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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). It is up to the editorial board to decide upon acceptance.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word file format.
  • The submission article has been in accordance with Jurnal Legislatif’'s Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. For reference, our reference uses The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). Consult to:
  • Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.
  • The author declares the absence of any conflict of interest in this work.
    If English is not your first language, we appreciate it if your manuscript has passed the proofread process by a native or a trusted proofread institution. Do not forget to attach the proofread evidence to the supplementary file when making a submission. Otherwise, your manuscript will be delayed or even rejected after a preliminary review by the editorial team.

Author Guidelines

Please read and understand the author's guidelines for the preparation manuscript. The author who submits a manuscript to the editors should comply with the author's guidelines and template. If the submitted manuscript does not comply with the guidelines or using a different format, it will be rejected by the editorial team before being reviewed. The editorial team will only accept a manuscript that meets the specified formatting requirements (downloadable at: Template and Author Guidelines). This template is designed to assist Author in preparing the manuscript; it is an exact representation of the format expected by the editor. To use this template, please just Save As this MS Word file to your document, then copy and paste your document here. All papers submitted to the journal should be written in English language. 



  • The submitted manuscript uses A4 paper, 1 space, Times New Roman font size 12 pt, with a left, right, top, and bottom margin of 3 cm each.
  • The word limit for the submission is 4000-8000 words (including footnotes and abstract).
  • The sequence of manuscripts following: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method (for original research articles); Main Heading Analysis; Conclusion; and
  • Reference citations are based on the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • The manuscript is accompanied by a full name without a degree, the origin of the university, and an email address.


Title of articles are written with Times New Roman Bold (18 pt, space 1,15) and preferably not more than 14 words. Author(s) name, affiliations and e-mail.


The abstract Written in English with Italic provisions, Times New Roman, 11pt, space 1, minimum 200 words and maximum 250 words. Abstract must contain background, purpose, method (without description), analysis results, novelty, and conclusion.


Keywords Written alphabetically, 3-5 words or phrases and separated by a semicolon (;).


The introduction must at least contain problems in general, specific problems that would be solved, include previous research/writing bacilli to explain the existence of research gaps, explain the importance of the author's writing, and submit the purpose of writing. At the end of the introduction, it is mandatory to include the formula of the research problem.


The method section must contain the type of legal research used, either normative or empirical research. For normative research, things that must be contained include: research approaches, legal materials, collection techniques, and analytical techniques. For empirical research, it is mandatory to include: research approaches, data types, research locations, as well as research populations and samples, data collection techniques and data analysis techniques.

Analysis and Discussion

The discussion contains the results of the analysis of legal issues raised in the research, and as stated in the introduction. Analysis and discussion must answer the problems raised in the introduction.


Closing as much as possible contains a conclusion that gives the reader an understanding of the results and steps that can be taken to solve the problems studied and written down in the following points.


For submissions Jurnal Legislatif  uses the Chicago Manual of Style in the References at the end of the manuscript. Cite only items that you have read and written on footnotes. Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models. All publications cited in the text should be included in the References section and arranged alphabetically.

The citation quick guide can be found at:



Jurnal Legislatif does not require any rigid format for conducting a book review. Reviewers should feel at liberty to approach the review in their own style with the broader aim of contextualizing the work in the literature or policy developments at the time of publication. We welcome reviews about academic books, monographs or edited volumes, policy publications, or reviews on past works that are relevant for re-engaging in theory, policy, and practice related to contemporary issues in legal scholarship.

The remainder of this document sets out some guidelines for potential book reviewers to follow in conducting a review. Word count: We prefer formats between 1000-1500 words. The review should also seek out to cover the questions listed below:

  • How is the author’s background and work situated in the broader field of study?
  • What is the central argument of the book and how is the work timely in its theoretical or empirical engagement? Does it deliver and does it leave anything out?
  • What was the methodology and factual basis of the study? Were there factual errors and oversights or faulty assumptions? We are especially interested in a close review of the sources, extent, and depth of the research.
  • Who is the audience of the book?
  • How is the structure, prose, length, and other aspects of the books accessibility and readability? Is it enjoyable?
  • Are there unique features to the book in terms of illustrations, indexing, bibliographic or other aspects?
  • Does the title capture the book’s major argument?

If you would like to follow a general outline, we propose approaching the review under the following headings / sub-sections:

  • Introduction: brief description of the subject, aim, and scope. Make sure to outline the central thesis of the book and the key arguments
  • Situate within the broader literature both theoretically and empirically. Has this book filled a key gap and how?
  • Review the components of the arguments and review the strengths and weaknesses of each of the arguments. Are there key features of the book that were particularly memorable?
  • What new questions does the book raise?


Guideline for Online Submission

Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer through the following address: (.......)

Author should fulfill the form in as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After the form textbox was filled, the Author clicks on the “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to the online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles or Review Article. Thus, the author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click the Upload button.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submissions's Metadata: In this step, detailed authors' metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, the manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and pasting in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, the proofread evidence, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to Jurnal Legislatif, click the Finish Submission button after the document is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at any time by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes the status of manuscript review and editorial process.


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