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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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single space; uses a 12-point font-Book Antiqua; employs italics, rather than underlining
    (except with URL addresses); all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text
    at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The main purpose of Indonesian Research Journal in Legal Studies (IRJILS) is to provide an important forum for exchanging ideas to enrich theories, policies, and practices of legal studies in Indonesia. IRJILS is open access and peer-reviewed e-journal, published in Indonesia. We accept unpublished, high-quality, and original research manuscripts in English (preferable) or Indonesian, resulting primarily from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodology related to or associated with legal studies. IRJILS also accepts manuscripts resulting from book reviews, program evaluations, and informative articles related to the focus and scope of this journal. IRJILS is published 2 times per year by Program Pascasarjana Universitas Muhammadiyah Palu.

The coeditors can be contacted by email at and at Indonesian Research Journal in Legal Studies (IRJILS)Universitas Muhammadiyah PaluJl. H. Rusdy Toana No.1, Mantikulore, Talise, Palu Indonesia 94118. E-mail is our preferred method of communication.

Manuscript Criteria. The fitness of a manuscript for publication in IRJILS is carefully reviewed based on each of the dimensions listed below.

  1. Significance/relevance to education
  2. Conceptual framework (connections to relevant constructs in literature)
  3. Methods (manuscript MUST an empirical study): appropriateness to questions, adequate description of methods (including data collection and analysis), and rigor of methods
  4. Findings/conclusions are data-based
  5. Overall contribution to the field
  6. Writing style/composition/clarity

Manuscript General Format

Title, Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review/Theoretical/Conceptual Framework, Methods, Findings/Results, Discussion, Conclusion,  Acknowledgements, References

Title Page. Title should be maximum 20 words.

Typing. IRJILS only accepts electronic submission in MSWord. All text, including title, headings, references, quotations, figure captions, and tables, must be typed, single space, with one-inch margins all around and type on one side of A4 paper. Please use a 12-point font-Book Antiqua. Your manuscript, including its headings and subheadings, should conform to the most recent APA style guide. Your manuscript should be single space throughout including references. 

Length. When submitting to IRJILS, a manuscript, including all references, tables, and figures, should not be less than 8 pages and not exceed 18 pages. Submissions exceeding this limit may not be accepted for review. Authors should keep tables and figures (Using Text Box) to a minimum and include them in the text.

Abstract and keywords. All research manuscripts for IRJILS must include an abstract and a few keywords. Abstracts describing the essence of the manuscript must be 200 - 250 words. Authors should select keywords from the menu on the manuscript submission system so that readers may search for the article after it is published.

References: References should be cited both in text and in the references list and should conform to the most recent APA style guide. 

Tables and Figures. IRJILS requires all tables and figures to conform with the most recent APA style guide. 

Professional Editing Services. Authors seeking assistance with English language editing and/or translation should contact

More than one author: Notice to Authors of Joint Works (articles with more than one author). This journal uses a contributor agreement that requires just one author (the Corresponding Author) to sign on behalf of all authors. Please identify the Corresponding Author for your work when submitting your manuscript for review to IRJILS.

Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References (if applicable).

Appendices. Supplementary material should be collected in an Appendix (after references). 

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