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Here introduces the manuscript, and put a nomenclature if necessary, in a box with the same font size as the rest of the manuscript. The paragraphs continue from here and are only separated by headings, subheadings, images, and formulas. The section headings are arranged by numbers, bold, 11 pt, and with Arial Font. The total words in the Manuscript are range from 5000 to 10000 words.

PERDIKAN manuscript should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords (4) Introduction, (5) Methods, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion, (8) Acknowledgements if any, and (9) References. Filling the title page is required when your manuscript is ready to publish. The manuscript title should be clear, concise, informative, and limited to 10 words including conjunctions. Subtitles, colons, and nonstandard abbreviations are unacceptable.

For the Author that will submit the new manuscript to our system, please remove the name of the Author because our peer-review process is a single-blind review. You as an author will be required to accept the Journal Publishing Agreement for when you submit your manuscript to our journal. This agreement covers authorship, originality, and conflicts of interest. Please read this agreement to ensure your submission complies.

To verify the originality of your manuscript, it will be checked by the plagiarism detection service Turnitin. Please write your manuscript into the template that we provide.


Your submitted manuscript must be in good Indonesian or grammatically correct English. If English is not your native language, you should seek the help of an English Language Editing service or professional translator. If your manuscript is accepted to be published in our journal, we also arrange a proofreading process to make sure the language on your manuscript is suitable for academic purposes.  


All manuscripts must be formatted to 30 mm margins, single-spaced, with Arial 11 point font, with the page size of 176 mm x 250 mm (B5 size). Including the body of the manuscript, references, endnotes, tables, and figures, all material should be no longer than 20 single-spaced pages.  The Manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in accordance with the submission guidelines of the journal. The total word count of the manuscript should be between 5000 to 10000 words.

In this journal, the type of manuscript is an applied science paper. An applied science paper is based on original research related to community engagement programs. The kind of research depends on your field or the topic of community engagement (a program that has been done, an experiment, the impact of your program, survey, interview, questionnaire, etc.). The research paper will be based on the analysis and interpretation between theory and community engagement program and you need to explain the problems faced by the local community where the program is conducted.


Insert your abstract text, maximum 250 words providing trial information under the following sections. First, background. Provide context or background for the study and state the study’s primary objective or hypothesis in 1–2 sentences, is it a theory review of community engagement or a description of community engagement that has been done. Also, mention and explained the theory that supports your research, especially the theory about community engagement, community services, and community development. Also, the author include hypotheses (if any) that explained the tentative result.  Second, methods. Describe the basic procedures used during the study, including the selection of study subjects and observational and analytical methods. Define the primary outcomes that were measured for each group of subjects about the implementation of community engagement. Third, results and discussion. Summarize the main findings, including specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible. Include (if relevant) the number of participants in each group, the primary outcome for each group, and any significant adverse events or side effects. Also, please explain the previous research and the relation between your theory and your result. Fourth, conclusion. In 1–2 sentences, state the principal conclusions, emphasizing new and important aspects of the study or observations in the aspect of community engagement


Authors must supply five alphabetized keywords or phrases that identify the most important concepts in their paper. Examples of keywords could include theoretical concepts, methods used, geographical areas, or common community development themes. Keywords are separated with semicolons (;).


A PERDIKAN manuscript should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords, (4) Introduction, (5) Methods, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion, (8) Acknowledgements if any, and (9) References.

1. Introduction

Introduction Section contains an explanation of why the issues need to be researched (research significance) and all supporting data or scientific evidence based on personal observations or the results of other researcher studies. The formulation of this research problem is always based on real conditions and objectively scientifically. Community engagement means the services to society, applying science and technology based on their field, increasing the capacity of society, and community empowerment. There is no theoretical background section in this manuscript. But, you must input your theoretical background in the Introduction section. The theoretical background contains previous theories as to the basis of research and the temporary hypothesis. The theory can be in the form of scientific articles, articles in journals, textbooks, or other sources of scientific writing. This theory will be used to provide the state of the art of your manuscript from research problems that have been proposed. In the context of community engagement, the theory that should be used primarily is the theory related to community engagement, community development, or community services. Other theories that are still needed to solve the problem of research to support theories that are delivered after the theory of community engagement is discussed.  After the theories are mentioned and discussed, you need to form a problem that shows why this manuscript is important, existing gaps, previous research, and you as an author must write the purpose of the manuscript. An example of the existing gaps and previous research statement is at the end of the Introduction section (after theories are mentioned and discussed): “........ (short summary of background)....... A previous researcher is explained on ....... This research is limited on ........ Indeed, this research intends to ................. The purpose of this research that related about community engagement is .........”.

2. Methods

Methods are the means used by the author to answer the existing research problem. The method must be clear with the location and time of the research, the population and sample of the research, the research variables, and the research data. The method of your manuscript also mentions the detail of your community engagement program.

3. Result and Discussion

Results and discussion contain results obtained by the author during the research. The results of the research are submitted in advance as a whole, which continues by doing the process of discussion. The discussion is presented systematically from general, then leads to the specific. Presentation of the research can be done with the help of tables, drawings/graphs, maps/plans, and schemes.

