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Author Guidelines

The Manuscript General Guidelines

  1. The article should have not been published in any media publication and not contain a plagiarism element.
  2. The article can from conceptual and research articles.
  3. Articles have to be written in English for 5000-5500 words not include title, abstract, author, affiliation with the author, correspondence of author, and reference. 
  4. The abstract should be typed in English only. This abstract section should be typed in Italic font and font size of 10 pt. The abstract number of words of 150-200. Abstract of English must be completed with 3-5 keywords. 
  5. Special for the article section, please use the left margin of 25 mm, the top margin of 30 mm, right and bottom margins of 20 mm. Single spacing should be used between the lines in this article. 

The Guidelines for the Manuscript Body Text

  1. THE TITLE OF THE MANUSCRIPT: Title of article no more than 12 words in English. The article should be started by the title of the article followed by the author's name and affiliation address and abstract. The author's name must be attached after the title of the article. All authors should be accompanied by an address, including the name of the institution and email address.
  2. ABSTRACT: The abstract should be typed as concise as possible and should be composed of: problem statement, method, scientific finding results, and a short conclusion. The abstract should only be typed in one paragraph and one-column format. How to Write an ABSTRACT: Focus on the following points: (1) Purposes and hypothesis(2) Methods: participant, design, measures, and procedure. (3) Results and Discussion/interpretation of results (4) Short conclusions. Write an abstract should stand alone, consider it the advertisement for your manuscript: Should tell the prospective reader what you did, and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear, and specific: Use words that reflect the precise meaning, Cites no references. 
  3. INTRODUCTION: The introduction must contain (shortly and consecutively) a general background and a literature review (state of the art) as the basis of the brand new research question, statements of the brand new scientific article, main research problems, and the hypothesis. In the final part of the introduction, the purpose of the article writing should be stated. In the scientific article format, it does not allow to write down the references as in the research report. They should be represented in the literature review to show the brand new of the scientific article. is written with Arial font type, 11 font size with and bold. The content of the introduction is problem background, hypothesis (if any), significant idea to distinguish with the same issue has been published and purpose of research.
  4. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The method is implemented to solve problems, including analytic methods. The methods used in the problem solving of the research are explained in this part.
  5. RESULT AND DISCUSSION: This part consists of the research results and how they are discussed. The results obtained from the research have to be supported by sufficient data.  The research results and the discovery must be the answers or the research hypothesis stated previously in the introduction part.
  6. CONCLUSION: This is the final part containing conclusions and advice. The conclusions will be the answers to the hypothesis, the research purposes, and the research discoveries. The conclusions should not contain only the repetition of the results and discussions. It should be the summary of the research results as the author expects in the research purposes or the hypothesis. The advice contains suggestions associated with further ideas from the research.
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:  All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
  8. REFERENCES: All the references used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals and the least number is 70% of all the references) published in the last ten years. Each article should have at least ten references. JANTRO bibliography style is using American Psychological Association (APA) style. 


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.

Copyright Notice

With the receipt of the article by the Jurnal Antropologi: Isu-Isu Sosial Budaya (JANTRO) Editorial Board and the decision to be published, then the copyright regarding the article will be diverted to Jurnal Antropologi: Isu-Isu Sosial Budaya (JANTRO).

Department of Anthropology FISIP Universitas Andalas as the publisher of Jurnal Antropologi: Isu-Isu Sosial Budaya (JANTRO) hold the copyright regarding all the published articles in this journal. 

Department of Anthropology FISIP Universitas Andalas has the right to multiply and distribute the article and every author is not allowed to publish the same article that was published in this journal. Thanks to FISIP Universitas Andalas that was funded this journal sustainability.

The Copyright Notice should describe for readers and authors whether the copyright holder is the author, journal, or a third party. It should include additional licensing agreements (CC BY SA)

The manuscript authentic and copyright statement submission can be downloaded ON THIS FORM. 

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