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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The abstract can be read as stand-alone text and does not exceed 300 words.
  • 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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • One author has been designated as corresponding author.
  • Anyone who has made a contribution to this paper is either listed as an author or their contribution is properly acknowledged elsewhere in the paper.
  • I/we the author/s understand that i.we retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Author Guidelines

A. General Provisions

  1. The submission is an original work, free from any plagiarism, and less than 25% checked by an Internet-based plagiarism detection service.
  2. The submission has not been published and has not been accepted for publication in other journals.
  3. The submission is typed in 2 spaces using quarto paper (A4); fonts of Times New Roman size 12; and the right, left, top, and bottom margins of 2 cm.
  4. The submission is typed with one column layout.
  5. The submission is written in Bahasa in accordance with general guidelines.
  6. The submission must be approved by all co-authors and relevant authorities (e.g. institution or sponsor).
  7. Please download the template to make your article match our guidelines.
  8. The article does not exceed 4,500 words, including references (excluding the tables, figures, and appendix).

B. Systematic Writing of Original Article


  1. The title must be straightforward and informative, also specific and effective.
  2. The author’s name (without an academic degree) is accompanied by affiliation, and must include name, department, faculty, institutions, city, and country.
  3. The corresponding author’s details are written on the footer of the page, including name without salutation or academic degree, department, faculty, institutions, address (the street name, city, ZIP Code, and country), and email.


  1. The abstract is written in English and Bahasa
  2. The abstract consists of 150–300 words that explain the objectives, brief methods, significant findings, and there should not be any references.
  3. Keywords are written in English, 3–5 keywords or phrases, arranged alphabetically and separated using semicolons (;) for author template.
  4. Please do not use terminologies that are too general, wordy, and lengthy. 
  5. Kindly prevent words that are already used in the title. 


  1. Background of the study. In strengthening the background of the study or activity, authors are required to add empirical backgrounds and conceptual frameworks/backgrounds that are constructed from reviews of relevant previous studies which are published no later than 5 years.
  2. Provide a short review of the pertinent literature, state the originality of the research, and state the research objectives.
  3. Covers the factual and actual problems, challenges, or requirements needed by the community related to the research purposes.
  4. Authors are required to justify the form of the participation and interaction of the communities in the program and activities of community engagement.


  1. Describing the method used to solve problems, challenges, or problems, answer the research objectives.
  2. Data collection techniques (including sample selection techniques, validity, and reliability of data collection tools).
  3. Data analysis technique.
  4. Location, time, and duration of activities.
  5. Authors are required to justify the condition/situation before the programs/activities are implemented and the expected result.

Results and Discussion

  1. Relevant documentation with a focus on community empowerment activities.
  2. For photos/images: the minimum resolution is 300 dpi with JPEG extensions (.jpg). Use image processing software to check dpi.
  3. Results must be presented correctly and accompanied by an explanation without reference to the literature. Original and important findings must be stated. Results must be illustrated with numbers or tables if necessary but must be kept to a minimum. Detailed discussion, speculation, and interpretation of data are not included in the results, but in the discussion section.
  4. Authors are required to emphasize the analysis of the condition before and after the programs/activities of community engagement are implemented.
  5. The discussion must interpret the findings expressed in the results obtained with the background of existing knowledge. The discussion must highlight a new perspective. Each assumption must be clearly stated. 
  6. The analysis should be completed with a further discussion on the participation of the community as well as the impacts that are gained by the community. It will be good additional content if the Authors also include the adoption of innovation by the community. 
  7. All tables, figures, photos, and graphs included in this manuscript have to be cited and integrated with analysis and/or its justification/significance with the programs/activities of the community engagement. 


  1. Provide conclusions of the discussion.
  2. Mention the impact and benefits of community empowerment activities.
  3. Provide advice for further community empowerment.
  4. Produce new findings of theories, postulates, formulas, principles, methods, models, or prototypes supported by research data.


  1. References are written based on APA (American Psychological Association) 6th Edition format.
  2. References are listed alphabetically.
  3. References only list literature that you have quoted in the text.
  4. Check details of references to actual sources. The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  6. Avoid using more than 40 and less than 5 references. Highly recommend using 70% journal references and 30% book references. Journal references should be published in at least 5 recent years.
  7. Authors are strongly urged to use a reference manager such as Mendeley, Endnote, RefWorks, Reference Manager, or Zotero to build their bibliography.

C. Ethical Code and Regulation

  1. Authors are required to ensure that all community engagement activities/programs written in this manuscript are free from any matter related/relevant to ethical code and regulation. 
  2. Authors also need to obtain consent from the participating communities in including/presenting any figures, photos, data, or other information that support the community engagement programs/activities in the manuscript. 
  3. After receiving an acceptance letter, the corresponding Author is required to sign and submit an Ethical Clearance Letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief according to the template provided in the JISE OJS.


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