Results and discussion of your manuscript are also interconnected with your theory that was used, including the novelty of your manuscript about community engagement. Also, your manuscript is based on the result of your community engagement program and what is the implication of this community engagement program to the community. The minimum of your explanation in this chapter is range from 40% to 50% of your manuscript.

3.1. Structure

Files must be in MS Word only and should be formatted for direct printing. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately. Please make sure that you use as many as possible normal fonts in your documents. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the ‘spellchecker’ function of MS Word. Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (including figures and tables), Acknowledgements, and References. Bulleted lists must not include for manuscript submission.

3.2. Tables

All tables for submitting manuscripts should be numbered with Arabic numerals and these tables can be edited and not as images. Every table should have a caption. Headings should be placed above tables, centered. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. If the table gets on other sources, write the name of a source below the table, left-justified. Below is an example that the authors may find useful.

Your table on the manuscript as much as possible in one page, not continued into the next page. It is for the sake of ease for the Reader that reads your manuscript. Also, for mentioning your table, please mention your table with the number of your table. For example, “… the result of our research is mentioned on Table 4 …”. And please not mention your table with this example, “… the result of our research is mentioned on Table below …”.

3.3. Format of references

References must be listed at the end of the paper. Do not begin them on a new page unless this is necessary. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. Indicate references are filled by Last Name, Page, and Years, it is called Body Note or EndNote. Some examples of how your references should be listed are given at the end of this template in the ‘References’ section, which will allow you to assemble your reference list according to the correct format and font size.

3.4. Section headings

Section headings should be left-justified, bold, with the first letter capitalized and numbered consecutively, starting with the Introduction. Sub-section headings should be in capital and lower-case italic letters numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, and left-justified, with second and subsequent lines indented.

3.5. File naming and delivery

Please title your manuscript in this order ‘PERDIKANJournal_Title of Manuscript_DateOfSubmission’. Submit both the source file and the MS-DOC/MS-DOCX/PDF file to Submission Online Process.

3.6. Footnotes

Footnotes on this manuscript are forbidden to be added. If your manuscript still has a footnote on it, please correct your manuscript as soon as possible, and if you do not correct your manuscript, your manuscript will be rejected. 

3.7. Bullets and Numbering

For your manuscript, it is forbidden to use bullets and numbering, except for Section and Sub Section in Introduction, Methods, Result and Discussion, and Conclusions. All sentences should be typed in descriptive paragraph format

3.8. Figures

All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3,….). Every figure should have a caption. All photographs, schemas, graphs, and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. In MS word input the figures must be properly coded. Lettering and symbols should be clearly defined either in the caption or in a legend provided as part of the figure. Figures should be placed at the top or bottom of a page wherever possible, as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper.

The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration in 11 pt and centered. If the figures get on other sources, write the name of a source below the figures, left-justified. The figures on your manuscript must send separately from your manuscript with high resolution. Below is an example that the authors may find useful.

3.9. Equations

Equations and formulas in the manuscript should be typed in Math type and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right side of the page (if referred to explicitly in the text). They should also be separated from the surrounding text by one space.

3.10. Online license transfer

All authors are required to complete the exclusive license transfer agreement before the manuscript can be published on PERDIKAN. This document of agreement can be downloaded on the website, which they can do online. This transfer agreement protects the copyrighted material for the authors but does not relinquish the author's proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm, or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder, the permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.

4. Conclusions

The conclusion of your manuscript is defined what is the novelty of your manuscript to knowledge and to the fruitfulness of your community engagement program, the benefit for society or community, and contribution theoretic from your manuscript. This conclusion is a maximum of 2 paragraphs.


Acknowledgments on this manuscript at the end of the manuscript before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page or otherwise. List on this tab those individuals or companies that provided help during your research. The example of providing your research, e.g., providing language help, writing assistance, data collection, proofreading the article, etc.


References of your manuscript must be up to date (in the last of 5 to 10 years and a minimum of 20 references that 80% of the references is from journal) and your reference can be accessed by anyone. Format of the references for submitting a manuscript on this journal with the style of APA, which can be done in MS Word. The reference of your manuscript is organized alphabetically. Here are examples of references format with the style of APA. Please input your references using Zotero or Mendeley Application to facilitate you as an Author.  

Journal Article

Bhuvaneswari, K., Geethalakshmi, V., Lakshmanan, A., Srinivasan, R., & Sekhar, N. U. (2013). The impact of El Nino/ Southern Oscillation on hydrology and rice productivity in the Cauvery Basin, India: Application of the soil and water assessment tool. Weather and Climate Extremes, 2, 39-47.

Brennan, M. A. & Israel, G. D. (2008). The power of community. Community Development, 39(1). 82-97.


McKibbin, B. (2007). Deep economy: The wealth of communities and the durable future. New York: Times Book/Henry Hold and Co.

Chapter in an edited book

Pigg, K. E., & Bradshaw, T. K., (2003). Catalytic community development: A theory of practice for changing rural society. In D. L. Brown & L. E. Swanson (Eds.), Challenges for rural America in the twenty-first century (pp. 385-396). University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Internet source

U.S. Cencus Bureau. (2000). State and Country QuickFacts. Washington, D.C.: United States Bureau of the Cencus. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from

Proofs and Copyright

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