should also be separated from the surrounding text by one space.
3.10. Online license transfer
All authors are required to complete the exclusive license transfer agreement before the manuscript can be published on ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement. This document of agreement can be downloaded on website, which they can do online. This transfer agreement to protect the copyrighted material for the authors but does not relinquish the authors’ proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder, the permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.
Conclusion of your manuscript is defined what is novelty of your manuscript to knowledge and to fruitfulness of your community engagement program, benefit for society or community and contribution theoretic from your manuscript. This conclusion is maximum 2 paragraph.
References of your manuscript must be up to date (in the last of 5 to 10 years and minimum of 20 references that 80% of the references is from journal) and your reference can be accessed by anyone. Format of the references for submitting manuscript on this journal with style of APA, which can be done in MS Word. Reference of your manuscript is organized alphabetically. Here are example references format with style of APA. Please input your references using Mendeley Application to facilitate you as an Author.Download Mendeley Application.
Bhuvaneswari, K., Geethalakshmi, V., Lakshmanan, A., Srinivasan, R., & Sekhar, N. U. (2013). The impact of El Nino/ Southern Oscillation on hydrology and rice productivity in the Cauvery Basin, India: Application of the soil and water assessment tool. Weather and Climate Extremes, 2, 39-47.
Brennan, M. A. & Israel, G. D. (2008). The power of community. Community Development, 39(1). 82-97.
McKibbin, B. (2007). Deep economy: The wealth of communities and the durable future. New York: Times Book/Henry Hold and Co.
Chapter in an edited book
Pigg, K. E., & Bradshaw, T. K., (2003). Catalytic community development: A theory of practice for changing rural society. In D. L. Brown & L. E. Swanson (Eds.), Challenges for rural America in the twenty-first century (pp. 385-396). University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.
U.S. Cencus Bureau. (2000). State and Country QuickFacts. Washington, D.C.: United States Bureau of the Cencus. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://quickfacts.cencus.gov/qfd/
After AcceptanceProofs and Copyright
Proofs will be sent by e-mail to the listed corresponding author. Any corrections must be returned within one week of receipt and should only cover typesetting errors. All corrections and the signed copyright form must be returned to us in one communication. Proofreading is solely the responsibility of the authors.
After publication, the Corresponding Author will receive one copy of the journal. The online published article can be freely accessed and downloaded from the website.
For further advice please contact:
Secretariat of ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok, 16424, INDONESIA
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