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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be written on A4 size paper with the following margins: 4 cm (top), 3 cm (right), 3 cm (bottom), and 3 cm (left). The manuscript’s length, including tables and illustrations, should be between 10-20 pages or 4,000-8,000 words. One illustration is approximately equal to one half page or 200 words.

The font used is Times New Roman with sizes as follows: 20 for manuscript title, 12 for section and sub-section titles; 11 for illustration titles and the main text, including the abstract, keywords, paragraphs and reference list; 10 for captions and footnotes.

The manuscript title, the words “Abstract” and “Keywords”, the section titles, and table and figure titles are set in bold. The abstract, keywords, and sub-section titles are set in italic.

Paragraphs are single-spaced with full justification. They begin with a left indent and are separated by one single-spaced blank line.

The abstract consist of a 250-word paragraph mentioning objectives, methods or main analysis, and conclusion or main argument. It is followed by 3-5 keywords.

Tables and figures are inserted on the relevant page and cited in the main text as follows: “(Table 1)”. The table titles are placed above the tables and the figure titles are put at the bottom of the figures. Every table and figure is numbered consecutively starting from 1 (Latin).

Please make sure that all figures and illustrative materials are original works of the author(s) or provided with written permission from the copyright holders. The editors may automatically exclude those have the potentials to infringe copyright from the manuscripts.

Footnotes are allowed (with a maximum of 3) and placed at the bottom of the relevant page and ordered using Latin numbering.

Citations give the author’s last name and the year of publication, with at least the year placed in parentheses, for instance: “…(Albrechts, 2014)…” or “According to Albrechts (2014)…”. Direct quotations have opening and closing quotation marks (“...”) and are accompanied by the page numbers where they are located in the original source, for example: (Tirtosudarmo, 2013, p. 101). Citations of two or more sources are separated by a semicolon (;), for example: (Healey, 2007; Innes and Booher, 2009). If a cited source is written by more than three authors only the first author should be given while the rest are replaced by “et al.”, for example: (Firman et al., 2013). Should the author be unknown or anonymous, then the author’s name can be replaced with the name of the institution or publisher, for example: (Kompas, 2014). Tertiary citations, for example, “According to Foucault (1996, in Dinda, 2014) ...” should be avoided completely.

The reference list consists of complete references to all cited sources. The references adhere to the APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition. Some examples:

Journal article/ periodicals:

Hoffman, M., S. Hayes , and M. Napolitano (2014) Urban Youths’ Experiences and Perceptions of a Community Cycling Initiative. Planning Theory 51(2), 300-318.


Yin, J. (2012) Urban Planning for Dummies. Mississauga: John Wiley & Sons.

Edited book:

Kraas, F. et al. (Ed.) (2013) Megacities: Our Global Urban Future. Dordrecht: Springer.


Tirtosudarmo, R. (2013) Urbanization without Development: The Cases of Cirebon and Gresik on Java’s North Coast. In: Bunnell, T., Parthasarathy & E. Thompson (Ed.) (2013) Cleavage, Connection and Conflict in Rural, Urban and Contemporary Asia, 99-115. Singapore: Springer.

Conference paper or proceedings:

Rosly, D., N. Puzi, dan M. Arshad (2012) Planning Strategies, Guidelines and Action Plan for Green Neighbourhoods in Malaysia. Paper presented at the EAROPH Congress: Green Cities for Human Betterment, Daegu, 10-17 Oktober.

Unpublished source:

Benyamin, Y. (2012) Kajian Kelembagaan Penyelesaian Konflik Batas Laut Daerah. Thesis, Undergraduate Program of Geodetic Engineering. Bandung Institute of Technology.

Newspaper article:

Rusunawa di Tasik Dibangun Kemenpera untuk Santri. Kompas, 14 January 2014.

Online source:

Siregar, A. (2014) Indonesian Summit Diplomacy in 2013. The Jakarta Post, 10 Januari. Accessed from news/2014/01/10/ indonesian-summit-diplomacy-2013.html on 14 January 2014.


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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  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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