Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors


Devote : Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Global publishes Research Articles and Classroom Reports, each of which has different format of publication. Please, read carefully the manuscript template below.

Manuscript Template for Research Articles (RA)

Manuscript Template for Classroom Reports (CR)

General Guidelines 

    • When making new submission, select the category; Research Articles or Classroom Reports
    • The article must be typed in 1.13 spaced, TNR font with size 11 pts except for abstract and on A4 paper size
    • The article must include abstract in Bahasa and English, following by the keywords (3-5 words). Abstract and keywords are typed in 1 spaced and TNR 11 pts
    • Foreign and regional words which are not standardized in KBBI (Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia) should be written italic
    • Citation must be in form of in-text and bibliography are based on APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association)
    • References is typed in Times New Roman 11 pt.  

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Manuscript content should be organized in the following order: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Method; Findings and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; and References.

Paper Title

  • The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations. The title of the paper should be written in capital 12 pt bold Times New Roman and be centered.

Author’s Name(s) and Affiliation(s)

  • Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names.
  • Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university.
  • Author names should be in 12 pt Times New Roman bold.
  • Author affiliations should be in 11 pt Times New Roman.
  • Authors’ email addresses should be in 11 pt Times New Roman.

Abstract and Keywords

  • Abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in abstract. Consider it the advertisement of your article. Abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning, Abstract should be precise and honest. Please follow word limitations (100-250 words).
  • On the abstract, explicitly include the introduction, objective of the papers, method, findings, and conclusion.


In introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


Method should make readers be able to reproduce the experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Do not repeat the details of established methods.

Results and Discussion

  • Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.
  • The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. In discussion, it is the most important section of your article. Here you get the chance to sell your data. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, but do not reiterate the results. Often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental results). The following components should be covered in discussion: How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the Introduction section (what)? Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or findings presented (why)? Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)? Or are there any differences?


Conclusion should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal. Do not repeat the Abstract, or just list experimental results. Provide a clear scientific justification for your work, and indicate possible applications and extensions. You should also suggest future experiments and/or point out those that are underway.

Acknowledgement (optional)

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials.


  • Every source cited in the body of the article should appear in the reference, and all sources appearing in the reference should be cited in the body of the article.
  • There is no minimum requirement or limitation for the references in each article, but it is expected that 80% of them are primary references such as journal articles, conference proceedings, and thesis/dissertation.
  • The references must be last 10 years, except for some references which coin theories or primary findings relating to the topics
  • Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self-citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors' name, volume, issue, year, DOI Number).
  • The authors are highly encouraged to use reference manager such as Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote, and others
  • The references apply APA 6th Edition (American Psychological Association). Further read about APA is available here


Angelova, N. (2014). Data Pruning (Master’s Thesis). Retrieved from http://www. resolver.caltech. edu/CaltechETD:etd-052820004-000943.

Babes in Cyberspace Era. (2012). In The New Encyclopedia Britannica, 2, pp. 673 – 674. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Benner, B. (2017). Executive Functioning and Aggression. American Psychologyst67(1), pp. 11 – 16. Retrieved from

Caprette, C.L. (2015). Conquering the Cold Shudder: The Origin and Evolution of Snake Eyes (Doctoral Dissertation). Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Douglass, F. (1845). Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by HimselfIn William Andrew (Ed.) (2014). Classics American Autobiographies (pp. 229 – 327). New York: Mentor.

Eugene, S. & Lane, D. (2004). Analyzing Casual Conversation. London: Cassell Book Limited.

Putranti, A. (2016). Maternity Care Policy in the United States (Undergraduate Thesis). Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta.

Sagarin, B., & West, T. (2011). Critically Evaluating Competing Theories. Teaching Language, (32)3, pp. 167 – 172. DOI:

Schneider, J., Whitehead, D., & Elliot, D. (2009). Nursing and Midwifery (2nd ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Seton, T. (2011, August 28). The Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou. Retrieved from http://www.baywood. com/ journey/.asp?0091-43.