Author Guidelines


  1. Script written for IJSS includes research result related to social science and Islamic issues especially in the scope of culture, politics, law, economy, theology, philosophy, communication and history;

  2. Script must have never been published in any media;

  3. When two or more authors are available, each of them needs to clarify their contribution on the script;

  4. The script must be written in Ms. Word either in Indonesia or English with single-space and about 15-25 pages length on A4 paper. It must be written in fond 12 of Garamond.

  5. The author must write the reference based on The APA Styele and it is recommended to use the ZoteroEndNote or Mendeley application;

  6. The primary reference/ scientific journal must be at least 80% of the whole reference used and it must be new (not more than 5 year publishing).

  7. The similarity percentage is not more than 19% in Turnitin

  1. Title. The title should be short and bright containing the substance of the article with Garamond 14

  2. The author(s)’s identity. The author's names should be written completely and accompanied by the author's affiliation and email address, without any academic titles and job title. If there is more than one author, all authors must follow all the above requirements deals with name, affiliation and email address.

  3. Abstract. Abstracts are written both in Indonesian and English. Abstract informatively describes the main point of the article and it must be clear consisted the problems to be researched, the approach or the solution suggested and it must show the result and the conclusion of the research. It must be written in a paragraph with 150- 200 words. If it is possible to use some terms in other language, make sure the word is in italic. An abstract cannot contain a reference, a pattern, table or picture/ figure. The abstract must be written in Garamond fond 11 with single space. Key words can be 3 or 5 words or phrases and it is needed to be written to describe the scope of the problem and for computerization purpose (English abstract started with “( )” and a full stop.)

  4. Introduction. Introduction deals with the background knowledge of the issue or the problems and also the importance, rationalization, and the purpose of the research (the distinction from others). The related literature and the hypothesis (if any) must be developed in this chapter. Foot note is used in making citation. It is absolutely suggested to use reference manager application such as MendeleyZotero, or EndNote in purpose not to use wrong citation and for the sake of writing reference in the last part of the article. Use the introduction term for the first chapter with single-spaced Garamond 12 word size. For the easiness, please use this template and it is better to copy this template (by choosing “keep text only” with “konten utama” style) from your original script to this template. Make sure that your article has fit the Nuansa style.

  5. Method. This chapter is used both for the research result’ article and conceptual ideas. The method part of the research result can include the design of steps or procedure done by the researcher in collecting the data or the analysis of data technique used in research or conceptual ideas. The article of conceptual ideas can include the steps to analyze and the way of thinking in doing the analysis. A method can be a way in solving the problems in an article.

  6. Result and Discussion. This part shows the research result and the discussion in a whole, so that the researcher does not need to make it separated. The research result serves the “pure result”. The analysis process such as statistical calculation and the hypothesis testing process do not need to be served. It requires the result and the hypothesis testing result to be written in the article. The research result can be equipped with table, figure, and graphic to verbalize the result of the research. Table and graphic should come with discussion. The purpose of a discussion in the article is to: (1) answer the research problem and questions; (2) show the taking of the research; (3) interpret or analyze the results found; (4) relate the result with the established knowledge; (5) create new theories or modify the existing theory.

    The table or graphic should be placed in the center of the paper with number and the title. See the following example:


    Figure1. The Figure Title

    We suggest that you use a text box to insert a graphic (which is ideally a 300 dpi resolution TIFF or EPS file with all fonts embedded) because this method is somewhat more stable than directly inserting a picture.

    To have non-visible rules on your frame, use the MSWord “Format” pull-down menu, select Text Box > Colors and Lines to choose No Fill and No Line.


    Table1. Table’s Name



    Sub Head

    Sub head








    The table style does not need to bold the whole line but it is enough to make it bold in the top, the bottom and the last line of the table.

  7. Summary. Summary is written in a paragraph which consisting the summary of the result and discussion and also the answer of the research’/ publication purpose. It also emphasizes on the novelty of the research or development. This part also consist suggestion for the practical purpose and further research.

  8. Reference. The reference contains citation in the article of publication. The primary reference/ scientific journal must be at least 80% of the whole reference used and it must be new (not more than 5 year publishing). It must contain more than 15 references. It is written in Garamond 12 with single space, space after 3 (Reference style). The writing rule must be alphabetic suited with the format specified. It is suggested to use the reference manager application such as Mendeley. The writing format refers to The APA Style. Citation writing is in CMS such as book, journal article by writing the complete name of the author, comma, italic title, open parenthesis, the city, colon, the publisher, comma, year, close parenthesis, comma, page, full stop. 


    Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

    Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

    Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag.

    Article: Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.

    Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House.” PLoS ONE13(3), Article e0193972.

    Joly, J. F., Stapel, D. A., & Lindenberg, S. M. (2008). Silence and table manners: When environments activate norms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin34(8), 1047–1056. (Retraction published 2012, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38[10], 1378)