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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 being reviewed by another journal for consideration unless an explanation has been provided in the Comments section to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed on the separated pages.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Manasa. Please read the complete Submission Guidelines carefully prior to submission.

  1. Manuscripts can be submitted in Bahasa Indonesia or English to the Editorial Manager.
  2. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter, Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure form, and other statements pertaining to ethical responsibilities (See Ethics & Disclosures for more details).
  3. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Authors will be required to set up an online account on the Open Journal System (OJS). Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author(s).
  4. The submission of the manuscript implies a commitment to publish on Manasa. Authors who submit manuscripts to Manasa may not simultaneously submit them to other journals. Manuscripts may not be published elsewhere in any language except as a brief abstract in scientific meetings or symposiums. Authors in doubts about what constitutes an earlier publication should consult with the Editor.



For objectivity and transparency purpose in research, authors should disclose information that might be relevant to the Editors, reviewers, and readers of this journal.

The disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is mandatory information. Awareness of real or perceived conflicts of interest is a perspective to which the research community is entitled to know. Potential conflicts of interest such as financially or non-financially that directly or indirectly related to the work are relevant in all fields of science.

We require that all submissions include a signed Conflict of Interest Disclosure form. Please refer to the Author Guidelines and download the required Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure form. Once it is signed, please upload the signed form in OJS Manasa website.


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Registering with OJS Manasa

Unregistered OJS visitors can usually register as Readers, Authors, and/or Reviewer. Should be any issue of unable to self-register caused by the system failure, a notification will appear stating that the registration has been closed. Please note that Journal Managers can still register users at any time and in any role of their preference (readers, authors, and/or reviewers).

To register with the journal, click the Register link on OJS Manasa website. This will open the Registration Form for you to complete with all the required information.

Submitting an Article

To submit your article, please click on the New Submission button on OJS Manasa website. There are 6 steps of submission process that need to be completed for your submission. Please read and follow the instructions thoroughly.

Types of Manuscripts

Manasa publishes manuscript material in three categories: (1) original/regular manuscripts; (2) brief reports; and (3) empirical review. Summary details of each category are as follows:

  1. Original/Regular Manuscripts
    Original/regular manuscript includes innovative quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods empirical research, or theory. Mixed methods articles report original empirical research that summarizes and integrates quantitative and qualitative findings in the same manuscript and may include a single methods section or separate sections depending on the author’s assessment of the best way to present the research. As required, the manuscript should be 15-35 pages (minimum of 3000 words), times new romans 12pt with double spaced, INCLUSIVE title page, references, tables and figures.
  1. Brief Reports
    Accepted Brief Reports should be no more than 10 double-spaced pages, INCLUSIVE of title page, references, tables and figures.
  1. Empirical Review
    The journal welcomes reviews of empirical research and meta-analyses on topics relevant to community research and action. A wide range of empirical reviews may be appropriate, including reviews of quantitative or qualitative research, policy research, and community-based participatory research. Manuscripts should be 20-40 double−spaced pages, INCLUSIVE of references, tables and figures.

Manuscript Style

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition) should be used as the style guide for the preparation of manuscripts, particularly with respect to reporting research results, citing references, and reducing language bias.

The text should describe the background characteristics of participants; this may include information concerning participants’ gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic status.

Academic or professional affiliations of all authors and the full mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the author who will correspond with the Editorial Office and review proofs is required by Editorial Manager. In order to allow for blind review, authors should avoid including information that may identify the authors in the body of their manuscript.

The author(s) should adhere to these requirements:

  • All manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced using 12-point “Times New Roman” font.
  • The length for each type of submitted manuscript is noted above under “Types of Manuscripts”.
  • Authors should identify how informed consent was obtained.
  • An abstract of up to 200 words should be included along with up to 5 key words listed directly below the abstract.
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate page and have a descriptive title at the top.
  • Figures or illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) should be numbered consecutively and referred to by number in the text. Photographs should be high-contrast and drawings should be sharp and clear. Each figure should be submitted on a separate page and have a caption below the figure.

Responding to a Review

Once the review process has completed, you will be notified via email by the editor of their decision.

After receiving the email, login to your dashboard.

 Resubmitting for Review

If the editor’s decision is to resubmit for review, you will need to log in and select the article in your submissions page. The author(s) should not start a new submission for this purpose, as the resubmission should be done on this particular menu.

At the review stage you will need to do two things to resubmit once you have revised your document:

  1. Upload the new file in the revisions section. To upload a new file, click on ‘Upload file.’ A new window will open allowing you to upload your file(s).
  2. Select the appropriate option from the dropdown menu to indicate you not submitting a revision of an existing file.

Add a discussion in the cover letter to notify the editor that you have re-submitted.

The peer review process will be repeated.  You may receive additional feedback for revisions to make. Once these are completed and accepted, you will move forward to the next stage.

Responding to a Copyediting Request

The next step in the workflow is to inspect your submission files that have been copyedited.

You will receive an email indicating that files are available. To see them, login to the journal and go to your dashboard.

Responding to a Proofreading Request

The next step in the workflow is to inspect your submission files that have been converted into PDF format.

You will receive an email indicating that files are available. To see them, login to OJS Manasa and go to your dashboard.


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