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Author Guidelines

The Editorial Board of Jurnal Filsafat welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following guidelines:  

  1. Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism. The statement form can be downloaded HERE.
  2. Types of articles suitable for publication include the following; research reports, conceptual ideas, studies, and theory applications in the field of philosophy.
  3. Articles are written in Indonesian or English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed 1 spaced in a B5 sized-paper (approx. 18 x 25 cm), between 5000 – 8000 words including references, pictures, and tables. The margin of the manuscript are 3 cm for left and top side; and 2 cm for right and bottom side.
  4. Article should be in form of essay which includes:
    • Title (author should perform the philosophical perspectives of the manuscript).
    • author’s name (without academic degree) with institution’s name and an e-mail address.
    • Abstract in Indonesian and English (150-200 words for each) which includes: (1) the main question; (2) objectives; (3) methods and frame work; and (4) the main result.
    • key words in English and Indonesian (maximum 5 words),
    • Introduction section (without subsection, 2-3 pages) which includes background of your research and your current research position among other research on related themes; methods, and literature review, theoretical construct of the research. The introduction section  ends with an emphasis on items to be discussed. 
    • Discussion section, which includes the analysis and synthesis of data. You may discuss every aspect of the issue one by one in this section. It is necessary to build argument and to provide original data discussed and compared to research and works of other scholars. It is possible to add sections as needed. In this section, author should point out the novelty of the manuscript and give arguments why it is important to be discussed.
    • Conclusion must states: (1) answers of the research questions, (2) main arguments, and (3) critical comprehention about main issues being discussed.
    • References should include primary texts and supporting texts and should show current publication in the relevant area. References should be accessible by everyone.
  5. Alternatively, authors can download the template here.
  6. Jurnal Filsafat uses in-text citation format (not footnotes nor endnotes). For example:

“Money is a language, a system of signs” (Hawkes, 1996: 5).

  1. Bibliography should appear at the end of the article and includes only literatures actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. When writing a bibliography, please use the following style. It’s highly recommended for the authors to use the references management software, in this case MendeleyJurnal Filsafat uses modified-APA style as described below.
    • Widayanti, Sri, 2011, “Tinjauan Filsafat Seni terhadap Tata Rias dan Busana Pengantin Paes Ageng Kanigaran Gaya Yogyakarta”, Jurnal Filsafat Vol. 21 No. 3 2011, Fakultas Filsafat, Yogyakarta.
    • Hawkes, David, 1996, Ideology, 2nd Edition, Routledge, New York.
    • Kaelan, 2013, Negara Kebangsaan Pancasila, Paradigma, Yogyakarta.
    • Zubaidi, Ahmad, 2015, “Filsafat Politik John Locke dan Relevansinya dengan Hak Asasi Manusia Di Indonesia” (Unpublished Dissertation), Fakultas Filsafat, Universitas Gadjah Mada.
    • Berg, Russell, 2012, “Beyond the Laws of Nature”, taken from on March 12nd , 2013, at 3.20 pm.
  2. The editor appreciates if authors cite information from previously published articles in Jurnal Filsafat.

The manuscript text must be submitted to Jurnal Filsafat by following procedure:

  1. Submitting document should be done by Online Submission System in the Jurnal Filsafat e-journal portal HERE.
  2. First, the author should register as an author or reviewer (checking role as author or reviewer) in the “Register” or HERE.
  3. After registration completed, log in as an author, click in “New Submission”. The article submits stage consist five stages, such as:  (1). Start, (2). Upload Submission, (3). Enter Metadata, (4). Upload Supplementary Files, (5). Confirmation.
  4. In the “Start” column, choose Journal Section (Article), check all the checklists.
  5. In the “Upload Submission” Columns, upload the manuscript files at Microsoft Word format in this column.
  6. In the “Enter Metadata” columns, fill out all the author data and affiliation. Following the manuscript title, abstract and indexing keywords.
  7. In the “Upload Supplementary Files” columns, allowed to upload supplementary data file or the statement letter or other else.
  8. In the “Confirmation” columns, if all the data that you enter were right, then click “Finish Submission”.
  9. If the author has difficulties in the submitting process via online system, please contact Jurnal Filsafat Editorial team at
  10. Authors will be sent notifications of the receipt of manuscripts and editorial decisions (whether the articles are accepted or not) by e-mail. Manuscripts that are not published will not be returned to the authors.



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, 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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